Bring any knitted or crocheted item to enter in the "Show Favorite" competition. The item must be made by the person entering the competition.  Limit one entry per person. Your item will be numbered and each Extravaganza attendee will receive one ballot to cast for their favorite.​

     Heidi Ritter is a returning fiber artist from St. Paul, Minnesota, specializing in natural dyes. Working with mother nature's palette, Heidi loves to connect color with place and time, creating fibers with stories to tell.

​     She grows flowers, gathers weeds, clips invasive species and gleans incidental crops, ever searching for the perfect hue to brighten her yarns.

​     This year's presentation will feature a live natural dye demonstration.
​     Heidi's locally motivated company, Minnehaha Fiber Works, features fibers and natural dyes of the Midwest.

"​​Show Favorite" Competition

     Abby Emrick knits and crochets and is an all-around fiber enthusiast. She is always looking to learn a new stitch or technique. When a good friend introduced her to the scoreboard scarf, she was immediately intrigued. It incorporated knitting with her second passion – football. Abby is going to talk to us about her scoreboard scarves.

     The beauty of a scoreboard scarf is you can use any pattern, or no patterns at all and simply knit or crochet every row. The scarf develops depending on the games. Rows are determined by the scores of the games. This is the perfect project as you can incorporate any team you are a fan of and enjoy a little mystery!
     Abby is a 7th grade math teacher, mom of two and an avid knitter. She is from St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

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Heidi Ritter

Style Show

Bring a knitted or crocheted item for the style show. Need not be a wearable item. Complete the style show registration form and include it with your registration.
​If you decide to bring something after mailing your registration, send an email to: by September 1.


Abby Emrick