16th Annual Tat Days 2018

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2018 Tat Days Pictures!


2017 Tat Days Pictures HERE!


Tat Days 2019 coming September 5-8 in Toccoa, GA USA
Teacher Applications and Logo Submission Information

Call for Teachers

Teacher Application (in different formats) DOC | RTF | PDF | Google Doc

Call for Logo
Due February 20th. THANKS!



If flying in, PLEASE TRY to book flights with reasonable arrival and departure times to facilitate easy sharing of rides to and from Toccoa on Thursday and Sunday.
Atlanta airport - 2 hour drive. (Traffic gets crazy around 3:00 weekdays.)
Teachers - 4:00 meeting on Thursday.

Consider sharing a ride like a rental. Write registrar@palmettotatters.org to share your travel plans to see who wants to share a ride.
PTG may be able to help with rides. If want to help, let us know.

Be courteous and thoughtful in your planning.

Thursday Arrival: Ideally between 10 and 1:30 and be willing to wait a little bit for others to arrive to share a ride.

Sunday Departure: Ideally after 1:00 (Leaving Toccoa by 9:00 after a good breakfast, 2 hours to airport, arriving 2 hours ahead of flight time.)

Thank you! See you in September!!!!!!!



If you save $14 each week from February 1 to September 1 (30 weeks) you will have $400 for Tat Days for Registration, Room+Meals and Banquet!
For just $17 per week = $500, you can shop in vending, participate in the Auctions and have leftover cash for gasoline to get home!
Fellowship, Facts, Fiction, and FUN are FREE!

2019 Tat Days Theme: "Tatting Tail Tales" by Melinda C. THANKS!
Dates: September 5-8, 2019, Toccoa, GA USA
3 Quilts for 2019 READY from donations in 2018! Thank you!

Blue Full Bed
81 Blocks
Fantastic Multi Themes with
Flakes, Critters, White Medallions and more.
Probably Online Donations

Log Cabin Design Table Topper
17 Blocks, Multi Theme
Probably Live Auction Item

Red Wall Hanging
16 Blocks, Bright Colors
"Day of the Dead"
Do you LOVE Halloween?

Probably Online Donations



(Aug 26) Tatting Display of Handkerchiefs. Bring old and new with a note on each about its origin. Other old small pieces good, too. Plexiglass provided for protection of flat pieces.

Take a look at this and this.


(Aug 23)
Letter to ALL Participants.
We hope this letter will be especially helpful to those new to our Tat Days.


(Aug 22) Sample Menu - The food is GREAT! Lots of variety!


(Aug 2)

Nina is fine but not able to come to Tat Days this year. Her classes will be in the very capable hands of Stephanie Wilson and Bonnie Swank.


T-Shirts will be red with the logo above on the front.


CLUES for Live Auction Friday Evening

Many items will be auctioned.


1) Collectible, shiny, limited edition, long, WOW!
2) New, sleek
3) Old - WHAT CAN IT BE?
4) Collectible, paper - SEVERAL!
5) TWO-Many hands, thousands of stitches
Will there be something wearable this year?
THANKS for your support!


DONATED by Rita for LIVE Auction!

NEEDED: We always LOVE getting butterflies for our SC State Fair sharing of small tats. This year, Theresa O. and Donna T. have been invited to a heritage day in South Carolina in early October, just before the SC State Fair. We need 650 butterflies (any simple pattern, any color except white, size 10 or 20 is always good) to give to school children as we demo tatting Thursday and Friday. IF you can help, please send to our PO Box or bring to Tat Days. THANK YOU!!!!!!

Tat Days 2018

Online Registration is closed so we can complete our preparations for a WONDERFUL Tat Days!
You can still come! Please email Teresa at registrar@palmettotatters.org your intentions and Walk-Ins welcome, too.


41 Classes in one weekend! What will YOU choose?


Class Project Teaser Pictures and Class Grid Schedule and Class Project Pictures page. ENJOY!


See who is coming! Are you?


If you need to cancel (we hope you do not need to cancel!), to receive a full refund, a cancellation must be received on or before August 4. Read full cancellation policy here. Email Teresa at registrar@palmettotatters.org.

