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13th Biennial Gourd and Basket Weekend in the Garden

Presented by Misti Washington Gourd & Basket Guild
Sponsored by the San Diego Botanic Garden

Encinitas CA— At the 2017 conference, instructors from around the country will meet in the San Diego, California area to share their expertise with students 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.

The conference will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00 am through Sunday, May 7th at 4:00 pm at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA, Registration is $45 per day for garden and guild members and $55 per day for non-members. Late fee is $5 if postmarked after February 28, 2017. Class fees vary based on instructors materials and preparation fees. Information and registration forms can be found at www.baskets-gourds.com

2017 marks the 21th anniversary of the founding of the Guild and the first Gourd and Basket Weekend in the Garden. At that first event, we honored Misti Washington, for whom our Guild is named, at which time many people were able to tell her how much they appreciated her, her teaching, and the creative stimulation and encouragement she had given them. We carry on her legacy through this a biennial conference.


About Misti Washington Gourd & Basket Guild

The goal of MWGBG is to preserve, promote and perpetuate the appreciation of gourd and basket art by providing a supportive, sharing and educational environment. Misti Washington was a highly respected, nationally known basket maker, artist, craftswoman,teacher and author who lived and worked in Solana Beach, California. She generated enthusiiasm and inspiration, and fostered the development of countless basket makers until her death in 1997. Our Guild is named to honor her life and memory.

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