2014 Rug Hooking Retreat & Workshop registration available online
November 13, 2013 at 10 a.m. EST.
Dear Fellow Rug Hookers,
Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village is a time for thousands of rug hooking enthusiasts & visitors to view the nearly 600 exhibit rugs and 200 vendor rugs on display, learn at a wide variety of classes for all levels, network with other fiber artists, and shop with over a dozen amazing vendors. Be sure to sign up on our mailing list & Facebook page to receive updates throughout the year. Keep an eye on our schedule so you don’t miss a thing!
We have another amazing & inspiring Rug Hooking Week planned for you; here are just a few highlights…
Featured & Special Exhibits…American Woven Coverlets & Hooked Rugs, Folklife Rugs, Grenfell Mats, & Knipe Collection. Exhibits will feature contemporary and historic works. Special classes & gallery talks will be offered for these exhibits. Bring your own American Woven Coverlets & Grenfell Mats for evaluation.
Dyeing… We have a strong focus on dyeing this year with classes and a New Invitational Dye Challenge, “From the Dye Pot”.
Meet & Greet… An opportunity to meet the authors, designers and organizations.
Be sure to register early as classes fill quickly. Stay an extra day to see the historic 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, vending, book signings, etc. please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 multiple 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.
Featured & Special Exhibits... American Woven Coverlets & Hooked Rugs, Folklife Rugs, Grenfell Mats, & Knipe Collection. Exhibits will feature contemporary and historic works. Special classes & gallery talks will be offered for these exhibits. Bring your American Woven Coverlets & Grenfell Mat for evaluation (see Exhibit page) Click here to learn more...
Includes Rug Hooking Magazine’s “Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XXIV.” This is your only opportunity to see an exhibit of the year’s best rugs, exclusively at Sauder Village.
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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)
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? 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
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