Support OC 4-H

The following 4-H Youth Development articles printed in the Spring 2017 edition of the quarterly Oldham County Extension newsletter.

Reality Store Volunteers Needed

The 4-H Reality Store program is a budgeting simulation for high school students. Reality Stores will be held on March 31 at South Oldham High School and on May 5 at Oldham County High School.

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We still need volunteers to make these events possible. If you can help out on either day, please contact the extension office at 222-9453.

Support the Kentucky Ag Tag Program

The Kentucky 4-H Foundation is proud to be part of the Ag Tag Voluntary Donation Program. When renewing their license plates, Kentucky farmers can make a $10 donation which is split equally among Kentucky 4-H, FFA, and Kentucky Proud. This year is the fifth year for the program and the 4-H Foundation asks all farmers to make the donation when they renew their farm license plates in March.

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The 4-H share for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, was $184,237. These funds benefit all levels of Kentucky 4-H. The Kentucky 4-H Foundation splits the donations equally between the county from which the funds originated and the Foundation itself. The Foundation uses its half to support state level programs. The other half of the Ag Tag donation stays in Oldham County to fund programs and activities that teach youth about leadership, citizenship, science and technology, communications, public speaking, agriculture, and much more.

Spring OC 4-H News

The following 4-H Youth Development articles printed in the Spring 2017 edition of the quarterly Oldham County Extension newsletter.

Attention: 4-H Participation Forms Due

Please do not forget all 4-H members must be registered with Oldham County 4-H by April 15, 2017 in order to qualify to compete in any 4-H events. This requirement applies to all 4-H competitions including Horse Show, Horse Contest, and Dog Show as well as the Oldham County 4-H Fair.

State 4-H Achievement Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following Oldham County 4-H members for earning State Achievement Awards:

Bronze Award
Maggie Anderson
Keirstin Kennedy
Emmett King
Ruby Mason
Coral Schulte
Ethan Willis

Silver Award
Noah Anderson
Beth Huffman

Gold Level Interviews
Hannah Anderson
Sarah Griffin
Molly Logsdon
Olivia Minor
Karmen Woods

Gold Level Interviews will be held on Saturday, March 4, in Clark County. Interviewing is the final step of the Gold Level Achievement Award. Gold Level Honorees will be announced the second week of March.

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Upcoming 4-H Dog Program Dates

Take your dog to camp. Dog Camp is the perfect opportunity for 4-H’ers to work with their dogs one-on-one and in group instruction situations. The 2017 Kentucky State 4-H Dog Camp will be held at J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp from May 19 to 21. If you would like to receive registration information, contact the Oldham County Extension office at 222-9453, and we will send the information to you when it becomes available.

The 4-H Dog Volunteer Certification Program will be available twice this fall. Volunteers can attend training on September 23 at McCracken County Extension office or November 4 at Wolfe County Extension office.

Qualifying for Competitive 4-H Horse Events

4-H members who would like to qualify to participate in any 4-H Competitive Horse Event (this includes 4-H Horse Shows) must complete six hours of instructional training taught or approved by their 4-H Certified Horse Club Leader. Please meet with your leader now to ensure completion of the six required hours of instruction prior to April 15th. Documentation must accompany your registration or show paperwork.

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Note upcoming competition 4-H horse events. The District 4-H Horse Show will be held June 2-4. State Horse Judging is June 14 with the State Horse Contest on June 15. The State Horse Show will be July 2-8.

Start Thinking About the Oldham County Fair

The 2017 Oldham County Fair will be August 1-5. Projects will be entered on July 27 at the Oldham County Extension office and will be available for pick up on August 5 at the Oldham County fairgrounds. Registration forms are due to the extension office by July 6. Remember, to be eligible to exhibit projects in the 4-H categories during the county fair, youth must be a registered 4-H member by April 15. Fairbook available online. Note major changes in Arts & Crafts and Photography categories.

4-H Speech Program

The following 4-H Youth Development article printed in the Spring 2017 edition of the quarterly Oldham County Extension newsletter.

