Prairie Textile Arts Guild (PTAG) is a group of needleworkers of all skill levels - beginners through advanced. It was formed in October 1979 with a twofold purpose - to provide needleworkers with programs and workshops in the needle arts and to raise community awareness of textile arts as an art form.
PTAG has met in the Marillac Manor basement since September 1991.
Most PTAG members have "favorite" forms of needle art. The varied talent of the members provides exposure to skills, creative ideas, and mentoring by other needleworkers. PTAG provides an opportunity to enjoy your "favorites" as well as explore other needle arts. In fact, many members bring stitching projects to work on during the monthly meetings.
PTAG Historical Events
|PTAG founded (Bismarck Mandan Needle Arts Group)||October 1978|
|Blood, Sweat, and Tears award established||November 1979|
|Treats/snacks established for meetings||May 1982|
|Nametag fine established||September 1982|
|For the Love of Stitches Community Workshop||February 1983|
|Christmas Potluck and ornament exchange established||September 1983|
|Angel Tree Displayed at the Veteran's Memorial Library||September 1983|
|Oktoberfest Angel Tree||October 1983|
|Country 'n' Stitches Community Workshop||February 1984|
|PTAG member pin created||March 1988|
|Promotional Brochure created||September 1988|
|Featured in "Fanfare" section of Bismarck Tribune||July 14, 1989|
|Angel Christmas Tree for Bismarck Symphony||December 1989|
|PTAG Banner completed||January 1995|
|Sponsored Community Workshop at Heritage Center||April 1997|
|Display at Veteran's Memorial Library||March-April 1999|
|Display at Bismarck Art Gallery Association||November - December 1999|