Kansas City Gourd Patch

The Kansas City Gourd patch has been meeting regularly since its first meeting on November 3, 2007. Here is how the group currently operates.

Gatherings currently take place quarterly at the home of Bill and Donna Decker in Greenwood on a Saturday in February, May, August, and November. Gatherings start at 10:00 am and last as long as needed to complete the "project" on the agenda. Members brown bag their lunch, with one or two members bringing a dessert to share.

Each gathering features a "hands-on" project where we learn new skills along with some "show and tell." Members are invited to bring a current problem or project to get help or advice from other members.

Note: There is no charge for attending the regular patch meetings. However, there may be a nominal charge for any supplies provided for the scheduled project. Also, if we set up a special meeting and invite someone to teach, there may be a nominal charge for the class materials and supplies.

Gourdpatch member Barbara Van Vleck is the coordinator for this patch. If you would like information about joining this patch or would like to have your name put on the mailing list for event announcements, please email Barbara and be sure to put KC Gourdpatch in the subject line.

Upcoming Meetings


February 22, 2020

Gourd display bases and stands

Instructors: Patricia Pierce (copper stands), Nancy Amburgey (gourd stands/bases), Robersons (tri-pod stand)

10:00 - home of Donna & Bill Decker


May 2, 2020


Instructor: Leanna Donald

10:00 - home of Donna & Bill Decker


August 8, 2020

Coiling and Teneriffe

Instructor: Jeanne Ryan

10:00 - home of Donna & Bill Decker


November 14, 2020

Bird Sculpting

Instructor: Bill Decker

10:00 - home of Donna & Bill Decker


If you would like to attend any of the above gatherings, email Barbara Van Vleck and she'll put you on the list to receive the notices.