Minutes-2015, May

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.

OLD BUSINESS

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

PROGRAM

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

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