Celebration Give-A-Way

Today is my birthday and I want to do something special for all my friends. 2020 has been a very different year and has limited us being able to get together. I have missed doing lectures, trunk shows, workshops, and meeting all my friends at quilt shows and markets.

Even though we can’t get together physically we can still do it virtually. So I thought, lets have a little fun and do a virtual Birthday Give-Away!

As many of you know I am quilter, an Island Batik Designer, and an Ambassador for Island Batik. I receive lots of beautiful fabric and supplies from our great sponsors. Hobbs, Aurifil , AccuQuilt, Studio 180 Designs, Schmetz Needles, Bags By Annie, and many more.

Birthday Give-A-Way

To celebrate my birthday I want to give away this beautiful fat quarter bundle of Sundance batik fabric designed by Kathy Engle for Island Batik. So rather than celebrating with birthday cake we are going to celebrate with a fabulous layered stack of Island Batik fabrics! The best part is there are no calories but it is so scrumptious, and delicious.

How to enter

All you need to do is leave me a comment. Your comment can be left here on my blog or on my Facebook page. Your comments must be posted by 4:00 p.m. today CST. I will select one lucky winner and you will be notified by private message by 5:00 p.m. CST.

New Signature Collections in 2021

Next year I will have the fortune to do more give-a-ways. I have became a Signature Designer for Island Batik and will have two new collections coming out next year, plus I have a new digital fabric line from Suite B called Mid-Century Modern which will be available in April of 2021.

I can’t reveal the Signature Collections yet but you will be seeing the first one in the Spring/Summer of 2021. It is called “Passion Petals”. Then in the Fall/Winter of 2021 the next one will be coming. It is called “Woodblock Bouquets”.

With 2020 winding down, I am ready to start 2021 with lots of wonderful, creative fun. I hope you will join me.

I look forward to reading your comments. So come and celebrate my birthday. I can’t wait to see who the lucky winner is of the Island Batik “Sundance” fat quarter bundle.

Wishing you all the best,


  1. A very Happy Birthday to you Carol. And a huge congrats on becoming a signature designer. I am glad you are allowing yourself to thrive in the current state of the world. Virtual Birthday HUGS.

  2. Hi Carol–wishing you the happiest of Birthdays! I (I know you from ‘The Quilt Show’ from many years past. You posted a picture of your ‘Kismet’ quilt and were kind enough to give me some pointers about it.) Stay warm there in Iowa!

  3. Happy Birthday Carol! I LOVE the Island Batik Sundance collection! All my favorite colors and as soon as January is here, I can loose myself in my sewing room. So many ideas to make!

  4. Happy Birthday Carol! May your birthday be filled with love, laughter, friends and family.

  5. Happy Happy Birthday!

  6. Beautiful Fabrics. Happy Birthday, Carol!

  7. Happy Birthday! I’m a Dec birthday too! I love the batiks!

  8. We certainly miss seeing you too!! This has been a hard year for so many. I’m thankful for a passion that survives quite well in isolation nevertheless!❤️

  9. Happy birthday Carol! I remember you from the early TQS days, and always felt a connection to you as we lived in Iowa City for 7 years, remembering it very fondly! Stay safe and stay warm…..we would have retired there but can’t handle the cold weather any more! ???

  10. Happy Birthday Carol! I wish for you the best day ever and hope you get whatever you wished for. I have enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful designs this year and I know next year will be filled with lots of projects created from you. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  11. Happy birthday Carol!!!! May the year ahead be the best of your life

  12. I hope you have a very Happy Birthday! Sundance is a beautiful line, and I have just the pattern for it. Being retired and having the internet, 2020 has not been as hard on us as on other people, but I am still ready for 2021. Anyway, best wishes on your birthday.

  13. Happy Birthday Carol! I hope your day is filled with wonderful surprises and precious memories. I love all of your beautiful designs and am eager to see what you have created for 2021. Enjoy your day! ??

  14. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! So excited for your new line of fabric. I just know it will be lovely. Stay warm and have some cake!

  15. Where do the comments go? Hopefully off to wish you a Happy Birthday because I sure can’t find it. Oh well . .
    Still, excited for the new line!

  16. Happy Birthday – what a great way to celebrate with beautiful fabric!!

  17. Wishing you a most Happy and Blessed Birthday! Love those batiks…

  18. Happy Birthday to you, Dana always spoke highly of you, everyone at our quilt guild really miss her. Wishing you the best.

  19. Happy Birthday Carol! We can all enjoy a calorie free celebration!

  20. Happy birthday Carol. I agree, that next year can only get better. What is the latest on your MIL and SIL?

  21. Happy birthday! Congrats on the signature lines, too.

  22. Happiest of birthdays to you and huge congratulations for becoming a Signature designer! The colors of this bundle are gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing your collections this year!!

  23. Very generous of you. I love batiks.

  24. Happy Birthday, Carol!! It’s been a joy watching you grow and expand your wings.

  25. Happy birthday Carol. Imiss seeing everyone in Houston.

  26. From the moment I met you at the Jinny Beyer seminar years ago, I was attracted by your gentle spirit. I am so happy for you and the success you have had with your quilt and fabric designs!! I WISH FOR YOU A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE TO COME! God truly blessed the world and me in particular with your presence! ??

  27. Happy Happy Birthday Carol! It has been a joy reading about your creations and fabric line. So motivational and encouraging for me in my quilting progress.
    Watch out , when 2020 turns 21, the legal drinking may begin!

  28. Happy Birthday!! What a beautiful collection of batiks! Thank you for being so generous.

  29. Happy birthday Carol! Congratulations with the new fabric lines. I can’t wait to see them. I’m praying that 2021 will bring us more quilt shows and workshops and all the things quilters love!

  30. Happy Birthday my friend! Enjoy your day, you deserve it. I wish we were going to the Academy of Applique again, but covid has thrown a wrench in our plans. We will put our hopes in 2022 and being free to travel again.

  31. Happy birthday Carol! It has been fun to see where your “programming” has lead your heart to.

  32. Happy Birthday Carol. What a year you have had and next year will be even better. Designing for Island Batiks is fantastic! Their fabric is the best. Can’t wait to see your lines in person.

  33. Happy birthday, enjoy this special day! ?? I love your birthday cake ?! Lovely fabrics!

  34. Looks like I got in here too late, but late Happy Birthday anyway!

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