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4-H Speech Program Inspires Confidence

Public speaking is often one of our biggest fears. 4-H presents the opportunity for youth to conquer this fear at a young age by participating in the public speaking program. Public speaking skills help youth develop the confidence, organizational skills, and composure to become the influential leaders of tomorrow.

It is important for young people to give 4-H public speaking a try. The earlier children begin the program, and the longer they stick with it, the stronger their public speaking skills will be. Youth are encouraged to deliver speeches on any topic they find interesting. The search for more information on the topic promotes valuable research skills. Composing the speech with proper structure teaches organizational skills. Young speakers also learn to use creative techniques to grab their audience’s attention.

Competition begins at the club level, qualifying for the county competition on March 27. County winners advance to the April 15th district tournament. District champions advance to the state tournament in July at the University of Kentucky. Judges evaluate presentation and ability to clearly deliver a message.

It’s not too late to get involved in a 4-H speech program! Call 222-9453 for details. Speakers can register online.

HELP!! We need judges for the 4-H Communication Competitions on March 27 and April 15. Interested in volunteering to judge a speech or demonstration contest? Please contact Kelly Woods, Oldham County 4-H Agent, at 222-9453. We need your help to make this a rewarding experience for our 4-H’ers!

Winter Oldham County 4-H News

The following 4-H Youth Development articles printed in the quarterly Oldham County Extension newsletter.

Achievement Award Recipients Recognized at 4-H Banquet

The 4-H Achievement Program recognizes members beginning in the sixth grade. The application is a detailed resume of the member’s 4-H and community involvement. Scholarships are available at each state level achieved. Congratulations to the following 4-H members who have completed a Clover Achievement Level:

Clover Level 1
Adelle Minor
Caroline Olds
Izzy Perez

Clover Level 2
Rebekah Anderson
Lilly Crook
Ella Olds

Clover Level 3
Maggie Anderson
Keirstin Kennedy
Emmett King
Ruby Mason
Coral Schulte
Ethan Willis

Clover Level 4
Noah Anderson

Clover Level 5
Rebekah Degnan
Beth Huffman
Olivia Minor

Interviewing for the Gold Award
Hannah Anderson
Sarah Griffin
Molly Logsdon
Olivia Minor
Karmen Woods

Those members who achieved Clover Level Three, Four, or Five will advance to the state level for judging. Good luck, 4-H’ers!

Santa’s Workshop 2016

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Moms and Dads, do you need a little bit more time to get those last few presents wrapped or to shop for the last gift on your list? If so, send your kids to the extension office to have some fun and make gifts they can give to their friends and family.

Santa’s Workshop will be held at the Oldham County Extension office on Monday, December 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will make holiday gifts for friends and family. The $25 supply fee includes lunch. Open to boys and girls ages 8 to 12. Call 222-9453 to register.

4-H Communications Program Gets Underway in January

Youth develop organizational and critical thinking skills by learning the logical way to prepare a speech or present information through a demonstration. Competitive events give youth the opportunity to practice what they have learned and receive positive, constructive suggestions to improve.

Standing up and delivering a speech or presentation develops independence and confidence in youth. These experiences help youth overcome the fear of speaking in public. Members know that success is due to their preparation and presentation skills. Speaking in front of a large group or only a few individuals with ease gives people a sense of belonging and the opportunity to bond with other youth and adults. Many doors are opened in terms of personal friendships and professional advancement.

After mastering skills, gaining independence, and developing a sense of belonging, youth want to share what they’ve learned. They may initiate and lead a service project in the community or help their peers in various other ways. Generosity such as this is an innate part of all aspects of our 4-H Youth Development program.

A broad range of communications expertise is vital for today’s youth and tomorrow’s adults. 4-H Youth Development helps youth improve their quality of speech and association with others, whether one-on-one in a job interview or a keynote address in a banquet hall. Contact the Oldham County 4-H office at 222-9453 or amy.logsdon@uky.edu if your child is interested in participating in the 4-H Communication Program.

