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By coordinator | April 18, 2018
By Keith | February 9, 2018

4-H FASHION COMPETITION

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT REQUIRED. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

  1. Eligibility:The 4-H Fashion Competition (“Contest”) is open to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) states of the United States and the District of Columbia age 14 to 19 as of September 1, 2017, who are enrolled in the 4-H program and the clothing project in their state of residence during the Contest Period.  Persons who are immediate family members (parents, children, siblings, spouse) of, or live in the same household as, employees or directors, or are themselves employees or directors, of Jo-Ann Stores, LLC, the National 4-H Council, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible to participate. By participating in the Contest, you agree to these Official Rules and to all decisions of Sponsors, which are final and binding.  Jo-Ann Stores, LLC,5555 Darrow Rd., Hudson, Ohio 44236, and National 4-H Council, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815, are the sponsors of the Contest (“Sponsors”).
  2. Timing:The Contest begins on February 3, 2018, at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends onFebruary 23, 2018, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (“Contest Period”).  The server hosting the Website is the official clock for the Contest.
  3. To Enter:No purchase necessary to enter or win.  To enter, during the Contest Period, visit the website atwww.4-H.org/JOANNFashion (“Website”), complete the Contest entry form with your name, e-mail address, state and county of residence, and upload up to five (5) photographs of you or a friend wearing an outfit you made (or display the outfit on a dress form or other display), along with a caption for each photo explaining the outfit you made, the methods used to construct the outfit, the purpose of the outfit and what items worn or displayed in the photo are purchased, if any.  Entrants under age 18 must also provide contact information for a parent or guardian.  Click on the “Submit” button to finalize and submit your entry into the Contest.

The outfit in the photo(s) must be made by the entrant with little or no assistance from others.  Teams or groups may not enter.  The item(s) may be sewn or constructed by hand or by machine, or both.  Store-bought accessories may be used to complete the look, but your caption must clearly describe what items appearing in the photo(s) are made and what items are purchased.  Your outfit does not have to have been made in the current project year.  Photos may not prominently display trademarks or copyrighted works of third parties.  No professional photography allowed.  Photos must be in jpg or png format.  By submitting photos with your Contest entry, you affirm and represent that you took the photos or arranged for the photos to be taken and own all rights in the photos.  You affirm and represent that you are the person depicted in the photos, or that you have obtained a full permission and release from the person appearing in the photos allowing you to grant the rights pursuant to these Official Rules.  By submitting photos  and entering the Contest, you affirm and represent that your parent or legal guardian (and the parent or legal guardian of the friend depicted in the photos, if applicable) has consented to your submission of the photos as an entry into this Contest and grants the permissions and releases pursuant to these Official Rules.  No individuals other than you or your model/friend may appear in the photos.  By submitting photos to enter the Contest, you hereby grant to Sponsors a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license in and to the photos in your entry, so that Sponsors have the right to use, not use, display, post, publish, copy, edit, and create derivative works from the photos submitted in the entry in any and all media, worldwide, without limitation or further obligation to you or any other party.  By submitting photos in the Contest, you confirm and represent that your submission does not violate the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity.  Obviously non-responsive photos and captions will be disqualified in the sole discretion of Sponsors.  Photos depicting nudity, violence, discrimination, or other content deemed inconsistent with the Jo-Ann® and 4-H brands, as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsors, will be disqualified.  Sponsors may select entry photos to feature on their social media sites and/or websites from time to time both during and after the Contest Period.  By submitting an entry into the Contest, you specifically agree to such use.  Limit one (1) entry per person during the entire Contest Period.  Duplicate entries will be disqualified.  Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means are not eligible.  Incomplete entries and/or non-compliance with any entry procedure may result in disqualification in the sole discretion of Sponsors.  If you enter using a mobile device, standard data charges may apply from your carrier.

