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 12 - 15, 2015
Retreats (2 , 3 and 4 Day): :
Tuesday – Friday, August 11 – 14, 2015
Workshops: (1/2, 1 and 2 Day): Wednesday - Saturday, August 12 - 15, 2015

Rug Hooking Week Highlights


Dear Fellow Rug Hookers,

Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village is a time for thousands of enthusiast & visitors to view our gallery style exhibit of 450 to 650 pieces plus more than 200 pieces displayed by our vendors. This year we are offering over 30 fun and creative classes by outstanding teachers from around the country in a wide variety of topics, techniques, and skill levels. Come network with other fiber artists from more than 40 states, Canada, and internationally too. 

In addition to the 6 categories in our Main Exhibit in which everyone is welcome to submit their work; we also invite fiber artists working in mixed media, multi-dimensional pieces, wool applique, proddy, quilling, ruching, shearing, punch hooking, punch needle, wool felting, and braiding mediums to submit their work to our exhibit. This year, we have gathered a number of unique Featured (contemporary and antique) collections, Special Exhibits, the exclusive work of the Finalists & Honorable Mentions of Celebrations 25th Anniversary edition, Group Exhibits, and this year’s “Year of the Sheep” Theme Challenge Exhibit.

Sign up on our mailing list & Facebook page to receive updates & photos. Come meet the authors of new books and participate in our 2nd annual Document Your Rugs Project. Keep an eye on our schedule so you don’t miss a thing! Be sure to register early as classes fill quickly. Come a day early or stay an extra day to see the Historic Village & Craftsmen.

See you in August!

Kathy Wright, Director of Rug Hooking Week


All class inquires & registration must be done online through the website & are processed in the order that they are received. However, if you have an inspiring idea or exhibit suggestion, are interested in teaching or vending, want to do a book signing, have a group exhibit, or want to hear about group discounts… please contact Kathy directly: or 513-757-4144.

2016… will be the 20th anniversary of Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village; if you have interesting photos or stories to share about year one through eighteen, please email them to Kathy.

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 11 – 14, 2015

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 12 – Saturday, August 15, 2015
Click here to view a variety of great workshops... there is something for everyone!
Open to the Public from...

Wednesday, August 12 – Saturday, August 15, 2015
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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Award Winners

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2016 Rug Hooking Week

2016 Rug Hooking Week opens August 17 -20, 2016 which includes Main Exhibit, Annual Theme Challenge Exhibit, Featured Exhibit, Special Exhibits and Rug Hooking Magazine’s Celebration XXVI Exhibit.

Participate in two, three and four day retreats or a series of half-day and full-day workshops. We offer a variety of classes taught by creative and talented leaders in the rug hooking field. Workshop and retreat information will be available online at in early November. On-line registration for 2016 Rug Hooking Week begins Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 10 a.m. EST.