Make plans now to visit the 41st Annual Quilt Show at Sauder Village! The week is made up of the merchant's mall, exhibition, special exhibits, a grouping of creative demonstrators as well as full-day workshops all set in the charming setting of Historic Sauder Village, with beautiful accommodations at the Heritage Inn or Sauder Campground and the delicious food of the Village restaurants and bakery. Hands-on activities and plenty of shopping opportunities at Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop and Vendor Market will add to the events of this fun-filled week. Whether you participate in a portion or all aspects of the week, plan now to attend one of the most respected and popular quilting events in the Midwest... you will be glad you did! Registration is simple and can be completed online on January 25, beginning at 10 a.m. E.S.T..
An outstanding showing of winning quilts, follow this link for photos of the
2016 Quilt Show Award Winners Congratulations to the winners!
Quilt Show at Sauder Village includes...
Open to the Public from...
Tuesday, May 2 – Sunday, May 7, 2017
Hundreds of beautiful quilts will hang full length in this spectacular six-day Quilt Show in spacious Founder's Hall. There is always a brand new kaleidoscope of color, pattern, size and design. Follow this link for more information about the Exhibition.
Categories... All pieces are exhibited in one of twenty-two categories, including the 2017 Challenge "Permission to Play". Everyone is welcome to participate! Follow this link for more information about the 2017 Quilt Challenge.
Submit your quilts for the Exhibit... You are encouraged to enter your beautiful masterpiece. Follow this link Quilt Exhibit Entry Guidelines for details on how to submit your quilt. Once a quilt has been exhibited it can not be re-entered into this popular show. Entries accepted in twenty-two categories. Register your quilt for exhibit by following this link to the Quilt Registration Form.
Member's Only Special Viewing of the Quilt Exhibit... Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Two special collections
Quilt As Desired, curated by Mary W. Kerr
Some of the best long arm quilters in the business have taken unremarkable vintage tops and created something magical! Enjoy this unique marriage of the old and new as the lines that divide our quilt worlds become blurred.
and SAQA Ohio Region Gems.
Follow this link Special Exhibits for more details.
Workshops & Lectures
Wednesday, May 3 - Saturday, May 6, 2017
A variety of inspiring, creative workshops with talented quilt artisans for learning new techniques & skills.
Join fellow quilters for a dinner lecture with Mary Kerr.
Registration for workshops and lecture opened online at 10 a.m on January 25, 2017 E.S.T. Follow this link to the 2017 Quilt Show Workshops and Dinner/Lecture Registration.
Follow this link for a full listing of the Quilt Show Workshops and Lectures offered.
Professional Quilt Appraisals
Professional Quilt Appraiser Donna L. Kooistra 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 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m and Friday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 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.