Did you know that Sew Katie Jean has a monthly block "contest?" Each month, we choose a theme and decorate our front window to match the theme. We also choose a quilt block that goes along with that month's theme. For $5.00, our customers get a pattern for the block, a copy of the rules for that month's contest and a fat quarter of fabric (usually a background fabric.) They make the block at home, bring it to the shop and we hang them in the window. For every block they make, their name goes into a drawing held at the end of the month. All the blocks are put into groups and given as prizes! It's so fun and our customers are so creative and enthusiastic! In July, our theme was "America" and we featured a block designed by Julie Cefalu of The Crafty Quilter, called "Star Spangled Love." When all the blocks were turned it, we had 59!! We had 5 winners!
This month, our theme is "Aprons and Canning Jars." We're featuring a darling vintage apron pattern designed by Charise Randell of Charise Creates, and a simple canning jar pattern. We chose this theme because so many families are home now and growing gardens and cooking at home more than ever. Some are even canning for the first time! We can't wait to see what our customers create!