2017 Holiday Gourd Retreat
Hosted by: 

Suzi Nonn of Naturally Yours Gourds
Reagan Bitler of Godahavom Gourds


Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Sunday, November 19, 2017
?Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015
Cost $50.00

(2 Spots Available)


Ring in the holiday season with the 2017 Holiday Gourd Retreat!  Enjoy a weekend of holiday gourd crafting and camaraderie.  

?The weekend kicks-off  Saturday when we begin  the process of making a spectacular 4-foot wool feather tree.  It's soft, it's fuzzy, it's handmade, it's unique, it's striking, and all your friends will want one!  Participants will complete the tree as the weekend progresses. The fun and will continue with "Gourdament" breaks.  During "Gourdament" breaks, Reagan and Suzi will help participants create unique tree ornaments and construct a garland from gourds and other interesting embellishments.  There will be a minimum of five "Gourdament" breaks during the weekend long retreat.  So you will go home with a completed tree (as long as you keep those fingers moving), and at least five different handmade ornaments/garland.  If you want to make more Gourdaments, buy a few extra kits and make more at home.  The extra Gourdaments will be perfect holiday gifts. 

Saturday evening will feature a dinner out at a local restaurant and "Holiday Market". You will have  the opportunity to set up a market stand to sell your own gourd ornaments or holiday creations, and can also shop from other participants' market stands. Just think, you could have all your holiday shopping done the week before Thanksgiving!  

On Sunday afternoon attendees will leave with a completed 4 foot wool feather tree ready to be decorated with the "Gourdaments" made and purchased throughout the weekend long retreat.
Please let us know if you are interested in participating as a vendor in the evening market by completing the “Holiday Market” form below.

Click on the links below to find a complete 2017 Holiday Gourd Retreat weekend itinerary and the 2017 Holiday Gourd Retreat Registration forms.


Registration Instructions:
1.  Print registration form by clicking on the link below.
2. Complete the registration form with your information.  Do not worry about a student number or course number.  This will be added to your form as they are received.
3. Mail your form and check in the amount of $50 made payable to REAGAN BITLER to:

Reagan Bitler 
54 East Elm Avenue
Hanover, PA  17331

4. Complete the "Holiday Market" intent form by clicking on the link below.


Holiday Retreat Itinerary

Registration Form

Saturday Night Holiday Market