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The Prairie Textile Arts Guild met at 9:30 am on September 13, 2003 in the meeting room at Marillac Manor.

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

˜Nineteen members and three guests were present.

˜The minutes of the April 12, 2003 meeting were approved as read. 

Reports of officers and standing committees:

"Treasurer (Jan Dralle) reported a balance of $750.31 in the treasury.  Of this sum, $225 is money from the Brazilian embroidery workshop.

"Historian (Mary Beth Osborn) had contacted Cindy Zimmerman about the Historian’s books and  was arranging for a transfer.

"Hospitality (Kaye 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.

    "Program (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     October-Deb Arnold---stumpwork  

    December-potluck and gift exchange                     March-Carol Kapsner---needlepoint                      

Also 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 

Members were also asked to think of possible places for a May fieldtrip.                            

"Publicity (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. 

Elaine indicated that club brochures should be placed at more businesses to pique interest in PTAG.  

Unfinished Business: 

˜ 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. 

New Business:



˜      Becky 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.

˜      The 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.


˜The program on cording was presented by Connie Werner.

˜The speaker’s gift was made by LaRue Odenbach.

˜LaRue Odenbach and Lynn McCulley provided the treats.

˜Bring and Brag was held.

˜The meeting was adjourned

˜Respectfully Submitted, Mary Beth Osborn, acting Secretary