The Tattoo Quilt is no ordinary quilt. It is an epic voyage into your heart, via your sewing space, that will take you to places of excitement, frustration, delight, self-reflection ...and eventually awesome empowerment! The quilt was designed by Berene Campbell, and began in January 2017, one block per month, each with one word that was relevant to current affairs that month. The quilt captures a personal journey of searching for positivity during a challenging time of political turmoil worldwide. Berene designed the blocks in the style of vintage tattoos because, like tattoos, the events that were occurring in the world were indelible and cannot be erased from our history. Tattoos are also used historically as a means of documenting events in people’s lives. Her goal for this quilt was to process our feelings, and to provoke dialogue and empathy across borders, whether those borders be geographical, political, religious or even within your friends and family.
We have two versions available - Alison Glass which uses the new Andover Century Solids as well as several prints from Sun Prints 2020. Tula Pink's version uses all Tula Pink True Colors- past, present and future varieties that release in June. (Please note, the background of the Tula version will be two fabrics; Whisper Fairy Dust and grey solid- scrappy in appearance, not all Fairy Dust as depicted. See that here.)
++ SOLD OUT ++ If you purchase the kit and pattern with Pink Door Fabrics, you will also get some bonus patterns - an additional "Peace" block pattern with a peace sign, and the heart with banner pattern you can use to make a label for the back of the quilt, or just any time you want a special place to embroider a name or message. You'll also get a 5” x 7” matte vinyl sticker sheet with 10 custom cut stickers of the 10 tattoo border blocks. The Pattern USB and sticker sheet are exclusively available to those who purchase the pattern AND kit from Pink Door Fabrics. These are not sold separately. You can purchase these patterns via digital download from Happy Sew Lucky.
Finished quilt size is: 63” x 72”
Pattern is extensive - 158 pages in total (including BONUS patterns)
The pattern includes:
LOVE, HOPE, GRACE, WISDOM, TRUTH, COURAGE, FURY, MOXIE, RESPECT, PEACE (cranes) & OPEN HEART OPEN MIND tattoo pattern
Foundation Paper Piecing
15+ yards of fabric
Cutting Assistant to show where to put fabrics.
++ Backing and Binding are sold separately.
++ Patterns are NOT included. You can purchase these patterns via digital download from Happy Sew Lucky.
Note: This BOM starts June 10th, 2020. It will run for 12 months.
For our DOMESTIC US customers: There is a $10 setup fee to cover shipping costs added on to the first month. This is a 12 month program. The monthly cost for the Tula Pink version is $20.95 plus $5 shipping. The Alison Glass version is $16.95 per month plus $5 shipping. Billing occurs on the 10th of each month, and then shipment will happen in 3-4 business days thereafter. There are no cancellations on this Block of the Month program.
For our INTERNATIONAL customers: There is a $10 setup fee to cover shipping costs added on to the first month. This is a 12 month program. The monthly cost for the Tula Pink version is $26.95 plus $8 shipping. The Alison Glass version is $22.95 per month plus $8 shipping. Billing occurs on the 10th of each month, and then shipment will happen in 3-4 business days thereafter. There are no cancellations on this Block of the Month program.
Please sign up for the Happy Sew Lucky Tattoo Quilt Newsletter to get your monthly updates, tips and insights from Berene. You can also sign up for the private Facebook page, just for participants. Find it here.
Emails will be sent on the 15th of each month and the blocks will be made in the following order
December: PEACE CRANES
April: OPEN HEART OPEN MIND (banners only)
May: OPEN HEART OPEN MIND (heart) & discussion about final assembly
Looking for a little inspiration? Have a look at the studio tour recently posted on Tula Pink's Instagram page. She's working on the Tattoo Quilt.
++ Please note: Pink Door Fabrics reserves the right to increase charges if shipping and fabric costs increase.
DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, TATTOO BOM ENROLLMENT HAS BEEN CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT BOM!