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Carbon 4-H Reunion Committee Quilting contest scheduled

Published March 20. 2012 05:01PM

Carbon County 4-H Reunion Committee is holding a quilting contest in conjunction with the centennial celebration. The contest is open to anyone in Carbon County, whether they were a 4-H member or not.

One square will be chosen and sent to Penn State University where a centennial quilt will be put together and auctioned in September.

The rest of the squares will be put together and a quilt or wall hanging will be made and auctioned off at the 4-H reunion in the fall.

Quilt squares should be made of prewashed cotton fabrics only.

The completed square should be 10 inches by 10 inches with a -inch allowance for putting the squares together. The submitted block should measure 10.5 inches by 10.5 inches. The block may be patchwork, appliqué or a combination of both.

If drawing or writing on the fabric, use permanent fabric markers only. Any writing design should not go into the -inch seam allowance.

Quilt squares should represent a historical or current event, program, or person of Pennsylvania 4-H. Squares may represent county programming or events/activities at the state level. They may represent the change in project areas over time or any other aspect that provides a rich story of Pennsylvania's 4-H history.

For more information contact Georgia Farrow,4-H program assistantat Penn State Extension, Carbon County officeat (570) 325-2788 or email her at

The deadline is March 30.

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