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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 Winner drawn


Jean G. of WI

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

*2020 Events*

March Meeting
General Meeting for all Members
Saturday March 21, 2020
11 am meeting
noon lunch provided by INRA
(bring salad to share)
after lunch: let the baking begin!

Norwegian Cookie Baking

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


Classes To Be Determined


May Parade
Syttend Mai Parade
May 17, 2020
Park Ridge, IL


June Meeting
Tentative Date June 20


June Show & Sale
Swedish Days in Geneva, IL are June 23-28, 2020


August Meeting
In the planning stage




Scandinavian Day Festival

Sunday September 13, 2020

10 am - 5 pm

Vasa Park
Route 31
South Elgin, IL

$10 per person

Children 12 and under $0


Cottages in the Woods

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4 pm
October 17 & 18, 2020

Good Templar Park
528 N East Side Drive
Geneva, IL

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

Good Templar Park Cottages in the Woods


Flyer from 2019 below, will update when 2020 flyer is available


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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