Minutes-2017, March

RIVER VALLY ARTS GUILD MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES 3/27/17

CALL TO ORDER:  at 6:30 pm at Eagles Nest Coffee House by Ione Timm, President

MEMBERS PRESENT:  17.  New members  0 ; Guest: Clarise Smith from Mpls., Nancy Falcom from Wabasha, and Jeanette Scholtes, past member from Wabasha

TREASURER’S REPORT:  On Hand: $922.45.  Expenditures: $0.  Deposits: $48.00.  Balance as of March 20 is $970.45.  47 paid members.

SECRETARY’S REPORT:  March 27, 2017 minutes approved as submitted.

OLD BUSINESS:

”Art in Your Heart” challenge – “The Heart of the River” theme – members are encouraged to begin working on their project for this challenge.  You may enter more than one item, and you will receive a ticket for each submission which goes into the drawing in October ( a gift certificate for Jan’s store).
NEW BUSINESS:   No new business

RVAG SUBGROUP UPDATES

MATERIAL GIRLS:  Quilt group has started to sew  the 1st and 4th Tuesday – bring your sewing machine.

HOOKERS:  Hook-in was Sunday and Monday, lots of beautiful wool available!  Hookers were busy rug hooking.

MONDAY STITCHING:  Work on UFO (unfinished objects).

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder that our next meeting will be Monday, April 24.   Barb Tentis is presenting make and take name tag pin figurines for our program.   **Bring a needle nose pliers, hot glue gun, and roving for hair.           *Cost is $5.00   *A sheet was passed around to put your name if you want it embroidered on the Wild Women Doll pin.  Contact Barb if you wish to have your name embroidered on the pin.

Boutique dates are Nov. 17, 18, 19 – get those projects going for our 10th anniversary celebration!

Weaving group-anyone interested should contact Sue Eggenberger or Sally Bystrom.
SHOW AND TELL: 

 Judith showed a practical knit shawl and denim diaper bag.

Barb brought a wonderful quilted wall hanging and a quilted 6 fat quarter throw to donate to the hospital.

Samantha finished a soft chemo hat made from reclaimed cashmere, and showed yarn that she intends to make the sleeve of a sweater with.

Patti showed a neatly hooked little pillow and two beautiful wall hangings.

Sally brought an adorable crocheted children’s hat, a cotton woven scarf, and a silk woven scarf.

Sue showed a classy wool and bamboo woven scarf to go with her coat, and a woven band (belt).

PROGRAM: JoAnne Klees:   Travel Journals – How to Make Them Part of the Fun!   JoAnne is starting to offer workshops on journaling.  Her advise on journaling is to start small and work your way up.    She suggested purchasing “Right in the Rain”  for journaling in damp and rainy places.  Journal vs. diary (senses vs. emotions).  She does a lot of drawing in her journals.   Check out “the 1000 Journal Project” on line.

ONGOING BUSINESS REMINDERS

Our next meeting on April 24.  It will be a make and take name tag figurine program by Barb Tentis.

WEB INFO: www.rivervalleyartsguild.org Members Only Section password: RVAG

ADJOURN:

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY:   Sue Eggenberger