Minutes Of The Executive
Prairie Textile Arts
The officers of the Prairie Textile Arts Guild met at Jan
Dralle's house on August 31, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the coming year.
Present were Mary Beth Osborn, President, Carol Kapsner, Secretary, Jan Dralle,
Treasurer, Kay Miller and Sandy Hyland, Hospitality, Michelle Ripplinger,
Historian, Michelle Collins and Lois Christiansen, Program Chairs. Also present
was Elaine DeBilzan who assisted in providing refreshments and reporting on
The President called the meeting to order. Jan Dralle
reported the treasury held $2,120.60. Elaine DeBilzan reported the Great River
Energy Center was available for the next six months and was available after
meetings until 4:00 p.m. to accommodate Jan Dralle's beading classes and others
who wish to stay and stitch.
Michelle Collins and Lois Christiansen reported that the
following programs were in development:
September: Knitters on techniques various and
October: Larissa Harrison
November: Wool and dyeing wool with a project
with Deb Arnold
February: Quilt Show by Martha
Fabric on cutting tools
Carol Kapsner reported on the three possibilities that she
and Connie Werner had explored for the workshop in May. These were a Hardanger
project taught by Carol Pederson from Hopkins, MN, Brazilian embroidery taught
by Elaine Keller, and crazy quilting taught by Virginian Dambaugh and/or Kim
Stenehjem. The c0-chairs will do an interest survey prior to the meeting so
that a vote can be taken at the meeting. An example of color mixing taught by
Lee Popp was shown to the committee and it was decided that this should be
included in the options.
Audrey Spencer indicated that the PTAG brochures needed to
be updated but questioned whether the website should be included since we do
not have a webmaster. It was decided that since the website is functioning
although it is not current, it should be included. Jan Dralle reported that Deb
Long is not interested in maintaining the website and that others she had
contacted were not either. Audrey will get 100 brochures printed so they can be
printed and will contact the Tribune to get the meeting dates into the Nubs.
The committee discussed other outreach ideas. It was noted
that when PTAG had its display at BSC Monica Hannan had suggested that PTAG
should contact Kevin Stanfield to get on ND Today. Kay Miller and Mary Beth
Osborn indicated they would be willing to appear on the program and to contact
him. It was also suggested that the Inspired Woman magazine may be an outlet to
reach new member interest. Mary Beth Osborn will contact the Veterans' Memorial
Library to determine if other arts organizations can display at BAGA and
whether the pieces offered for display have to be original. Kay Miller
suggested that brochures be distributed to churches; quilting and knitting
PRAIRIE TEXTILE ARTS GUILD
Beth Osborn called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. at the Great River Energy
Building. She started the meeting be
reading the purpose of our organization.
The minutes of
the October 14, 2017 meeting were read. Deb Arnold moved and Karen Oby seconded
the motion to approve the minutes as read.
Report: Jan Dralle reported a balance of
$ . LaRue Odenbach moved and Sigrid Bucklin seconded the motion to
approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented.
Motion carried. No bills were
9 – Christmas Brunch and Ornament Exchange at Sandy’s Hyland’s home. Sandy
Kay Miller are hostesses.
- Deb Arnold – Stumpwork
– Martha Downs – Quilt Show
– Theresa Hague – Tatting
– (tentatively) Scan and cut or Karen Oby-Birchbark embroidery
– All day workshop – Carol Pederson
– January-Martha; February-Jan; March-LaRue; April-?; May-Deb Arnold.
In January, Deb
Arnold will be presenting the program on Stumpwork. Deb A. made a motion that
PTAG treasury funds
pay for the materials for kites for the January 2018 mini project. Connie Werner
seconded the motion, which
carried. Cost of the kits will be
May Workshop –
Pederson is not charging a teacher’s fee.
In January we need to decide what we should pay for her travel costs
and/or other expenses
offered to help anyone who would like a refresher session on hardanger
Publicity: Notice was in the paper today.
Webmaster: Website has not been brought up to date. Deb will draw up
guidelines on updating the
website for Sandy. The rest of the
programs and speaker’s gift list needs to be added to the site.
having a standard template to use for the minutes to make it easier for the
webmaster to update the website. Karen
Oby made a motion to have a standard template available to use for taking the
minutes so they are consistent. Deb Long
seconded the motion. After discussion,
motion carried. Question was asked
whether the minutes need to be on the website or could be emailed to the members. Karen Oby moved we postpone discussing and
establishing what to do with the minutes until the January meeting. Motion was
seconded and carried.
Jan Dralle will
send out an updated membership list, as there are some updates.
held on how to increase our membership.
