WSGS Breaking News

  • WSGS Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec 16,
    at 11:00!
    Start working on your ornament for the gift exchange (optional participation). Kay Swanson has offered to hold a potluck at her house in Edmonds. (Thank you, Kay!) Bring your favorite dish to share. She will have red & white wine, coffee and tea. Be sure to RSVP Kay at or call her at
    425-787-9714, and she will provide you her address.

  • November WSGS Board meeting has been cancelled. Too many people have holiday shows to prepare for or attend (yay!), or other commitments.

  • Membership Dues News: The cost of membership continues at $15 per year for 2018, and can be renewed online via PayPal (see membership page). We can no longer offer the $20 option for mailed newsletters, due to the high cost of printing and postal supplies. All newsletters will be sent via email. In addition, we are asking EVERYONE to fill out a membership application form, see the Membership page. We want to start 2018 with current and correct information, and make sure we aren't missing anyone.

  • Members: If you didn't receive an email with the latest newsletter attached on Nov. 7, and you are a current member, please email so I can research why, send you a copy, and add you to my mailing list.

  • Election Results: Click on the Officers link in the menu to check out the new WSGS Board of Directors!

Memories from the
2017 NW Gourd Art Workshop

Judie and Frankie welcoming participants
Judie and Frankie welcoming participants.

Gourders Without Borders
Gourders Without Borders and Spokane Patches having fun.

Making little gourd elephants
Linda's class making pintado elephants that make you smile.

Rosario's Calla Lilies Class
Rosario's class busy carving Calla Lilies gourds.

Be sure to keep checking back often to see more photos of people and completed class gourd projects from the workshop.

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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