Prairie Textile Arts Guild met at 9:30 am on September 13, 2003 in the meeting
room at Marillac Manor.
meeting was called to order by President Kay Miller.
members and three guests were present.
minutes of the April 12, 2003 meeting were approved as read.
of officers and standing committees:
(Jan Dralle) reported a balance of $750.31 in the treasury.
Of this sum, $225 is money from the Brazilian embroidery workshop.
(Mary Beth Osborn) had contacted Cindy Zimmerman about the Historian’s books
and was arranging for a transfer.
and Elise Halvorson) Elise asked for volunteers to put the tablecloths on the
tables prior to the meetings. Members
indicated which month they would be willing to help.
(Sandie Brewster and Lynn McCulley): The chairpeople are having a difficult
time setting up programs for the forthcoming year and asked members for
assistance with program ideas and presenters.
As of the September meeting, the following monthly programs were set:
September-Connie Werner---hands-on cording
December-potluck and gift exchange
started this year was a stitch-of-the-month program.
Members were asked to bring materials to create a “stitch sampler”.
Each month a new stitch would be taught.
The schedule of stitchers and stitches is as follows:
September—Algerian Eye stitch---Sandie Brewster and Lynn McCulley
October---Queen stitch---Carol Kapsner
November---Rice stitch---Mary Beth Osborn
January---Long-legged cross-stitch and variations---Becky Quanrud
February---Rhodes stitch---Sigrid Bucklin
March---Buttonhole stitch---Jan Dralle
April---Surprise stitch---LaRue Odenbach
were also asked to think of possible places for a May fieldtrip.
(Elaine DeBilzan) said that the PTAG article was in the “Inspire”
magazine. Mari Borr passed around
a copy for members to see and provided a copy for the Historian’s book.
Deb Long mentioned what a shame it was that pictures of members’
stitched projects were not included in the article.
indicated that club brochures should be placed at more businesses to pique
interest in PTAG.
Deb Arnold, reporting for Karen Oby, said fifteen people had signed up for the
Brazilian embroidery workshop on October 18, 2003.
There was still room for five more students.
The cost was determined at twenty dollars for PTAG members and
twenty-five dollars for non-members. Registration
was open for another two weeks. Sandy
Hyland volunteered to bring plates in lieu of a potluck item.
announced that she had been participating on a project, sponsored by the
English Embroiderers Guild, to restore tapestries at the Selgrave mansion.
For thirty-two dollars, a small patterned “slip” and material were
provided. A book on the
renovations could be purchased through the “Scarlet Letter”.
Also available were sofa pillows.
Dakota West Arts Council newsletter was passed around for members to read. It
was suggested that Mari Borr be made aware of the DWAC hyperlink members
website. Mentioned in the
newsletter was the Capital Quilters “Harvest
of Quilts”. Connie Werner told
members there were still openings in the classes.
˜ Fines were waived for new members.
program on cording was presented by Connie Werner.
speaker’s gift was made by LaRue Odenbach.
Odenbach and Lynn McCulley provided the treats.
and Brag was held.
meeting was adjourned
˜Respectfully Submitted, Mary Beth Osborn, acting Secretary