4-H Home Economics

All projects in this category require a 4-H Home Economics Record Book.

Junior Unit Sewing

Senior Unit Sewing

Needlework

Home Environment

Consumer and Fincancial Education

 

 

4-H Sewing

Division 6032

  • Follow Kenton County 4H Record Book Policy-New Rules in 2017

  • 4Her may enter 1 unit, but may enter all classes within said unit

  • Must be work of 4-Her and completed since last Kenton County Fair

  • State Fair no longer requires a completed Sewing Project Card but does require hand written or computer printed 8.5" X 11" documentation for Junior Unit VI non-clothing option and Upcycle Jr & Sr projects. 

  • Use Following Publication For Units I-IV and Unit VI:  http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/4jd/4jd01pb/4jd01pb.pdf 

  • See State Fair catalog (website) and/or 4H agent for other exhibit requirements and information

  • The definition of a "complete outfit" is an item or items that cover the top and bottom of the body.  To be considered a top, a jacket or robe, it must include a front closure.  Open front tops that require an under shirt do not count as a complete outfit unless the under shirt is also constructed by the member

  • **Kenton County Only Classes at end of section
     

Junior Division(4-H Ages 9-13)

Unit I- Let's Learn to Sew: 
Beginner skills; Use Above Publication: pg 3-20, 55-56

789 Unit I Clothing Option: Shorts, pants, or skirt with casing waist line (elastic and/or drawstring).  Garment must be made from woven fabric and include straight machine stitching, appropriate  visible seam finish, and machine stitched hem.  This class is for ages 9-13.

 

790 Unit I Non Clothing Option: Drawstring backpack or tote bag with fabric handles OR a laundry bag.  Item must be made from woven fabric and include straight machine stitching, appropriate visible seam finish, and a casing or machine stitched hem.  This class is for ages 9-13.

Unit II- Let's Get to the Bottom: 
Beginner skills; Above Publication: pg 21-38, 55-56

791 Unit II Clothing Option: Skirt, sundress, shorts, or pants.  Item must be made from woven fabric and include enclosed seams, appropriate seam finish, interfacing, zipper, and a facing or waistband.  This class is for ages 9-13.

 

792 Unit II Non Clothing Option: Zippered tote bag, purse, garment bag, or gym bag.  Item must be made from woven fabric and include enclosed seams, appropriate seam finish, interfacing and zipper.  (Pre-quilted woven fabric and recycled woven fabric are acceptable fabric choices but use is not required.)  This class is for ages 9-13.

 

Unit III- Top it Off: 
Beginner skills; Use Above Publication: pg 39-52, 55-56

 

793 Unit III Clothing Option: Shirt, simple jacket, one piece dress with no waistline, cape with a hood or collar, bathrobe, or vest with lining or facing. Garment must be made from woven fabric and include buttons and buttonholes.  A simple lining, trim, collar, and sleeves may be included but are not required. This class is for youth ages 9-13.

 

794 Unit III Non Clothing Option: Backpack with lining, applied trim, and button/buttonhole closure.  This class is for youth ages 9-13.

 

Unit IV- Stretch Your Knit Skills:

Beginner skills: Above Publication: pg 45-48, 55-56

 

795 Unit IV Stretch Your Knit Skills:  1 or 2 piece complete outfit made from knit fabric such as a dress, top and  bottom, pajamas or nightshirt.  All garment pieces must be made from knit fabric with a limited amount of one-way stretch; rib knit may be included for neckband and arm/leg band trim only.  This class is for youth ages 9-13.

 

Unit V- Moving on Up: 

Intermediate skills:  Use Following Publication:  http://4-h.ca.uky.edu/sites/4-h.ca.uky.edu/files/junior_unit_v_moving_on_up.pdf

 

796 Unit V Moving on Up:  one-piece complete outfit-made from woven fabric such as a dress, coveralls or jumpsuit.  Item must include at least a zipper and/or buttons and buttonholes.  A waistline simple lining, trim, collar, and sleeves may be included but are not required.  This class is for youth ages 9-13.

 

Unit VI- Put it All Together: 

Use Above Publication (In bulleted section) :  pg 49-56

 

797 Unit VI Put It All Together Clothing Option:  2 or 3 piece complete coordinating outfit; such as warm up suit; dress with jacket or coat, swimwear with cover-up, jacket or shirt with slacks/skirt. At least one piece must include sleeves and a collar/hood. No simple casings. Fabric choice may be woven, knit or a combination of the two.  This class is for ages 9-13.

 

798 Unit VI Put It All Together Non Clothing Option: Original design tote bag and documentation folder- Using Wild Ginger Software, Inc. Wild Things! software program, select the Tote Bag option and design a bag that includes at least 2 pockets. Be creative with your design.  Required elements:  at least 2 pockets; minimum size of 12 inches in height and 12 inches in width, at least one functional zipper, and creative stitchery or applied trim to personalize your bag.  Optional elements: lining, other type closure as design dictates [button(s), hook and loop tape, or snap(s)].  If bag is not lined, it is suggested that the seam allowances be finished with a bound seam finish.  This class is for ages 9-13.  In the documentation include: your name, your county, the name of the unit, class entered, number of years you have been sewing, cost, and the printed design sheets (one for each pocket selected) from the program and answers to the following questions:

  • How did you choose the size of your tote bag?

  • Did you use any of the default settings in the program?

  • Did you have any trouble using the software or printing your pattern? Explain.

  • Did you download the Wild Things! program to your home computer or use the program at your county extension office?

  • Did you make any changes to your pattern after it was printed?  If so, tell what you changed.

