4-H'ers take projects from the sewing machine to the runway in fashion revue

YORKVILLE – More than 20 youth from Kendall County 4-H Clubs participated in the 2014 4-H Fashion Revue July 24 at Cross Lutheran Church in Yorkville.

“Our participating 4-H’ers showcased all their hard work and skills through their final garments and modeled them for an audience of more than 60,” said Kim Eisnaugle, 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator. “Many of the youth also modeled retro and vintage outfits on the 'Rewind Runway,' which was the theme of this year’s show.”

The 4-H Clothing Committee’s Colleen Konop narrated the 2014 Fashion Revue, which was judged by volunteers Chris Anderson and Lindsey Anderson. Superintendent volunteers Jodi Brummel, Stacy Rehberg and Mary Schobert managed the day and announced the winners. Clothing judges were Kathy Anderson, Carol Matlock, Anne Neville and Anne Novey.

Award of Excellence trophies were earned by Madeline Cumbe and Cydney Olah of Outbacker Kids, and Ally Rott, Olivia Morris, and Delaney Brummel of Millbrook Mighty Ones. Brummel won both Fashion Revue and Best of Show honors. Fashion Revue delegates for State Fair are Brummel, Cumbey and Rott. Olah, Morris and Evelyn Martin of Martin Family Club were named first, second and third alternates, respectively.

In addition, more than 50 sewing and textiles projects were judged. State Fair delegates in that area are Brummel, Rott, and Cumbey, with alternates Morris, Olah and Olivia Sanchez of Outbacker Kids. Delegates are invited to showcase their work at the Illinois State Fair in August.

Class Champions are: Sewing I constructed garment, Ania Nelson; Sewing I constructed bag, Kassandra Speerly; Sewing I constructed pillow, Jacqueline Harvey; Sewing II constructed garment, Madeline Cumbey; Sewing II non-clothing, Olivia Morris and Evelyn Martin; Sewing III, constructed garment, Delaney Brummel; Sewing III, recycled garment, Cydney Olah; and Clothing Decisions I, Olivia Morris.

The 2014 4-H Fashion Revue was made possible by the clothing committee, project area superintendents, judges and other volunteers, the Kendall County 4-H Foundation, Cross Lutheran Church, Maurice’s, Katydidit Flowers, and the 4-H participants and their families.

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