Needle Arts

All 4-Hers, parents and leaders are invited to attend the monthly needle arts classes. The next class will be held on November 10 at 7:00 PM, CT at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Participants are asked to bring any supplies they would like to practice with. If you would like more information about the classes contact Beth Gourley at 402-389-1511 or

Design Day

A 4-H Design Day will be held on Saturday, November 21 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, CT at the Cherry County Fairgrounds. Project focus will be on the new Beyond the Needle Project (formerly Decorate Your Duds). 4-Hers will learn design basics including: elements and principles, color wheel, color schemes and pattern and texture. There will also be time set aside to learn how to utilize the die-cut machine in various projects and also needle art projects. Please bring any needle craft supplies you have/want to use as well as fabric and/or paper. If you have questions about what to bring, contact Michelle Garwood at 402-389-1655 or Deadline for registration is November 19. Call the Extension Office at 402-376-1850 to attend. All participants will need to bring a sack lunch.

Clothing In-service

There will be a 4-H Clothing in-service open to all volunteers at the Hall County Extension Office in Grand Island on Wednesday, December 9 from 9:90 to 3:00. Topics to be covered include: Smart Clothing – learning how to incorporate LEDs into clothing and accessories. Tips on putting a portfolio project together, fabric design – creating a unique fabric yardage, the latest trends in fiber arts, and entrepreneurship. All break-out sessions will be hands-on and you will go home with samples. Cost of the day is $35 and registration deadline is December 1st. Scholarships for Cherry County leaders are available from the Cherry County 4-H Foundation. Contact the Extension Office at 402-376-1850 or for carpooling and scholarship information.