Stephanie Stiles, 4-H Program Assistant for Essex County, has been teaching sewing in Essex County for 17 years. What was once the Cooperative Extension’s conference room is now the 4-H club’s sewing room. Stiles, who is originally from Los Angeles, Calif., had never heard of 4-H until she moved to Essex. Her grandmother taught her how to sew, when she would come to Essex for the summer. Stiles, at nine years old started making doll clothes, which graduated to her prom and wedding dresses.