Escape to Sauder Village This Winter For Knitting & Quilting Retreat

Archbold, OH – Again this winter Sauder Village is offering Knitting and Quilting Retreats – a great opportunity to get away from it all and be immersed in fun workshops while doing something you enjoy! Retreats are held at the Sauder Heritage Inn with guest accommodations and meals available for the Knitter’s Retreat in February and the Quilter’s Retreat in March.

“Sauder Village is a premier location for educational retreats in this region,” shared Kim Krieger, Media Relations. “Again this year we have an amazing group of instructors and crafters joining us to share their expertise and new ideas with retreat participants.”

The annual Knitter’s Retreat will be held on Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 12. Knitters will be gathering at the Inn to enjoy food, fellowship, inspiration and education. Two or three day retreat packages are available that include meals, special coupons, goody bags and more. A variety of classes will also be offered throughout the weekend for an additional fee. Retreat participants can register for classes to learn about making beaded bracelets, a prayer shawl, lace knitting, knitting socks and more! A beginner’s class will also be offered for anyone interested in learning to knit!

Retreat participants will also enjoy a Friday evening lecture with Joan Sheridan of Heritage Spinning & Weaving. Ms. Sheridan will present “Norwegian Threads: A Tour of Norway Through the Eyes of a Textile Enthusiast”. Norway is a country rich in craft traditions, from knitting and weaving to carving and silverwork. Each area of the country puts their own unique touch on the items they make with the work of their hands. Joan has traveled extensively through Norway, visiting many historic and modern textile factories, museums and homes.

Also an avid photographer, she will share Norway and its textures and textiles through her eyes and lenses, inspiring you, perhaps, to try knitting the Norwegian way.

A Quilter’s Retreat will also be held this winter at the Sauder Heritage Inn. From Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5 the Inn will be filled with the humming of sewing machines as quilters gather to work on projects, relax, visit with friends and be inspired. The weekend Quilt Retreat includes meals, a goody bag, after hours shopping at Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop, and plenty of space for quilting throughout the weekend.

More details and registration information for the Knitting and Quilting Retreats offered at Sauder Village can be found online at

In addition to retreats, Sauder Village offers many other classes and special events throughout the year. Upcoming events planned at Sauder Village include the new “Frozen in Time” event on February 18, the Toledo Symphony Concert on Thursday, March 9 and the annual Bridal Show on Sunday, March 12. The Historic Village will open for the 2017 season on Tuesday, May 2 with the 41st Annual Quilt Show in Founder’s Hall.

For more information about retreats, classes, special events or planning a visit to Ohio’s largest living-history destination visit the Sauder Village website at, call 800.590.9755, or connect with Sauder Village on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


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