2020 Sew Alongs, Quilt Alongs, and Quilting Challenges

One of the fun things about starting a new year is setting goals and making plans for your creative projects for the year to come. I have compiled a list of 27 Sew Alongs, Quilt Alongs, and Quilting Challenges for 2020.  Some of them will run the whole year and introduce you to a variety of skills and techniques, while others are a few months long and guide you through a specific pattern. Some are free, and others have a fee to join or require you to purchase a pattern in order to participate.

Are you hosting a SAL, QAL, or challenge that you would like me to add? Feel free to let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to add it. Are you participating in a SAL, QAL, or challenge that I missed? Please let me know so we can share it!

Free Challenges:

Sarah Goer’s Show Me Something Challenge: Sarah will share a different quilting challenge each month – this month is to show her something purple!



Amista Baker’s Stash Buster Challenge: Join Amista to make projects that will help use up your stash. She’s providing great resources for participants!



On Williams Street Online Quilting Bee 2020: The On Williams Street team is here to inspire and support us, while helping us build our quilting skills, with this beautiful sampler pattern.



Aurifil Designer of the Month Challenge: Join Pat Sloan and 12 talented quilters as they share their creative journeys and a block they’ve each designed just for this challenge!



Patterns By Jen 2020 Monthly Color Challenge – Join Jen and 30 other bloggers to complete her monthly blocks using a different color each month.

Color Challenge 2020


The National Quilt Museum’s Block of the Month Club: For quilters of all skill levels – 12 block sampler inspired by fiber art exhibits and themes relating to the National Quilt Museum.



Project Quilting: Each season brings a variety of fun week-long challenges!



All People Quilt UFO Challenge: List your 12 unfinished projects on their worksheet and finish one each month according to the random number chosen.



Pat Sloan’s Out West 2020 Quilt Along: This free “Out West” themed Block of the Month began early January, but it’s never too late to join!



American Quilter’s Society Quilt Along 2020: Complete 1 new quilt each month with this quilt along.  The fabric requirements and instructions will be available for free on their blog. 



Sugaridoo Bernina Quilt Along: This Quilt Along started in November, but it’s not too late to join.  The first row of blocks is a Hashtag block, and super cute!



Woodberry Way Scrappy Trip Quilt Along – Join Alli of Woodberry Way to make a Scrappy Trip quilt in January and February.

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Naomi Alice Fussy Cutting Sew Along: If you love EPP, this weekly sew along is for you. It started last week, but you can join at any time throughout the year!


Improv Triangles Quilt Along with Nicholas Ball

Buy The Pattern, and the Quilt Along is Free

If you already have the pattern, then you’re all set to join these QALs. If not, for about $12 (some are more, some are less), you’re all set!

The Quilter’s Planner Sampler Sew Along: Purchase a Quilter’s Planner to get this pattern, along with 12 other full quilt patterns, and an incredible yearly planner. This BOM pattern is filled with community support, resources, and lots of fun and prizes!



Karie Jewell’s Jeweled Facets Sew Along: This EPP Sew Along starts in February. I’m definitely participating in this one. So excited to work on this super versatile, beautiful pattern! And you can buy a PDF and print as many of the papers as you need!



QuiltJetGirl’s Push Pull Quilt Along: Explore transparency and color selection in this quilt along. (The fee is for the quilt along content and pattern, but the price is so similar to a pattern purchase, that I included it in this category.)



Meadowland Quilt Along: Meghan of Then Came June is hosting her second Meadowland Quilt Along. With already 1200 participants signed up, this quilt along promises to be filled with lots of community fun!



The Vintage Lace Quilt Along: Brittny of Lo & Behold Stitchery is starting this Quilt Along today, January 13th! Check out her many color options and kits for this beautiful pattern. 



Piece & Love Quilt Along: Join The Cloth Parcel to make this modern, geometric heart pattern. 



Blossom Heart Quilts: Join Alyce to build your quilting skills and make 12 mini quilts from her newly published book, Mini Masterpieces.



Paper Chain BOM: This FPP pattern and Block of the Month Sew Along, published by the makers of the Summer Sampler, is a beautiful pattern that eases you into the awesomeness of FPP!



Camden Road QAL: Beginning January 28th and ending March 24th, this quilt can be made a few blocks at a time, or one component at a time – follow on your own terms!

Camden Road Quilt Along


River Pond Quilt Along: Join Diane of From Blank Pages to make your own beautiful River Pond quilt.



Polka Dot Chair’s Choose Happiness Block of the Month: Join Melissa of Polka Dot Chair to make the Choose Happiness quilt, one block each month. 


Block of the Month Memberships

Pay an annual or monthly membership fee to join these Block of the Month memberships. They come with monthly block patterns and other resources – it varies by program, but some offer step-by-step videos, Facebook groups for community support, and other resources.


Rebecca Bryan’s Solstice Block of the Month



During Quiet Time Next Door Block of the Month



Stitched In Color Penny Sampler Pattern Club



Quiet Play 2020 FPP Pattern Club


Apple Blossoms with Cora’s Quilts: Get a monthly fabric kit along with your pattern and other resources.

Join Sarah Fielke for this Hand Appliqué Block of the Month program.