Friday, December 3, 2021
Monday, November 15, 2021
My quilt Mardi Gras Trail is in the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Quiltmaker magazine
The magazine will be on newsstands 11/30 but digital copies are available now at: https://www.quiltingdaily.com/product/quiltmaker-january-february-2022-digital-edition/
Or the pattern at: https://www.quiltingdaily.com/product/mardi-gras-trail-pattern-download/
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Storm at Sea 44" x 52 1/2"
Each Ambassador was given a bundle of a new Summer collection. This bundle came wrapped in our last Ambassador box because we couldn't show the fabrics yet, but they will soon be in your shops so you can start looking for them now!
The collection I received is called Passion Petals. It was designed by Kathy Engels for Carol Moellers of Carol Moellers Designs.
Monday, November 1, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The Island Batik Ambassadors have come up with some fantastic projects this month highlighting different endangered species using Aurifil threads. Be sure and check out their projects
Pamela Boatright – PamelaQuilts
Elizabeth DeCroos – Epida Studio
Jennifer Eubank – Archipelago Quilting
Jennifer Fulton – The Inquiring Quilter
Preeti Harris – Sew Preeti Quilts
Joanne Hart – Unicornharts
Mania Hatziioannidi – Mania for Quilts
Jane Hauprich – Stitch by Stitch Custom Quilting
Connie Kauffman – Kaufmann Designs
Emily Leachman – The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney – For the Love of Geese
Leah Malasky – Quilted Delights
Sally Manke – Sally Manke Fiber Artist
Maryellen McAuliffe – Mary Mack Made Mine
Claudia Porter – Create with Claudia
Gail Renna – Quilt Haven Threads
Brianna Roberts – Sew Cute and Quirky
Michelle Roberts – Creative Blonde
Gail Sheppard – Quilting Gail
Jennifer Thomas – Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster – Websterquilt
Janet Yamamoto – Whispers of Yore
Thursday, October 7, 2021
African Penguin 20" x 20"
Designed and made by Connie Kauffman
This October Island Batik Ambassador's Challenge was an interesting one. Aurifil is one of the sponsors for the Island Batik Ambassadors and this month they headed up the challenge. Aurifil is collaborating with Earth League International and has bundled their Color Builder thread packs to coordinate with 12 different endangered species. Each Color Builder box contains three large 40 wt spools of thread that coordinate in color with the animal it is representing.
The twelve animals they are presenting are: Siberian Tiger, Red Panda, Sea Turtle, Iberian Lynx, Pink Land Iquana, Whale Shark, Smatran Tiger, Blue-Throated Macaw, Wild African Dog, Cross River Gorilla, Pangolin and African Penguin. Go to Aurifil Threads to see some lovely photos of the animals and the colors of threads in the collection.
The Color Builder box I received was for the African Penguin and contained white, gray and black spools for me to work with.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
I just received these beautiful fabrics from Island Batik. The precuts were supposed to be in the last Island Batik Ambassador box, but had been delayed due to shipping problems.
The fabrics are just fantastic. The 10 inch stack fabrics are from the collection Calm Lagoon with coordinating fabrics French Blue and Sea Glass from their Foundations collections.
The 2 1/2" strip pack is from the collection Free to Fly with coordinating fabrics Bluegrass and Seedling from their Foundations collection.
Be sure and look for these and other great Island Batik fabrics at your local shops or online.