Michelle Ripplinger suggested sending brochures to the churches that
have quilting groups. The group thought
this might not be cost effective. Current members could take brochures and
distribute them at their churches or work, etc.
will be publicity about the workshop coming up in May
Audrey had gone to the St. John’s
Bible display at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. Also on
display were quilts and
needlework using the same theme. PTAG
members Jan, Carol and Sigrid
had pieces there. It was well worth the visit.
moved and Elaine DeBilzan seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion
Program – Lois Christiansen presented the program on wool, wool dyeing,
felting, applique, etc. Mini project was
a wool pin cushion. Speaker’s gift was made by Michelle.
Bring and Brag
(filling in for Carol Kapsner)
TEXTILE ARTS GUILD
January 13, 2018
Mary Beth Osborn called the meeting to order at 9:35 a.m. at the Great River
Energy Building. The minutes of the
November 11, 2017 meeting were read and, on motion made by Kay Miller and
seconded by Meme May, were approved.
Report: Jan Dralle reported the current balance was the same: $ . It would decrease
by $10 to file our
non-profit report with the secretary of state and by payment for the kits for
the May workshop. Michelle Collins moved,
and Karen Oby seconded the motion, to approve the treasurer’s report. The
Hospitality: The committee questioned whether we wished to
have snacks during the workshop. No
action was taken.
notice was in the paper.
was no update. The question was asked whether to use email
to send minutes to members or whether to use a website. Action was postponed
until next meeting.
Downs’ trunk show of quilts
Hague on tatting
Karen Oby on birchbark embroidery
Pedersen’s all-day workshop on hardanger
Kapsner reported that the expenses for Carol Pedersen to come here would
include mileage and a hotel. At 50 cents
per mile from Hopkins, Minnesota, the mileage would be $425 and two nights at
the Holiday Inn Express in May would cost $264.
Kay Miller moved and Sandy Hyland seconded the motion to pay Carol $700
in expenses. The motion was approved. Samples
of the pieces for the May workshop were displayed and members signed up and
paid for the specific project the member wished to take. A member not in attendance
can notify and pay
Jan by January 25 if she wishes to take the workshop.
Osborn announced that the guild had been contacted by Capitol Quilters to see
if the two organizations would like to get together for a “Meet and Greet.” It
was decided to ask the quilters’ group if they would like us to bring projects
to one of their meetings. Michelle
Collins or Lois Christiansen will report back to the guild.
exhibit of the St. John’s Bible at the
Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead will be extended through January. On Martin Luther
King Day, Dr. Albert Raboteau, author of “Slave
Religion” will be speaking at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. There
will be a Crafters’ Bee at the old
Governor’s residence on January 27 from 1:00 to 4:00. It was decided to try to
take brochures to the event. Colleen
Nelson offered to give a mini class on hardanger to those who wish to learn
basics at her home the following Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
business: A new member, Crisanne
joined. She is a lace maker and does
business: Jan Dralle indicated she would
send out an updated membership list.
Werner moved to adjourn. Bring and brag
program: Deb Arnold presented the
background of stumpwork followed by a mini workshop on stumpwork. A speaker’s
gift was presented made by Martha
TEXTILE ARTS GUILD
Mary Beth Osborn called the meeting to order at 9:35 a.m. at the Great River
Energy building. The minutes of the
January 13, 2018, meeting were read.
Audrey Spencer moved and Karen Oby seconded the motion to approve the
minutes. Motion carried.
report: Jan Dralle reported a balance of $ .
The kits for the May workshop were paid for. Kay Miller moved and Sandy
the motion to approve the treasurer’s report.
Publicity: The notice was in the paper. Michelle Ripplinger brought
brochures to the
Historian: No report.
Webmaster: Deb Arnold reported that she decided to
handle the website to the end of May but the guild must decide what to do by
then. Karen Oby moved to stay with the
same website. Sandy Hyland seconded the
motion. Sandy indicated she will act as
webmaster if we stay at the same website.
The motion was approved.
Lois Christiansen reported the slate of programs remains the same as in the last
minutes. Lois will also call Shelly
Doyle from Capital Quilters about meeting at Edgewood. For the May workshop,
Connie Werner brought
menus from Country House Deli and discussed whether the guild wished to furnish
lunch for attendees. Karen Oby moved and
Vicki Voskuil seconded the motion to have the guild pay for lunches for all
attendees for the workshop. Motion
approved. Connie said that she would gather a few more options for caterers and
report at a later meeting. Deb Arnold
brought diagrams for a tree as a supplement to the workshop she had offered in
her January program.
the library display in September, October, and November, 2018, Kay Miller and
Lois Christiansen offered to assist Mary Beth Osborn. It was noted that the
display should include
all levels of needlework so that viewers would understand that the guild is
welcoming to all levels of stitchers.
business: Carol Kapsner moved to change
the fine for failure to wear a name tag to $1 and to enforce the penalty. LaRue
Odenbach seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Kay Miller reported that she and Mary Beth
had attended the event at the old governor’s residence. It was quite crowded
and therefore not
conducive to recruiting.
