Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch

Colleen McKnight

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch members had a fun and busy March. First, we had a great hands-on demo from a well-known fiber clay artist, Joanie Wolter, on March 8. Then we had a techniques class from President Julie Hemer on making a gourd look like aged pottery. On March 18, we had our Spring Social and Garage Sale at Poolside of Oakwood. We ate, drank, visited, shopped, had a White Elephant Gourd Supply Exchange for some laughs, and did a few minutes of club business. March is always such a fun and busy month.

Our gourd patch will meet once more before the majority of the members depart for the summer. The next meeting will be April 16 in SLCC Arts and Crafts Room at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Meetings will then be on hiatus until Sept. 17, 2020.

But workshops will continue! For members of our patch, there are two workshops that continue each week through the summer. Both are in nice, air-conditioned rooms, with others to learn from, on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. and Monday from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Painting Room of the Arts and Crafts building of Oakwood Country Club.

Did you know that gourds make great gifts for any occasions? Many of our members even do custom work if you would like a gourd to include dates or names to mark a wedding or anniversary. You can always check out our members’ work on our website, SpiritDesert-Gourds.com. You can leave a message, and the member will be notified and will contact you.