Featured Gourd from WSGS Member

Gourd by Susan Potter

Susan Potter was one of nine students in a fun "Penguin" paint class with Sue Hollon-Taber held in January on Zoom. Her gourd was hollowed out, and is mounted on a lighted base, so the lantern with shine. The hat and scarf were handmade by Dee Hamlin for a small charge.

WSGS News 
(updated 2/07/2021)

2021 Zoom Class Announcement: 
Join in on Zoom for a Tyvek Bead & Wire Wrapping class with Vickie Echols on Friday, March 12th at 11:00 PST. See the Workshops & Art page for details.

Membership Dues: Updated Dues News for 2020 members!
The WSGS board members have decided to waive WSGS membership dues for 2021 for 2020 active members*, since Covid-19 inhibited members from getting together in 2020. This does not apply to people who were not members in 2020.
(* If you have already paid for 2021, or if you joined WSGS after September 1, 2020, your dues payments will be moved forward and applied to calendar year 2022. For those who have not yet paid for 2021, please wait until next December when WSGS will ask members if they would like to join for 2022.
Thank you from WSGS Membership Secretary, Pat Woodell.

WSGS Meeting:  There will be a meeting on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00pm PST.
Any member can request to join in by contacting Lisa Libby. It is a great way to connect with your WSGS gourd friends by getting to see each other using Zoom.

Patch News:  Check the Local Gourd Groups link on the menu, or click here for more information. You will now see the Patch leader for each Patch territory, and the leaders may be contacted by clicking on their names.

WSGS Members:  If you would like a photo of a gourd you have completed featured on the website, please send via email (not text please) to webmaster@wagourdsociety.org.

If any WSGS patch members have news or photos to share in the newsletter, please send to Diane Frederick, Newsletter Editor. She would really appreciate your help with ideas for articles, photos, hints, or stories.

Gourd Sightings:    Be on the lookout for gourds on TV, magazines, news, while your're shopping, or dining, etc... they can be anywhere! Keep your phone or camera ready to get a shot and send the photo via email (not text please) to webmaster@wagourdsociety.org.

How can you get a gourd featured on the website? Just send your photo(s) with a discription (as needed) of how you created it to Webmaster@wagourdsociety.org.

WSGS Mission:

The purpose of the Washington State Gourd Society (WSGS) is to promote interest, share ideas, learn from others, and teach to all who are interested in the culture, use, history, and craftsmanship of gourds. The WSGS was formed in October of 2007 by a small group of local gourd artists who wanted to promote the craft of gourding in Washington State. The Washington State Gourd Society does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, education, financial status, height, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, weight, or whether you craft in big, small, round, or skinny gourds; this applies to all our activities or educational opportunities.




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