Saturday, January 22, 2022

Jan 2022 Island Batik Boxes

 A new year as an Island Batik Ambassador brings great surprises in big boxes delivered right to my door!  This time they came in mid Dec. late at night.  I left the light on for the delivery lady!

Each year the Ambassador program is full of different challenges and new fabrics and supplies to work with.  Watch the video and pictures  below to see what I will work with the first half of this year.

I made a mistake at the beginning of my video and said the boxes were for the year 2021!  Oops- some of the collections are 2021, but the products sent in the boxes are for me to work with in the first half of the year 2022.

Here are some still photos of what was in the boxes:

A fat quarter bundle of Gradations called Ravishing Reds.  A beautiful collection of 20 fat quarters in differing shades of red.  Yardage of these fabrics are available now.  Island Batik carries 10 different Gradation collections in other colors.  Check out the other Ambassadors to see the other color collections.

Fat quarter bundle of the collection called Contempo by Kathy Engle for Kate Colleran Designs, along with yardage in  light and dark.  I just love these bright fabrics!  I'll be making something with these fabrics for the February Blog Hop.

A wonderful bundle of several fabrics from the Batik Foundations.  The Island Batik Foundation fabrics are always available.

Aurifil is one of the Sponsors in the Island Batik Ambassador program, and they sent a box of three threads.  We'll be having a challenge using Aurifil threads in March.
There were two bundles of the Stash builder rolls.  Each roll has 4 fabrics that are 5" by width of fabric.  These rolls are a great way to add variety to your fabric stash.

We're always given a generous supply of Island Batik fabrics in white, black and gray.  These are wonderful to have on hand.  Also yardage in a Neutral.  This one is called Whipped Cream.  The photo doesn't do it justice.

A 10" precut bundle of the collection called Wondrous by Jerry Kiev.  These are really lovely.  They also sent additional yardage in light and dark colors.

The surprise bundle was wrapped in paper that was shredded, so I can't show you the package- or the fabrics!  The fabrics are a Winter 2021 collection that is not in the stores yet.  You can see what they are and what I make with them in the  May Blog Hop.

Hobbs Batting is another sponsor and they once again sent a great supply of battings:
80/20 Bleached Cotton- Queen Size
Premium Poly - Queen Size
Premium Cotton - Queen Size
Premium Wool Queen Size
Fusible Batting Strips
It's wonderful to be able to try the wide variety of battings that Hobbs carries.

It is so inspiring to see all these fabrics and supplies we are sent to use with the Ambassador program.  I hope you stay tuned to see what everyone creates this year!

Check out the listing of the 2022 Ambassadors and their unboxing videos listed below.  


Brenda Alburl @ Songbird Designs
Megan Best @ Best Quilter
Jennifer Fulton @ Inquiring Quilter


Preeti Harris @ Sew Preeti Quilts
Jane Hauprich @ Stitch by Stitch Custom Quilting
Reed Johnson @ Blue Bear Quilts


Connie Kauffman @ Kauffman Designs
Emily Leachman @ Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney @ For the Love of Geese


Leah Malasky @ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe @ Mary Mack Made Mine
Lisa Pickering @ Lisa’s Quilting Passion


Claudia Porter @ Create with Claudia
Gail Renna @ Quilt Haven Threads
Brianna Roberts @ Sew Cute and Quirky


Andi Stanfield @ True Blue Quilts
Sandra Starley @ Textle Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas @ Curlicue Creations


Pamela Boatright @ PamelaQuilts
Suzy Webster @ Webster Quilt
Elizabeth DeCroos @ Epida Studio


Mania Hatziioannidi @ Mania for Quilts
Anorina Morris @ Samelia’s Mum
Michelle Roberts @ Creative Blonde


Gail Sheppard @ Quilting Gail


  1. Love how bright and beautiful Comtempo is! And Wonderous is simply gorgeous. Loved your video. Gotta try that top down view sometime.

  2. Your fabrics are gorgeous, Connie!! Looking forward to seeing your creations this year!

  3. The gradations are gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you create.