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Workshops & Gallery Talks 2022

This event has passed. Look for 2023 Rug Hooking Week information on this website early November 2022. 


Gallery Talk registration may be completed in person at Founder’s Hall Information Table, Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cash, Check or Credit Card payment will be accepted.

“Trio of Dimensional Halloween Pins” with Cheryl Bollenbach ($65 fee, evening class, Thursday, August 17) is the only class with additional openings. Registration will be accepted in person at the Founder’s Hall Information Table up until noon on Thursday, August 17th.

Thank you for making this a SOLD OUT year for so many of our classes.

Rug Hooking Week Workshops, taught by outstanding teachers from across the country & around the globe, are held in the beautiful Sauder Heritage Inn, Museum, and Founder’s Hall. During Rug Hooking Week, you will be inspired by the extensive exhibit, expand your knowledge & skills in diverse classes, shop for supplies & merchandise from creative vendors, meet up with new & old friends, and simply relax & have fun here in rural northwest Ohio. The Sauder Village campus makes it a short walk from workshops to Rug Hooking Week activities, Barn Restaurant & Doughbox Bakery, & many other Sauder Village shops and activities. These are just a few reasons why so many rug hookers and fiber artists come back year after year, from all over the country and internationally too, to participate in Rug Hooking Week!


This year’s Workshops and Teachers are listed below, click on the links for more details.
Workshops fill quickly, so register early!


Wednesday - Saturday, August 17 - 20, 2022

2 Days:     $250.00 per student ($230.00 for Sauder Village members), payable with your registration.   

1.5 Days:  $200.00 per student ($190.00 for Sauder Village members), payable with your registration.   

1 Days:     $130.00 per student ($120.00 for Sauder Village members), payable with your registration.

Evening:   $65.00 per student ($55.00 for Sauder Village members), payable with your registration. 

Gallery Talks:  
Wednesday - Saturday, August 17 - 20, 2022

Morning or Evening:  $35.00 per student ($30.00 for Sauder Village members), payable with your registration. 

Follow this link for a listing of the Workshops and Gallery Talks: 
Rug hooker at workshop

Registration of one or more - full day Workshops include:

  • Complimentary Admission  You will receive one complimentary admission for each pre-registered (full) class day, which can be used on the day(s) of your choice to go into the exhibit, shop at the vendors, and tour the historic Sauder Village. If you submit a piece for the main exhibit, no additional admission passes will be issued. *See Exhibit Your Work
  • Show & Tell on Thursday afternoon is a time to share your retreat project with the public.
  • Pop-Up Events on Friday night. is new this year!

Additional options:

  • Stay on-site You are responsible for making your own lodging reservations at the Sauder Heritage Inn or Campground. You must provide a Booking ID # and Confirmation #, included in your workshop confirmation email. These numbers give you priority to make a reservation from a block of rooms and campsites held for confirmed students, available on a first-come basis. Click here for amenities and features about our... 
    Sauder Heritage Inn
    Sauder Village Campground
  • Lunch Buffets Pre-register and join other students and instructors under the "great oak tree" in the Heritage Inn – Atrium. Follow these links to register for the Buffet Luncheon.
  • Exhibit Your Work Pre-register and submit your work in the Main Exhibit to receive one complimentary admissions pass valid Wednesday – Saturday. The pass allows you admission to the exhibit, vendors and historic Sauder Village. Pick-up your admission pass when you check-in your rugs or at Founder’s Hall Admission Desk.

  • Sauder Village Membership Consider becoming a Sauder Village Member, which provides unlimited admission during Rug Hooking Week and all season, offers discounts on Rug Hooking Week classes, and helps to support the Sauder Village mission and programs.


  • Skill Level  A “minimum” of basic rug hooking (or relevant) skills and knowledge is required 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 or any of the Workshops which don’t require prior experience. Note the “Level” in each class description.

  • Registration Confirmation  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. Please save this email for further reference.

  • Contact from Teachers – Only designated Workshop teachers 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 “Teacher will contact students prior to class – Yes or No” in each class description.

