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Quilt Challenge for 2019


Challenge Guidelines

Threads of Tradition at Historic Sauder Village sponsors
Sauder Village Experience Quilt Challenge 2019

Sauder Village Experience Quilt Challenge 2019

At Sauder Village, you can make memories that last a lifetime! As you think about the time you’ve spent at Sauder Village, what comes to mind?  Do you see your children or grandchildren’s eyes wide with amazement as they travel though time at the Historic Village?  Do you think of the farm animals, having conversations on the Village Green, or marveling at the work of our craftsmen? Do you remember savoring a sweet treat at the Doughbox Bakery or spending time with loved ones during a meal at the Barn Restaurant? Maybe your memories here include merely taking time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.  Whatever your visits have entailed, we invite you to share your special memories and interpret them through fabric in our 2019 Quilt Show Challenge, Sauder Village Experience.


Sauder Village Experience images

Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop 

at Historic Sauder Village sponsors
Sauder Village Experience Quilt Challenge 2019

Construction Techniques: 

Each Sauder Village Experience challenge entry must include a minimum of four fabrics from the Bedrock collection from Windham Fabrics. Borders and/or sashing may be added if desired. 

Entry Requirements

Each entry must also comply with all entry requirements and guidelines of the Sauder Village Quilt Show, which may be found online at:  Since this is a design challenge, each entry must be designed, pieced and/or appliqued by a single artist; entries that have been designed and the top constructed by more than one person will not qualify for judging.  If someone other than the quilt artist does the quilting, the quilter must be given credit on the “Quilted by” line on the entry form. 


Maximum 36” x 36” / Minimum 24” by 24”.  Your quilt can be any shape as long as the outside dimensions fall within these guidelines.


For the 2019 challenge we have selected Bedrock by Windham Fabrics.  Challenge fabric bundles are available for purchase at Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop.  Each bundle will include seven fat quarters. To qualify for the challenge each entrant’s quilt must include at least four Bedrock fabrics for the front and binding of the quilt.  The entrant may also include other fabrics to complement their design as long as they have the four different fabrics of Bedrock.

We’d love to have you visit us personally to pick up your fabric bundle, but if that is not possible, challenge fabrics may be viewed online and ordered by calling Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop at 419-445-9610 or 800-590-9755 ext. 3011, or by email at  One fabric bundle of 7 fat quarters can be shipped to you for $27.00 including tax, shipping and handling.  Orders for more than one fabric bundle and/or additional yardage of any selected fabrics will be priced according to current retail prices.


Please register for the challenge by completing the quilt registration form, which will be available online January 23, 2019 at  Your challenge quilt must be pre-registered.  Check in for all pre-registered quilts, including Challenge quilts, will be Sunday April 28, 2019 from 1:30-4:00 pm.  If it is not possible for you to hand deliver your entry, please complete the special shipping instruction form that is also available online and mail that form with your entry.

All qualifying Sauder Village Experience challenge quilts will be hung together in a special exhibit in Founder’s Hall during the week of Quilt Show 2019.   Judging will be completed prior to opening of the Quilt Show.

Pick up:  

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm at Founders Hall or Monday, May 6, 2019 at Threads of Tradition between 10:00 – 11:30 am unless other arrangements are made.  All entries must remain the entire length of the show.



Concerns and Questions: 

We know you’ll understand that we’ll take all reasonable care of your quilt, but cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage.  For questions on the challenge, please contact us at Sauder Village:
Phone: 800.590.9755 or 419.445.9610
Email: Quilt Shop Manager at 
Mail: Sauder Village Quilt Show, P.O. Box 235, Archbold, OH 43502.
Location and UPS Address: 22611 State Route 2, Archbold, OH, 43502. 

Challenge Fabrics available at Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop

Mark Your Calendar!

The 2019 Quilt Show at Historic Sauder Village 
runs 6 full days…

Wednesday May 1 – Sunday, May 5, 2019


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