Unit-Up Cycle It!-for youth ages 9-13 with advanced sewing skills: 
Use Publication:  https://4-h.ca.uky.edu/sites/4-h.ca.uky.edu/files/upcycle_project_jr_and_sr.pdf

799 Up Cycle It! Junior-item sewn from recycled/repurposed garments and documentation folder:  Sew a garment or fashion accessory from previously worn garments.  Recycled fabric is to be the major component of the item.  Recycled garments may be cast-offs from the member's family/friends or purchased at a yard sale or similar low cost source.  Documentation is required.  In documentation include the following:  your photo of all recycled items used; source of the recycled garment; how the design was created; and any design drawings that were used in the creation.  Place documentation in a folder or plastic sheet protector.  "Deconstructed" t-shirts which do not include sewing skills do not fit this class.  Items for the home do NOT fit this class.  Items which do not include sewing as a major means of reconstruction are not eligible for this class.  Click on 'Up Cycle."  This class is for ages 9-13 with sewing skills.

 

Senior Division(4H Ages 14-19)

Unit:  Let's Be Casual-for ages 14-18

See publication: http://4-h.ca.uky.edu/sites/4-h.ca.uky.edu/files/senior_unit_1_a_lets_be_casual.pdf)

 

800 Let's Be Casual-Clothing Option: 1 or 2 piece complete casual outfit made from knit or woven fabric, such as a dress, top and bottom, simple pajamas or robe.  This class is for ages 14-18.

 

801 Let's Be Casual-Non Clothing Option: 2 coordinating fashion accessories from the following: wallet, garment bag, duffel bag, purse, backpack. At least one piece must have a zipper.  This class is for ages 14-18.

 

 

Unit:  Dress it Up-for ages 14-18

See publication: https://4-h.ca.uky.edu/sites/4-h.ca.uky.edu/files/senior_unit_1_b_dress_it_up_0.pdf)

 

802 Dress It Up:  1 or 2 piece complete dressy outfit, such as a dress, suit, pantsuit, sport coat and slacks. Fabric choice may be woven, knit or a combination of the two.  This class is for ages 14-18.

 

Unit:  Match it Up-for ages 14-18

see publication: https://4-h.ca.uky.edu/sites/4-h.ca.uky.edu/files/senior_unit_1_c_match_it_up.pdf)

 

803 Match It Up-Clothing Option: Choose at least one item from each group to make a complete 3 or 4 piece coordinated outfit:

• Shorts, pants or skirt

• Tops, blouse, shirt

• Vest, jacket, sweater

At least one piece is required to have regulation set in sleeves. Fabric choice may be woven, knit or a combination of the two. An accessory item may be included as the fourth piece.  This class is for ages 14-18.

 

804 Match It Up-Non Clothing Option: 3 or 4 piece coordinating luggage/travel accessories set. Each piece must have an applied border/trims, pocket and zipper.  This class is for ages 14-18.

Creative Expressions-for ages 14-18.

See publication:  https://4-h.ca.uky.edu/sites/4-h.ca.uky.edu/files/senior_unit_1_d_creative_expressions.pdf

 

805 Creative Expressions-Clothing Option: Construct a complete outfit for one of the following activities:

• Halloween, theater or historic costume

• Uniform for medical, cheerleader, dancer, etc

• Riding apparel

This class is for ages 14-18.  

 

806 Creative Expression-Non Clothing Option: Select one of the following and construct a:

• Fabric doll or animal with a wardrobe of two outfits

• Machine appliquéd specialty flag or decorative banner (minimum size 24”x24”)

This class is for ages 14-18.  

 

Leisure Time:  for ages 14-18 with advanced skills

see publication:  https://4-h.ca.uky.edu/sites/4-h.ca.uky.edu/files/senior_unit_2_a_leisure_time_1.pdf

 

807 Leisure Time-Clothing Option: 2 or 3 piece complete outfit. Choose from the following:

• Athletic wear such as leotard, cycling wear, warm-up suit, bathing suit and cover-up, tennis wear.

• Pajamas and robe (must use specialty fabric such as terry cloth, flannel, fleece, nylon tricot)

• Raincoat and hat or rain suit

This class is for ages 14-18.

 

Unit:  Formal Affair:  for ages 14-18 with advanced skills

see publication: https://4-h.ca.uky.edu/sites/4-h.ca.uky.edu/files/senior_unit_2_b_formal_affair_2.pdf

 

808 Formal Affair: 1 or  2 piece complete outfit, such as a prom dress, bridesmaid dress or tuxedo. Fabric choice may be woven, knit or a combination of the two.  This class is for ages 14-18.

Unit:  Tailor Made:  for ages 14-18 with advanced skills

see publication: https://4-h.ca.uky.edu/sites/4-h.ca.uky.edu/files/senior_unit_2_c_tailormade.pdf

 

809 Tailor Made of Wool:  Suit, jacket, or coat, made from 100% wool or at least 60% wool blend fabric. Traditional or speed tailoring techniques must be used to create structure in the areas of the neck, shoulder and hemlines. Do not include non-wool/wool blend coordinates.  This class is for ages 14-18.

