The Quiltmaker’s Butterfly Forest

Congrats to Felicia Brenoe of Felicia’s World on the release of her newest book, The Quiltmaker’s Butterfly Forest!

We’re one of the last stops on the blog hop celebrating the release of the book. If you’re just now joining us, you can find the full hop schedule below. You won’t want to miss any of the posts – there are some great giveaways happening!

This colorful book is full of inspired projects, all featuring Felicia’s fanciful butterflies. Tiputini, the cover quilt and first project you’ll find in the book, is an applique quilt that features butterflies (of course!) floating among floral wreaths. The checkerboard sashing helps to make each block pop! It’s a quilt you can get lost in for ages! It’s all made in, you guessed it, Island Batik fabrics! 😉

Tiputini is just one of many butterfly themed projects you’ll find in this book. There are even a couple of smaller projects, too – placemats and a pillow – to get you started. 🙂

Need something more to help your butterfly projects take flight? We’re giving away one copy of The Quiltmaker’s Butterfly Forest (thanks, C&T Publishing!) and two butterfly wreath kits, each containing fusible laser cut applique shapes for one of the Tiputini blocks!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Enter to win via the Rafflecopter widget at the end of the post. You have two ways to enter! A winner will be chosen Monday, February 27 and notified via email. Non-US winners will receive e-books instead of printed copies.

Can’t wait to see if you’ve won your own copy of the book? Ask your local quilt shop to bring in one for you, or purchase one on the C&T website.

The Quiltmaker’s Butterfly Forest Blog Tour Schedule
Friday February 10th – C&T Publishing
Monday February 13th – Generation Q Magazine
Tuesday February 14th – Michael Miller Fabrics
Wednesday February 15th – Butterfly Threads Quilting
Thursday February 16th – Janome
Friday February 17th – Live Originally
Sunday February 19th – Island Batik (You’re here!)
Monday February 20th – Pat Sloan
Tuesday February 21st – Felicia’s World

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Congrats, Felicia, on another fabulous book!


Island Batik + Aurifil Week – Dotalicious

This week we’re excited to highlight our newest fabric collections with coordinating Aurifil thread collections! Each thread collection has been curated by the collection designer, the threads picked to complement the fabrics and the designer projects made with them perfectly.


Claudia Pfeil worked her magic with this Signature Collection by Kathy Engle curated just for her! The impressive, colorful fabric collection has an equally spectacular coordinating Aurifil thread collection, made up of 48 50wt spools in a handy carrying case. Claudia used both fabric and thread to create her two newest designs, Satellite and Woven Connection, and fabulous new handbags. Pure color eye candy!

Check out AuriBUZZ, the Aurifil Blog for more information, eye candy, and a giveaway!


Island Batik + Aurifil Week – Glowing Embers

This week we’re excited to highlight our newest fabric collections with coordinating Aurifil thread collections! Each thread collection has been curated by the collection designer, the threads picked to complement the fabrics and the designer projects made with them perfectly.


Today we’re featuring the Glowing Embers fabric and thread collections!

Selected by the Signature Collection designers, Audrey Good and Cheri Maniz of Cheri Good Quilt Design, the 50 wt collection highlights the warm, rich colors in the coordinating Glowing Embers fabric collection. The ladies have created a number of projects from both collections that speak to their classic-with-a-twist signature style. See these designer projects here on our blog!

Check out AuriBUZZ, the Aurifil blog, for more details!

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Island Batik + Aurifil Week – Coastal Mist

This week we’re excited to highlight our newest fabric collections with coordinating Aurifil thread collections! Each thread collection has been curated by the collection designer, the threads picked to complement the fabrics and the designer projects made with them perfectly.


Today we’re featuring the Coastal Mist fabric and thread collections! Selected by the Signature Collection designer, Tamarinis, the 50 wt threads add sparkle to the Boho Bliss Block of the Month which features both pieced and applique bohemian inspired blocks in jewel tones.

The companion collection of Aurifloss is also available for hand stitching and embellishments.

Check out AuriBUZZ, the Aurifil blog, for more details! And be sure to follow along on the Coastal Mist Blog Hop (check out the Tamarinis blog for more details) beginning January 23rd to see more gorgeous projects made from this fabric collection!


Glowing Embers


Let’s gather ’round and cozy up to this Signature Collection by Kathy Engle for Cheri Good Quilt Design! Glowing Embers features hot oranges and yellows, with sparks of purple and green.


Audrey and Cheri of Cheri Good Quilt Design lit up this collection with new projects in their classic-with-a-twist style. Snuggle up with these great designs!

Mad for Plaid
Mad for Plaid

Breaking Away
Breaking Away

Diamond Point
Diamond Point

Braided Bed Runner (Bonus Accent Pillow!)
Braided Bed Runner

Bonus Accent Pillow

The designers curated a rich Aurifil 50wt designer thread collection to complement the Glowing Embers fabrics!

