TEXTILE ARTS GUILD MINUTES
meeting of the Prairie Textile Arts Guild was held at Marillac Manor on September 13, 2008, with Larissa Harrison presiding.
The minutes of the Executive Committee held August 20, 2008, were read. A motion was made by Audrey Spencer and seconded
by Colleen Nelson to approve the minutes. The motion passed.
Jan Dralle reported PTAG has $. Karen Oby moved and Sigrid Bucklin seconded to approve the treasurer’s report.
The motion passed.
Ripplinger reported on programs for the year. In October, Shawna Fricke will be presenting a program on beading and
jewelry. There will be a nominal fee of approximately $5 to be paid to the presenter. The November meeting date
has to be changed to November 15, due to the unavailability of the meeting room on the usual day. In November LaRue
Odenbach and Deb Arnold will be doing a program at which scissor fobs will be made for occasions when there are multiple presenters.
Members were advised that they could also purchase kits to make scissors fob for their own use. Michele noted that this
program may be moved to a later month to accommodate scheduling of presenters. The May field trip was discussed, including
the suggestion of Audrey Spencer as noted in the minutes of August 20. It was moved by Karen Oby and seconded by Deb
Arnold to explore a field trip to Llama Wool Works in Richardton. The motion passed and it was suggested that the trip
might include a side trip to see a potter in Richardton or in Hebron.
Spencer reported that she had not been able to do an inventory of lunch supplies yet but would do so at a later time.
Carol Kapsner noted that she and Becky Quanrud would not be at the October meeting and requested a substitute for providing
the lunch on that date. Audrey Spencer and Linda Stewart indicated they were willing to provide October lunch and Becky
Quanrud and Carol Kapsner could provide November lunch. A “thank you” was extended to Kaye Halvorson for
her help in setting up the room.
Oby reported that she has not yet begun to invite former members to re-join PTAG. Karen also reported that she has contacted
the Veteran’s Memorial Public Library about having a display in the foyer there. It would be a three month display.
The available dates were: 1) February 2010 and 2) November 2009. It was suggested that a possible content of the
display could be the ornaments that members have exchanged at the December meeting if we get the November date. Karen
will contact Kathy Vandervorst (355-1487) to make arrangements.
were made of various upcoming events, including Capital Quilters’ Quiltfest beginning October 31, the Fargo Indian
Summer quilt display commencing next weekend, the fall book sale October 2 through 4, the display at BAGA September 2 through
27 and the Badlands Quilt Retreat on October 10 through 12.
was provided by Jan Dralle and Michele Ripplinger. Following lunch, the members discussed the stitching and other creative
projects that each had been engaged in during the summer.
meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m.
TEXTILE ARTS GUILD MINUTES
meeting of the Prairie Textile Arts Guild was held at Marillac Manor on October 11, 2008 with Larissa Harrison presiding.
The minutes were read and amending as follows.
added the guild balance on hand as of September 13, 2008 $
* added to the 3rd paragraph, 2nd to last sentence the word "wool" between the words Llama and Works.
motion was made by Kay Miller and seconded by LaRue Odenbach to approve the minutes as amended. The motion passed.
Jan Dralle reported PTAG has $ balance on hand.
Ripplinger reported on programs for the year. The program which was scheduled for this meeting was cancelled due to the presenter
being out of town. This will be pursued to see if she would be willing to present at a later date. Avis Dissell graciously
stepped in last minute to present a program.
also noted that there was an opening for the February meeting but that they are working 2 people and has a suggestion for
a 3rd person as a presenter.
the Richardton field trip, we could have lunch at the Richardton Abbey. This was discussed and the consensus was to pursue
this as an option.
December meeting is the ornament exchange and potluck lunch. Anyone wishing to participate in the exchange should bring a
wrapped hand stitched ornament.
Scissor Fob class will be held on November 15, 2008 [one week later than the normal meeting date]. The sign-up list was sent around for the last time. The supplies have not been ordered to date so the cost
is unknown but will probably be in the range of $4-5. Michele will check with those who were not in attendance to see if they
wish to take the class. She will communicate this information to LaRue and Deb.
hostesses for the November meeting will be Carol Kapsner and Becky Quanrud. The speakers gift will be Larissa Harrison.
was no publicity report.
were made that October 31 – November 1 will be the 2008 Quilt Fest at the Radisson Motel in Bismarck; there are still
openings in all classes.
was provided by Linda Stewart and Audrey Spencer.
lunch the program was presented by Avis Dissell “Happy Hands Make Happy Hearts.” The speaker’s gift was
created by Jan Dralle.
program showed the many crafts and needle arts that Avis engages in. Following the program was Bring and Brag.
