Tatting Design by Pam Freck and
Theme by Hope Bates

9th Annual

Tat Days 2011

September 23-24

Toccoa, Georgia USA
Pictures of Location

"Tatting in a Winter Wonderland"

Tat Days 2012
September 7-8
"Blast from the Past"

 

Updated February 22, 2012


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2011 Quilt

THANKS to ALL that responded to this wonderful opportunity to help others attend Tat Days 2011 and hopefully beyond!
Our thanks goes to those who have done the hard work to make this beautiful work of art. http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2011/snowquilt.html

THANK YOU for your support!

CONGRATULATIONS to Katie Verna!

 

UPDATE February 23, 2012: THANK YOU to everyone that participated in this event to try to set a world record for tatters. We have heard back from Guinness and they said we needed more than 250 tatters to break the record. We had around 120 when counting those at Tat Days and those around the world that joined us. We may try again one day. Again, THANK YOU to ALL that joined us!

Friday, September 23, 6:00 to 6:30pm (EST)

Guinness Book of World Records and Facebook
One exciting thing we hope to achieve this year at Tat Days is to get in the Guinness Book of World Records! Yes! Friday afternoon, between 6 and 6:30 (EST), we will all be tatting the same pattern at the same time-making snowflakes. We will be using our Tat Off! Pattern. When searching the Guinness Records, we found 0 entries for tatting. We will be the first! And the world will know tatting is NOT a lost art!
(Note: In the end, it will be up to the Guinness folks to accept our numbers. We have done the paperwork and have a local person to certify. We will see.)

IF you would like to JOIN IN in the FUN, find Palmetto Tatters on Facebook or LIVE video at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/palmetto-tatters Add a comment or check our Chat. Let us know you are with us including by using a name when you sign into the live stream and telling your location by state and/or country. Take a picture, too, if you want. (Watch out for the ADS on ustream.tv.) UStream.tv should work on laptops, tablets and iPhones.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD: Tweet it. Blog it. Post it. Friday, September 23, 2011, Palmetto Tatters Guild on Facebook or ustream.tv, 6 to 6:30 EST. Pattern at www.palmettotatters.org. Comment or Chat with us. Let us know your location by country. How far can we reach?

Note: Please forgive us if this technology does not work but know we have tested it and are going to give it our best shot. Thanks.

Online Registration is Closed for Now.
Registration will be open at Tat Days. COME ON OVER!

Location
462 Sonrise Way Toccoa, GA  30577-Georgia Baptist Conference Center
This address does work at maps.google.com. If you have a fairly new GPS or recently updated, it should find it, too. Or you can go to their website at
toccoa.gabaptist.org and click on the Driving Directions link on the left. If your GPS does not recognize this address, just get to Toccoa, GA. Once you get to Toccoa, you should be able to ask anyone in town and they should be able to point you in the correct direction. This Center has been there for over 40 years. If you get lost, call the conference center at 706-886-3133 or call Donna at 803-338-1384. Put those numbers in your cell phone.
Pictures of New Location

Internet Access
If you bring your own lapton, there is wireless internet access in the lobby of the main building next to the dining hall which is down the hill from our meeting and housing building. Also, we will have a laptop for checking email and such for limited times during the day and evening.

Silent Auction Items
If you would like to donate items that tatters would enjoy to our Silent Auction for Tat Days, please email Katharine at silentauction@palmettotatters.org
Challenge: A challenge has been set by the Chocolate Therapy Palm Fronds for other Palm Fronds to contribute to the Silent Auction. Who will meet this challenge?

CLASSES

  • Meet our Teachers
  • Preping for Classes: Be sure to scan your teacher's web pages for important information about your classes.
  • Have you clicked on the teachers' pictures on their class pages? Some have more pictures just for FUN.
  • Class Schedule Grid
  • Saturday morning Early Bird Class Kit will $1 in vending. It will be available as early as Thursday evening so you can prepare your shuttles for Saturday morning.
  • As a courtesy to your teacher and your classmates, please arrive ON TIME. Thank you.

Weekend Schedule

Weather: Average High = 85/86 and Average Low=66. Looks like it may be a little cooler and slight chance of rain. Check out weather.com for 10-day forecast.

Look Who's Coming

Commemorative Shuttles
All in Vending. Shop Early!

Georgia Seitz will be offering her beautiful commemorative
shuttles again this year.
We will also have a limited number of The Shuttle Shop's shuttles made from Cherrywood this year.

 

Tat Off! at 6:30 Friday Evening.

Tat Off! Pattern
Practice. Practice. Practice. smile

Thanks Barbara H. for the great pattern!

TatOffSnowflake
TatOff

 

There are always NEW things to discover and try and test out at Tat Days. One such item will be a NEW prototype shuttle by Richard Seitz. See Richard or Georgia for a "test drive" with this shuttle.

Emergency Contact Numbers
Karen Lowrimore 803-238-6947
Hope Bates 803-292-8535
Donna Thompson 803-338-1384
Georgia Baptist Conference Center 706-886-3133

MORE INFO-A few more details can be found at 2010 info.

