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Threads of Tradition

Threads of Tradition

Top Quilt Shop in the region!

Threads of Tradition, the Quilt Shop at Historic Sauder Village, celebrates the rich heritage of quilting that has been handed down to us and actively encourages the growth and development of this heritage art form. While we love the antique and classic quilts, we also enjoy working with modern designers’ fabrics and patterns. Visit our shop and you'll see hundreds of quilt samples in a wide variety of styles; we intentionally challenge our staff and teachers to try new things in an attempt to provide options for every taste and style of quilting. In addition to quilt designs, sewists looking for boutique-style bags will find a good selection of patterns for children and women’s fashion accessories.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to assist the quilt and sewing enthusiast in making selections from over 3,500 bolts of top-quality cotton fabric, which covers the full spectrum of reproductions, baby and children’s fabrics, novelties, contemporary and batiks. Along with our vast array of cotton fabric, we also carry flannel, canvas and wool. You will also find an ever-changing variety of books, patterns, notions and gift items including handbags by Stephanie Dawn.

Our spacious, well-lit shop features over 3,000-square feet of space devoted to displaying many quilt samples, kits and everything needed to make the quilt or sewing project of your dreams. Whether you are shopping for a specific project, looking for inspiration or just need a fabric “fix,” stop in often for a visit with our staff and to see what's new. We're always glad to see you and enjoy seeing your latest fabric creations.

Browse through our shop to see samples of current classes or chat with our volunteer quilters who demonstrate hand-quilting skills most weekdays throughout the year. Although Threads of Tradition is located inside the Historic Village, we are open year-round and there is never an admission fee to shop. During the Historic Village open season, simply request a shopper’s pass at the Admissions Desk and come out to visit us! Or, better yet, purchase an annual membership to Sauder Village which includes free admission to the Village and all festivals, including the Sauder Village Quilt Show, for one full year as well as a 10% members discount in all the Village retail shops, classes and retreats.


March Quilter's Retreat: follow this link for more info- March Quilter's Retreat

OHMI SHOP HOP : New dates!  Thursday - Saturday, June 18-20  
follow this link for more info - Special events & sales

Winter Classes listed here: Quilting, Sewing & Painting Classes


Summer Moon Block of the Month Quilting Class1st Monday of each month, starting November 4, 2019

10:30 am -12:00 pm or 5:30-7:00 pm.
Follow this link for more information: Monthly Programs

Saturday Sampler 2020Started January 11 but you can join in any time. Follow this link for more details: Saturday Sampler

For additional ongoing classes follow this link: ONGOING CLASSES

Sauder Village Classes are available for beginners as well as accomplished quilters. Dedicated teachers provide learning experiences in a large variety of quilting skills. Call or e-mail us at to have your name added to our mailing list and check our website often for details. Click here for a current class listing.

Create-a-Class Available: Our teachers often wish that they knew what students most want to learn. So, if you see something in the shop or have a particular quilting skill that you really want to learn, talk to your quilting friends, gather together a group of at least four people and we'll attempt to set up a class for you as soon as possible! Take us up on this opportunity to create the class that you would like to see us offer! E-mail us at

Lorraine-McNeil-Quilt-Shop-Manager Volunteers-quilting Fabric Quilt Shop

Winter Hours (December - February):
Monday–Friday 10 am–5 pm
Saturday 10 am-3 pm
Closed Sunday

Summer Hours:
Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm - March - November
Sunday noon–4 pm - May - October


Located in Historic Sauder Village, across the Village Green - accessible to everyone. During the Historic Village season if you do not have an admissions ticket you can ask for a Shopper's Pass & flyer. (The Shopper's Pass is for specific retail shops only and does not allow access to any other buildings or shops within the Historic Village.)

Contact Us:
Phone: 800.590.9755 or direct line 419.445.9610
Fax: 419.445.5251


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