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43rd Annual Quilt Show

Join us May 1 - 5, 2019


Quilt Show 2017 Overhead

began January 23 at 10 am, EST. 
Details follow this link: REGISTRATION INFORMATION


43rd Annual Quilt Show at Sauder Village

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people looking at quiltsMake plans now to visit the 43rd Annual Quilt Show at Sauder Village! The week is made up of the vendor market (open Wednesday - Saturday), exhibition, special exhibits, a grouping of creative demonstrators as well as workshops with world renowned instructors 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!

An outstanding showing of winning quilts in 2019, follow this link for photos of the 2019 Quilt Show Award Winners Congratulations to the winners!

Quilt Show 2019 at Sauder Village includes...


Open to the Public from...
Wednesday, May 1 – Sunday, May 5, 2019

Hundreds of beautiful quilts will hang full length in this spectacular five-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-three categories, including the 2019 Challenge "Sauder Village Experience". Everyone is welcome to participate! Follow this link for more information about the 2019 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 in the main exhibit it can not be re-entered into this popular show. Entries accepted in twenty-three categories. On January 23 at 2 p.m., registration of quilts will begin at that time, along with a link & button to appear to the 2019 Quilt Registration webpage for registering your quilt for the exhibit. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR 2019 QUILT SHOW!

Member-PreviewMember's Special Viewing of the Quilt Exhibit... Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 pm 
Can’t make it to the Quilt Show during the day? Join us for a private viewing of this
incredible show. This special evening is open exclusively to Sauder Village Members and those attending the Winners Showcase.

Special Exhibit

30th Anniversary Hoffman Challenge
For 30 years, the Hoffman Challenge has been accepting entries and putting the winners on the road for a year as exhibits for quilt guilds, textile shows, shops, museums and libraries.  Our 2019 show will feature forty quilts from the Shine On! Diamond Anniversary collection. On display in the Museum Building in Historic Sauder Village

Teacher’s Showcase
Quilts by Pam Buda will be on display at Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop from Wednesday - Friday.

The Chinese Zodiac Collage Quilts
It’s the year of the Chinese Zodiac and the Black Swamp Quilters Guild decided to try something new.  This year’s challenge was to re-create the animal correlating to the year of each quilter’s birth or high school graduation into a quilted collage.

Text and Texture  2019 challenge by Knot Even Quilters

Beyond the Garden Gate  2019 challenge by West Central Ohio Guild

Follow this link Special Exhibits for more details.


Wednesday, May 1 - Thursday. May 2, 2019

A variety of inspiring, creative workshops with talented quilt artisans for learning new techniques & skills.

Registration for workshops and lecture began online at 10 a.m on January 23, 2019 E.S.T. Follow this link for access to the registration form at that time: REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Follow this link for a full listing of the Quilt Show Workshops and Lectures offered.

New For 2019 – Winners’ Showcase Preview

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Quilt Show Preview: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Follow this link for more information: Winners' Showcase Preview

New For 2019 - Sauder Village Schoolhouse!

Friday, May 3, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals of quilting and new techniques. See the latest notions and tools demonstrated. This day will cover multiple subjects taught simultaneously, with endless opportunities to learn. Follow this link for more information: Sauder Village Schoolhouse.

Registration for the 2019 Quilt Show workshops, lecture, schoolhouse and showcase will began online January 23, 2019 at 10 am EST. Follow this link for details: Registration Information

Quilt Registration for the 2019 Quilt Show began online January 23, 2019 at 2 pm EST. Follow this link for details: Quilt Registration for Exhibition Information. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR 2019 QUILT SHOW.

Featured Workshop Teacher...

pam budaPam Buda - guest artist, author & instructor.

Pam is a traditional quilt designer using traditional blocks, fabrics and colors constructed with today’s modern quilting techniques. She designs quilts for her company Heartspun Quilts. She is creator of the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle club, which focuses on small reproduction quilts, life in America~ circa 1840-1900, as well as "Make-do" quilts. She now designs fabric for Marcus Fabrics. Pam enthusiastically shares her piecing tips and tricks along with her love of quilting with her students.

Follow this link for more details about Pam Buda.


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 2, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday, May 3, from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m, and by appointment only on Saturday, May 4. 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.


Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop 

In addition to great shopping at our Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop, select vendors will be set-up in Founder's Hall on Wednesday, May 1 - Saturday, May 4. Be sure to allow plenty of shopping time to fully experience the Vendor Market along with Threads of Tradition.

Visit the Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop for 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.

Quilt Raffle


The quilt for the 2019 Quilt Raffle is Diamond Dazzler 90” x 105”. A portion is pictured - come see the full quilt at the 2019 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 Dawn Hauter at 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...
    Wednesday, May 1 – Sunday, May 5, 2019
    Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Winners Showcase
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m

    Quilt Show Workshops & Lecture 
    Wednesday, May 1 - Thursday, May 2, 2019

    Sauder Village Schoolhouse
    Friday, May 3, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Vendors Market
    Wednesday, May 1 - Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Admission:

    Single Day Ticket into the Quilt Show and entire Historic Village... Adults - $18.00, Students (6-16) - $12.00 (Senior, Military and AAA discounts apply)

    Tickets into Quilt Show only - $11.00 (Must be purchased in Founder's Hall where exhibit is located. No Discounts apply.)

    2-Day Pass into the Quilt Show and entire Historic Village... Adults - $28.00, Students (6-16) - $18.00 (Senior, Military and AAA discounts apply)

  • 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.


Workshops, Lecture, Schoolhouse, Winners' Showcase and Quilt Exhibition inquires and registration can be done online through the website and are processed in the order that they are received. 

Registration for Workshops, Lecture, Schoolhouse, Winners' Showcase began online at 10 a.m. E.S.T. on January 23, 2019. 

Follow this link to REGISTER A QUILT FOR QUILT SHOW EXHIBITION. Quilt Registration for Quilt/s for Exhibition began Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2 p.m. EST.

Quilt Registration is closed!


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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 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 43rd annual Quilt Show with other Sauder Village members.

Your membership also offers you discounts in Threads of Tradition, the Gift Shop and General Store, the Barn Restaurant, the Doughbox Bakery and the Sauder Heritage Inn or Campground and a full year of admission to Historic Sauder Village! 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

Edyta Sitar and Kimberly Einmo

Special Guest Artists

Quilt artisan, Pam Buda offers her talents to teach workshops at Sauder Village. 

Quilt Show Exhibit Highlight


Hundreds of quilts on display and judged at this popular exhibition. Take the opportunity to have Donna Kooistra appraise your quilt.

Quilt Show workshop student

Workshops & Lectures

Choose from a variety of creative & inspiring workshops as well as an afternoon lecture. New in 2019... Sauder Village Schoolhouse on Friday, May 3