DeBilzan moved that the meeting be adjourned. It was seconded by Deb Arnold. Motion passed.
PRAIRIE TEXTILE ARTS GUILD MINUTES
NOVEMBER 15, 2008
meeting was held November 15, 2008 at 9:40 a.m. at Marillac Manor with Larissa Harrison presiding. Fourteen members were present. Karen Oby moved, and Audrey
Spencer seconded the motion, to approve the minutes of the October meeting. Motion
Jan Dralle reported $ in the account. She will prepare a membership list for
distribution at the December meeting. Upon motion by Carol Kapsner, seconded
by Karen Oby, the treasurer’s report was approved.
Ripplinger reported the December meeting would be a potluck brunch and the ornament exchange for those wishing to participate
in the exchange. In January, Becky Quanrud will present on samplers. February is open. The March meeting will have Sons of Norway
and the April meeting will have Joy Poppke, owner of Bismarck Quilting and Sewing on needle punch. The May meeting will be a field trip to Llama Wool Works in Richardton with lunch at Richardton Abbey. Another stop to see potter Robin Reynolds will also be pursued for the field trip.
Odenbach reported that she had seen former member Lorraine Paulson in Fargo and Lorraine sent her greetings to the members. LaRue also mentioned that DMC has a product called “Variations.” It is similar to Weeks Dye Works but without the problem of dye lot changes. The variations are subtle and the material is good for samplers and ornaments.
Arnold moved and Alice Coats seconded a motion to adjourn the business meeting, which was approved. Lunch was provided by Carol Kapsner.
workshop for making beaded and tasseled scissor fobs was presented by LaRue Odenbach and Deb Arnold. Members made fobs for presentation by the guild when multiple presenters do a program. Members were also able to purchase additional kits for personal use.
Larissa Harrison presented speakers’ gifts to Deb and LaRue.
Bring and Brag was held.
Carol Kapsner, Secretary
December 13, 2008
December was our annual Christmas Ornament exchange and potluck luncheon.
MINUTES FOR JANUARY 2009
˜The Prairie Textile Arts Guild met at 9:30 am on January 10, 2009 in the meeting room at Marillac
˜The meeting was called to order by President Larissa Harrison/
˜There were no minutes from December (Christmas Social).
Reports of officers and standing committees:
Program : Becky Quanrud presented a very interesting program
on the history and development of samplers. She had several examples for us to examine.
Enochson from Hazelton will do our program in February. In April, Joy Papke will show Russina needlepunch. On May 9th,
we will tour and have lunch in Richardton @ Sacred Heart. Possibly will have a stop in Hebron to see Robin Reynolds and her
Treasurer : Deb Arnold reported for Jan Dralle -
$ in our account.
Publicity : no report
Webmaster : no report
Hospitality : no report
Historian : no report
Reports of Ad Hoc Committees:
Audit Committee: none
Think about officers for next year.
Announcements: Arlene Olson is on “caring
bridge” while in Mpls having her cancer treatment.
Old Governor’s Mansion is having a craft fair Jan. 31st.
U of Mary is having their Christian Art Fair on Palm Sunday, April 5th.
Hyland, Acting Secretary
ARTS GUILD MINUTES
Prairie Textile Arts Guild met at 9:30 a.m., February 14,
2009, at Marillac Manor with Michele Ripplinger presiding. The minutes of the
January 10, 2009, meeting were read and the following amendments were offered. Arlene
Strand, not Arlene Olson, is on Caring Bridge during her cancer treatments in Minnesota.
A hospitality report had been given at the prior meeting. It was noted
that Jan Dralle had not been present to give her report due to the death of her sister.
It was moved by Karen Oby and seconded by Audrey Spencer to approve the minutes as amended. Motion carried.
Jan Dralle reported that there was still $__ in the guild’s
account and the treasurer’s report was approved.
The Guild will have an exhibit at the Veterans Memorial Library
for three months beginning Novemeber 2009. Kathy Vandervorst (335-1487) is the
library contact for the exhibit. Jan Dralle and Kay Miller will chair the committee
to organize the exhibit.
Under hospitality Audrey Spencer noted that LaRue Odenbach
and Karen Oby will be hosts for the March meeting and the speaker’s gift would be scissors fobs because there will be
two presenters. Sandy Hyland and Carol Kapsner will be the hosts for the April
A request was made for a chair of a nominating committee
to solicit officers for the upcoming year. No response was received.
Michele Ripplinger reported that the March meeting would
be a presentation by Sons of Norway on hardanger. The April presentation will
be on needlepunch by Joy Papke. It was noted that if the April meeting includes
a small hands-on project, the members could share needlepunch needles rather than purchasing them. In May, the field trip will be to Llama Woolworks at Sacred Heart Monastery in Richarton. We will also be able to have lunch there.
