2021 Virtual Competition Results

Fine Arts Competition

Adult Division

Best of ShowHeidi BleacherPhiladelphia, PA
Reserve Best of ShowAudrey WitmanYork, PA
Best Maryland Resident EntryCarolyn CoonEaston, MD
1stJoanne BastLittlestown, PA
1stNeyla ArnasWashington, DC
1stAudrey WitmanYork, PA
2ndCarolyn CoonEaston, MD
3rdCarolyn CoonEaston, MD
1stHeidi BleacherPhiladelphia, PA
2ndEmmett HeinChicago, IL
3rdJoanne BastLittlestown, PA
4thJoanne BastLittlestown, PA

Junior Division

Best of ShowPhoenix JenkinsVerona, PA
Reserve Best of ShowSarah Lydia McCoyerWashington, DC
Best Maryland Resident EntryAnnabelle MillerKeymar, MD
1stTheodore PrickmanBethesda, MD
2ndAnnabelle MillerKeymar, MD
3rdJohn McKeonDickerson, MD
1stPhoenix JenkinsVerona, PA
1stSarah Lydia McCoyerWashington, DC
2ndSarah Lydia McCoyerWashington, DC
3rdAnnabelle MillerKeymar, MD
4thJohn McKeonDickerson, MD

View the Fine Arts Competition entries here.

Sheep Photo Competition

Adult Division

Best of ShowLoren LynchLincoln University, PA
Reserve Best of ShowJim DominyUnited Kingdom
Best Maryland Resident EntryAnne Marie HalseyDickerson, MD
Portraits (Color)
1stLoren LynchLincoln University, PA
2ndJim DominyUnited Kingdom
3rdLaura NavarreMillsboro, DE
4thOrion LangdonCorvallis, OR
Portraits (Black & White)
1stRoxanne DeanGlen Rock, PA
2ndRhianna DeanPhiladelphia, PA
3rdMelissa CunninghamTerryville, CT
4thLee LangstaffDickerson, MD
Lambs (Color)
1stAnne Marie HalseyDickerson, MD
2ndLoren LynchLincoln University, PA
3rdLaura BrittinghamMillsboro, DE
4thTrish GolayLeicester, NC
Lambs (Black & White)
1stLeah HoenenTopsham, ME
2ndRhessa Weber LangstaffProvidence, RI
3rdRhessa Weber LangstaffProvidence, RI
4thRoxanne DeanGlen Rock, PA
Landscapes/Flocks of Sheep (Color)
1stJim DominyUnited Kingdom
2ndRhessa Weber LangstaffProvidence, RI
3rdRoxanne DeanGlen Rock, PA
4thLoren LynchLincoln University, PA
Landscapes/Flocks of Sheep (Black & White)
1stJason NicholsonBoonsboro, MD
2ndRhianna DeanPhiladelphia, PA
3rdJason NicholsonBoonsboro, MD
4thLoren LynchLincoln University, PA
Still Life (Color)
1stLoren LynchLincoln University, PA
2ndCarol Dawn PetersenArlington, VA
3rdRoxanne DeanGlen Rock, PA
4thLydia SmithGreenwood, DE
Still Life (Black & White)
1stRhianna DeanPhiladelphia, PA
2ndRhianna DeanPhiladelphia, PA
3rdLydia SmithGreenwood, DE
Sheep & Wool Related Activities (Color)
1stLydia SmithGreenwood, DE
2ndBobbilynne SkidmoreGlen Rock, PA
3rdTrish GolayLeicester, NC
4thTrish GolayLeicester, NC
Sheep & Wool Related Activities (Black & White)
1stMelissa CunninghamTerryville, CT
2ndMelissa CunninghamTerryville, CT
Stable Scenes (Color)
1stRhessa Weber LangstaffProvidence, RI
2ndMary Jane SolomonWilmette, IL
3rdJenna Weber LangstaffProvidence, RI
4thRoxanne DeanGlen Rock, PA
Stable Scenes (Black & White)
1stAnne Marie HalseyDickerson, MD
2ndMary Jane SolomonWilmette, IL
Computer Generated Photo Art
1stRoxanne DeanGlen Rock, PA
2ndRhianna DeanPhiladelphia, PA
3rdRhianna DeanPhiladelphia, PA
4thRoxanne DeanGlen Rock, PA

Junior Division

Best Maryland Resident Junior EntryAriel PollardPotomac, MD
Any Subject
1stAriel PollardPotomac, MD
2ndBecca PollardPotomac, MD
3rdAnnabelle MillerKeymar, MD
4thAnnabelle MillerKeymar, MD
View the Sheep Photo Competition entries here.

