Black Lives Matter
In celebration of Juneteenth we have a free pattern to create your very own Black Lives Matter banner flag.
Did you know?
The Black Lives Matter movement was started in 2013 by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. It started simply as a hashtag on social media following the acquittal of Officer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin. The Black Lives Matter movement is a proclamation that Black Lives not only matter, but are valuable, beautiful, and worthy of respect and protection.
Create a BLM banner to show support to your neighbors. Visit blacklivesmatter.org to find ways in which you can help fight against the cruelty and injustices Black people have endured in the United States and worldwide.
About the Quilt
The background of this banner was made using the iconic Courthouse Step Block – this block serves as a reminder that the injustices against Black people is a systemic problem rooted in our nations laws and regulations. Combatting generations of institutional racism requires the pursuit of systemic equality. Learn more from the ACLU.
See our BLM banner and Pride flag in the front window of our NE Alberta St location.
- 1/2 yard quilting cotton – solid black
- 1/4 yard (or fat quarter) – white for appliqué letters
- scraps of various dark printed fabrics (1/4 yard in total)
- 5/8 yard trans-web double-sided fusible interfacing
- Backing: 3/4 yard
- Batting: 3/4 yard
- Binding: 1/4 yard
Visit the list below of organizations Modern Domestic has supported over the years:
- Black Resilience Fund
- Don’t Shoot PDX
- Color of Change
- Social Justice Sewing Academy
- The NAACP
- The ACLU
Once you’ve completed a Black Lives Matter banner, we encourage you to also quilt a PRIDE flag using our free pattern.
BLM flag and PRIDE flag patterns and instructions are by Lane Hunter. Follow Lane on Instagram. We’d love to see your quilted BLM and PRIDE flags! Tag us on Instagram @moderndomestic and use the hashtags #MDquiltedpride and #MDquiltedBLMflag.
Shop quilting cottons to make your Black Lives Matter banner.
19% of Sales Donated to Brown Hope
June 19 & 20 Modern Domestic is joining Black Resilience Fund and businesses across our region in commemorating the liberation of enslaved Black people in America through donating 19% of online and retail sales to Brown Hope. This cause supports thousands of our Black neighbors who are in urgent need of support and healing during today’s challenges.
Shop with Modern Domestic and other participating businesses during Juneteenth to contribute to the Black Resistance Fund.