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Support Group Quilt & Stitch Along Kick Off

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 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

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.

PartCross Stitch DateQuilt Date
1October 5October 7
2October 12October 14
3October 19October 21
4October 26October 28
FinishingNovember 2November 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:

Meet The Stitchers:

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!

Right-click the image to download and share on social media so everyone knows you’ll be stitching along!
Right-click the image to download and share on social media so everyone knows you’ll be stitching 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.


  1. 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.
    Sandra C.

    1. There is no “sign up”. You just get the pattern and follow along either with the schedule or at your own pace.

    2. 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!

  2. 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

  3. I would have loved to see a-long. Most of the charity quilts are free patterns. Not all can buy the patterns.