North Carolina Gourd Society

The North Carolina Gourd Society

Proudly Presents


The 76th Annual NC Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival

November 4-5, 2017


  • Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and
  • Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults: $2.00 - Children under 16: FREE!
  • In the Holshouser Building, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Workshop Registration: Students will register directly with the instructor for each workshop. Please see workshop listings for instructions.

Please note: You are not officially registered for a workshop until payment is received and accepted by the teacher.

If paying by check, please mail by September 30th, 2017.

Saturday November 4th, 2017 Workshops

“Fluttering Butterfly”

Sue Haberer

(817) 559-3000

shaberer47@gmail.com


Join Sue Haberer in making a beautiful butterfly to use as a home décor or a gift that is on a stand. You will learn how to use leftover gourd pieces to make the wings. You will learn about QuikWood, its great qualities, and how to use it to attach the butterfly to the stand. You will also learn the “tissue paper” method of adding texture and dimension to the butterfly wings. All of this is packed into a 4 hour workshop.

Finished butterfly is approximately 5” from wing to wing at the widest point.


Workshop cost: $48

Time: Saturday morning 8AM - 12PM (4 hours)

Minimum Number of Students: 10

Maximum Number of Students: 20

Walk-ins accepted if workshop is not full.

Experience Level: All Levels


Instructor will provide: Gourd wings, QuikWood for the butterfly’s body, tissue paper and any other supply needed to complete the butterfly. A written Tutorial.


Students must bring: 3 shades of your favorite color paint for the wings. Black paint. Small bottle of Gesso (matte). Brushes: thin liner, 1/4” angular brush, old scruffy brush (medium in size that you don’t mind ruining), and an object or stylus to make dots.


To register: Send registration form (click here for form) and check to Sue Haberer. See form for address. Students can send Sue their email to receive further information and pictures concerning supplies.
Email any questions to: shaberer47@gmail.com

Fluttering Butterfly



“Grape Leaf Vase”

Sue Haberer

(817) 559-3000

shaberer47@gmail.com


Join Sue Haberer in making a vase embellished with leaves and grapes. You will have hands-on experience working with Quikwood to make handles, a rim and grapes. I will show you my easy method of painting grape leaves that turn out perfect every time. You will also learn an unusual method of texturing your Vase to achieve an antique and a unique piece of art.


Workshop cost: $50

Time: Saturday afternoon 1PM - 5PM (4 hours)

Minimum Number of Students: 10

Maximum Number of Students: 20

Walk-ins accepted if workshop is not full.

Experience Level: All Levels


Instructor will provide: Cleaned gourds, grape leaves and grapes, Quikwood and the texturizing material. The gourd supplied is about 7” high, has a vase-like shape and a flat bottom in order for it to sit, and the inside is cleaned and finished with dark paint. A written Tutorial.


Students must bring: 3 shades of brown paint for the body of the vase, plus 2 or 3 accent colors (such as red, green, blue). 3 shades of green for leaves (dark green, medium green and yellow/yellow green). Red & purple for the grapes. Brushes: Thin liner, ¼” angular. Vinyl gloves. Water trays, paper towels.


To register: Send registration form (click here for form) and check to Sue Haberer. See form for address. Students can send Sue their email to receive further information and pictures concerning supplies.
Email any questions to: shaberer47@gmail.com

Grape Leaf Vase



“The Snow is Coming!”

Sherry Briscoe

(336) 634-3397

giraffeslaff@bellsouth.net


In this workshop students will learn how to make a snow person luminary. They will start by sculpting the nose, arms, scarf, and ear muffs, using QuikWood. They will then insert the wire for the ear muffs, paint their creation with acrylic paints, and apply a glaze/sealer. They will then learn how to assemble the light kit; and will leave with a great luminary to use during the winter months. This luminary makes a wonderful night light that can be used in your entryway, bathroom, or anywhere you need a bit of light.


Workshop cost: $44

Time: Saturday afternoon 1PM - 5PM (3-4 hours)

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 12

Walk-ins accepted if workshop is not full.

Experience Level: All Levels


Instructor will provide: All supplies needed to complete the project, including a cleaned, sanded, and drilled gourd, acrylic paints, glaze/sealer, brush basin, brushes, QuikWood, 5-in-1 clay tools. small piece of wire, scissors, paper towels, vinyl gloves, tutorial with instructions and a full color photo of the finished project in a vinyl sheet cover, and a couple of hair dryers for those who may not have one.


