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 March, June, September, 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 10, 2018

Wearable Gourd Art Workshop

Instructor: Barbara Van Vleck

10:00 - home of Donna & Bill Decker


June 16, 2018

Color Marbling techniques

Instructor: Lynda Roberson

10:00 - home of Donna & Bill Decker


September 8, 2018

Carving Flowers

Instructor: Madonna Watermon


10:00 - home of Donna & Bill Decker


November 10, 2018

Gourd Inside a Gourd

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.