4H Fiber Art Workshop Series with Latimer Quilt starts April 6th

OSU Extension Service, Tillamook County & Latimer Quilt & Textile Center have collaborated to provide ongoing classes for Youth Members.  The first in the series of classes for 4th grade and above will start on April 6th, 3:30 to 5:30 pm @ Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, 2105 Wilson River Loop, Tillamook. 

 This workshop will use different plastic bag mediums to create a functional bag with a zipper.  Members will create their ‘fabric’, design their bag shape, sew the bag together and insert a zipper before they personalize the bag by adding embellishments.

This is the first in a series of workshops presented by the partnership with OSU Extension/4-H and Latimer Quilt and Textile Center.  Classes will teach basic and expanding skills for youth 4th grade and above.  A series of classes will be offered to include:  

  • Knitting : items made using round looms, straight looms and needles.
  • Quilting:  items made using applique, patchwork or paper-piecing methods.
  • Weaving :  items made using a weaving warp and weft fiber. Different flat and tabletop looms will be used.
  • Functional Art: original work in any technique or media done to create functional but non-wearable items.  Items  made can be from new, recycled or refurbished materials.

Workshops will be held at Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, 2105 Wilson River Loop, Tillamook,  Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  Bus transportation from the Tillamook Schools to Latimer Quilt & Textile Center is available a parent/guardian needs to contact the school  directly.

Workshop I—Functional Art, Thursday’s April 6, 13, 20 & 27 This workshop will use different plastic bag mediums to create a functional bag  with a zipper.  Members will create their ‘fabric’, design their bag shape, sew the  bag together and insert a zipper.  Bag ideas: purse, pencil holder, supply tote, etc.  REGISTER ONLINE AT:  http://bit.ly/Tillamook4-H


Workshop II—Knitting, Thursday’s May 4, 11, 18 & 25 This workshop will use a round loom, hook and yarn to create a knitted item.      Workshop III—Quilting, Thursday’s June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29  This workshop will use a variety of quilting methods to create a quilted item.

Workshop IV—Weaving, Thursday’s July 6, 13, 20 & 27 This workshop will use a flat or tabletop loom to create a woven item.  The member  will learn how to warp and weft the fiber during this workshop.

NOTE: Activities may change depending upon instructor availability.  Registration per Workshop is $45 for enrolled 4-H Youth* and includes all the materials, equipment and supplies needed to make an item.  A snack will be provided.   Items made at these workshops will be eligible to be entered into the Fair as a 4-H Project.   Sign up early, space is limited to 12 participants.

*Youth not currently enrolled in 4-H pay a one-time enrollment fee in addition to the workshop fee, payable at time of registration ($25 for 4-12th grade).  Financial need scholarships are available.

Contact OSU Extension/4H at 503-842‑3433, or our website at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/tillamook. 

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