  1. Selection and Notification of Winners:A panel of sewing experts from the Sponsors will judge all eligible entries and will select up to five (5) finalists based on workmanship/skill level in construction of the garment(s) and overall appeal of the outfit, as demonstrated in the photographs and captions submitted in the entry.  Sponsors reserve the right to select fewer than five finalists in the event that fewer than five of the eligible entries submitted meet the judging criteria established by Sponsors, as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsors.  This is a contest of skill.  Whether you are selected as a finalist or not depends on how your outfit, entry photos and captions compare to the others submitted in the Contest in light of the judging criteria listed above.  Potential finalists will be notified by 4-H National Council via e-mail to the e-mail address provided in the entry on or aroundFebruary 27, 2018.  Potential finalists (or a parent or legal guardian if potential finalist is a minor) must sign and return a Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (except where prohibited) (“Declaration”) before 5:00 p.m. ET on March 1, 2018, in order to formally claim the finalist spot.  If a notification e-mail is returned as undeliverable, or if a potential finalist fails to submit the signed Declaration within the designated time period, or if a potential finalist is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, then that potential finalist will be disqualified.  No alternate finalists will be selected.  The entry photograph(s), captions and first names of the confirmed finalists will be posted on the JOANN Instagram page for public voting on or about March 2, 2018.  Sponsors reserve the right to post fewer than all of the photos submitted by a particular finalist for purposes of the voting and/or to combine the submitted photos into a single post, and Sponsors shall have no responsibility to any finalist related to the selection or arrangement of photos for posting.  Members of the public who are registered users of the Instagram platform will be invited to vote for their favorite outfit between the time the finalist photos are posted on March 2, 2018 and 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 13, 2018 (the “Voting Period”) by “liking” the photo.  Voters may only like a photo once during the entire Voting Period.  The finalist with the most eligible votes at the end of the Voting Period will be the winner of the Contest, subject to verification.  Sponsors will post the name of the winner on the Instagram Contest post before 5:00 p.m. ET on March 15, 2018, and will notify the winner via e-mail.  If any finalist is discovered to have incentivized votes in the Contest (or if anyone affiliated or associated with any finalist is discovered to have incentivized votes), participated in any vote-exchange or similar voting scheme, such finalist will be disqualified in the sole discretion of Sponsors, any prize forfeited, and the prize will be awarded to the finalist with the next-highest number of votes, if sufficient time remains to make appropriate travel arrangements, as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsors.
  2. Prize:One (1) winner will receive a trip for the winner and one guest (a parent or legal guardian) to Cleveland, Ohio to tour the JOANN Fabric and Crafts Stores headquarters and attend the Kent State Fashion Show the weekend ofApril 27-29, 2018.  Prize trip includes:
  • Roundtrip coach-class airfare for winner and one guest between major airport closest to winner’s residence (determined in the sole discretion of Sponsors) and the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport;
  • One standard hotel room (double-occupancy) at a Cleveland area hotel selected by Sponsors in their sole discretion for two (2) nights;
  • Two tickets for winner and guest to tour the JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores headquarters on April 27, 2018, including a photo shoot of the item that was the subject of the winning entry; and
  • Two tickets for winner and guest to attend the Kent State Fashion Show on April 28, 2018.

Total Approximate Retail Value of prize is $1500.00.