21, 2009 is National Quilting Day at the Heritage Center. Michele Ripplinger
will be teaching one of the classes that will be offered. The library book sale
will be March 5, 6 and 7.
Deb Arnold moved, seconded by Elaine DeBilzan to adjourn
the business meeting. Lunch was provided by Arlene Olson and Sigrid Bucklin. A program, with trunk show, was provided by Linae Enockson with the theme “Green Fiber Revolution.” Michele Ripplinger made and presented the speaker’s
gift. Members shared projects they were working on or had completed.
Carol Kapsner, Secretary
TEXTILE ARTS GUILD MINUTES
On March 14, 2009, the Prairie Textile Arts Guild met in Marillac Manor at 9:30 a.m. with Larissa Harrison presiding.
A card was circulated for sending messages to Arlene Strand.
The minutes of the prior meeting were read and approved. Treasurer Jan Dralle indicated that the Guild has a balance
of $ and the treasurer’s report was approved. It was moved by Karen Oby and seconded by Elaine DeBilzan
to continue PTAG’s membership in Dakota West Arts Council. Motion carried.
1. Michele Ripplinger reported that the April meeting
would be needlepunch with Joy Papke. An email will be sent in advance of the meeting giving the cost of the kit.
Michele indicated that a sheet would be circulated soliciting program ideas for next year. She confirmed that the field
trip in May was arranged for Llama Woolworks at Sacred Heart Monastery in Richardton.
Karen Oby indicated that the library had been
advised that Jan Dralle and Kay Miller will chair the committee to arrange the display at the library beginning in November,
2009. Pieces should be representative of fall, Christmas and winter for a three month display. It was indicated
that there should also be unfinished pieces to show the steps of doing a needleart piece. There should be pieces showing
various skill levels. The display should also have pictures of Guild activities such as meetings and workshops and a
brochure. Pictures should be brought to the April meeting and the stitched pieces for display should be brought to the
September meeting for selection by the chairs. Deb Arnold offered to scan any pictures that are brought.
Larissa indicated that new officers should be elected at the April meeting because of the May field trip.
A sheet was circulated for volunteers to serve in the offices. The following have volunteered:
Program Co-Chairs Deb Arnold and Sandy Hyland
Webmaster Lynn McCulley
Hospitality Arlene Olson
For announcements, it was suggested that we talk with Marillac Manor about the room being set up in advance of the meeting.
Michele indicated that March 21 was National Quilting Day with a quilt show and classes being offered at the Heritage Center.
On April 24-26, the Missouri Valley Quilters were presenting classes and a trunk show by Deb Caffrey at Trinity Lutheran Church.
After lunch provided by Larue Odenbach and Karen Oby, Arlene Olson introduced the program. She acknowledged that Arlene
Strand had helped with making arrangements for the presentation of hardanger by Sons of Norway members Joyce Fox
and Lorna Tyson. Scissors fobs were presented to Lorna, Joyce and Arlene Olson for organizing and presenting the program.
Bring and Brag was held, after which LaRue Odenbach moved to adjourn, seconded by Arlene Olson.
TEXTILE ART GUILD MINUTES
APRIL 11, 2009
The guild held its meeting April 11, 2009, at Marillac Manor with Larissa Harrison presiding. The secretary read the
minutes which were approved as read. Jan Dralle reported that she had paid Dakota West Arts Council and that the present
balance in the guild’s account is $. Sandy Hyland moved and Karen Oby seconded the motion to approve the report,
which motion carried.
Michele Ripplinger passed a signup sheet for program suggestions for the following year. She reported on arrangements
for the field trip in May to Richardton. Lunch will be at a cost of $5.00. We will meet in the parking lot at
at 9:30 to go to Richardton.
Larissa indicated that officers for next year needed to be elected. It was moved by Alice Schott and seconded by Sandy
Hyland to accept the slate of officers appearing in the March minutes and elect them unanimously. The motion was approved.
The following are officers for the 2009-2010 year:
Program Co-Chairs: Deb Arnold and
Webmaster: Lynn McCulley
Hospitality: Arlene Olson
For announcements, the Mandan Art Show is being held April 24-26. The Missouri Valley Quilters are having a workshop
with Deb Caffrey April 24-26, with a trunk show at Trinity Lutheran Church on April 26. Admission is $5.
The business meeting was adjourned. Lunch was provided by Sandy Hyland and Kay Miller. Following lunch,
Joy Papke from Bismarck Quilting and Sewing presented a hands-on program on needlepunch. A speaker’s gift was
presented to her made by Deb Arnold.
Bring and brag was held.
Carol Kapsner, Secretary