1st Island Batik Ambassador Box of 2018

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All of the Island Batik Ambassadors have been going crazy waiting for their 1st Island Batik Ambassador Box of 2018 to get here.

2018 Ambassador Box1

We get to track our box and this year we found out the box weighed 22 pounds! That is a lot of goodies! We have been getting snow here in Iowa so I had Builder Bob on watch for my box and he brought it into my quilt studio as soon as it got here.  I couldn’t wait to open it!

Island Batik Ambassador box of goodies

Take a peek at what was in the Island Batik Ambassador box.  Lots of batiks, a beautiful rayon scarf, rayon fabric, my favorite Aurifil thread, and 2 different packages of quilt batting! There was also a surprise bundle that we can’t share just yet. Yes….I took a peek right away!

First Island Batik Ambassador box March 2014

I am an ambassador for Island Batik, the products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik.

Keep reading and I’ll share closeups of all the goodies in the Island Batik 2018 Ambassador box.

It is hard to believe that I received my first Island Batik Ambassador box in March 2014!

Island Batik Ambassador

I was part of the first group and I believe there were 15 of us. In 2018 there are 45 Island Batik Ambassadors!

This is my 8th box as an ambassador and the boxes just keep getting better and better!

Okay, let’s back to looking a little closer at what is in the box! Beautiful bright colors are perfect for spring! This is the Island Batik Paisley Dot Brights strip pack and 2 coordinating fabrics.

Island Batik Paisley Dots Batik Strips

Another collection that makes me think of summer! This is a fat eighth bundle of Southern Blooms and coordinating fabrics. I can’t wait to open this bundle!

Island Batik Southern Blooms Fat Eighths batiks

This fat quarter bundle will be used for my Galentine’s Day project. You know I love making mug rugs! I’d better get to work on this project right away!


This is a perfect bundle of basic batiks that I’ll be able to use in a couple of projects! 
Neutrals……a quilter can never have enough of them!


3 yards of Vanilla batik will really come in handy. There was also a 2-yard piece of rayon that I’ll be able to make a blouse with. I also received a beautiful blue rayon scarf that I’ll have to model for you.


Thread….there is nothing better than Aurifil! I received a large cone of white Aurifil thread and 6 other smaller spools.

All of the ambassadors received the large cone of white but we all got different colors of the smaller Aurifil spools. I think I figured out how Island Batik decided which colors to send each ambassador….my colors match my secret bundle!

Aurifil Threads in Island Batik Ambassador box

I also received one package of 5″ strips of assorted batiks, there are 2.8 yards in it!


Last but not least, I received batting! I usually buy Hobbs 80/20 batting so I can’t wait to try their Premium Cotton Batting. We also received a Hobbs queen size ultra-thin Thermore batting. I have heard very good things about this batting and it will be fun to use it.

Thermore and Hobbs Batting

I want to thank Island Batik for sending me all of these goodies. I’ll be sharing projects, quilts, and tutorials each month as an Island Batik ambassador.

2018 Island Batik Ambassador box of fabrics thread and batting to be used for projects this year

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  1. Paisley dot and southern blooms are two terrific collections. It is fun to see your stash, now “away we go…”.

  2. Your box is going to be sooooo much fun! I can’t believe this is just for the first half of the year! I’m curious to go back and look at everyone’s thread colours now. 🙂 My box is still in Sydney. sigh.

  3. Love seeing your projects!!

  4. So much beautiful color in one post! I can’t wait to see all the goodies you create using those Connie. And I wanna know what’s in the surprise package.

  5. Being an Island Batik Ambassador and receiving your box of treasures is better than Christmas! I shall ok forward to your wonderful creations. XO

  6. Wowsers! You are going to have a blast with all of those goodies.

  7. Lucky girl!!! So many nice things in that box. Can’t wait to see all that you make with it. You are so blessed!!! Enjoy

  8. Tonya Reichard says:

    I wanted to say I love the dots and blooms fabrics but kept reading and WOW!, I love it all.

  9. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    Fabulous box!! I can see why you were so excited to receive it!! Challenge for you…use some of that beautiful Fire Opal rayon in a quilt (wall hanging would probably be best!). I would love to see how you would use this non-traditional fabric!!!

  10. All I can say is YUMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Can’t wait to see a blouse made with that gorgeous citrus colored fabric.

  11. Just lovely and they are so lucky to have your talents showcasing their products. Thanks for showing…why is it we love to veiw fabrics so much.

  12. You make an amazing ambassador for them with all your beautiful batik projects. That box of goodies is awesome!

  13. Quilting Tangent says:

    Looking forward toseeing all the future projects with this wonderful fabric.

  14. Pat Evans. says:

    Can’t wait to see what you create with this delicious cache of goodies. It must be better than Christmas when you open your box.

  15. awesome goodies! I can’t wait to try that batting too! never tried hobbs. look forward to all the other goodies too and what everyone makes!

  16. Lots of fun things, but the paisley dots are the BEST.

  17. Wow! So gorgeous. I can’t wait to see what you do with the orange rayon 🙂

  18. The Paisley dots are so fun. That is what I just used in my Regatta quilt. And they sent me some more in my fat eighth bundle. Oh what a grand box of goodies we received. So much fun ahead!!

  19. Diannia McDonald says:

    Love seeing what you get in the mail. All I get are bills and junk mail ☹️

  20. Oh SEW beautiful! Thanks for sharing a look at your goodies! Can’t wait to see the surprise!!

  21. Karen Neary says:

    Oooh, I love everything in that box!!!!!!