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Workshops 2020


Workshops: (1/2-Day, 1-Day, 1 1/2-Day & 2-Day): Wednesday - Saturday, August 12 - 15, 2020

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

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


Follow this link to additional information concerning RUG HOOKING WEEK WORKSHOP REGISTRATION.

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 teachers – Only designated workshop teachers will contact registered students by March 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 “teachers 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, vendors 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. Admission passes can be picked up at Founder's Hall Admission desk.
  • Cancellation Policy…  Student retreat and workshop reservations are NOT TRANSFERABLE, all cancellations and registrations must be administered by Sauder Village. Cancellation prior to July 9, 2020 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, 2020, we may be forced to cancel the class and all fees will be refunded.


Follow the links below for workshop details.


Wednesday, August 12 & Thursday, August 13 Workshop

Shades of Seasons  2-day workshop with C. Susan Ferraro

Wednesday, August 12 Workshops

After the Hooking comes the Braiding  1 day workshop with Kris McDermet

Hooking a Small Oriental Rug - Color Planning & Technique  1 day workshop with Sandra Brown

Pretty as a Picture - Poinsettia  1 day workshop with Susan & Jody Gonzales

Savvy Shopper   Evening workshop with Nola Heidbreder

Gallery Talk – “Feature Exhibit: Women's Vote” Evening Gallery Talk with Norma Press & Kathy Hitchcock

Thursday, August 13 Workshops

SOLD OUT Two Nights in a Dye Pot   2 Evening workshop with Sandra Brown

Gallery Talk – “Feature Exhibit: Fraktur Sketchbook in Fiber”   Evening Gallery Talk with Michelle Palmer

Fibers: Felted & Framed  1-day workshop with Ali Strebel

SOLD OUT Basic Rug Hooking for Beginners 1 day workshop with Nola Heidbreder

SOLD OUT Beginner Punchneedle  Evening workshop with Julie Thomas

Two Happy Jacks Silhouette Pillow  Evening Workshop with Bev Stewart

Gallery Talk - Featured Exhibit - Hooked Artwork Inspired by David Galchutt - Evening Gallery Talk with  Leanne Sitler, Michelle Micarelli, David Galchutt

Friday, August 14 & Saturday, August 15 Workshops

SOLD OUT Deco Delight   2-day workshop with Lisanne Miller

SOLD OUT Santa's Workshop  2-day workshop with Donna Hrkman


Friday, August 14 Workshops

Galley Talk - Special Exhibit -Wide Cut Realism and Island Life Old & New  Gallery Talk with C. Susan Ferraro & Judy Carter

SOLD OUT Punch Needle with a Painterly Twist 1 day workshop with Michelle Palmer

Combining Rug Hooking & Wool Applique/Embroidery Techniques  1 day workshop with Elinor Barrett

SOLD OUT Understanding Values in Primitive Rug- Evening workshop with Katie Hartner

Telling Your Story to the World
- Evening Workshop with Susan Feller

Gallery Talk  - Feature Exhibit - Maine Fiberarts/Group Exhibits - My Favorite Place & Orientals - Gallery Talk with Christine Macchi & Lisanne Miller

Saturday August 15 Workshops  

SOLD OUT The Grand Finale 1 day workshop with Kris Miller

SOLD OUT Take Your Landscape Pattern to the Next Level   1 day workshop with Cindy Gay

It takes a Village!  1 day workshop with Caroline Twigg

Funky Birds  1 day workshop with Michele Wise

Gallery Talk - Celebration 30 Exhibit  Gallery talk with Susan Feller

Not Your Grandmother's Hit & Miss  1 day workshop with Linda Pietz

Cottage Doorstop  1 day workshop with Nancy Z. Parcels

Wooly Pines Wreath & Susan Gonzales' Pineapple 1 day workshop with Mary Annunziato, Jackie Burke, and Susan Gonzales

For the Workshops that are FULL (Sold Out) - After January 16, 2020. Please call to be put on the waiting list. 1-800-590-9755 ext. 3076

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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