100 Day Summer Sew-along request for prize donation
Thank you for considering being a sponsor or donating a prize to the 100 Day Summer Sew-along!
Most of you probably know my love of hand-work (hence the product specifically made for hand-sewing) – and I enjoyed my time sewing my Naive Melody blocks so much earlier this year that I want to do another 100 day project! I've written a few blog posts in advance to help participants with inspiration, and am now looking for some fantastic prizes to help motivate participants to complete their 100 blocks.
Why a summer sew-along?
After a dreary winter working from home, I'm looking to spend as much time outside as possible this spring and summer. I'm also the type of person that needs to be doing something with her hands. I still want to create, but don't want to be confined to my basement sewing room. Therefore, a simple block-at-a-time project will be perfect and easy to bring along wherever my day takes me.
Sew-along schedule & Coles notes
Registration: participants will register via Google form with name, email address and IG handle. All participant information will be private and not distributed.
The sew-along is open internationally - I will ship the winning prize package, using the most cost effective means possible (I'm taking on this expense) so that everyone who would like to participate is included.
Prep work: last week of May (24th-31st). During this week if participants wanted to post your prep pile, organization tips, inspiration, colour pulls, etc.
Kick off: Tuesday June 1st
Check ins: every 10 blocks (I know 10 blocks doesn't fit nicely onto a square IG flatlay, so just overlap one please - 10 divides into 100 nicely for equal check ins!)
June 10th, June 20th, June 30th, July 10th, July 20th, July 30th, August 9th, August 19th, August 29th & September 8th. Please note: these dates are North American based (I'm Eastern Central Time, in Canada), so if folks are participating from another time zone that is drastically different, I'm asking that they please try to post their check-ins in advance.
Last day: Wednesday September 8th!
Prize qualification: on Friday September 10th I'll be posting an Instagram post for those who completed all of their check-ins to let me know. Participants should comment with FINISHED on the post and I'll use these comments to determine the qualifying list for the grand prize. I'll keep the list in order based on registrations and remove anyone who did not complete the 10 check-ins. Then using a random number generator I'll draw the winning name, confirm they've completed all check-ins and announce the winner! I'll need the winner to provide me with a shipping address at this time.
Sponsors & Prizes
I'm hoping to gather a collection of hand-sewing tools, notions and patterns that would be used for hand-sewing purposes. I'll obviously be donating a collection of Sew Fine Thread Gloss, and I would love to have some other products to "sweeten the pot" and give participants the motivation to finish.
If you're willing to donate an item, please email me at jenn(at)sewfine(dot)ca. Please also forward your logo and item details. If you are able to ship the item directly to me I'll consolidate all of the prizes and ship them all together.
Alternatively (or in addition), if you're willing to provide a promo code for patterns or products that would benefit this hand-sewing event, that would be greatly appreciated as well.
Please reach out if you have any questions. I'm aiming to launch registration on April 1st and would love to have a prize sponsor list with products and logos for participants to get excited about when they register.
xo – Jenn