Winner and guest are solely responsible for all costs and expenses associated with the prize trip that are not specified as included in these Official Rules, including but not limited to ground transportation, parking, tips, gratuities, meals, souvenirs, local and long-distance telephone calls, insurance, medical expenses, and other personal expenses.  Travel arrangements must be booked through Sponsors and trip must be taken on dates specified, or prize will be forfeited in its entirety with no compensation or substitution of prize.  Winner and guest are solely responsible for obtaining (and traveling with) valid identification and any other required documents.  Winner is solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes on the prize.  Winner must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  Guest must sign and return a Liability and Publicity Release form to Sponsors or their agents before travel arrangements will be made.  Prize must be accepted with all listed prize components subject to the conditions indicated herein. No cash in lieu of prize.  No prize transfer or substitution allowed; however, Sponsors reserve the right in their sole discretion to substitute prize (or any prize component) with another prize/prize component of equal or greater value if advertised prize/prize component becomes unavailable for any reason.  If winner lives within approximately 250 miles of Cleveland, OH (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion), Sponsors may substitute ground transportation from winner’s residence directly to the selected hotel for the air transportation portion of the prize, without additional compensation to the winner.  Actual value of prize may depend on city of departure and other factors.  Any difference between the estimated value of the prize and the actual value will not be awarded to winner.  Sponsors will issue an IRS Form 1099 to the winner in the amount of $1500.00 at the appropriate time.  Changes are not permitted after air ticket issue.  Sponsors are not responsible for travel delays or cancellations.  There shall be no compensation or prize substitution if winner or guest is unable to take scheduled trip by reason of illness, family emergency, personal events, terrorism, labor strikes, weather, or other acts beyond the control of Sponsors.  There shall be no compensation or prize substitution if the Kent State Fashion Show is cancelled or rescheduled for any reason.  There shall be no compensation or prize substitution if weather, closures, or other events beyond the control of Sponsors interfere with the winner’s ability to participate in any activities provided in the prize.  All tickets are subject to the terms and conditions generally applicable thereto.

For the name of the prize winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, for receipt before April 30, 2018, to 4-H Fashion Competition Winner, 5555 Darrow Rd., Hudson, Ohio 44236.  Allow 4-6 weeks following the close of the Contest for delivery.

  1. Other Considerations:By accepting a prize, winner agrees that Sponsors and those acting under their authority may use winner’s name, hometown, likeness, 4-H affiliation, Instagram handle (if applicable), the photos and captions submitted in the entry, any photos and/or video taken of winner during the prize trip, and any further comments or statements provided by winner for advertising and promotional purposes without further consideration, unless prohibited by law. BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE THAT JO-ANN STORES, LLC, NATIONAL 4-H COUNCIL, INSTAGRAM, AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY INJURY, CLAIM, LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, AND PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY. The Contest is void in all jurisdictions where prohibited.
  2. Miscellaneous:In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the individual named in the Contest entry form on the Website.  If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, human error, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsors reserve the right in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who may have tampered with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, and to select winners from among the eligible entries received during the Contest prior to such event.  Sponsors reserve the right to void suspect entries and/or votes, in their sole discretion.  The use of multiple e-mail addresses or Instagram accounts by a single individual to generate improper entries and/or votes is prohibited and will result in the disqualification of any such individual found to be using such methods from participation in the Contest, as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsors.  Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or votes.  Sponsors are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, platforms, computer equipment, mobile device, software, failure of any entry or vote to be received by Sponsors on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Contest. Sponsors are not responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, stolen or misdirected mail, e-mail, votes, or other communications.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

By Keith | January 26, 2018

2018 Stark County 4H Food/Nutrition & 4H Clothing Skillathons

Dear Stark County 4-H Advisors and Families- Please share/post with your Stark County 4-H members taking 4-H Food/Nutrition and 4-H Clothing Projects.  These are required activities for 4H members taking Foods/nutrition and clothing projects.  Thanks  DCC

2018 Stark County 4-H Food/Nutrition Skillathon
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 6 pm
At RG Drage School- Pastry Program Area please use door 23

(North side of building, By Harvest Rm Restaurant Door- follow restaurant signs in parking lot)
Look for 4H CLOVER on Door

Everyone must attend to be eligible for county judging/state fair

Any questions? Contact Ann Wolfe 330-904-7728

2018 Stark County 4-H Clothing Skillathon Thursday., March 22, 2018, 6 pm

At GlenOak High School Library (Downstairs Meeting Room)

Bring your sewing box (sewing needle, thread, pins, & scissors)

Everyone must attend to be eligible for county judging/state fair

Any questions? Contact Ann Wolfe 330-904-7728

By Keith | July 24, 2017

REMINDER: 2017 4-H Home Ec FUN Quilt Contest

Everyone can participate!

