Make It With Wool

Make it with wool Montana

The Make It With Wool contest is held annually across the US.  Winners from each state get the opportunity to compete at the National Competition. The contest promotes the beauty and versatility of wool fibers by having entrants of all ages create garments by sewing, knitting, crocheting, or felting.  Garments are judged based on quality and presentation.

Montana Competition Details

Age Categories

Pre-Teen (age 12 and under), Junior (ages 13 – 16), Senior (ages 17-24), Adult (age 25 and over), and Made for Others.  Competition age is determined by age on January 1, 2024.  All age categories participate in person at the District level. Contestants enter and participate in District Contests in October based on the county where they reside.  If contestant has a conflict with the date of their District Contest, please contact the State Director.

First Place Winners in the Junior, Senior, and Adult categories advance to the State Competition held during the annual Montana Wool Growers Convention in Billings December 6-7, 2024 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

Pre-teen and Made for Other category participants will compete at the district level only.


ALL ENTRY FORMS, FEES and SAMPLES as noted on the Montana Entry Form are due to the appropriate Contest Coordinator by October 14, 2024 (no late entries accepted).

District 1

Counties: Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli and Sanders
Contest Date: October 26, 2024

Contact State Director: 

Claudia Andrade
300 Third Avenue NW
Ronan, MT 59864
(406) 676-4271
Email Claudia

District 2

Counties: Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Gallatin, Granite, Jefferson, Madison, Park, Powell and Silver Bow
Contest Date: October 5, 2024

Contest Coordinator:  Jean Harrison
615 Highland Avenue
Dillon, MT 59725
(406) 683-0445
Email Jean

District 3

Counties: Blaine, Broadwater, Cascade, Chouteau, Glacier, Hill, Judith Basin, Lewis & Clark, Liberty, Meagher, Pondera, Teton and Toole
Contest Date: October 20, 2024

Contest Coordinator: Janell Barber
PO Box 459
Fort Benton, MT 59442
(406) 622-3036
Email Janell

District 4

Counties: Big Horn, Carbon, Fergus, Golden Valley, Musselshell, Petroleum, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Wheatland and Yellowstone
Contest Date: October 13, 2024

Contact State Director: Amanda Powell
4187 Old Post Road
Havre, MT 59501
(406) 945-3880
Email Amanda

District 5

Counties: Daniels, Dawson, Garfield, McCone, Phillips, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Valley and Wibaux
Contest Date: October 12, 2024

Contact State Director: Amanda Powell
4187 Old Post Road
Havre, MT 59501
(406) 945-3880
Email Amanda

District 6

Counties: Custer, Fallon, Carter, Powder River, Rosebud and Treasure
Contest Date: October 27, 2024

Contest Coordinator: Christine Keltner
2200 Cabin Creek Road
Ismay, MT 59336
(406) 486-5690
Email Christine


139th Annual Montana Wool Growers Association Convention

December 6 &7, 2024

Billings Hotel & Convention Center
Billings, Montana


American Sheep Industry Association Convention

January 16-18, 2025

Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Scottsdale, AZ


District Level:  Wool yardage for all contestants.  Junior, Senior, and Adult category winners will compete in the State competition.  

State Level:  Wool yardage 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 yardage and a cash prize to help cover the cost of shipping the garment for judging at the National Level.

Major funding provided by:
Montana Wool Growers Association
Montana Sheep Producers
Bob Gilbert Estate 

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