Gentle knotters, tatting friends we know well and those we don’t know yet, the 9th International Tatting Seminars in Hector are Saturday April 14 (9-5) and Sunday April 15 (9:30-4:30) – and you’re invited.
Please read this letter carefully for important and useful information. We’ve changed our format a little from previous years. This year we’re offering extra small group classes for skill-building on Saturday; we’ll also have a program on Saturday night.
As before, we will be located in the Valois-Logan-Hector Firehall at the intersection of Route 414 and Ball Diamond Road. Lunch and snacks will be provided Saturday and Sunday – conplimentary for registrants; guests may join you for a small extra fee – with provisions for anyone with special dietary needs. Dinner on Saturday and Sunday are optional extra. Please note the hall is a carry-in-carryout facility, and assistance will be needed to clean up the hall, particularly after class on Sunday.
Other activities throughout the seminar will be vendors both days offering a variety of tatting supplies. Save your quarters for the raffles and silent auction – these benefit the VLH Fire Company Building Fund, this year’s adopted charity, and also help support this convention. Please let us know if you have a special raffle or silent auction item to donate. Our contest this year is to decorate the goodie bag you received last year or a similar one. If you have not attended before and you need a bag, we can send one to you for $3.50. (Please contact me at the above address if you need a bag.) A viewer’s Choice award will be awarded to the creator of the bag winning the most votes. Please bring tatting to display/exhibit and show & tell. The show & tell session will be part of the Saturday night program.
Friday April 13 – "Local" as well as out of town tatters and their families are invited to partake in a dish-to-share dinner at the Fire Hall at 6 pm. Please let Karey know if you plan to attend and if you plan to bring a dish to share. If you come in early, you’re invited to stop at Karey’s shop, Graceful Arts Fiber Studio (on Route 414, about 4 miles south of the Fire hall, towards Watkins Glen) for tea, snacks and visiting from noon to 5 pm.
Saturday and Sunday – Our schedule will allow all participants to attend three 2- hour classes on Saturday and two 3-hour classes on Sunday. All registrations are logged in the order received. You may find yourself in a different class than you expected. They are all wonderful, so please enjoy the ones you’re in. Several of the instructors may also make a limited number of class materials available for those who did not get into their class for a nominal fee.Saturday classes - each teacher is teaching each class twice
If you need a place to stay, we suggest Chalet Leon, which is closer and highly recommended – call 607/546-7171 for a reservation . Several people may share a room. More upscale and even closer is the Red House Country Inn – (607/546 -8566). Other possibilities are also available.
The charity we’re raising money for this year is the VLH Firehall Building Fund – they’re hoping to make improvements in the physical plant – but so far all the money has been diverted to ambulance equipment.
Registrations need to be sent to Audrey Ryder at 596 Tarrington Rd, Rochester, NY 14609. She needs to have them no later than March 10. Confirmations will be sent out by the 20th. If you need to cancel after April 1, we will partially refund your registration.. You may reach Karey at the above email (preferred) or via telephone if you need more information.
Please share this information with other tatters! Hoping to see you here,