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Fall Rug Hook-In Retreat

October 11 - 13, 2024

Retreat check-in, 8 am, Friday, Oct. 11

Retreat room open daily 8 am - 12 midnight


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Warm, welcoming, relaxing is the vibe you will experience at the annual Fall Rug Hook-In held at Sauder Heritage Inn. The spacious retreat room, set with round tables, allows for room to spread your project and join with friends while you hook.

Our retreats are held at the gorgeous Sauder Heritage Inn, providing a country lodge feel 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!

No matter what stage you are in with a hooked piece, this retreat is a great time to catch up on projects, share ideas with other rug hooking enthusiasts, and show off your work during the “Throw Down”. While there is no formal instruction or teachers at this self-guided retreat, other attendees are always willing to help with a project. 


What to expect…

Rug hooking enthusiasts like yourself, will gather in the spacious and well-lit Homestead meeting room at the Sauder Heritage Inn, where you can spread out your work, have fun catching up with friends, be encouraged, delighted, and productive.


What’s included?

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Your retreat fee includes all meals (lunches and dinners), snacks, artisan made daily door prizes, and admission to the Historic Sauder Village with a free treat coupon.



Healthy, refreshing lunches and dinners are served in your retreat room and included in your retreat fee.

Admission to Historic Sauder Village

Every retreat participant receives an admission pass to visit the Historic Sauder Village on either Friday or Saturday. Take a stroll through time starting in the 1830s at Natives & Newcomers and discover the many handwoven items used in daily life. All created from plant fibers! Be sure to find the gardens at each homestead and which one is growing special corn to make brooms. Don’t forget the silent movies, popcorn, and ice cream in the 1920s where you can redeem your treat coupon at the Soda Fountain. The farm animals will be looking for you!


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Rug Hook-In Retreat

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Optional Offerings

Market Table

Do you have wool, patterns, tools, or equipment you no longer use? Register for a Market Table. $5 reserves a half table for you to sell your items. You are responsible for managing all items you sell.


Thursday Night Hook-In

Want to get an early start on your weekend? The retreat room will open at 4 pm on Thursday for registered retreat participants. Additional $20 fee.


Retreat Options

Choose either a 2- or 3-day retreat package with an optional early hook-in on Thursday evening for a minimal additional fee.

3-Day Retreat

Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 13, 2024

8 am – 12 midnight, daily

$165/$155, includes retreat fee, all meals (3 lunches, 2 dinners), Doughbox cookie break, and one-day pass to the Historic Village with free treat coupon.

Space is limited!




what-to-bring-to-rug-hooking-retreat2-Day Retreat

Friday, October 11 – Saturday, October 12, 2024

8 am – 12 midnight, daily

$125/$115, includes retreat fee, all meals (2 lunches, 1 dinner), Doughbox cookie break, and one-day pass to the Historic Village with treat coupon.

Space is limited!


Questions? Contact

What to bring?

Be sure to bring all supplies needed to hook including a cutter, wool, tools, pattern, and frame. You are also welcome to bring your own portable/collapsible chair



A block of rooms is reserved offering a special discounted rate for retreat attendees. A Group Reservation ID# is required at the time of reservation. The ID# will be listed in your registration confirmation email. Once you receive your confirmation, call the Heritage Inn at 800-590-9755 to reserve your room. The Inn offers an expanded continental breakfast each morning for registered guests. 


If for any reason you are not able to attend, please notify Deb Ridgway via email or phone at your earliest convenience - or 800-590-9755. Cancellations prior to September 20, 2024, will receive a full refund less a 10% processing fee. After this date, no refunds will be issued. If for any reason the retreat does not meet the minimum number of participants by noon on September 27, 2024, we may be forced to cancel the retreat and all fees will be refunded.

Event Overview & Information

The Sauder Village Fall 2024 Rug Hook-In 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 the opportunity to work on projects and enjoy the company of other rug hooking enthusiasts. Stop in the Doughbox Bakery for a specialty drink or a sweet treat to keep those creative juices flowing.  

  • Dates

    Friday - Sunday, October 11- 13, 2024