PTG's 20th Annual Tat Days Event
Lambuth Inn, Lake Junaluska, NC
From rocking chairs on the front porch to quaint parlors, the Lambuth Inn is a popular destination for guests looking for historic charm and old-world feel. Stroll through the gardens to nearby Inspiration Point. The inn was built in 1921 and renovated in 2018. Also called Lake Junaluska’s “stately lady,” it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Estimated Basic Costs for 2022:
$120.00 Registration Fee (2 Days of classes, helps pay the teachers)
$175.00 Meals (8 meals, including the Banquet Celebration on Saturday)
$225.00 Double Occupancy, 3 nights at the beautiful Lambuth Inn -
Single rate is $145/night; triple rate is $60/person/night; quad rate is $50/person/night
$520.00 TOTAL per tatter or $400.00 for KNOTS (Kind Network of Tatting Supporters)
None of the above figures includes any commemoratives, including pattern collection for 2022, optional or required kits for some of the classes, or any supplies that can be found in the Vending Room.
A schedule grid for the entire weekend, including classrooms, gathering room, Vending, and Silent Auction is found at Le Grid.
ABOUT TAT DAYS
A Bit of History
PTG's Tat Days were established and initially funded by the Guild's Butterflies Migrating book which is out of print. The first Tat Day was held April 5, 2003 at the McKissick Museum on the campus of the University of South Carolina. The featured highlight of that event was a juried 'competition' and an in-depth look at how to present tatting. This was the first and only single day event. Since 2004, Tat Days have increased in attendance, teachers have been recreated globally, and the number of individual classes offered increased.
As attendance increased, the venues have also changed. From three years each at Columbia International University and White Oak Conference Center in South Carolina, to 11 years at Georgia Baptist Conference Center at Toccoa, Georgia, and now our second year at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, the guild has hosted participants from multiple states and a half dozen other countries in Europe and North America.
The Guild does have a YouTube Channel where you can see videos from later Tat Days events. Interviews with various Tatters are in the Tattle Tales Interviews series while Designing 101 features a number of tatting designers and their individual processes to create tatting patterns.
During Tat Days 2021, a live-stream interview was held with Georgia Seitz (founder of The Online Tatting Class) by the current owner/operator, Tamie Montgomery. That interview is available to view. Georgia is instrumental in continuing (from 2004 onwards) and growing the Scholarship fund which allows tatters the opportunity to offset some of the cost to attend Tat Days
Form will be available for 2023 after Tat Days!
Teacher Contracts go out in November.
Classes and Schedule posted in February.Registration
Open April through June 10. NO late registrations. (Except daily commuters that bring their own meals.)
PAID in FULL by June 15. NO refunds. (PTG must pay in FULL BEFORE the event.)