Source: Dr. Mark Mains, Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Assistant Director.

Attention Horse Club Members

In order to qualify for participation in any 4-H Competitive Horse Event, including 4-H horse shows, 4-H’ers must complete 6 hours of instruction taught by their 4-H Certified Horse Club Leader. The 6 instructional hours must be completed before April 15th and be documented by the Certified Horse Club Leader.

Please meet with your 4-H Certified Horse Club Leader now to ensure you will have your completed and documented 6 hours of instruction prior to April 15th. Members must also have their 4-H enrollment form submitted to the extension office on April 15th. Documentation of hours completed must accompany your registration or show paperwork.

4-H Thankful for Volunteers

The following 4-H Youth Development article printed in the quarterly Oldham County Extension newsletter.

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4-H is Thankful for our Volunteers

Now is the time of the year when many of us reflect on all of the things for which we are grateful. In Oldham County 4-H, one of the things we are most grateful for is the volunteer support. Our volunteers are leaders, cheerleaders, mentors, and advocates for our youth. It is with their help and service that many young people find their voice or passion and become healthy, capable, caring, and productive adults.

Volunteers assist by leading club meetings, serving as camp counselors, judging speech and demonstration contests, and utilizing their unique interests, skills and abilities to serve the 4-H program and extend it to audiences which would otherwise be unserved. In the process, our volunteers shape future leaders by demonstrating leadership skills, instilling a sense of community, and offering a positive connection with someone from a different age group or generation.

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Whether they serve episodically or for many years, volunteers are a valuable and essential component of 4-H. Without their help, most 4-H programs would be impossible to deliver. While they do not serve for praise or recognition, many volunteers get a great deal of fulfillment, self-satisfaction, and enjoyment out of volunteer service, as they watch youth develop self-confidence, self-worth, and leadership skills.

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If you are a volunteer, thank you for all that you do. If you are interested in more information about learning how to volunteer with the Oldham County 4-H program, contact the extension office at 222-9453.

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Source: Ken Culp, District III, Principal Extension Specialist for Volunteerism, 4-H Youth Development

Oldham Farms Host Events

The following Agriculture and Natural Resources articles printed in the quarterly Oldham County Extension newsletter.

Recent Events on Oldham County Farms

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Oldham County Hosts 4-H Land Judging

The State 4-H Land Judging Contest was held in Oldham County on August 19 at Jim Pearce’s farm. Around 100 students from all across Kentucky participated in the contest. Land judging is a way of appraising the physical nature and capability of soils. Skills learned in land judging transfer into careers for many students; the knowledge learned is used everyday by farmers, home builders, road builders, and conservationists. Thank you to the Pearce family for hosting this fun, educational event for Kentucky’s youth.

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2016 Regional Beef Field Day

On September 27, Oldham County Cattlemen’s President Maynard Stetten hosted UK Extension’s Regional Beef Field Day at his farm. 250 producers from the Louisville area attended and learned about Heavy Use Feeding Areas and Other Conservation Practices; Handling Facilities and Working Cattle in Reduced Stress Environments; and Antibiotics Regulation Changes (Veterinary Feed Directive). District Conservationist Kurt Mason, UK Extension Veterinarian Michelle Arnold, and UK Beef Specialist Darrh Bullock educated farmers about these practices, and Dr. Stetten told participants about his registered Angus cattle operation during a tour of the farm.

2016 regional beef field day

This annual field day is a cooperative effort of Extension agents and beef producers in the Louisville area and is supported by local Cattlemen’s Associations. Thanks to the Stettens for hosting this event.

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OC 4-H’ers Excel at State Shoot

2016 KY State Shoot Results

Oldham County 4-H Shooting Sports

The Kentucky 4-H State Shooting Sports Competition was held in Wilmore, KY on September 10 and 11. Seventy-eight Oldham County 4-H’ers between the ages of nine and eighteen competed in .22 Pistol, .22 Rifle, Air Pistol, Archery, and Trap/Shotgun. Oldham County 4-H’ers won a total of fifty-four trophies, six jackets, and two top scores.

