Rug Hooking week at Sauder Village. We will be there, Will You?

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~Quick note : 2014  Heavens To Betsy traveling calender booked
2015/2016  teaching-vending Calender booking quickly. If you would like to schedule Betsy to come teach or Heavens to Betsy to vend at your Hook-in, Event or show, Please contact Betsy at  to see if those dates are available.~

Are you joining the thousands of Fiber Artists from around the U.S. that are coming to
Rug Hooking Week
Historic Sauder Village ?

As mom always says: If it is 12 hours or less, It’s a day trip!

Kathy Wright
Director of Rug Hooking Week

If your group is interested in attending, if you have an inspiring idea or exhibit suggestion, or if you are interested in teaching, vending, book signings, etc.
please contact Kathy at: or (513) 757-4144.

for more info on Sauder Village Please go to  THE WEBSITE BY CLICKING here

Workshops, Vendors, Exhibits but that’s not all !


The Annual Rug Hooking Week Retreat is held in the beautiful Sauder Heritage Inn, the ideal setting for these special classes where you will be inspired, expand your knowledge and enrich your skills. An easy walk from the retreat site allows you to enjoy Historic Sauder Village, the Rug Exhibit and Vendors in Founder’s Hall, the Barn Restaurant, the Doughbox Bakery and the Sauder Store & Outlet during your stay.

Your Retreat Package includes…
Multiple days of rug hooking study with a select teacher. Click here for Retreat Instructors listing and descriptions of their specialties.
Opening reception, including a meal on Monday evening after check-in.
Private preview of the Rug Exhibit before the show opens to the public.
Early Shopping with rug vendors during the Private Preview.
Daily door prizes.
“Show & Tell” to share your project with others in the Retreat.
“Hook In” on Friday night is a great opportunity to meet other attendees and hook into the night.

Complimentary admission into the Rug Exhibit and entire Historic Village through Friday, allowing you the flexibility after class or during a break to see the show or do some shopping. Admission on Saturday into the Exhibit, Vendors, and Historic Village will require the purchase of an admission ticket, unless you have a rug on display in the exhibit.


Wednesday, August 13 Workshops

“Basic Rug Hooking for Beginners” Workshop with Jill Holmes
“Dyeing Yarn & Roving” Workshop with Nola Heidbreder
“Featured Exhibit: Grenfell Mats – Silk Stocking Mats & Mores” Gallery Talk and Slide Show with Paula Laverty
“Felted Eye Glass Case” Workshop with Alice Strebel

Thursday, August 14 Workshops

“Heart Filled” Workshop with Alice Strebel

“Selecting the BEST Finishing Technique” Workshop with Susan Feller

“Dyeing Wool for Backgrounds & Skies” Workshop with Nola Heidbreder
“Discover Punchneedle” Workshop with Teresa Kogut
“Exhibits: Folklife Rugs & Knipe Collection” Gallery Talk Workshop with Norma Batastini & Judy Knipe

Friday, August 15 Workshops

“Wide & Curly” Workshop with Dianne Kelly
“Texture” Workshop with Nola Heidbreder
“Featured Exhibit: Grenfell Mats – Silk Stocking Mats & Mores” Gallery Talk and Slide Show with Paula Laverty
2-Day Workshop – Friday & Saturday

“Special Color Palette Rugs – Be a Color Schemer” Workshop with Donna Hrkman

Saturday, August 16 Workshops

“Quilters have a “needle case”, Hooker’s need a “hook holder”” Workshop with Maria Barton
“Toe Warmers – Wool Applique Slippers” Workshop with Maggie Bonanomi
“King of the Coverlets” Workshop with Barbara Carroll
“Personalized Folk Art Mat – Inspired by Harriet Powers & Granny Donaldson” Workshop with Evelyn Lawrence
“Getting Creative with Special Stitches” Workshop with Laura Pierce
“9 Loop Braided Center Pin or Insert Into Hooking” Workshop with Kris McDermet
“Simple Dye Techniques” Workshop with Jon Ciemiewicz

Alice Strebel Designs for Kindred Spirits – Dayton, OH
visit their website at
Bee Line Company – Bettendorf, IA
(formerly Townsend Industries)

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Dorr Mill Store – Guild, NH
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Gary Simmons – Independence, MO
visit his Facebook page Gary the Silversmith
Going Gray – Rochester, MN
visit their website at
Heavens to Betsy – Claverack, NY
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Let Nola Do It – St. Louis, MO
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National Museum of the American Coverlet – Bedford, PA
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Nifty Thrifty Dry Goods – Barrington, RI
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Northwoods Wool – Cumberland, WI
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Ruckman Mill Farm – Augusta, WV
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Rug Hooking Magazine – Mechanicsburg, PA

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Teresa Kogut – Otisville, MI
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The Wool Studio – Sinking Spring, PA
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Meet & Greet: A chance to meet authors, publishers, designers, groups, & guilds. See our Schedule (Wed-Sat) for more information.

Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village is a time for thousands of rug hooking enthusiasts & visitors to view the nearly 600 exhibit rugs and 200 vendor rugs on display, learn at a wide variety of classes for all levels, network with other fiber artists, and shop with over a dozen amazing vendors. Be sure to sign up on our mailing list & Facebook page to receive updates throughout the year. Keep an eye on our schedule so you don’t miss a thing!We have another amazing & inspiring Rug Hooking Week planned for you; here are just a few highlights…

Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village

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Featured & Special Exhibits…American Woven Coverlets & Hooked Rugs, Folklife Rugs, Grenfell Mats, & Knipe Collection. Exhibits will feature contemporary and historic works. Special classes & gallery talks will be offered for these exhibits. Bring your own American Woven Coverlets & Grenfell Mats for evaluation.

Dyeing… We have a strong focus on dyeing this year with classes and a New Invitational Dye Challenge, “From the Dye Pot”.

Meet & Greet… An opportunity to meet the authors, designers and organizations.

Be sure to register early as classes fill quickly. Stay an extra day to see the historic Village.

See you in August!

Kathy Wright, Director of Rug Hooking Week

(If your group is interested in attending, if you have an inspiring idea or exhibit suggestion, or if you are interested in teaching, vending, book signings, etc. please contact me: or (513) 757-4144.


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