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Quilting Project

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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!


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Minnesota State Fair

4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. Over 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info.

Level 1 learning goals:

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

Level 2 learning goals:

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

Level 3 learning goals:

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

Other online resources

4-H Quilts of Valor Two-Year Challenge
Nebraska 4-H youth, families, and/or volunteers are being asked to participate in a statewide community service effort by creating and donating quilts to the service men and women who are protecting our country and who are “touched by war.”  The quilts will be collected and given through the Quilts of Valor Foundation, who has already donated over 36,000 quilts.

4-H members and volunteers can work alone or in groups to make the quilts. In addition to the free fabric donated by national fabric companies, 4-H youth may also choose to contact a Quilt Guild, American Legion, other service organization, or a local quilt shop in his/her community to help provide funds or fabric, batting, or machine-quilting to complete your project. If you are interested in participating in this project, please review the 4-H Quilts of Valor Statewide Challenge Guidelines, which fit into the Quilts of Valor criteria, and review the Nebraska Quilts of Valor Challenge Lessons Learned.  We appreciate your support of the United States military through your participation in this project!   


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

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