Open to ALL- 4H members, families, grandparents, parents, friends!!

*This is not a 4-H requirement for any of the 4-H Quilt Projects.

Guidelines:

Age of participants:

  • Junior Division— 8 – 13 years old
  • Senior Division— 14 – 19 years old
  • Adult Division— 20 years old and beyond
  • You do not need to be a 4-H member to enter this contest.

Open to all Stark County residents.

  • Each person may enter one (1) mini/lap quilt.
  • Mini/Lap quilt should be a minimum of 30” x 30” and maximum of 54” x 72”.
  • All quilts must have a binding on the edge.
  • The quilt designs for 2017 are:
  • Rail Fence
  • Four Patch
  • Friendship Star
  • Churn Dash
  • Pinwheel

Reference to these designs are in the 4-H quilt project books #498 and #499.

  • Any4-H member enrolled in 4-H Quilt projects may enter their 4H mini/quilt project of the current 2017 year!
  • All quilts will be judged at county 4-H Quilt Judging on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Paradise United Church of Christ, 619 East Main Street, Louisville, OH All quilts must be delivered tojudging between 1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.
  • All quilts will be displayed during the Stark County 4-H Style Revue. The general public will vote on the “People’s Choice Award”from 6:30 p.m. until the end of the style revue. Winners will be announced at the end of the style revue.

Awards:

  • Winners will be selected in each Division
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Best Use of Color
  • Best Machine Quilting
  • Best Hand Quilting

2017 Stark 4H FUN Quilt Contest Rules -17

By Keith | July 24, 2017

2017 4-H Dog Project & Extravaganza Judging Information

2017 Stark County 4-H Dog Project Judging Information- Stark County Extravaganza- Sat, July 15 – fairgrounds- Exhibition Hall ( Large Yellow Building)

Register between 9-10:30am

Items to Bring to Judging- (No Dogs):

Bring completed project book and poster/ notebook to share accomplishments/learning  with judge .  4-H members will be judged on one of their 4-H Dog Projects for 2017.  It is up to the 4H member to determine which project they would like to be reviewed.

County Winner Classes to include. Jr and Sr County winners and Runner Ups.

Jr 13 n down

Sr 14 n older

Obedience

Showmanship

Performance

Working

State fair selections one  selection only for below projects, and one county runner up:

You n your dog.

All about Dogs.

4H pet pals.

Thanks for all you do!  See you on July 15 at 9am!!

DCC

By Keith | May 9, 2017

2017 STARK COUNTY 4-H CLOTHING PROJECTS

STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL

2017 STARK COUNTY 4-H CLOTHING PROJECTS

  1. ALL construction MUSt be completed by the 4-h member.
  2. Both coordination of the various parts of the outfit to achieve a total well-dressed look and quality of construction are important in evaluation.
  3. All blanks in the project book should be filled in, unless not applicable (please mark “N/a” in the space). if the book is being re-used or used by more than one member, record information on separate sheets of paper.
  4. Finishing details such as seams and hems should be appropriate to the fabric and the garment.
  5. Outfits will be taken off and left for further evaluation, bring change of clothing.
  6. The same outfit cannot be entered or modeled in two categories at county or state level. 4-h’ers who take more than one clothing project must complete separate learning experiences related to each, including creating a separate complete outfit FOr eaCh PrOJeCt. Using items from two or more projects to form one outfit will not be considered as a “completion” of either project.
  7. There will be a MaNDatOrY Clothing Skill-a-thon in the Spring, scores used for a tiebreaker.

2017 Stark Co 4-H Clothing Project Requirements

By Keith | May 20, 2016

2016 Stark County 4-H Clothing Project STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS

1. ALL construction MUST be completed by the 4-H member.

2. Both coordination of the various parts of the outfit to achieve a total well-dressed look and quality of
construction are important in evaluation.

