Workshops 2017

Workshops: (1/2-Day, 1-Day & 2-Day): Tuesday - Saturday, August 15 - 19, 2017

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Workshop Registration...
Participate in a variety of exciting workshops, classes, demonstrations, and talks taught by talented and highly respected instructors from all over the country & Canada.

Registration Form began on Wednesday, November 16 at 12pm noon (EST).

Follow this link to the Workshop Registration Form for Rug Hooking Week 2017.

Rug hooker at workshop


  • Skill Level A “minimum” of basic rug hooking skills and knowledge is required in order to register for most workshops, some require additional skills. If you have never hooked or don’t have basic skills, we suggest our basic rug hooking class (Thursday) or any of the classes which don’t require prior experience. Note the “Level” in every class description. 
  •  Class Locations – in 3 buildings:  
    • 1) Sauder Heritage Inn (Sauder Village hotel)

      1st Floor-Homestead A&B, Lower level-Gathering A&B, Board Rm & Heritage Rm

    • 2) Founder’s Hall (location of exhibit & vendors)
      Stage Right & Left or Kitchen
    • 3) Museum (enter through Founder’s Hall)
  • Contact from Instructors – Only designated workshop instructors will contact registered students by February 1st (and any students who register after that date) regarding class projects and details, otherwise, all necessary info is in each class description. Note the “Instructors will contact students prior to class – Yes or No” in each class description.
  • Reception & Private PreviewWorkshop students may register for the Monday night “Reception & Meal” and attend the Tuesday night “Private Preview” of the exhibit and vendors (see schedule). The cost is $20.00. To register call Dawn Hauterat 419.446.2541 ext. 3076.
  • Workshop Projects - Workshop instructors will NOT contact students prior to class unless it is noted or there is a specific need (a choice in workshop kits or specific question about a student’s project). 
  • Registration… A confirmation letter will be sent to you after receipt of your registration and class fees. Included in the letter will be your confirmation number that gives you priority in securing a roomat the Sauder Heritage Inn.
  • Supply/Kit fees… If required, these fees are in addition to the class fee and are payable to the teacher at the start of the class.
  • Students should bring… Supplies that are listed in each workshop description.
  • Complimentary admission…You will receive one-day of complimentary admission into the Rug Hooking Exhibit and entire Historic Village for each workshop you attend.  You may use your complimentary admission on day(s) of your choice. Admission for other days will require the purchase of an admission ticket, unless you have a rug on display in the exhibit.
  • Cancellation Policy…  Student retreat and workshop reservations are NOT TRANSFERABLE, all cancellations and registrations must be administered by Sauder Village. Cancellation prior to July 5, 2017 will receive a refund of your fees paid minus a 10% processing fee. If classes do not meet the minimum number of students by July 31, 2017, we may be forced to cancel the class and all fees will be refunded.


follow the links below for workshop details.

Tuesday, August 15 Workshops

Quickly Designing Abstract 2-Day Workshop with Susan L. Feller

Wednesday, August 16 Workshops

(FULL-Sold Out) E. S. Frost & Ralph Burnham Inspired Backgrounds & Much More! 2-Day Workshop with Lisanne Miller

Steampunk-In-A-Day 1-DayWorkshop with Donna Hrkman

Shading for Beginners 1-Day Workshop with Mariah Krauss

Holiday Ready - Make a Christmas Stocking! Evening Workshop with Stephanie Allen-Krauss

Savvy Shopper Walk & Talk Evening Workshop with Nola Heidbreder

Gallery Talk Man Made Exhibits with TBA

Thursday, August 17 Workshops

It’s All In Your Head 1-DayWorkshop with Frank Bielec

Basic Rug Hooking for Beginners 1-Day Workshop with Nola Heidbreder

(FULL-Sold Out) Dyeing to Know 1-Day Demonstration with Nancy Z. Parcels

(FULL-Sold Out)  Wool on Wool: Rug Punching with Yarn on Wool Fabric Evening Workshopwith Amy Oxford 

(FULL-Sold Out) Bonnet Topped Stools Evening Workshopwith Chris Sherman & Julie Mattison

Gallery Talk Celebrations & Men Only Exhibits with Susan L. Feller & June B. Myles

Friday, August 18 Workshops

Standing Wool Rugs 2-Day Workshop with Mary DeLano

Designing Google Earth Rugs 2-DayWorkshop with Linda Pietz

Floral Basket Dummy Board 1-Day Workshop with Lori Brechlin

(FULL-Sold Out) Why Whip? Interesting Edgings to Enhance Your Rugs! 
Morning Workshop with Sarah McNamara 

Creating a Rug Hooking Journal Evening Workshopwith Shelley Lencioni

Gallery Talk Ralph W. Burnham & Private Collections Exhibits with Lisanne Miller & TBA

Saturday, August 19 Workshops

Small Works of Art  1-Day Workshopwith Capri Boyle Jones

New Adventures in Wool Appliqué 1-Day Workshop with Jen Manuell

Starting a Geometric Rug 1-Day Workshop with Gene Shepherd

Punchneedle Monogram Coaster 
1-DayWorkshop with Julie Klinger

(FULL-Sold Out) Fabrics, Fibers, & Techniques Morning Workshop with Ali Strebel

For the Workshops that are FULL (Sold Out)  – After November 16, 2017 please call to be put on the waiting list, 1-800-590-9755 x 3076 or email Dawn Hauter at Workshop openings can occur over the year.

  • Stay on-site… You are responsible to make your own lodging reservations at Sauder Heritage Inn or Campground, using a Booking ID # and Confirmation # that will be given to you with your workshop confirmation. These numbers will give you priority to make a reservation from a block of rooms and campsites being held for confirmed students, available on a first-come basis.
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  • Questions? Call 800.590.9755 or email