Make It With Wool

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Director: Amanda Powell
4187 Old Post Road
Havre, MT 59501
(406) 945-3880
aspowell11@hotmail.com

MT MIWW Brochure 2020

Montana MIWW Entry Form 2020

The Montana MIWW program is guided by the National MIWW criteria.  The National MIWW brochure can be found at makeitwithwool.com 

 

Age categories:

 Pre-Teen, Junior, Senior, Adult & Made for Others.  All age categories participate at the district level. Contestants enter and participate in District Contests (between September and November each year) based on the county where they reside.  If you have a conflict with the date of your District Contest, please contact the State Director.

First Place Winners in the Junior, Senior, Adult and Made for Others Categories advance to the State Competition held during

the Annual Montana Wool Growers Convention in Billings December 4-5, 2020 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

Districts

ALL ENTRY FORMS and FEES as noted on the Montana Entry Form are due to the appropriate Directors at least 4 weeks before the District Contest.

District 1:
Counties: Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli and Sanders
Contest Date: October 25, 2020
Contact State Director

District 2:
Counties: Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Gallatin, Granite, Jefferson, Madison, Park, Powell and Silver Bow
Contest Date: October 24, 2020
Director: Jean Harrison
615 Highland Avenue
Dillon, MT 59725
(406) 683-0445
jeanharrison45@charter.net

District 3:
Counties: Blaine, Broadwater, Cascade, Chouteau, Glacier, Hill, Judith Basin, Lewis & Clark, Liberty, Meagher, Pondera, Teton and Toole
Contest Date: November 7, 2020
Director: Janet Smith
1212 Valley View
Great Falls, MT 59404
(406) 799-7003
miww3janet@gmail.com

District 4:
Counties: Big Horn, Carbon, Fergus, Golden Valley, Musselshell, Petroleum, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Wheatland and Yellowstone
Contest Date: November 8, 2020
Contact State Director

District 5:
Counties: Daniels, Phillips, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Valley, Dawson, Garfield, McCone, Prairie, Richland and Wibaux
Contest Date: October 22, 2020
Director: Leslie McMillen
314 Road 101
Sidney, MT 59270
(406) 480-4566
mcmillen82@restel.com

District 6:
Counties: Custer, Fallon, Carter, Powder River, Rosebud and Treasure
Contest Date: November 1, 2020
Directors: Christine Keltner
2200 Cabin Creek Road
Ismay, MT 59336
(406) 486-5690
keltner@midrivers.com

Information

Montana Entry Forms are available from your District and State Directors, and are also available at
our Facebook page – Montana Make It With Wool.

Your MIWW Entry is NOT complete until ALL paperwork, samples of fabric(s) and yarn(s), and fees
are received by the appropriate Directors.

1)  Send to the District Director (as noted in the Montana MIWW brochure), a copy of the Montana Entry Form and a 3×3” swatch of each wool fabric
and/or a 12” length of each yarn used.

2) Send to the State Director a copy of the Montana Entry Form with a 5×5” sample of each
wool fabric and/or a 36” length of each yarn used, and a $7 testing fee for each piece of wool and/or
yarn used. (Make checks payable to Montana MIWW.)

Please note: if you previously had your
wool and/or yarn tested, you still need to send in a 3×3” fabric and/or a 12” yarn sample to the State
Director with your Montana Entry Form.

State Director Mailing Information:
Montana MIWW Director
Amanda Powell
4187 Old Post Road
Havre, MT 59501

3) Send to the National Director the original Montana Entry Form with a 3×3” sample
of each wool fabric and/or a 12” length of each yarn used, and a $12 entry fee for each Age Division
or Category you will be participating in. (Make checks payable to National MIWW.)

National Director Mailing Information:
National MIWW Director
Lynda Johnson
PO Box 215
Encampment, WY 82325

The Montana Entry Form and ALL Fees are due FOUR WEEKS before the District Contest.

Prizes

District Level:  Wool fabric and sewing supplies for all contestants. Junior, Senior, Adult & Made for Others category winners will compete in the State Competition.

State Level:  Wool fabric and sewing supplies for all contestants.  Junior and Senior State Winners will receive a trip to the National MIWW Competition.

Adult Winner will receive wool fabric and a cash prize to help cover the cost of shipping the garment and creating a video for judging at the National Level.

 

Major funding provided by:
Montana Wool Growers Association
Montana Sheep Producers

State Competition

137th  Annual Montana Wool Growers Association Convention

December 4-5, 2020

Billings Hotel & Convention Center

Billings, MT

National Competition

American Sheep Industry Association

January 28-30, 2021

Sheraton Downtown Hotel,

Denver, Colorado

Make It With Wool Quilt/Afghan Contest

MT MIWW Quilt/Applique Project/Afghan Brochure 2020

Quilt Requirements

1) Quilt top fiber content must be at least 60% wool.

2) Batting must be at least 60% wool or 100% cotton.

3) Backing must be at least 60% natural fiber (wool, cotton, linen, or silk).

4) Quilt may be constructed by an individual or group.

5) Any construction technique or a combination may be used (machine and/or hand).

6) Each quilt should have a label securely attached to the back (name and address).

 

Applique Requirements

1) All fiber content must be at least 60% wool.

2) Entry can be made from a purchased kit or design from a pattern book.

3) All edges need to be finished with a machine and/or hand technique or a combination therof.

4) Label on back with name and address

 

Afghan Requirements

1) Yarn must be at least 60% wool.

2) Entry can be knitted or crocheted.

3) Entry can be made from a purchased kit or design from a pattern book.

4) Label on back with name and address

 

General Contest Rules

1)  Sizes:  Wall hanging/Table runner, 56” X 72” throw (approx.), Twin, Queen, King, Afghan.

2)  Entry must be completed during the current contest year Jan 1-Nov 15, 2020.

3)  An individual or group may construct the entry.

4)  Any age individual or group may construct the entry.

5)  Entry fee is $10 per entry and is due November 1st, 2020.

6)  Mail entries to: Jean Harrison, 615 Highland Ave., Dillon, MT 59725.

– Quilts: entry form, fee, 1×1” swatches of each fabric used, and a 4×4” batting sample
– Applique Projects: entry form, fee, and 1×1” swatches of each fabric used
– Afghans: entry form, fee, and a 2” piece of each yarn used

7)  The contest will be held in conjunction with the state MIWW contest December 5, 2020.

8) Entries will be displayed during the Annual MT Woolgrowers Convention and Style Show.  Awards will be presented along with the MIWW garment awards.

9)  If you want your entry protected you must put it in clear plastic.  Contestants must make arrangements to pick-up entries at the contest or provide postage and insurance for their return.