 

Unit: Up Cycle It:  for ages 14-18 with advanced sewing skills

 

810 Up Cycle It! Senior:  Item sewn from recycled/repurposed garments and documentation folder:  Sew a garment or fashion accessory from previously worn garments.  Recycled Fabric is to be the major component of the item  Recycled garments may be cast-offs from the member's family/friends or purchased at a yard sale or similar low cost source.   Additional Documentation is required. In documentation include the following: your name, your county, the name of the unit, class entered, number of years you have been sewing; a "before" photo of all recycled items used; source of the recycled garment; how the design was created; and any design drawings that were used in the creation.  Place documentation in a folder or plastic sheet protector.   "Deconstructed" t-shirts which do not include sewing skills do not fit this class.  Items for the home do NOT fit this class.  Items which do not include sewing as a major means of reconstruction are not eligible for this class.  This class is for ages 14-18.  See publication: 

https://4-h.ca.uky.edu/sites/4-h.ca.uky.edu/files/upcycle_project_jr_and_sr.pdf

4H Sewing (Kenton County Only)

  • Follow Kenton County 4H Record Book Policy-New Rules in 2017

4Se14 Machine Stitched and Stuffed Item

4Se15 Machine Stitched Bag without fasteners

4Se16 Machine stitched bag with fastener(s)

4Se17 Machine Stitched Holiday Item

4Se18 Machine Quilted Item

4Se19 Hand-stitched Item

4Se20 Machine Applique

4Se21 Pillowcase, Machine sewn

 

4-H Needlework

Division 6033

  • Follow Kenton County 4H Record Book Policy-New Rules in 2017

  • If pattern/instructions are not from the Kentucky 4H Needlework Notebook, a copy of the pattern must be submitted with the exhibit.

  • Consult state fair 4H catalog (website) or 4H agent for labeling instructions

  • State Fair may require additional documentation.  Refer to specific project for details

CROCHET

  • Exhibit only 1 crochet item per 4-Her

813 Item(s) made of medium weight yarn and single or double crochet stitches. Such as:  scarf, purse, belt, hat, pillow, two wash cloths (made from cotton yarn), afghan, shawl, vest or pair of slippers.

 

814 Item(s) made with novelty yarn and  single and/or double crochet stitches.  Such as: scarf, purse, belt, hat, pillow, afghan, shawl, vest, or pair of slippers.

 

815 Item(s) made of granny squares: May use any weight yarn.

 

816 Item(s) made using intermediate skills/pattern crochet stitches.  Such as:  toy,hat, belt, scarf, pair of mittens, pillow, sweater, vest, shawl or baby blanket, doily (made from bedspread weight thread) or set of 5 different ornaments (made from bedspread weight thread) using intermediate skills/stitches.  Include one or more pattern stitches--shell, arch, diamond, boble, snapdragon, popcorn, cross, puff, cluster, or seed/granite.  Can include one or more colors in alternating rows (stripes).

 

817 Item or pair of items using advanced crochet skills:  include one or more of the following advanced skills:  afghan stitch, beadwork, camel crochet, filet crochet, Irish crochet, Cro-knit/hook, Cro-tat, hairpin lace, or broomstick lace; combining pattern stitches with crocheted buttons and/or buttonholes; creating plaids, geometric designs or checks; making novelty crochet articles; or creating your own design.  Original designs must include a copy of directions, notes and diagrams used to create the item(s). Suggested items include:  multi-colored hat, purse, collar (made with bedspread-weight cotton thread), sweater, jacket, coat or toy. 

HAND EMBROIDERY

  • Exhibit only 1 embroidery item per 4Her

  • All projects are to be a "finished" item (for example:  the stitchery is framed or made into an item such as a pillow, wall hanging, pot holder, eyeglass holder, etc.)  The stitchery can be created on a purchased item, such as a pillowcase, clothing, tote bag, purse, bib, or dishtowel. Items may be made from purchased kits that meet the individual project guidelines. 

 

818 Item using one type of embroidery stitch from the following: 

  • Redwork: Embroidery item made with a single color of floss such as “Redwork,” using red floss.  Must use the stem stitch and have an embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger.

  • Stamped Cross Stitch: Cross stitched design stamped (printed/drawn) on plain woven fabric and have an embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger. 

  • Stamped Cross Stitch Border: Cross stitched border using a design stamped (printed/drawn) on plain woven fabric that has an embroidered area equivalent to 2 x 16 inches or larger.

  • Cross Stitch on Gingham: Cross stitched item using ¼-inch checked gingham fabric and have an embroidered area equivalent to 5” X 7” or larger. The design was stitched by following a chart or graph of the design, not stamped or drawn on the fabric. 

 

819 Item using multiple types of embroidery stitches from the following:

  • Candlewicking: Candlewicking design stamped on plain woven fabric.  Must include stem/outline, satin and colonial knot stitches and have an embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger.

  • Stamped Embroidery: Embroidery design printed/drawn on plain woven fabric or felt. Must include three or more of the following different stitches (stem/outline, lazy daisy, running, straight, French knot, satin, blanket, chain, or back stitch).  May use more than one color of floss. Must have an embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger. 

 

820 Item of charted embroidery using large cross or snowflake stitches from the following:

  • Cross Stitch on Gingham: Cross stitch on ¼-inch gingham and have an embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger.

  • Counted Cross Stitch: Counted cross stitch on 11 count Aida cloth and have an embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger.

  • Chicken Scratch (on gingham): Chicken Scratch (also known as Snowflake embroidery) on ¼ inch or smaller checked gingham fabric. Must have an embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger.

           

821 Item of crewel embroidery: 

  • Crewel embroidery design on linen or cotton twill fabric using crewel or Persian yarn. Must have an embroidered area equivalent to 6 x 8 inches or larger.  

 

822 Item of charted embroidery using specialty cloth from the following:

  • Counted cross stitch on 14 count Aida cloth or other fabric using waste canvas. Must have an embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger.

  • Huck embroidery on huck toweling creating a minimum 2 inch wide border design. 

  • Swedish weaving on monk’s cloth creating a minimum of 6 inch wide border design. 

 

823 Item of embroidery using advanced skills from the following:

  • Silk ribbon embroidery using 5 or more embroidery stitches with silk ribbon.  Design may also include embroidery floss.

