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Quilt Show 2021

Join us May 6 - 8, 2021 for the 44th Annual Quilt Show.
THIS EVENT IS PAST! Stay tuned for information about the 2022 Quilt Show.

Quilt Show 2017 Overhead

COVID-19 Information

In adherence with state and local safety precautions, facemasks are required while at Sauder Village. We will also moderate the number of people in the show to allow for physical distancing. We will continue to work with local health partners to ensure visitor safety. Thank you for your support of the Sauder Village Quilt Show and for helping us keep our community safe and healthy.

The Sauder Village Quilt Show is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. 


Plan now to visit the 44th Annual Quilt Show at Sauder Village, one of the most respected and popular quilt shows in the Midwest! This three-day event will feature hundreds of quilts on display at Founder’s Hall, special exhibits, and quilting demonstrations by creative fiber artists. You may stay at the beautiful Sauder Heritage Inn or Sauder Campground and enjoy delicious food at the Doughbox Bakery or Barn Restaurant. You may also shop at the Threads of Tradition Quilt shop for all of your quilting needs. Whether you plan to stay for one day or all three, you are sure to be inspired!

Check out the outstanding winning quilts of 2021, follow this link: 2021 Quilt Show Winners

Quilt Show 2021 at Sauder Village includes...


quilt-show-overhead-2Open to the Public from...
Thursday, May 6 – Saturday, May 8, 2021

Beautiful quilts will hang full length in this spectacular three-day Quilt Show in spacious Founder's Hall. Each year brings a brand new kaleidoscope of color, pattern, size and design.

Categories... All pieces are exhibited in one of twenty-three categories, including the 2020/2021 Challenge "Adoration of Amelia". Everyone is welcome to participate! Follow this link for more information about the 2020/2021 Quilt Challenge.
Submit your quilts for the Exhibit... You are encouraged to enter your beautiful masterpiece. Quilt Exhibit Entry Guidelines on how to submit your quilt are coming soon. Once a quilt has been in the main exhibit it may not be re-entered into this popular show in future years. Entries are accepted in up to twenty-three categories. Online registration of quilts will begin February 23, 2021 at 10 a.m.. At that time, look for a link & button to appear to the 2021 Quilt Registration webpage for registering your quilt for the exhibit.


quilt-show-groundview-1Member's Special Viewing of the Quilt Exhibit...

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
6:30 - 8:00 pm 

Want a sneak peek to the 2021 Quilt Show? Join us for a private viewing of this incredible show. This special evening is open exclusively to Sauder Village Members.

Special Exhibit

Artistic Diversity Challenge 

Curated by Knot Even Quilters Guild (KEQ) in Michigan. 

Description of challenge:  When you look at a finished piece of artwork, you are looking at years of study, experimentation, experience, and feeling that the artist has poured into her work. There are layers of texture and color and processes in every genre of art. In this challenge, the KEQ group of artists is exposing you, the viewer, to a vast array of techniques available to them as textile artists. Tasked with using as many methods as possible in a single piece, the Knot Even Quilters Guild joyfully offers our many skills for your enjoyment.

This challenge is for the exhibition only - your quilt cannot be submitted for this challenge.

Follow the link to learn more about the Special Exhibit.

Professional Quilt Appraisals

Donna L. Kooistra, AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser and President of the Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilted Textiles, brings her knowledge of a quilt's estimated value to the Sauder Village Quilt Show. 

Quilt appraisals will be done at the Sauder Village Quilt Show in Founder’s Hall by appointment or by walk-in Thursday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday, May 7, from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m, and by appointment only on Saturday, May 8. Registration is preferred but not required and you will be contacted to set up an appointment time. Walk-ins will be seen as soon as possible. Follow this link for additional Quilt Appraisal information and to register.

Quilt Registration for the 2021 Quilt Show finished April 8, 2021.

Follow this link for details: Quilt Registration for Exhibition Information.


Check out the great shopping at our Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop. Be sure to allow plenty of shopping time to find fabric, notions, patterns and tools for your quilting or sewing projects.

Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop offers a variety of fabrics, patterns, books, thread, tools, bags, batting and more. The Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop is located within Historic Sauder Village but only a short walk from the show. Follow this link to more information about the Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop.

The shop will be following social distancing and safety protocols for a pleasant shopping experience.

2021 Raffle Quilt

Quilt Raffle

The quilt for the 2021 Quilt Raffle is Log Cabin Shuffle 93"x109".  Come see the full quilt at the 2021 Quilt Show and purchase a ticket for a chance to win this beautiful quilt. Proceeds from this annual Quilt Raffle benefit the Junior Historian Program in the Historic Sauder Village.


Lots of volunteers make this a great event. If you wish to volunteer, call Deb Ridgway, Special Events Coordinator at 419.446.2541 or 800.590.9755.


Whether you spend all week or just a day or two, make plans to stay in our beautiful Sauder Heritage Inn or Campground. For additional information follow these links...
Sauder Heritage Inn
Sauder Village Campground

Event Overview & Information

  • Dates & Hours

    Quilt Show - Open to the Public from...
    Thursday, May 6 – Saturday, May 8, 2021
    Thursday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Registration is not required to attend the Quilt Show Exhibit.

  • Admission:

    The Sauder Village Quilt Show this year will include the Quilt Show display in Founders Hall & Admission into the Historic Village.

    Guests will have the opportunity to visit quilting displays within the historic homes & shops, the historic craft shops of baskets, brooms, weaving, spinning and coopering as well the newest addition, the 1920s Main Street.  Come for a day of inspiration at the Quilt Show &  Historic Sauder Village.

    Special Opening Week Price: Single Day Ticket into the Quilt Show and entire Historic Village: Adults - $15.00, Students (6-16) - $10.00

  • If you enter a quilt into the show, you will receive Free Admission.

  • We look forward to having you join us!

  • Group rates:

    Bringing a group of 20 or more? Special group rates and arrangements are available by calling our Group Sales Department at 800.590.9755.


Quilt Exhibition inquiries and registration can be done online through the website and are processed in the order that they are received. 

Quilt Registration for Quilt/s for Exhibition finished April 8, 2021. Please enter a quilt in 2022 Quilt Show.


Member's Special Viewing of the Quilt Exhibit...

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Can’t make it to the Sauder Village Quilt Show during the day? Join us for an exclusive preview of this incredible show during our Members’ Only Night! Enjoy an evening filled with creativity as you explore our 44th annual Quilt Show with other Sauder Village members.

Your membership also offers you discounts in select venues across Sauder Village like Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop, the Gift Shop, the General Store, the Barn Restaurant, the Doughbox Bakery, Sauder Heritage Inn and Campground and are given a full year of general admission to Historic Sauder Village and discounts for Member events! You can also feel good knowing that your supporting membership helps provide wonderful family experiences and educational opportunities for all ages throughout the year and helps to preserve the past for many generations to come.

Follow this Membership link join as a member online or call Debbi Russell at 800.590.9755 to join or renew your existing membership.

Event Highlights

Quilt Show Exhibit Highlight


Hundreds of quilts on display and judged at this popular exhibition. Take the opportunity to have your quilt appraised by Donna Kooistra, AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser.

Quilt Show Exhibit Highlight


Visit the Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop for fabric, quilting supplies and tools. Browse the Sauder Village Gift Shop, General Store & the Historic Village Craft Shops for many unique or creative items.

Quilt Show workshop student


Stay at the cozy Heritage Inn with pool, hot tub, fitness room and free WIFI or camp at the Sauder Village Campground with "Little Lake Erie" to make it a full, relaxing getaway.