Home & Family

The foundation of our society is the family whether it is an individual or several people in the home. Families in Forsyth County are exposed to research-based information that will help them to increase their knowledge and develop skills to solve problems facing them on a regular basis. Extension provides answers on topics including: managing a family’s budget, handling credit effectively, parenting and child care issues, housing & home maintenance issues, controlling household insects, helping families improve their eating habits, being energy efficient, protecting well water as well as dealing with issues affecting the aging population. The information is taught through classes, workshops, demonstrations, consultations and mass media outlets (television, radio, news articles) in the following areas:

  • Financial literacy including consumer education and handling debt management issues
  • Housing maintenance, including mold and mildew control, reducing energy costs and identifying insects/pests in and around the home
  • Providing parent education and child care issues to parents and staff at child care facilities
  • Issues affecting the elderly population and their families relating to cognitive, social, emotional, physical and financial well-being.

Forsyth Extension Sewing & Needle Arts Club

The purpose of the Forsyth Extension Sewing and Needle Arts Club is to increase the sewing skills of Forsyth County and area residents. The club meets the second Friday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Forsyth County Agriculture Building on Fairchild Road.

A variety of projects are covered throughout the year and occasionally there are field trips. All members receive a monthly newsletter which is produced by fellow club members. New members are always welcome. Why not join us for a visit? Keep abreast of new trends in clothing, fabrics, accessories and fashions. Share sewing skills by teaching others or participate in classes taught by other club members and share in good fellowship. The sewing club is happy to teach “beginner sewing” to preschool moms.

To become a member, visit one of the meetings. Annual dues are just $5.00. For more information call (336) 703-2850.

Each year the club sponsors a “Sewing and Needle Arts” expo where many classes are offered. Listed below are some of the classes that may be offered:

  • Alterations
  • Amulet Purse (knitted)
  • Beginner Sewing Class (Jumper Dress)
  • Bobbin Lace (beginner)
  • Christmas Tree Skirt
  • Crazy-quilt silk vest with decorative stitches
  • Crochet (Beginners)
  • Cross-stitch a sweatshirt (Waste Canvas)
  • Dense Quilting (Stippling)
  • Know Your Own Serger
  • Know Your Own Sewing Machine
  • Hardanger
  • Heirloom Sewing (Hand and Machine)
  • Knitting a Hat
  • Lingerie
  • Needlepoint Belt
  • Quilt, Paper Piecing
  • Quilting – Beginner
  • Rotary Mat Tote
  • Sewing Baskets Sampler
  • Silk Ribbon Embroidery
  • Swedish Weaving
  • Smocking – Beginner
  • Tatting (Beginner)