Island Batik 2018 Ambassador

I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as an Island Batik Ambassador for 2018! I’ll be posting lots of projects  throughout the year using Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread.  Some will be brand new patterns and others will be new versions of patterns from my books in batiks.

It may seem surprising that a modern quilter like myself would apply to participate in this project.  However, several modern quilt pattern  designers have been exploring the potential of these fabrics.

Plus, batik fabric designers  are moving quickly into modern designs with different types of graphics (not just the traditional ferns and florals).

Colors are changing too–bolder and more vibrant! And some batiks read as near solids.

Stay tuned–this will be an adventure!!

8 Responses to Island Batik 2018 Ambassador

  1. Kathy E. January 2, 2018 at 8:22 pm #

    I’m looking forward to see your new creations with the batiks! I know you’ll surprise us….and inspire us! Have fun!

  2. LadySchep January 3, 2018 at 8:22 am #

    Hooray! I’m also pleased with the new trends in batiks. Right now, I use them mostly for applique, so it’ll be fun to see what you come up with this year!

    • Carole Lyles Shaw January 3, 2018 at 8:31 am #

      I have a couple of applique ideas in mind…it will be a bit unusual for me!

  3. Karen Overton January 10, 2018 at 11:50 am #

    I love batiks and am eager to explore more modern designs as I’m a traditional geometric block piecer with bolder colors… Welcome to Island Batik Ambassador program – you are going to be such an inspiration to me!

  4. Deb Bomstad January 16, 2018 at 11:51 am #

    I use batiks for the majority of my quilts. Nothing works better for needle-turn hand appliqué pieces and batiks offer an amazing variety of colors and tones for my floral appliqué.

  5. Donna Harrington January 16, 2018 at 3:40 pm #

    I have used batiks almost exclusively — the color gradients giving my projects depth and interest beyond the traditional block. Lately I have moved more boldly towards bright colors and would love to see ways I might incorporate both (is that even possible?).

  6. Liz thanel January 27, 2018 at 6:57 am #

    I’m glad to hear batiks are being encouraged a bit more in modern quilting. Goes along well with the destashing concept as many of us former traditional quilters who’ve drank the modern Koolaid have quite a supply.?. LOVE your work. Thank you.

    • Carole Lyles Shaw January 30, 2018 at 10:00 am #

      Thanks Liz! I’ve used batiks sparingly up until now and I’m looking forward to the challenge!

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