  • Crazy quilt patchwork constructed of irregularly shaped fabric pieces embellished with a combination of ribbon work, specialty thread, embroidery stitches, and/or beadwork creating a finished crazy quilt design.

  • Counted cross stitch on 18 or 22 count even weave or Aida cloth. Must have an embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger.  

  • English smocking, minimum smocked area equivalent to 4 x 6 inches. Design must include at least 5 different smocking stitches. 

 

KNITTING

  • Exhibit only 1 knitting item per 4Her

  • The objective is for youth to learn the skills involved in hand knitting with needles.  Therefore, items made on a knitting loom or knitting machine are NOT to be entered and will not be judged.

 

824 Small/simple knitted item(s):  A hat, pillow, purse, scarf, belt, doll afghan, or two wash cloths using worsted weight yarn.  Solid color or variegated yarn is acceptable.  Wash cloths should be made from worsted weight cotton yarn.    Items are limited to those that include garter stitch, stockinette stitch, and/or ribbing stitch.  Items made on a knitting machine or loom do not fit in this class.

 

825 Knitted Scarf from Novelty Yarn:  Knitted scarf created from any novelty/decorative yarn.  Scarf must be at least 24" long.  Items made on a knitting machine or loom do not fit in this class.

 

826 Larger/simple knitted item(s):   Hat and scarf; a pair of mittens; a pair of slippers; a shawl; or an afghan (minimum size 36X36 inches). May use yarn other than worsted weight yarn. Two colors and one pattern stitch may be used in addition to garter stitch, stockinette stitch, and/or ribbing stitch.  Items made on a knitting machine or loom do not fit in this class.

 

827 Knitted project focused on shape:  Exhibit one item or a pair of items using pick up stitches, multiple color changes (stripes or duplicate stitch), and/or circular knitting. Item must include increase or decrease. May use yarns other than worsted weight yarn. Ideas such as:  gloves, hat, mittens, socks, leggings, stuffed tow, skirt, sweater, vest.  Items made on a knitting machine or loom do not fit in this class.

 

828 Knitted project focused on design:  Exhibit one item or a pair of items using charted designs or design your own.  Charted designs may include color changes such as Fair Isle Intarsia, and Mosaic knitting.  Original designs must include a copy of directions, notes, and any diagrams used to create the item.  Ideas such as:  pillow, afghan (minimum size 45X60 inches), holiday stocking (minimum 18” in length), purse, pair of socks, sweater.  Items made on a knitting machine or loom do not fit in this class.

 

829 Knitted project focused on texture:  Exhibit one item or pair of items using charted designs or design your own.  Charted designs must include multiple pattern stitches such as Aran Isle knitting or lace knitting.  Knitting with beads is also acceptable.  Original designs must include a copy of directions, notes, and any diagrams used to create the item.  Ideas such as:  cell phone holder, amulet, pillow, afghan (minimum size 45 x 60 inches), holiday stocking (minimum 18 inches in length), purse, pair of socks, sweater.  Items made on a knitting machine or looms do not fit in this class.

LACEWORK-TATTING 

  • Exhibit only 1 lacework-tatting item per 4Her

830 One thread tatting:  Tatted item or item embellished with tatted edging or tatted motifs using a tatting needle  or shuttle and single thread.  Item should include rings with picots and double stitches only.  Item to which the tatting is attached may be purchased, made by member or by someone else; Judging is based on tatting and quality of workmanship in attaching it to the item.

 

831 Two thread tatting:  Bookmark, jewelry, tatted embellishment on clothing or other item using size 5 needle or shuttle and 2 appropriate sized threads.  Item must include chains and rings with picots and double stitches, may use one or two colors of thread.  Item to which the tatting is attached may be purchased, made by member or by someone else; Judging is based on tatting and quality of workmanship in attaching it to the item.

 

832 Advanced tatting: Exhibit one of the following items:

  • Item of shuttle tatting using size 20 or 30 tatting thread.  Options:  Bookmark, jewelry, embellishment on clothing or other item.  Item must include chains and rings with picots and double stitches, may use one or two colors of thread.

  • Item of needle tatting using size 7 needle and appropriate sized tatting thread.  Options:  Bookmark, jewelry, embellishment on clothing or other item.  Item must include chains and rings with picots and double stitches may use one or two colors of thread.

  • Item using either shuttle or needle tatting with the use of two threads and beads.  Options:  jewelry, advanced motif as embellishment on clothing or other items.  Item to which the tatting is attached may be purchased, made by member or by someone else;    Judging is based on tatting and quality of workmanship in attaching it to the item.

QUILTING

  • Exhibit only 1 quilting item per 4Her

  • All projects are to be a completed item that includes a pieced top, batting, backing fabric, and a finished outer edge.

  • Quilting on long arm quilting machines or hooped embroidery machines is not an option for the Needlework-Quilting project.

  • Quilting or tacking should be done by hand or with the use of a conventional sewing machine.  Refer to 4H Quilting publications.

 

833 Quilted Mat (12" X 12" finished size):  Exhibit one a 2 X 2 "quilt" made with four six inch squares. At least two of the 6-inch squares must be patchwork designs in which square and/or rectangle pieces are pieced together (do not include triangle pieces).

Piecing technique:  stitch by hand or sewing machine. 

Quilting technique:  machine tack or hand tie, stitch by hand or use a conventional sewing machine (Do NOT use a long arm quilting machine or hooped embroidery machine.

 

834 Quilted Runner-machine tacked or hand tied (12" X 36" finished size):  Exhibit a 1 X 3 four-block runner "quilt".   Each four-block must include at least two 6-inch square patchwork blocks made with square and/or rectangle pieces (do not include triangle pieces).

