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 Mondays 11:00AM to 1:30PM  9682 West Milclay St., Boise, ID Contact: Lorrie Ferris 208-860-9379. The Dancing Dogs Gourdin’ Patch meets every Monday. 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  meets monthly 2nd Wednesday 6-9 p.m. 1416 Rochester, Caldwell, ID Contact Alan Sweeney to  receive information about the Rochester patch.

KUNA PATCH   2nd Tuesday - 1-4 PM  and last Tuesday - 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 here.

SUNSHINE GOURD PATCH  Wednesdays  11 AM  72 N. Boundary, Nampa, ID Contact:  Liz Meyer 208-461-2021 or  208-880-2632.  They meet every Wednesday, but call Liz to verify that she will be holding meetings on Wednesdays other than the official day (4th Wednesday).  Bring what you are working on (or want to work on) and any questions about 'gourding' and/or techniques.  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!