Register Now for Sauder Village Quilt Show School and Workshops
ARCHBOLD – Recognized as one of the finest quilting events in the Midwest, the 45th annual Sauder Village Quilt Show will be a spectacular celebration of creativity and fine craftsmanship. Quilters are encouraged to register now to submit a quilt at the exhibit and to attend the remarkable Quilt Show, popular school event and workshops scheduled for May 4-7 at Sauder Village.
Guests can pre-register to attend Sauder’s Village School – a day of education, inspiration and fun! Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or a novice, you’ll have a lot to learn from guest speakers Lisa Bongean and Mary Zesiger. Moda fabric designer and owner of Primitive Gatherings, Lisa Bongean will share how she uses antique quilts to inspire her fabric designs and patterns. After a delicious lunch of soup and salad, Mary Zesiger, a National Association of Certified Quilt Judges, will present a 3-part session on preparing a quilt for competition. She will discuss the importance of creating labels, choosing batting, and how to tie quilts! The $59 school registration fee includes lunch and quilting programs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. Pre-registration is required for the school day event.
Special guest artist Lisa Bongean will also be offering two quilt workshops during Quilt Show week. Scheduled workshops include “Friendship Rose Mini Quilt” (sold out but waiting list available) on May 4 and a “Fall Harvest Wall Décor Workshop” on May 5. Workshop descriptions, fees, supply lists and registration details are available online. Class sizes are limited, so be sure to register early.
In addition to registering for the Schoolhouse event or a quilt workshop, quilters are also encouraged to register a quilt for display at the 2022 show. The quilt registration deadline is April 18. Online registration is also available for quilt evaluations. Quilt evaluations will be conducted by Donna L. Kooistra, AQS Certified Quilt and Textile Evaluator, on Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6. Pre-registration is preferred for the quilt assessment. Registration for the school, workshops, quilt show and assessments can be found on the Sauder Village website at https://saudervillage.org/quilt-show
The Sauder Village Quilt Show features an amazing main exhibit, special exhibits, hand quilts and demonstrations showcasing the latest tools, patterns and techniques. The Quilt Exhibit in Founder’s Hall is expected to feature more than 300 quilts on full-length display in categories ranging from Pieces, Appliques and Mixed Media to Art and Innovation, Babies, Miniatures and Youth . Special exhibits include ‘Garden State of Mind – Hoffman Challenge’, ‘Hand Quilting Legacy’ and ‘Winter Traditions Quilt Challenge’.
Plan to attend one of the most respected and popular quilting events in the Midwest! Take the time now to sign up for classes, make group reservations for a quilting guild or church group visit, or invite a few friends over for a fun day trip to the village of Sauder.
The Sauder Village Quilt Show runs May 4-7 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A special “Exhibition Only” pass is available for the annual Quilt Show for $15. Admission to the Quilt Show and Historic Village is only $22.00 for adults and $16. for students aged 6 to 16. A two-day pass is available for $30 for adults.
For more information about the 45th Annual Quilt Show, special workshops or other special events planned for the 2022 season at Sauder Village, call 800-590-9755, visit www.saudervillage.org or follow Sauder Village on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.