Our 2020 convention is in the planning stages. We will be in the San Juan Islands. No dates are set yet.
Washington State finalists heading to Scottsdale, Arizona for the national MIWW finals.
Washington State Sheep Producers and the Washington Wool Growers Auxiliary completed their annual convention at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver by viewing the state finals of their wool contest.
Marissa McBride, Walla Walla, and Carmen Barkley, Lacey, won the Junior and Senior divisions respectively, in the Make It With Wool Contest. Dorothy Fish, Federal Way, won the Adult division.
Marissa constructed and modeled a brown Pendleton plaid cape and A-line skirt.
Carmen constructed and modeled a 3-piece wool ensemble consisting of a beige textured wool bomber jacket, tan wool and cashmere pants with faux leather accents, and black jersey tank top.
Dorothy won the Adult division with a 3-piece outfit of a black pencil skirt, cream blouse, and black wool coat accented with faux fur at the collar and cuffs.
Runners-up in the divisions were: Adult: Kim Vogley, Quilcene, Senior: Jannika Frothingham, Seattle, Junior: Lauren Moeckel, Chehalis.
Marissa McBride and Carmen Barkley will receive trips to the National Make It With Wool Competition in Scottsdale, Arizona in January 2019. Competition coincides with the American Sheep Industry annual convention.
Dorothy Fish received a floor light, scissor set, and a 3 ¼ yard piece of Linda Kubik handwoven as top prize in the Adult division. She will also enter her garment in the national competition. Runners-up in the Junior and Senior divisions took home a Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine and Husqvarna Viking Serger, respectively. All state contestants were awarded 100% wool yardages.
Judges for the contest were Kristi Dubay, Vione Graham, Lisa Jones, Heidi Christenson, Shiloh Freeland-Holcomb, and Josie McWatters.
State Directors Ericka Suhrbier, and Ann Roggenkamp oversaw the contest.
The Make It With Wool Contest is open to sewers of all ages. These fashionable wool garments can be sewn, knitted, crocheted, or felted. Compete at district, state and national levels. For more information on the contest and how to enter, visit the website: makeitwithwoolwa.com.
Picture caption: Pictured celebrating their success in the “Make It With Wool” contest are, left to right, Dorothy Fish, Kaitlyn Lawson, Lauren Moeckel, Kim Vogley, Marissa McBride, Jannika Frothingham, Carmen Barkley, Jill Swannack, Elizabeth Paul, Holly Vittetoe, and Pamela McBride.
WASHINGTON STATE SHEEP PRODUCERS
SHEEP HOOK AWARD RECIPIENTS
1979 Al Rubenser Colfax
1980 George Hislop Yakima
1981 Ruth Herriford Olympia
1982 Ladd Mitchell Ephrata
1982 Sebastian Etulain Moses Lake
1983 Gerald Richardson Moses Lake
1984 Mac McLean Four Lakes
1985 Vic Robert Sunnyside
1987 Theo Caldwell Goldendale
1988 Chick Hubbard Moses Lake
1989 - 0 -
1990 Ruth King Yakima
1991 Henrietta Pearson Mount Vernon
1992 Norman Gates WSU
1993 Roberta Hoctor Goldendale
1994 John Brewer Pullman
1995 Simon & Carol Martinez Moxee
1996 Dick & Helen Appel Endicott
1997 Fred & Timmie Blauert Washtucna
1998 Treva Norris Springdale
1999 Loveta Boyce Moses Lake
2000 Joanne Dubigk Maple Valley
2001 Randy Baldree Colfax
2002 Nina Richardson Moses Lake
2003 Susan Parr Tacoma
2004 Jim Acuff Post Falls
2005 Andy Pille Espanola
2006 Al & Lin Schwider Maple Valley
2007 Art & Jill Swannack Lamont
2009 Sam Hays Yakima
2010 Milt Russell Prosser
2011 Dave & Julie Dashiell Hunters
2012 Linda & Jerry Kjack Walla Walla
2014 Sarah Smith Moses Lake
2015 Mike McWilliams Myrtle Point, OR
2016 Mark Martinez Moxee
2017 Jan Busboom Pullman
2018 Jami Beintema Ellensburg
2019 Ross Merker & Ann Roggenkamp