Gourd Patches in N.C.

A patch is a local group of gourd enthusiasts who meet regularly to share their love of gourds. Often, the meeting includes a craft project. It’s a great way to meet people who share your interest!

If you would like to start a patch in your area, reach out to the President of the NCGS – contact information is here.

Currently there are four patches in North Carolina:

  • The Far Western Gourd Patch meets from April through November. (Because of the bad weather during the winter in the mountains of North Carolina, there are no winter meetings.) This Patch meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Shooting Creek Fire Department Community Room in Hayesville. The doors open at 9:30 am. Classes begin promptly at 10 am. The Patch contact is Linda Michel and you can contact her via email or call her at (828) 494-7654 for more information. Leave a message and she will return your call as soon as possible.
  • NEW PATCH!! The Mountain Gourd Patch meets once a month on a weekday in Brevard. For more information, contact Lisa Mohr by email or call her at (217) 898-3608.
  • The Triad Gourd Patch meets on the third Tuesdays of odd-numbered months at 6:30 p.m. in the Home and Garden Building at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem. Sign up for the Triad Patch email / newsletter by contacting Judi Fleming. The Triad Patch Facebook page is here.
  • The Triangle Gourd Patch meets the 2nd Saturday afternoon of each month in Raleigh. For more information, contact Teresa Vales or visit the Triangle Patch website here. The Triangle Patch Facebook page is here.