RIVER VALLEY ARTS GUILD MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES –5/18/2015
CALL TO ORDER: at 6:35 pm at the Eagles Nest Coffee House by Nancy Z.
MEMBERS PRESENT: 15. No new members tonight.
TREASURER’S REPORT: On Hand: $1534.00. Expenditures: None. Deposits: None. Balance as of 5/18/2015 is $1534.00. 50 paid members.
SECRETARY’S REPORT: April 2015 minutes approved by all.
Boutique—more to come… sign ups, etc. Put the date on your calendar: July 24 -25-26 during River Boat Days. We need vendors and workers!!
MN State quilt show in Duluth–Jan still has rooms available.
Shepherds Harvest – Nancy Z went and said it was not too busy Sun; but was busy on Saturday.
RVAG SUBGROUP UPDATES
MATERIAL GIRLS: No Report
WILD WOOLIE WOMEN: Sew in to make Xmas tree skirt or table topper. Hexagon
HOOKERS: No Report
Reminder that next RVAG meeting will be Monday, June 22. Social at 6 pm, meeting starts at 6:30 and program at 7 pm. Program by Kate Halvorsen—Book Art & the Creative Process.
June 28 – Hudson WI, Wool Class. Crimson Tweed – Sue Spargo. Class $90 & Book $25. Dates are 6/28, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15.
AUGUST – State Fair. Anyone interested in getting a group together?
SHOW AND TELL
Barb B knit an entrelac turban from her hand dyed yarn…looks like it’s woven; a beautiful pattern! She also joined in a Ravelry Knit-a-long w/6000 other participants. Her mystery knit project with the group produced the cutest little knit Mississippi River Rat.
Cookie L – Sewed red, white, and blue pillows…very nice.
ONGOING BUSINESS REMINDERS
WEB INFO: www.rivervalleyartsguild.org Members Only Section password is: 2015buttons
A wonderful display of mixed medial art dolls were presented by Ann Rehbein. She is a self-taught artist. She started crafting the dolls with thrift store fabric and has grown in her use of fabrics and materials. There were several fascinating dolls, including a mermaid. She used twigs for arms and legs. She does some wet felting and needle felting for adorning. She uses burlap and paints it. Especially beautiful were her one-of-a-kind polymer clay heads! The faces were so expressive and paints were used to accentuate them. All were so amazing and inspiring!! Thank you Ann!!
ADJOURN: Motion made and passed
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: Pam Christopherson, Secretary