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Bonneville Tatters History

The Bonneville Tatters began June 28th, 2008 on Jackie Kidd's patio. That first meeting consisted of Julie Johnson, Jackie Kidd, Wendy Griffin and Melissa Lichtenstein, they talked out their ideas and decided to organize and start the Bonneville Tatters.

On July 19th 2008, Julie Johnson, Jackie Kidd, Janeal Plouzek, Lorella Smith, Leara Bernhard, Melissa Lichtenstein , Wendy Stoddard, Heidi Sugden, and Wendy Griffin (who was not there but on a phone placed in the middle of the table everyone sat around) at the West Valley Library wrote out the By Laws and elected the first officers of the Bonneville Tatters.

2008  Officers
Chair - Julie Johnson
Chair Elect - Jackie Kidd
Secretary - Wendy Griffin
Historian - Wendy Stoddard

The group met the third Saturday each month except December from 1 - 4 pm at the Library with their first public meeting on September 20th, 2008.

September 2008 - First public meeting
October 2008 - beading was taught by Jackie Kidd
November 2008 - nominations were held for 2009 elections

A website was created and is www.bonnevilletatters.com.

Utah State Fair demonstrations were organized by Janeal Plouzek and Lorella Smith, with members from the Bonneville Tatters giving tatting demonstrations and club information to Fair attendees. Those attendees account for the majority of our members who come to the monthly Bonneville Tatters meetings.

In 2009, Julie Johnson organized an entry into the Salt Lake City Festival of Trees.  Lots of people contributed time, tatting and props to make the entry a wonderful success.

Also in 2009, Aloma Blaylock , organized the Ogden Chapter of the Bonneville Tatters which meets at the Pleasant Valley Branch Library the 1st Saturday of each month except January.

2009

January 2009 - Elected new officers for 2010 and teaching "Split Rings"

2009  Officers
Past Chair - Julie Johnson
Chair - Jackie Kidd
Chair Elect - Janeal Plouzek
Secretary - Wendy Griffin
Historian - Lorella Smith

February 2009 - Split Chains taught by Julie Johnson
March 2009 - Hiding ends for a finished look was taught
April 2009 - Reviewed Split Rings, Split Chains, Hiding Tails

Several Members attend Shuttlebirds Tatting Conference in Spokane Valley, WA - Dale Pomeroy (The Mad Tatter) a certified tatting instructor from the Wasatch Front taught a class at Shuttlebirds.

May 2009 - Spokane workshop review and Jackie Kidd teaches Card Making

(June 2009 and July 2009 meeting information missing)

August 2009 - Shuttling Through Time taught by Dale Pomeroy
September 2009 - demonstrations were given at the Utah State Fair by club members
November 2009 - Nominated 2010 officers

2010

January 2010 - Elected 2010 officers

2010  Officers
Past Chair - Jackie Kidd
Chair - Janeal Plouzek
Chair Elect - Karen McLaws
Secretary - Wendy Griffin
Historian - Lorella Smith

February 2010 - Tat and Chat
March 2010 - Taught Winding Shuttles, hiding threads and adding new threads.
April 2010 - Tat and Chat –

Several Members attend Shuttlebirds Tatting Conference in Spokane Valley, WA - Jackie Kidd taught card making with tatted embellishments at Shuttlebirds.

May 2010 - Tat and Chat, review of Spokane Workshop, Card Making taught by Jackie Kidd
June 2010 – Beaded Earrings taught by Marty Lewis
July 2010 - Christmas in July
August 2010 - Tat and Chat
September 2010 - demonstrations were given through out the 2010 Fair.
October 2010 - Celtic Knots were taught
November 2010 – Nominated 2011 officers

2011

January 2011 - Elected new officers

2011  Officers
Past Chair - Janeal Plouzek
Chair - Karen McLaws
Chair Elect - Julie Johnson
Secretary - Sean McLaws
Historian - Donna Grove

February 2011 - Tat and Chat
Discussed start up of the Utah County Chapter with Lorna Burgess

March 2011 - Split Rings were taught by Jackie Kidd

April 2011 - Split Rings were taught by Julie Johnson
Several members attended the Spokane workshop where Wendy Griffin taught needle tatting

May 2011 -  Bead Techniques were taught by Jackie Kidd and Sean Mclaws

June 2011 -  Blocking and Cleaning was taught by Lisa Kramer and State Fair rules and hints was taught by Karin Holder

July 2011 - Christmas in July was held with White Elephant gifts exchanged and games by Karen Mclaws and Julie Johnson

July 2011 - Bountiful Handcart Days demonstrations were given by several BT members

August 2011 - Worked on Fair projects and Tat and Chat

September 2011 - Tat and Chat - We had more new members at this meeting than we had our regular tatters.

Utah State Fair demonstrations, several of our members received  ribbons at the fair. These are ribbon winners that were reported:  Aloma Blaylock, a blue and red for her vest and hat;  Sharon Cragun, a blue for her U.S. Flag; Leesa Kramer, a blue for her tatted cross bookmark;  Marty Lewis, several ribbons (we need a list of projects).

