We have another amazing and inspiring Rug Hooking Week planned for you. For the last several years, thousands of visitors have attended the show, to view the nearly 600 exhibit rugs and 200 vendor rugs on display, and to shop with over a dozen amazing vendors. 2013 promises to be another spectacular year! Here are just a few updates; we will add more to our Facebook page throughout the year.
Exhibit News…Each year the exhibit has grown and this will be our 3rd year to feature the work of both contemporary and historic artists. American Sewn Rugs, one of our Historic Featured Exhibits, is a sampling of pieces featured in the new book by Jan Whitlock and Tracy Jamar as well as other pieces not seen in the book. An extensive exhibit of American Sewn Rugs and Needlework will then be on display at the Winterthur Museum in 2014. The Knipe Collection, another Featured Exhibit, is a first-time exhibit representing the work of a mother and daughter. We think you will find the Special Exhibits are truly unique and ingenious this year, The Group Exhibit has grown leaps and bounds along with the Main Exhibit, both excellent representation of the current trends, techniques, materials and colors. And each year we are filled with anticipation to see the inspiring finalists’ rugs in the Celebration Exhibit.
Class News… You may select from 30 workshops, ranging from half-day workshops to four-day retreats, taught by talented and creative teachers in a wide range of topics & techniques, as well as experience levels.
Vendor News… In addition to our wonderful selection of returning vendors; Bea Brock, Lisanne Miller, and Susan Quicksall will also be vending this year.
Please join us for the 17th Annual Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village. Whether you come to see the exhibit, shop at over a dozen vendor booths, attend one of the many classes, or visit the historic village, and if you visit for a couple of days or the entire week, come enjoy the fun, friendship, relaxation, education, inspiration and memories in the picturesque, historic setting of Sauder 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 or vending, contact me at email@example.com 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.
Check-in on Monday
afternoon, enjoy a meal with other students and instructors Monday evening, and
prepare to spend three or four full days of concentrated rug hooking study with a select
teacher in a beautiful venue. Instructors are assigned on a first-come basis, so
Retreat Students are invited to attend the Tuesday Night Private Preview of
the Exhibit & Vendors.
Includes Rug Hooking Magazine’s “Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XXIII.” This is your only opportunity to see an exhibit of the year’s best rugs, exclusively at Sauder Village. Other special exhibits include “iView"and "The Presidents,” each comprised of pieces by a variety of artists.
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*Pre-registered Exhibitors will receive a complimentary pass
Wednesday – Saturday Exhibit as a “Thank You!”
for submitting their work to the exhibit.
(Pick-up your admission pass at Founder’s Hall)
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
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? Contact Kathy Wright, Director of Rug Hooking Week to help you plan a
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