Piecing technique:  stitch by hand or sewing machine. 

Quilting technique:  machine tack or hand tie.

 

835  Quilted Runner-quilted by hand or sewing machine (12" X 36" finished size):  Exhibit a 1 X 3 four-block runner "quilt".  Each four-block must include at least two 6 inch square patchwork blocks made with square and/or rectangle pieces (do not include triangle pieces).

Piecing technique:  stitch by hand or sewing machine.

Quilting technique:  stitch by hand or use a conventional sewing machine (Do NOT use a long arm quilting machine or hooped embroidery machine.

 

836 Hand Quilted Wall Hanging or Small Quilt (36" X 36"):  Exhibit a 4 or 9 block quilt or quilted wall hanging.  Each block must measure 12 inches by 12 inches for the 4-block version or 9 inches by 9 inches for the 9-block version.  Finished project must include appliqué and/or triangle pieces with sashing and/or borders.  Finished quilt not to exceed 36 inches by 36 inches.

Piecing technique:  stitch by hand or sewing machine 

Quilting technique:  stitch by hand using cross hatching, stitching in the ditch, or echo/outline quilting. 

Edge finishing technique:  Applied binding with mitered corners, hanging sleeve optional.

 

837 Machine Quilted Wall Hanging or Small Quilt (36" X 36"):  Exhibit a 4 or 9 block quilt or quilted wall hanging.  Each block must measure 12 inches by 12 inches for the 4 block version or 9 inches by 9 inches for the 9 block version.  Finished project must include appliqué and/or triangle pieces with sashing and/or borders.  Finished quilt not to exceed 36 inches by 36 inches.

Piecing technique:  stitched by hand or sewing machine 

Quilting technique:  stitch using a conventional sewing machine using cross hatching, stitching in the ditch, or echo/outline quilting.  (Do NOT use a long arm quilting machine or hooped embroidery machine.) 

Edge finishing technique:  Applied binding with mitered corners, hanging sleeve optional.

 

838 Creative Quilt or Quilted Wall Hanging (at least 24" X 24" up to 48" X 48"):  Exhibit a creative quilt, minimum finished size 24 inches by 24 inches, maximum size 48 inches by 48 inches.  Quilt top should include advanced piecing techniques joined by hand and/or machine that may include dimensional pieces, appliqué, foundation piecing, English paper piecing, miniature scale, and/or landscape design.

Piecing technique:  stitch by hand or sewing machine

Quilting technique: Stitch by hand or conventional sewing machine using  stippling  or patterned/stenciled motifs.  (Do NOT use a long arm quilting machine or hooped embroidery machine.)

Edge finishing technique:  Applied binding with mitered corners, hanging sleeve optional.

 

 
 
 

4-H Home Environment

Division 6039

  • Follow Kenton County 4H Record Book Policy-New Rules in 2017

  • The work on the entry must be done by 4-H member since the 2016 Fair.

  • 4H'er may enter only one unit, but may enter all classes within said unit.

  • 4Her may enter a unit and also enter section on "Changing Spaces"

  • The decision of the judges is final.

  • Each exhibit must be properly labeled.  Place ID tag (4LO-11SO) in the most visible place on the exhibit, preferably on the lower right-hand corner.  Labels may be securely taped, attached with a rubber band through a hole in the corner or safety pinned (fabric items).  Do NOT use straight pins.  To insure that all parts of the exhibit make it back to the county, "hide" a small label (with a minimum of the county name) on EVERY part that might become separate from others; these should not be visible to the public when displayed.

  • Several classes require documentation.  Write the member's name, county, and class number on the front of the sheet, folder or notebook of documentation.

  • Rods, pins and fixtures will be provided by State Fair for window treatment exhibits.

  • Wall hangings and bulletin boards must be ready to hang with appropriate hardware attached

  • Refinished item refers to an item already in use which has been given a new finish using paint or some type of seal.

UNIT I EXHIBITS from Exploring Your Home project book

887 Color Collage (pp. 7-8, activity 3) A collage of color created by the member to depict colors liked by the member.  A collage is made up of a collection of objects (such as paper, fabric, wrapping paper, wallpaper, carpet, or other materials) artistically arranged and adhered to a mat board or foam core board. 

 

888 Texture Collage (pp. 8-9, see activities 1 & 2) A collection of textured items or rubbings of textured items artistically arranged and adhered to mat board or foam core board. 

 

889 Transparent Finish applied to small wood object.  (pp. 13-14) Apply a clear finish such as tung oil or penetrating seal or polyurethane which does not include stain to a small wood object such as a bowl, tray, cutting board, board game or box.  A transparent finish allows the wood grain to show through.  Judging emphasis will be on how well the object is prepared for the finish and how well the finish has been applied, not the construction of the wood object.  The wood object may be made by the member, made by someone else, purchased or found.  Items that are stained or finished with paint do not fit in this class.

 

890 Simple,  cloth item for the home.  (Sewing machine may be used but is not required)  Examples:  decorative pillow, tablecloth, laundry bag, place mats; footstool with a seat made of woven fabric; fabric applied to an item such as a box, plate, or lampshade.  Unacceptable: purses, tote bags, backpacks, duffle bags.

 

891 Wastebasket-(pp. 10-12) decorated by member

 

892 Bulletin board  (must be ready to hang with appropriate hardware attached)

 

UNIT II EXHIBITS from Living with Others project book

893 Decorative item for the home and photo-decorative item created by member as part of 4H home Environment Project.  Include a photo showing how the item fits into the home's décor.

