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
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
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 homespuns, reproductions, thimbleberries,
moda, and batiks. We also carry a large and ever-changing variety of books,
patterns, notions and gift items including patchwork handbags by "Quilts by
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Sauder Village 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.
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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Sauder Village Quilter's Spring Retreat... March 1-3, 2013
The March Quilter’s Retreat is full. To be placed on the waiting list, call 800-590-9755 at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sauder Village Quilter's Fall Retreat... October 4-6, 2013
The Heritage Inn will be filled with the humming of sewing machines
during our Retreats. Plan to come anytime
after 10:00 a.m. on Friday and stay until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon for
maximum benefit from the retreat with plenty of time to complete many projects
and still have time for fun and relaxation.
Registration for the Fall Quilter's Retreat will open on Friday, February 22 at 8:00 a.m.
Just look at all we have planned...
- Finish your UFO's!
- 6 foot table for each quilter
- Full buffet dinner on both Friday and Saturday evenings and
lunch buffets on Saturday and Sunday
- Door Prize Drawings and Goody Bag
- After hours shopping at Threads of Tradition
- Use of pool, hot tub, exercise and game rooms
- Chair massages available (additional fee applies)
- Limited to
Bring your quilting friends and let us take care of all the details.
Registration fee of $120 per person ($109 for members) includes: six foot table
space with chair, power cords to each table, shared ironing board and irons,
goody bag, door prizes and four meals.
CLICK HERE to register, or
for details call 800.590.9755.
Registrants are responsible to reserve their own hotel rooms, available at
group rates from a reserved block at the Heritage Inn. Rates start at $95 plus
tax. To receive this rate, you will need to reference the booking ID number and the
confirmation number you will receive after registering. Expanded continental
breakfasts are included in your hotel package. For room reservations call the Inn
Sales, Events & Hours...
Sauder Village Member Shopping Event
Monday – Saturday, April 15 – 20
Stores open: 10am – 5pm
In appreciation of your support we offer you 25% off purchases this week including our New Spring Merchandise!!!
Just show your membership card at the Gift Shop, General Store & Quilt Shop (excludes Village made, consignment and sale items)
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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
Current Threads newsletter...
Previous CT newsletters... March 2013 | February 2013 | January 2013 | December 2012 | November 2012 | October 2012 | August/September 2012 | July 2012 | June 2012 | May 2012 | April 2012 | March 2012 | January/February 2012 | December 2011 | November 2011 | October 2011 | September 2011 | August 2011 | July 2011 |
June 2011 | May 2011 | April 2011 |
March 2011 | February 2011 | January 2011
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Saturday Sampler 2012-2013...
Saturday Sampler will begin September 8, 2012 and continue for twelve months,
ending in August 2013. The color choices will be Earth Tone Batiks, Red/Blue/Tan, or Cool Colored (blues, greens, purple) Solid fabrics.
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 pattern and 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:
- 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 pattern 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.
Special Notes about the 2012-2013 Saturday Sampler:
The block patterns this year are more advanced than we have done in the past several years, but if you cut and sew accurately you will end up with a beautiful quilt—it may just take a little more time to stitch each block. There is no book to buy this year, since the patterns will be included in each month’s kit. The pattern is designed by Marti Michell who is famous for her Perfect Patchwork Templates. The cost of one template set is less than the cost of the average book. The patterns suggest the use of two sets of her templates, but each pattern also includes a set of paper templates which can be traced and used. Template Set A includes squares, half square triangles and quarter square triangles and we will tell you how you can rotary cut those shapes. Template Set C includes other more unusual shapes and you may want to purchase that packet to make the construction easier and more accurate.
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 after 6:30 a.m. and the receptionist will know if Saturday Sampler has been cancelled.
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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 email@example.com.
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
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37th Annual Quilt
Tuesday, April 30 –
Information about the 2013 Quilt Show will be coming at the end of year along with workshop registration and forms for entering quilts in the show.
Click here for information about our 2012 Quilt show, the award winners, special
exhibits, workshops, etc...
Quilt Show Challenge fabrics...
out our challenge fabrics for Quilt Show 2013!
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