The 13th Biennial Conference
"Weekend in the Garden"
at the San Diego Botanic Garden on
May 6 & 7, 2017
Encinitas, CA

At our 2017 conference, instructors from around the country will meet in the San Diego, California, area to share their expertise with you in both traditional and new, innovative basketry techniques and in gourd art crafting. There will be classes with the beginner in mind as well as the more advanced student.  Registration is now open, and we invite you to CLICK HERE to review the class catalog and registration instructions for the May 2017 "Weekend in the Garden."  Note that the class catalog was updated on 3/8/17 to reflect full and canceled classes. 

Guild members enjoyed priority access to pre-register before the public during November and December.   We strongly urge that interested students register for their classes early and to be sure to choose three classes on each of the days they plan to attend. 

Vendors are welcome to participate in this two-day event ($35 for both days).  We encourage craft suppliers and artists to consider selling their products.  But, if you have another type of product you think would be of interest to this group of students and teachers, you are welcome to submit a vendor application form.  Click on form format you'd prefer: (Word file)  (PDF file).  Vendors bring their own tables, chairs and pop-ups. 

Many thanks go to the San Diego Botanic Garden (formerly Quail Botanic Gardens) for sponsoring this event and providing the wonderful venue and staff to make it all happen.  We are so very fortunate to have them as our event partner.