Sheep Promotion Competition

Special Prize – Judge’s Award for CreativityTheodore Prickman

Breed Promotion

Junior Division (8-10 years old)
1stPreston ClarkThurmont, MD
Intermediate Division (11-13 years old)
1stTheodore PrickmanBethesda, MD

Meat Promotion

Mini Division (7 years old and under)
1stOwen WrightLittlestown, PA

Wool Promotion

Mini Division (7 years old and under)
1stNathan KromeLittlestown, PA
Junior Division (8-10 years old)
1stJohn McKeonDickerson, MD
2ndAdeline SkidmoreAberdeen, MD
Senior Division (14-18 years old)
1stCaroline ClarkThurmont, MD
View the Sheep Promotion Competition entries here.

Junior Spinning Competition

Best Skein by a First-Year SpinnerKai SolonPanama


Best OverallAstrid TauberAustin, TX
Most Even
1stAstrid TauberAustin, TX
1stAstrid TauberAustin, TX

Drop Spindle

Best OverallPreston ClarkThurmont, MD
Most Even
1stPreston ClarkThurmont, MD
1stPreston ClarkThurmont, MD

Spinning Wheel

Best OverallCaroline ClarkThurmont, MD
1stKai SolonPanama
2ndTheodore PrickmanBethesda, MD
1stCaroline ClarkThurmont, MD
2ndAva PrickmanBethesda, MD
Most Even
1stAva PrickmanBethesda, MD
2ndKai SolonPanama
1stAdeline SkidmoreAberdeen, MD
2ndTheodore PrickmanBethesda, MD
1stCaroline ClarkThurmont, MD

Fleece-to-Shawl Competition

1stSilverado SpinstersView Team Video
2ndSpin City Bernie’s Mittens TeamView Team Video
3rdYankee Fiber FriendsView Team Video
4thMeridian Jacobs Farm ClubView Team Video
5thSpin City Garden TeamView Team Video
6thWoolie NelsonsView Team Video
7thThe Spidget FinnersView Team Video
8thButler County PedalersView Team Video
Youth TeamTwisted SistersView Team Video
Jane Hyland Memorial Award for the Best Spinning TeamYankee Fiber Friends

Judges’ Commentary

Lead Line Competition

Adult Class – 1st Place – Julia Shreiner, Manheim PA

I’m Julia Shreiner from Lancaster County Pennsylvania. I created this two-piece ensemble which includes a 100% wool skirt and 100% wool multi-colored, lined vest. The straight cut wool tan and black plaid skirt is cut below the knees. The pattern didn’t include a lining so I decided to add a sewn-in slip for added comfort. The skirt has an invisible side zipper and faced waistline with a pleated lower back. The pleats are cut on the bias for the extra visual appeal. The coordinating vest is a blend of three 100% different colored wool fabics and many creative touches. I created a vest pattern using an actual garment not a pattern. Please take notice to the bound button holes, use of piping, decorative stitching and fun buttons. Matching the plaids was a challenge on this vest. My sheep is a (bred and owned) Registered Wensleydale Yearling Ewe. She is names, Easy on the Eyes. I made her 100% wool hat for a fun touch.

Adult Class – 2nd Place – Alison Bode, Nanjemoy MD

Alison started raising market lambs as a 4-Her when she was 11 years old. As an adult, she started her own flock of Lincoln sheep in 2002. In this video, Alison is leading Zelda, a natural colored Lincoln ewe. Zelda was a bottle baby, and lived in Alison’s kitchen for several months in 2017. Earlier this year, Zelda gave birth to colored twin ram lambs. Alison is wearing a black wool skirt that has been a mainstay in her wardrobe for many years, with a black knit top and a light green wool shawl which she crocheted this past winter. In addition to sewing, crocheting, and raising sheep, Alison enjoys reading and playing with her six grandchildren.

Senior Class – 1st Place – Brynna Bode, Nanjemoy MD

Brynna Bode is an 18 year old 4-Her who has been sewing and showing sheep since she was 5 years old. In this video she is wearing a wool outfit she made in 2020. The skirt is a 4 panel straight skirt made of 100% washable wool in a black and gray weave with small multi-colored flecks. The cape vest in the same wool fabric has a pleat in the back and a small pocket in the front. The sheep Brynna is leading is a registered Finn ewe named Cherry. Brynna won her first Finn sheep through the Youth Sheep Conservancy contest in 2016 at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Cherry, a yearling, is an offspring of Brynna’s original Finn sheep. This year Cherry gave birth to triplets, and Brynna now owns 19 Finn sheep, counting this year’s lambs, and she’s anxious to return to the show ring with her sheep this year. Brynna will graduate from high school in June, and she will be attending West Virginia University in the fall, majoring in Engineering.