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ARCHERY

2nd Place Bare Bow Team (Age 9-11)
Cole Powell
Izzy Perez
Andrew Myers
Emma Reader

2nd Place Bare Bow Team (Age 12-14)
Spencer Wieland
Anna Laverty
Will Shannon
Lilly Crook

3rd Place Bare Bow Team (Age 15-18)
Brandon Howard
Max Renner
Megan Snyder
Sarah Griffin

1st Place Individual Bare Bow (Age 12-14)
Spencer Wieland

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RIFLE .22 Sport

1st Place Team (Age 9-11)
Cole Powell
Sarah Grace Jackson
Andrew Myers
Izzy Perez

1st Place Individual (Age 9-11)
Cole Powell

2nd Place Individual (Age 9-11)
Sarah Grace Jackson

1st Place Team (Age 12-14)
Dain MacDonald
Kaitlyn Snyder
Brian Ball
Parker Jones

3rd Place Individual (Age 12-14)
Dain MacDonald

1st Place Team (Age 15-18)
John Clore
Dalton Harjes
Shane Bickett
Cameron Rice

1st Place Individual (Age 15-18) (High Overall)
John Clore

2nd Place Individual (Age 15-18)
Dalton Harjes

3rd Place Individual (Age 15-18)
Shane Bickett

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AIR PISTOL

1st Place Team (Age 12-14)
Dain MacDonald
Kaitlyn Snyder
Brian Ball
Logan Roberts

1st Place Team (Age 15-18)
Cameron Rice
Shane Bickett
Dalton Harjes
John Clore

1st Place Individual (Age 15-18)
Shane Bickett (149 out of 150) High Overall

3rd Place Individual (Age 15-18)
John Clore

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.22 PISTOL

1st Place Team (Age 12-14)
Dain MacDonald
Kaitlyn Snyder
Brian Ball
Olivia Minor

1st Place Individual (Age 12-14)
Dain MacDonald

2nd Place Individual (Age 12-14)
Kaitlyn Snyder

3rd Place Individual (Age 12-14)
Olivia Minor

1st Place Team (Age 15-18)
Shane Bickett
Dalton Harjes
John Clore
Cameron Rice

2nd Place Individual (Age 15-18)
John Clore

Congratulations to everyone who participated!

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.

Written by Lauren State, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant. Reviewed by Kelly Woods, Oldham County 4-H Youth Development Agent.

83rd Oldham County Fair

2016 Oldham County Fair

Congratulations 4-H Fair Winners

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4-H members entered 619 projects in the Oldham County Fair, demonstrating many talents and lots of hard work. We would like to congratulate all the 4-H members who created the 75 projects from Oldham County that advanced to the State Fair:

*Hannah Anderson *Noah Anderson *Rebekah Anderson
*Lilly Crook *Rebekah Degnan *Sarah Griffin
Ryan Hawkins Abby Hutchens *Ethan Jasinski
*Katelynn Jasinski *Lindsay Jasinski *Zach Jasinski
*Keirstin Kennedy *Emmett King *Drew Laverty
*Molly Logsdon *Ruby Mason *Adelle Minor
*Olivia Minor *Caroline Olds *Ella Olds
*Izzy Perez Coral Schulte Karmen Woods

Congratulations to the 4-H members denoted above who received one or more blue ribbons for their awesome work at the Kentucky State Fair. Special congratulations to Emmett King and Ruby Mason whose projects won State Fair Class Champion in their categories.

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2016 Oldham County Fair

Agriculture Department

Thanks to everyone who brought agriculture entries to the Oldham County Fair! In the Agriculture Department, Melody Hardin was the Youth Division Champion, and Bob Fishback was the Adult Division Champion. Bob Fishback’s jalapeno peppers also won Best in Show in the Adult Division. Sarah Hardin’s sweet bell peppers won Best of Show: Youth.

