Minutes-2019, February

RVAG MONTHLY MEETING   3/4/19   (February meeting was rescheduled because of weather)

MEMBERS PRESENT:  11          New members:  0

TREASURER’S REPORT:  On Hand: $1,131.98      Expenditures: $46.00     Deposits: $    Balance as of   is $1,085.98


~Dues…33 members are currently paid up

~New member/mentor signup sheet was passed around. No new members.

~Your Art Challenge was determined by vote and next month we will each draw a color to be used in our project.

~Katherine is still waiting to hear from the Hope Coalition to see what items we could make. The plan would be to put items together at the November meeting so that they could be given to people in December.

~Boutique Survey…the majority voted to keep the same weekend in November if possible. There was discussion about a possible new venue as well as checking with the UCC Church. A group is being formed to work on detailed planning for next year’s Boutique.

~Following the business meeting, members were encouraged to make a new name tag or make some ‘guest’ name tags. Katherine brought in a framed collage made out of a candy ad and pieces cut from magazines and members also had the option of making that.


~Artists on Main Street Workshop is happening in Wabasha on April 11th. Members were asked to consider this opportunity as either an individual or group. The theme is ‘placemaking’ and includes any type of art which promotes health, happiness and/or well-being. It offers the opportunity to be part of a unique artistic program within our community. In order to submit an idea, the individual or one person from the group needs to attend the workshop.

~Future programming…members agreed to have one of the future meeting dates be one where you plan to bring your project and work on it and get to know other members. Other ideas suggested were canvas & paint, spinning & weaving, barn board quilt painting and field trips such as to an art show.



Material Girls:  They meet on the 3rd Thursday and their next meeting will be on 3/21 at 1 pm. They’re working on a two-colored quilt item and looking forward to spring retreats.

Wild Wooly Women:  Their next meeting will be on Wednesday, 3/6, at 2 pm. People are busy working on the pumpkin and bertie quilts. Jan showed plans for a quilt which she calls Jan’s Crazy Project.

Hookers:  They meet on Fridays at 11:00 and people are finishing up on current projects and starting new ones.

Punch Needle:  They meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:30 and they invite others to come and learn and join them in this fun handiwork.


Reminder that our next meeting will be on Monday, March 25th.


Sally B. showed us her knitted kitten complete with 2 dresses one which she displayed on a handmade miniature hangar.

Nancy Z. showed us the socks she has knitted this year as she challenges herself to learn something new with each pair.

Carol W. brought her completed bag which was her first rug hooking project.

Kris. G. came with multiple spring items she has created with stamping, stitching and applique.

Sue E. was wearing a warm scarf she had recently woven and trimmed with fun fur along with some needle-felted items.

Barb T. brought bowls made with material covered cord and a little girl’s dress which she sewed for a grandchild.

Irene showed us 1 quilt top and her 2 completed quilts, one with embroidered blocks.

PROGRAM:   Vintage/Speciality Show & Tell

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 pm.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Carol Weisz.

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