MidWinter 2010 Education Available Now!

2010 MidWinter GetTogether


February 12-14, 2010
Des Moines, IA

The 2010 MidWinter GetTogether is sure to be a great learning experience for all of our attendees – something for everyone!

We have a few returning sessions from Convention and new ones to peak your interest. Here is a quick list of what is available at MidWinter:

Dan DePasquale – The "Ins and Outs" of Writing Book

First Session Only:
Red Wing Paper Products – Dan DePasquale

Second Session Only:
Canning: From the Crock to the Jar – guest speaker Diane Roupe

Both Sessions:
Insuring your Collection – Bob Kubes
Red Wing Dump Finds – Steve Showers
Saffron Ware – Tammi Soutar Hawley
Iowa Stoneware – Michael Smith
"Fiesta before Siesta" – KIDS VIEW
Download the Education Session info today; mark your calendar to attend the 2010 MidWinter GetTogether in Des Moines, IA.

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2010 MidWinter Registration Now Open!

2010 MidWinter GetTogether


February 12-14, 2010
Des Moines, IA
Señors and señoritas of the Red Wing Collectors Society – it’s time to get ready for "Fiesta in February" MidWinter GetTogether 2010, February 12-14 at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Des Moines, Iowa.

So grab your sombreros and bring your margarita glasses because we are going to fiesta our love of Red Wing! Registration for MidWinter is already open – save yourself the stamp and register online or call 800-977-7927.

Need more dinero to support your habit? Consider having a table at the Show & Sale for only $35. Table requests need to be in by Jan. 8, 2010.

Bring the niños, too, because we’ll have KidsView activities for them to participate in.

Katie Hardyman is looking for volunteers to help with registration and Friday night setup. If interested, please e-mail her at MEMBERSHIP@REDWINGCOLLECTORS.ORG. In addition, we’re asking members that have Mexican-themed decorations to donate to please contact the business office.

MidWinter is sure to be a HOT HOT time in Des Moines! Don’t take a siesta this year; mark your calendar and come Fiesta in February!

Room reservations:

Call today: 515-278-4755

New Downloads:

Event Poster – help market our event

Check back soon for:

Kids View
Educational Seminars
Show and Sale Floor Plan


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MidWinter 2010 Housing Open!

Fiesta in February

2010 MidWinter GetTogether

February 12-14

Des Moines, IA

It time to starting thinking about the MidWinter GetTogether "Fiesta in February" at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Des Moines, IA. Here is the property information:

Holiday Inn and Suites
4800 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

Phone: 515-278-4755

More information on the 2010 MidWinter Coming Soon!

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Goodhue County Historical Society releases Anniversary Commemorative

Goodhue County Historical Society

Celebrates its 140th Anniversary with a Commemorative Churn

Since 2007, Red Wing Pottery annually has done a special piece to commemorate a local event City sesquicentennial, state sesquicentennial Now— Goodhue County Historical Society (GCHS)’ 140th anniversary

1, 2 gallon and 140, 2-qt butter churns have been made to celebrate the anniversary. The commemoratives will be bottom-numbered 1 to 140. The large churn and the commemorative marked #1 will be auctioned off at the GCHS’ anniversary event, The Age of Style – 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, to be held Saturday, September 26 from 5:00 until 11:00 pm at the Treasure Island Event Center (reservations accepted through September 15). Commemorative #140 will become part of the GCHS’ permanent collections.

Churns #2 – #139 will be available for sale Saturday, September 19 beginning at 8:00 am at Red Wing Pottery Sales, 1920 Old W Main St, Red Wing. The cost is $75.00, with 50% of every sale donated to the GCHS.

The commemoratives will be for sale on a first-come, first-served basis. Each customer may purchase one churn. No pre-ordering or online orders will be taken. Pieces were made by Mark Connolly, Scott Keith, and Alex Wilson.The 2 gallon churn, is specially signed “Mark the Potter.”

The churns are salt-glazed pottery pieces. This was the first kind made by skilled German craftsmen in the late 1800s. This small beginning gave rise to the largest pottery company in the United States. Following the long tradition of pottery making, today’s expert craftsmen produced these pieces by hand.

The churn was chosen because of its historical significance. Each piece has been hand-decorated with a tradition decoration used by earlier Red Wing potters. Each piece is back-stamped with a special GCHS 140th anniversary stamp

Because this is the third in a series of bottom-numbered pieces, it is highly collectible. The earlier pieces sold out within an hour and the value of the pieces immediately swelled. Last year’s piece could be found on eBay for 500% of its retail value.

The Red Wing Pottery is excited about using its skill in offering increasingly valuable commemorative pieces to help support the mission of the GCHS. Because organized pottery’s history goes back almost to the founding of the county, and indeed, pottery was made by the Native Americans living here long before the area was settled by white people, pottery has touched many aspects of county history. Partnering with the GCHS is an obvious way to support and promote the history of the county and the traditions that Red Wing Pottery carries on.

Char Henn
Goodhue County History Center
Red Wing MN 55066
651.388.6024/651.388.3577 (fax)

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2009 Convention Display Winners Posted

2009 Display Winners

Check out Display Winners!

Congratulations to our 2009 Display Winners and thank you to everyone who participated! Visit the Display Page to see the 2009 Display winners as well as past Display winners.

It is not too late to think about 2010 Convention Displays! Could you be the next "Best in Show" or "Peoples Choice" winner at the Convention? Or do you have a rare item that is sure to be an eye opener for the members to win the Dennis Yaeggi Rare Item?

Remember all display and rare item participants will receive a regular Convention Commemorative as a thank you. Winners will receive a Convention Special Commemorative (only 18 made each year)!

So get your creative juices flowing and consider Display in 2010. Contact Laura Beall if you are interested at display@redwingcollectors.org.

2010 Annual Convention

8-10 July 2010

Red Wing, MN


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2010 Convention Dates

2010 Annual Convention

8-10 July 2010

Red Wing, MN

The 34th Annual Red Wing Collectors Society will be July 8-10. The registration forms will be once again stapled in the February 2010 Newsletter. Early Bird registration deadline will be April 1, 2010 and registration deadline will June 1st.

Convention information will be available beginning in February 2010.

We are taking volunteer names at this time. Email Katie Hardyman at membership@redwingcollectors.org.

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2009 RWCS Convention Supplement Available Online

2009 RWCS Convention Supplement

Now Available for Download!

Click Here!

The RWCS has once again posted the 2009 Convention Supplement on their website. Since 2006, the RWCS had been able to post their Convention Supplement on their website.

The Supplement features articles , photos, and other convention event information. It is produced in partnership with the Red Wing Republican Eagle, Red Wing, MN.

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