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 16, 2019

Egg Gourd (basic woodburning)

Instructor: Bill Decker

Alcohol Inks

Instructor: Barbara Van Vleck

10:00 - home of Donna & Bill Decker


May 11, 2019

Bird Sculpting

Instructor: Bill Decker

10:00 - home of Donna & Bill Decker


August 10, 2019

Carving Leaves

Instructor: Madonna Watermon

10:00 - home of Donna & Bill Decker


November 9, 2019

Epoxy Clay Sculpting

Instructor: Karen Kane

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.