Friday, October 9, 2015

You Can Quilt! Blog Hop featuring Island Batik fabrics

Welcome to our You Can Quilt! blog hop featuring Island Batik Fabrics that are being released at market this month.

First --Big thank you goes out to AQS who published our book and provided ebook copies to all the Island Batik Ambassadors (IBA). AQS is excited to share the book with everyone. Check out the link at the bottom of where you can get the book directly from them. And thank you to Island Batik who made sure we all had the latest fabrics (including Leila) to use and showcase the blocks in the book.

Second--Thank you to each IBA who agreed to jump in and help us show off the latest fabrics but also introduce new people to our book.

Each IBA will have made 1-3 of the blocks in the chapter and may show you how they chose to put them together into a finished project (s). You won't want to miss seeing all the new fabrics and what everyone is doing, so please follow along over the next 4+ weeks as we see how each Island Batik Ambassador and the authors of the book, You Can Quilt! Building Skills for Beginners used the new Island Batik fabrics to showcase the blocks in each chapter of the book.

Which fabric collections each IBA used is still a secret, so stop by each day of the hop to see a new collection!

Here is the line-up:

Bloggers are by Date, Chapter, Name, Blog

Oct. 9 – Ch. 1. Basics - Leila Gardunia - co-author -

Oct. 12 – Ch. 2. HST - Tammy Silvers

Oct 14 – Ch 3. QST - Connie Kresin Campbell

Extras: Table Runners (1) (2)

Oct. 16 – Ch 4. Flying Geese - Maryellen McAuliffe

Oct 19 -- Ch. 5. Wonky - Christine McCrann Martinez

Oct. 21 – Ch. 6. Improvisation - Connie Kauffman

Oct. 23 -- Ch. 7. Foundation Paper Piecing - Joan Kawano

Oct. 26 – Ch. 8. Curves - me! - Marlene Oddie

Oct. 28 -  Ch 9. One-Patch Blocks - Bea Lee

Oct. 30 – Ch. 10. Applique - Barbara Gaddy 

Nov. 2 – Ch. 11. Inset Seams - Pamela Boatright

Nov. 4 – Ch. 12. Challenge Blocks - Linda Stewart Pearl http://

Nov. 6 – Ch. 13. finishing – I'll share a variety of ways to finish off your blocks that aren't covered in the book.

Fabric bundles and books are being given away to 4 lucky people at the end of the hop. This is only eligible for U.S. residents. Be sure to use the Rafflecopter box to enter the giveaways that will be posted on each person's blog and show each blogger some love with appropriate comments. Wouldn't you like some of these? These Spring releases just arrived in my shop!

Wondering where to buy other Island Batik fabrics near you?
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For an autographed copy by me of the book, you can always click on the top right of my blog on the book and PayPal button. I'd love to send one to you!


  1. Thanks for the hop and chance to win your book.

  2. aaaaakkkkk! I wished I had known! Already bought my fabric to work through the book but I will definately follow along 😊 The batiks will be lovely!

  3. I'm so excited to be a part of this hop! The book is really well done, and has fun blocks. The Island Batik fabrics, are, as usual, gorgeous. I can't wait to see everyone's blocks and fabrics! Fun!!