Teenagers learn quilting, etiquette at 4-H camp

4-H Camp

The Clyde Austin 4-H Camp held a three-day event this week for youth in Northeast Tennessee.

The first annual 4-H Block Party combined quilting and etiquette skills; ten young women received a unique learning experience.

Organizers tell us the goal of the camp is to teach a variety of quilting techniques and social graces.

"The focus we want for the dinner etiquette and social graces is for the students to become more confident in their abilities," 4-H extension agent Danielle Pleasant said. "So when they do attend formal events such as showers, receptions, weddings, formal meals in the future, that they are confident in their ability."

The camp culminates Wednesday night in a formal graduation dinner where the girls will show the techniques they have learned.

We're also told the quilts will be taken and judged in the upcoming Appalachian Fair in Gray.

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