2018 Scholarship Fund Raisers


Quilt(s), Silent Auction, and a portion of Live Auction.
Donations NOW being accepted on our Quilt drawing

here at TatDaysScholarship.info

Takes 1 minute and $5 to help send a fellow tatter to Tat Days.

Pink Full Bed, 81 Blocks, Wonderful variety of themes, colors and lace pieces.
ONLINE Donations at TatDaysScholarship.info.
If you win and you are not at Tat Days, we will cover shipping costs up to $50.

LIVE Auction Friday night at Tat Days.
How much can we raise to send a fellow tatter to Tat Days?

These are GORGEOUS!

Blue Wall Hanging
12 Blocks
Beautiful blue theme with flakes and medallions for all seasons.



Autumn Wall Hanging
15 Blocks
Gorgeous orange theme
with lots of dancing leaves.

LIVE Auction Friday night at Tat Days.



Lisa, our Key Vendor, is VERY EXCITED about our Tat Days!

Pre-order code PTG2018 is active at Tatting Corner. This code will allow you to preorder items at a 10% discount, pay no shipping, and have the items delivered to you at Palmetto Tat Days this September. And you can use it more than once! :) It does expire August 30.


Lisa will have more space in vending this year for COOL STUFF!

She will have 5 balls of every color that's currently in stock at Handy Hands, in size 10, 20, 40, and 80. And lots of books and shuttles and MORE!


Follow Tatting Corner on Facebook for more EXCITEMENT!


Welcome "Goodie" Bags are calling for you! Will you be at Tat Days to get yours?

And the bags for our KNOTS (Kind Network of Tatting Supporters)!


PREP for Thursday afternoon classes.

3:00 Single Shuttle Leaf: Any color green thread, size 10 to 40, on a shuttle or ready for the needle.

4:00 Making Cards Designed by Melissa-adding several small tats to each card-flowers, leaves, grass, stems, butterflies, balloons, etc.

FUN for ALL!


Volunteers: What will you volunteer to do? What small job would you like? Write tatdays@palmettotatters.org


KEY VENDOR: Lisa Adams of Tatting Corner (www.tattingcorner.com) will be our Key Vendor this year! We always look forward to our wonderful vending room with items from our Key Vendor, our teachers and and few other favorites! Thread, Thread, Shuttles, Shuttles, Books and Books! FUN!
Pre-order code PTG2018 is active at Tatting Corner. This code will allow you to preorder items at a 10% discount, pay no shipping, and have the items delivered to you at Palmetto Tat Days this September. And you can use it more than once! :) It does expire August 30.


Other Vendors: Many of our teachers (present and past) will have tables with their own unique items and the PTG will have a few items.



1) To come in Thursday the 7th and stay through Sunday AM. Classes Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday.

2) Banquet: Maybe you have an OLD piece lace you would like to wear to the banquet? Or carry an old handkerchief?

3) Save your change each week! Registration ($85), Room (3 nights double-occupancy) + 7 Meals ($265)(per person), Banquet ($18), Extra meals $9.25, Online Donations, Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Vending.

4) Tat a unique lanyard! (Optional)

5) Find your name badge holder from previous years, if you have one, and put it in your suitcase. :-)



Weekend Schedule

Emptying shuttles? Make butterflies, animals, spiders, owls, flowers, etc., and bring to Tat Days for our SC State Fair BIG sharing of tatting bits in October. No string attached or long strings for necklaces are both much appreciated.


NOTE: Costs are going up $5 for registration, $1.00 individual meals and $10 on double occupancy rooms. Commuter Fee will be $27 per day. Most choose to stay on campus and the commuter fee is included in their room costs. If an individual chooses to stay off-campus, and that is perfectly fine, then the Center charges us $26.38 + tax per commuter per day. We are not able to absorb this cost so we must pass it on. Thank you for understanding.


You can post your photos from our Tat Days on our Facebook page. Just look for the Palmetto Tatters Guild page. And we welcome any tatted related posts there, too. Thanks!


What is Tat Days? One tatter writes: "I am so excited I can hardly STAND it! ;-) You'd think I was 5 years old and waiting for Christmas, my birthday, and a trip to the circus, all rolled into one. ;-)"
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 in your closet 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. Or take a look at our About Us page. Enjoy!