3. All blanks in the project book should be filled in, unless not applicable (please mark “N/A” in the
space). If the book is being re-used or used by more than one member, record information on
separate sheets of paper.

4. Finishing details such as seams and hems should be appropriate to the fabric and the garment.

5. Outfits will be taken off and left for further evaluation, bring change of clothing.

6. The same outfit cannot be entered or modeled in two categories at county or state level. 4-H’ers who take more than one clothing project must complete separate learning experiences related to each, including creating a separate complete outfit FOR EACH PROJECT. Using items from two or more projects to form one outfit will not be considered as a “completion” of either project.

7. There will be a MANDATORY Clothing Skill-a-thon in the Spring, scores used for a tiebreaker.

—CLINICS—
2016 Clothing Clinics on Demand
The Stark County 4-H Home Ec. Committee will be sponsoring “4-H Clinics on Demand” this year. To help 4-H Members with clothing construction questions, problems, techniques and etc., 4-H advisors and/or parents can contact the Stark County 4-H Home Ec. Committee Chair Ann Wolfe (call or text 330-904-7728) to set-up a date for your club meeting clinic or one-on-one with clothing members in a variety club. You can select the topic of interest or have a general basic clothing mini clinic. Contact Ann Wolfe for more information at 330-904-7728 (call or text).

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Stark County 4-H Clothing Judging & Style Revue
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Registration is open from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Paradise United Church of Christ, 619 East Main Street, Louisville, OH
Style Revue will start at 7 p.m. (4-H’ers must be dressed by 6:30 p.m. for pictures).
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—IMPORTANT—
CLOTHING JUDGING & STYLE REVUE INFORMATION
NOTE: 4-H’er must bring project outfit on a hanger to judging. DO NOT WEAR YOUR PROJECT OUTFIT to judging. There will be a dressing room for 4-H’ers to change into their outfits.

4-H Members will complete the 4-H Style Revue Narration Form at clothing judging.

CLOTHING JUDGING—
1. Each 4-H member will register at the front desk. 4-H’ers will take their outfits with them to the dressing room to change for judging.

2. 4-H’ers will take their 4-H Clothing Project Book(s) with them to be judged.

3. The clothing judge will evaluate the garment on the 4-H’er during their interview. When the 4-H’er is done at interview judging, they will leave their garment in the dressing room for the judge to inspect the inside of the constructed garment(s).

4. Participation at Style Revue is voluntary, but is a requirement to be eligible for State Fair selection.

5. State Fair participants are selected only from Style Revue Participants.

6. State Fair selection will be determined by the judge. Judge’s decision is final.

7. Style Revue narration cards must be checked in at the registration table at judging.

8. Judging is based on the “seven clues to the total look” given in the “Judging Your Outfit” or “Total Look” section of your project book and your project guidelines completion. Dress-up Outfit (417) will be divided into two (2) categories for county and state style revues. 4-H member must select which category they desire before project evaluation. They may choose either Dress-up Day Wear or Dress-up Formal Wear.

9. Sewing For Others (412) – A 4-H clothing project made for someone other than the 4-H member. The model and member must be present at evaluation, and model must present the outfit at Style Revue. Only one model can participate in the Ohio State Fair.

10. Champion of Champions Clothing & Textile Winner will be selected at the Stark County -H Style Revue. The recipient will be selected from the class winners (state fair participants) and will be
announced at the end of the style revue.

FOR ALL CLOTHING PROJECTS, MEMBER WILL BRING TO EVALUATION THE ITEMS LISTED:

1. Completed project book, information records. Have an understanding of the information covered in the book.

2. Pattern(s), if used.

3. Completed outfit made for the project, to be modeled for the judge. Please follow all guidelines and wear appropriate dress for public judging and project design.

4. Any other items listed under the specific project.

5. Completed Member Project Guidelines.

NO CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION (Non-Sewing) PROJECTS

#411 – em•bel•ish: A 4-H GUIDE TO WEARABLE ART New in 2012
For members with some clothing experience — intermediate & advance levels. This project book guides members through ideas for embellishing clothing items. It does not involve sewing. You will be embellishing an existing garment — wearable art.

