The State level "Make It With Wool" competiton is held annually in conjunction with the SD Sheep Growers annual convention. The SD MIWW 2014 competition will be held September 27 at the Days Inn in Brookings, SD.
State MIWW Prizes:
Professional division: Prize to be announced
Adult division: Simplicity press
Senior division: Trip to National MIWW & Horn of America table
Junior division: Trip to National MIWW & Sewing machine
Other contest divisions include: Pre - teen division Made for Others Wearable Accessory Quilt, Afghans, Novelty
Prizes for these divisions will be announced.
A special "MIWW Challenge Contest" is being offered for 2014. Contestants must utilize fabric remnants from the SDSU Wool Project to create a unique wool item -- limited only by their imagination. The contest is open to any SD resident. The special SDSU Wool Project remnants are limited in availability and size, and will be distributed on a first come basis to interested participants. All challenge items entered will be auctioned at the MIWW banquet, with proceeds split between the SDSU Wool Project scholarship fund and the SDSGA. Prizes will be awarded based on originality, construction and wool promotion. Contact Ida Marie Snorteland or Patty DeZeeuw (email@example.com) for more information or to request fabric.
District 5 Lavonne Meyer 288 West Sanborn Ave Parker, SD 57053 605-351-4502 firstname.lastname@example.org
Competition September 13, 2014 9:00 am Our Savior Lutheran Church 1010 8th St. S Brookings, SD
Competiton September 8, 2014 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
2014 - 2015 Make It With Wool National Competition will be held on January 28-31, 2015 at the "John Ascuaga Nugget" in Sparks, Nevada.
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 SD State Fair 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 previous contests.
Past participants in SD State Fair Ladies Lead contests.