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Display 400+ Quilts At 32nd Annual Sauder Village Show

Suzie Rupp, left, and Linda Stuckey, Archbold, sort through a few of more than 400 quilts to be displayed during the 32nd Sauder Village quilt show. It opened yesterday, Tuesday, and runs through Sunday, May 4.- photo by David Pugh    Suzie Rupp, left, and Linda Stuckey, Archbold, sort through a few of more than 400 quilts to be displayed during the 32nd Sauder Village quilt show. It opened yesterday, Tuesday, and runs through Sunday, May 4.- photo by David Pugh Sauder Village opened its 32nd annual quilt show and the 2008 season, yesterday, Tuesday, April 29.

Linda Rufenacht, manager of the Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop within the village, said last year, the six-day event brought nearly 5,300 guests to see the 400-plus quilts on display in Founder's Hall.

"It is one of the biggest events of the season," she said.

"Our quilt show is one of the largest and most respected shows in the region. Quilts in the show come from all over Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. We have also shown quilts from as far away as the state of Washington, and even a few international quilts.

"Our judges are certified by the National Quilting Association," she said.

"There is a certain amount of prestige in having a quilt shown at Sauder Village, and each year, we need to close registrations early because the show is filled to capacity," Rufenacht said.

The show also features demonstrations, workshops, and lectures. Demonstrations include hand quilting, appliqué, making yo-yos, piecing, curved piecing, broderie perse, and sewing custom clothing.

During the week, antique quilts will be on display in historic village homes.

The quilt show runs through Sunday, May 4.

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