January 21, 2014

4-H Sewing Project

4-H members from Black Bear, Eagles and Daggett Brook clubs met December 30 to learn about sewing and make potholders. Rylie taught them about patterns and grain line of fabric. Then Cindy, Rylie and Morena helped them make potholders.

Here's what the girls had to say about the project meeting:

Peyton - "We learned sewing techniques and about seams."

Madeline - "I learned how to lay out patterns."

Emelia - "We played a game to learn about the parts of the sewing machine."

Morena -"I learned more about the grain line of fabric. I had heard about it but now understand what it is."

Hannah - "I like sewing."

Reese - "Sewing is the most fun and yet difficult! Everybody should learn to sew!"

Rylie- "It was fun helping plan the meeting and making the potholders."

After reflection, the group decided next time they meet they will make mittens from recycled, wool sweaters.

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October 16, 2009

Junior Master Gardeners pilot project has ended. New beginnings for the Great Green Gardeners?

Our pilot project has concluded. For our last meeting we harvested the pumpkins we grew and painted them with funny faces. We delivered them with some Halloween treats to a Brainerd area senior center. We had a great time!

Plans are in the making to keep our 4-H Great Green Gardeners club going for 2010. Share your ideas with us on what you would like in a gardening project club. Thoughts on the table are:

Container gardening for fruits and vegetables
Native plants garden
Growing plants from saved seeds
Making our own compost
Learning new ways to extend the growing season in our cold, cold climate

Please let us know your ideas!

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