Island Batik Week: Just in Time

We’ve arrived at day 2 of our Summer 2018 Island Batik week and are so excited to share today’s feature! Don’t forget, we’ll be featuring one designer/collection every day this week and we’ll have giveaways running throughout the week, including fabric, thread, and more!  Make sure to come back daily to learn more and to enter-to-win some gorgeous prizes!

To learn about Island Batik and the batik process, please visit their website. For a peek at the full range of Spring/Summer 2018 releases, in-stores now, click here or on the image below to browse the catalog.

August 20 – Island Batik Foundations
August 21 – Jackie Kunkel, Marie Bostwick, & Just in Time
August 22 – Snowy River Hosta, Jennifer Mellow
August 23 – Oceans Odyssey, Angie Steveson
August 24 – Babyhood & WhatNot, Barbara Persing

We absolutely loved taking part in the collaborative Just in Time promotion hosted by Island Batik this year. The promotion is the second in our prized partnership with NY Times Best-Selling Author Marie Bostwick, Deb Tucker of Deb Tucker’s Sudio 180 Design, & Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works. We just love working with these amazing women, and while we can’t speak for the fine folks at Island Batik, we feel confident in saying that our two companies are incredibly honored to have these continued opportunities.



The promotion pulls together a super line up of products:


Marie has a lifelong love of quilting and loves finding ways to connect that love with her passion for writing and story-telling. She joined forces with Deb Tucker to take it all to the next level. For each of Marie’s new books, Deb designs a companion pattern that picks up on a character or theme from the book. For Just in Time, Deb designed and created the New Beginnings Quilt Pattern. The design is inspired by the overall theme of the book and the many life transitions experienced by the book’s rich characters.

New Beginnings by Deb Tucker

Fifteen years ago, Grace Saunders vowed to take her beloved husband for better or worse. Now she’s coming to terms with difficult choices as she crafts a memory quilt from scraps of their life together—a life torn to shreds by an accident that has left him in a coma. Enduring months of limbo, Grace is at least not alone.

Nan has been widowed for twenty years, but now, with her children grown, her home feels painfully empty. Even the company of her golden retriever, Blixen, and a series of other rescue dogs, can’t fill the void. Then there’s Monica, a feisty woman with a biting wit who’s reeling following her husband’s death—and the revelation of his infidelity.

As for Grace, a chance evening with a man she barely knows brings a glimmer of joy she hasn’t felt since the tragedy—along with feelings of turmoil and guilt. But her struggle to cope will force all three women to face their fears, share their deepest secrets—and lean on one another as they move from grief and isolation to hope, and a second chance at happiness…

Jackie Kunkel’s latest collection (by Kathy Engle for Island Batik) is a stunning collection of pinks, purples, and turquoise. In addition to the Just in Time promotion, Jackie put together a gorgeous range of quilts to showcase this lovely line. To learn more about these patterns, check out Jackie’s website here.


Shops who are interested in getting involved with the Just in Time promotion have some pretty awesome options including a New Beginnings Shop Kit (Everything you need to make a New Beginnings sample for your shop including fabric, thread, quilt pattern, a book, and Studio 180 design tools) and a New Beginnings Quilt Shop Party Kit (book-themed menus, promotions, events, and classes specifically for quilt shops). If interested, please contact

We’ve got more fun up our sleeves for this one, so stay tuned for news this Fall!


To enter-to-win in our Island Batik Week Giveaway, click here to head to the Rafflecopter entry page, or simply click on the image above. You do not have to complete all the options to be entered but the more options you choose, the more entries you have!  Entries will be accepted from now through 11:59pm Eastern Time on Friday, August 31! We will select 5 random winners for 5 super amazing prize packs and will announce here on Tuesday, September 4. Good luck!


 has been a quilter since 1993 and has owned her own business, Canton Village Quilt Works since 2000. Beginning her business as a long arm quilter and then in 2009 adding an online quilt fabric shop! She has also been a quilt designer for magazines and fabric companies since 2009, a quilting Podcaster – Jackie‘s Quilting Chronicles, and a Certified (Judy Niemeyer) instructor and shop. Jackie travels throughout the country to lecture, do workshops and trunk shows. Jackie‘s first book was published in September 2015 by Martingale & Co-titled Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts. Jackie is also a Craftsy Instructor with two online classes, one is a Quiltworx exclusive and the other is her own!  Also, Jackie has her own line of published patterns and will introduce her first full designer fabric collection for Island Batik this Fall!


Marie Bostwick is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of uplifting historical and women’s fiction, including the popular Cobbled Court Quilt and Too Much, Texas series of books. An unabashed advocate of happy endings, Marie crafts strong female characters who feel like friends, bringing messages of hope and encouragement to reader’s lives.

When not traveling the country to speak at quilt shows, libraries, and conferences, Marie and her husband live in Oregon. They have three grown sons, two daughters-in-love, and four adorable and extremely advanced grandchildren.


Deb is the creator of all the tools and techniques that form the basis for Studio 180 Designs. In addition to her decades of teaching, she has edited two international quilting magazines; taught and lectured about quilting nationally and internationally; presided over the Vermont State Quilt Guild for several years; and has held many traditional terms of office in a number of local quilt guilds. Her background in education and architecture perfectly suit her current role as designer and educator for Studio 180 Design. She is the inspiration that keeps the company coming up with new ideas and innovative tools and techniques.

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Island Batik is a manufacturer, importer and distributor of cotton batik, rayon batik and hand-printed cotton from Indonesia. Originally established in 1997, Island Batik’s mission is to share the ancient cultural art of batik and hand-dyed fabric with our many valued customers around the world.

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  1. I love to work with batiks because of the quality of the fabrics, such a lovely hand. I also love the colours and patterns they are printed in.

  2. I like working with batiks because they hold a crisp crease and they blend so beautifully together.

  3. I like batiks for their saturated colors, feel, and designs. They’re especially good for needle-turn applique — not much raveling! Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. I love the beautiful colors in batiks–I buy them even when I don’t have an “assignment” yet for them–just b/c the colors & tones are stunning! 🙂

  5. I love the watery quality that batiks give to any quilt. (Yes, I mix them with other fabrics after prewashing all of them.) The undulating colors speak to me.

  6. You can use either side of the batik fabrics depending on how saturated you want the fabric to be.

  7. I love the color range of batiks. I have made several quilts using batons. Love them, and I love Aurifil Thread. It is the best.

  8. Batiks are my favorites, especially for hand appliqué. I hear people say it’s hard to appliqué, and I totally disagree! Island Batiks and Aurifil Thread are a natural pairing. Thanks so much for previews of wonderful things going on between the companies.

  9. Love the vibrant colors and the fact there is no right or wrong side. Batiks go with everything!

  10. I love working with batiks because I love seeing how the different colours go together and complement each other

  11. My favorite thing about batiks is all the different colors that you can see in one piece of fabric

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