Idaho Gourd Society

                                                 Rho Chapter of the American Gourd Society

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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!

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

July 15th - 11:00 - 1:00 pm

No meeting at Woodcraft this month, instead our Annual Picnic will be held at  the Lakeview Park Maple Grove Shelter in Nampa -(members & guests)         

Theme for Gourd Art Contest  -”Hello Gorgeous”  - Remember to bring your entries for the Gourd Art Contest - First prize is a 2018 paid  Membership for IDGS

The club will furnish Chicken, members are ask to bring a side side and a drink (no alcohol is allowed in the park)


Upcoming Classes


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

June 27th - Tuesday  1-4 pm  Marbleizing - Veletta

Veletta will be teaching us how to create a marble look with acrylic paint (see attached pictures).  We will be creating a marbled-look bowl in the green marble design.

Please have the following ready for class:

small gourd bowl that is

cleaned and finished on the outside  painted with 2-3 light coats of green acrylic paint

The prep work for this project was discussed at our last patch meeting and at the gourd cleaning event today.  If you missed both events, contact Veletta for more information.  She has the paint you will need to prepare your gourd for marbling.

Upcoming classes

July 13th -   Thursday  6-9 pm - Floating Coils - Carol

July 25th - Tuesday 1-4 pm  Clay - Bill

August  10th - Thursday  6-9 pm-  Flower Bird Feeder - Veletta

August 29th - Tuesday 1-4 pm - Bug Plant Stake - Peggy

September  - Lots of people traveling during the month - no classes

October 12th - Witch - Veletta

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

  July 12th - 6-9 pm  - Alan

 We will be making gourd turtles out of bottle gourd tops.

What you will need for this project is:
 Gourd top as pictured
Exacto knife
Gourd Saw
CA Glue and accelerator.
Sand Paper
Dust mask.

Up coming classes

 August 9th  6-9 pm  - Chris Peters - Clay on Gourds