I was thrilled to get the notification that I was selected as a 2021 Island Batik Ambassador. My boxes showed up on Christmas Eve – what a great gift! In this unboxing video, I preview all the goodies from Island Batik, Hobbs batting, Aurifil thread, Schmetz needles and Accuquilt.
Quilting Goodies for 2021
Island Batik gives all the ambassadors a fantastic selection of fabrics to work with for the monthly challenges. I was supplied with the following basic fabrics… meaning they are part of the Foundations and Blenders collections which are always available:
Solids in black, grey and white, a lovely neutral called Rice, an assortment of blues and coordinates
Stashbuilder packs of 5-inch strips (I used the browns in my January placemat challenge shown here) and a surprise bundle!
Some precuts from upcoming debuts…
Half yard bundle of Starry Nights – designed by Kathy Engle, Fall 2020
shipping in February 2021
2-1/2″ strips of Glacier Bay – designed by Kathy Engle, Winter 2020
shipping in May 2021
10″ squares of Mystery – designed by Claudia Pfeil of Claudia Pfeil Designs,
shipping in February 2021
Island Batik partners with other companies to support the Ambassadors. We received needles from Schmetz, thread from Aurifil, and batting from Hobbs. Talk about generous – these supplies will be put to good use this year.
And I was beyond excited to get an Accuquilt Go! system. Stay tuned for all the fun things I will be sharing this year!
Phew, that was alot of quilt-y goodness. My brain is spinning as I plan the quilts I will be making to showcase these supplies as an Island Batik Ambassador 2021. Let’s go quilt…which collection are you most excited to see and work with? Let me know in the comments.
Be sure to visit the other 2021 Island Batik Ambassadors’ blogs – our fabric bundles are all different. I am so excited to see the upcoming projects. Our next event is the February blog hop, it is sure to inspire your next quilt…or two or three!
Megan at Best Quilter
Pamela at Pamela Quilts
Elizabeth at Epida Studio
Jennifer at Archipelago Quilting
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Preeti at Sew Preeti Quilts
Joanne at Unicorn Harts
Mania at Mania for Quilts
Jane at Stitch by Stitch
Connie at Kauffman Designs
Emily at The Darling Dogwood
Denise at For the Love of Geese
Leah at Quilted Delights
Maryellen at Mary Mack Made Mine
Claudia at Create with Claudia
Gail at Quilt Haven Threads
Brianna at Sew Cute and Quirky
Michelle at Creative Blonde
Jennifer of Curlicue Creations
Suzy of Webster Quilt
Janet of Whispers of Yore