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Why belong to an Extension Homemaker Club?

There's a real beauty in belonging to an Extension Homemaker Club. In your club you will meet women who are a lot like you. They are concerned about their families, have similar lifestyles, and encounter similar situations.

Clubs meet monthly to learn more about their home and community and to have a good time with each other. Some clubs take trips and participate in community service activities.  All clubs have a good time and meet new people.

Your club will give you a chance to share ideas with these women. And by sharing your time and efforts with them, everyone learns. Sound fun and inspiring? It is!

But needless to say, the more sincere your effort and the more you invest in your club, the more you'll gain from it. So be a club investor – and reap the many benefits your club has to offer.

Learn about the clubs in your area! Contact the Extension Office at 574-533-0554.


Opportunities for YOU!

Make a Difference Day - SEW-A-THON 2016

Attention sewers and non-sewers alike! The St. Joseph Co. Extenson Homemaekrs in partner with Busy Hands of Michiana invite you to participate in a community volunteer event!

  • Monday, October 24, 2016 from 9am to 9pm - come when you can, leave when you want.
  • St. Joe County Fairgrounds, Esther Singer Building
  • Lunch, dinner and beverages will be provided
  • If you wish to sew, bring your machine if you can. Some machines will be available but there are plenty of ways to help even if you don't sew.

Educational Programs

  • The Elkhart County Extension Homemakers provide 8-10 educational programs throughout the year.
  • These lessons are free and open to the general public.
  • Download a copy of the upcoming programs for the 2016-17 club year.
  • Interested in attending? Please call the Extension Office at 574-533-0554 to register.

Heritage Skills Classes

The Heritage Skills Classes provides half-day and full-day classes to learn and appreciate family heritage and heirloom skills. This is an annual event scheduled on a Saturday mid-February. Information for next year's classes will be available in the Home and Family Arts Building at the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Class information will be available on our Heritage Skills web page beginning November 1.


For our Extension Homemakers

Over the Coffee Cup Newsletter


Not all forms are available year round. Email for more information.

Fair Information

  • Hostessing and Craft Potpourri
    • Letter to clubs - available at February Council
    • Hostess Schedule - will be available in February
    • Craft Potpourri Schedule - will be available in February
  • Educational Booths 2016 fair

Volunteer Community Support


IEHA Mission

It is the mission of the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association to strengthen families through continuing education, leadership development and volunteer community support. To learn more about the Association visit their website at