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September 11-13, 2020

Make It With Wool

All About MIWW

Who Can Enter? (Ages as of Jan. 1st of current year)

Preteens
Ages 8 - 12

Juniors
Ages 13-16

Seniors
Ages 17-24

Adults
25 and older

Made for Others
Any age

Novelty Item
Any age

 

 

Make It With Wool Quilt Raffle Drawing

2:00 pm Saturday – Activity Center

Tickets will be available in the lobby of the Activity Center: $1 for a single ticket, $5 for six and $10 for 12. Quilt constructed by Jolene Massuch, Watertown, WI, Carol Battenberg, Johnson Creek, WI and Wynn Wittkopf, Pewaukee, WI, and quilted by Patti Geishirt, Deerfield, WI. Proceeds support the Wisconsin Make It With Wool program.


What Can I Enter? Preteens & Made for Others
Any garment, any number of pieces.

What Can I Enter? (Ages 13 & Up)

One-Piece Garment:  Dress, jumper, jacket, coat or cape.

Two-Piece Garment: Coat, jacket, cape, blouse/shirt, vest or sweater With….           Dress, jumper, skirt, pants or shorts.
Ensemble:  3 or more garments worn together at one time.
Novelty: See Novelty Contest for details.

What Fabrics/Yarns Can I Use?

Fabric and yarn requirements are a minimum of 60% wool or specialty fiber for each fashion fabric or yarn used. Specialty fibers include Mohair, cashmere, alpaca, camel, llama and vicuna.  A garment may be lined with a non-wool lining. 

 

IMPORTANT:  Test your fabric prior to construction of your garment.

 

Junior, Senior, & Adult Divisions must send a 5”X 5” swatch of each fabric to the State Director along with $8.00 per swatch. These will be sent to the Yocum-McColl Testing Lab in Colorado for verification.
Once your fiber passes fiber content testing at the lab, it will be certified to be used in the contest. Swatches sent with entry forms must be received four weeks prior to the contest to allow for wool testing.

What Are the Judging Criteria?

*Appropriateness to contestant’s lifestyle
*Coordination of fabric/yarn with garment  
style and design.
*Contestant’s preparation.
*Construction quality.
*Creativity.
*Judging is private and decisions are final.

How Do I Enter?

Complete an official entry form for each entry. Each entry requires a $12.00 National fee and a $15.00 Wisconsin fee.  Entry fees are non-refundable.  Entry forms for the garment contest and the Wisconsin Novelty contest are included in this catalog and also on the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival website. Further information is available from the State Director or at UWEX offices. 
Entry Form

Are There Prizes?

Preteens receive up to 3 placings in state competition, but do not advance to national finals. Juniors and seniors advance to national competition. Scholarships of $1000 and $2000 are awarded at a national level. The Wisconsin Adult Winner receives a cash award.  Novelty items receive cash awards but do not advance.  Sewing machine, wool fabric, notions, equipment and other prizes are awarded at both the state and national competitions.
Wisconsin Make It With Wool is open to Wisconsin residents. Age as of January 1, 2019.  Preteens, junior, senior and adult contestants must select, construct and model their own garments. All garments entered in competition must have been completed after January 1, 2019. 

Make It With Wool is for anyone interested in sewing and fashion design using wool or wool blend fabrics, knitted, crocheted or woven clothing or accessories. Across the U.S. junior and senior contestants compete in state competitions, with the top entries competing in the National Competition in Scottsdale, AZ, January 23 -25, 2020.  Wisconsin does not have district competitions. Contact State Director Wynn Wittkopf, 262-370-1433 or wynnwittkopf@gmail.com for additional information.

“Sewing With Nancy” Construction Awards for 2019!

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC will sponsor two sewing construction awards at the 2019 Make It With Wool contest. Two $100.00 cash awards will be presented to the Best Constructed Garment. Rules and entry forms for the MIWW competition can be found under Make It With Wool on the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival website (www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com) or on the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative website (www.wisbc.com). For additional information, contact MIWW State Director Wynn Wittkopf at wynnwittkopf@gmail.com or 262-370-1433.

2019 MIWW

Wisconsin State Competition
Entry Deadline – August 15

Competition Schedule
Saturday – September 7th
Activity Center

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration

Activity Center Lobby Pictures of contestants taken

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Judging

11:00 Construction Judging Begins

(Free time for contestants)

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Style Show Practice

Activity Center Stage

2:00 p.m. Best of Wisconsin Style Show & Presentation of Awards

Activity Center Stage

Official Entry Forms must be submitted to State Director by

AUGUST 15th.

Wisconsin Make It With Wool
State Director Wynn Wittkopf
N41W28899 Imperial Drive
Pewaukee, WI  53072
Phone:  262-370-1433
Email: wynnwittkopf@gmail.com

Make It With Wool – Novelty Contest

Entry Deadline – August 15

CONTEST CLASSES

Class A: Novelty Items for Youth (Ages 18 & under)
Class B: Novelty Items for Adults

Class A: Novelty Items for Youth (Ages 18 & under)

  1. Novelty items include, but not limited to: Slippers, purse, scarf, shawl, hat, mittens, and rug.
  2. Items may be knitted, crocheted, woven or felted.
  3. Yarn, fabric, or fibers must be at least 60% wool or specialty wool fibers, including Mohair, cashmere, alpaca, camel, llama, or vicuna.