1. Complete Member Project Guidelines on page 6.

2. For Evaluation and Style Revue: Bring the previously made garment or ready-to-w ear garment selected from your wardrobe. Select other garments and accessories for a total look outfit. Bring completed activities, Talking it Over pages and completed notebook with at least 3 samples of embellishment techniques you tried, including the technique you used on the garment you selected. Model your complete outfit including the item(s) embellished for this project. Bring your embellished garment, the completed project book, your tools and a presentation board.

#430 – SHOPPING SAVVY (Any Age) Jr. & Sr. Divisions
This consumer economics project could be a beginner, intermediate or advanced level project. You will identify your wardrobe needs, compare different brands of same clothing item, study current fashion trends, learn how to care for your clothing and go shopping. You will put together an outfit, including accessories to complete it. There is no sewing involved. No purchase of clothing is necessary — your total outfit could be from your closet!

1. Complete the project guidelines on pages 5-7 of your project book. Complete all 8 activities.

2. For Evaluation and Style Revue: model the garment(s) you have assembled for a total look outfit. Select and wear garment and accessories for a total look. Bring your completed project book.

#425 – LOOK GREAT FOR LESS (Frugal Fashion) (Ages 15-18) NEW in 2013
1. Complete Project Guidelines on page 5.

2. For Evaluation and Style Revue: Wear a put-together “total look” outfit. This total look outfit should be put together as inexpensively as possible. Two accessory items and one minor garment in the outfit can, but does not have to be from existing wardrobe items. Shoes in the existing wardrobe will not count as one of the two accessory items, but will be considered in the total look evaluation. You are allowed to make minor alterations to purchased clothes, such as shortening the hem, or changing to update the look.

Sewing Projects For Younger Members

#409 – SEW FUN (*Beginner Level Project for any age)
Junior Division: Ages 9-11
Senior Division: 12 & older (County Winner only — will not compete at state level)
*Only the Jr. Division Winner at the Style Revue is eligible for State Fair Participation.
1. Complete Member Guidelines listed on page 5.

2. For Evaluation and Style Revue: Participants will make a pin cushion and one garment from an”easy” or “beginner” pattern (elastic waist shorts or skirt, capris, etc.). NO aprons or jumpers. Assemble your outfit with accessories for a complete, total look outfit.

#410 – FUN WITH CLOTHES (Designed for Younger Members in Grades 3-5)
1. Complete Member Guidelines on page 2.

2. Be prepared to answer questions on sewing double layer patches, fusing a patch, sewing a button & basic stitches.

3. For Evaluation and Style Revue: construct and model a complete outfit you assembled, including your decorated t-shirt or sweatshirt as part of your complete outfit. T-shirt or sweatshirt can be store bought.

#413 – SUNDRESSES and JUMPERS (Designed for Beginner Level ages for 11-13)
1. Complete Member Project Guidelines on page 4.

2. For Evaluation and Style Revue: construct and model the sundress or jumper without sleeves (with or without a top) and select accessories to complete your total look outfit. Pantsuits, jumpsuits, skorts, and split skirts jumpers cannot be made in the Sundresses and Jumpers Project.

#419 – TOPS FOR TWEENS (Designed for Beginner Level for ages 11-13)
1. Complete the General Project Guidelines on page 3.

2. For Evaluation and Style Revue: construct and model a complete outfit, which includes the top (shirt, blouse, vest, tank top, poncho, sweater or t-shirt) you made along with the bottoms and accessories you selected for a complete total look.

#407 – ACCESSORIES FOR TEENS (Beginner level project for older teens just starting to sew)
1. Complete Project Guidelines on page 4.

2. For Evaluation and Style Revue: model a complete outfit with at least one (1) accessory you made from the following accessories: Bags/Purses, Scarves and Ties, Mufflers/Shawls, Socks and Hosiery, Suspenders, Jewelry, Removable Collar/Dickey/Jabots, Belts/Cummerbunds, Footwear/Shoe Covers, Hats, Gloves, and other. Please see note below if repeating this project.

