Retreats

Teaching at a Rug Hooking Week Retreat

The Annual Rug Hooking Week Retreats are held in the beautiful Sauder Heritage Inn, the ideal setting for these special classes where you will be inspired, expand your knowledge and enrich your skills. An easy walk from the retreat site allows you to enjoy Historic Sauder Village, the Rug Exhibit and Vendors in Founder's Hall, the Barn Restaurant, the Doughbox Bakery and the Sauder Store & Outlet during your stay.

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 instructor in a beautiful venue. Instructors are assigned on a first-come basis, so register early. 

Retreats & Instructors for this year’s Annual Rug Hooking Week Retreat include...

Once again we welcome very accomplished and highly respected rug hooking instructors for the Retreats. Enjoy multiple days of rug hooking study with a select instructor. You will work with your instructor in advance to prepare for class and plan your project. See the following for information on each instructor. Register early, as these classes fill quickly!


Follow the following links for detailed information ​on each retreat and instructor.
 

Your Retreat Package includes...

  • Retreat student at Rug Hooking WeekMultiple days of rug hooking study with a select instructor.. 
  • Opening reception, including a meal on Monday evening after check-in.
  • Private preview of the Rug Exhibit before the show opens to the public.
  • Early Shopping with rug vendors during the Private Preview.
  • Daily door prizes.
  • "Show & Tell" to share your project with others in the Retreat.
  • "Hook In" on Friday night is a great opportunity to meet other attendees and hook into the night.
  • Complimentary admission into the Rug Exhibit and entire Historic Village through Friday, allowing you the flexibility after class or during a break to see the show or do some shopping. Admission on Saturday into the Exhibit, Vendors, and Historic Village will require the purchase of an admission ticket, unless you have a rug on display in the exhibit, or are a Sauder Village Member.
  • You may also want to consider becoming a Sauder Village Member, which provides unlimited admission during Rug Hooking Week and all season, while helping to support the mission and programming of Sauder Village.
  • Cancellation Policy... Student retreat and workshop reservations are NOT TRANSFERABLE, all cancellations and registrations must be administered by Sauder Village. Cancellation prior to July 5, 2017 will receive a refund of your fees paid minus a 10% processing fee. If classes do not meet the minimum number of students by July 31, 2017, we may be forced to cancel the class and all fees will be refunded.
  • Questions? Call  800.590.9755 or email info@saudervillage.org.

Your Retreat Package includes...

  • Multiple days of rug hooking study with a select teacher. Click here for Retreat Instructors listing and descriptions of their specialties. 
  • Opening reception, including a meal on Monday evening after check-in.
  • Private preview of the Rug Exhibit before the show opens to the public.
  • Early Shopping with rug vendors during the Private Preview.
  • Daily door prizes.
  • "Show & Tell" to share your project with others in the Retreat.
  • "Hook In" on Friday night is a great opportunity to meet other attendees and hook into the night.
  • Complimentary admission into the Rug Exhibit and entire Historic Village through Friday, allowing you the flexibility after class or during a break to see the show or do some shopping. Admission on Saturday into the Exhibit, Vendors, and Historic Village will require the purchase of an admission ticket, unless you have a rug on display in the exhibit.
  • You may also want to consider becoming a Sauder Village Member, which provides unlimited admission during Rug Hooking Week and all season, while helping to support the mission and programming of Sauder Village.
  • Cancellation Policy... Student retreat and workshop reservations are NOT TRANSFERABLE, all cancellations and registrations must be administered by Sauder Village. Cancellations prior to June30, 2015 will receive a refund of fees paid minus a 10% adminstrative fee. No refunds provided after June 30, 2015. If classes do not meet a minimum number of students by June 30, 2015, we may be forced to cancel the class and all fees will be refunded.
  • Questions? Call  800.590.9755 or email info@saudervillage.org.

Your Retreat Package includes...

