Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The 20th Sauder Rug Show

Where to start?!  Another amazing week at Sauder Village! I have been coming since the beginning, all 20 years and it just seems to get better and better. There were several discussions throughout the week at how the world of rug hooking has changed since this show started. So much more color, use of different techniques, and fibers. The things that make my heart sing!  800 rugs hung plus the ones in the vendors booths, and the special exhibits were great!

A shout out to Jenny Rupp who had the vision to start this show, Kathy Wright and all her helpers who work endless hours to pull this show, workshops, and classes together, Sue Link and all the other workers and volunteers from Sauder Village who do all they can to make our stay a good one, and Deb Smith of Rug Hooking Magazine that brings us Celebrations and keeps the the word out about this art form.

This year was even more special for me because my kids and grandkids came to see the show and share in the Sauder Village experience. They loved it!

Enjoy the pics, and put it on your calendar for next year, you will not be disappointed! Aug. 15-19, 2017


  1. Wow! These are all gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them!!!

  2. This show is on my bucket list! Amazing, thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh my stars..... Love them all, but that red horse😝

    1. I will never get to this show, and can't thank you enough for sharing. The creative talent is mind boggling. I am in awe of each creation for different reasons, as a quilter first then a punch needle, then rug hooking, I can never wrap my head around the fact that we all do similar creations in such different mediums. It's just great.

  4. WOW! WOW! Thanks so much for sharing. As a beginning hooker, it's so fun to see where creativity and curiosity can lead: to beautiful, whimsical, wonderful art!! I'm so glad I've joined the stream. I'm already designing my own rug mugs (with larger projects in mind). Do I get to retire from my day job and hook all day and night soon? HA!

  5. My mind is boggled! A friend just returned here to Utah after attending - I can't wait to see her photos too!

  6. the talent+beauty leaves me buzzfuzzled! Amazing!