Competition Special Awards
Best of Show
||Best of Theme
If you want to get a head start on the
Round Robin Competition
on Saturday night, here
is the pattern for the Center.
CHANGES: A) Classes previously scheduled for Room 203
will now be in 206.
B) Classes previously scheduled for Room 206, have been moved to the Ridderhof
building, 1st floor, next to the Rossi Student Center. There will be signs on
campus to help you find your way!
C) Deb Arnold is now in Ridderhof.
D) Rita is now in 103.
NEW Class Grid can be found here.
for TAT DAYS (Imagine that!)
Bugs and Beauties
for Sharing Contest: How many
can you make with your left over ends for our
SC State Fair Sharing of Tatting project? The person with the most turned
by 3:30 on Friday, wins a $30
Gift Certificate for
the TAT DAYS store! (More info on
2005 SC State Fair Tatting Booth.)
2) How about a Tatted Lanyard for your
name tag? Probably about 30" long.
Ideas: a) split rings in Altin Basak 50 or DMC 20, b) elastic encapsulated
with a Josephine Chain, c) something with beads, or, of course, d) your
own creative creation. Have FUN!
3) Show 'N Tell including
Logo Fans by Mary Maynard
Tat Off Fan (Save your practice
fans. See #1)
Looking forward to all of your creative ideas!
If you are
visiting the South and things get a little tricky,
You know, by now, it is because the weather 's hot and sticky.
With this in mind, the Tatters Guild (Palmetto Branch) you see,
Decided the theme for Zero Five, "Fans" it had to be.
You all have things to work with. If not, go out and buy,
And then you just start tatting. Come on! Give it a try.
A decorated fan is nice to hang upon the wall.
An extra one to have
when neighbours come to call.
A fan stitched on a T-shirt looks elegant, I well know,
Because a fellow tatter came with one she made to show.
So get your think tank working and see what comes to mind.
Don't hesitate. Get working on a special fan, one of a kind.
By Joyce Harper, email@example.com THANKS,
JOYCE, for setting our mood!
makes this TAT DAYS unique?
Classes will be held for beginners, intermediate and advanced tatters
(needle, shuttle, hooks, and fingers)
with a roster of International Teachers.
Show 'N Tell Exhibits
Vendors and Lots of STUFF!
Exciting games, including a Tat Off! Practice
the Tat Off pattern.
TAT DAYS 2005?
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 DAYS 2005 at CIU
MAP of Campus, Tour of Campus, Colored Map of Campus
If you are flying
into town, we the Tatters
Shuttle Service ready
to provide transportation from the airport to the college (and return)
trip. If you will be using this service, please make arrangements with
our drivers, Judy and Milton. They are ready to make
sure tatters have a smooth trip from the airport to the university.
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 phones at 1-803-237-1764 or
1-803-237-1765. Remember to be curtious and call Judy and Milton if your
- delayed flight, missed flight, caught an earlier flight - so they
do not make a trip to the airport looking for you and you are not there.
And so we do not worry about you. They
will have to charge you for 2 trips if they make 2 trips for you when
you did not call ahead to change
So, please take their numbers with
you, on your person. Also, when leaving, please be ready to
leave 2.5 hours before your flight since it takes 25 minutes to get to
the airport from the university.
Emergency Numbers/Family Contact Numbers
Let's do HOPE no one has any problems or emergencies while in Columbia
for TAT DAYS! However, it is always nice to have a phone number to call,
just incase. And your family might feel better about you "running
if they have a number that can reach you. In the age of cell phones,
most of 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
What's the Schedule?
Here's the Class Schedule and
Schedule. You will not
want to miss a minute! We will have Discussions Friday morning
and classes Friday afternoon and all day
Friday night. Vendors/shopping Friday and Saturday. Fun and Games and
Fellowship. And of course a tatting display all day Saturday!
are the Teachers & What are they teaching?
list of International Teachers is UP! In our 35 class sessions,
techniques, many varied projects, and even 3 classes in wire tatting.
Included in these sessions will be "conference" classes.
Have you always wanted to learn more about a certain topic? Maybe you’d
like to learn split or mock rings; or maybe those split chains need a
little work? Sign up for the "conference" class! In this class,
the students select the topics to be taught! You may send an email to
the topic you would like to learn, or write a note on the blackboard
when you arrive. The teachers will present an individualized lesson based
on your interests! (Go ahead! Try to stump them! If they don’t
know ... we are dedicated to finding someone who does!)
PDF of Teacher list and Class Schedule
is the Palmetto Open Tat Competition?
Thank you for
your entries into our International Competition! Please remember
to include your entry forms along with your pieces. If local,
please bring your pieces and entry forms to the May 21st meeting.
your entries, please do so to arrive in time to GET TO
COLUMBIA BY the 1st day of June. We
will pick up the mail on Thursday the 2nd. Or bring them in on Friday at
TAT DAYS between 8:30
and 11. Guidelines.
there be a TAT DAYS Show 'N Tell?
Of Course! 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! If
you want your pieces that are not a part of the judging/competition, displayed
in the display room, please bring it by the display room in the Rossi Student
Center on Friday before 3:00.
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
purchased on site.
If you are interested
in bringing items to sell, please contact Teresa about
table in the vending room. (10%
fee to the Palmetto Tatters Guild based on total sales.) All items sold at TAT
pre-approved by the TAT DAYS Committee so as to not interfere with any of
the other vendors. Thank you.
