Minutes-2016, March


CALL TO ORDER:  at 6:20 p.m. at the Eagles Nest Coffee House by Nancy Z., President

MEMBERS PRESENT:  11.  We have 3 new members.  Please welcome Rhonda Whalen, Sue Eggenberger and Sally Bystrom.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  On Hand:  $1,296.78.  Expenditures: $50.00.  Deposits:  $24.00.  Balance as of 3/28/15 is $1,246.78.  32 paid members.

SECRETARY’S REPORT:  February 22, 2016 minutes approved as corrected.


We currently have only 32 paid members.  There are about 60 members currently listed on our membership.  Please contact Karen as soon as possible to update your membership. We are hoping to finalize our membership list by the April meeting.  You may contact her at 612-770-1162 or by e-mail kmharris90@me.com.

We are still in need of programs for June, July, August and October.  Please contact a board member if you have any suggestions.  Barb B. will be contacting Sarah Mallers of Maiden Rock for a presentation on Cloth Doll making.

After all the votes were compiled from last month the Community Project that was selected for this year is Friday Under the Bridge make and take.  The Community Projects receiving the next highest votes were a t-shirt rug for an animal shelter and bean bag chairs for the Children Library in Lake City.  We will need a person to chair this year’s Community Project.  Please contact a board member if you are interested.  There was discussion as to whether we should do this event for one or more nights.  It was suggested that we just do it once and if the interest was there we could always expand it.  Barb B. will contact RJAC to check on dates and a possible list of entertainment so that we could coordinate our make and take project with the entertainment group.  Angela showed a firework art project which used toilet paper rolls & paint to create a picture as a possible make and take.  It was decided this would probably not work because of the drying time of the paint. Barb B. showed a t-shirt bag as a possible make and take.  This project only took 15-20 minutes to complete and it was felt that we may be able to get t-shirts from the Common Closet.  Please bring any ideas you may have to the next meeting with a sample so that a make and take project can be selected for Friday Under the Bridge.

Anyone who had originally signed up for the Rug Braiding Class needs to confirm with Julene by April 6.  If there is anyone else interested in taking this class please let the Board know as soon as possible so that they may be either included in the April 16 class or another date can be set for a class depending on the interest.

As soon as the membership list is completed a new password will be sent out for the WEB site.  A suggested new password was to just have RVAG.


In order for us to have a Fall Boutique, we will need to have a Chair Person.  Please let a board member know if you are interested as soon as possible.



Meet the third Thursday of every month.


Meet the first Wednesday of every month.


Meet every Friday.


Meet the third Tuesday of every month.


Pat Boesel from the Hooker subgroup announced that Paulette would be having Rug Hooking at the Coffee Shop April 3 and 4.  There would be a Vender show in Owatonna at the Holiday Inn on April 9.  The Rug Hooking Guild of Wisconsin would be having the 2016 Hook-In on Thursday September 22, at the Spencer Lake Christian Center in Waupaca, WI.  Pat will also begin selling wool from her home.  Please contact her if you are looking for wool for your projects.

Reminder that our next meeting will be Monday, April 25, 2016


Sue showed a child’s chair with a rug hooked with yarn seat.  Judith was working on socks with two to three colors using Fair Isle knitting a Nordic tradition.  Barb B. showed mosaic knitting and had made some cowls for her kittens.  Irene showed a jelly roll quilt and a flannel quilt that she had completed.  Both were hand quilted.  She was also wearing a knitted sweater that she had made.


Brian Hovey from the Cabbage Patch Garden Center showed the process of creating fairy and miniature gardens.  He discussed the selection of containers, the accessories that were available and the different plants that could be used for different purposes along with the type of potting soil to use.


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

ADJOURN:   A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY:  Linda Kuisle, Co-Secretary