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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Threads of Tradition | Classes | EventsCurrent Threads
 Saturday Sampler
 | GuildsQuilt ShowChallenge fabrics

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 Weekday Retreat...
September 30 - October 2, 2014

Fall Weekend Retreat...
Quilting RetreatOctober 3-5, 2014

Winter Weekend Retreat...
January 16-18, 2015

Spring Weekend Retreat...
March 6-8, 2015

Click here for more information and to Register!

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Holiday Sales, Events & Hours...

Sauder Village Member Friends & Family Shopping Event
Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6
Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop -10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gift Shop & General Store - 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Herb Shop - 4:00 - 8:30 pm

Sauder Village Member receive 25% off your purchases these two special days. The participating retail shops will supply members with coupons to give to family and friends for that special day. Normal exclusions apply.

Christmas Eve Day Hours

Wednesday, December 24, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop, Gift Shop and General Store

All Shops Closed on Christmas Day, December 25.

After Christmas Sale

Friday, December 26 - Wednesday, December 31, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop, Gift Shop and General Store (stores closed on Sunday)

New Year's Eve Hours

Wednesday, December 31, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop, Gift Shop and General Store

All Shops Closed on New Year's Day, January 1.


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... December 2014 / January 2015
Previous CT newsletters... 
November 2014 | October 2014 | September 2014 | August 2014 | July 2014 | June 2014 | April 2014 | February 2014 | January Announcement 2014 | November 2013 | October 2013 | September 2013 | August 2013 | July 2013 | June 2013 | April/May 2013 | March 2013 | February 2013 | January 2013 |

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Saturday Sample Fabrics & BookSaturday Sampler 2014...

Saturday Sampler will begin on January 11, 2014 and continue for twelve months, ending in December 2014. The fabric choices will be Modern, Reproduction and Christmas.  

Here's How It Works:

  • At 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month we will introduce that month’s block and give a short demonstration of a technique or tool that can be used to make that block. These sessions will be identical, attend only one.
  • The first time you attend a Saturday Sampler demonstration, you buy a fabric kit for $5.00. It contains the fabric for one block in the colorway you have chosen.
  • Go home and sew the 12” block. Bring it with you to the following month’s Saturday Sampler demonstration and you will get your next fabric kit free!

There are a Few Conditions:

  • Each participant will need to have a copy of the book Memories of Christmas Past by Betsey Langford and Carolyn Nixon.  Books are $25.95 and can be ordered from Threads of Tradition when you register for Saturday Sampler.
  • If you want to make blocks in more than one colorway, that’s great! But you only get one free kit per month. You must pay for the additional ones.
  • To receive your free kit, you must either attend the demonstration on the second Saturday at either 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. OR bring your completed block into the shop anytime in the week following Saturday Sampler - up to and including the third Saturday of the month.
  • If you cannot come in during Saturday Sampler week, you can still buy that month’s kit for $5.00 while supplies last. Bring that finished block into the shop anytime during the following month’s Saturday Sampler week and your next kit is free.

Each Month We Give Away a Door Prize:

  • Every month you will have an opportunity to make the challenge blocks to be eligible for the door prize. Only those persons who attend a session and complete the extra challenge will be eligible for the door prize drawing.
  • You can make the quilt as pictured in the book Memories of Christmas Past or, if you would like to work on your own creative setting for your sampler quilt; the extra blocks for the door prize can be blocks you plan to use in your finished quilt or can be in a different color for a second quilt.

Inclement Weather:

  • During the last six years, we have never needed to cancel Saturday Sampler due to weather. Since you have the option of bringing your completed block into the shop any time during the week following Saturday Sampler, we will not cancel unless the roads are impossible for us to get here. If you feel the weather is too bad to travel, please stay home on Saturday Sampler day and visit us on the day of your choice in the following week. If we do decide to cancel due to extreme weather, we will not try to reschedule, but will postpone that month’s lesson until the next month. If you need to know if the class is cancelled, you may call 800-590-9755 6:30 a.m. and the receptionist will know if Saturday Sampler has been cancelled. 

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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