17th Annual Tat Days 2019


 

TAT DAYS HOME (Updated May 11, 2019)

(NEWS FLASH, Registration, Next Year's Theme, Volunteers, Vendors, Planning, Weekend Schedule, Facebook, What is Tat Days?)

 

Our distinguished teachers! (In order by first name. Biographies not yet updated. Comments always welcome!)

2019

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

 

2019 Class Pictures ONLY Page (Teaser)

or

2019 Class Projects Page (Pictures, descriptions, materials)

and

2019 Class Grid Schedule (Decide on your class schedule. You may need a few 2nd and 3rd choices.)

 

PLANNING TRAVEL

If flying in, PLEASE TRY to book flights with reasonable arrival and departure times to facilitate easy sharing of rides to and from Toccoa on Thursday and Sunday.
Atlanta airport - 2 hour drive. (Traffic gets crazy around 3:00 weekdays.)
Teachers - 4:00 meeting on Thursday.

Consider sharing a ride like a rental. Write registrar@palmettotatters.org to share your travel plans to see who wants to share a ride.
PTG may be able to help with rides. If want to help, let us know.

Be courteous and thoughtful in your planning.

Thursday Airport Arrival: Ideally between 10 and 1:00 and be willing to wait a little bit for others to arrive to share a ride.

Sunday Airport Departure: Ideally after 1:00 (Leaving Toccoa by 9:00 after a good breakfast, 2 hours to airport, arriving 2 hours ahead of flight time.)

Thank you! See you in September!!!!!!!

 

START SAVING TODAY!

If you save $19 each week from April to September (21 weeks) you will have $400 for Tat Days for Registration, Room+Meals and Banquet! (Estimated at $85+265+18+32 kits/shopping)
For just $24 per week = $500, you can shop in vending, participate in the Auctions and have leftover cash for gasoline to get home!
Fellowship, Facts, Fiction, and FUN are FREE!


3 Quilts for 2019 READY (from donations in 2018)! Thank you!

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

Log Cabin Design Table Topper
17 Blocks, Multi Theme
Probably Live Auction Item

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

Probably Online Donations

 


NEWS FLASH 2019

Watch for commemorative shuttles! Pre-Order with registration or a few may be in vending.

 

"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?

 

We WILL have FUN stuff, just no t-shirts this year!


Letter from 2019 to ALL Participants.
We hope this letter will be especially helpful to those new to our Tat Days.

 

Sample Menu - The food is GREAT! Lots of variety! (Menu from 2018. Will get new one closer to Fall dates.)

 

 

Fundraisers for Scholarships and General Fund

THANK YOU for your support!

 

Online Drawing (S), Silent Auction (S), and Live Auction (S & GF)

 

ADMIRE our quilts for the Online Drawing which will open probably in June. We will need you to help advertise.

 

What will you donate to the Auctions? Anything a tatter might like is welcome! You can package it pretty or let us display it, possibly combining with a few other items.

 

DONATED by Paul and Anita Barry!

Click the image for more information.

NEEDED: We always LOVE getting butterflies and other small tats (bugs and animals are loved by all!) for our SC State Fair sharing of small tats in October each year. Leave a TAIL of for a necklace; no need to hide ends.

IF you can help, please send to Palmetto Tatters Guild, P.O. Box 1597, Lexington, SC 29071 or bring to Tat Days. THANK YOU!!!!!!

Online Registration will OPEN ON June 8th. It is a good idea to register the first day or first week if you have specific classes you know you want.

48 Classes in one weekend! What will YOU choose?

 

Class Project Teaser Pictures and Class Grid Schedule and Class Project Pictures page. ENJOY!

 

See who is coming! Are you?

 

If you need to cancel (we hope you do not need to cancel!), to receive a full refund, a cancellation must be received on or before August 3. Read full cancellation policy here. Email Teresa at registrar@palmettotatters.org.


White Elephant Game Saturday evening! What will you bring? Fun, Beautiful, Silly, Amazing, Crazy, or what? Remember these? $2 to $10.

G-Rated, please.

Live Auction Surprises!

Remember this one? BRAVE soul to bid on an unseen item!
She did get some wonderful tatting things, too!

DONATE TODAY - Just $5
2019 Scholarship Fund Raisers

THANK YOU!

