Meet Tula Pink, an illustrator, quilter, and author who designs quilt fabric collections for FreeSpirit Fabrics. Explore Tula Pink fabrics and find yourself carried away to a whimsical world of bright colors and imaginative designs. Shop our selection of Tula Pink fabric, notions, patterns, and kits here.
Tula Pink is an illustrator, a fabric designer, a quilter, an author, a maker and a generally good person who enjoys talking about herself. She is known for her vivid color palette, intricate camouflaging designs and exciting patterns.
Tula’s motto is “Quilting is where I live,” and the patchwork that Tula Pink craves informs her constantly of her next fabric collection. At its core, Tula draws and makes fabrics she wants to use, designing with the quilter in mind.
“My favorite part of any project is selecting fabrics and I keep that in front of my mind when I am designing the prints and arranging colors,” says Tula. “The more I sew, the more I understand the nature of fabric and how I can manipulate it. Fabric and sewing can’t exist without each other.”
Tula graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA. She worked briefly as an Exhibit designer for Museums in Southern California, where she grew up, then spent the next 5 years working in the music industry. Ready for the next adventure, Tula left her job and California and went in search of a new home. The plan was to move as far east as she could get without renting a boat and work her way back west until she found a place she liked. Tula got about half way and then she ran out of gas money so she stayed put.
Tula now lives in a small midwestern town outside of Kansas City, MO in a house that used to be a barn and still sort of looks like one. Tula's main function in life is fabric design. She lives for it. Her signature designs have been adapted to fabrics, woven ribbons, paper products, needlepoint kits, embroidery patterns and sewing machines and can be found in independent fabric shops and retailers all over the world. Tula is most recognized in her industries for her dark sense of humor, a flair for hiding animals in the strangest of places (artistically, not literally) and her boldly unique use of color and pattern. Tula comes from the "more is more" school of design where there is never enough space and always room for that one last thing.
Today Tula Pink works closely with the good people at FreeSpirit Fabrics to develop multiple fabric collections every year, is an Ambassador for BERNINA sewing machines, develops collections for Aurifil Threads and Renaissance Ribbons and writes books for F+W Media about quilting and sewing. She works all day everyday and gets very cranky when she is asked to leave the studio or if Tula Pink is her real name.
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