Wolf River Basketry Guild received a wonderful gift, a treasure trove of gourds. This gift donation was of gourds of various sizes, shapes, and progression of preparations.
Our thanks to the family of this gourd crafter who wishes to remain anonymous, who offered the gourds to the WRBG for our use. Thank you!
Oh, My Gourd 2021 Contest
1. Pursue adding Gourd/Basketry linked projects and information to our 2021 upcoming
2. Offer in 2021 a “Get Your Gourd” Challenge to WRBG Guild Members with submissions
and judging to be held at the WRBG Fall 2021 Workshop in September, 2021
(prizes and recognition).
3. Acquire information on gourd basketry and art and distribute this shared information
to our membership.
4. Explore gourd outreach to experts, artisans, vendors, or educators using gourds in their
basketry or fiber work.
5. Request guild member participation to submit their favorite gourd/basketry projects
and information for newsletter inclusion and Facebook Page posting.
6. Provide availability and selection of the donated gourds to current guild members for
7. Contact Mark to register your gourd project!
Guidelines for the “Get Your Gourd” Challenge.
◾ Open to any current 2020/2021 WRBG Guild Members
◾ Pick up one of the donated gourds from Mark or arrange to pick one (or more) up at an
upcoming guild meeting
◾ Purchase or acquire a gourd through your own supplies or a gourd supplier
◾ Design and create a gourd / basket project to be shared in a friendly, member
competition and display at the Fall 2021 WRBG Workshop.
◾ Any of the gourd techniques may be applied to the project, but it must have an
identifiable basketry component.
◾ All submissions must be created and legibly signed and dated 2020 or 2021 by the
◾ Contact Mark to register / identify your participation.
◾ Entrants and top vote getters will be photographed along with their gourd/basket entry
◾ Judges Choice – 2021 Teachers will select their top 5 choices.
◾ Members Choice – The 2021 WRBG Workshop participants will submit a vote for
their favorite submissions.