Illinois Norsk Rosemalers Association

Welcome to our website!

The Illinois Norsk Rosemalers Association exists to promote and encourage the art of rosemaling: by publishing a newsletter ‘Avisen’, sponsoring classes and holding meetings for members. We participate in northern Illinois events to promote our organization and offer our rosemaling for sale.

Visit our Classes page to see our next offerings.

INRA was in Cottage #14 at the Cottages in the Woods, Good Templar Park, Geneva IL

Cottage #14


Avisen Newsletters for 2021

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Avisen Vol 44 No 3 September 2021
Avisen Vol 44 No 2 June 2021
Avisen Vol 44 No 1 Feb 2021

Avisen Newsletters for 2020

Avisen Vol 43 No 1
Avisen Vol 43 No 1
Avisen Vol 43 No 2
Avisen Vol 43 No 2
Avisen Vol 43 No 3

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Ornaments of the Year (OOTY’s)

INRA chooses a different shape each year to be our OOTY. These are numbered and rosemaled by artists and members and sold at our sales events.

2019 OOTY

In-Person Events 2021

  • May: Syttende Mai Parade in Park Ridge
  • June 25 & 26: Swedish Days in Geneva, IL at the Gift Box 310 West State St., Geneva IL
  • September 12, 2021: Scandinavian Day Festival at Vasa Park, Elgin, IL
  • October 16 and 17, 2021: Cottages in the Woods, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL