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Workshops 2021


Workshops: (1/2-Day, 1-Day, 1 1/2-Day & 2-Day): Wednesday - Saturday, August 18 - 21, 2021

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 teachers from all over the country & the world.


Registration online for retreat classes or workshops is no longer available.

Rug Hooking Week has begun! There are a few openings in limited classes - retreats or workshops or gallery talks. Go to the Information Desk at Founder’s Hall at Sauder Village to register with check or credit card payment.

Rug hooker at workshop


  • Skill Level A minimum of basic rug hooking (or relevant) 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 (Thursday) 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 -- Please note the Stage classrooms have a small set of stairs & are not handicap accessible. 
    • 3) Museum (enter through Founder’s Hall)
  • Contact from Teachers – Only designated workshop teachers will contact registered students by February (and any students who register after that date) regarding class projects and details, otherwise, all necessary info is in each class description. Note the “Teacher 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 during class.
  • Students should bring… Supplies that are listed in each workshop description.
  • Private Preview + Reception – Private Preview of the exhibit & vendors + Reception for both the 30th + 31st Anniversary of Rug Hooking Magazine’s Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs & the 25th Anniversary of Rug Hooking Week. (Tue 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) Founder’s Hall & Sauder Village. This event is ONLY for the Retreat and Workshop students & teachers, as well as the Feature & Special exhibitors, Celebrations 30 + 31 finalists & honorable mentions and Judges. 
  • Complimentary admission…You will receive one-day of complimentary admission into the Exhibit, Vendors and Historic Sauder 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 pre-register and submit a piece for the exhibit, you will receive complimentary admission for Wednesday – Saturday. Admission passes can be, pick up your admission pass at the 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 10, 2021 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.

    No refunds given after July 10, 2021. If workshops do not meet the minimum number of students by July 31, 2021, we may be forced to cancel the workshop and all fees will be refunded.

    COVID-19 Cancellation Update --- If Rug Hooking Week 2021 is cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation & safety factors, we plan to make that decision by early June, 2021 and will notify all pre-registered students and start processing refunds at that time.


Follow the links below for workshop details.

Wednesday, August 18 Workshops

(CANCELLEDZippers! Sew Them Into Your Hooking to Create Bags & Purses 1 1/2 day workshop with Maria Barton

(CANCELLED) Cottage Doorstop 1 1/2 day workshop with Nancy Z. Parcels

Early Hooker Gets The Worm 1 day workshop with  Barb Carroll

Gallery Talk – “Celebration 30 & 31” Morning Gallery Talk with Susan Feller

(SOLD OUT) Savvy Shopper  Evening workshop with Nola Heidbreder

Gallery Talk – “Feature Exhibits: Punch & Yarn --- Claire Murray + Contemporary Punch with Yarn”   Evening Gallery Talk with Claire Murray + Amy Oxford

Thursday, August 19 Workshops

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

Gallery Talk – “Special Exhibit: Fraktur Sketchbook in Fiber” Morning 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

Getting a Good Start on Geometrics
 1 day Workshop with Gene Shepherd

Beginner Punch Needle Evening workshop with Julie Thomas

Contemporary Quilling - Australian Style Evening workshop with Kira Mead

Bead Stitch for Punch Needle Rug Hooking Evening workshop with Amy Oxford 

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

Friday, August 20 Workshops

(SOLD OUT)  Deco Delight - Art Deco Designs with Flair! 2 day workshop with Lisanne Miller
Not Your Grandmother's Hit & Miss1.5 day workshop with Linda Pietz

Gallery Talk  - Feature Exhibit: Women's Vote Centennial & Group Exhibit: Rug Hooking in the Chosen Spot Morning Gallery Talk with Norma Press & Kathy Hitchcock

(SOLD OUT) Wicked Poppies 
1 day workshop with Anne Bond

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

Understanding Values in Primitive Rugs Evening workshop with Katie Hartner

Sunflower Tote Bag - Evening Workshop with Ali Strebel

Gallery Talk  - Special Exhibits: Wide Cut Realism & Health Journey - Judy Carter Evening Gallery Talk with Susan Feller

Saturday August 21 Workshops  

Wooly Pines Wreath Morning workshop with Mary Annunziato & Jackie Burke

(SOLD OUT) The Grand Finale - Finish What You Start! 1 day workshop with Kris Miller

Hook & Stitch an English Cottage 1 day workshop with Heather Ritchie

Penny Rugs 1 day workshop with Janet Conner

Gallery Talk - Feature Exhibits: Punch & Yarn - Ebenezer Ross & Deanne Fitzpatrick + Women's Vote Centennial - Ami Mali Hicks & Invitational Artists Morning Gallery Talk with Kathy Wright

Jack Squat & Tails from the Marsh Afternoon workshop with Susan Gonzales & Jo Digerness

For the Workshops that are FULL (Sold Out) - After November 18, 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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