44th annual Quilt Show opens 2021 season at Sauder Village

ARCHBOLD — Recognized as one of the top quilting events in the
Midwest, the 44th Annual Sauder Village Quilt Show will once again be a
spectacular celebration of creativity and fine craftsmanship. From
Thursday, May 6 through Saturday, May 8, this popular Quilt Show will
feature hundreds of quilts, special exhibits, creative demonstrations,
and unique shopping – all near the charming setting of Historic Sauder

During this 3-day event, hundreds of quilters will share
their talents as both traditional and modern interpretations of quilts
are on display in Founder’s Hall. Each year the show is a new experience
since once a quilt has been exhibited, it cannot be entered into the
Sauder Village Show again. With categories ranging from pieced,
appliqué, and mixed media to art & innovative, masters, baby,
miniatures and youth – guests are sure to enjoy browsing the variety of
quilts this special event has to offer.

“For the past 44 years the
Sauder Village Quilt Show has celebrated the rich tradition of quilting
while showcasing the creativity of quilters from throughout the
region,” shared Kim Krieger, Media Relations Manager. “In addition to
the main quilt exhibit, guests can also enjoy a variety of special
exhibits, creative demonstrations, quilt-themed activities in the
Historic Village, and shopping at Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop!”

unique exhibits have been planned for the 3-day event at Sauder
Village. The “Artistic Diversity Challenge” will feature quilts shared
by the Michigan-based Knot Even Quilters Guild, and the “Fusion
Challenge” will showcase quilts entered by an art quilt group from
Jackson, MI. Another show highlight will be the 1920s themed Sauder
Village Quilt Challenge, “Adoration of Amelia”. From housewife to
flapper, quilters have created their interpretation of the woman of the
1920s! There will also be a special exhibit in the lobby of Founder’s
Hall featuring vintage sewing machines and antique quilts from the
Sauder Village collection.

Throughout the Quilt Show there will be
a variety of quilting demonstrations in Founder’s Hall. Guests will
have an opportunity to learn about hand applique, disappearing
half-square triangles, kitty cornered blocks, and machine applique.
Certified Quilt Appraiser Donna L Kooistra will also be at the show to
appraise quilts for insurance replacement value, fair market value, and
donation value. Quilt appraisals will be done by appointments or by
walk-in on Thursday, May 6 from 10 am – 4 pm and Friday, May 7 from
12:30 – 2 p.m., and by appointment only on Saturday.

The rich
tradition of quilting will also be shared throughout the Historic
Village. The “Welcome to our Quilt Story” program will share the history
of quilting at historic homes throughout the Village. There will also
be a quilt-themed storybook adventure for children each day at 1:30 p.m.
Guests will be encouraged to explore the Historic Village to visit the
community shops, farms, and gardens. Guests can also watch the many
craftsmen at work including the glassblower, potter, cooper, weaver,
spinner, blacksmith and many others! The new 1920s Main Street is sure
to be a favorite stop at the Village again this year. Guests can explore
buildings along the new 1920s Main Street including a theater, candy
shop, bank, barbershop, fire station and soda fountain!

The Sauder
Village Quilt Show runs Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. –
5:00 p.m. New this year, a special “Opening Week Admission Deal” is
being offered May 6-8 with a single-day ticket fee of only $15.00 for
adults and $10.00 for students. This price includes admission to the
Historic Village and the Quilt Show in Founder’s Hall. The number of
guests in Founder’s Hall will be monitored and if the exhibit is full at
time of arrival, guests will be encouraged to visit the Historic

Sauder Village is located at 22611 State Route 2 in
Archbold – just minutes from Exit 25 of the Ohio Turnpike. Throughout
May, the Historic Village is open Thursday through Saturday from 10
a.m.-5 p.m. Regular season admission is $20 for adults, $14 for students
(6-16), and free for members and children 5 and under. From June 2
through the end of October, the Historic Village will be open Wednesday
through Saturday.

More information about the 44th Annual Quilt
Show, safety practices, and answers to frequently asked questions are
available on the Sauder Village website. For details about planning a
memorable Sauder Village getaway call 800.590.9755, visit the Sauder
Village website at www.saudervillage.org, like us on Facebook, or follow
us on Twitter and Instagram.

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