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2016 Oldham County Fair

Home & Family Arts Department

This year, the Home & Family Arts Department had over 140 entries in competition. A big thank you goes to the more than twenty wonderful volunteers who helped with the judging and displays.

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Left, Kathy Cursh-Gray won a blue ribbon for her homemade wine. Middle, John Black entered a cherry pie. Right, Youth Division Champion Mary Elizabeth Broecker.

Congratulations to our 2016 Division Champions! Congrats also to Ronnie Meier whose quilt won Best of Show, an award sponsored by the Log Cabin Quilters.

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Left, Open Division Champion Elizabeth Rosenberg. Right, Senior Division Champion Barb Lynch.

Written by Kelly Woods, OC 4-H Agent; Traci Missun, OC Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent; and Chris Duncan, OC Family & Consumer Science Agent. Edited by Lauren State, OC Extension Staff Assistant.

OC 4-H’ers Shine in Competition

The following 4-H Youth Development articles printed in the quarterly Oldham County Extension newsletter.

Summer OC 4-H Competitions

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OC 4-H Dog Club

Oldham County 4-H and Kentucky State Dog Show Results

The 4-H Dog Show was held at Full Circle Farm on Saturday, July 23rd, one of the hottest days this summer. Special thanks to the owners of Full Circle Farm for making the day possible — without their support we could not have continued with the show due to the heat.

Congratulations to the 4-H members who were county competition champions: Will Barber, Rebekah Degnan, Beth Huffman, and Ella Olds.

Congratulations as well to those who competed in the State 4-H Dog Show:

♣♦ Will Barber ♦ Carrie Olds
♣♦ Rebekah Degnan ♦ Ella Olds
♦ Kailey Greenwell Keira Puckett
♦ Beth Huffman ♣♦ Audrey Roberts
♣♦ Anna Laverty Brianna Ross

♦ Denotes a blue ribbon winner.
♣ Denotes a class champion.

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Oldham County 4-H Shooting Sports Competition

The Oldham County 4-H Shooting Sports Club held their county competitions in August. Congratulations to all participants!

Rifle, Age 9-11 Rifle, Age 12-14 Rifle, Age 15-18
1st Place – Sarah Grace Jackson 1st Place – Dain MacDonald 1st Place – Shane Bickett
2nd Place – Cole Powell 2nd Place – Brian Ball 2nd Place – John Clore
3rd Place – Andrew Myers 3rd Place Parker Jones 3rd Place – Cameron Rice
Pistol, Age 12-14 Pistol, Age 15-18 Trap, Age 9-11
1st Place – Brian Ball 1st Place – Cameron Rice 1st Place – Grayson Hume
2nd Place – Kaitlyn Snyder 2nd Place – Shane Bickett
3rd Place Logan Roberts 3rd Place – Hannah Anderson
Trap, Age 12-14 Bowhunter, Age 9-11 Bowhunter, Age 12-14
1st Place – Hayden Bailey 1st Place – Nick Sauer 1st Place – Jonathan Gadberry
2nd Place – Will Shannon 2nd Place – Lily Anderson 2nd Place – Kali Anderson
3rd Place Eli King 3rd Place – Sean Johnson 3rd Place – Hayven Lentz
Bowhunter, 15-18 Bare, Cloverbuds Bare, 9-11
1st Place – Cameron Rice 1st Place – Catalina Perez 1st Place – Cole Powell
2nd Place Drew Laverty 2nd Place – Sam Laverty 2nd Place – Izzy Perez
3rd Place – Brandon Howard 3rd Place – Emma Reader
Bare, 12-14 Bare, 15-18 Recurve, 9-11
1st Place – Spencer Wieland 1st Place – Brandon Howard 1st Place – John Morgan Morales
2nd Place Will Shannon 2nd Place – Max Renner 2nd Place – Spencer Duke
3rd Place – Ethan Willis 3rd Place – Megan Snyder
Target, 9-11 Target, Age 12-14
1st Place – Trent Fitzner 1st Place – Justin Ensor

In Rifle, Shane Bickett achieved the highest score. Cameron Rice was the highest overall in Pistol.

