By: Emily Tessean, Giggles ‘n Stitches Club News Reporter
The Giggles ‘n Stitches 4-H Club has excitedly kickstarted their 2022 year! The club is lead by Lead Advisor, Julia Wood as well as Advisors Miranda Skitzki and Jackie Hammonds. With many upcoming events and opportunities, the club is looking forward to starting their year.
At the March 19th meeting, the club officers for 2022 were elected. This year, we have President Rebecca Zallar, Vice President Samantha Sunderhaft, Secretary Dorothy Hernandez, and Treasurer Emma Parker. In addition, we have Emily Tessean as the News Reporter, Margaret Zallar as the Hospitality Coordinator, Isabelle Violette as the Historian, and Elliana Majors, Madelyn Tessean, and Gianna Aquila as the Health and Safety Officers. These officers help keep the club in order and make it the best it can be. Congrats to all!
The annual Sewing and Quilting Expo was held from April 7th to 9th at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio. The expo offers many vendors, classes, and exciting shows, events, and exhibits. One event at the expo is the Sewing’s Next Generation Fashion Show, where youth sewers and quilters can enter a project they created and compete for a prize, while showcasing all of their hard work. This year, four Giggles ‘n Stitches members entered into the show, each presenting a project they had created and modeling in the fashion show.
Upcoming events include the annual JoAnn’s field trip, on May 7th, and the first sewing meeting, on May 25th. At the JoAnn’s field trip, members will pick out their patterns, fabric, and notions for this year’s project. This is an exciting event, as members get to take their first step in creating their project. At the first sewing meeting, members will begin constructing their project, and the younger members will begin to learn all about sewing.
If you would like more information about Giggles ‘n Stitches or Geauga County 4-H, please contact the Geauga Extension Office at 440-834-4656.