Class B:  Novelty Items for Adults

  1. Novelty items include, but are not limited to: Slippers, purse, scarf, shawl, hat, mittens, rugs, etc.
  2. Items may be knitted, crocheted, woven or felted.
  3. Yarn, fabric, or fibers must be at least 60% wool or specialty wool fibers including Mohair, cashmere, alpaca, camel, llama, or vicuna.

    Contestants drop off their entry between 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7th at the Activity Center MIWW Conference Room.

    To enter, please complete the MIWW Novelty Entry Form found in this catalog. 

RESULTS


Jr. Winner: Lauren Thompson
Sr. Winner: Holley Schwartz

Adult: Theresa Braun
Preteen: Abigail Schultz

Adult Novelty Winner: Justine Heinrichs

Class Winners

Preteen Winners

Junior Winners

Quilt Winner: Kate Reese poses with her brother Ryder.

Senior Winners

Novelty Youth Winner: Nathan Thompson

The Wisconsin Make It With Wool Contest was held during the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival at Jefferson County Fair Park in Jefferson on September 7th. Contestants in the Make It With Wool contest competed for top prizes in the four garment divisions – Preteen, Junior, Senior, and Adult. Garments must have been constructed during the contest year and made of a minimum of 60% wool or wool blend fabrics, wool yarn or specialty fibers such as mohair and alpaca. Judging was completed by 3 judges who spoke with each contestant individually and then judged the construction of the garments. The afternoon Style Show featured all contestants modeling their unique and skillfully crafted garments before an appreciative audience. Winners in all categories were announced and prizes presented.

Preteen:
1st Kate Reese, Hartland: Babylock sewing machine donated by M & R Sewing & Vac of Madison
2nd Abigail Schultz, Columbus: Iron donated by Nasco of Ft. Atkinson
3rd Hannah Riemer, Mequon: Scissors donated by Kurth Farms of Pewaukee

Junior: 1st Lauren Thompson, Woodville: Airfare to the National MIWW contest in Scottsdale, AZ in January 2020 provided by the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative; Hotel accommodations paid by National MIWW
2nd Elizabeth Colwell, LaValle: Iron donated by Nasco of Ft. Atkinson
3rd Amara Bugenhagen, Mukwonago: Scissors donated by Kurth Farms of Pewaukee

Senior: 1st Holley Schwartz, Watertown: Airfare to the National MIWW contest in Scottsdale, AZ in January 2020 provided by the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative; Hotel accommodations paid by National MIWW
2nd Allison Colwell, LaValle: $50 cash award from Wisconsin Make It With Wool

Adult:
1st Theresa Braun, Fox Point: $100 cash award from Wisconsin Make It With Wool

Best Knitted Entry:
Holley Schwartz, Watertown: $50 cash award from Kurth Farms, Pewaukee

2 Best Constructed Items:
Abigail Schultz, Columbus: $100 cash award from Zieman Productions, Beaver Dam
Theresa Braun, Fox Point: $100 cash award from Zieman Productions, Beaver Dam

Novelty Youth:
1st Nathan Thompson, Woodville: $25 cash award from WI MIWW
2nd David Thompson, Woodville: $15 cash award from WI MIWW
3rd Katherine Crudden, Elkhorn: $10 cash award from WI MIWW

Novelty Adult:
1st Justine Heinrichs, Cedarburg: $25 cash award from WI MIWW
2nd Ellen Coenen, DePere: $15 cash award from WI MIWW
3rd Karen Crudden, Elkhorn: $10 cash award from WI MIWW
4th Megan Nichols, LaMoille, IL: $5 cash award from WI MIWW

Thanks to the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative, all garment contestants received 2 ½ yards of beautiful Pendleton wool.

Junior and Senior winners, Lauren Thompson and Holley Schwartz will travel to the national competition in Scottsdale, AZ, in January. Adult winner, Theresa Braun, will prepare a video featuring her garment and submit it to the National Contest where a panel of judges will decide on a National Winner. The National Adult Winner will be notified and will receive a trip to the national contest in Scottsdale, AZ.

The major sponsor of the Make It With Wool contest is the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative. The Jefferson Agri-Business and Watertown Agri-Business also provide support to Make It With Wool along with numerous businesses and organizations throughout Wisconsin.

This year’s Make It With Wool Quilt Winner was Kate Reese of Hartland, Wisconsin. The 2019 quilt was designed and created by Carol Battenberg, Jolene Massuch, and Wynn Wittkopf. It was quilted by Patti Geishirt.

The 2020 Make It With Wool competition will be held during the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival at Jefferson County Fair Park in Jefferson. For additional information, visit www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com and click on Make It With Wool or contact Wisconsin’s State Director, Wynn Wittkopf at wynnwittkopf@gmail.com, 262-370-1433.

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