The Prairie Textile Arts Guild met at 9:30 am on September 11, 2004 in the
meeting room at Marillac Manor. The meeting was called to order by President
Sixteen members and no guests were present.
The minutes of the April 10 2004 meeting were approved as printed/corrected.
Reports of officers and standing committees:
Treasurer (Jan Dralle) reported a balance of $621.77 in the treasury. Rent was
$150. The club was not charged for the two months in which no meetings were
held. Coleen Nelson sent her dues.
Historian (Michelle Ripplinger): None
Hospitality (Kaye and Elise Halvorson): None
Newsletter (): None
Program (Deb Long and Alice Coats): Deb Long reported that programs were
filled up until the January meeting. October will be a lecture on knitting.
November will be a lecture on the color wheel. December is the potluck and
gift exchange. Deb also put together a packet for new paying members, which
includes a copy of the by-laws and PTAG brochure.
Publicity (Karen Oby): Karen Oby volunteered to be the keeper of the brochures
and contact person for PTAG. Since some information needed to changed from
last year, she suggested that he club might want to make the brochure more
user-friendly by making it look like a newsletter. Members agree. Karen also
said the meeting notification was in the Bismarck Tribune on Saturday;
however, she did not see any announcement on Friday. She volunteered to
straighten the matter out.
Reports of Ad Hoc Committees:
Audit Committee: Carol Kapsner and Deb Long said that they were willing to
audit the books and report at the next meeting.
Bylaws Committee: Kay Miller volunteered to update the by-laws, but said she
couldn't do it until after the first of November.
On a motion made by Elaine DeBilzan and seconded by Karen Oby, the workshop
was postponed until next year. Members stated that they would be interested in
a workshop on canvas work. The committee formed to find available teachers
includes Larissa Larson, Kay Miller and LaRue Odenbach. Carol Kapsner
indicated that she would be will to teach it if a pattern would be provided.
President McCully told members she had been contacted by DWAC to se if PTAG
was interested in participating in artView on Community Access television. It
would consist of a half-hour interview of two club members to provide
information to the public about PTAG and the textile arts. Larissa Larson
and Deb Arnold volunteered to come up with a format and participate in the
Becky told member about her participation in the Needlework Guild of Minnesota
stitch-in. She provided postcards for member who might also be interested in
participating next year.
Kay Miller brought two sacks of canvas work supplies from Elvira Burquist for
whomever was interested.
At the officers meeting, it was discussed about having a question of the
month, somewhat like last year's stitch of the month. Member were also asked
to find a free pattern in which they are interested and bring it to show
others at the meeting. Deb Arnold provided a web site. http://www.geocities.com/kirsten_nz2001/freesiteslist.html
The program on paper piecing was presented Deb Long.
The speaker's gift was made by Becky Quanrud.
LaRue Odenback and Becky Quanrud provided the treats.
Bring and Brag was held.
The meeting was adjourned
Respectfully Submitted, Mary Beth Osborn, Acting Secretary