  • Multiple days of rug hooking study with a select teacher. Click here for Retreat Instructors listing and descriptions of their specialties. 
  • Opening reception, including a meal on Monday evening after check-in.
  • Private preview of the Rug Exhibit before the show opens to the public.
  • Early Shopping with rug vendors during the Private Preview.
  • Daily door prizes.
  • "Show & Tell" to share your project with others in the Retreat.
  • "Hook In" on Friday night is a great opportunity to meet other attendees and hook into the night.
  • Complimentary admission into the Rug Exhibit and entire Historic Village through Friday, allowing you the flexibility after class or during a break to see the show or do some shopping. Admission on Saturday into the Exhibit, Vendors, and Historic Village will require the purchase of an admission ticket, unless you have a rug on display in the exhibit.
  • You may also want to consider becoming a Sauder Village Member, which provides unlimited admission during Rug Hooking Week and all season, while helping to support the mission and programming of Sauder Village.
  • Cancellation Policy... Student retreat and workshop reservations are NOT TRANSFERABLE, all cancellations and registrations must be administered by Sauder Village. Cancellations prior to June30, 2015 will receive a refund of fees paid minus a 10% adminstrative fee. No refunds provided after June 30, 2015. If classes do not meet a minimum number of students by June 30, 2015, we may be forced to cancel the class and all fees will be refunded.
  • Questions? Call  800.590.9755 or email info@saudervillage.org.
Creating at Rug Hooking Week retreat

Retreat  Registration...

The Retreat Instruction fee is:

4 Days: $350.00 per student ($330.00 for Sauder Village members), payable with your registration.
3 Day: $300.00 per student ($280.00 for Sauder Village members), payable with your registration.

All Retreats require at least basic rug hooking knowledge and experience (see each retreat description for its “level”). If you have never tried rug hooking, we offer several workshops that require no prior rug hooking experience or knowledge.

Registration began on November 16, 2016 at 12 p.m. EST 
Follow this link to: Retreat Registration for Rug Hooking Week 2017



Plus additional great options for you...

 

Buffet under the "Great Oak Tree"
  • Stay on-site... You are responsible to make your own lodging reservations at the Sauder Heritage Inn or Campground, using a Booking ID # and Confirmation # that will be given to you with your retreat confirmation. These numbers will give you priority to make a reservation from a block of rooms and campsites being held for confirmed students, available on a first-come basis.

    Click here for amenities and features about our... 
               Sauder Heritage Inn...
               Sauder Village Campground...  

  • For your convenience, Register for special luncheon buffets and join other students and instructors under the "great oak tree" in the Heritage Inn. Follow this link to the Luncheon and Companion Ticket Form.
  • Pre-register and bring your rug for the exhibit... and receive complimentary admission into the exhibit and entire Historic Village.
  • Bringing a spouse or friend who is not participating in the retreat? Purchase a Companion Package and they can enjoy admission to the Exhibit Wednesday - Friday, and the entire Historic Village, Tuesday - Friday, the opening reception meal on Monday, the Private Preview on Tuesday evening, and the luncheon buffet on a day of your choice. Follow this link to the Companion Ticket and Luncheon Form.

Questions? Call or email 800.590.9755 or info@saudervillage.org.

Rug Hooking Artists at Retreat
Rug Hooking Upclose
Rug hooking artist working on rug



Note to Students:

Skill Level - A “minimum” of basic rug hooking skills and knowledge is required in order to register for all retreats, some require additional skills. If you have never hooked or don’t have basic skills, we suggest our Basic Rug Hooking for Beginners class (Thursday) or any of the workshops which don’t require prior experience. Note the “Level” in each class description.

Contact from Teachers - Retreat teachers “will” contact registered students by February 1st (and any students who register after that date) regarding class projects and details.

Invitation – All retreat students are invited to attend the Monday night Meet Your Teacher “Reception & Meal” plus the Tuesday night “Private Preview” of the exhibit and vendors (see schedule). Both events are complementary with retreat registration.

Cancellation Policy - Student retreat and workshop reservations are NOT TRANSFERABLE, all cancellations and registrations must be administered by Sauder Village. Cancellation prior to June 30, 2017 will receive a refund of your fees paid minus a 10% processing fee. If classes do not meet the minimum number of students by July 31, 2017, we may be forced to cancel the class and all fees will be refunded.