8th Annual Members
Basket and Gourd Day
August 6, 2017
9:00am - 3:00pm

The annual members' basket and gourd day is happening!  Click here for class photos, descriptions and registration instructions.  We are fortunate to be able to draw on our local talent to share their expertise with you.  Class fees include materials and a 10% donation to the Guild.  Your non-member friends and family are welcome!

•    Polly Jacobs Giacchina – Rustic Boat Basket
•    Sue Kamin – Woven Lauhala Flowers
•    Carol Lang – Bow Basket
•    Grace Swanson – Hot Air Balloon Gourd Ornament
•    Willie Ziegler – Japanese Basket

Those who don't want to take a class are welcome to bring something to work on and hang out with their fellow Guild members.  


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

Despite the rain, a wonderful event once again took place in Encinitas, California!  Instructors from around the country came together to share their expertise in both traditional and new, innovative basketry techniques and in gourd art crafting.  Beginners and the more advanced student enjoyed challenging classes.  

We plan to hold another conference in May 2019, and details will be posted here regarding the date and content.  To give you an idea of what you might have missed, you can CLICK HERE to review the class catalog for the May 2017 "Weekend in the Garden."  

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.