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"Our mission is to promote the craft of tatting and spread it like kudzu across the South!"

Membership Info: Email or write us at Palmetto Tatters Guild, P.O. Box 1597, Lexington, SC 29071. Membership Dues: 1 tatted butterfly annually. Samples. Questions? Email Donna.

Site Updated August 10, 2019

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2017 Tat Days PICTURES are HERE! SEE what you will be MISSING if you do not JOIN US!

3 Quilts for 2019 READY
for Online Donations

(from quilt donations in 2018)! Thank you!

Will you help support our Tat Days Scholarship Fund?

Blue Full Bed
81 Blocks
Fantastic Multi Themes with
Flakes, Critters, White Medallions and more.

Online Donations

Log Cabin Design Table Topper
17 Blocks, Multi Theme
Do you have a friend that NEEDS this quilt?

Live Auction Item
Friday Evening

Red Wall Hanging
16 Blocks, Bright Colors
"Day of the Dead"
Do you LOVE Halloween?

Live Auction Item
Friday Evening

July 17 (3rd Saturday): At Lexington County Museum (directions), 1 to 5.
Tat Days Workshop-Putting Welcome Bags together, Attendee Folders, etc.
Bring a project in case we finish early and there is time to tat.

2019 Project-Share Tatting Across Your Community. Snowflakes or other Displays. Read More. Look around TODAY. Where do you see snowflakes or other holiday decorations that make you think of tatted designs? Let's spread tatting around the globe with tatted decorations and displays!
For South Carolina, Barbara H. has designed a GORGEOUS snowflake for us to include with our other snowflakes going to the SC State House. We are so EXCITED to have this pattern!
YOU may want to change the letters to your State's abbreviation. See the pattern here!
THANK YOU Barbara for sharing!






NEWS FLASH 2019 Tat Days

(June 21)

* Rita of Shuttle By Design is offering these GORGEOUS commemorative shuttles at Tat Days. If you would like to pre-order to be sure you get yours, please write Teresa at

* "Tatting Tail Tales" - What is your tatting short story? Type it, print it, share it (12 point or larger font, 1 page). Or maybe you have a book that has a great tatting tale. Mark the page and bring it!

Should we vote on the best original Tatting Tail Tale and give a small prize?

(June 15)
* We will have shirts! PURPLE. MUST Pre-Order through Teresa at NO extras at Tat Days. Crew Neck. Costs: S through XL $16.00 and 2XL through 6XL $22.00. MORE info here.

Tat Days 2020 Theme:
"Tatting the Ra

See our Blue Full Bed Size Quilt at

I.O.L.I. 66th Annual Lace Convention
July 21-27, 2019, Spokane Valley, Washington, USA. Mirabeau Park Hotel
WONDERFUL TATTING CLASSES with Mimi Dillman, Karen Bovard Sayre and Natalie Rogers that Patti Duff has worked hard to bring to the convention. Support them if you possibly can!


Anita Barry (Virginia)
Bonnie Swank (Virginia)
Donna Thompson (South Carolina)
Erin Holloway Moseley (Tennessee)
Georgia Seitz (Illinois/Alaska)
Jane Eborall (England)
Marilyn Jones (Alabama)
Martha Ess (North Carolina)
Melanie Cervi (California)

Paige Deputy (North Carolina)
Pam Freck (South Carolina)
Phyllis Schmidt (Georgia)
Richard Embrey (Virginia)
Sandra Eichelberger (Georgia/South Carolina)
Sharren Sarver Morgan (South Carolina)
Shawna Wachs (Kentucky)
Stephanie Wilson (North Carolina)
Tonya Smith (Georgia)

Class Pictures Only (Teaser)
Class Projects with Descriptions

Pattern CD for Tat Days 2006 through 2018 are available. Get yours today! GREAT gifts!
2019 Meeting Calendar (Updated March 19)


Tatting Corner event in Chesterfield, Indiana, July 11 - 13, "The Wild Life of Tatting"
contact: OR OR

I.O.L.I. 66th Annual Lace Convention
July 21-27, 2019, Spokane Valley, Washington, USA. Mirabeau Park Hotel
WONDERFUL TATTING CLASSES with Mimi Dillman, Karen Bovard Sayre and Natalie Rogers that Patti Duff has worked hard to bring to the convention.
Support them if you possibly can!

Fringe Tatters event in Cambridge, ON, September 27 - 28, "Ring A Ding"

Finger Lakes event in Lodi, NY April 2020

Shuttlebirds event in Post Falls, Idaho, May

CALL for Tatted Items for Craft Box for various craft sales, Mail to our PO Box anytime you have an extra something. THANKS!
School colors of Garnet and/or Black for Univ. of SC and Orange and/or Purple for Clemson sell well, too.

SC State Fair Tatting Ribbon Winners 2018
All State Fair Home Craft Winners posted online. Once on that page, CTRL F will bring up a "find" box and you can search for your name or tatting. See pages 26, 27, 56, and 57.
Pictures below are PTG BIG BLUE Ribbon Winners.
A list of our PTG Ribbon Winners and PICTURES of all the BEAUTIFUL entries!

