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About Our Patch


Leaders:


Kristie
Hull


Paula
Berg

Secretary:


Leona
Thompson

Treasurer:


Jackie
Jurecek

Patch Members: Linda Barrett
Marvin Berg
Paula Berg
Carol Boyd
Nolly Cantey
Penelope Carter
Donna Castro
Fran Colinet
Pat Dukes
Mary Anne Fountain
Kristie Hull
Terry Humphries
Jackie Jurecek
Linda Kincaid
Joy Klotzle
Betsey Sloan
Brenda Smith
Mickey Spigner
Leona Thompson
Rev. Sammy Thompson

If you are visiting this web site and are interested in attending any of our classes, or want more information on joining the Cypress Patch or the SCGourd Society, please use the form below to contact webmaster.

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SOUTH CAROLINA GOURD SOCIETY

THE AMERICAN GOURD SOCIETY

CAPITAL CITY GOURD PATCH

PALMETTO GOURD PATCH

TRAVELIN' GOURD PATCH

EDISTO GOURD PATCH

THE CHEROKEE GATHERING

THE POD LADY

PRIMITIVE ORIGINALS

TURTLEFEATHERS

BLUE WHALE ARTS

FIRE MOUNTAIN GEMS

ARIZONA GOURDS

GOURD ART ENTHUSIASTS

WELBURN GOURDS
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Sumter SC                                                    
Welcome to the website for the Cypress Gourd Patch of Sumter, South Carolina. We are composed of many and varied artisans who share a love for working with gourds. We meet monthly to share our skills, teach each other, and learn new techniques. We occassionally have a visiting artist teach a class. Our patch is one of five gourd patches in South Carolina, and we are affiliated with the South Carolina Gourd Society. We meet the first Tuesday of each month, from 9am to 3pm, at the North HOPE Center on Main Street in Sumter. We take turns bringing food, as we serve lunch as we conduct our monthly business meeting. If you'd like to join our group, or just visit, please do! We'd love to meet you! Just complete the email form at the bottom of this page. We look forward to hearing from you! Kristie & Paula (Co-leaders)
 
 

March 6, 2012 Today, we all enjoyed a class in "Advanced Wood Burning" from Linda Kincaid. We burned the face of an owl, surrounded by oak leaves, all on a small martin gourd. We are so lucky for Linda to share her talents and expertise with us. Everyone's project looked great! The lunch was great, and we all had a wonderful day! Thanks Linda, for another awesome class!
 
Pictures from our March class


Linda begins her instructions
to the class.


Carol putting the finishing touches
on her gourd.


Donna hard at work!


Brenda chose a different technique,
applying the pattern to large
round disk of gourd. Hmmmm!


Once everyone has their pattern
on, Linda offers more
instructions on the burning
techniques to be used.

 


Everyone listening and anxious
to begin their project.


Penelope, Fran, Terry (visitor)
and Sammy begin applying
pattern to there gourds.


Nolly and Mickey almost ready to start burning.


Paula applying her pattern.


Joy and Pat, can't wait to see
their finished project!


Jackie, almost ready to burn!

 
Our Finished projects!


The first picture submitted
was Terry Humphries' project.

 
 

Upcoming classes & events
Our next scheduled class is April 3, 2012. Debbie Wilson will be visiting us from the upstate region to teach a class on making a gourd mask. We will have two different masks to choose our pattern from. We're all very excited and really looking to Debbie's class.

On April 28, 2012, the patch will be participating in the "Gourdfest" in Laurens at Ghost Creek Gourd Festival.


 
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Sumter, SC

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