What a weekend! Thank you to ALL for making it a very special time
2004 TAT DAY Video
and Picture CD
$4 for over 1000 pictures on CD
$10 for double-DVD video set or VHS
Contact Donna to order.
GREAT BIG HUGS and THANK YOU'S go to the
TAT DAY Committee and many other volunteers for their time and patience
in pulling all off an incredible weekend! THANK YOU!!!!!
Thank you, Joyce Harper, for this SWEET
poem about TAT DAY!
makes this TAT DAY unique?
Classes will be held for beginners, intermediate and advanced tatters
(needle, shuttle, hooks, and fingers)
with a roster of International Teachers.
Show 'N Tell Exhibits
Vendors and Lots of STUFF!
Exciting Motif Competition,
Tatted Motif Relay,
Tat Tag Teams,
and a Tat Off!!
Where is TAT DAY 2004?
We will be on the Campus of Columbia International
University in Columbia,
South Carolina. Dorm rooms will be available for lodging and all meals
will be provided in the dining hall, buffet style. (No Smoking or Alcohol
allowed on campus.)
How do I get there?
MAP to TAT DAY 2004 at CIU
MAP of Campus, Tour of Campus, Colored Map of Campus
If you need a ride from the airport or train station
or bus station, contact Karen by email or
at 803-238-6497. She will need to know your time for arrival.
If you are flying
into town, we have contracted with a shuttle service, Tatters
to provide transportation from the airport to the college (and return)
trip. If you will be using this service, please let Karen know what
time your plane will arrive at CAE, and what time you need to be back
at the airport for the return trip, so we can let the shuttle
service know what time you are expecting them.
When you arrive, if you need to contact Tatters
Shuttle Service, our drivers will be Judy and Milton.
They are ready to make sure tatters have a smooth trip from the airport
to the university. If
you have any questions or concerns, such as "Now that I'm at the
airport, which door do I go out to meet the shuttle?" or "Yikes!
My plane was delayed! Are they still going to be able to meet me?" don't
hesitate to call them on their cell phone at 1- 803 237 1764 or 1- 803
Emergency Numbers/Family Contact Numbers
Let's do HOPE no one has any problems or emergencies while in Columbia
for TAT DAY! However, it is always nice to have a phone number to call,
just incase. And your family might feel better about you "running
if they have a number that can reach you. In the age of cell phones,
most you will have a phone close by but just in case you do not, you
may give your family the number for Donna T., 803-530-0356,
her cell phone, or try
her husband Jeff at home at 803-755-2024. Or Karen's cell number is
What's the Schedule?
Schedule for Friday and Saturday!
You will not want to miss a minute!
are the Teachers& What are they teaching?
Here is our international list
of Teachers and their class
schedules. You will want to select your classes before registering,
having a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice ready.
Information: You will be receiving an email or phone call as to
what classes you have been assigned this week, the 26th-28th. THANKS for
your patience as we worked out the details.
What is the Palmetto Open
Our Open Competition will be judged by Teresa Woods, past President
of The Palmetto Tatters, and Laksami Greene, a professional tatter
from South Carolina, both of whom were trained by Dianna Stevens.
will be teaching a course on judging lace at IOLI this year.) Entry
pieces are welcomed from all around the tatting globe. You do
to be present to enter a piece of your tatting. Read
our guidelines and fill out your entry
forms here online. You
will need one entry form per item to mail with
your entries. MAIL
your entries in time to GET HERE BY the 2nd day of June to be sure
they get here
time or bring them with you Friday morning. We
will pick up the mail on Thursday the 3rd.
there be a TAT DAY Show 'n Tell?
Tatting is Always Welcome at Tat Gatherings!
We expect and want to see all sorts of show and tells - whether judged
or not - whether displayed on fancy boards or pulled out of a pocket.
Do Please Bring
Tatting of All Types!
I get tatting supplies there?
There will be a number of vendors present local and regional.
Shuttles, tatting needles, threads, instruction and pattern books, and more than
you can imagine, can
purchased on site.
We will have commemorative T-Shirts ($15)
and a few Palmetto
Tatters 2004 shuttles ($20 or $25), too!
(Pre-orders for shuttles due by May
20th to The Shuttle Shop.)
How much is the Registration?
$50.00 advance registration (before May 21st)
$75.00 after May 21st, including at the door
You may register online.
(This will be the easiest way for us to quickly get your information to our
out the form online and pay online with PayPal or mail
Registration Questions? Write Bonnie
Payment Questions? Write Teresa
is coming? Here
is our list. (There may be a few that
did not wish for their names to be on this list and we want to respect
much is the Lodging on Campus?
$25.00 one person in room
$15.00 per person/two in a room
Participants may check in after 10:00 AM on Friday.
(June 1st) Linens
are provided (sheets, pillows, pillow cases, towels, washcloth - one set
There are laundry facilities in the dorms. The dorms are "old style" with
the bathrooms down the hall. There will be internet access
in each dorm room - just bring your own laptop and cable. Also, folks can
bring their own phones and plug into the phone lines in the rooms for outgoing
calls. (Do not have to dial 9 to get out.) No incoming calls. There is
a refrigerator and microwave on each floor in the dorms. The Computer Center
will be open
- next to
checkout is Sunday 10:00 AM. Checkout is VERY IMPORTANT so that we get
your room key returned or there will be a $40 charge to you by CIU since
they would have to replace the door lock. There will be a place on the
registration form to select a type of dorm: women's
dorm, men's dorm, or
Note: Because this is a college campus, if you will
have children with you (or do not wish to stay on campus), you may
want to check out the
other lodging options below.
- a bag with sunshine
- a bag with big smiles
- a bag with patience
- a bag with humor
THANKS Riet! We will MISS YOU!
Need a Roommate?
You are welcome to post a message in our Guest
Other Lodging Options
Note from Webmaster: "My brother says this is a really nice place!"
Give them a call at 1-800-633-6351 for Reservations or 803-957-1238.
It is about 25 miles from Columbia International University.
Where will we eat?
Our meals will be served in the dining hall on campus. The cost is as follows:
Breakfast = $4, Lunch = $6, Friday Night Banquet
= $15, and Saturday Dinner = $8.
What else can we do in Columbia while
we are in town?
Click here and check it out!
What will the weather be like?
In Columbia, SC, June 5th has an average high of 90°F, average low of
66°F, making the mean 78°F. The record high for June 5th is 104°F
set in 1943 and the record low is 52°F
set in 1988. The sunrise will be at 6:13 and sunset will be at 8:33. (Courtesy
The dorms, dining hall and classrooms are air conditioned.
(watch out for the ads)
Here is a Flyer / AD for YOU to post (yes, that means you can help, too) anywhere
and everywhere you think a Tatter might find it! Let's get the WORD OUT! Flyer
Photos and Video
You may bring your cameras this year to capture your special times. There
will also be an "official photographer"
taking photos and video for The Palmetto Tatters for their archives. You will
Registration Form if the Palmetto Tatters may use your name and likeness in their
materials. See our Full
Release Form here. Thank you.
A Flock of Lace Flutteries, our butterfly book.
See you there!
Questions? Write Lori
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