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


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

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Quilt Show...Exhibition & Special Exhibit & WorkshopsHours


Threads of Tradition, the Quilt Shop at Historic Sauder Village, celebrates the rich heritage of quilting that has been handed down to us and actively encourages the growth and development of this heritage art form. Our spacious, well-lit shop features over 3000 square feet of space devoted to displaying many quilt models, kits and everything needed to make the quilt of your dreams. Stop in for a visit with our staff and to see what's new... we are always glad to see you. Browse through our classroom to see the teachers' models of current classes or chat with our volunteer quilters who demonstrate hand-quilting skills most weekdays during the Historic Village season. Although Threads of Tradition is located inside the Historic Village there is never a fee to shop. Simply request a shoppers pass at the Admissions Desk and come out to visit us!


Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to assist the quilt enthusiast in making selections from over 3500 bolts of top quality cotton fabric, which covers the full spectrum of, reproductions, Woolies flannel, baby and children’s fabrics, novelties, Stonehenge, contemporary, Cuddle, hand dyed wool and batiks. We also carry a large and ever-changing variety of books, patterns, notions and gift items including handbags by Stephanie Dawn. 

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Sauder Village Classes...  Classes are available for beginners as well as accomplished quilters. Eleven different teachers provide learning experiences in a large variety of quilting skills. Call or e-mail us to have your name added to our mailing list and check our website often for details. Click here for a current class listing.



Create-a-Class Available...  Our teachers often wish that they knew what you most want to learn. So, if you see something in the shop or have a particular quilting skill that you really want to learn, talk to your quilting friends, gather together a group of at least four people and we will attempt to set up a class for you as soon as possible! Take us up on this opportunity to create the class that you would like to see us offer!

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Quilting Retreats at
Sauder Village

Join fellow Quilters as you work on your choice of quilting project, share tips and enjoy a common hobby together.

Fall Weekend Retreat...
October 2-4, 2015

Fall Weekday Retreat...
September 29 - October 1, 2015

Click here for more information and to Register!

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Special Sales, Events & Hours...

Member Shopping Event
Monday - Saturday, April 13-18
25 % off purchases this week including our New Spring Merchandise! This special offer is given exclusively to our valued Sauder Village members. Present your membership card at the
Gift Shop, General Store & Quilt Shop to receive this special discount.(excluding Village made, consignment and sale items) Stores open 10 a.m. -5 p.m.


Current Threads... monthly e-mail newsletter... Be the first to know about exciting new arrivals in the Quilt Shop as well as get updates on the latest events at Threads of Tradition! We now offer a newsletter via e-mail to keep our customers in touch with everything that is happening here. If you would enjoy receiving this information on a regular basis, please complete the Current Threads Sign-Up Form and submit. We will gladly send you all the latest news! To see past issues, click below on the desired month.
Current Threads newsletter... March 2015
Previous CT newsletters... 
February 2015 | December 2014 / January 2015 | October 2014 | September 2014 | August 2014 | July 2014 | June 2014 | April 2014 | February 2014 | January Announcement 2014

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Guilds... Threads of Tradition is also home to The Village Quilters, a local guild that meets on the first Monday of every month here at Sauder Village at 7:00 PM. Whether your skill level is beginner, intermediate or more experienced, everyone is welcome. Please contact Debbi Russell for more information at 419.446.2541 or email her at

Guild Retreats... Sauder Village is the perfect location to hold your next guild retreat. Our Heritage Inn is known for it's comfortable, spacious room and attention to detail. Classroom space is available at the Inn and our Barn Restaurant is just a few steps away. And of course, Threads of Tradition would be delighted to provide a fun shopping experience when you need a break from sewing or just need to re-charge your creativity. Call group reservations at 800.590.9755 to schedule your next getaway.

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39th Annual Quilt Show...

Tuesday, April 28 Sunday, May 3, 2015
More information about our 2015 Quilt show, special exhibits, workshops, etc... along with forms for entering quilts in the show will be available early 2015.

Our Featured Guest Artist is Bill Kerr, full-time professional quilt-maker and co-founder of Modern Quilt Studio.  In addition to creating innovative, museum-quality quilts Bill also teaches design at Dominican University. He and his wife, Weeks Ringle live in Oak Park, Illinois and are the authors of numerous books and their patterns are often featured in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

Visit the Quilt Show webpage for additional information.

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Quilt Shop Hours...
Winter Hours (Nov-Apr)...
Mon.-Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Closed Sunday

Summer Hours (May-Oct)...
Mon.-Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Sunday 12:00-4:00 pm

Location: At Historic Sauder Village
22611 St. Rt. 2, P.O. Box 235
Archbold, OH 43502

Contact Us:

Phone: 800.590.9755 or 419.445.9610
Fax: 419.445.5251