First Shirley Daniels Sewing Memorial awarded at 2018 Kenosha County Fair

Carl Daniels and Mirari Mueller, the first winner of the Shirley Daniels Sewing  Memorial Award.

The Kenosha County 4-H Sewing Project awarded its new Shirley Daniels Sewing Memorial Award at the 2018 Kenosha County Fair.

Mirari Mueller, of the E.A.R.T.H Adventurers 4-H Club, was the first awardee.

The award is named for Shirley Daniels, a longtime leader in local 4-H. Daniels was a general leader of the Brighton Explorers 4-H Club for 25 years with her husband Carl. Shirley also was a sewing leader for over 50 years and a 4-H superintendent at the fair for over 30 years. As a countywide sewing leader, she helped plan, organize and lead many sewing workshops each year. She loved to introduce young 4-Hers to the art of sewing and the proper methods to achieve garments they would proudly wear. She died in December 2017.

The award recognizes a beginning sewer for their efforts to learn sewing.

A ceremony was held at the 4-H Sewing Project exhibit at the fair on Sunday afternoon. In attendance were Mueller’s family, many Daniels family members and others.

Mirari’s name will be added to the plaque, which she will be able to keep until next year’s fair.

Mirari Mueller and the projects she sewed for this year’s fair.

Members of the Daniels and Mueller families pose together.

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