THANK YOU for the Snowflakes!
Karen is excited about ALL of the snowflakes that have fluttered in so far and that will flutter in at Tat Days. THANK YOU for your generosity! If you need an idea for a snowflake, look here at Georgia's site. Leave a tail for hanging. If you want it back at the end of Tat Days, just tag it with your name or be sure to let Karen know so she can tag it. Otherwise they will go for a good cause-probably our craft fair box for fundraising to help cover Tat Days costs. You may mail them to Palmetto Tatters Guild, P.O. Box 1597, Lexington, SC 29071 or email Karen (tatdays@palmettotatters.org) how many you will be bringing on Thursday to Tat Days. THANK YOU!

THANKS for saving 2x6x6 plastic meat containers. Bring your last ones to our September 17th meeting.

Volunteer Opportunties
If you would like to volunteer for anything Tat Days, small or large, PLEASE write Karen at tatdays@palmettotatters.org.


What is Tat Days? Tat Days is a time for all level tatters (tried it a little to advanced) to come together and tat ("art of making lace") for 48 hours. Well maybe only 45; we do sleep a little! There will be a variety of 1.5 to 3 hour classes to select from with various items being created and new techniques being learned. There will be lots of time to chat and learn from other tatters. Show 'N Tell will be exciting as folks bring out works of art they have created. And of course fun, games, and good food. Meet back up with old friends and make new ones. Find out you no longer need to keep tatting by yourself because there are tatters all across the globe. Tatting started out as an edging on sheets and clothing. It is much, much more than that now. As you scroll down this page and browse our site, you will see many examples of tatted lace. Enjoy!


Tat Days 2011 - "Tatting in a Winter Wonderland"

For Prep for classes, go to the individual teacher pages.

Gina Butler's Hair Crunchies-Idea for Georgia's Embellishing class

Our WONDERFUL slate of teachers:

Sandra Eichelberger

Martha Ess

Sheron Goldin

Erin Holloway

Nina Libin

Sharren Morgan

Georgia Seitz

Abby Small

Riet Surtel-Smeulders

Donna Thompson

Sandra's Hearts Afire Cross

Sandra's Hearts Afire Cross

Nina's Snow Queen I
Nina's Snow Queen I

Riet's Dancing Picot Edging Riet's Way

Riet's Dancing Picot Edging Riet's Way
Riet's Dancing Picot Edging Riet's Way

Erin's Spangled Bangles
Erin's Spangled Bangles

Abby's Sparkly Snowflake
Abby's Sparkly Snowflake

Martha's Sunrise Sunset Bookmark Martha's Sunrise Sunset Bookmark

Martha's Sunrise Sunset Bookmark

Georgia's Embellished With Tatting
Georgia's Embellished With Tatting

Sheron G's Misers Mini Purse
Sheron G's Misers Mini Purse

Sharren M's Snow Angel
Sharren M's Snow Angel

Donna-Jane's Penguin
Donna-Jane's Penguin

Sharren M's Fob

Sharren M's Fob

Erin's Modified Scharf-type Leaf in Artistic Wire

Erin's Modified Scharf-type Leaf in Artistic Wire

Georgia's Designed by You
Georgia's Designed by You

Abby's Crystal 'n Cuff
Abby's Crystal 'n Cuff

Georgia's Designed by You
Georgia's Designed by You

Erin's Dainty Snowflake Earrings
Erin's Dainty Snowflake Earrings

Georgia's Designed by You
Georgia's Designed by You


Sandra's Mr Snowman
Sandra's Snowflake Earrings
Sandra's Snowflake Earrings

Martha's Tree with Graduated Picots and Beads
Martha's Tree with Graduated Picots and Beads

Riet's Lock Chain Snowflakes

Riet's Lock Chain Snowflakes
(Night Owl Friday night)

Donna-Jane's Octo Star Flake

Donna-Jane's Octo Star Flake


Sandra's Snowflake Bracelet
Sandra's Snowflake Bracelet
SharrenM's Twinkle Twinkle
SharrenM's Twinkle Twinkle

Donna-Jane's Star Motif

Donna-Jane's Star Motif
(Early Bird Saturday morning)

Abby's Snowflake 'n Crystal Drop Earrings
Abby's Snowflake 'n Crystal Drop Earrings

Sharren M's Choose Your Own Snowflake
Sharren M's Choose Your Own Snowflake (2 designs
)

Nina's Winter Solstice
Nina's Winter Solstice

Martha's Broomstick Picot Snowflake
Martha's Broomstick Picot Snowflake
Georgia's Tatting with Flair
Georgia's Tatting with Flair

Sharren M's Snow Angel with Beads
Sharren M's Snow Angel with Beads

Martha's Mrs. Mee's Snowflake
Martha's Mrs. Mee's Snowflake

 

Questions? Write Karen at tatdays@palmettotatters.org

Teachers: Write Joanie and Katharine at teachers@palmettotatters.org

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