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~~ TAT DAY - APRIL 5, 2003 ~~

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TAT DAY has EXPANDED to April 4th, too!

Totally Awesome TAT Day Party!

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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!

When: Bright and early in the morning, on the Saturday nearest International Tat Day, April 5, 2003! Or, come the night before and stay over with us so you won't miss a thing!

Saturday Schedule:
8:57 am: Catch the Trolley at the Holiday Inn
9:30-10 am: Registration
10:00 am – Noon: Classes (Break mid way for TAT, CHAT & SHOP)
10:00 - USC campus walking tour (gardens, special libraries, glass blowing, history, etc.)
Noon – 2:00 pm: Lunch, Judging class, Prizes, Raffle announced, & more …
2:00 – 4:00 pm: Classes (Break mid way for TAT, CHAT & SHOP)
4:00 - 4:53 pm: TAT, CHAT & SHOP (until 4:30) and turn in EVALUATION FORMS and PICK UP YOUR CERTIFICATES
4:53 pm: Catch the Trolley back to the Holiday Inn
6:00 pm: Dinner

Where: In the Southern USA, Columbia, South Carolina
Across the street from the State Capitol Building
In the heart of the historic University of South Carolina campus
At the top of the open green called 'The Horseshoe'
Down the alley of huge old 'live oak' trees
Up the grand the marble stairs to the double doors of the McKissick Museum!

Columbia Map and Directions to McKissick

Friday Activities

What makes this Tat Day unique?
• Classes will be held for beginners, intermediate and advanced tatters.
• There is also an OPEN Tatting Competition to be judged by Dianna Stevens of Washington. Dianna is well known in the tatting community and has been the principal tatting judge for State Fair in Washington as well as regional fairs in Alaska. Entry pieces are welcomed from all around the tatting globe. You do not have to be present to enter a piece of your tatting. MAIL your entries in time to GET HERE BY the 2nd to be sure they get here on time. We will pick up the mail on Friday the 4th.
• Exhibits of vintage tatting, and an Exciting Tat-OFF!!!

How do I enter a piece of my work?
You will mail it to Palmetto Tatters Guild, P O Box 665, Irmo SC 29063
See our competition guidelines for all the details.
Questions? Contact Joy Critchfield @ 117 Elstow RD, Irmo, SC 29063 or by calling her at (803) 781-3427,
or e-mail @ joyathome@sc.rr.com.

How much is the registration?
$20.00 advance registration (before March 25th)
$25.00 at the door

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 can all be purchased.
We will have commemorative T-Shirts and a few Palmetto Tatters shuttles, too!

Who are the instructors?

Dianna Stevens, from Kent WA, author of seven lacemaking books, including It's In the Bag.
For Needle Tatting Class, the students need to bring
1) Suitable needle, make it two.
2) Thread, any color so long as they can see it. Size 20, recommended.
We will make
1) Tatted button (or at least part of it) to familiarize ourselves with the bridging (split chain).
2) Motif that will incorporate rings, chains, floating rings, split rings, bridging and clunies.
The class takes you from beginning through advanced. Dianna

Around the Corner and Beyond the Bend (Lots of edgings!) with Mark Myers, aka Tatman, from Illinois and Abby Small, from South Carolina

Waleska Sosa, from Rome, GA, webmaster of The TatAlong Projects
Pre-Work for Waleska's class, Link to piece to bring done, materials to bring

Riet Surtel-Smeulders, from Holland

For the Beginners: Pam Esberg, Betty Magill, and Donald Moser

Come One! Come All!
Registration Form
(Needs Adobe Acrobat Reader.) or Registration Form (htm)
Mail registrations to Sharren Morgan, 230 Briggs Ave, Greenwood, SC 29649
Phone: (864) 229-6358, e-mail: knittingmom@yahoo.com

Added Bonus: All of the McKissick Museum galleries are being devoted to Folklife Artisans this month. In fact, the galleries on the first floor are devoted to the winning craftsmen of the past 16 years! And they are all open for your perusal. Check in at the front desk, turn left and head for the auditorium at the end of the hall. It's OK to lollygag a bit as there is so much to see - but remember - the main tatting exhibits are straight ahead!

We will be using the Columbia Trolley to transport folks on Saturday from the Hotel to McKissick Museum and back. This is provided by a grant from the Richland/Lexington County Cultural Council.

See you there!

Let's dine together during the weekend - Friday & Saturday.

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Special Notes
No Cameras inside:
We will have an official photographer at the event to take LOTS of pictures for all of us. Other cameras will not be allowed inside the museum, museum rules, but you may take as many as you like outside. Thank you for your cooperation.
Average Weather for April in Columbia, SC: High=77, Low=53, small possibility of a quick shower.

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

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