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Hope Tattoo Mini Quilt - Foundation Paper Piecing Workshop

Join Foundation Paper Piecing Guru Katie Harrison and learn all her pro tips and tricks to make this amazing quilt block. You can make it into a mini quilt, or it could be the beginning of a larger project. You may have seen Katie's famous "Janice Fitzgerald" quilt in the media over the last few months! Did you know that she used foundation paper piecing to create that work of art? Why, yes indeed, she sure did!

From Happy Sew Lucky: “Sailors had swallow tattoos as a symbol of HOPE.
When they saw swallows out at sea they knew that they were close to land,
and that their treacherous journey was nearing an end, and reaching
their destination safely was imminent. When designing this block I wished
for this same hope & safety for all those around the world that have
recently become displaced by war and politics, that are on treacherous
journeys to try and find a safe place to live for their families.”
This fresh and modern quilt block is a great way to practice your FPP skills
and inspire hope for the future! This block can be made into a mini quilt,
a wall hanging, or the center of a bigger quilt. Check out Happy Sew
Lucky’s 10 other Tattoo Quilt blocks that complement this one!

Workshop participants will be required to purchase the PDF Pattern online prior to the workshop. 

Happy Sew Lucky

$9.00 CAD +tax

Photo Credit: Happy Sew Lucky

This class is suited for adults (age 15+)

As of October 22, 2021 all workshop participants and East Coast Quilt Co. staff will be required to provide a valid COVID-19 Vaccination Record QR Code. These requirements are made by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

All workshop participants are required to sign a waiver prior to the workshop. The entire waiver can be viewed at the bottom of our classes page. (East Coast Quilt Co. Workshop Waiver)


COVID protocol is in place: all participants must wear a mask while moving around the shop.  Masks can be removed at the individual workspaces as long as physical distancing of 6 feet can be maintained. Machines and work surfaces are sanitized before and after sessions.

If you cannot attend a class and it is 7 or more days before class, you will receive a store credit for 75% of the value of the class with a 30-day expiry date. If you cancel less than 7 days before class, you will NOT receive a refund or store credit. No credit or refund will be given for a "no show" in class regardless of reason. So please ensure that you are able to attend before signing up. East Coast Quilt Co reserves the right to cancel classes/events for any reason. If this happens, you will be refunded your full class fee.

For most of our classes we ask you to bring a 'basic sewing kit' which usually contains: rotary cutter and/or scissors, small snipping scissors, straight pins & a pin cushion or collector, seam ripper, a spool of neutral 50 wt cotton thread, extra bobbins, notebook & pen/pencil, ruler(s), etc.).


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Students must be comfortable with the sewing machine, threading, winding bobbins, sewing a straight line. This workshop will focus on learning Foundation Paper Piecing techniques.
Materials Included: none - Students must purchase PDF pattern online at $9 CAD
Requirements: supply list will be emailed to students prior to the workshop
Instructor: Katie Harrison
Instructor Bio: Katie Harrison is a teacher, outdoor educator, and fiber artist who lives in St. John?s with her husband and three cats. Over the last decade, Katie has dabbled in cross stitch, embroidery, needle felting, knitting, sewing, and quilting. She enjoys taking on large creative projects, most notably the quilted portrait of Dr. Janice Fitzgerald. Katie loves sharing her passion for fiber art with others and is pleased to be debuting as a sewing instructor at ECQC. You can follow her creative endeavours on Instagram @KatieGraceHandmade

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.