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GREAT JOB and CONGRATULATIONS! You are an inspiration to us all!

Award2005 State Fair: Most Innovative Tatted Design wnt to Leeann Shaw for her blue fan. Best Double-Stitches & Picots went to Lori Dunlap for her blue edging. Judges' Choice went to Leeann Shaw for her Blue, Pink & Yellow Square Doily. See pictures on the 2005 State Fair page.

Award2005 Tat Day: Best of Show went to Lori Dunlap for her blue edging. Best in Theme went to Leeann Shaw for her blue fan. Judges' Choice went to Gail Owens for her green fan. See pictures on the 2005 Tat Day page.

Certified! Abby Small and Joy Critchfield have completed their Tatting Teacher Certification! They traveled to Michigan in October 2003 to the Great Lakes Lace Group to complete the long process. The purpose of the teacher certification program is to encourage those tatters who want to become teachers to pursue an excellence and profound understanding of the basic concepts of tatting.

SC State Fair - October 2003: The Palmetto Tatters Guild awarded "Most Innovative Tatted Design" and "Best Double Stiches and Picots" to Lori Dunlap. "Judges Recognition Award" went to Virginia Baker. Lori, Virginia, Gail Hitchcock and Annie Ruth Lybrand all took away 1st places and Gail received a 2nd place, too.

Gloria Zaugg is written up in The Tullahoma News and Guardian' of Tennessee, July 25, 2003. "She's a Tatter" it says under her picture with a shuttle. She learned tatting from a book after she retired in 1983. She has shown her work at many art shows including the Franklin County Art Guild and Foothills Craft Show. Tatting is her favorite craft. She has over 500 (yes, 500!) shuttles from all over the world. She belongs to the Highland Rim Tatting Guild, Palmetto Tatters Guild, World Wide Ring of Tatters, International Old Lacers, Inc., and International E-Tatters. Read more: Page 1 and Page 2.
November 2003: Gloria takes the BLUE RIBBON at STATE for her tree topper tatted angel! The angel won the county, the district, and the state blue ribbons at the "Cultural Aris" competition for The Familiy, Community Education Association. (formerly known as the Extention Homemakers) associated with the Dept. of Argriculture.

Ginny Weathers takes first place with her beautiful doily at this year's New York State Fair, August 2003. See a picture at

Debbie Arnold wins multiple ribbons at the Colorado State Fair, August 2003. Debbie entered 7 needlework items at the Colorado State Fair and ribboned with all entries. She took Best of Show in Tatting and Needlework with a small tatted doily made from Perfect Quilter variegated sewing thread. Who said you can't win with variegated? LOL. Debbie also took Best of Show in Hand Knitting and Crocheting Other Than Clothing with a knitted lace doily. Also received a 1st, 2nd and 3rd with crocheted items and a 2nd in tatting fat thread and 2nd in beaded ornaments. Debbie thinks you'll especially get a kick out of the blocking pictures for one of her tatted pieces at!

We KNOW there were MORE! Send them ON! smile

This page last updated on December 15, 2003.

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