Students must bring: An apron/smock to protect clothing and a hair dryer.


To register: Please email Sherry at: giraffeslaff@bellsouth.net to ask questions or to register for her workshop/s {include: your name, phone #, workshop name/s, your email, and an emergency contact/#}. She will sign you up and send you information on how to pay.

The Snow is Coming!



"Wool Feather Tree"

Diane Frankenfield

(336) 402-1060

quilterdi@ix.netcom.com


Learn to make a Feather tree made of wool. The wool will be cut to look like branches. There will be a gourd at the bottom above the wooden stand. A Feather Tree was the original artificial tree.


Workshop cost: $45

Time: Saturday Afternoon 1PM - 5PM (4 hours)

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 10

Walk-ins accepted if workshop is not full.

Experience Level: All Levels


Instructor will provide: Wool, base, gourd, glue, tape, dowel.


Students must bring: Sharp Scissors.


To register: Send registration form (click here for form) and check to Diane Frankenfield. See form for address.
Email any questions to: quilterdi@ix.netcom.com

Wool Feather Tree



Sunday November 5th, 2017 Workshops

“New Lamp, New Look”

Luminary Lamp

This is an all day workshop.

Sue Haberer

(817) 559-3000

shaberer47@gmail.com


Join Sue Haberer in creating a beautiful Lamp made out of a cannonball gourd and decorated to your taste using round, square and oval templates plus your imagination, resulting in each Lamp being unique and different. You will use a woodburner and paint to complete this beautiful Lamp. You will also have the opportunity to embellish your Lamp using Turkish beads. This luminary makes a dramatic statement and when lit, it magically transforms the room. This is an all day workshop.


Workshop cost: $68

Time: Sunday All Day 9AM - 4PM

Minimum Number of Students: 10

Maximum Number of Students: 18

Walk-ins accepted if workshop is not full.

Experience Level: All Levels


Instructor will provide: Gourd, lamp base and light kit, topper for lamp, and lamp beads. A written Tutorial.


Students must bring: woodburner, skew tip, black paint, small brushes, pencil and eraser, template for circles or squares, flexible ruler, drill or Dremel-like tool that will hold various drill bits, drill bits 1/16”-1/4” (no larger than ¼”), needle nose pliers.


To register: Send registration form (click here for form) and check to Sue Haberer. See form for address. Students can send Sue their email to receive further information and pictures concerning supplies.
Email any questions to: shaberer47@gmail.com

New Lamp,New Look




“He's a Jolly Old Soul!”

Sherry Briscoe

(336) 634-3397

giraffeslaff@bellsouth.net


In this workshop students will learn how to turn a penguin gourd into a cute Santa. They will start by sculpting his features, then arms, feet/boots, and fir trim, using QuikWood. Then they will paint him with acrylic paints and apply a glaze/sealer. They will leave with a wonderful old fellow ready to usher in the holiday season.


Workshop cost: $35

Time: Sunday Morning 10AM - 2:30PM with a half hour break for lunch.

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 12

Walk-ins accepted if workshop is not full.

Experience Level: All Levels


Instructor will provide: All supplies needed for the workshop, including a cleaned and sanded gourd, acrylic paints, glaze/sealer, brush basin, brushes, QuikWood, 5-in-1 clay tools, scissors, paper towels, vinyl gloves, tutorial with instructions and a full color photo of the finished project in a vinyl sheet cover, and a couple of hair dryers for those who may not have one.


Students must bring: An apron/smock to protect clothing and a hair dryer.


To register: Please email Sherry at: giraffeslaff@bellsouth.net to ask questions or to register for her workshop/s {include: your name, phone #, workshop name/s, your email, and an emergency contact/#}. She will sign you up and send you information on how to pay.

He's a Jolly Old Soul!



"Turtle Gourd"

Diane Frankenfield

(336) 402-1060

quilterdi@ix.netcom.com


Turtle gourd wall art, made with a ½ canteen gourd for the body. A spoon gourd is used for the head.


Workshop cost: $40

Time: Sunday Morning 10AM - 4PM (6 hours)

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 10

Walk-ins accepted if workshop is not full.

Experience Level: All Levels


Instructor will provide: All gourd, paint, alcohol ink, paint brushes, hot glue, drill.


Students must bring: An Apron.


To register: Send registration form (click here for form) and check to Diane Frankenfield. See form for address.
Email any questions to: quilterdi@ix.netcom.com

Turtle Gourd