3. This project may be repeated as long as new and more complex experiences are selected and completed each year. First year taking this project, you must make one (1) accessory. Second year
taking this project, you must make two (2) accessories. Third year taking this project, you must make three (3) accessories. Please note when making more than one accessory, they must all be modeled with the same outfit. For example, you made a purse, scarf and gloves for a complete total look for the same outfit.

4. Garments such as sweaters or vests are not considered as accessories for this project. Also, permanent decorations such as patches, smocking, embroidery, needlework, or other non-removable features added to ready-to-wear items are NOT options to completing this project although such techniques can be included in constructing the accessory.

SEWING PROJECTS FOR INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
For 4-H clothing members of any age with some 4-H clothing experience.

#424 – CLOTHES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Intermediate Level Project for grades 6-9)
1. Complete Member Project Guidelines on page 5.

2. For Evaluation and Style Revue: construct and model an outfit you can wear to school along with accessories for a complete, total look. No halter-type dresses or halter tops. This outfit must meet one (1) of the following requirements: a.) At least one (1) garment with sleeves; b.) A skirt or pants plus a top such as a vest, collarless jacket, sweater, blouse or other top (with or without sleeves).

#406 – CLOTHES FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE (Grades 9 and up)
1. Complete Member Project Guidelines on page 2.

2. For Evaluation and Style Revue: construct and model an outfit you can wear to school along with accessories for a complete, total look. No halter-type dresses or halter tops. This outfit must meet one (1) of the following requirements: a.) One (1) outfit with a minimum of two (2) pieces; b.) One (1) piece garment with sleeves plus some other style detail you have not tried before. This garment should be for “everyday” use in attending classes and participating at school meetings.

#412 – SEW FOR OTHERS
1. Complete Member Project Guidelines on page 3.

2. Evaluation will be based on the total look on the model.

3. For Evaluation and Style Revue: the model will wear an outfit constructed by the 4-H member, with selected accessories for a complete, total look. Or, adapt three (3) different garments for a disabled or handicapped person. Both, the model and the 4-H member must attend evaluation and style revue. You may have more than one model (for example: twins) participate at evaluation and county style revue, but only one (1) model can participate in the Ohio State Fair Style Revue. Model should bring change of clothing, must leave outfit for judges.

4. It is encouraged that the 4-H member dress appropriately (no shorts and tank top) during the interview at evaluation and style revue.

5. If this project is repeated, a different category of “others” should be should be selected each time.

#415 – ACTIVE SPORTSWEAR
1. Complete Member Project Guidelines on page 4.

2. For Evaluation and Style Revue: assemble and model an active sportswear outfit, in which you have made at least one garment. Be prepared to answer questions on construction of the sportswear outfit.

#418 – LOUNGEWEAR (Intermediate & Advanced Levels)
1. Considered intermediate & advanced level project depending upon the difficulty of the outfit you make. This project may be repeated for a more challenging outfit on an advanced level.

2. Complete Member Project Guidelines listed on page 5 of the project book.

3. For Evaluation and Style Revue: model the outer layer of a lounging outfit you made, complete with accessories for a complete, total look outfit. Only the outer layer will be judged.

4. With this project, you will make an outfit to relax at home, wear at slumber parties or overnight at a friend’s house, or in a dormitory situation. This outer layer should be one in which you would feel comfortable answering the door. This garment cannot be skimpy or revealing. This doesn’t need to be a sleepwear project. You may choose to make additional garments to wear under your outer layer for lounging.

SEWING PROJECTS FOR ADVANCED LEVEL
For 4-H clothing members of any age who have mastered basic clothing construction skills.

#408 – CREATIVE COSTUMES
1. Complete Member Project Guidelines as stated on pages 4-5.

