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21th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop
May 4-7, 2017

Theme: A Flurry of Flakes

The 2017 Workshop has come and gone and the new venue at Ross Point Conference Center was a big hit. We hope to see you all again in 2018.

We are pleased to announce our 2017 Tatting Workshop. There are quite a few changes for our 21st year, so please read through the information.

New Venue
Our workshop will be at Ross Point Camp and Conference Center, 820 S. Ross Point Rd. Post Falls, ID 83854. Ross Point is located 1 mile south of I-90 at Exit 7, along the Spokane River and only 34 miles from the Spokane International Airport. The facilities are beautiful and restful with large gathering rooms for vending and non-class time and also provide plenty of recreational activity for our non-tatting guests.

New Dates
Our dates are May 4-7, 2017 (Thursday evening through Sunday breakfast), depending on the registration option you choose. The workshop classes will remain on Friday and Saturday. Please note: This is Bloomsday weekend.

New Lodging Information:
Ross Point has lodging on site in motel style rooms that can accommodate up to 82 overnight guests. Each room has 2 or 3 twin beds. There are also 6-7 RV sties available. Please note: Because this is Bloomsday weekend, hotel/motel rooms will be scarce from Spokane WA to Coeur d'Alene ID. If you choose to find offsite lodging, it is recommended that you make your reservations as early in January as possible. We are unable to provide a list of recommended accommodations this year.

New Schedule:
We have more class time. There will now be 3 classes each day, one in the morning (90 min.), and two in the afternoon (2 hrs ea.). There will be social time in the evenings. The vending room will also be open on Thursday and Friday evenings.

Other Changes:
We have eliminated the following: tat-off, retro tat-off, and the 'take something / leave something' table.
New this year are a poker run and shuttle making demonstration. Participation in both activities is voluntary, just let us know if you are interested in taking part on your registration form.

T-Shirts and Tote Bags
The shirts this year are navy blue with white snowflakes on the front. They are available in two styles - unisex and ladies cut - and sizes small to 5XL. Prices are the same as last year.
New this year: a tote bag. The bag is made from 10-ounce, 100% cotton twill with cotton web handles. It measures a generous 15.5"h x 13"w x 7"d. The color is navy blue.

Location: Ross Point Camp and Conference Center
820 S Ross Point Rd
Post Falls, ID 83854
Easily accessible from I-90
Exit #7
Classes: Classes Descriptions with Pictures pdf file   Class Pictures Gallery
Class Schedule pdf file
Of the 39 classes available, the following are now full:
  • Firday's 9:30 am class "Onion Ring Snowflake"
  • Friday's 1:00 pm class "Celtic Style Snowflake"
  • Friday's 3:15 pm class "Trellis Vines Pendant"
  • Friday's 3:15 pm class "Beaded Snowflake"
  • Saturday's 9:30 am class "Beginning Cluny Snowflake"
  • Saturday's 9:30 am class "Onion Ring Snowflake"
  • Saturday's 9:30 am class "Joy Snowflake"
  • Saturday's 1:00 pm class "Back and Forth Snowflake"
  • Saturday's 3:15 pm class "Broomstick Picot Snowflake"

Teachers: Debbie Arnold, CO
Karen Bovard Sayre, NE
Mimi Dillman, WA
Judy Hendriksen, UT
Karen Miner, WA
Sherry Pence, MS
Mary Anna Robinson, OH
Natalie Rogers, WA
Meet Our Teachers!
Teacher pictures and short biographies.
Vendors: Information for people wishing to vend (.pdf file)
If you would like to vend, please contact our Workshop Chairman.

Confirmed Vendors:
Beyond Beads North, Spokane WA
DS9Designs, CO
Karen Bovard Sayre, NE
Sherry Pence, MS
Snapdragon Lace, WA

T-shirts and
Tote Bags:
T-Shirt (frontt) Tote Bag
  T-shirts and Tote Bags supplied by Ron at
It is too late to order T-shirts and Tote Bags.
Unisex sizes Small to XL for $18.00
Unisex sizes 2XL to 5XL for $21.00
Ladies Cut sizes Small to XL for $19.00
Ladies Cut sizes 2XL and 3XL for $22.00
Tote Bag:
Color is Navy Blue for $15.00
Door Prizes: Always lots of good prizes and surprises. Donations are cheerfully accepted.
For Fun:
  • Make It and Take It Shuttle with Karen Bovard Sayre is FULL.
  • Tatting Poker Run with Natalie Rogers
  • Theme contest: "A Flurry of Flakes". Click here for details.
  • Theme contest printable entry forms: Click here.
  • Display area--please bring your tatting treasures to show.
Raffle Items:
Our 2017 Scholarship Fund Raffle Quilt
This beautiful 73"x84" quilt, made by and donated by Roberta Waines, was raffled off and raised a nice amount of money for our Scholarship Fund. Tickets were $5.00 each and could be purchased by anyone. Attendance at the workshop was not required to win.
Weekend Schedule of Events Thursday: 4:00 pm -9:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm.
Sunday: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Registration Information and Instructions:

Registration is now CLOSED

We are looking forward to seeing all of our tatting friends again and meeting new ones. Pack your shuttles, threads and tatted treasures and join us for two day of tatting fun.

The Shuttlebirds Workshop Committee


If you have any Questions, 

Please contact our

Workshop Chairman


Last modified: March 27, 2017.