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ARCHBOLD – Members of the Northwest Ohio Rug Hookrafters Guild recently donated a special rug to Sauder Village in celebration of the Guild’s 40th Anniversary.

The “Brandon Barnyard” rug was presented to Debbie Sauder David by guild members and will be on permanent display at the Sauder Heritage Inn. This special rug had a dual purpose – to celebrate the guild’s 40th anniversary and also to thank Sauder Village for their steady and continuous support of the art and craft of rug hooking.

“We are so pleased to accept this very special gift from such a talented group of rug hookers,” shared Debbie Sauder David, Sauder Village President and CEO. “This hand-crafted rug represents hours of hard work and creativity and will be a treasured addition to the unique décor at our Sauder Heritage Inn.”

More than 20 guild members spent nearly 80 hours this past year to complete the hooked rug. The rug design and color pattern were donated by Barbara Carroll of the Woolley Fox, Ligonier, PA. Ms. Carroll is a well-known primitive rug hooker, designer and author.



Group members involved with the creation of this rug include: Lisa Allomong, Carla Allshouse, Janine Davis, Jan DenHerder, Liz Eberle, Eilene Eis, Ann Furrow, Anita Hawkins, Charlene Hess, Cindy Kiacz, Julie Klinger, Rebecca Landin, Thelma Lehman, Norma Lusk, Sheryl McCoy, Mary McMasters, Lori Neff, Susan Pasterz, Barbara Rosonowski, Pam Sanford, Susan Schmunk and Rose Tadsen.

The Northwest Ohio Rug Hookrafters Guild meets monthly at various locations depending on the program. There are currently 30 members from throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeastern Michigan. The group gathers monthly to share ideas, hook rugs and fellowship. The very active guild plays an important role in Rug Hooking Week each year at Sauder Village by contributing rugs to the exhibit, volunteering, offering a guild dinner and outstanding support and attendance.

“We want to thank members of the guild for their ongoing support of our Sauder Village Rug Hooking event and congratulate this tremendous group of ladies on such a special anniversary,” shared Jeanette Smith, Sauder Village director of sales & marketing. “We appreciate all of the help they have provided us through the years and look forward to their involvement with our 18th annual Rug Hooking event in 2014!”

For more information about the Northwest Ohio Rug Hookrafters Guild contact Julie Klinger, president, at 419.924.253 or Rebecca Landin at rugs.rlandin@gmail.com For more information about Sauder Village, how to get involved, or opportunities to support this non-profit organization call 419.446.2541 or 800.590.9755. Information is also available online at www.saudervillage.org.