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September 6-8, 2019

Make It With Wool

All About MIWW

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

Ages 8 - 12

Ages 13-16

Ages 17-24

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.
*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 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 ( or on the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative website ( For additional information, contact MIWW State Director Wynn Wittkopf at 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

Make It With Wool – Novelty Contest

Entry Deadline – August 15


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. 

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