  • Class Locations – in 3 buildings:  
    • 1) Sauder Heritage Inn
      1st Floor-Homestead Room A&B, Lower Level-Gathering Room A&B, Board Room & Heritage Room
    • 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 Classroom (enter through Founder’s Hall)
  • Supplies & Supply Fees –In our Workshops, we list the workshop supply or kit fee and an itemized list of what it includes. 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.
  • Schedule – for a full schedule of retreats and all Rug Hooking Week activities click here. This link will be enabled soon.
  • Cancellation Policy - Student retreat and workshop registrations are NOT TRANSFERABLE. ALL cancellations and registrations must be administered by Sauder Village. Cancellations prior to June 30, 2022 will receive a refund of fees paid minus a 10% administrative fee. No refunds will be given after June 30, 2022. Canceling students are responsible for any/all project costs they incurred with their instructor. If classes do not meet a minimum number of students by July 31, 2022, Sauder Village may be forced to cancel the class and registration fees will be refunded. 
  • Questions/Cancellations:  Call 800-590-9755 or email


Follow the links below for workshop details.


Wednesday, August 17 Workshops

Gallery Talk - "Celebration 32" Exhibit, Morning Gallery Talk, Susan Feller

Hooking a Monochromatic Owl, 2 Day Workshop, Donna Hrkman

Like A Rock!, 1 Day Workshop, Susan Ferraro 

Fearless Finishing - The Final Step!, 1 Day Workshop, Nancy Z Parcels 

(SOLD OUT) Power Dyeing,1 Evening Workshop, April DeConick

Savvy Shopper,1 Evening Workshop, Nola Heidbreder

Gallery Talk - Feature Exhibit: Maine – Contemporary Maine Fiber Art, Studios, Farms & Scenic Beauty, Evening Gallery Talk, Christine Macchi


Thursday, August 18 Workshops

Gallery Talk - Special Exhibit: Stories in Wool, Morning Gallery Talk, Michelle Cavalcanti & Lisa Bleier

CANCELLED: Folk Art Acorn - A Dimensional Punch Needle Project,1 Day Workshop, Lori Brechlin

Basic Rug Hooking for Beginners,1 Day Workshop, Nola Heidbreder

Trio of Dimensional Halloween Pins,1 Evening Workshop, Cheryl Bollenbach

(SOLD OUT) Skinnies,1 Evening Workshop, Anne Bond & Nancy Stowers

Stirring Up Magic in a Pot,1 Evening Workshop, Nancy Z Parcels

Gallery Talk - Group Exhibit: Snow - A Four Letter Word + Wide Cut Oriental, Evening Gallery Talk, Lisanne Miller


Friday, August 19 Workshops

Gallery Talk - Special Exhibit: Island Life Old & New, Morning Gallery Talk, Susan Ferraro

Landscape Adventures, 2 Day Workshop, Janine Broscious

Having Fun & Playing with Color in a Wide Cut Oriental, 2 Day Workshop, Lisanne Miller

Zip It Up - Zippered Pouch, 2 Day Workshop, Linda Pietz

(CANCELLED) Make It & Take It - Miniature Origami Rugs,1 Day Workshop, April DeConick

(SOLD OUT) The Dazzling Dragonfly,1 Day Workshop, Deb Szwed

Funky Birds,1 Day Workshop, Michele Wise 

CANCELLED Hooked - Bowl Fillers,1 Evening Workshop, Katie Kriner

(SOLD OUT) Fall Pumpkin Buckets - Hook or Punch Needle,1 Evening Workshop, Jenny Smallridge & Jo Wick

(SOLD OUT) Eco Dyeing - Dyeing Naturally,1 Evening Workshop, Ali Strebel

CANCELLED Gallery Talk - Maine – Historic Maine Fiber Art, Artists & Wicked Tales!, Evening Gallery Talk, Kathy Wright


Saturday August 20 Workshops  

Flowering Dogwood - Bloom to Perfection,1 Day Workshop, Linda Powell

(SOLD OUT) Get Your Stitch Fix,1 Day Workshop, Sue Clark

(SOLD OUT) Beautiful Trees,1 Day Workshop, Martha Rosenfeld

Gallery Talk - TBA, Morning GT, Speakers TBA

For the Workshops that are FULL (Sold Out) AFTER November 17, 2021 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.
Click here for amenities and features about our...
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