Author Archives: Maria Michaels Designs

A Husband’s Thoughts on Quilters and Quilting

I’m not sure whether, some time ago, I posted this here or on another of my blogs. Even if it happens to be a repeat, it is well worth reading again – and laughing! Lots of laughing! This is a speech given at a conference on quilting (Quilt Canada 2010) by Allan Fradsham, a criminal …

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Bountiful Harvest – Island Batik

September’s Island Batik theme was Bountiful Harvest and our quilts were to be table toppers. Unfortunately, I missed it because of a problem with my leg that didn’t allow the use of my sewing machine for too long a while. I have finally caught up with that assignment! I used Island Batik’s Precut Strips to …

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New Beginnings! – An Island Batik Blog Hop!

Island Batik‘s New Beginnings Blog Hop started yesterday. New Beginnings – a perfect theme for the first month of a New Year! We Ambassadors were given the theme and the direction to interpret it in any way we wished. It’s going to be an amazing month of gorgeous fabrics and quilt projects! Don’t miss the first …

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The Winners!

The Winners of our Island Batik, ‘Tis the Season Blog Post are: Barbara Winkler and Vicki in MN! Congratulations to you both! Please visit my Craftsy Pattern Store where you can each choose the pattern you would like. Leave a comment here indicating your choice and I’ll email them to you. Thank you for taking part …

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The Winners!

The Winners of our Island Batik, ‘Tis the Season Blog Post are: Barbara Winkler and Vicki in MN! Congratulations to you both! Please visit my Craftsy Pattern Page where you can each choose the pattern you would like. Leave a comment here indicating you choice and I’ll email them to you. Thank you for taking part in the contest! FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinTumblrDigg

The Winners

The Winners of our Island Batik, ‘Tis the Season Blog Post are: Barbara Winkler and Vicki in MN! Congratulations to you both! Please visit my Craftsy Pattern Page where you can each choose the pattern you would like. Leave a comment here indicating you choice and I’ll email them to you. Thank you for taking part in …

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‘Tis the Season – with Island Batik

We Island Batik Ambassadors are very privileged! We have the joy of working with their beautiful fabrics and also the pleasure of getting to know and keep in touch with all the wonderful and talented Ambassadors. This year, as you Dear Readers have realized, we’ve been given a new assignment every month. This month’s is truly …

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Christmas in July (in December)

“Christmas in July? I can hear you saying, “But it’s December!” You must be wondering what I am thinking! Those who read, subscribe to, and follow my blog may remember the reason. For those who don’t know, both my sewing machines failed me that month (tension gone so I couldn’t complete my Island Batik Ambassador …

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Quilts for Sales’ Last Few Hours of Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales!

There are only a few hours left on our fantastic sales with quilts up to 50% off! Don’t lose the chance for these tremendous bargains! Click here to view our extended Black Friday Sales. Click here to view our extended Cyber Monday Sales. The quilts on sale for Cyber Monday and Black Friday are different …

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Island Batik’s Winter Wonderland

Welcome to Island Batik‘s Winter Wonderland! This month, we Island Batik Ambassadors were given it as our theme. Of course, Winter Wonderland conjures up many images. First, for me, is one of snow covering the ground and tree branches laced with the fluffy flakes and evergreens dressed in their beautiful best. Snowmen too, of course! However, winter and Christmas …

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