894 Simple wood item refinished by the 4H member (pp 14-15). Item should have straight lines with no elaborate carvings or turnings.  (The idea is to learn how to apply a new finish such as paint, stain, varnish, polyurethane, etc. to a simple wooden furnishing that's already in use.)  Documentation is to include a "before" photo with explanation of how the item was refinished and must be securely attached. Examples: refinished foot stool, children's furniture, small box, tray, picture frame, book shelves, or plant stand.

 

895 Cloth item for the home created using a sewing machine (Unit II, pp. 12-14). Examples:  hemmed table cloth or table runner, wall hanging, pillow, pillow case, throw, embellished towels, shower curtain, chair cover, laundry bag, pet bed, valence and curtains. Unacceptable: purses, tote bags, backpacks, duffle bags.

 

896 Invitation and thank you letter/note--Design an invitation and thank you letter/note for a sleepover, birthday party or other occasion of your choice.  (p. 6-7) Cards/letters may be created with computer software or handwritten.  Decorations on the cards/letters may be member's original artwork, computer-generated art, purchased or found decorative items.  The message written in the card or letter is more important than the decorations.  Write your name and county on the back of each card/letter and place each card/letter in a plastic sheet protector.  (For the fair, it is best to use a fictitious address and contact information on the invitation or thank you.)

 

UNIT III EXHIBITS from Where I Live project book

897 Accessory for the home created by the 4-H member-This exhibit is to be made up of two parts: 1) the accessory and 2) a sheet or folder of documentation.  Documentation is to include: a sketch or photo to show how the accessory is used in the home and a description of how the design and colors fit in with the other furnishings and color used in the home. Examples: stitchery or appliqué wall hanging, latch hook items, pillow with applied design (stitchery,  appliqué or other media), rug, picture in appropriate frame and ready to hang.

 

898 Individual place (table) setting This exhibit is to be made up of two parts: 1) one individual place setting appropriate to a theme or event chosen by the 4H member and 2) a color photo or diagram of the place setting showing how it should be arranged. (pp. 11-13)  Include plate, beverage container(s) and placemat, and napkin. Additional decorative item(s) are optional.  All items that make up the place setting are to fit on the surface of the placemat.  Flatware (knife, fork and spoon) must be included in the photo/diagram showing how all the items are arranged, but do not send flatware to the state fair. To insure that all pieces get returned to the member, write the name and county of the exhibitor on tape and place it on every part of the table setting in a location hidden to the public when exhibited at the fair.

 

899 Piece of furniture refinished-stripped, sanded, and painted or stained/sealed by the 4-H member (pp. 16-20). This exhibit is to be made up of two parts:  1) the furniture and 2) Documentation is to include a "before" photo with explanation of how the item was refinished and must be securely attached. Examples: rocker, table, large chair or chest.

 

900 Old or discarded item made useful in a new way as a home accessory (p.20)  This exhibit is to be made up of two parts:  1) the accessory and 2) a sheet or folder of documentation.  Documentation is to include a "before" photo; an explanation of how the item was mad useful again in a new way.  Examples:  old silverware flattened and made into wind chimes, scrap wood pieces made into wall art, old lace doily attached to a pillow or framed, old tool box cleaned up and made into a TV stand.

 

UNIT IV EXHIBITS From In My Home project book

901 An accessory for the home made with original or adapted design.  This exhibit is to be made up of two parts:  1) the accessory and 2) a sheet or folder of documentations.  Documentation is to include an explanation of how the item was created/adapted and a description of how and where item is used in the home.  Examples: latch hooked rug or wall hanging; pillow with stitchery design, wall hanging of natural dyed yarns or drawing with mat and finished or refinished frame.

 

902 Heritage item refinished, restored, or made by the 4-Her.  This exhibit is to be made up of two parts:  1) the item and 2) a sheet or folder of documentation.  Documentation is to include information on the history or meaning of the item to the member, how the item was refinished, restored, or made by the member, and how it us used in the home.  Examples include antique or collectible furniture, memory box, scrap book that reflects family history/home/house/farm/land of several generations, quilt with heritage design, wall hanging showing family tree.

 

903 Purchased article selected by 4-H member to solve a home decorating problem.  This exhibit is to be made up of two parts:  1) the purchased article and 2) a folder of documentation.  Documentation is to include a description of the problem to be solved, alternatives considered in the solution of the problem, how the plan was carried out, resources used (time, money) and member's evaluation of the results (satisfaction with purchased article, how article is used in the home), and photos illustrating the before and after effect. Examples include wall decoration, lamp, vase, storage item, desk accessories, bedspread, rug, table linens, pillow, and draperies.

 

904 A cloth article made by the 4-H'er showing a major home improvement.  This exhibit is to be made up of two parts:  1) the cloth article and 2) a folder of documentation.  Documentation is to include a written description, "before" and "after" pictures showing how cloth article is used in home, other colors used in room, time and costs involved, and care required. Examples:  bedspread, quilt, window treatment, and boxed bench pad. Unacceptable:  purses, tote bags, backpacks, duffle bags.

 

UNIT ADVANCED Self-Directed Project

905 Furniture Experience.  Furniture which has been refinished, reupholstered, recovered, recycled, reused or remodeled.  Exhibit is to be made up of two pieces:  1) the piece of furniture and 2) a folder describing the original condition of the furniture (include a picture if possible), work required in completing project, time and cost involved, and how item is used in the home. DO NOT

 

INCLUDE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED FURNITURE.

906 Design Experience. Create a plan for or actually compete a design experience.  The exhibit is to be made up of two pieces:  1) a home furnishing item which is representative of the design experience (item may be made by the member or purchased) and 2) a folder or notebook describing the plan. Examples of project ideas: include a plan for redecorating a room, creation of an accessory item using an original design of 4-H member, notebook with pictures and descriptions of architectural styles used in Kentucky homes.

