Montana Wool Growers Association

P.O. Box 1693 Helena, MT  59624       406-442-1330



Director Jean Harrison,

615 Highland Ave,

Dillon MT 59725      HM:406-683-0445

cell: 406/799-1331- e-mail:


Montana Make It with Wool Competition follows all National Make It with Wool Criteria. Please read the National MIWW brochure at

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, you may participate in another district contest. Please contact the District Director before you send in your entry form (at least 2 weeks before the event.)

First Place Winners in the Junior, Senior, Adult and Made for Others Categories advance to the State Competition held during the MT Wool Growers Convention in Billings (December 5-6, 2014.)

held on December 6-7, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Grand, Billings, Montana.

District 1

Director: Marilyn Dent

                503 Cleveland St. SW

               Ronan, MT 59864     Phone: 406-676-2575, 509-539-0866 cell


Counties: Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral,

Missoula, Ravalli, & Sanders

Contest date:  TBD

District 2

Director:  Jean Harrison

                 615 Highland Ave

                Dillon, MT 59725        Phone: 406-683-0445


Counties: Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Gallatin,

Granite, Jefferson, Madison, Park, Powell &

Silver Bow

Contest date: TBD

District 3

Directors: Amanda Powell

                 4187 Old Post Rd.

                 Havre, MT 59501     Phone: 406-265-8046


    Rosella Higgins,

    41460 US Hwy 2,

                Chinook, MT 59523    Phone: 406-357-4268

Counties: Blaine, Broadwater, Cascade, Chouteau, Glacier, Hill, Judith Basin, Lewis & Clark, Liberty, Meagher, Pondera, Teton & Toole

Contest date: TBD

District 4

Director: Joan Hansen

                 276 Old Boulder Rd.

                Big Timber, MT 59011  Phone: 406-930-1666


Counties: Big Horn, Carbon, Fergus, Golden Valley- Musselshell, Petroleum, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Wheatland & Yellowstone

Contest date: TBD

District 5

Director: Leslie McMillen

                314 Road 101

   Sidney, MT 59270     Phone: 406-569-2020


Counties: Daniels, Phillips, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Valley,

Dawson, Garfield, McCone, Prairie, Richland, & Wibaux

Contest Date: TBD

District 6

Directors: Christine Keltner

                 2202 Cabin Creek Rd

                  Ismay, MT 59336       Phone: 406-486-5690


                   Kacie Killen

                  PO Box 170,

                  Angela, MT 59312

     Phone: 406-354-7241 Cell: 406-951-7254


Counties: Custer, Fallon-Carter, Powder River,


Contest Date:

Entry forms are available from District, State or National Directors and at

Send a copy of the form to all 3 people below:  

1) Appropriate District Director (see inside of brochure)

2) Send the State copy of the form with entry fee ($4 per swatch of fabric or yarn used) to:  

Montana Director MIWW

Jean Harrison

615 Highland Avenue, Dillon, MT 59725

406-799-1331 (cell), 406-683-0445 (home)

3) Send the National copy of the form with entry fee (flat $12 fee) to:

National Director MIWW

Marie Lehfeldt

P.O. Box 175, Lavina, MT 59046


Entry form and fees are due TWO WEEKS before the District Contest.


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.

State Competition

MT Wool Growers Convention

December 5-6, 2014, Billings Hotel & Convention Center

Billings, MT

National Competition

January 28-31, 2015, Reno, NV

Make it With Wool Quilt/Afghan Contest

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 combination may be used (machine and/or hand).

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

Afghan Requirements

1) Yarn must be at least 60% wool.

2) Item can be knitted or crocheted.

3) Label back with name and address.

General Contest Rules

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

2)  Quilt/Afghan must be completed during the current contest year Jan 1-Nov 15, 2014.

3)  Any individual or group may construct item.

4)  Any age individual or group.

5)  Entry fee is $10 per entry and is due Nov 1st, 2014.

6)  Mail entry form, fee, 1” X 1” samples of each fabric used, a 4” X 4” batting sample, and for afghans a 2” piece of each yarn to Jean.  Finished Quilts/Afghans must be mailed postmarked to Jean no later than Nov 15, 2014

7)  The contest will be held in conjunction with the state MIWW contest Dec 6, 2014.

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

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