Minutes – 2013, April

Minutes of April 22, 2013

The meeting was called to order @ 6:30 p.m. by Rheta Stears.

Nancy Palmershiem
Alice Passe
Mary Johnson
Donna Ohm
$2242.20 plus $108 less $250 balance of $2100.20.
Treasurer’s report was accepted. There are 46 paid members to date.

March minutes were approved.

Barb T. – blankets for the health care center should be about 1 yard by
width of fabric of 45″. They can be made of fleece, flannel, cotton, knitted
or crocheted. There is also a need for 8 to 10 shawls. If you are
interested in this project contact Barb for information.

Jan K. spoke about the upcoming Spring Boutique. Set up is Thursday at
3:00. All slots are filled for working shifts. Be sure to “uniquely” identify
yourself on your price tags (other than just your initials) and reference
it on your inventory sheet along with your name and contact information.
Shut down will not be before 1:30 on Sunday. If you are unable to be there at

Rheta S. postponed the logo contest until May’s meeting. Have your entries
ready to present by then. She guarantees a wonderful prize for the winner.


A watercolor class is being held on Tuesdays at the Eagles Nest in May.
There are five spots left to fill. The cost is $40 for 4 classes. You can

RVAG’s wool group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 1:00. Anyone
interested in any type of wool work is encouraged to come to add their input
as to how this group is to be defined. Come early for lunch!! It was
suggested that since it is May Day everyone should bring some type of
flower/plant/May basket.

Judie S. updated everyone on her sheep sheering. No date has been set. The
sheep need to dry out. Stay tuned for more information.

Jan K. encouraged everyone to enter projects in the state fair this year.
There is information on the counter at the coffee shop on how to submit your

There has been a lot of discussion on how to spend excess funds in RVAG’s
treasury. Please contact any officer either in person, by phone or email,
before our next meeting with your suggestions.
Rheta Stears, co-president, _rmstears@aol.com_ (mailto:rmstears@aol.com)

Evonne Krueger, co-president, _evonda@wabasha.net_

Kathy Arens, treasury, _kathsarens@gmail.com_ (mailto:kathsarens@gmail.com)

Jeani Tentis, secretary, _cjtentis@wabasha.net_

Patti Emerson, co- secretary, _paemer@wabasha.net_

Irene Schultz, program director, _schultzmessages@yahoo.com_

Jan Kasper, program committee, _javajan@hbci.com_ (mailto:javajan@hbci.com)

Barb Tentis, program committee, _beej146@yahoo.com_

Pat Boesel, webmaster, patchworkhills@nelson-tel.net_

Rug hooking meetings are the 2nd Saturday and last Friday starting at
11:00 a.m. each month.

Wool work/stitching group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00.

Material Girls Quilt Group meets the third Thursday of each month at 1:00.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR WEBSITE _www.rivervalleyartsguild.org_
for a list of other upcoming events

Rheta S. shared that she has been sewing clothes for summer. We want to
see them Rheta!!

Jan K. pointed out the oil painting hanging in the shop she did at
Saturday’s art & wine night.

Nancy Z. finished a beautiful knit sweater.

We had a wonderful program by Erin Designs Silk. Erin accommodated all of
us and we were all able to dye a silk scarf. Everyone had a wonderful time
with beautiful results. Thank you Erin!! Be sure to look at all the photos
on your website _www.rivervalleyartsguild.org_
or “friend” River Valley Arts Guild on Facebook.

Submitted by Patti Emerson


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