 

907 Heritage Experience-Complete a heritage project.  The exhibit is to be made up of two pieces:  1) an item representative of the heritage experience and 2) a folder or notebook describing the overall experience, the significance of the project to your family.  Examples of project ideas: Restoration of a family heirloom (could include caning, reseating, etc.) including who it belonged to and the significance to the family; study of furniture styles including pictures and history; study of old buildings in the community including photos and descriptions of the architectural significance, period of history, uses of the buildings; create an item after learning a heritage or craft skill... especially from an older family member or friend and describe how skill was learned, how interest was stimulated and how you will use item and skill.

 

908 Major Home Improvement Experience.  Complete a major home improvement project.  The exhibit is to be made up of a notebook which describes the project, tell whether project was an individual project or a group or family project, describe the do-it-yourself skills learned, time and cost involved.  Include before, during, and after photographs, if possible.  Examples: improve storage areas in the house or garage; paint the house; wallpaper and decorate a room; remodel the basement.

 

CHANGING SPACES

909 Room Floor Plan.  This exhibit is to be made up of two parts:  1) a mounted printout of a room and 2) folder of the documentation described below.  Use the Better Homes and Garden web site: www.bhg.com/decorating/arrange-a-room/ or similar software to draw a room (scale: 1 square=1foot) Include a door(s), window(s), and furniture.  Print in color or black and white.  (Minimum size 8 1/2 X 11 inches.  Maximum size 11 X 17 inches.)  Mount the printout on mat board, or foam core board.  Documentation should include answers to these questions:

Is the room you have drawn similar to a room in your house?  What are its dimensions?  How many square feet are in the room?

Did you have problems with the web site or software? If so, how did you solve them?

Tell about how you worked with the items in your room such as walls, windows, doors and furniture.

 

910 House Floor Plan.  This exhibit is to be made up of two parts:  1)mounted printout of house plan and 2)folder of the documentation described below.  Use any software program to draw a house plan. Include bedroom(s), bath(s), living space, kitchen, door(s) and window(s).  Including a garage is optional.  Print in color or black and white.  (Minimum size 8 1/2 X 11 inches.  Maximum size 11 X 17 inches.)  Mount the printout on mat board or foam core board.  Documentation should include answers to these questions:

Does your floor plan resemble the house you live in?  If not, did you look at other floor plans for inspiration?  What type of roof does your house have? 

Did you consider how a family member who is disabled (for instance, a wheelchair user) might get around in your home?

Describe any problems you had with the software and how you solved them.  Tell how you worked with additional items required to create a floor plan.

 

911 Presentation Board Color Scheme for One Room:  This exhibit is to be made up of two parts:  1) a presentation board as described below and 2) a folder of the documentation described below.  Create a presentation board which illustrates a color scheme for any room in the home.  On mat board or foam board, mount color pictures or actual swatches of the fabric, wall covering, paint  and flooring, (Color pictures may be downloaded and printed or cut from magazines to represent these items.  The mounting board should be 15" or 16" X 20".)   In the folder, describe the person who lives in the room and the decisions required in selecting the color scheme.

 

912 Presentation Board-Floor Plan & Color Scheme for Bedroom:  This exhibit is to be made up of two parts:  1) a presentation board as described below and 2) a folder of the documentation described below.  Create a presentation board which includes a floor plan (with placement of furniture) and color scheme for a bedroom. Use the Better Homes and Gardens website www.bhg.com/decorating/arrange-a-room/ or similar software to draw the bedroom (scale:  1 square=1 foot).  Include a door(s), window(s), and furniture.  Print in color or black and white.  On mat or foam board, mount the floor plan and color pictures or actual swatches of fabric, wall covering, paint and flooring.  (Color pictures may be downloaded and printed or cut from magazines to represent these items.)  The mounting board should be 15" or 16" X 20".  In the folder, describe the person who lives in the room and the decisions required in selecting the color scheme, flooring, wall and window treatments; describe the furniture and how the furniture was arranged to accommodate traffic flow; describe the floor, wall, and window treatments selected, etc.; and describe what you like most about the room.

 

913 Presentation Board-Great Room or Family Room Floor Plan and Color Scheme:  This exhibit is to be made up of two parts:  1) a presentation board as described below and 2) a folder of the documentation described below.  Create a presentation board which includes a room floor plan (with placement of furniture) and color scheme for a great room/family room.  Use the Better Homes and Gardens website www.bhg.com/decorating/arrange-a-room/ or similar software to draw the room (scale:  1 square=1 foot).  Include a door(s), window(s), and furniture.  Print in color or black and white.  On mat or foam board, mount the floor plan and color pictures or actual swatches of fabric, wall covering, paint, and flooring, (Color pictures may b downloaded and printed or cut from magazines to represent these items.)   The mounting board should be 15" or 16" X 20".   In the folder, describe the family who uses the room and the decisions required in selecting the color scheme, flooring, wall and window treatments; describe the furniture and how the furniture was arranged to accommodate traffic flow; describe the floor, wall, and window treatments selected, etc.; and describe what you like most about the room.

 
 

4-H Consumer and Financial Education

Division 6040

  • Follow Kenton County 4H Record Book Policy-New Rules in 2017.

  • One exhibit per 4H'er.

  • Work on entry must be done by 4H member since the previous year's State Fair

  • Designate age of 4Her on Identification Card. (4LO-11SO Identification Card must be attached securely to the front of the poster, in the bottom right corner, not protruding past edge of poster when entered at State Fair)

  • Poster may be created on 20" X 30" foam core board or sturdy cardboard. The use of pencil on the front of the poster is discouraged.

