SPecial INterest (SPIN) Clubs

 

A 4-H SPIN club is a special interest club where five or more young people learn about a topic of interest. Topics vary and include interests, such as nature, heritage arts, science, engineering, gardening, technology, and more. SPIN clubs are led by volunteers who have a passion and want to share their knowledge with young people.  This means that SPIN clubs are planned around the volunteer’s availability.  Each club meets four or more times for at least one hour per session.  Meeting dates are set by the volunteer, based on the availability of potential participants. The meeting location is selected for the type of activity and number of participants.

SPIN volunteers can have a positive impact on the next generation of young people in their community by sharing their experience and knowledge.

 

Jackson County Quilting SPIN Club:

In 2016 Jackson County started their first ever SPIN Club.  The Quilting SPIN Club is led by Tanya Mathews and through the Quilting SPIN club she, and other volunteers, helps youth learn more about quilting, sewing, communication, and interpersonal skills.  The club will meet and work on some smaller projects and then will focus on each youth making quilts that they donate to kids in need in the county. In order to participate in the Quilting SPIN Club you need to register online.  Registration is completed online in November or December.  

When does the club meet?

The Quilting SPIN Club meets six times throughout the year and works on some smaller projects, and then focuses on each youth making quilts that they donate to kids in need in the county.  Specific dates will be posted when they are known.

All meetings take place from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Jackson Electric Cooperative.

Who can participate?

There is a limit for the number of youth who can participate in the Quilting SPIN Club, to ensure that there are enough supplies and teachers to make the hands-on learning effective.  The club limit is 12 and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  It is open to all youth residing in Jackson County.

How do I register?

You will need to register online.  Registration needs to be completed by Monday, September 23rd, 2019.  Register by completing the following online form: https://forms.gle/kB2MzmiCbHU65fV38

Jackson County 4-H Felting SPIN Club:

What is felting?  Felting is the process of causing plant or animal fibers to interlock using different methods. In this club we will look at the method of needle felting and wet felting and the different fibers that can be used.  During the SPIN club sessions we will be making different felted projects covering: 2-D needle felting, 3-D needle felted sculpture, wet felting, combining both methods, wet felting a vessel. If there is a second set of sessions we will cover 3-D needle felting over a wire armature, wet felting a luminary, wet felting soap,wet felting a hat, and wool painting.  The Jackson County 4-H Felting SPIN club is led by Kelly Emerson and if you have any questions please feel free to contact her at feefeefrank8@gmail.com.

When does the club meet?

The Felting Spin Club will run for 6 sessions, with an additional 6 sessions if there is enough interest.  For 2019, the Club will meet the 4th Saturday of each month, September through February from 10 AM – 2 PM in the Community room at Jackson Electric in BRF.

Who can join the Felting Spin Club?

Any youth who are 4-H age 3rd through 12th grade and residing in Jackson County. The club limit is 15 and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We have also decided to open it to adults who would like to attend if there is room – there will be a charge for supplies for each project to replace them for adults.

Is there a cost to the Felting SPIN Club?

There will not be a cost for the youth unless they decide to purchase the felting kit tools. All supplies will be provided for the session.

There will be a charge for supplies for each project to replace them for adults attending the Felting SPIN Club.

How do I register?

You will need to register online.  Registration needs to be completed by Monday, September 9th, 2019.  Register by completing the following online form: https://forms.gle/9LwsP2J9xGT5ppwt8 

 

Interested in starting a SPIN Club?

Anyone is welcome to start a SPIN Club!  You just need to have a passion and want to share your knowledge with young people.  SPIN Clubs can be started at any point in time during the year, as it works around the volunteers schedule!  If you are interested in starting a SPIN Club please reach out to the 4-H Program Coordinator!