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Monday, March 2, 2015

Heritage Shop Workday Planned on March 10

Attention all knitters, quilters, woodworkers, basket makers, rug hookers (or anyone who is creative or just wants to have fun!!) We are currently seeking creative people to help make handcrafted items for our Heritage Shop at Sauder Village.

Interested in getting involved? Join us on Tuesday, March10 for an opportunity to help make items for the shop and have fellowship with others who like to be creative!

A variety of projects will be available for people to help with from 1 – 4 p.m. in the Village CafĂ©.  The Heritage Shop Workday will give knitters an opportunity to make hats and headbands. Worsted weight yarn and a pattern will be available for people to use – just bring a size 8 – 17 inch Circular Needles and Size 8 Double Pointed Needles. If you are not a knitter there are still opportunities to get involved as another creative project will also be available.

The Heritage Shop features handmade exclusives made by friends of Sauder Village. Located in the lobby of the Welcome Center, all merchandise in the Heritage Shop is handcrafted and donated by people who care about the cultural and educational mission of Sauder Village. Items donated to the Heritage Shop are unique and go through a juried selection process. Donated items have been quilted, carved, painted, knitted, crocheted, hooked, woven, mixed media or fashioned in some other traditional method. Modern interpretations of traditional crafts are welcome and encouraged.

The Heritage Shop has been an excellent way for people to help support the mission of Sauder Village – either by donating a handcrafted item or by making a purchase from the shop. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, Sauder Village depends on gifts of time, talent and finances to help sustain our mission. Donating a handcrafted item to the Heritage Shop or participating in the Heritage Shop Workday are great ways to help support our efforts to keep costumed interpreters in our historic buildings, develop school programs, create new exhibits and provide hands-on demonstrations for guests to enjoy.

Interested in attending the Heritage Shop Workday or have an item you would like to donate to the shop? Contact Debbi Russell at 800.590.9755 or e-mail her at drussell@saudervillage.org

Want to learn more about the importance of supporting non-profit Sauder Village? View this short video featuring Maynard and Myrl Sauder about the community’s role in supporting non-profit Sauder Village. We hope you'll get involved!