2017 SC State Fair Ribbon Winners and Booth! Take a look!

THANK YOU: THANK YOU for ALL the butterflies that FLEW IN at Tat Days!
We had a WONDERFUL time sharing tatting with 26 classes of school children (2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 8th graders) in Belton, SC, at their Heritage Days in October 2018. Each student had the opportunity to try tatting and all received a butterfly, including chaperones, made by YOU. The teachers got an Angel. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Tat Days 2018 - THANK YOU for a WONDERFUL EVENT!


Tat Days 2019, September 5-8, Toccoa, GA USA
Our Theme, THANKS to Melinda C., is "Tatting Tail Tales"

2020 Tat Days, September 3-6, Toccoa, GA USA (Labor Day is the 7th)

What will you volunteer to do? What small job would you like? Write

THANK YOU for GREAT weekends at our Tat Days, always!


Years 2006-2018 Tat Days Pattern CD - Order Here.

Questions? Write to

NOW on CD, USB or SD card.
$15 plus shipping and handling.
See the class projects on each year's Tat Days page.

SEE the Tat Days Projects: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

PICTURES from 2016! (800+)

2015 Tat Days Pictures | 2014 Tat Days Pictures | 2013 Tat Days Pictures


SMILE South Carolina State Fair in October: Each year we collect butterflies and other small tatted items to share with the thousands of fair goers. They love animals and insects: fish, giraffes, owls, spiders, etc.!

SMILE Items to sell at craft fairs: We love to share our tatting and make more folks aware of this wonderful art form and craft shows are one way we do this. It also brings in a little cash to help support our teaching efforts throughout the year. Craft show goers are looking for unique items and we can provide just that. Items like, but not limited to, jewelry, bookmarks, decorative things, etc. School colors of garnet and black for Univ. of SC and orange and/or purple for Clemson sell well, too.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU for your generosity!


Palmetto Tatters Tree McCaskill's Farm, Camden, SC, All Day, craft sales, Saturday in April or May.

Palmetto Tatters Tree Cayce Arts Festival, Caycy, SC, All Day, arts and crafts sales, music and food, Saturday in April.

Palmetto Tatters Tree At a public library near you. Ask your library and let us know if you need/want help with a class or two.

Palmetto Tatters Tree At Richland County public library Craft Demo days. Many meet weekly doing all kinds of crafts. Check their web pages for details.

Palmetto Tatters Tree Monthly Meetings, Tat Days and SC State Fair!

Palmetto Tatters Tree If you know of any craft fairs that PTG should look into, please let us know.

Palmetto Tatters Tree And anywhere you show off your tatting can be an opportunity! SMILE

Remember, if you TEACH one-on-one or a class, please turn in your time to Pam.

Palmetto Tatters Guild is recognized by I.O.L.I for volunteer demonstration hours. Read more here.

Tatters Across Time Inc. shuttle Tatting Proficiency Program© is a non-profit organization formed to help all tatters everywhere improve their proficiency in shuttle tatting skills, techniques, and/or knowledge. The goal of the program is to promote high standards of quality workmanship and to further the appreciation of shuttle tatting through education, teaching and communication.

Palm Fronds: (Updated July 2018) Is there a Palmetto Tatter local neighborhood contact or group near you? Look here at our list to see. If you have a group or would like to be the contact for your city, please write Donna at to be added. Thanks!


Palmetto Tatters Guild
2019 Saturday Meeting Dates (Mark your calendars)
Usually 3rd Saturday of each month, 1:00 to 5:00. Lessons subject to change.
LOCATION (most of the time): Lexington County Museum (Directions)
Several books from our PTG Library are at our monthly meetings. We have hundreds of publications for check out for 1 to 2 months at a time. Be sure to "check it out" at our next meeting.
DUE February 20: Teaching Applications for Tat Days 2019 and Logo submissions. THANK YOU!

January 19: Heart by Gloria Nelson
(Lexington Main Branch Library-Directions)

February 16: Jane E's Easter Egg (Lexington Main Branch Library-Directions)

March 16: Barbara H's Shamrock

2019 Project-Sharing Tatting Across Your Community. Snowflakes or other Displays. Read More.

April 13: UFO and Craft Items
(Lexington Main Branch Library-Directions)

April Craft Fair
April 27
-Cayce Arts Festival, 3 to 8.

May 18: Patriotic Pattern by Martha Ess-Eagle and Ribbon
Voting on 2020 Tat Days Theme. Send ideas to
(Ideas shared last year will be included in voting.)

May Craft Fair
May 4-Old McCaskill's Farm, 10 to 6

June 15: Interlocking Split Ring Chain with 2 Shuttles - Key Chain Fob, Purse Decoration, Lanyard, Eyeglasses chain, edging, etc.

July 20:
REGISTER to enter tatting in the SC State Fair.

August 17: Prepare for Tat Days AND State Fair.
REGISTER to enter tatting in the SC State Fair.

September 14:
Tat Days 2019, "Tatting Tail Tales,", September 5-8, Toccoa, GA  USA

October 12 State Fair Day - Butterflies and small items needed for sharing with fair visitors.

November 16: December 21 : Holiday Gathering-Show 'N Tell, Favorite Snacks, and FUN together! At Cayce-West Columbia Library.

2020 Tat Days Dates: September 3-6, 2020, Toccoa, GA USA (Labor Day is the 7th)
Last updated April 20, 2019

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"Our mission is to promote the craft of tatting and spread it like
kudzu across the South!"

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