2019 Island Batik Brand Ambassadors

We are so excited to announce the Island Batik Brand Ambassadors and Industry Partners for 2019!


Before we meet the new Ambassadors, we want to thank all of the 2018 Ambassadors for an incredible year of meeting the monthly challenges for a different project each month. They not only met those challenges, but created works of art that will not soon be forgotten.

The Island Batik Brand Ambassador Program is starting its 4th year! When the call went out for 2019 Ambassadors, we were overwhelmed with all of the wonderful applications we received. It was not easy to keep it to 50! After making the final list and checking it twice, we had our group!

Say hello to our 2019 Island Batik Brand Ambassadors! This group of 50 talented creatives will bring you inspiration, tutorials, and humor. They are a great community that also offer Block of the Month programs, new patterns and service projects for you!From left to right:

Alison Vermilya ~ Little Bunny Quilts
Anita Skjellanger ~ Quilt in a not-Shell
Anja Clyke ~ Anja Quilts
Anne Wiens~ Sweetgrass Creative Designs
Barb Gaddy ~ Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Bea Lea ~ BeaQuilter
Becca Fenstermaker ~Pretty Piney
Bill Locke ~ Studio Bill Locke
Carla Henton ~ Creatin’ the Sticks

Carol Moellers ~ Carol Moellers Designs
Carolina Asmussen ~Carolina Asmussen
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Connie Kreskin- Campbell ~ Freemotion by the River
Denise Looney ~ For the Love of Geese
Dione Gardner-Stephen ~ Clever Chameleon

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Gene Black ~ Gene Black

Geraldine Wilkins ~ Living Water Quilter
Jackie O’Brien ~ If These Threads Could Talk
Janet Yamamoto ~ Whispers of Yore

Jen Strauser ~ Dizzy Quilter
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations

Joan Kawano ~ Moosestash Quilting
Joanne Hart ~ Unicornhearts
Karen Neary ~ Sew Karen-ly Created

Kathleen McCormick ~ Kathleen McMusing
Kim Lapacek ~ Persimon Dreams
Laura Piland ~ Slice of Pi Quilts

Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Leanne Parsons ~ Devoted Quilter
Lisa Nielsen ~ Lisa Lisa and the Quilt Jam

Lori Haase ~ Dakota City Quilter II
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for Quilts
MaryEllen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack’s Blog

Michelle Roberts~ Creative Blonde
Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts
Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke

Sarah Goer ~ Sarah Goer Quilts
Sherry Shish ~ Powered by Quilting
Stephanie Jacobson ~ Steph Jacobson Designs

Suzy Webster ~ Adventerous Applique and Quilting
Terri Vanden Bosch ~ Lizard Creek Quilts
Tina Dillard ~ Quilting Affection Designs
Tish Stimple~ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
Toby Lischko ~ Gateway Quilts & Stuff
Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts

Vicki Schlimmer ~ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

Not pictured:
Sandra Walker mmm! quilts

Each of our Brand Ambassadors receives two boxes a year filled with everything they need to meet all of the challenges and sometimes have some left over for other projects. Our team hand selects what each Ambassador receives in their boxes. We also have very generous industry partners that supply batting and thread. This year we have a new partner to bump the creativity factor up a notch!

Our partners this year are Aurifil, Hobbs Batting and AccuQuilt for partnering with us for this fun year! We appreciate them so very much!

Aurifil is the top choice for quilters! The 50wt thread provides strength to seams and melts into quilting with less lint to keep your sewing machine happier! Happy sewing machine means a happier quilter!


Hobbs Quilt Batting offers the best in batting from cotton to polyester; they have it all!


Accuquilt Ready Set GO! has everything quilters need to make cutting simpler! To see this collection, please watch the AccuQuilt Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System video.

The Ambassadors will be posting their unboxing images and videos, sharing what they received. Be sure to visit their blogs to see what is inside!

Did you miss the call to apply? The Island Ambassador call for submissions is open every year in November. Make sure to follow us on all of our social media to keep tuned in to our giveaways, special events, and new releases. There will be so much going on this year for you to get to know us better, have fun and win some of The Best from Bali for your stash!


Categories: Ambassadors, Inspiration, Island Batik Updates, Programs, Uncategorized

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  • Gene Black February 4, 2019, 12:07 pm

    I am so thrilled to be a part of this group of amazing quilters. A big thank you to Island Batik, Hobbs Batting, Aurifil, and Accuquilt for the delightful boxes of goodies.

  • Quilting Tangent February 4, 2019, 1:09 pm

    Wonderful seeing what everyone gets, looking forward to seeing all the projects. The dragonfly fabrics are so pretty.

  • Susan February 4, 2019, 10:59 pm

    It’s so nice to see so many of the bloggers I follow listed as ambassadors this year!

  • Jennifer Thomas February 5, 2019, 3:49 am

    Wow! How fun to see everyone’s smiling faces all together. I’m so thrilled and honored to be a part of this team again this year. I can’t wait to see what everyone creates. Thank you so much.

  • Susan Melgaard February 5, 2019, 7:15 am

    I’m finally hooked on Blogs. You girls did it. I love that you are including Accuquilt dies in some of your Blogs. Thank you so much.


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