A Patch is a local organization of Idaho Gourd Society members who meet on a regular basis to share knowledge and techniques about gourd art. Join in to meet other gourd artists and learn gourd art techniques.

We have four patches having meetings through out the month at various locations. IDGS members are welcome to attend any, or all, of them. 

DANCING DOGS GOURDIN’ PATCH Every Monday beginning at 10 AM - Location: 9682 West Milclay St., Boise, ID - Contact: Lorrie Ferris 208-860-9379. Please bring what you're working on or may want to work on and any questions you may have.  We are here to help, share our knowledge and generally enjoy the bonds of gourd crafting together!

ROCHESTER PATCH  2nd Wednesday monthly - Hours: 10am - 2pm - Location: 1416 Rochester, Caldwell, ID - Contact Alan Sweeney at ASweeney85@aol.com to receive information about the Rochester patch.

KUNA PATCH   2nd Tuesday monthly - 1-4 PM  and last Tuesday monthly - 1-4 PM -  2417 W Kuna Rd, Kuna, ID - Contact: Veletta Murphey at 208-922-5929 for the details on the upcoming classes which are always very popular.  Receive information via email by contacting Carol Joyce.  Kuna Patch information is on The Tole Shed Facebook page.

SUNSHINE GOURD PATCH Meets Wednesdays EXCEPT the 2nd Wednesday (so you can go the Rochester patch that day). Gather at - 11 AM Location: 72 N. Boundary, Nampa, ID - Contact:  Liz Meyer  208-880-2632.  Bring what you are working on (or want to work on) and any questions about 'gourding' and/or techniques.  Please park on Boundary or Wedgwood streets or in Liz's driveway. Do not park on the cul-de-sac roadway or in front of her shop.  We'll see you in the Sunshine!