  • Judging criteria will be based on theme, poster design (lettering, attractiveness, how well it conveys a message), and narrative.

  • Attach a second copy of the narrative in a plastic sleeve so the narrative can be removed for display purposes.   The narrative can be single or double spaced, printed by computer or hand-written in ink on plain or notebook paper (front only).

  • Posters will be disqualified from class champion if they do not contain narrative or do not conform to topics specified in class description.

  • Information can be found in the 4H Consumer Savvy project manuals-The Consumer in Me, Consumer Wise, and Consumer Roadmap.

Level 1 (Grades 4-5):  The Consumer in Me

914 Poster on Bargain Shopping.  For grades 4-5. Complete a cost comparison chart for one product you and your family use as outlined in the activities under "Bargain Shopping" on pp. 20-21.  Use 20" X 30" foam core board or cardboard.  Write a narrative telling how the decision making process was used to reach your final choice, include answers to the questions in "Check This Out" on p. 21.  At the end of the narrative, list the sources of information used in researching the topic.  Make a poster on "comparison shopping".  Include name, age, and county at top of narrative.  The narrative can be handwritten or a computer printout; single or double spaces; on plain white or notebook paper, one to two pages printed on front side only.  Place the narrative in a plastic sleeve.  Attach the sleeve to the back of the poster with tape or binder clip.

 

915 Poster on What is the Best Buy?  For grades 4-5.  Complete a cost comparison chart for two products in three different sizes as outlined in the activities on pp. 22-23.  Use 20" X 30" foam core board or cardboard.  Write a narrative telling how the decision making process was used to reach your final choice; include answers to the question in "Check This Out!" on p. 23.  At the end of the narrative, list the sources of information used in researching the topic.  Make a poster on "checking prices".  Include name, age, and county at top of narrative.  The narrative can be handwritten or a computer printout; single or double spaces; on plain white or notebook paper, one to two pages printed on front side only.  Place the narrative in a plastic sleeve.  Attach the sleeve to the back of the poster with tape or binder clip.

Level 2 (Grades 6-8):  Consumer Wise

916 Poster on Media and the Marketplace.  For grades 6-8.  Complete a commercial comparison as outlined in the activities on pp. 18-19.  Use 20" X 30" foam core board or cardboard.  Write a narrative of your answers to the question s in "Check This Out!" on p. 19 and tell what conclusions you were able to draw from the experience.  At the end of the narrative, list the sources of information used in researching the topic.  Make a poster on related to "advertising aimed at young people".  Include name, age, and county at top of narrative.  The narrative can be handwritten or a computer printout; single or double spaces; on plain white or notebook paper, one to two pages printed on front side only.  Place the narrative in a plastic sleeve.  Attach the sleeve to the back of the poster with tape or a binder clip.

 

917 Poster on Decision! Decisions! Decide!  For grades 6-8.  Complete the 6-Step Decision Making process on any item you wish to purchase as outlined in the activities on pp. 12-13.  Use 20" X 30" foam core board or cardboard.  Write a narrative of your answers to the questions in "Check This Out!" on p. 13 and tell what conclusions you were able to draw from the experience.  At the end of the narrative, list the sources of information you used in researching the topic.  Make a poster on "the consumer decision-making process".  Include name, age, and county at top of narrative.  The narrative can be handwritten or a computer printout; single or double spaces; on plain white or notebook paper, one to two pages printed on front side only.  Place the narrative in a plastic sleeve.  Attach the sleeve to the back of the poster with tape or a binder clip.

 

Level 3 (Grades 9-12):  Consumer Roadmap

918 Poster on How to Write a Wrong.  For grades 9-12.  Write a complaint letter as outlined in the activities on pp. 22-23.  Use 20" X 30" foam core board or cardboard.  Write a narrative of your answers to the questions in "Check This Out!" on p. 23 and tell what conclusions you were able to draw from the experience.  At the end of the narrative, list the sources of information used in researching the topic.  Make a poster on "resolving a consumer complaint".  Include name, age, and county at top of narrative.  The narrative can be handwritten or a computer printout; single or double spaces; on plain white or notebook paper, one to two pages printed on front side only.  Place the narrative in a plastic sleeve.  Attach the sleeve to the back of the poster with tape or a binder clip.

 

919 Poster on I Own a Car or Does It Own Me?  For grades 9-12.  Calculate and illustrate the costs of owning a car as outlined in the activities on pp. 28-31.  Use 20" X 30" foam core board or cardboard.  Write a narrative of your answers to the questions in "Check This Out!" on pp. 29-30 and tell what conclusions you were able to draw from the experience.  At the end of the narrative, list the sources of information used in researching the topic.  Make a poster on "consumer decision-making in buying a car".  Include name, age, and county at top of narrative.  The narrative can be handwritten or a computer printout; single or double spaces; on plain white or notebook paper, one to two pages printed on front side only.  Place the narrative in a plastic sleeve.  Attach the sleeve to the back of the poster with tape or a binder clip.

 

920 Poster on What Does Real Life Cost? For grades 9-12.  Identify and illustrate the true costs of living on your own as outlined in the activities on pp. 32-33.  Use 20" X 30" foam core board or cardboard.  Write a narrative of your answers to the questions in "Check This Out!" on p. 33 and tell what conclusions your were able to draw from the experience.  At the end of the narrative, list the sources of information used in researching the topic.  Make a poster on "The financial responsibilities of living on your own".  Include name, age, and county at top of narrative.  The narrative can be handwritten or a computer printout; single or double spaces; on plain white or notebook paper, one to two pages printed on front side only.  Place the narrative in a plastic sleeve.  Attach the sleeve to the back of the poster with tape or a binder clip.