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Sunshine Patch  63 N Wedgewood Dr.  Nampa, Id  461-2021        11:00 to ?   Liz Meyer

The 4th Wednesday of each month is the official meeting of the Sunshine Patch.  They meet every Wednesday, but call Liz to verify that she will be holding meetings on Wednesdays other than the official day.  Bring what you are working on
(or want to work on) and any questions about 'gourding' and/or techniques. Contact Liz if you need directions to her place. We'll see you in the Sunshine!











nshine Patch.  They meet every Wednesday, but call Liz to verify that she will be holding meetings on Wednesdays other than the official day.  Bring what you are working on
(or want to work on) and any questions about 'gourding' and/or techniques. Contact Liz if you need directions to her place. We'll see you in the Sunshine!








Meridian Patch -3907 W Big Creek Dr.  Meridian, Id  288-5557  Shirley Eastman  10:00 to 1:00

Meridian Patch meets every Monday to work on projects that you need to finish or start.  
Call Shirley before the Monday meeting to verify it will be held.



Woodcraft Patch -Boise     Social, Wheel of Goodies, and Show & Tell  from 10-10:30  Business meeting starts at 10:30   Class follows business meeting

Have an idea for a class?  Want to learn something?  Contact the Vice President.  Kay Grooms - 208-891-1848

February 10th -  Saturday  






























































 events, the wheel of goodies and show and tell.

 Also, Ron has not had anyone contact him about doing demonstrations at the Western Idaho Fair. He will have the sign up sheet available at this meeting, so please consider volunteering a few hours your time. Thank You!

 We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

 Your Idaho Gourd Society Board of Directors

 

    







Kuna Patch -  2417 W Kuna Rd, Kuna, Id   922-5929  The Tole Shed - Veletta Murphey

Kuna has gone to Winter hours.  The Thursday night class has been changed to the second Tuesday of the month from 1-4 pm.  The last Tuesday of the month remains the same 1-4 pm

January 30th  -   Tuesday  1-4 pm    Madlen Tarlton

Gourd Pendant  --techniques for making jewelry

Please bring a cut-out gourd chard, clean and edge sanded ....  Round, rectangle, kidney, free-form ...  your choice!

The pendant should be at least 2” or more to create a good design and if you want to burn in a design, bring your burner.

small paintbrush, liner,  of your choice.

You can create your own design or pick one of the patterns that will be provided.

Beads, embellishments, charms, felt and glue, wire, rings/jump rings  will be  provided.

Optional  

 bring ink dyes, maybe 3 or 4 different colors of yourr choice. If someone likes to add color with the permanent art markers, since the designs will be small....or leave it natural with just a pyrographed design and then just varnished.

 











                                  
                                                             A few examples                     

  Future classes

February 13th -   Tuesday 1-4 pm - Wall Hanging - Bill

Flora Craft Foam, you will need a piece 12” x 4” x 1”

2 dowels or straight tree branches each 17” and/or  18” long and 3/4” – 1” thick

1 small gourd for the head (spinner gourd), about 2.5” diameter

small paintbrush, liner,  of your choice

Feathers, beads, southwest fabric, leather cord, Stiffy will be provided by Bill









February 27th - Complete Kuna’s centerpiece donation for IAW dinner

March 13th - Woodburning a basket design - Carol

March 27th - Owl pendent, pin, or Necklace - Bill
























Rochester Patch  -  1416 Rochester, Caldwell, Id  83605  208-459-3211  Alan Sweeney

February 14th  Wednesday  6-9 pm

If anyone has a low or no dust technique or class they would like to teach for the Rochester Patch, please let me know as I have ran out of ideas. Other wise we will just start meeting and working on whatever project you are currently working on.

  Alan Sweeney