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Thread: Did you start sewing in 4-H?

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    What is 4H ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowsnow55
    What is 4H ?
    4-H is a club for youths aged aprox 10 years old to 18. It is usually in farm country. Boys and girls raise animals and girls do different projects such as sewing. Winners projects go to the county fair. 4-H stands for hands, heart, health, and home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dianne Lenore
    Quote Originally Posted by yellowsnow55
    What is 4H ?
    4-H is a club for youths aged aprox 10 years old to 18. It is usually in farm country. Boys and girls raise animals and girls do different projects such as sewing. Winners projects go to the county fair. 4-H stands for hands, heart, health, and home.
    Thank you for clearing that up. We had nothing like that growing up in The Netherlands

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    I was a city girl no 4H in our area. Learned everything from my wonderful Aunt. She was still hand quilting at the age of 82.

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    My mom taught me to sew but I was in 4-H for years. I watched mom quilt but have just recently, after retirement, started quilting and now it is a passion. I have even upgraded to my second longarm, a HQ18 Avante and love it. A goof friend got my HQ16 so I have a buddy quilting.

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    I was in 4-H and learned to bake and sew. Made an apron and hemmed tea towels. 4-H and church was my summer as I was an only child living out in the country with no close neighbors. I had sewed rug rags on my mother's treadle since we didn't have electricity. After it came through, I loved sewing on the electric sewing machine. I sewed a lot of my and my daughter's clothes and after I got into quilting, I seldom make any clothes, except wearable art. Have been quilting 25 years, and have enough projects in my head to last me until at least 150 years old. Don't think I'll make it. I am now a 4-H sewing leader and have a quilting club through Extension Homemakers.

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    I did learn in 4-H and then carried it on into Home Ec in high school. They don't do any of that anymore and it is sad in a way. Those were the good ol' days.

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    4-H, Grange and Home Bureau. I did alot of garment sewing in high school and college. Eventually got more into crafts. Then the kids needed nap blankets for kindergarten and that pushed me back to quilting. Now I have WIP's for grandchildren and great-nephews.

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    I began sewing in home-ec in Jr. high school.

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    4-H was a given at my house. Thanks for a great flashback. Maybe that's where I was given the idea that I could do anything I set my mind to. My mom was a leader for our group and we did everything we possibly could, from sewing aprons at 7 to showing the calves. It was a great way to grow up. Maybe the "techie" kids of today could use a little 4-H.

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    Yes, I learned to sew in 4-H. We had a great leader and teacher. We made the standard apron and gathered skirt. When my daughter was young, I started a small group at her school. I admire all teachers and leaders.

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    We moved from Ohio to Nevada 6yrs ago and before that I never sewed. Mom moved with us and had a Bernina that needed to be cleaned. Took it to local Bernina shop and she ended up buying a new machine. I had to take her to classes and thought it looked like fun. So I tried my hand at it and am now hooked and also working part time at the same Bernina Shop

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    I made an apron too. I found all of my record books the other day just before my hubby and I went to judge the speech contests. All I remember is our teacher made me rip alot!! I learn excellance from 4H. NEVER thought I would use it for quilting!!

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    I grew-up in 4-H, started when I was 7years and my kids whom were raised in town were also in 4-H. And just to clear something up, from finishing a degree in Home Ec and art......and presently an Extension Educator, 4-H isn't just for country and farm kids. You won't believe how many city kids do participate in 4-H (check out Chicago and New Your). As the old saying goes, 4-H isn't just sewing and cooking, cows and horses anymore. 4-Her's learning about technology, finiance and starting your own business. And to top it off.......there are loads of music artists, a couple presidents and other famous people who were in 4-H. 4-H is "learn by doing", and as someone else said "4-H is in my blood". 4-H and their "after school" programs will teach the needed area's that schools neglect and money is short.
    I also took Home Ec's in school and when in Jr and Sr year I assisted with teaching topic of the day, many times. I knew then, that this was going to be my area in college and masters.
    Just need to get some of this off my chest...........

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    yES! me too.

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    I started sewing at my mom's knee, making doll clothes from her scraps. Then in Jr. High, I took home ec. Loved the sewing part but hated the cooking (still do). Started making my own clothes at 14 and made my clothes plus 3 daughters. Never really did "fun" sewing until I started quilting classes. I don't sew clothes now, just "piddle" with quilting. Maybe I'll do more than that when I retire.

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    My sister taught me to sew the year before I was old enough to join(I must have been 9-you had to be 10 back then)I took a sewing project every year until i was too old. DH and I are now advisors, all my kids went through 4H until they aged out. All four girls are quilters and my sonca sew, too. As someone pointed out before-4H isn't just for farm kids. It has really taken hold in cities with school enrichment and afterschool clubs.

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    I also was in 4-H in grade school. Made an apron and shorts even though I could not wear them since we couldn't wear shorts or pants then. I took Home Ec. in High School for the next four years. I made dresses and even made an evening gown. today I sew, do alternations and quilt. I love to quilt.

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    home ec class for me. had a great teacher

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    No, I never even heard of 4-H until well after I started sewing.

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    My mom taught me early on a Singer treadle way back. Then I did go to 4-H and loved it. Won a style show and got a pair of scissors as the prize. Still have them. Also learned more from a good Homemaking Teacher and it has never stopped since. I still love sewing of any kind.

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    I learned to sew during my three years with the Riverdale, ND 4-H Club, I won't divulge how many years ago. I was in Jr. High then. It was a great organization and our sewing projects were very challenging.

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    I started in Home Economics in high school. Back then (in the olden days) every girl was required to take this class 4 years and all boys were required to take agriculture. I learned the basics, but I didn't actually start sewing until much later when my first child was born and she was a girl. Been sewing ever since. LOVE IT!!!

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    I too started sewing in 4-H. Does anyone remember pulling 1 thread all the way through the material, then cutting along that line to get the tea towel on the straight of the grain? I used my Mom's featherweight portable to sew everything on, even my floor length chiffon prom dress. I loved to sew & continued sewing for my 3 children, hubby and now grandkids. My Mom was a wonderful quilter; I haven't taken it up yet, but plan to soon. I love looking at all the beautiful quilts on this site. Love crafting, that is what keeps idle fingers busy :)

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    I tried to learn to sew when I was in junior high but couldn't understand some of the processes. I took my project to my grandmother, who was an alteration lady, and she showed me how to thread and run the sewing machine. Her machine was an old treadle from abt 1920 and ran like a dream. She thought my Hom Ec teacher was a fool ;-> I never thought about it but I guess I have sort of followed in my grandmotherís footsteps. I donít make clothes like she did but I do love choosing the fabric and putting the quilt tops together. I am very good at problem solving like she was.

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