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Extension program keeps SL youth 'in stitches'

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Sewing Expressions participants will be "kept in stitches" when they attend the January 31, 2006 ISU Extension Multi-County 4-H Winter FUNshop class to be held in Storm Lake.

From sewing basics, to new construction techniques to fun and functional projects with buttons, State 4-H Program Specialist, Sue Bogue, will provide learners with hands-on activities during the session. Those attending will experience making a "hot dog method" pillowcase, explore sewing for community service and receive the newest National 4-H Curriculum "Sewing Expressions."

According to ISUE 4-H State Program Specialist, Sue Bogue Sewing Expressions curriculum is designed to provide a positive learning experience for youth. 4-H Leaders and Sewing helpers are encouraged to focus on the fun, experience, and accomplishments attained in the project rather than on attaining "perfection."

Bogue says this unique sewing training for youth and adults will allow participants to improve their sewing skills using nationally donated sewing machines courtesy of AllBrands.com

Winter FUNshop participants will not have to have prior sewing experience to complete the Sewing Expressions class on January 31st.

"Sewing provides the opportunity for young people to experience a sense of accomplishment associated with completing a project", according to ISU Extension's Tammi Green. "It also provides an opportunity for youth to understand textiles, construction techniques, design principles as well as develop eye/hand coordination. Research has found that youth who sew develop skills that are necessary to become more creative thinkers.

The 4-H Winter FUNshop Sewing Expressions class is one of 7 sessions being offered to 4-H members, leaders and parents as well as non-4-H'ers wanting to explore any of these project areas. The Multi-County event was designed to put the latest in youth development resources and project information in the hands of volunteers working with youth in Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Ida, and Sac and surrounding counties.

A Thursday, February 2nd Snow Date has been set for the 4-H Winter FUNshop that will explore topics ranging from crops scouting teams, to being consumer savvy to raising meat goats. Registration forms are available at the local Extension Office or from the Sac County Extension : http://www.extension.iastate.edu/sac/ news/FUNshop.htm.

Pre-registration to the 4-H Winter FUNshop Sewing Expressions class is required by Monday, January 23rd.