You are cordially invited to our 2014 Patch Leaders meeting!!!
At the Lamplighter Inn,
3300 W. Mineral King, Visalia, CA, 93291

Thursday April 24, 2014
Meet and Greet
Located at the small conference room Lamplighter Inn 7pm-9pm

Friday April 25, 2014
Patch Leaders Meeting
Located at the Dining room Lamplighter Inn 10am-4pm (lunch provided, need to RSVP)

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Baskets and Gourds, Containers of our Culture, 2014 

Baskets and Gourds, Containers of our Culture is a conference that is held every two years in Visalia, California. The conference offers many classes in many different techniques of basketry with teachers coming to Visalia from all over the country. In the next conference, April 25th-27th, 2014, participants will also get the chance to listen to our keynote speaker, Flo Hoppe from Syracuse, NY, who will share her weaving art during the conference dinner on Saturday, April 26, 2014.


New & Revised updated 11/06/13 - BGCoC110613v Conference and Classes

Basket Conference 2014

Disclaimer: The Paypal button above links directly to the BGCoOC account for their event not CGS.

Please note: The materials fees will be on a separate invoice, email Sarah at to receive Material Fee invoice.

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Gourd art, in the form of Charm Strings, will be offered as opportunity drawing prizes at the conference.  Further information can be found here.



Davis Ranch Gourd Festival - 2014 

September 27th & 28, 2014

CGS - Northern Gourd Art Competition Handout

Check back we will have more information. 


The Calabash Club of Silicon Valley - Third Annual Gourd Festival 
Check back we will have a link to pictures from the event

Oct 11 & 12, 2014. 
Held at Uesugi Farms,14485 Monterey Rd. San Martin, CA 95046.


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