We welcomed all our members back at our meeting held October 16. We all had a great summer. Some spent time exploring new techniques in gourd art while others enjoyed time spent with friends and relatives catching up on the year. Most of our members are back and excited to share and learn new methods of carving, woodburning, staining, painting, sculpting and weaving our gourds.
We are also looking forward to attending classes given by our local gourd artists. If you are interested in learning more about gourds you are welcome to attend our monthly meetings. Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at the Sun Lakes Country Club from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Arts and Crafts Room. Our next meeting will be held November 20. A special guest will be attending this meeting to talk about the 12th annual Wuertz Gourd Festival to be held the first weekend of February 2015. Our Christmas Party is scheduled for December 18.
For more information about The Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch contact Vicki McKenna at 480-802-1632 or Shirley Nesbitt at 480-247-6102.