The State level "Make It With Wool" competiton is held annually in conjunction with the SD Sheep Growers annual convention. The 2012 competition will be held on September 22 at the Golden Hills Resort in Lead, SD.
State MIWW Prizes:
Professional division: Sheep pelt
Adult division: Simplicity press
Senior division: Trip to National MIWW & Horn of America table
Junior division: Trip to National MIWW & Sewing machine
District 5 Sandra Aamlid 4112 Portice Circle Sioux Falls, SD 57103 605-371-1453 firstname.lastname@example.org
Competition September 8, 2012 8:30 am SunQuest Village 13th St & Arizona Ave Huron, SD
Competiton September 10, 2012 4:00 pm Sioux Falls Regional Center 2001 E. 8th St Sioux Falls, SD
For more information regarding MIWW rules and forms, contact one of the directors or check out the national website: www.sheepusa.org
New to the Make It With Wool contest is the "Quilt, Afghan and Novelty Contest". The new contest, just like the MIWW contest is open to all residents of SD, and entries may be constructed by individuals or groups. Entries must have been completed after 2010. The entry fee is $5.00 per entry, payable to South Dakota MIWW. The entry forms are available from Ida Marie Snorteland (see District 1 info below), and are due prior to each district contest.
Division A: Quilted Items 1. The quilt top and back must be made from 100% natural fiber fabrics. 50% of the top must be made of wool or wool blend fabrics. The remainder of the top as well as the back must be made of natural fibers such as linen, cotton, silk, etc. 2. Batting is not required; if it is used, it should be wool or other natural fiber. 3. Any construction or combination of techniques may be used (machine or hand). 4. A label must be securely attached to the back with the names of the makers. Categories: A. Quilt - minimum size 36"x42" to maximum of 120"x120" B. Wall hanging - minimum size 18"x8" to maximum of 36"x42"
Division B: Afghans or Coverlets 1. Yarn or fabric must be at least 60% wool blend or specialty wool fibers, including mohair, cashmere, alpaca, camel, vicuna or llama. 2. Item may be knitted, crocheted or woven. Felting is acceptable. 3. A label must be securely attached to the back with the names of the makers.
Division C: Novelty Items 1. Yarn or fabric must be at least 60% wool blend or specialty wool
fibers, including mohair, cashmere, alpaca, camel, vicuna or llama. 2. Item may be knitted, crocheted or woven. Felting is acceptable. 3. Novelty items include, but are not limited to: slippers, purses, scarves, shawls, hats, mittens, etc. 4. A label must be securely attached to the back with the names of the makers
Lamb Lead-In Contest - SD State Fair
SD SheepGrowers have added $500 to the prize money given to entrants in the 2012 Ladies Lead Class. Entrants must wear wool garments and the blanket on the lamb must be made of wool. Every entrant will be awarded $20 this year, with class winners and adults getting additional prize money.
The annual contest has great participation in all 4 different age groups. This wool-featured event draws one of the largest crowds of any sheep event at the state fair. Photos below show some of the contestants from the 2010 contest.