2. For Evaluation and Style Revue: model one complete costume you planned, made and accessorized authentically for your time period or category from one of the four categories:
1.) Historical, 2.) Ethnic/Cultural, 3.) Theatrical, or 4.) Special Interest.

3. Be prepared to answer questions regarding the construction of the garment, and research on your category or time period.
4. This project may be repeated. You are encouraged to choose a different category or different fashion period.

#417 – DRESS-UP OUTFITS
1. Complete Member Project Guidelines on page 3.

2. This project will be divided into two (2) categories for county and state style revues. 4-H member must select which category they desire before project evaluation. They may choose either Dress-up Day Wear or Dress-up Formal Wear.
3. For Evaluation and Style Revue: make and model your outfit, complete with accessories for a total look.

4. You may make any kind of dress-up garment. Dress-up Day Wear outfits may be worn for occasions such as school, parties, dates, theatre, or church. Dress-up Formal Wear outfits may be worn for dances, homecomings, proms, or weddings. Just be sure it’s to be worn for dressy occasions.

5. This project may be repeated.

#420 – OUTERWEAR FOR ANYWHERE (Ages 15-18) NEW in 2016
1. Complete Project Guidelines on page 3.

2. For Evaluation and Style Revue: construct and model an advance level coat, jacket or cape, complete with accessories and other garments in your wardrobe that you have purchased or made. This outer layer garment may be lined or unlined.

3. Bring your test garment to judging along with your garment you made.

4. Bring a tailored sample from Activity 6 (if your garment doesn’t feature any of these techniques).

#426 – CLOTHING FOR YOUR CAREER
1. Complete Project Guidelines on page 4.

2. For Evaluation and Style Revue: construct and model for your job or career, complete with accessories for a total look. This outfit must have a minimum of at least two (2) pieces.

3. Write a report or submit questions and answers from your job interview experience.

4. Bring to judging at least two (2) alterations/recycling experiences.

#431M – CLOTHING MASTER New in 2012
This advanced level project is designed for members who want to make clothing that is different from any other 4-H clothing project category or that requires specialized skills beyond those typically used in 4-H.

1. Complete Project Guidelines on page 2.

2. For Evaluation and Style Revue: Bring finished garment and accessories, completed project book and any pattern guide sheets. Be prepared to discuss the project.

#432M – SEWING AND TEXTILES (Sewing other than Clothing) MASTER New in 2012
If you have advanced sewing skills but want to sew something other than a garment, this project is for you.
Members will complete a non-clothing sewing project. This project will not be in the Ohio State Fair Style Revue. The state fair representative will participate in “Home Environment Day during the Ohio State Fair.
1. Complete Project Guidelines on page 2.

2. For Evaluation and Style Revue: Bring finished project and completed project book and any patternsor directions.

By Keith | April 22, 2016
By Keith | February 24, 2015

Clinics On Demand

The Stark County 4-H Home Ec. Committee will be sponsoring “4-H Food & Nutrition Clinics on Demand” again this year.
To help 4-H Members with their food and nutrition projects, 4-H advisors and/or parents can contact the Stark County 4-H Home Ec. Committee Chair Ann Wolfe (call or text 330-904-7728) to set-up a date for your club meeting clinic or one-on-one with food and nutrition members in a variety club. You can select the topic of interest such as knife safety, myplate, how to put together a food journal, etc. or have a general basic food and nutrition mini clinic.
Contact Ann Wolfe for more information at 330-904-7728.

The Stark County 4-H Home Ec. Committee will be sponsoring “4-H Clothing Clinics on Demand” again this year.
To help 4-H Members with clothing construction questions, problems, techniques and etc., 4-H advisors and/or parents can contact the Stark County 4-H Home Ec. Committee Chair Ann Wolfe (call or text 330-904-7728) to set-up a date for your club meeting clinic or one-on-one with clothing members in a variety club. You can select the topic of interest or have a general basic clothing mini clinic.
Contact Ann Wolfe for more information at 330-904-7728 (call or text).

 

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