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Quilt Challenge for 2022


Challenge Guidelines

Threads of Tradition at Historic Sauder Village sponsors
Winter Traditions Quilt Challenge 2022


The inspiration for the 2022 Sauder Village Quilt Show Challenge is winter and the traditions and memories created during those chilly months when people gather inside to stay warm or venture outside to enjoy what nature has to offer.

We are calling the challenge “Winter Traditions” and we are highlighting the use of wool. What images or feelings come to mind when you think about winter? Maybe it is getting together with family and friends. Maybe it is bundling up to shield yourself from the winter chill. Whatever comes to mind, how would you express that in a quilt? How would you use wool to help convey that image or feeling?

Quilt challenge bundles 2022

Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop 

at Historic Sauder Village sponsors
Winter Traditions Quilt Challenge 2022

Construction Techniques: 

Each Winter Traditions challenge entry must include a minimum of four wools from the challenge bundle as well as the background fabric from the bundle. Participants may add any other fabrics of their choosing to complete the quilt.

Entry Requirements:

Each entry must also comply with all entry requirements and guidelines of the Sauder Village Quilt Show, found online at This is a design challenge and each entry must be designed, pieced and/or appliqued by a single artist. Entries that have been designed and 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 24” x 24” / Minimum 18” by 18”.  Your quilt can be any shape as long as the outside dimensions fall within these guidelines.


For the 2022 Winter Traditions Challenge, we have selected wools from Primitive Gatherings. Each bundle will include 6 pieces of wool (approx. 7” x 8”) and ó yard of background. The backgrounds were selected from the Semi Solids collection from Marcus Fabrics. To qualify for the challenge, each entrant must use the background fabric and a minimum of four selected wools.

To purchase your challenge bundle, please stop by Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop. We would love to have visit us in person, but if that is not possible, bundles may be ordered by calling the quilt shop at 419-445-9610 or 1-800-590-9755 ext. 3011, or by email at All orders for challenge bundles and any additional fabrics will be sold according to current retail prices including tax, shipping and handling. 


Please register for the challenge by completing the quilt registration form, which will be available online February 15, 2022 at  All challenge quilts must be pre-registered. Details for check in for all pre-registered quilts will be on the website January 2022. 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 Winter Traditions challenge quilts will be hung together in a special exhibit in Founder’s Hall during the 2022 Sauder Village Quilt Show. Judging will be completed prior to the opening of the quilt show.

Pick up:

All challenge entries must remain on display the entire length of the show. Details for pick up of entries after the Quilt Show will be on the website January 2022. 



 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.