Minutes – 2015, June


CALL TO ORDER: at 6:30pm at the Eagles Nest Coffee House by Mary, President.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Sorry, forgot to count! New members: None.
Judy Burfiend brought 2 guests: Deb Anderson and Carol Berg.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Barb B not able to attend. She will provide the report at a later date.

SECRETARY’S REPORT: April 2015 minutes motion to approve by Barb T; all agreed.

RVAG Boutique sale is July 24-26. There are sign-up sheets to volunteer your time or talents at the ENCH. We still need members to sign up as venders and workers. We need 3-4 workers per shift. Opening times are 8 – 4 Friday and Saturday and 8 – 2 on Sunday. We will set up on July 23rd about 3 pm; it goes up very quickly so have your items for sale there before 3 pm. Every item must have a sale tag, even multiple items of the same thing and at the same price. Mark all your sale tags with a unique symbol, example: sun. Bird, dog, etc. Put the symbol and an inventory number on a removable tag on each item for sale. Make an inventory list showing each item’s inventory number and a short description of the item you are selling.


October 2-4 is Socktoberfest in Osage, IA. Possible stops at a Quilt shop, Debbie’s Quilts and Gifts and a wool shop, Ewe and I.

Jean Mott is a wood carver who lives in Nelson, WI. She is teaching wood carving classes at the ENCH beginning July 20 and continuing on 7/27th, Aug 3rd & 10th from 2-4pm. The cost for 4 classes is $5 each; $20 payable at 1st class. Bring leather or filet glove, limited to 8.

Barb Schintz Day –Barb was a material girl who passed away. The Material Girls and others have finished many projects that she had at home; some were partially done and some were not even started. The finished articles will be hung at ENCH and then the family will decide what is to be done with them. The show will be Aug 22nd from 2-4 pm. Bring bars and cookies if you are able for the open house; ENCH will supply coffee and tea. Need volunteers at 11 am to set up; sign-up sheets are at ENCH.


MATERIAL GIRLS: Went to the Duluth quilt show. They had good weather and spent time outside in am & pm. Quilt show was good. They made stops in Rice Lake & Spooner at wool and quilt shops.

WILD WOOLIE WOMEN: Nothing to report

HOOKERS: Nothing to report.


Remember that our next monthly meeting will be Monday, July 27th. We will meet at Beach Park at 5:30pm. We’ll have a pot luck picnic and Barb T & Patti E will plan the event. Please bring your own beverage and a dish to pass.


Donna R – Pillowcases for service men.
Gail – Wool punched chair pad.
Nary – Zippered bags for trip to Tanzania.


Madison, WI Quilt show happens Sep 10-12. It’s a wonderful show think about going.

WEB INFO: http://www.rivervalleyartsguild.org Members Only Section password is: 2015buttons

QUILT & MORE AT EAGLES NEST COFFEE HOUSE – If you haven’t noticed, Jan has a wonderful supply of patterns for needlepoint, wool work, quilts, and rug hooking. She also has a nice supply of books, thread, jelly rolls, yardage, Sue Spargo velvet fabric, Valdoni thread, Missouri Star pattern books, magazines, clothesline, fiber packages, charm packets, large squares of layer cake fabric and probably more that I haven’t mentioned. Take a walk to the back of the coffee house and check out all the wonderful items that are back there for sale! What a treat to have all these items in Wabasha. Be sure to support all your Wabasha small businesses and show them how much we appreciate them. THANK YOU JAN!


Kate gave us lots of information and a history of her creative life. She started writing books at an early age. She has explored her artistic self by writing books and cook books, making book ends, painting, making travel journals, writing poetry, making mixed media art, and much more. She uses photos, watercolor paintings, old books, scrapbooks, and other media in a multitude of ways to create her art.
Some tips she gives for other artists:
-Read the book, “The Artist’s Way.” It will help you with a timeline and management.
-Use your mind to create something new every day.
-Don’t be afraid to go on to the “next thing.”
-Date your work.
– Don’t compare yourself to anyone.
– Follow/create your own vision.
Kate shared many of her art books, paintings, poetry, advice, and so much more. I think we would all agree with her statement: “When does a hobby become art? When you kick it up a notch and are willing to share it!”
Thanks Kate for a fun and informative presentation!

ADJOURN: Motion made by Linda B and Bev R.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: Pam Christopherson, Secretary.

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