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Ballardsville High Riders Excel at State Events

The Kentucky 4-H Horse Contest was held in Lexington on June 9th and 10th. Congratulations to the following members for their accomplishments:

Heidi Keck Ella Olds
3rd in Craft Equipment 1st in Event Photography
5th in Original Design Art
Isabelle Von Busch Victoria Winn
6th in Craft Equipment 1st in Digital Collage
8th in Original Design Art 2nd in Photography Showing Movement
4th in Photo Collection
4th in Original Design Art
7th in Craft Equipment

The Kentucky 4-H Horse Show was held at the State Fairgrounds July 3rd thru 9th. Congratulations to the following members for their accomplishments at the Kentucky 4-H State Horse Show:

Emily Bennett Carrie Olds
1st in Hunter 2nd in Hunter, Under Saddle W/T
3rd in Jumper, 34″ and Below 4th in Dressage
7th in Showmanship 5th in W/T, Over Crossrails
6th in Hunt Seat Equitation
7th in Showmanship
Miranda Smith Emmett King
3rd in Hunt Seat Equitation, Over Fences 2nd in Green Horse, Over Crossrails
4th in Dressage
6th in Beginner Horse, Over 2′ Fences
7th in Hunter, Under Saddle

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2016 District and State Horse Shows!

For more information regarding the 4-H Horse program contact the Cooperative Extension office. To qualify for participation in horse related competitive events, 4-H members must complete equine educational requirements and be registered with the Extension office by April 15, 2017.

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Oldham County 4-H Fashion Revue

The 4-H Fashion Revue was held on Monday, July 25th at the Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church. The Delicious Delights 4-H Cooking Club provided refreshments at the event. Rebekah Degnan received Senior Fashion Magic Champion Award. Molly Logsdon won the Senior Sewing Champion Award. Maggie Anderson earned the Junior Fashion Magic Champion Award. Kendall Kennedy received the Cloverbud Champion Awards in Sewing and Fashion Magic.

Congratulations to all who participated!

Written by Kelly Woods, 4-H Youth Development Agent. Edited by Lauren State, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant.

Fall Oldham County Sewing Classes

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Come Sew With Us

Angela Morris, Oldham County Master Clothing Volunteer, has lots of new ideas to share with more classes this year. Be sure to check out her topics, supply lists, dates, and times for great sewing projects!

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Monday, September 26, 4-8pm ♦ Sewing Organizers

Materials Needed:

  • 3/4 yard outer fabric (If using one-way design, you will need more)
  • 3/4 yard lining fabric
  • 3/4 yard thin batting
  • 2 packages wide double fold bias tape (or make your own bias: 2 1/4 inch by 4 1/2 yards)
  • one decorative button to hang thread catcher
  • (optional) two 6 x 8 inch pieces of clear vinyl
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Monday, October 24, 4-8pm ♦ Scarfs or Shawls

You will need:

  • 4 yards soft flowy fabric
  • thread to match
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Monday, November 28, 4-8pm ♦ Place Mats or Table Runners

Supply List:

  • 1 1/2 yard light colored top fabric
  • 1 1/2 yard thin batting
  • 1 3/4 yard backing and binding fabric
  • several small scraps of fabric for applique (10 x 10 inch should do)
  • 1 yard fusible web

Sew With Your Kid

Is teaching your child to sew on your to-do list? Here is your chance to sew along with your child.

Each parent child team will construct a pillow case and laundry bag. All supplies will be provided with registration fee of $30.00. Join us from 4:15 to 6:15 on Tuesday, September 27 for pillow cases and Tuesday, October 4th for laundry bags. Call 222-9453 to register.

Written by Kelly Woods, OC 4-H Agent, and Chris Duncan, OC Family & Consumer Science Agent. Edited by Lauren State, OC Extension Staff Assistant.