Randolph County Youth Sewing Club Meets This Summer

Red Bud, Ill.- The Randolph County 4-H “Sew Adorable” Sewing Club met today for the first of six summer meeting dates. This 4-H special interest (SPIN) club is led by Prairie Schooners club leader, Sarah Koester, with the help of junior leader Grace Koester and Home and Community Education (HCE) members Ruth Nagel, Charlene Woods and Barbara Mehring. New sewing machines were purchased for 4-H programming through a growth and innovation grant awarded through the State 4-H Foundation.

During the sewing club, participants have the option to make tote bags, aprons, recycling bags or hot pads. Youth interested in completing a community service project can make a pillowcase dress for children in Africa.

Club leader, Sarah Koester, said that they are offering the summer club to expose more youth to 4-H and to allow them to learn the basics of sewing. HCE member, Ruth Nagel, said their organization has partnered with 4-H in the past for other community projects like blankets for veterans. She is happy to help with the new SPIN club since “it’s exciting to see kids who what to learn how to sew.”

“Sew Adorable” will continue to meet July 8, 10, 12, 15, 17 and 19 at Trinity School in Red Bud from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Youth ages 8-18 that would like to join this club should contact the Randolph County Extension office at (618) 443-4364.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, contact your local registration office. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your needs.

News writer: Heather Willis, 618-357-2126, hdwillis@illinois.edu