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˜The Prairie Textile Arts Guild met at 9:30 am on March 8, 2003 in the meeting room at Marillac Manor.

˜The meeting was called to order by President Kay Miller.

˜Seventeen members and two guests were present.

˜The minutes of the February 8, 20003 meeting were approved as printed/corrected. 

Reports of officers and standing committees:

"Treasurer (Jan Dralle) reported a balance in the treasury of $814.56

"Historian (Cindy Zimmermann):

"Hospitality (Kaye and Elise Halvorson):  Hostesses for next month are Debbie Long and Krista Andrews.

"Newsletter ():

"Program (Krista Andrews and LaRue Odenbach):  The program, stitching a needlecase to be presented by Mary Ellen Hoetzer, was changed to get-to-know-your-fellow stitcher. Mary Ellen had had an accident and wasn’t able to present the mini-workshop. 

Next month’s program is on finishing techniques with Pat Otto.  As far as the program chairs knew, no extra equipment is needed for the program.

"Publicity (Elaine DeBilzan): had checked on places that PTAG brochures had been distributed.  Some businesses, such as Walmart, appeared to be depleted and needed to be replenished.  Kay Miller suggested some pamphlets be placed at the new bakery in Capital Lanes Plaza.  Elaine also said she would try to put an article in the “Inspire” magazine.

Reports of Ad Hoc Committees:

"Nominating Committee:

                        The Nominating Committee came up with the following slate of officers to be placed on the ballot: 

                        President- Kay Miller

                        Treasurer- Jan Dralle

                        Secretary- Arlene Olson

                        Historian- Mary Beth Osborn   

                        Publicity- Elaine DeBilzan                    

                        Program Chairs- Sandie Brewster and Lynn McCulley    

                        Webmistress- Mari Borr           

                        Hospitality- Elise and Kaye Halvorson          


Unfinished Business:

˜ No update on fall workshop. 

New Business:



˜March Fifteenth is National Quilting Day.  Classes are to be presented by Capital Quilters who are also having a quilt raffle.  Elaine said she would take up brochures, at this time, to be placed in the Heritage Center.

Copies of the article about Nordic Needle in “Just Cross Stitch” were made available to members.

The DWAC newsletter containing community events was also circulated.


˜The program on “getting- to –know-your-fellow stitcher” was presented by all members present.

˜Elaine DeBilzan and Arlene Strand provided the treats.

˜Bring and Brag was held.

˜The meeting was adjourned

˜Respectfully Submitted, Mary Beth Osborn, Secretary