Thursday, January 21, 2021

Jan 2021 Island Batik boxes

Today is the day I can finally show you what came in the first Island Batik Boxes for the 2021 Island Batik Ambassador program.  Island Batik and the sponsors Hobbs Batting and Aurifil Thread, Accuquilt Go! and Schmetz Needles all supply the Ambassadors with product to make projects for the year.  

The boxes came a few days after Christmas- it was like Christmas all over again!

Below is a video of what was in the boxes.  Be sure to look at the photos that are listed after the video to get a better view of things.

Island Batik sent such lovely fabrics to work with -

The collection called Farm Fresh by Kathy Engle in a 10" stack package, along with a light and a dark coordinating fabric.  This is a Winter collection that will be in shops in May.

Solids in white, gray and black.  Yardage in a neutral called Milk Shake (don't you just love their names!)

Stash builder roll bundles.  This time a more neutral package and a red and black blend.

Painted Blossom Collection designed by Kathy Engle for Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs along with yardage in a light and dark print.  This is a Fall collection in stores in February and will be used in my February project.

Vincent's Garden collection designed by Kathy Engle for Karen Overton of the Quilt Rambler in a 2 1/2" strip package and a light and dark print in yardage. This is a Fall 2020 collection and in stores this February.

They always send a great selection Foundation fabrics -some of their Basics and Blenders.  These are a rainbow of colors.  The Foundation/Blender/Solid fabrics are always available so you never run out of them for a project!

Island Batik has a lovely collection of Rayon fabrics.  The one they sent me has dragonflies on it.

And here is the Surprise Bundle!  This fabric is not out yet- so I can't show it to you now.  They also sent a light and dark coordinating print to go with it that I can't show.  I'll be making something from these fabrics in a blog later this year- stay tuned!

Schmetz Needles sent a package to each Ambassador with 3 packages of Professional Grade Chrome Needles for Quilting and Microtex needles in two sizes

Aurifil Threads sent several spools of thread in colors that will go well with the fabrics.  These came in two different weights and one spool was a green variegated that will be interesting to try out.

Hobbs Batting sent a wonderful selection of battings:  Poly Down, Heirloom 80/20 Black, Heirloom Natural Cotton, and Premium Cotton.

Sponsor Accuquilt Go! sent the Snail's Trail Die along with cutting mats to use with it.

It looks like a fun year with all these goodies to work with!
2021 is looking good already!


  1. Great video, Connie!!! Love all the fabrics that you received! (but then, who can't love Island Batik collections and fabrics?) I look forward to seeing what you make with it!

  2. Well done Connie! Love it all!

  3. Great video. What did you use to record this?

  4. Nice fabrics! Can't wait to see what you do with it all!

  5. Great job! How did you have the next bundle ready, it looked like a conveyor belt was next to you, because it just was ready for you to bring to the camera. So fun.

  6. Connie, your video was so professional. Where is the camera situated and where are you sitting/standing? Wish you had shown the outtakes. I got the same die :-)

  7. Hello Connie! Your video was lovely. All the fabrics were so vibrant and beautiful. I enjoyed watching.