17th Annual Tat Days 2019


NEW PATTERN CD 2003-2005, Lunch Thursday)

(NEWS FLASH, Registration, Next Year's Theme, Volunteers, Vendors, Planning, Weekend Schedule, Facebook, What is Tat Days?)





Palmetto Tatters Guild COVID-19 Impact Statement for Tat Days 2020
Due to the impact of COVID-19, Palmetto Tatters Guild recognizes these extraordinary circumstances
and wants you to know that your safety and well-being are important to the Guild.
We are currently planning to hold our 18th annual Tat Days over Labor Day weekend, September 3-6, 2020.
Read our entire statement here.


THANKS for the GREAT response for 2020 teachers and logos.

Registration will open mid-June for "Tatting the Rainbow."


(Links to teacher information may NOT be working, yet.)

Anita Barry (Virginia)
Anitra Stone (North Carolina)
Arlene Medder (North Carolina)
Bonnie Swank (Virginia)
Erin Holloway Moseley (Tennessee)
Kaye Judt (Indiana)
Marilyn Jones (Alabama)
Martha Ess (North Carolina)
Melissa Deputy (North Carolina)

Mike Lyon (Alabama)
Paige Deputy (North Carolina)
Pam Freck (South Carolina)
Phyllis Schmidt (Georgia)
Richard Embrey (Virginia)
Sandra Eichelberger (Georgia/South Carolina)
Sharon Fawns (Kentucky)
Shawna Wachs (Kentucky)
Stephanie Wilson (North Carolina)
Victoria Ong (Illinois)



YES! Tat Days 2019 is ON!
We are all watching Hurricane Dorian. Toccoa looks to be fine and Atlanta airport, too.
A "normal" 20% chance of rain for Toccoa each day. See you soon!



Registration Information


FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK at https://www.facebook.com/palmetto.guild.


2017 Tat Days PICTURES are HERE!


Our distinguished teachers for 2019!

Anita Barry (Virginia)
Bonnie Swank (Virginia)
Donna Thompson (South Carolina)
Erin Holloway Moseley (Tennessee)
Georgia Seitz (Illinois/Alaska)
Jane Eborall (England)
Martha Ess (North Carolina)
Marilyn Jones (Alabama)
Melanie Cervi (California)

Paige Deputy (North Carolina)
Pam Freck (South Carolina)
Phyllis Schmidt (Georgia)
Richard Embrey (Virginia)
Sandra Eichelberger (Georgia/South Carolina)
Sharren Sarver Morgan (South Carolina)
Shawna Wachs (Kentucky)
Stephanie Wilson (North Carolina)
Tonya Smith (Georgia)


2019 Class Projects Page (Pictures, descriptions, materials) and 2019 Class Grid Schedule


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.

Online Donations

THANK YOU! Keep them coming! More donations means more scholarships! THANKS!

Log Cabin Design Table Topper
17 Blocks, Multi Theme

Live Auction Item
Friday Evening

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


Live Auction Item
Friday Evening




YES! Tat Days is ON!
Aug 29-We are all watching Hurricane Dorian.
Toccoa looks to be fine and Atlanta airport, too.
A "normal" 20% chance of rain for Toccoa each day. See you soon!



Vending-Special Items - Keep checking here for more!

Aug 25-Jane Eborall is bringing a variety! Click here for more samples! First Come/First Served.


Martha Ess will have her books! And she will SIGN them for you!

Paige Deputy will have a WONDERFUL Surprise for us!

Phyllis Schmidt has these goodies and MORE! WAHOO!


Aug 23-Randy Houtz is sending shuttles, shuttles, shuttles and books!


TRADITION: LUNCH Downtown Toccoa, Thursday, Sept 5, 2019. Click to see how to reserve your spot.


(Aug 12)

NEW Pattern CD for our Joyful Years 2003-2005 available at Tat Days and online. Price is $20 until mid-January 2020. (Link to Past Tat Days.)
THANK YOU Teresa Woods and ALL who gave their consent to make this available!


(Aug 23)

* Sample Menu - The food is GREAT! Lots of variety!


(June 21)

* Rita of Shuttle By Design is offering these GORGEOUS commemorative shuttles at Tat Days. If you would like to pre-order to be sure you get yours, please write Teresa at PTG.Vending@gmail.com

(Front and Back)

Below is a BEAUTIFUL flat shuttle by Shawna and Doug!

Pre-Order with registration. Just $12! A few may be in vending. THANKS!
(Front and Back)


* "Tatting Tail Tales" - What is your tatting short story? Type it, print it, share it (12 point or larger font, 1 page). Or maybe you have a book that has a great tatting tale. Mark the page and bring it!

