Purdue Extension Community service sewing Project

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Monday, June 17th

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Want to give back to your community? Know how to sew or wish you did? Purdue Extension has the community service project for you!

Price: Free

The goal for the 4-H fair in 2019 is to invite and engage the public in creating blanket comforters during the 4-H Fair, June 17-20th.  These comforters will be donated to Closet of Promise to be presented to foster care children recently entering the system.

Volunteers will be available to assist beginning seamstresses learn to sew squares of fabric together in the process of piecing a blanket top.  Completed blanket tops, batting and backings will be sandwiched together to complete blanket comforters.  Experienced seamstresses are welcome to bring their own machines and contribute to the project. 

The community service will take place in Agner Hall, located on the Dearborn County Fairgrounds, Monday, June 17 from 12-2 pm, Tuesday, June 18th from 2-4 pm, Wednesday, June 19, from 4-6 pm and concludes Thursday, June 20th from 4-7 pm. 

Purdue Extension is asking for donated supplies to complete the project.  Suggested supplies:  fabric material (preferred 10” squares), thread, batting, embroidery floss, scissors, pins, clips etc..  A few sewing machines will be available for the public to use, and anyone willing to share their sewing machine for the project would be appreciated. Experienced seamstresses may bring additional machines to help with the project if they desire.


Agner Hall
US 50
Lawrenceburg, IN

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