There are two new 4-H projects available for you to enjoy.
The first new offering is a crocheting club. The project will be a purse made from “granny squares.” Brenda Simpson, who many of you met while in sewing, has agreed to offer a beginning crocheting class.
Saundra Smith, our knitting club leader has agreed to assist Brenda with this class.
The plan is that after we meet for a couple of weeks you all will get the hang of making the crocheted squares and then complete the needed number at home. We will then regroup to assemble the squares into the purse.
The classes will begin meeting on April 21 and 28, and May 5 for those that need a little extra help. We will keep our same time as knitting from 3:30-5 p.m. We will hopefully sew the squares together on May 19.
If there are adult family members who would like to learn to crochet please invite them to join us. For a copy of the materials list you may call the office or check out the Henry County Web site, first hit he extension link and then the 4-H link.
The second class being offered is a 12”x12” quilt block wall hanging entitled “Bugs in a Jar,” sewn by machine. This class will meet May 3 and 10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. If there are those that have trouble completing the project then we will meet the following week on May 17.
Pam McDannold has agreed to be our instructor. Pam has challenged participants to create wall hangings that represent them and their interests. You are all going to like her; she is a lot of fun.
Again, for the materials list you may call the office or you may check out the Henry County Web site by hitting the extension link and then the 4-H link.
This class is for 4-Her’s ages 9 to 19 due to the limited number of sewing machines. If you have a family member that is familiar with cutting out quilt squares feel free to have them help you cut them out. If you do not have someone to help you cut the squares then we will be glad to do that for you at the first meeting.
April 13 — Please don’t forget that the Photography Club moved its regular meeting due to spring break to Wednesday, April 13, from 3:30-5. The club is taking a field trip to New Castle, so if you ride the bus please get off at the Henry County Courthouse. I will be there to meet you. If the weather is bad then we will meet at the office as usual.
April 15 — Blackpowder Range Practice. Call 845-2811 for directions.
April 16 — District #3 Communications Event for county winners of Speech, Demonstration, and Variety Show. Will be held at Ballardsville Baptist Church.
April 18 — Shooting Sports meeting at the Henry County Cooperative Extension Service at 6:30 p.m.
April 20 — Cooking Club at the Henry County Cooperative Extension Service from 3:30-5 p.m.
April 21 — Crocheting Club begins! Join us in making crochet purses at the Henry County Extension office from 3:30-5 p.m. Classes will continue on April 28 and May 5. Additional classes will be added if needed. Call the office to receive materials list at 845-2811.
April 21 — Rifle Practice at 6 p.m. Call for directions at 845-2811.
Bug in a Jar supply list:
.75 yard fabric for background, backing and sleeve
Use any background you want. Black is pretty effective for many prints and can make the jar seem to pop out from the fabric, but another color might work better with your quilting fabrics.
Thread to match background fabric
5”x4” fabric for each jar contents: will be doing 4 jars, fill with bugs, fruits, veggies, animals, people or whatever pattern you like!
1”x3” fabric strip for each jar lid (four lids)
7”x2” fabric strip for each shelf (four shelves)
Batting (will be supplied by Cathy)
TOOLS, NOTIONS, ETC. NEEDED FOR CLASS
Basic sewing supplies
PRE CLASS INSTRUCTIONS:
If you want to pre cut your fabrics
Cutting Instructions are for one jar
7”x1.25“ (1 patch for background)
2.5”x1” (2 patches for background by lid)
4.75”x2.25” (2 patches for background by jar)
7”x.25” (1 patch for shelf)
4.75”x3.5” (1 patch for jar—bugs, candy, etc…)
3”x1” (1 patch for jar lid)
12.5“x 12.5“ (1 patch for the backing)
We will have a cutting board, rotary cutter, and rulers in the class for you. There are some sewing machines available also.