Following the most recent "Make it With Wool" competition held in Walla Walla Courtyard Marriott, Winlock is happy to be the home of this year's state Champion and third place winner. In this recent year, Mia Suhrbier and her brother Nathan Suhrbier have placed highly in this annual competition.
This year, Mia took first place with her three piece wool ensemble consisting of a black and cream blocked jacket, embroidered teal knit top, and black slacks. "I wanted something that could use color blocking and geometric shapes that would flatter the body." She reported. With her winning creation, Mia has qualified to go into Nationals which will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona in January of 2016. "This was my fourth time in state. I have gotten second before this three years in a row.
It was pretty good to make first this time." Mia stated with a smile. She has been trying to achieve her goal of reaching Nationals and she has now accomplished her dream.
Along with Mia, her brother Nathan has also placed highly in State. For this competition, Nathan created a "greyish-black, wool overcoat, and 100% black, wool slacks. The coat was 83% percent wool and 13% nylon." When asked about his experience at the Make it With Wool convention, he replied "I had a lot of fun! I stayed in a room with two other boys and we had a lot of fun talking to each other and relating." Although this is only Nathan's second year, he cannot wait to return to the competition again next year.
Winlock is so proud to congratulate Mia and Nathan on their brilliant creations and wonderful placing in the contest. Now that Mia has achieved her goal of taking first at State, she can continue onto Nationals. "I really wanted to go to Nationals and now I get to." As Mia continues onto Nationals, we wish her the best of luck.
While Nathan will also continue with his passion, we can't wait to see what he will do in the future. "I really liked the experience and I want to do it again next year!" Nathan stated. The best of luck to the both of you as you continue to stitch a marvelous future for yourselves.