(All about tatting - all aspects, all moments, all stitches, all designs, all purposes, and all people. )

THANKS to Mark Swank for the theme!
THANKS Anitra for our logo!

15th Annual

Tat Days 2017

September 7-10

Toccoa, Georgia, USA

[Many will arrive on Thursday "BIG Shopping Day" and leave on Sunday.]


Updated August 14, 2017
(a few times changed slightly)

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Past Tat Days: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

Thursday, September 7, 2017, Let the tatting begin!

Noon to 1:30 Tradition. Lunch downtown Toccoa. X-Factor/Cornerstone Café at 27 Doyle Street, Toccoa, GA.
back to Donna at tatdays@palmettotatters.org
Location: In downtown Toccoa, GA
If you join us for lunch you may be asked to help with setup. smile
2:00 – 4:00

Registration for Teachers

4:00 – 5:00

Teachers and Aides Orientation.

4:00 – 5:00

Registration/Check-In (Please be patient. It takes a while to get everything ready.)
Everyone: Settle in, renew friendships, probably a few games and/or puzzles. Possible small prizes.



6:00 – 9:00

Registration/Check-in. Do your best to arrive before 9:00pm but if you are going to be after 9, please call ahead and text so we can be sure to have your room key available. Donna 803-338-1384.

6:00 7:00 Gathering Room CLASS for EVERYONE. Tonya's Spaceship! (Pre-order kit when registering.)
7:00 – 10:00

VENDING OPEN!!!!!! Shop 'till you drop. smile

In Classrooms 5 & 6, pickup Welcome Bags for all and your pre-ordered and pre-paid items like shirts, pattern CDs and Class Kits to prepare your shuttles for class.

6:00 – until the last one turns out the lights. If after 11, please go quietly to your rooms since others may already be asleep. smile

Work on Puzzles. Get a snack. (You have only just begun eating this weekend!)
Catch up with old friends. Make new friends. Prepare for your classes.

Silent Auction: Take donations to Silent Auction Room. Thank you!

Friday, September 8, 2017, FUN filled day!



8:30 – 6:00

Vending Open. Registration/Check-In. (Closed during meals.)
Get your Early Bird kit for Saturday morning's Easiest Ice Blossom if you did not pre-order.
Tatting Display: Set out your items in Gathering Room. (See more details below.)

9:00 - 10:00 Gathering Room CLASS for Everyone. Linda's Fleur De Lis.

10:30 – 12:00

Classes Session 1 CLASS SCHEDULE


Lunch (You may linger but be courteous and put up your tray. THANKS.)


Tatting Display Friendly Competition. 3 categories: "Best in Show," "Best in Theme," "Most Creative."
Bring tatted pieces for Tatting Display to Gathering Room. Folks may wish to handle the pieces so we will have white gloves handy. If it is a flat piece, you may place it under Plexiglas. Please be considerate of others' tatting. (If you do not wish for folks to touch your work, you may not want to display it.) We will have tie on tags for you to label your work with your name and a number. Your name will be hidden until the end of the competition. You will be responsible for your tatting. Pick-up Saturday evening.
Vote by 11:30 Saturday morning. Winners announced Saturday after lunch.

Silent Auction: Take pieces to the Silent Auction room.
Bidding starts at 3:00 today. Ends Saturday 11:45am SHARP!

1:30 – 3:00  

Classes Session 2 CLASS SCHEDULE


Break – Shop, get a snack or take a power nap!
Donations for drawings of Baskets accepted.
You can donate before Tat Days online at tatdaysscholarship.info.
Silent Auction OPENS! All proceeds go to our Scholarship Fund. Bid with your number (not your name). Check in Silent Auction for your secret number.

4:00 – 5:30

Classes Session 3 CLASS SCHEDULE

5:30 Gathering Room Last minute donations in drawings. Drawings close at 6:00.
Vote for Tatting Display pieces.Catch up with old friends. Make new friends.
Work on that days' projects. Prepare for Saturday's classes.

Visit the Silent Auction.

7:00 –8:30

Banquet (Some will dress-up for this event.)  Costume CONTEST-Best in THEME!
Great food, Fun and Games.

Online Scholarship Donation Winners Drawings!

9:00 Gathering Room

10:00 – until the last one turns out the lights. If after 11, please go quietly to your rooms since others may already be asleep. smile

Gathering Room, classrooms and lounge areas.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - Rise and Shine

6:30 –7:45

Gathering Room CLASS for EVERYONE. Early Bird class for all. Karey's Easiest Ice Blossom. (Pre-order kit with registration. A few available in vending on Friday.)



8:30 – 5:30

Vending open. Closed during meals.

8:30 - 11:45 Silent Auction: Check on your bids! ENJOY some FUN and FRIENDLY competition on your favorite items. smile Bids close at 11:45 SHARP!
Tatting Display: Complete your voting by 11:45.

8:30 – 10:00


9:00 – 10:30

Classes Session 4 CLASS SCHEDULE


Free Time
Gathering room will be open and there are sitting areas on each floor for relaxing and fellowship.
Visit, shop, finish projects, prepare for next class, work on one of the free patterns like the kits in your Welcome Bag or found in Gathering Room or in you program booklet.
Or make an owl (look for the kits) for SC State Fair.

BEFORE 11:45 Silent Auction: Make your last bids before 11:45. Bids CLOSED at 11:45, sharp!
Vote for your Tatting Display choices by 11:45. Winners announced after lunch.



1:00 – 2:30

Classes Session 5 CLASS SCHEDULE
Possible football on TV for those avid fans that are not in class. Play Nice!

2:30 Break. Pay for Silent Auction items in Vending and then collect them in the Silent Auction room.
Vending closes at 5:30 so be sure to complete all transactions before then.

3:00 – 4:30

Classes Session 6 CLASS SCHEDULE

Last Minute Shopping Vending closes at 5:30. Pay for Silent Auction items.
Complete Evaluations and turn-in. THANKS!
5:05 Grand Prize Drawing - Be sure your evaluation is completed and turned-in and you drop your name in the drawing box!



6:00 – until someone turns out the lights!  

Fellowship. Finish projects. Enjoy!
May do Card Making or other simple activities.

Sunday, September 10, 2017, "Until Next Year..."


Breakfast (If visiting, be sure to take your trays. The workers want to get cleaned up and off to church. THANKS!)

8:30 – 10:00

Good-Bye!  All participants must be checked out of rooms by 10:00. All linens and towels need to be made ready for cleaning service. (Instructions in your room.) Please remember to turn in your room key in the box on the 3rd floor desk on your way out. (You do not have to leave the building by 10:00 but you do need to be out of your room.)

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR! September 6-9, 2018.

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