Glowing Embers Aurifil Thread Collection


New Beginnings Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Beginnings Blog Hop with the Island Batik Ambassadors! This group of quilters has put together gorgeous projects to showcase our newest fabrics (released at Fall Market in Houston, TX) for your viewing pleasure!

New Beginnings Blog Hop

Join us throughout January as our Ambassadors share their projects and host giveaways! Find the schedule below, and don’t miss the Island Batik giveaway of two batik bundles – enter via the Rafflecopter widget under the schedule! Winners will be selected at the end of the hop.

Friday, January 6 – Hop Introduction!
Island Batik (you’re here)!

Monday, January 9 – Coastal Mist
Stone Cottage Quilts

Tuesday, January 10 – Dotalicious
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Inchworm Fabrics

Wednesday, January 11 – Drizzle
Webster Quilt

Thursday, January 12 – Fifi and Fido + Happy Hounds
Mary Mack Made Mine
Quilting Affection

Friday, January 13 – Fresh Catch
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb

Monday, January 16 – Glowing Embers
Purrfect Spots Designs

Tuesday, January 17 – Lake Life
Freemotion by the River

Wednesday, January 18 – River’s Edge
Ark Angle Creations
Jennifer Sewing

Friday, January 20 – Blushing Blooms
Desert Bloom Quilting

Monday, January 23 – Gone Fishin’
Maria Michaels Designs

Wednesday, January 25 – Surf and Sand
The Patchwork Pearl

Thursday, January 26 – Twilight Blush
KISSed Quilts

Friday, January 27 – Happy Harvest
For Quilts Sake

Monday, January 30 – Jolly Holly
Kauffman Designs

Tuesday, January 31 – Frost
MooseStash Quilting

Wednesday, February 1 – Merry and Bright
Patchwork Breeze
Sally’s Quilting Corner

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Fresh Catch + Giveaway

We’re kicking the year off with the freshest of fabric collections – Fresh Catch! This new Signature Collection by Kathy Engle for Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works is bright and bold with oranges and greens that make a statement! The collection features fun fish, underwater plants, and lots of swirls and dots.


Fresh Catch Fabric Collection

Jackie has brought the collection to life in fabulous new designer patterns that were front and center at the International Quilt Market in October. Here’s a look at Jackie’s new designs!

A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Wood


Fractal (A Fat Quarter Friendly Project!)

Link ’em Up
Link 'em up


Spinning Wheels
Spinning Wheels

This collection isn’t complete without it’s Aurifil 50wt coordinating thread collection with the same name!


Do you EQ? The January 2017 Fabric of the Month is Fresh Catch! Hop over to the EQ website to grab the download.


But wait, there is more (of course)! A GIVEAWAY! And not just any ole’ giveaway – we’re giving away TWO prize bundles, each with a Fat Quarter Pack of Fresh Catch fabrics and two patterns from Jackie, A Walk in the Woods and Spinning Wheels, both designed in EQ! And these are all on top of the freebie Fabric of the Month Download from EQ, which is available to everyone. Enter to with the Fresh Catch Prize bundles below!

A Walk in the Woods - Cover Spinning Wheels - Cover

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2017 Ambassador Applications


$300 Prize Package GIVEAWAY!

We love a good giveaway! We also love getting feedback from quilters. So we’ve joined forces with Aurifil and we’re posting a survey and giving away TWO fabulous prize packages (worth $300 each) to two winners! To enter, simply fill out the questions below. Winners will be chosen on Wednesday, December 21, 2016!



Fall 2016 Quilt Market Review

It’s hard to believe that yet another Market has come and gone. Time sure does fly when you’re having FUN! We had a blast catching up with our customers – thank you to everyone who attended our Schoolhouse sessions or stopped by our booth! 

Our designers rocked their Schoolhouse sessions – we’re talking standing room only! Nan Baker of Purrfect Spots Designs and the person leading the TQPM Small Kennel Quilt team joined Elizabeth of Island Batik, Erin of Aurifil, and other program sponsors to talk about the Piece for Shelter Pets initiative. Leah Day spoke on how quilt shops can teach Free Motion Quilting to their customers in one session, and gave another talk on publishing a book in the quilting industry with Christa Watson and Stephanie Palmer.


Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis held two great sessions, one about her Boho Bliss BOM and getting the most out of the program and another on how to cater to the beginner quilter. Jackie Kunkel’s Schoolhouse session focused on her Fresh Catch Signature Collection fabrics, new designer patterns, and coordinating Aurifil thread collection.

Didn’t make it to Market? You can still [virtually] visit our booth! Check out this booth tour from our industry partner, Aurifil. Elizabeth will walk you though each new Island Batik collection and a number of our new designer projects.

We loved giving lots of goodies away to those that entered and won during our #islandbatikmarket promo. Here are a few of our winners with their fabric bundles!

Hashtag Winners

We’re already gearing up for Spring Quilt Market in St. Louis, Missouri – will we see you there?