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Quilts have a strong heritage in this country. Learn the basic quilting skills, techniques and tools, and study the collecting, conservation, and exhibition of quilts. Learning how to express your culture, aesthetics, and ideas through quilting is a fun adventure. New to 4-H? Get involved in the Quilting project!


What you can do

Level 1: Quilt Quest: Beginning Basics

Fabrics and patterns, cutting out a quilt, and troubleshooting your sewing machine. 

Level 2: Terrific Triangles: Quilting with Triangles

Using basic triangles — both half square and quarter square triangles, plus a couple using equilateral triangles.

Level 3: Amazing Applique: Quilting with Applied Designs

Learn about ways to go about creating original applique designs with just a little artistic ability.

Discover 4-H Clubs

Free curriculum from Utah State 4-H. Registration is required for download access.

Record keeping & evaluation

For adult leaders


New to 4-H? Get involved in the Quilting project!

Jodi Hintzen, 320-762-3890
MaryAnn Anderson, 320-598-3325

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