On March 10th, there will be a quilting event with a quilt show and
classes at the Heritage Center. Michelle
Ripplinger will be teaching a class.
Oby moved and Kay Miller seconded the motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
Downs presented a trunk show on quilted items that she had made over several
years. She was given a speaker’s gift
made by Jan Dralle.
and brag was held.
PRAIRIE TEXTILE ARTS GUILD
March 10, 2018
President Mary Beth
Osborn called the meeting to order at 9:30 at the Great River Energy
Building. The minutes of the February
10, 2018, meeting were read. On motion
by Connie Werner, seconded by Sandy Hyland, the minutes were approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Jan
Dralle reported on a letter from the North Dakota Council on the Arts that
grants up to $3,000 are available in a folk and traditional arts apprenticeship
program. The treasury has a balance of $
. She ordered deposit slips at a cost of
$13.28 and Dakota West Arts Council dues of $40 are payable. On motion by Linda
Steward, seconded by Sandy
Hyland, the treasurer’s report was approved.
Jean Wolf moved and Vicki Voskuil seconded the motion to pay DWAC. Motion
Hospitality: No report
from the committee. Connie Werner had
menus from three places that were options for catering the workshop in
May. The group had to decide whether to
have salads only or salads and sandwiches for lunch during the workshop. The
group voted to have sandwiches and
Publicity: The notice was in the paper.
Historian: No report.
Webmaster. The website is up to date except for the gift
for the April presenter. Mary Beth
Osborn will do it.
Program Co-chairs were
not present. Karen Oby noted that she
will be doing the April program on Swedish birch bark
embroidery and will include promotional needlecases. If members have any promotional
they should bring them to the April meeting.
May workshop. Carol Kapsner and Connie Werner distributed
the projects and discussed the prework, encouraging members to read the
instructions at least three times before starting the prework. There will also
be time after the April
meeting to help anyone wishing assistance with the prework.
New Business: A slate of officers is needed for election at
the April meeting. The following slate
was developed during the meeting:
Werner and Kay Miller
Ripplinger if willing
Hyland and Kay Miller
For the library display,
Mary Beth Osborn will be assisted by Kay Miller and Lois Christiansen.
Upon motion by Carol
Kapsner, seconded by Deb Long, it was proposed to pay the presenter mileage of
50 cents per mile and $25 for lunch for $125.
Old business: There is a quilt show at the Heritage Center
this afternoon and Sunday until 5:00 p.m.
After the business
meeting, Theresa Hague presented a program on tatting. She was given a speaker’s
gift made by LaRue
TEXTILE ARTS GUILD MINUTES
The meeting started at 9:00 a.m.
in the Great River
Energy Room to enjoy a presentation by Karen Oby on Nӓvissӧm, birchbark
embroidery, a Swedish embroidery technique.
She also presented a collection of advertising needlecases used by
businesses to promote their businesses.
Audrey Spencer also had a collection of needlecases. Karen Oby received
a speaker’s gift made by
Mary Beth Osborn.
At the business meeting, the minutes
of the March
10, 2018, meeting were read. Upon motion
by Audrey Spencer, seconded by Deb Long, they were approved.
There was no treasurer’s report.
No hospitality report.
Publicity: The notice was in the
No historian’s report.
No report from the webmaster.
No report from the program co-chairs.
After discussion, it was decided
to start the May
workshop at 9:30 and continue to 4:30.
Michelee Ripplinger raised the question whether PTAG would like to
sponsor or to offer a class at the National Quilting Day event at the Heritage
Center. No action was taken at this
meeting so that members could consider the issue.
President Osborn reported Shelly
Capital Quilters is interested in a common meeting on the second Saturday in
September from 9:30 to 10:30 at their Edgewood Vista meeting room.
President Osborn reported she had
had an inquiry
from the library about changing the PTAG display to August through
October. Cris Orgaard moved and Audrey
Spencer seconded the motion to make the change.
Motion approved. It was again noted
that a variety of mediums and a variety of skill levels in the pieces
For the election of officers, Deb
Long moved and
Michele Ripplinger seconded the motion to accept and elect the previously
published slate of officers. The motion
was approved. The new officers will be:
and Kay Miller
Sandy Hyland and
Audrey Spencer thanked Mary Beth
Osborn for serving
as president for two years. Bring and
brag was held.
Carol Kapsner, Secretary