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Membership 2019-20

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Sep 2019 - Aug 2020 Click here for form


INRA Library of Rosemaling Books

INRA has a collection of books on rosemaling available for local members to check-out. Loan period is from one meeting to the next.


INRA Collection of Rosemaling


INRA has a collection of Rosemaled pieces on display at:

Norwood Crossing
6016 N. Nina Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631

Enter at the main entrance, check in at the desk, proceed down the hall to the Mulligan lobby.



Raffle 2019

Tickets cost $1 each

Drawing held October 20, 2019


Jean G. of WI

Gundbrandsdal Style Rosemaling, painted by
Nancy Schmidt, Vesterheim Gold Medalist
Wooden box with handle

*2019 Events*

March Meeting
General Meeting for all Members
Saturday March 2, 2019
11 am meeting
noon lunch (bring something to share)
after lunch: let the baking begin!

Norwegian Cookie Baking

18th Annual Kofte Day - wear your sweater to the meeting


April Class
Jan Norsetter
16" Nordic Plate Landscape in the center
Os Style Rosemaling on the border

Fri-Sun April 5-7, 2019


May Parade
Syttend Mai Parade
May 2019
Park Ridge, IL


June Meeting

Moved to August


June Show & Sale


August Meeting
General Meeting for all Members
Saturday August 3, 2019
11 am meeting

noon picnic potluck
hosted by Jeanette G
North Aurora, IL

garage sale for/by members
see Avisen for details




Scandinavian Day Festival

Sunday September 8, 2019

10:30am - 6pm

Vasa Park
Route 31
South Elgin, IL


September Beginner Class,
Lunch and Meeting

Saturday September 28, 2019
Vasa Park, Route 31, South Elgin, IL

9am - 1pm Class (must register)

1 pm Lunch

2 pm Meeting

Class taught by Bev Gunderson in oils
All supplies provided (you can bring your own if you have them).
Teaches basic information and strokework of rosemaling.
Project is an ornament!

Information Sheet to read more

<--These pictures are examples of rosemaling and not the actual project.

$40 for non-members
includes class, membership and lunch

$25 for members
includes class and lunch

Registration Form

Register for class by September 22.
9 registered as of September 16.
Maximum is 14.

Members coming for lunch and not taking the class should RSVP for lunch to Bev.

Vasa Park
Route 31
South Elgin, IL


Cottages in the Woods

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4 pm
October 19 & 20, 2019

Good Templar Park
528 N East Side Drive
Geneva, IL

There is an entrance fee for this event with multiple artists:
$8 adults, free for children age 12 and under.

Good Templar Park Cottages in the Woods



Check inside our newsletter 'Avisen' for details on all events.

Registration and membership required for all classes

What is the INRA? The Illinois Norsk Rosemalers Association exists to promote and encourage the art of rosemaling. To accomplish this we:

Member Benefits:
Members receive a subscription to the Association's Newsletter, Avisen, a discount on class fees and use of all rosemaling books and patterns in the INRA's library.
(Please note: the INRA cannot ship materials out of state.)

Join the INRA today! 


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