Every quilt tells a story, and this year's Stronger Together quilt tells a history – of exploration, innovation, and remarkable achievements of three intrepid African Americans! To celebrate Black History Month, we're sharing two special patterns to fundraise for UNCF.
Fat Quarter Shop is sharing the 2023 Stronger Together Quilt Pattern and Stronger Together Cross Stitch Pattern in support of UNCF (United Negro College Fund), and we encourage you to donate $15 (below) to our UNCF campaign for the use of each of these free patterns!
The design was inspired by the theme of exploration, with three African Americans whose achievements expanded our knowledge of the land and the sky above. Elements in the quilt represent the work of York, General Charles Young, and Katherine Johnson. The free patterns each include photos and short biographies to highlight each of these notable figures.
Michelle Ramsay of Quilts Made with Love designed this year's quilt featuring Speckled and Linear by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Ruby Star Society. The cross stitch design is made to match the quilt, and we have a 2023 Stronger Together DMC Thread Pack that includes the colors of the quilt. In February, Michelle will be sharing about the quilt each week on her Instagram account @quilts_madewithlove, so join her to follow along and join in the fun!
During the quilt along and stitch along in February 2023, we invite you to join us in sewing part of the design each week for four weeks! We will post the fabric requirements for the quilt, supply list for the cross stitch, and all the FREE patterns for download on our blog.
Stronger Together Quilt Kits and cross stitch thread packs are available for sale at the Fat Quarter Shop. If you wish to sew along with other fabrics or floss from your stash, please refer to the pattern as a guide to prepare for the quilt and stitch along.
Fat Quarter Shop will match up to $7,000 in donations raised from now through February 28, 2023!
Goal = $7,000
Post your progress, creations and stories on social media with #FQSStrongerTogether2023. Please join us today!