In our 10th anniversary year we're celebrating Tatting Magic and Mystery. Our 10th International Tatting Seminars in Hector are Saturday April 5 (9-5) and Sunday April 6 (9:30-4:30) - and you're invited. Please read this letter carefully for important and useful information. For some things you'll need to contact Karey (purple sheet), though your main registration stuff goes to Audrey (green). For this reason, you have TWO registration sheets that need to be returned to two different places, both by March 1, 2008. Please note that our capacity for attendees is limited by our space, so if you'd like to attend, please respond early!
As before, we will be located in the Valois-Logan-Hector Firehall at the intersection of Route 414 and Ball Diamond Road in Hector, NY. 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 an optional extra. Please note the hall is a carry-in-carryout facility, and assistance will be needed to clean up the hall, particularly after classes end on Sunday.
Other activities throughout the weekend will be vendors both days offering a variety of tatting supplies, a Saturday evening program and a Monday morning (non-tatting) add-on. Save your quarters for the raffles and silent auction - these will again benefit the VLH Fire Company Building Fund, this year's adopted charity, and also help support this convention. Think about whether you'll have a special raffle or silent auction item to donate.
This year's extras include a Finger Lakes Tatting Group t-shirt (ordering info on the purple registration form) and a commemorative shuttle made by Georgia Seitz with a logo designed by Kaye Judt to be ordered directly from Georgia (see further on). There's also an add-on Monday morning for a very limited number of people - more about that further on.
Shuttle ordering information: a post shuttle (2 sides) with the anniversary Magic Logo, $12. Add $1 for personalization. Please order as early as possible (no later than March 15) directly to Georgia Seitz AKtatter@aol.com; telephone 217/923-3332 .
Our contest this year is to decorate the small black bag you received last year or a similar one. If you need a bag, we can send one to you for $3.50. (Order on the purple sheet) A Viewer's Choice award will be awarded to the creator of the bag winning the mo. Please bring tatting to display/exhibit and show & tell. The show & tell session will be part of the Saturday night program.
Friday - "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 (purple sheet) 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 90 minute 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 instructors will make a limited number of class materials/kits available for a nominal fee to those not taking a class who want the materials.
Saturday classes - unless otherwise noted, each class will be taught twice All kit fees, including pre-ordered extras, are payable to your teachers. Please do not include these with your registration.
Most of us are folks of multiple talents and fiber interests, so this is a post-conference opportunity to expand on two more. Because Sue Hanson is staying afterwards, she is available to teach an additional class (beginning bobbin lace); Karey Solomon, designed a modular knitted lace scarf using silk yarn (cruelty-free silk & size 4 needles, available from Karey). These classes will be held Monday morning, 9:30 - 12:30, followed by lunch (included). Class size is limited to 6 in each class.
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 once again.
Food / Special needs Allergies and special needs (dietary and otherwise) should not prevent anyone from coming and enjoying the weekend. After 10 years, we've seen (almost) everything! Let us know your needs and we'll do what we can to accommodate you
Registrations need to be sent to Audrey Ryder at 596 Tarrington Rd, Rochester, NY 14609. She needs to have them no later than March 1. Confirmations will be sent out by the 10th. If you need to cancel after March 15, 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,