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


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39th Annual Quilt Show for 2015 at Sauder Village
Tuesday, April 28 Sunday, May 3, 2015
Tuesday Saturday 10:00 am 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 4:00 pm

Quilt Show 2013Make plans now to visit the 39th Annual Quilt Show at Sauder Village! The week is made up of the exhibition, a grouping of creative demonstrators as well as a variety of workshops all set in the charming setting of Historic Sauder Village, with beautiful accommodations at the Heritage Inn or Sauder Campground and the delicious food of the Village restaurants and bakery. Hands-on activities and plenty of shopping opportunities at Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop will add to the events of this fun-filled week. Whether you participate in a portion or all aspects of the week, plan now to attend one of the most respected and popular quilting events in the Midwest... you will be glad you did! Registration is simple and can be completed online.

Quilt Show at Sauder Village includes...

Open to the Public from...
Tuesday, April 28 – Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hundreds of beautiful quilts will hang full length in this spectacular six-day Quilt Show in spacious Founder's Hall. There is always a brand new kaleidoscope of color, pattern, size and design. Once a quilt has been exhibited it can not be re-entered into this popular show. Entries accepted in twenty-four categories.

  • Categories... All pieces are exhibited in one of twenty-two categories, including the 2015 Challenge "Winds of Change". Everyone is welcome to participate!

Submitting your quilts for the Exhibit... You are encouraged to submit a quilt for the show.


Open to the Public from...
Tuesday, April 28 – Sunday, May 3, 2015
Quilt Show Exhibit Only: $11.00
Quilt Show Exhibit & Historic Village Admission:
$16.00 Adults, $10.00 Students 6-16

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Wednesday, April 29 Saturday, May 2, 2015
Click here to view a variety of great classes... there is something for everyone!
Professional Quilt Appraisals

Donna L Kooistra, AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser and member of the Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilted Textiles will be available to appraise newly constructed quilts, antique, traditional, and non-traditional quilts for insurance replacement value, fair market value, and donation value. For many years, Donna has participated in classes and lectures on fabric dating and identification, technique, construction, documentation, ethics, and current trends to determine values of quilted textiles offered by national quilt organizations as well as those by local shops and appraisers. 
Quilt appraisals will be done at the Sauder Village Quilt Show in Founder’s Hall by appointment only on Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Once we receive your quilt registration, you will be contacted to set up an appointment time. Appointments are in 30 minute increments and will be filled in order of receipt of registration. The appraisal fee is $50.00 per quilt and must be prepaid. (If for any reason you cannot attend your appointment, your fee will be refunded less a 10% processing fee.) You must pay the Quilt Show admission cost of $11.00 (or $16 for Sauder Village admission) to enter the show and you will be directed to the Quilt Appraisal area.

If you have a quilt hanging in the show, you have the opportunity to have your quilt appraised by indicating it on your Quilt Registration Form along with payment. Quilts will be appraised while the quilt is hanging in the show. When you register your quilt(s) for the show, you will receive a confirmation letter with an Appraisal Form to fill out and bring when you deliver your quilt(s) to Founder's Hall on Sunday, April 26, between 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday, May 2, Donna will be offering walk-in appraisals from 10:00 a.m. – Noon. No registrations are taken for this time period. You must pay the Quilt Show admission cost of $11.00 (or $16 for Sauder Village admission) to enter and you will be directed to the Quilt Appraisal area. The Quilt Appraisal fee is $50.00 per guest.

Link to Quilt Appraisal Form PDF


Be sure to visit Threads of Tradition, the quilt shop at Sauder Village. Click here for quilt shop information.

Quilt Raffle

This “Return of the Swallows” raffle quilt, created by the quilters at Sauder Village, will be raffled during the show. Measuring 96” x 116”, this classic, blue and silver queen size quilt will look stunning on its new owner's bed!

Raffle tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5, and proceeds will benefit the Junior Historian Program at Sauder Village


Lots of helpers make this a great event. If you wish to volunteer, call Linda Rufenacht at 419.446.2541 or 800.590.9755.
Whether you spend all week or just a day or two, make plans to stay in our beautiful Sauder Heritage Inn or Campground.

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Group Bus Trips

If you have a group of 20 or more coming to Quilt Show 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
Click here for the calendar outline summarizing Quilt Show activities.


Call 800.590.9755 or email
2014 Award Winners
Click here to view the complete winners listing from the 2014 Quilt Show.
2013 Award Winners
Click here to view the complete winners listing from the 2013 Quilt Show.