Join us for the Support Group Quilt Along and Stitch Along designed by Lori Holt. Sew along with us this October as we show our support through stitching these incredible and symbolic patterns.
Support breast cancer survivors by donating and joining us in the Support Group Quilt and Cross Stitch Alongs. Lori Holt’s designs honor her mother, who survived breast cancer, with literal symbols of support, and we think they couldn’t be cuter! Read on to learn more about the charity we’re supporting and the details of the quilt and stitch along.
Support Group Quilt
The quilt pattern, designed by Lori Holt, finishes at 59.5″ x 66.5″ and you can see all the supplies for this sew along by heading to the Support Group supplies page.
If you want to sew a version like ours, you can grab the Support Group Quilt Kit, including the top and binding fabric. Don’t forget to grab the Support Group Backing Set, too!
Quilt Along Supplies
- Support Group Quilt Pattern OR Support Group Downloadable PDF Quilt Pattern
- Fabric of your choice (We are using Stitch by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs)
Support Group Cross Stitch
The Support Group Cross Stitch also designed by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet Co. is the perfect companion to the quilt and is 88w x 113h.
Stitch Along Supplies
- Support Group Cross Stitch Pattern by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
- Lori Holt Support Group DMC Thread Pack
- Overcast Cloth
- Support Group Enamel Needle Minder
It finishes measuring 7.125″ x 9.125″ when stitched on 25 count cloth! If you would like to stitch on a different size cloth, try using our free Cross Stitch Calculator to find the size you need.
Supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation
We are giving breast cancer awareness a strong push with the Support Group Stitch and Quilt Along. The Support Group cross stitch and quilt pattern by Lori Holt are a sweet nod to how good undergarments are like good friends – we show up during hard times to uplift and support each other! Take the plunge with us into this sew along to give breast cancer awareness the full coverage it needs.
Update on November 4, 2022: We are incredibly excited to announce that through our fundraising efforts for NBCF with ByAnnie’s SewPink initiative, Lori Holt’s Support Group, and Gina Tell’s quilt auction, we have raised $23,208!
We encourage you to donate $15 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation by October 31. Fat Quarter Shop and designer Lori Holt will match up to $5,000 of the donations raised. Together, we can reach our goal of $20,000 to help women at every step of the breast cancer journey. Check out our donation page and keep an eye out for the charity quilt auction coming after the quilt along wraps up.
Support Group Quilt and Stitch Along Schedule
If you want to follow along with us, show your work each week on social media with the relevant hashtags following the dates below. We’ll be there to encourage one another and celebrate the progress made each week! Join Kimberly each Friday on the Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Livestream’s to see her progress on the Support Group Quilt Along.
|Part||Cross Stitch Date||Quilt Date|
|1||October 5||October 7|
|2||October 12||October 14|
|3||October 19||October 21|
|4||October 26||October 28|
|Finishing||November 2||November 4|
We invited some friends to join us, and they’re sharing their progress along the way! You can follow them on social media for inspiration and tips.
Meet The Quilters:
- Amanda, (@graccieone)
- Amy Robertson, (@amyjohnstonrobertson)
- Anisa, The Crafty Author, (@thecraftyauthor)
- Becca, Sew Becca, (@sewbecca)
- Beverly McCullough, Flamingo Toes (@flamingotoes)
- Carol, (@cattrio4me)
- Carolina Moore, Always Expect Moore, (@craftmoore)
- Jamie, Sew Brainy Designs, (@sewbrainy)
- Tina Curtis, (@tina1802)
- Becky Thompson, Power Tools with Thread, (@powertoolswiththread)
- Pat Sloan, (@quilterpatsloan)
Meet The Stitchers:
- Chantelle Deimling, 141 Design Company (@chantelles141)
- Francine, Buffalo Flatts Quilt Co (@buffaloflattsquiltco)
- Jen Shavers, Molly Quinn & Co., (@mollyquinnco)
- Jessica Provost, Sweetwater Stitcher, (@sweetwaterstitcher)
- Haley, Haley Hamilton Art, (@hoopsbyhaley)
- Shari Butler, Doohikey Designs, (@doohikeydesigns)
- Kristin Esser, Simple Handmade Everyday, (@kristin_esser)
- Tia Richards, Calm Creations, (@calm._.creations)
Join us for Support Group!
As we begin this quilt and stitch along, we will keep you updated through social media and here on the blog! Be sure to follow along!
Keep up with us by following @fatquartershop on Instagram and use #SupportGroupQuiltAlong and #SupportGroupSAL to see and share work from your fellow quilters.
You can find Lori Holt on her blog and YouTube Channel to learn more, and follow her on Instagram (@beelori1) to keep up with the Support Group Quilt and Stitch Along.
I would love to sew along with you, but I just had some major surgery at the end of September and don’t know how well it will go for me. I am “off” doing any type of chores for 2 more weeks and don’t even get my staples out until next week. Can I still sign up and see how it goes. I could at least cut my fabrics out…I may have to start sewing after the first of the year if I can’t hack it now…wish me luck.
There is no “sign up”. You just get the pattern and follow along either with the schedule or at your own pace.
Hi Sandra! Liz is correct that since there is no sign up, you can absolutely work at your own pace! If you don’t get to finish it with us, you can always still share yours when you do work on it and get it finished!
We love to see your makes, even if it’s on a different schedule than our quilt along!
Thank you so much for raising money for breast cancer. This is near to my heart. My mother-in-law died of breast cancer in 1982. Unfortunately, I never got to meet her, and I’ve always been sad that our children never knew her. From stories that I’ve heard, she was a wonderful, humble lady. My eldest sister is currently battling breast cancer. Thank you again~Tina Fulbright
I would have loved to see a-long. Most of the charity quilts are free patterns. Not all can buy the patterns.