Tag: Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch

While it’s heating up outside, the “Spirit” members are busy working on their gourds in a cool environment. We enjoy getting together on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Oakwood Arts & Crafts Room. In 2008, a group of like-minded gourd enthusiasts met to begin our quest to explore what could become…

Running of the Gourds Festival

Vicki McKenna, Publicity We all enjoyed the Wuertz Running of the Gourds Festival in February. It was a huge success. You wouldn’t know we are getting over the COVID-19 restrictions. People in the Competition Hall were encouraged to wear masks, and the majority did. Again, the gourds submitted were fabulous. We had about 200 entries.…

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch

Vicki McKenna, Publicity January has been a very busy month preparing for the Wuertz Festival, Running of the Gourds, which is to be held Feb. 11 to 13. Judging will be held for the competition on Feb. 10. Many of our members in the Sun Lakes area will be competing this year. We hope to…

Spirit of the Desert Gourd

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch had a festive holiday party on Dec. 12 at the Poolside Café in Oakwood. The Patch provided the food, and the members provided the fun. Members brought ornaments made from gourds. We had penguins, Santas, Southwest, and many more fun items to hang on our trees. We are now…

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch News

Colleen McKnight Spirit of the Desert, an Arizona Gourd Patch based in Sun Lakes, met Dec. 6, 2019, for a potluck Christmas party and gourd ornament exchange. We also elected new officers for the following year. Julie Hemer, president; Thelma Edwards, vice president; Christie Inman, secretary; Pattie Langton, treasurer; Colleen McKnight, past president and communications.…

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch

Mary Parks’ gourd art won the Best of the Intermediate Division.

Diane Wimmer The Wuertz Gourd Farm Festival took place February 8-10, 2019, at the Pinal County Fairgrounds in Casa Grande. Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch Members were well represented in the Arizona Gourd Society Competition and brought home a number of ribbons for their gourd art: Novice: Karen Wollscheid 1st (Mask) Intermediate: Mary Park…

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch

Gourd Patch members have been very busy getting ready for the Wuertz Gourd Farm Festival which will be taking place February 8-10, 2019, at the Pinal County Fairgrounds in Casa Grande. If you have an interest in gourd art, purchasing gourd art or finding new supplies and equipment for your projects, make sure you don’t…

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch

Spirit of the Desert sponsored an Arizona Gourd Society Play Date on November 17 in Sun Lakes. Projects were focused on Christmas and included Santa Ornaments and Holiday Tea Lights. The Annual Christmas Party took place December 6 at Oakwood and was enjoyed by all. Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch was established to share…

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch meeting

  November has been a busy month for the Gourd Patch. November 8-9 featured a class taught by patch member Julie Hemer. Julie taught new techniques about carving and sanding gourds to complete a Nativity Set. Everyone completed the first piece in their set and had a great time. Spirit of the Desert sponsored an…

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch

  The first fall meeting of Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch will take place October 18, 2018, at the Arts and Crafts Room at Sun Lakes Country Club (25601 Sun Lakes Blvd, Sun Lakes, AZ) at 4:00 p.m. Please note that this is a new location for meetings. Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch…