TAT DAY - JUNE 4-5, 2004

"Rooted in History,
Reaching for the Sky!"

TAT DAYS 2005 | 2003

Who is Teaching?
Who is Coming?
Why? Why NOT!
And How?

2004 Shuttle
Airport Shuttle Service
Columbia Area
Flyer / AD
Packing List
Phone Numbers
Photo Release Form

Show 'N Tell


WOW! What a weekend! Thank you to ALL for making it a very special time together!

2004 TAT DAY Video and Picture CD
$4 for over 1000 pictures on CD
$10 for double-DVD video set or VHS
More Info...
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!

What 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.
• Palmetto Open Tat Competition and Exhibit
• Show 'N Tell Exhibits
• Vendors and Lots of STUFF!
• Exciting Motif Competition, Tatted Motif Relay, Pairs Tatting, 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 Shuttle Service, to provide transportation from the airport to the college (and return) for $10 per 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- 803 237 1765."

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 off" 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 803-238-6497.

What's the Schedule?
Schedule for Friday and Saturday! You will not want to miss a minute!

Who 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.
Class 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 Tat Competition?
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. (Dianna will be teaching a course on judging lace at IOLI this year.) Entry pieces are welcomed from all around the tatting globe. You do not have 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 on time or bring them with you Friday morning. We will pick up the mail on Thursday the 3rd.

Will 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!

Can 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 all be purchased on site.

Commemorative Items
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 Registrar.) You can fill out the form online and pay online with PayPal or mail in your check.
Registration Questions? Write Bonnie
Payment Questions? Write Teresa

Who 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 their request.)

How 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 for the weekend). 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 library - for those who need to do research or check emails. Final 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 dorm for married couples.
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.

Packing List:

Riet's List

  • 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 Book.

Other Lodging Options
Hotels near CIU


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 of weather.com.)
The dorms, dining hall and classrooms are air conditioned.

Click for Columbia, South Carolina Forecast 
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Flyer / AD
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 / AD

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 be asked on the Registration Form if the Palmetto Tatters may use your name and likeness in their materials. See our Full Release Form here. Thank you.

Fund Raiser
Butterflies Migrating: A Flock of Lace Flutteries
, our butterfly book.

See you there!

Questions? Write Lori

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