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Workshops 2019

Workshops: (1/2-Day, 1-Day, 1 1/2-Day & 2-Day): Wednesday - Saturday, August 14 - 17, 2019

Follow this link for a listing of the Workshops: WORKSHOPS LISTING

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

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 for Beginners workshop (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, Stage 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.
  • Registration… A confirmation email will be sent to you after receipt of your registration and class fees. Included in the email will be your confirmation number that gives you priority in securing a room at the Sauder Heritage Inn.
  • Supply 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.  If you have a rug on display in the exhibit, you will receive complimentary admission for Wednesday – Saturday.
  • Cancellation Policy…  Student retreat and workshop reservations are NOT TRANSFERABLE, all cancellations and registrations must be administered by Sauder Village. Cancellation prior to July 8, 2019 will receive a refund of your fees paid minus a 10% administrative fee. Cancelling students are responsible for any/all supply costs they have incurred with their instructor.  If classes do not meet the minimum number of students by July 31, 2019, we may be forced to cancel the class and all fees will be refunded.


Follow the links below for workshop details.

If you are interested in a workshop that is Full - Sold Out, please let us know so you may be added to the waiting list. Contact Dawn Hauter at 800-590-9755 ext 3076 or to request being placed on the waiting list.

Wednesday, August 14 & Thursday, August 15 Workshop

(FULL-Sold Out) Color Planning for Oriental Rugs   2-day workshop with Sandra Brown

Wednesday, August 14 Workshops

Pop-out-of-the-Frame Needle Felted Tulips  1 day workshop with Wendo Van Essen

(Closed) Color Tree Zippered Hooking or Sewing Kit   1 day workshop with April DeConick

Savvy Shopper   Evening workshop with Nola Heidbreder

Tie Dyed Wool & Color Plan in a Pot   Evening workshop with Nancy Z Parcels

Gallery Talk – “Feature Exhibit: Hooked on Dimension”   Evening Gallery Talk with Sarah Bechler & Rachelle LeBlanc

Thursday, August 15 Workshops

(FULL-Sold Out) Basic Rug Hooking for Beginners  1 day workshop with Nola Heidbreder

Exploring the Magic of Sculpting in Hooked Rugs  1 day workshop with Tatiana Knodel

Gallery Talk – “Hooked on Dimension, Here Comes Santa & Ladies Night”   Morning Gallery Talk  with Rae Harrell & Lisanne Miller

(FULL-Sold Out) Standing Wool Storage Stool  1/2 day workshop with Ali Strebel

(FULL-Sold Out) Rainbow Bellwether Sheep Ornament   Evening workshop with Kathy Donovan

(FULL-Sold Out) Sensational Spots & Dots  Evening workshop with Marian Hall

Gallery Talk – “Feature Exhibit: Hooked on Dimension”   Evening Gallery Talk with Tatiana Knodel & Molly Colegrove

Friday, August 16 & Saturday, August 17 Workshops

It’s Punch Time!   2-day workshop with Jo Wick

(FULL-Sold Out) Hooking a Monochromatic Portrait   2-day workshop with Donna Hrkman

(FULL-Sold Out) Vintage Postcards - from Deco to Holiday - Souvenirs of Another Time!   2-day workshop with Lisanne Miller

Theorem Painting on Wool with Hooked Border   1 1/2 day workshop with Linda Pietz

Friday, August 16 Workshops

(FULL-Sold Out) Sunflower – Wool Applique Table Rug   1 day workshop with Rebecca L Smith

Hooked Sculpture, Starting from the Design to the Armature   1 day workshop with Rae Harrell

Gallery Talk – “Feature Exhibit: Hooked on Dimension”   Morning Gallery Talk with Sheila Arbogast and Teresa Nieberding

(FULL-Sold Out) Ripping, and Tearing, and Clipping, Oh my!   Evening workshop with Kris Miller

Gallery Talk – “North American Oriental Rugs & Celebration 29 Exhibit”    Evening Gallery Talk with Sandra Brown & Susan Feller

Saturday August 17 Workshops  

Process of Record Keeping for Artists   1 day workshop with Rachelle LeBlanc

Summer Hayrolls - Small Mixed Media Mat   1 day workshop with Molly Colegrove

(Canceled) Fun Finished Mat   1 day workshop with Cammie Bruce

(FULL-Sold Out) 3 Dimensional Animals   1 day workshop with Sheila Arbogast

For the Workshops that are FULL (Sold Out)  – After January 9, 2019  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