2023 Contestants at the Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony

Washington State Make It With Wool Contest


held Saturday, October 14, 2023
Central Washington University



And the Winners are:


Pre-Teens:  Lindsey Larson, Tenino, WA

Juniors:  Ava Humphrey, Chehalis, WA

Seniors:  Mia Suhrbier,  Spokane, WA

Adults:  Dorothy Fish, Federal Way, WA

Made for Others:  Holly Vittetoe, Spokane Valley, WA

Congratulations, Winners!!!

The Make It With Wool Contest has been promoting the versatility, beauty and wearability of wool since 1947! Contestants of all ages, from pre-teens through adults, sew, knit, crochet, weave or felt wool garments, which are judged on quality and presentation.

Washington’s state contest will be held on Saturday, October 14th at Central Washington University, Ellensburg. Mini-workshops or question/answer sessions on working with wool may be held during the construction judging, and suggestions will be offered to those advancing to nationals!

Won’t you join us, and Make It With Wool?! Enjoy sharing your creativity and skills, gain valuable life experiences, form wonderful friendships with people who share your appreciation of wool, and make precious memories!

2023 Schedule for State Contest Saturday, October 14th:

8:45 am –  All contestants drop off wool garments (only the wool garments to be judged; on hangers and remove the garment bags) at Rooms 106 and 108 in Dean Hall on CWU Campus.

9:00-10:30 am –   Construction judging.  Contestants are encouraged to tour the CWU Campus; it is Wildcat Pre-View Weekend!

10:30-10:55 am –  Pick up wool garments; be dressed by 11:00 am for Presentation/Modeling Judging.

11:00-12:15 pm – Presentation/Modeling Judging.  Bring your best smile!

12:15-1:25 pm Judges’ Lunch Break.  Contestants remember to eat as well!

1:30 pm – Fashion Show and Awards  ***Public Welcome to attend***

Safe travels home and good luck!

2023 Washington State Adult Winner, Dorothy Fish, Federal Way



How to Enter

MIWW entry form

Send state entry form and 5″ x 5″ fabric sample(s) to Ericka Suhrbier, 694 S Military Rd, Winlock, WA  98596.

Send national entry form, $12 entry fee, and 3″ x 3″ fabric sample(s) to National MIWW, 480 South 300 West, Salem, UT  84653


Thank you to:

Washington Wool Growers’ Auxiliary
Pendleton Woolen Mills
Linda Kubik
Billie’s Designer Fabrics
Professional Sewing Supplies
And other kind sponsors who make this contest possible!