Annual Quilt Show starts at Sauder Village

Both traditional and modern interpretations of quilts will are represented.

From Tuesday, April 30 through Sunday, May 5, guests from across the country will gather in Archbold for the annual Quilt Show at Sauder Village. Again this year, the talents of quilters from throughout the Midwest will be celebrated with a display of more than 400 quilts, unique quilting demonstrations, shopping, special exhibits, and workshops.

"Our six-day Quilt Show is always a very special way to start our Sauder Village season," shared Jeanette Smith, Director of Sales and Marketing. "This extraordinary event celebrates the rich tradition of quilting while showcasing the fine craftsmanship of quilters from throughout the region."

During the annual Quilt Show at Sauder Village, both traditional and modern interpretations of quilts will be represented. Each year the show is a new experience since once a quilt has been exhibited it cannot be re-entered into the Sauder Village Show. With 23 categories ranging from pieced, appliqué and mixed technique to art, masters, baby, miniatures and youth quilts â?? guests are sure to enjoy browsing the variety of quilts this annual event has to offer.

Other highlights of the popular week include live piano music and quilting demonstrations. Some of the demonstrations will vary by day and may include piecing, needle turn appliqué, hand quilting, wool appliqué, fabric flowers, and paper piecing. There will also be demonstrations of original piecing techniques developed by Gyleen Fitzgerald, guest artist for the 2014 Sauder Village Quilt Show. Guests can enjoy a special exhibit of Masters Class quilts, including three quilts by guest artist Kim Diehl, on the stage in Founderâ??s Hall.

There will be a quilt raffle held for a chance to win a lap quilt. Tickets for the â??Summer Porchâ?? lap quilt are only $1.00 each and proceeds will benefit the Junior Historian Program at Sauder Village.

The Sauder Village Quilt Show runs Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A special "Exhibit Only" admission pass is available for the annual Quilt Show for $10.00. The admission price for the Quilt Show and Historic Village is only $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for students ages 6 to 16 or, a two-day pass is available for $20 for adults. Again this year, children 16 and under are free every Sunday.

For more information about the 37th annual Quilt Show, special workshops or other events planned for the 2013 season at Sauder Village, call 800-590-9755, or visit the Sauder Village website.