Sauder Village
22611 St. Rt. 2
Archbold, Ohio 43502
In Northwest Ohio


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As a destination of choice, Sauder Village offers guests experiences rich in history, hospitality, creativity & fun.

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 Rug Hooking Week

Exhibit & Vendors: Wednesday - Saturday, August 13 - 16, 2014
Retreats (2 ½, 3 and 4 Day): :
Tuesday – Friday, August 12 – 15, 2014
Workshops: (1/2, 1 and 2 Day): Wednesday - Saturday, August 13 - 16, 2014

Rug Hooking Week Highlights

2014 Rug Hooking Retreat & Workshop registration available online
November 13, 2013 at 10 a.m. EST.

Dear Fellow Rug Hookers,

Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village is a time for thousands of rug hooking enthusiasts & visitors to view the nearly 600 exhibit rugs and 200 vendor rugs on display, learn at a wide variety of classes for all levels, network with other fiber artists, and shop with over a dozen amazing vendors. Be sure to sign up on our mailing list & Facebook page to receive updates throughout the year. Keep an eye on our schedule so you don’t miss a thing!

We have another amazing & inspiring Rug Hooking Week planned for you; here are just a few highlights…

Featured & Special Exhibits…American Woven Coverlets & Hooked Rugs, Folklife Rugs, Grenfell Mats, & Knipe Collection. Exhibits will feature contemporary and historic works. Special classes & gallery talks will be offered for these exhibits. Bring your own American Woven Coverlets & Grenfell Mats for evaluation.

Dyeing… We have a strong focus on dyeing this year with classes and a New Invitational Dye Challenge, “From the Dye Pot”.

Meet & Greet… An opportunity to meet the authors, designers and organizations.

Be sure to register early as classes fill quickly. Stay an extra day to see the historic Village.

See you in August!

Kathy Wright, Director of Rug Hooking Week

(If your group is interested in attending, if you have an inspiring idea or exhibit suggestion, or if you are interested in teaching, vending, book signings, etc. please contact me: or (513) 757-4144. 

Sauder Village is honored to host this exciting annual rug hooking event, and appreciates your support and participation to ensure the continuation and celebration of this traditional art form.

For over 35 years, Sauder Village has offered guests experiences rich in history, hospitality, creativity, and fun. Our living history museum preserves the stories of the past and features artisans of traditional American crafts, making Sauder Village an ideal venue for a week of rug hooking activity. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Sauder Village relies on support from admissions, retail sales, and donations to sustain the mission, as well as the attendance and involvement of our members and volunteers.


Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village includes...

Tuesday – Friday, August 13 – 15, 2014

Check-in on Monday afternoon, enjoy a meal with other students and instructors Monday evening, and prepare to spend multiple days of concentrated rug hooking study with a select teacher in a beautiful venue. Instructors are assigned on a first-come basis, so register early.

Retreat Students are invited to attend the Tuesday Night Private Preview of the Exhibit & Vendors.

Click here for details about the Retreats and to Register.

Wednesday, August 13 – Saturday, August 16, 2014
Click here to view a variety of great workshops... there is something for everyone!
Open to the Public from...

Wednesday, August 13 – Saturday, August 16, 2014
An exceptional display of hooked pieces. Click here to pre-register your rugs for display in the show.

  Pre-register and submit your rugs for the exhibit and receive…
“Complimentary Admission”
Wednesday – Saturday to the Rug Hooking Week at Founder's Hall,
includes the full exhibit & shopping the participating vendors as a
“Thank You!”
(Pick-up your admission pass at Founder’s Hall)

Your admission ticket into the exhibit includes the opportunity to shop from quality rug hooking suppliers! Click here for vendor information.
Lots of helpers make this a great event. Click here for ways to be involved.

Whether you spend all week or just a day or two, make plans to stay in the beautiful Sauder Heritage Inn or Campground. Confirmed Retreat and Workshop participants are given priority lodging from a block of rooms and campsites. Instructions for making a reservation from this block will be forwarded with class confirmations.

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           Sauder Heritage Inn...
           Sauder Village Campground...

Should the Inn or Campground be full when you call to make a reservation,
we will be happy to help you find lodging in the area.


Want some help organizing your group’s visit to Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village? Does your group have a project, challenge, or collection of rugs that you would like to submit to the exhibit? Would your group like to send a representative(s) or flyers?  Contact Kathy Wright, Director of Rug Hooking Week to help you plan a great trip.
Call: (513) 757-4144 or email:

If you already have a group of 20 or more coming to Rug Hooking Week and want to inquire about group rates, contact our Group Sales staff at 419.446.2541 or 800.590.9755, ext. 3104. Or email at

Schedule Overview
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