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


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38th Annual Quilt Show
Tuesday, April 28 Sunday, May 3, 2015
Tuesday Saturday 10:00 am 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 4:00 pm

2015 Quilt Challenge...

Challenge Fabrics available at Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop.

Click here for Challenge Guidelines.

The following fabrics swatches images are shown at a reduced size from the original.

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Challenge Guidelines

Threads of Tradition at Historic Sauder Village sponsors the...
Quilt Challenge 2015

Theme: "Winds of Change"...

In the tradition of the Barn Quilt Movement, we have designed a quilt block for Threads ofTradition. Hanging just outside the quilt shop door, the Triple Windmill block represents the windmill logo of Sauder Village with an original quilt block design. Each entrant in the Winds of Change challenge will create a quilt design that includes at least one Triple Windmill block. These blocks can be any size and may vary in size within the same quilt. Foundation patterns and also paper templates for a 6” Triple Windmill block are included with the challenge guidelines. Make as many copies as you need and enlarge or reduce the size of the foundations or templates to create your desired size block(s).

Fabrics: For the 2015 challenge we have selected the Peppered Cottons designed by Pepper Cory for Studio E fabrics. Peppered Cottons are 100% shot cotton fabrics that almost fall into the solid color category. The term ‘shot’ means that the weft is “shot through” the warp, but uses a discernibly different color of thread. Because the warp (lengthwise threads) and the weft (side to side threads) are different colors, the resulting shades are muted and variable combinations of the original colors, changing slightly depending how light strikes the fabric. Above all, shot
cottons have a tactile hand-woven quality and display deep colors well since all threads are dyed prior to weaving. There is no wrong or right side to shot cottons—a plus for quilt-makers. To qualify for the Challenge, all fabrics used on the front of the quilt and in the binding must be Peppered Cottons. No other fabrics may be included in the quilt design. Challenge fabric bundles are available for purchase. Each bundle includes fat eighths of 25 colors of Peppered Cottons. Additional yardage of the Peppered Cottons is also available.

Construction techniques may include piecing and/or appliqué. Entries may be embellished at the quilt artist’s discretion. Each entry must also comply with all entry requirements and guidelines of the Sauder Village Quilt Show. Since this is a design challenge, each entry must be designed, pieced and/or appliquéd by a single quilt artist; entries that have been designed and the top constructed by more than one person will not qualify for judging. If the quilting is done by someone other than the quilt artist, the quilter must be given credit on the “Quilted by” line on the entry form.

We’d love to have you visit us to personally pick up your fabric packets, but if that is not possible, challenge fabrics may be viewed online and ordered by calling Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop at 419-445-9610 or 800-590-9755 ext 3011. One fabric packet of 25 fat eighths can be shipped to you for $46.50 including tax, shipping and handling. Orders for more than one fabric packet and/or additional yardage of any selected fabrics will be priced according to current retail prices.


Maximum 36” x 36”/ Minimum 24” x 24”. Your quilt can be any shape as long as the outside dimensions fall within these guidelines.


Please register for the challenge by completing the quilt registration form which will be available online January 21 2015 at Your challenge quilt must be pre-registered and can be included on the same form as any additional quilts you are entering in other categories. Check in for all pre-registered quilts, including Challenge quilts, will be Sunday, April 26 from 1:30 – 4:00 pm. If it is impossible for you to hand deliver your entry, please complete the special shipping instruction form that is also available online and mail that form with your entry.

All qualifying Winds of Change Challenge quilts will be hung together in a special exhibit in Founder’s Hall during the week of Quilt Show 2015. Judging will be completed prior to opening of the Quilt Show.

Pick up:

Sunday, May 3 at 4:30 pm or Monday, May 4 between 9:00 – 10:30 am unless other arrangements are made. All entries must remain for the entire length of the show.

Click here for a printable version of the guidelines


Concerns and Questions: 

We know you’ll understand that we’ll take all reasonable care of your quilt, but cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage. For questions on the challenge, please call us at Sauder Village using the numbers listed below.

Mark Your Calendar!

The 2015 Quilt Show at Historic Sauder Village runs 6 full days…. Tuesday April 28 – Sunday May 3, 2015


Phone: 800.590.9755 or 419.445.9610


Email: Linda at

Mail: Sauder Village Quilt Show, P.O. Box 235, Archbold, OH 43502.

Location and UPS Address: 22611 State Route 2, Archbold, OH, 43502.

Winds of Change Quilt Challenge sponsored by Threads of Tradition, the quilt shop at Sauder Village.

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2015 Quilt Show Information

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