Island Batik Ambassador Acceptance!

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I am happy and thrilled to announce that I will be an Island Batik Ambassador for the 4th year in a row!! All of you know how much I love batik fabrics and working with Island Batik is a dream come true!  Getting my Island Batik Ambassador acceptance had me doing the happy dance! Thank you Island Batik!

Each year I receive 2 boxes of beautiful fabrics and use them to create quilts and other projects all year long.Island Batik Ambassador

I will share my first project as an Island Batik Ambassador for 2018! I hoard my leftovers from projects and try to find small projects to use them. Mug rugs are something I never get tired of making! Size doesn’t matter……I have little ones and big ones, it just depends on my scraps
Island Batik Ambassador Mug Rug

I used the Cherry Berry collection for the Back to School blog hop and just love all the bright, beautiful fabrics!  I made a huge Scattered quilt in September and then made huge king size pillows in October for the Creative Borders project!

Island Batik Cherry Berry collection for quilting #cherryberry

Several of the batiks in the collection were used earlier for a couple small projects… fact I just finished one of them yesterday and I’ll share it soon.

I think the scraps from my Scattered quilt is what I have used. I remember sewing the small pieced into a long strip which has eventually evolved into a mug rug!
Batik Mug Rug

I keep mug rugs out in my living room on the tables and after putting away all of the Christmas mug rugs, I was inspired to make a couple new ones. It is freezing here in Iowa and the colors in this make me think of Spring!Island Batik mug rug in Cherry Berry

I had forgotten about this quilt! I made the Swirly quilt using the Cherry Berry collection in May for the Modern Batik Challenge.

Cherry Berry Island Batik collection quilt

I hope you will enjoy all of the new quilts and projects that I’ll share in 2018!

This month we will be doing our final blog hop for the 2017 Ambassadors.

The schedule is below and I can’t wait to share the beautiful quilt I have made with the #alpineicebatik collection!

Island Batik Four Seasons Blog Hop

Pssst….a little gecko told me that there will be giveways and tutorials!!Island Batik Gecko

Week 1 – Winter

Week of January 8

Week 2 – Spring

Week of January 15

Week 3 – Summer

Week of January 22

Week 4 – Fall

Week of January 29

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Island Batik Ambassador Connie Kresin Campbell

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  1. Diana Nelson says:

    Congratulations Connie – You are well deserved of being chosen for this honor. I have just discovered your blog recently and have become an avid fan with all of your wonderful postings and tutorials, patterns and infos on your vintage machines and least not forget your wonderful studio. I will look for the Island Batiks at my quilt stores as they look to be such colorful fabric. Also I am definitely going to try the log cabin pattern you posted today. Thanks again and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. Congratulations Connie! I too LOVE batiks and love seeing all of the projects you create.

  3. Of course you are IN again! here’s to our 4th year together!

  4. Just wanted to stop and again tell you congratulations for another year as their Ambassador! VERY cool.
    We’ll see how much of the blog hop I’ll be able to follow. We have 3 birthdays to celebrate between the 10th and 15th of Jan.

  5. Congratulations! I love batiks too! They are so beautiful!!

  6. Kaye Hlavaty says:

    Congratulations! Well deserved! It’s because of your inspiration that I have started my own batik collection and look for Island Batiks at every quilt shop I visit. When I find them I feel like I have found a friend!

  7. Pat Evans says:

    Looking forward to seeing what you cook up for us,in 2018. Glad you “got renewed” for year 4.

  8. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    I’m so glad you are an ambassador for Island Batik again – I love seeing what you create! I’m looking forward to the hops showing off all the beautiful fabrics!!

  9. Congratulations! Your batiks are one of the reasons I fell in love with batiks…..Happy day!

  10. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Connie; Congratulations! I always look forward to your posts. They are filled with enthusiasm and your love of designing, every aspect of putting a quilt together, of course the Batiks and your tutorials, plus so much more. Have a great time with the New Year and I look forward to the Blog Hop! Have a fantastic day!

  11. This was fantastic news to hear!!! After reading your blog about applying again, I just knew it would happen. You have such a talent and when you share it with all of us, it is so special. Will be looking forward to your new ideas and wonderful posts. God Bless You.

  12. That is wonderful news Connie. Your work totally represents the versatility of the fabric and highlights your talent. Looking forward to seeing all your new ideas. Happy New Year!

  13. Lori Smanski says:

    Congratulations. I know we will see some more gorgeous things from you again this year.
    Happy New Year

  14. Congratulations. I enjoy following your blog.

  15. Congratulations Connie, fabulous news! I’m so glad that 2018 has started well for you, I love all your batik creations and look forward to another year of your Island Batik creativity.

  16. I’m thrilled for you, Connie. You always do such a nice job for them.

  17. Cheers to another great year of projects, always love to see what you create!!

  18. Congratulations! I love batiks too, so I always enjoy seeing what you ambassadors are cooking up.

  19. Congratulations. I’ve been inspired by the projects you’ve created with Island Batik fabrics and I’m looking forward to seeing what you create with them in 2018. I’m sure they’ll be beautiful.


  20. Congrats! I always enjoy reading about what you come up with for the challenges. I’m doing a happy dance with you!

  21. Congrats! So happy for you and all of us that will enjoy your projects!!

  22. Chris Smith says:

    Congratulations Connie, well deserved! As you know, I am a big fan of yours and I look forward to seeing your new posts of your new creations!