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Fiber Arts Retreat - Fall 2023


Join us September 29 - October 1, 2023

Retreat room, open daily, 7 am to 12 midnight

Retreat Check-In, Friday, September 29, 8 am



Fiber Arts Retreat
at Sauder Village


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knitting-at-retreatMark your calendar to attend the Fall Fiber Arts Retreat!

Whether you crochet, knit, spin, weave, embroider, hook or do other types of hand work, this is a great time to catch up on projects, share ideas with other fiber arts enthusiasts and show off your completed work.

Launched in 2022, this weekend retreat has quickly grown. Enjoy an all-inclusive, special fall time experience where you can relish the sounds of nature while walking the Wetlands Nature Trail, appreciate the setting sun over cornfields, gather around the fireplace at the Heritage Inn for some quiet time of reflection, or the camaraderie of fellow fiber friends. It is a special time to be away and focused on your fiber projects.

The Fall Fiber Arts Retreat includes admission to the Historic Sauder Village and our many traditional arts – spinning, weaving, basket making, brooms, cooperage, blacksmith, pottery, glass blowing and woodworking. Be sure to make time to take a walk through time from the early 1800s Natives and Newcomers to the 1920s Main Street. You won’t be disappointed.

fiber-arts-at-Inn-lobbyThe spacious retreat room, set with round tables, allows for space to spread your project, and join with friends while you stitch, hook, spin, or weave. Many participants take advantage of the comfy lounge style lobby with fireplace or other intimate seating areas at the Inn for a warm and welcoming place to unwind and create! Bring a friend or come solo and make new friends! All fiber artists are welcome.

Our retreats are held at the gorgeous Sauder Heritage Inn, providing a country lodge vibe with natural wood timbers, atrium, hand forged lighting & railings, and unique artwork throughout the building. Additional amenities include an indoor pool with waterfall, hot tub, game room, and exercise room. Snacks, beer, and wine are available for purchase at the Front Desk too!

Sauder-Village-water-cupOur annual fall retreat includes:

  • 2 or 3 full days of creating
  • Admission to the Historic Village with FREE popcorn voucher
  • Healthy buffet style meals – lunch and dinner daily, Friday through Sunday
  • Show & Tell - Friday evening
  • Daily Door prizes
  • Sauder Village Stainless Steel Water Bottle with reusable straw
  • Mindful Stretching/Yoga with Heidi Stark (RYT500) – Saturday after lunch
  • Doughbox cookie break – Friday afternoon
  • Fiber Exchange Market – Saturday 9 am – 12 noon
  • Optional Thursday Night Prohibition Experience
  • Discounted group rates at the Heritage Inn & Campground
  • Access to the Wetlands Nature Trail walking path


Embroidery-flossAdditional Options:

  • Fiber Exchange Market Table – reserve a table to purge your stash. Additional fee required, $5.
  • Prohibition Experience – additional $40 fee. Be one of 12 guests on an intimate journey back in time to the roaring 20s to experience the Broken Barrel Speakeasy – an authentic secret hidden room at Sauder Village on 1920s Main Street. Learn about the history of Prohibition and the consequences in Northwest Ohio and the nation, while you enjoy a Prohibition cocktail and savor the taste profiles of 4 Prohibition bourbons. Thursday, September 28 only at 7 p.m. A minimum of 12 people must register. 


3-Day Retreat

Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1, 2023
Starts 8 am Friday, ends 4 pm Sunday

Cost - $175 ($165 Sauder Village Member) includes retreat fee, all meals (3 lunches, 2 dinners), daily door prizes, stainless steel water bottle with reusable straw, mindful stretching/yoga, Doughbox cookie break, and Historic Village admission with free popcorn.



2-Day Retreat 

Friday, September 29 - Saturday, September 30, 2023
Starts 8 am Friday, ends 4 pm Saturday

Cost - $125 ($115 Sauder Village Member) includes retreat fee, all meals (2 lunches, 1 dinner), daily door prizes, stainless steel water bottle with reusable straw, mindful stretching/yoga, Doughbox cookie break, and Historic Village admission with free popcorn. 


Event Overview & Information

The Sauder Village Fiber Arts Retreat is a great time to bring your friends and enjoy two or three days in the beautiful and spacious Sauder Heritage Inn.  The retreat offers you the opportunity to learn new things, time to work on projects, and enjoy the delicious food at the Barn Restaurant with other fiber arts enthusiasts.

  • Dates

    Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1, 2023
    2 day - Friday & Saturday, September 29 & 30
    3-day - Friday - Sunday, September 29- October 1

  • Location
    Sauder Heritage Inn - follow this link for directions. Follow this link for Heritage Inn information.

  • By Registration Only

    Registration began Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 10 am EST. Follow this link to the registration information webpage with links to the forms: RETREAT REGISTRATION

Please contact Deb Ridgway, Special Events Coordinator with questions via email or telephone (800) 590-9755, ext 3076.


Call... 800.590.9755 ext. 3076 or 419.446.2541 ask for the Special Events Coordinator

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A special block of rooms and campsites are available for registered participants at the Heritage Inn and Campground. You will receive a confirmation letter with instructions including a Booking ID# required for making a reservation. All lodging reservations are available on a first come first served basis. Additional information about the Inn: Lodging 


Cancellations prior to September 1, 2023, will receive a full refund minus a 10% processing fee. After this date, no refunds will be issued. If the retreat does not meet the minimum number of participants by Friday, September 15, 2023, we may be forced to cancel the retreat and all fees will be refunded.