July 2005 to June 2006 with tatting patterns contributed by this year’s
faculty. Only 100 will be printed.
Tatters 2005 shuttles ($20 or $25)
and Winders ($5 each or 3 for $10) Order from the The
Shuttle Shop before May 20th (may be a limited number at TAT DAYS).
FREE Postcards to
mail back home. Bring addresses and stamps (Or we will have a limited supply
of stamps for purchase.)
How much is the Registration?
Early Registration On or Before May 15
Entire Conference: $60.00
Friday only: $30.00
Saturday only: $45.00
Registration May 16 to May 29
Entire Conference: $75.00
Friday only: $35.00
Saturday only: $50.00
Entire Conference: $85.00
Friday only: $40.00
Saturday only: $60.00
It is "first
come - first served" for
classes this year. Be sure to look over our FanTATstic list of teachers
and their offerings. Registration is closed until
Registration Questions? Write Bonnie
Payment Questions? Write Teresa
is coming? HOPEFULLY YOU! See
much is the Lodging on Campus?
1 per room/per night: $30.00
2 per room/per night: $20.00 each
Staying on campus is optional and solely up to you. The dorms
are "old style" with the bathrooms down the hall. If this is
OK with you, then we would LOVE to have you. But if you prefer a local
hotel and all they offer, then go for that.
On Campus, participants may check in most likely after 10:00a.m.
are provided (sheets, pillows, pillow cases, towels, washcloth - one
There are laundry facilities in the dorms. Folks
may bring their own phones and plug into the phone lines in the rooms
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. Due to electrical
system limitations, CIU asks you not to bring private refrigerators,
ice-less coolers, microwaves, or TVs /VCRs, for your individual rooms.
Center will be open
- next to
checkout is Sunday 9 to 10a.m. Checkout is VERY IMPORTANT so that
we get your room key returned or there will be a $40 charge to you by
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
hall, men's hall, or
married couples' hall.
If you want a roommate, please email your request to Bonnie
S. If you have any
preferences like no perfurmes or no snoring (ggg), include that, too.
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. And remember NO smoking and NO alcohol
allowed ANYWHERE on campus.
Special Needs on Campus:
Please note on your registration form.
The campus is "wheel chair" accessible. Or
you may wish to rent a scooter from a local shop. Check your insurance;
it may pay for
it. Click here for more information or write Donna.
Lodging: Will you need a wheelchair accessible
room, can't do stairs (3 story dorm without an elevator), special
bathing needs, etc? Questions? Ask Bonnie.
Food: If accomodations are needed for diabetes, allergies,
etc., please let us know.
List: (THANKS Ladies!)
Christina's Packing List: DOC or PDF
- A bag with Sunshine
- A bag with Big Smiles
- A bag with Patience
- A bag with Humor
And maybe bring
addresses of Family and Friends. There will be FREE TAT
DAYS postcards for you to mail back home. (Bring stamps or purchase them
Other Lodging Options
Note: CIU is exit #68 off I-20.
to TAT DAYS 2005 at CIU
This 1,419-acre park, situated in the middle of the sandhills region, features
a beautiful 30-acre lake surrounded by trails and picnic areas.
Each site is packed sand and has individual water and electrical hookups.
Seventeen sites accommodate RV's up to 35 feet, others up to 30 feet. Eighteen
sites are pull through. The campground is convenient to restroom facilities
with hot showers. 87 sites with electricity and water and rent
for $16-18/site/night plus applicable taxes.
15 to 20 miles from CIU.
9564 Two Notch Rd.,
Columbia,SC 29223, (803) 788-2706
On US 1, 13 miles northeast of Columbia and 3 miles from I-20 and 1.5 miles
Barn Yard RV Park
Each site is $22.00 (tax included) per night for two people.
Each additional person over 12 years of age is $1.00 per person per night.
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 in the Rossi Student Center on
$4.50 Breakfast, $5.25 Lunch, $15 Friday Night Banquet, $6.25 Saturday
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 4th has an average high of 90°F, average
low of 66°F, making the mean 78°F. Usually HIGH Humidity. The
record high for June 4th is 102°F set in 1985 and the record low
set in 1988. The sunrise will be at 6:13 and sunset will be at 8:32.
The dorms, dining hall and classrooms are air-conditioned.
(watch out for the ads)
Flyer for you to pass out around your town.
Press Release - Please share with your
neighborhood papers. (2MB pdf file)
Around the Country
Charleston, SC: http://www.wtma.com/community/CommunityCalendar.asp?DATE=6/3/2005
South Carolina: http://www.artsdaily.org/
North Carolina: The Charlotte Observer on Sunday, May 8th
Photos and Video
You may bring your cameras 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
Registration Form if the Palmetto Tatters may use your name and likeness in their
materials. See our Full
Release Form here. Thank you.
A Flock of Lace Flutteries, our butterfly book.
Personalized Business Cards shaped
like a Shuttle. Order by May 29th for delivery at TAT DAYS.
Calendars: July to July complete with...what else...TATTING PATTERNS! Patterns
by our TAT DAYS teachers! $10 Limited
Edition-Only 100 to be printed.
T-Shirts ($15) Adult Small to 6X
Video on DVD (most likely $10+postage) and Picture CD ($4+postage) of TAT
See you there!
Questions? Write Lori
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