Junior Class – 1st Place – John McKeon, Dickerson MD

My name is John. I am 8 years old and in 2nd grade. We have a lot of sheep at our farm.

This is my Finnsheep ram DaVinci and he is 1 and a 1/2 years old. He is ready to be sheared and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can make from his wool. I’m also hoping to show him in 4-H.

I am wearing a red wool sweater, socks and wool blend suit vest and pants. I’m also wearing my favorite a wool felt hat. This outfit is like the one that my great-great-great-great grandpa wore when he was a shepherd in Italy.

Thank you

Sheep & Goat Skillathon

Clover Division (under 8 years old)
1stDelaney CrouchIL236
Junior Division (8-10 years old)
1stPreston ClarkMD298
2nd (tie)Katie KeyserWV293
2nd (tie)Kallie KeyserWV293
4th (tie)John BoehmerPA292
4th (tie)Joe FiehnOther292
4th (tie)Ross PownellWV292
7thRonan StraightWV282
8th (tie)Michaela HegartyNY278
8th (tie)John McKeonMD278
10thAlexander KasePA273
Intermediate Division (11-13 years old)
1stHolly HowardIN489
2ndPhoebe PownellWV486
3rdAvery WaltonTX460
4thMason QuiggPA442
5thReed MasonMD439
6thRachael FiehnOther438
7thJohn BrunerPA430
8thJames BoehmerPA421
9thJames HegartyNY420
10thRylee VahlenkampTX412
Senior Division (14-18 years old)
1stCaroline ClarkMD652
2ndMatthew SimpsonWV635
3rdPhilip HerbertMD631
4thMarie-Claire des RosiersVA615
5thAmon Van AlstNY586
6thJessica MartinMD583
7thElizabeth BrunerPA582
8thRiley HerbertMD 565
9thJosephine JohnsonPA555
10th (tie)Raven HerronMD538
10th (tie)Cadence HigginsCT538
Adult Division (over 18 years old)
1stHannah KingNC689
2ndAllison SeyfertMD672
3rdCarla DavisKS635
4thBrenda LobdellIL628
5thAbigail BrunerPA615
6thAngela KingNC610
7thLydia SmithDE598
8thKristan LathamMD594
9thJeanna BeemanKS583
10thNadine Van AlstNY574

Warm up for the Festival with Winterfest!

Two days of virtual spinning, knitting, felting, and crochet classes on January 29 and 30, 2022.

Registration is now open!

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Next Sunday, as part of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest, we are pleased to offer a free keynote lecture entitled "The Cultural History of Natural Dyes" with Pat Brodowski. Mankind has desired colorful textiles for thousands of years. Color was highly valued and dye materials and techniques were often held secret. Pat shares the history from a European perspective: listen to the story of a secret 20 step formula for red – stolen by memorization; of the newest purple transported in the ballast of pirate ships; of the brilliant orange and magenta face paints taken by Spanish invaders, and of the young woman who created the indigo plantations of South Carolina. Find out which colors were common or royal, foraged or treasured. Your view of historic fashion will be changed forever. Pat's popular natural dyes workshops have been presented at Monticello, Montpelier, Common Ground on the Hill, and to local fiber arts groups. She is fascinated with the historic perspective on color in textiles and with all things botanical. Pat loves to share her knowledge of these things with others. This is a free virtual event. For more information and to register go to www.lessonface.com/apply/Cultural-History-Natural-Dyes.#mdsw2022winterfest ... See MoreSee Less
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We still have spaces open in a few classes for next weekend's Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest -- Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30, 2022. You can still sign up for:o Crocheted Lace with Kira Dulaneyo Correcting (and Avoiding) Knitting Mistakes with Kira Dulaney (5 spots left)o Needle Felted Snowman with Kristen Walsh (5 spots left)There will also be a free keynote lecture on Sunday, The Cultural History of Natural Dyes with Pat Brodowski. Preregistration is required.Register for #mdsw2022winterfest at www.lessonface.com/sheepandwool.Looking ahead to our in-person classes in May - the class listing should be up on our website in the next week or two, and registration will open on February 20. ... See MoreSee Less
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