Quilt(s), Silent Auction, and a portion of Live Auction.
Donations accepted starting in June

here at TatDaysScholarship.info

Takes 1 minute and $5 to help send a fellow tatter to Tat Days.


If you win and you are not at Tat Days, we will cover shipping costs up to $50.

Welcome "Goodie" Bags are calling for you! Will you be at Tat Days to get yours?

And the bags for our KNOTS (Kind Network of Tatting Supporters)!

 

Thursday afternoon, getting settled in, ENJOY meeting up with old friends and making NEW friends! Also, you might want to prep for your classes, especially after you pick up your kits.

Then let the FUN BEGIN!

Making Shuttles at 6:00.

Vending Opens at 7:00. (Or maybe before....we will see.)

FUN for ALL!

 

 

 

Vendors: We will have Lisa again from Tatting Corner and many of our teachers (present and former) as well as other tatting vendors will have tables with their own unique items and the PTG will have a few items like past pattern CDs.

 

KEY VENDOR

Lisa, our Key Vendor, is VERY EXCITED about our Tat Days! For Pre-Orders use this code PTG2019. This code will allow you to preorder items at a 10% discount, pay no shipping, and have the items delivered to you at Palmetto Tat Days this September. And you can use it more than once! :) It does expire August 31, 2019.

 

Lisa will have TONS of space in vending this year for COOL STUFF!

Follow Tatting Corner on Facebook for more EXCITEMENT!

Volunteers

 

What will you volunteer to do? What small job would you like?
Write tatdays@palmettotatters.org
THANKS!

For 2019-still need a coordinator for Banquet Decorations.

For 2020: Welcome “Goodie” Bags Coordinator, KNOTS Bags, Banquet Decorations, Banquet Favors, Kitchen Snacks Coordinator, Teacher Gifts, Teacher Aide Gifts, Former Teacher Gifts (taken), and GRAND PRIZE!

 


PLAN NOW....

1) To come in Thursday the 5th and stay through Sunday AM. Classes Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday. SHARE a ride!

2) Banquet: Will you wear a tail? Or tell a tale at your table?

3) Save your change each week! Fees for 2019: Registration ($85), Room (3 nights double-occupancy) + 7 Meals ($265/per person), Banquet ($18), Extra meals $9.25, Online Donations, Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Vending.

4) Tat a unique lanyard! (Optional)

5) Find your name badge holder from previous years, if you have one, and put it in your suitcase. :-)

SEE YOU IN TOCCOA!

 

Weekend Schedule (link may not work, yet)

Emptying shuttles? Make butterflies, animals, spiders, owls, flowers, etc., and bring to Tat Days for our SC State Fair BIG sharing of tatting bits in October. No string attached or long strings for necklaces are both much appreciated.

 

NOTE: Costs are the SAME as 2018.
Commuter Fee will be $27 per day.
Most choose to stay on campus and the commuter fee is included in their room costs. If an individual chooses to stay off-campus, and that is perfectly fine, then the Center charges us $26.38 + tax per commuter per day. We are not able to absorb this cost so we must pass it on. Thank you for understanding.


You can post your photos from our Tat Days on our Facebook page. Just look for the Palmetto Tatters Guild page. And we welcome any tatted related posts there, too. Thanks! Be SURE to have permission of all the folks with faces in the picture before posting. THANKS!


What is Tat Days? One tatter writes: "I am so excited I can hardly STAND it! ;-) You'd think I was 5 years old and waiting for Christmas, my birthday, and a trip to the circus, all rolled into one. ;-)"
Tat Days is a time for all level tatters (tried it a little to advanced) to come together and tat ("art of making lace") for 48 hours. Well maybe only 45; we do sleep a little! There will be a variety of 1.5 to 3 hour classes to select from with various items being created and new techniques being learned. There will be lots of time to chat and learn from other tatters. Show 'N Tell will be exciting as folks bring out works of art they have created. And of course fun, games, and good food. Meet back up with old friends and make new ones. Find out you no longer need to keep tatting by yourself in your closet because there are tatters all across the globe. Tatting started out as an edging on sheets and clothing. It is much, much more than that now. As you scrolled down this page and browse our site, you will see many examples of tatted lace. Or take a look at our About Us page. Enjoy!

 

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