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PTG's 21st Annual Tat Days Event

August 17 - 20, 2023

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 2023, class (registration) fees, with meals and lodging  pricing include the appropriate NC Sales, Dining, & Lodging Taxes

$120.00 Registration Fee (2 Days of classes, helps pay the teachers and classroom rental)

$177.00 Meals (8 meals, including the Banquet Celebration on Saturday)

$225.00 Double Occupancy, per person, 3 nights at the beautiful Lambuth Inn -

              Single rate is $150/night; triple rate is $55/person/night; quad rate is $45/person/night

$522.00 TOTAL per tatter or $402.00 for KNOTS (Kind Network of Tatting Supporters)

Registration, once the registration window closes, will have increased fees to $75.00 per day. Participants registering at that time will be responsible for their own lodging and meals since rooming list and meal counts will have been submitted to Lake Junaluska. NO REFUNDS IF A PARTICIPANT  MUST CANCEL.

None of the above figures includes any commemoratives, including pattern collection for 2023, optional or required kits for some of the classes, or any other tatting threads and supplies that can be found in the Vending Room (where NC sales tax will be added at checkout). Just an additional notation of KNOTS - these are family members, friends, and other non-tatting individuals who attend Tat Days; since they don't take classes, they do not pay Registration (or Class) Fees.


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 recruited 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 third 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


Applications are due by December 1, 2022. Teacher Contracts go out in January 2023.
Classes and Schedule posted in late February or early March.

Registration will probably open April through mid-June, 2023. NO late registrations. (Except daily commuters that bring their own meals.)
PAID in FULL by July 1, 2023. NO refunds. (PTG must pay in FULL BEFORE the event.)