39th Annual Quilt Show Opens 2015 Season At Sauder Village


quilt_show1Archbold, OH – Recognized as one of the top quilting events in the Midwest, the 39th Annual Quilt Show at Sauder Village is again expected to draw quilters from across the country to Sauder Village from April 28 through May 3. This annual event is a spectacular celebration of this traditional craft featuring hundreds of quilts, unique demonstrations, special exhibits, shopping, workshops and more!

For six days starting Tuesday, April 28 through Sunday, May 3 hundreds of quilters will be sharing their talents as both traditional and modern interpretations of quilts are on display in Founders Hall. Each year the show is a new experience since once a quilt has been exhibited it cannot be re-entered into the Sauder Village Show. With categories ranging from pieced, appliqué and mixed technique to art, masters, baby and miniatures – guests are sure to enjoy browsing the variety of quilts this annual event has to offer.

“Our six-day Quilt Show celebrates the rich tradition of quilting while showcasing the fine craftsmanship of quilters from throughout the region,” shared Kim Krieger, Media Relations. “This special event is always a great way to start our Sauder Village season!”

Other highlights of the popular week include live piano music and quilting demonstrations. Demonstrations will vary by day and may include hand quilting, needle-turn hand appliqué, foundation piecing, needle felting and more. Guests will enjoy the “Winds of Change” Quilt Challenge display as well as a special exhibit of Masters Class quilts, including quilts by guest artists Bill Kerr and Mary Clark. There will also be a quilt raffle held for the chance to win a queen-size quilt. Tickets for the “Return of the Swallows” raffle quilt, created by the quilters at Sauder Village.

New this year, Certified Quilt Appraiser Donna L Kooistra will be at the Quilt Show to appraise quilts for insurance replacement value, fair market value, and donation value. Appraisal appointments can be scheduled for Thursday and Friday or walk-in appraisals will be available on Saturday from 10 am – noon.

Again this year, featured teachers will present special workshops throughout the week. There is still time to register for workshops being presented by Bill Kerr of Oak Park, Illinois and Mary Clark of Sylvania, Ohio. Bill is co-founder of Modern Quilt Studio and has written many books and articles about modern quilting. He also designs several fabric lines and in 2011 he launched Modern Quilts Illustrated, the first magazine exclusively dedicated to modern quilting. Guest artist and instructor Mary Clark from Sylvania, Ohio will also be teaching during the Quilt Show. Mary has been quilting for more than 40 years and is well-known for her exquisite needlework. Workshop details and forms for workshop registration and appraisal appointments are available online at www.saudervillage.org/Creativity/quiltshow.asp

For those with a passion for quilting that extends beyond the week-long show, Sauder Village offers a wide range of classes in quilting throughout the year. Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop at Sauder Village, open year round, is recognized as one of the most extensive quilting shops in the area with supplies, books and more than 3,500 bolts of fabric.

Throughout the week guests will also have an opportunity to explore Historic Sauder Village to visit with costumed guides in historic homes, farms and gardens, and community shops. Guests can also watch the many craftsmen at work in the Village including the glassblower, potter, blacksmith, weaver, spinner and many others! A buggy or train ride, stop at the ice-cream parlor, and Lauber’s General Store are also favorite activities for guests of all ages.

The Sauder Village Quilt Show runs Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A special “Exhibit Only” admission pass is available for the annual Quilt Show for $11.00. The admission price for the Quilt Show and Historic Village is only $16.00 for adults and $10.00 for students ages 6-16 or, a two-day pass is available for $25 for adults. Again this year, children 16 and under are free every Sunday this season!

For more information about the 39th annual Quilt Show, special workshops or other events planned for the 2015 season at Sauder Village, call 800-590-9755, visit www.saudervillage.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @SauderVillage.


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