Should we vote on the best original Tatting Tail Tale?






* Letter for 2019 to ALL Participants.
We hope this letter will be especially helpful to those new to our Tat Days.


Paige Deputy has a BOOK! (Sep 1)


Mary Anna Robinson's book! (Sep 1)
Preview at Story Telling Time, Saturday at 11:00.

Purchase for $10 in vending.


Rita of Shuttles by Design will have BEAUTIFUL Shuttles! (Sep 1)



2019 Project-Share Tatting Across Your Community. Snowflakes or other Displays. Read More (updated June 21).
Look around TODAY.
Where do you see snowflakes or other holiday decorations that make you think of tatted designs? Let's spread tatting around the globe with tatted decorations and displays!

For South Carolina, Barbara H. has designed a GORGEOUS snowflake for us to include with our other snowflakes going to the SC State House. We are so EXCITED to have this pattern!
YOU may want to change the letters to your State's abbreviation. See the pattern here! THANK YOU Barbara for sharing!

In addition to the SC in the middle, Barbara also designed the points to be suggestive of the the State House dome!




NEEDED: We always LOVE getting butterflies and other small tats (bugs and animals are loved by all!) for our SC State Fair sharing of small tats in October each year. Leave a TAIL of for a necklace; no need to hide ends.

IF you can help, please send to Palmetto Tatters Guild, P.O. Box 1597, Lexington, SC 29071 or bring to Tat Days. THANK YOU!!!!!!


Fundraisers for Scholarships (S) and General Fund (GF)

THANK YOU for your support!


Online Drawing (S), Silent Auction (S), and Live Auction (S & GF)


ADMIRE our quilts for the Online Drawing.


What will you donate to the Auctions? Anything a tatter might like is welcome! You can package it pretty or let us display it, possibly combining with a few other items.

DONATED by Paul and Anita Barry!

Click the image for more information.


48 Classes in one weekend! What will YOU choose?


Are YOU coming?
We HOPE SO! See how many of your friends are registered!


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 3. Read full cancellation policy here. Email Teresa at registrar@palmettotatters.org.


White Elephant Game Saturday evening! What will you bring? Fun, Beautiful, Silly, Amazing, Crazy, or what? Remember these? $2 to $10.

G-Rated, please.

Live Auction Surprises!

Remember this one? BRAVE soul to bid on an unseen item!
She did get some wonderful tatting things, too!

2019 Scholarship Fund Raisers


Quilt(s), Silent Auction, and a portion of Live Auction.
Donations accepted starting in June

here at TatDaysScholarship.info

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

If you win and you are not at Tat Days, we will cover shipping costs up to $50.

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)!


Thursday afternoon, get settled in, ENJOY meeting up with old friends and making NEW friends!

Also, you might want to prep for your classes, especially after you pick up your kits.

And let the FUN BEGIN!

A few games like a "Get to Know You" Game.

Making Shuttles at 6:00.

Vending may OPEN as early as 4:00.

FUN for ALL!


Vendors: We will have Lisa again from Tatting Corner and many of our teachers (present and former) as well as other tatting vendors will have tables with their own unique items and the PTG will have a few items like past pattern CDs.



Lisa, our Key Vendor, is VERY EXCITED about our Tat Days! For Pre-Orders use this code PTG2019. 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 31, 2019.


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

Follow Tatting Corner on Facebook for more EXCITEMENT!




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

For 2019-still need a coordinator for Banquet Decorations.

For 2020: Welcome “Goodie” Bags Coordinator, KNOTS Bags, Banquet Decorations, Banquet Favors, Kitchen Snacks Coordinator, Teacher Gifts, Teacher Aide Gifts, Former Teacher Gifts (taken), and GRAND PRIZE!



1) To come in Thursday the 5th and stay through Sunday AM. Classes Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday. SHARE a ride!

2) Banquet: Will you wear a tail? Or tell a tale at your table?

3) Save your change each week! Fees for 2019: 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. :-)


6) ADD the "emergency" numbers to your phone AND SHARE with your family. And if arriving after 9:00pm, you can text us so we know you are on your way. Thanks!

7) We are a "no scent" event. PLEASE refrain. Many are allergic. Thank you for your understanding!


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 the SAME as 2018. Details here.

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.


Tat Days 2020 Theme: "Tatting the Rainbow" submitted by Tim K. THANKS!
Dates = September 3-6 (Labor Day is 7th.)


Tat Days 2021 Dates = September 9-12, 2021

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! Be SURE to have permission of all the folks with faces in the picture before posting. 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 scrolled 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!