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June 21-23, 2013 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, IL

we are EXCITED to present our fleece competition, "Three Bags Full", for you. No matter who you are: participant, shopper, or passerby, our aim is to benefit you!

the purpose of Three Bags Full is threefold:

  1. To provide feedback and a market for our fleece producers
  2. To provide top quality fleeces for our spinners
  3. To inform the public about different animals and breeds, the fleeces they produce, and uses for different types of wool

attention spinners: three days to buy!

The fleece sale will be for three days: beginning after the judging on Friday, continuing all day Saturday, and will end at 2PM on Sunday. Don't delay - they will go fast! Judging will be live and we encourage all who want to learn more about fibers to come and observe.

each class:
1st Place: $10 & blue ribbon
2nd Place: $5 & red ribbon
3rd Place: yellow ribbon

each division:
Grand Champion: $125 & purple rosette
Reserve Champion: $100 & pink rosette

and we are presenting three divisions:

Division I: Sheep - 4 Classes

See Information for Class listings

Division I Fleece Competition/Sale Coordinator is Toni Neil/The Fold. You may contact Toni through e-mail at or by phone at (815) 568-5730 during the hours of 10AM-5PM Monday through Saturday.

Division II: Llama - 6 Classes

Division III: Alpaca - 15 Classes

See Information for Class listings

The Division II & III Fleece Competition & Sale coordinator is Julie Drigot. You may contact Julie through e-mail at

to enter:

  1. Download Rules and Information and print or save a copy.
  2. Complete our online entry form.
  • Complete the form with your farm name and web site (if you have one) and enter your fleece information. Your contact information will be collected at check out.
  • If you wish to enter more than one fleece, click on "Press to add another fleece" and enter your next fleece. You must choose a division and class for each fleece entered, even if they are the same.
  • When you are finished, click the "check out" button.
  • Create an account - you can then go review your entries at any time by logging back on here (save this page as a bookmark). You may also reprint your entries from this screen.
  • Choose your payment method - choose Paypal to pay with a credit card. Do not choose "pay by check" later than June 10 - we will not have time to process before the Fair. Instead, bring payment with you to fleece check in or ship it in a separate envelope with your fleece(s). Make checks payable to: Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair. Click on the "Next" button after selecting payment method.
  • Confirmation - review entry. Hit the "minus" key to remove entries, click on "Edit" to change entries (then click "Check Out" and work your way back to this screen). Ignore the "Class Cancellation Policy" and review the Fleece Policy. If you agree, click on "Confirm Order" in center of screen.
  • For paypal/credit card - you will be taken to the paypal logon screen. Click on "Don't have a PayPal account" to use your credit card. You will receive an email confirmation of payment from PayPal.
  • For checks, you will see an Order Detail screen. You may choose "View\Print". This will take you to your completed entry. Then you may choose "Print/View" to print out a copy of your entered information. You will also receive an email confirming your order.

a very special thanks to:

Toni Neil and The Fold. Toni not only single-handedly funds our scholarships each year, but is also sponsoring workshop teachers AND the entire Division I of our Fleece Competition. Toni, your courage and conviction in sponsorship since the very beginning, and your support is what makes the Fair so "fair"! Thank you!

Barb Parsons of Animal Acres Llamas, and Julie Drigot - who work tirelessly to bring about both Divisions II and III of the Fleece Competition! They are sponsors themselves, and found sponsors for every award in Divisions II & III and educated us in all the different classes, etc of the "camelids"! Thank you all for making this happen!

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"It's so wonderful to be surrounded by all this talent and Fiber."
-Paula from Crystal Lake

"Thank you for your vision and hard work to create such a wonderful and inspiring venue of the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair."    e-mail from teacher Jane Grogan



many, many thanks to our 2013 sponsors of Three Bags Full!

Animal Acres Llamas

Division II Sponsors:

Grand Champion
Midwest Lama
Midwest Lama Association

Reserve Champion & Class B2
Church Metal
Concord General Store

Class A1 & C1
La Mara Springs

Class A2
Forrest Ridge Llamas and Alpacas

Class B1
Ol' Serenity Hill

Class C2
Jan Amundson


Division III Sponsors:

Sponsorships Available!
Info or Sign Up

Reserve Champion
Magic Willows
Magic Willows Alpacas

Class A1
Ol' Serenity Hill

Hickory Wind Farm

Class A2, C3
Timber Ridge Farm

Class C1
Hickory Wind Farm

Class E3
Lodi Alpacas at Whistling Valley Farm