WSGS Meeting March 24th at 11:15 via Zoom:

The next meeting of the WSGS meets at Bev's house on Saturday, March 24th, at 11:00am, but officially commences at 11:15, to allow the people attending in person to settle into their chairs and stash their potluck dishes in the kitchen.

If you cannot attend the meeting in person, please join in via an app called "Zoom" on your phone or computer at 11:15. Meetings on Zoom are limited to 40 minutes, so it isn't a huge time commitment and there's no travel time!

Bev sent out a message to all members on how to download the Zoom app, and how to connect. It's really simple. The "Zoomers" get to see the people physically attending, and the attendees get to see the Zoomers as they join the meeting and when they talk. If you need assistance, please contact Bev at

Membership News: (updated 2/18/18)

Members that renew before April 1st will be entitled to member discounts on all classes and events held this year. In addition, WSGS Patch members may order ink dyes at a considerable discount. We look forward to holding Patch-led workshops around the state this year.

If you have recently paid your membership, thank you for your participation. Be sure to check the "Gourd Patches" page for Patch meetings close to you.

The cost of membership continues at $15 a year. See the "Membership" page for details.

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If Patches hold events/activities, please take photos! Share the event by sending the photos and a short write-up to me at this special email set up for gourd related stories and photos:

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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