October 2011 - Needle tatting was taught by Wendy Griffin

We were invited to donate tatted snowflakes for the 2013 IOLA (International Old Lacers Association) convention, those who wants to participate asked to tat a 6 pointed, #20 thread, snowflake about the size of a small canning lid

November 2011 - Tat and Chat and nominations taken for new officers.

2012

January 2012 - Tat and Chat and Election of new officers

2012  Officers
Past Chair - Karen McLaws
Chair - Julie Johnson
Chair Elect - Lara Barnhart
Secretary - Wendy Griffin
Historian - Donna Grove

February 2012 - Tat and Chat and Wendy taught Paperclip Tatting
Officers meeting held prior to February meeting
- Update bylaws - New Permanant Officer Postion: Webmaster - Sean McLaws; new web address www.bonnevilletatters.org
- Plan 2012 Calendar

March 2012 - Julie taught “How to Tat large rings and long chains that look good” and “Rings on Rings”

April 2012 - Tat and Chat

May 2012 - Sean taught “Cluny Leaf”

June 2012 - Leora taught “Easy-beady earrings”, Karen taught “Block Edging”

July 2012 - Julie Johnson hosted Christmas in July fun was had by everyone with a White Elephant exchange, shuttle games, homemade snacks and drawings.

August 2012 - Tat and Chat, discussed upcoming State Fair business

September 2012 - Tat and Chat and discussed fair winners.  Congratulations to Marty Lewis with 7 blue and and 2 red ribbons, Karen McLaws with 1 blue ribbon,  Jaye Jarvis 1 blue and 4 red ribbons, Jan Davis 2 red ribbons, Lori Brevertom, 1 red, 1 white and 1 pink ribbon, Joyce Marden, 1 red ribbon, Natalie Stratton 1 red ribbon, and Barbara Hubbard  with 1 white ribbon.  Sorry if anyone was missed or the ribbons are listed incorrectly.

October 2012 - Tat and Chat

November 2012 - Marty taught Swirl Tatted Crystal Chain Bracelet with several variations.  
- 2013 Officer nominations were postponed until January meeting due to so few people at the meeting.

December 2012 - No meeting

2013

January 2013 - Tat and Chat
- Jeanie taught Magic Thread (hiding ends)
- Elections were held for 2013

2013  Officers
Past Chair - Julie Johnson
Chair - Lara Barnhart
Chair Elect - Leesa Kramer
Secretary - Wendy Griffin
Historian - Donna Grove

February 2013 - Jeanie taught different Tips and Tricks

March 2013 - Leesa taught Shamrocks and Easter, pearl tatting

April 2013 - Tat and Chat while many of our members went to Spokane tatting conference

May 2013 - Tat and Chat
- Jeanie taught Katherine Wheel
- State Fair demonstrators singed up

June 2013 - Jeanie taught/reviewed split rings to start making a U.S. Flag pattern

July 2013 - Christmas in July – fun for everyone, games and white elephant gift exchange.

August 2013 - Tat and Chat - Leesa taught 3D Flower Barrets

September 2013 -

Tat and Chat - Jackie Kidd taught making mesh boxes and decorating tops for boxes, jars, etc.

                    - State Fair – Bonneville Tatter's members demonstrated tatting to the fair audience.

                     Here is a list of several of the many tatting entry winners that the Historian noted. There where probably more but not found among the many beautiful crafts displayed:

                                    Marlene Lewis, 7 Blue

                                    Jeanie  Schekel, 6 Blue

                                    Wendy Star, 2 Red

                                    Sharon Raleigh, 2 Red

                                    Fay Jarvis, 1 Red, 1 White, 1 Pink

                                    Francine Bailey, 1 Blue, 1 White

                                    Sharon Cragun, 1 Blue

                                    Joan Harrington, 1 Blue

                                    Elaine Walton, 1 Red

                                    Peggy Wilson, 1 Red

October 2013 - Planned: (typically many new members from State Fair; several teachers needed)
- tat & chat

November 2013 - Planned: cluny – Sean McLaws
- nomination of officers for January elections

December 2013 - Planned: Ogden – tat & chat
- Salt Lake City – no meeting due to Christmas

2014

January 2014 - Tat and Chat
- Jeanie taught Magic Thread (hiding ends)
- Elections were held for 2014

2014  Officers
Past Chair - Lara Barnhart
Chair - Leesa Kramer
Chair Elect - Shannon Rhodes
Secretary - Wendy Griffin
Historian - Donna Grove

February 2014 - Tat and Chat
- Show and Tell - Bracelets, 3D Tatting
- Leesa Kramer taught Sharmrock Bracelet

March 2014 - Tat and Chat
- Leesa Kramer taught “Tatting Shuttle Name Tag” which was rewritten by Jeanie Schekel for 5,6,7&8 letter names.