Autumn Friendship Quilt Along Info

So I did a thing.  

 But really that’s nothing new, especially to those that know me personally!

I decided to start a quilt along the same week that my kiddos went back to school!  But hear me out!  I had this planned as an 8 week series, and I wanted the quilts to be finished with some time left in the season to snuggle this fall themed pattern!


So I’ve been working round the clock to get things ready for all you lovely quilters to join in! 

And lucky for me, I’ve had a little more time to work on things now that my oldest two kids are back in school.  I can truly say now that I haven’t truly appreciated elementary school teachers until this last summer.  For some reason, post-covid summer was harder than mid-covid summer!

Anyway, if you want to join in on this FREE quilt along, grab your fabric, your seam ripper, and hold onto your hats! (Although I sincerely hope you don’t actually need the seam ripper…)


Simple!  You can click the subscribe bubble at the right side of the page, or scroll to the bottom of this post and enter your email there.  Hit subscribe, and you’re in!

You will get weekly emails every Monday with all the information for that week.  

We are currently in Week 1 – we released the first set of instructions on August 23rd.  But don’t worry, if you sign up late you will still get all the instructions!

I do have to say that the response to this quilt along has been overwhelming!  I’m so thankful and humbled that so many people want to join in.

This is the first time I’ve ever done a quilt along on such a large scale, and it’s been immensely educational and eye-opening!

(Translation: things are breaking, I’m overwhelmed, but I couldn’t be happier!)

We have had a few hiccups with emails getting to the right inbox.  So if you sign up and don’t get the email, make sure to check your Junk/Promotions folder.  The email will be coming from Shauna Westergard from Ladybug Threads.


In case there are some of you still on the fence about this quilt along, I’ve included a link to the first set of instructions – Fabric Yardage Requirements and Cutting Instructions.

I wasn’t originally going to post it here and just focus on sending it through via email.  However, I realize a lot of quilters don’t want to commit to another project without knowing how much fabric and prep is required.  So you get Week 1 for Free!

Well, it was already free, but now you have easy access to it incase you need to make a decision or you can’t find the first week email in your inbox.


Oh! And before I forget, my fav LQS (Local Quilt Shop) is carrying a fabric kit just for this Quilt Along!! Quilter’s Attic Utah has this kit available for $123.99.   You can check them out online here.

Drop a comment or email me directly if you have any other questions or problems. I’m happy to help and hope this is an amazing experience for everyone involved!

Also, if you plan to share your photos online, use the hashtag #autumnfriendshipqal so I can see all the quilty goodness you come up with!

Happy quilting everyone!

Shauna Westergard - Longarm Quilter