Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch

Julie Harden won our patch collaborative piece at the Gourd Festival in February.

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch, based in Sun Lakes, just returned from the Wuertz Gourd Festival and annual Arizona Gourd competition with quite a few winning ribbons.

Our winning artists this year are Thelma Edwards, Evelyn Hanley-Bacon, Pattie Langton, Sally Lewis, Karen Lindgren, and Barb Sego. In addition, our Grand Masters Vicki McKenna and Julie Hemer displayed and were awarded ribbons, and our patch itself won a ribbon. We collaborated on a piece, and after winning a third place, we donated the piece to the Arizona Gourd Society fundraising raffle. We also created a second “sister” piece that we raffled at our booth.

If you are interested in learning more about gourds, please stop in at our weekly workshop on Mondays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Painting Room at the Oakwood Arts and Crafts Center. You may also reach us online at SpiritGourdPatch.com.