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Bill Decker
  • Greenwood, MO
  • United States
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  • Shallee Lessmeier
  • Val Heitz
  • Barbara Van Vleck
  • Clinton R. Waters
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Clint Waters left a comment for Bill Decker
"Bill, been out of the loop for a while but plan to get back into my wood burning on gourds.  I wanted to get in touch as I know you will know what I been missing.  Give me an update please.  I also need to send membership due for next…"
Oct 28, 2016
Bill Decker commented on Barbara Van Vleck's photo
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Prairie Song

"Barbara, this piece is very nice, your love of nature really shows in your work."
Aug 2, 2016
Bill Decker commented on Barbara Van Vleck's photo
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Prairie Thunder Gourd by BV

"This is really a nice piece Barbara, thank you for donating it to our raffle. The winner was so happy to have won it."
Apr 12, 2016
Val Heitz left a comment for Bill Decker
"love your work,,,, have a class mate with your name.. we just had our 50th high school reunion and I donated a gourd bowl with the class logo and in our colors. it was raffled off"
Sep 22, 2015
Bill Decker commented on Suzy Meelhuysen's photo
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pirate steampunk a

"This is a really fun piece to hold in your hands, and explore all of its detail. It looked like the iron giant that turned into a steampunk pirate. Great job Suzy."
Aug 4, 2015
Bill Decker posted an event

SHOW ME GOURD SOCIETY 2015 ANNUAL FESTIVAL at Remington Center

April 11, 2015 to April 12, 2015
Date is Saturday, April 11and Sunday, April 12. Workshops being on Friday, April 10. We would like to invite everyone to come to the SMGS Annual Gourd Art Festival. We are open to the public on April 11, 12, 2015. Please note our new location. We will be at Remington Center, at 1655 West Republic Road, Springfield, Mo. 65807.Please reference our website for complete details on www.showmegourdsociety.comSee More
Jan 31, 2015
Bill Decker commented on Madonna Watermon's photo
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flower basket A

"I like this, the carving and design layout is very nicely done."
Jan 30, 2015
Bill Decker commented on Hellen Martin's photo
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Longhorn 01 - front

"This is a nice piece Hellen, I really like it."
Nov 23, 2014
Bill Decker commented on joyce de ruyter's photo
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157

"This is a beautiful piece, the colors, the cutting and the lid. It all works really well together. Today is the first time I've seen it for some reason and I liked it so well I had to commit."
Nov 23, 2014
Bill Decker commented on Suzy Meelhuysen's group Show-Me Gourd Society
"How terribly sad we are to  hear that our dear friend Ralph has passed away. Ralph was a super person, great sense of humor and all of us who knew him personally will remember him always. We will miss working with him at our gourd…"
Nov 17, 2014
Bill Decker commented on Stephen Price's photo
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gourd fountains

"All of your pictures are interesting, its obvious that your really into gourds. Keep up the good work."
Sep 19, 2014
Patti Quinn commented on Bill Decker's photo
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#133 cannon ball

"A work. Of art"
May 7, 2014
Bill Decker posted an event

Show-Me Gourd Society Art Festival at Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds

April 25, 2014 to April 27, 2014
The SMGS 2014 Gourd Art Festival is scheduled for April 25, 26, 27. We have 3 days of workshops beginning on Friday, April 25. The Festival is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27. The Festival is being held at the Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Mo. Hours are Sat. 9-5:30 and Sun. 10-3:00.We have nationally known instructors for our workshops and a "gallery type" display for our competition gourds which number approximately 300 pieces each year for the past two…See More
Dec 9, 2013
Bill Decker commented on Cheryl Lewis's photo
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Buffalo Skull Dream Catcher

"Nice work Cheryl"
Oct 31, 2013
Bill Decker commented on Michael Ford's photo
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Big and Mini Gourd Birdhouses

"Your work is very neat and creative, I like it."
Oct 23, 2013

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What is your interest in gourds? Please be specific - one word answers will not be accepted. We block all potential spammers. YOU MUST use both your first and last name on your profile or we will not approve your membership.
I enjoy all aspects of gourding, growing,the challenge of creating art with them, the many wonderful new friends we've met thru our shared interest in gourds, I even enjoy cleaning them. Gourds have opened a window of creativity and a willingness to try new things that I would never have tried before.

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At 6:48pm on October 28, 2016, Clint Waters said…

Bill, been out of the loop for a while but plan to get back into my wood burning on gourds.  I wanted to get in touch as I know you will know what I been missing.  Give me an update please.  I also need to send membership due for next year.

At 9:07am on September 22, 2015, Val Heitz said…

love your work,,,, have a class mate with your name.. we just had our 50th high school reunion and I donated a gourd bowl with the class logo and in our colors. it was raffled off

At 10:24pm on April 30, 2013, Mark McRoberts said…

Well My mom is 85 this year and she has some issues such as dementia to a small degree but she has a lot of communication problems.  I still have her at home but I now have to have help 3 days per week to give me a bit of rest.  For the last three years I have been her caregiver 24/7/365 except for the few KC gourd events and a couple of Christmas parties I go to.  I don't have any family that is gentile enough to care for Mama except my daughter and she has my only grandson so that leaves me busy.  Anyway I'm looking forward to our next patch meeting.  Please keep me in the loop.  Take Care, Mark

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At 10:01pm on December 7, 2012, Elaine Sutherland said…

Yes, I will be there.... Barb Janes who was also from Iowa, is planning on coming back also and we are bringing 2 new gals with us....see you then, maybe also to the Mo. gourd show....

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At 8:21pm on October 15, 2012, Mark McRoberts said…

 Bill, I have been so impressed by your work.  It is so clean the precision of you work is only something I can aspire too with many decades of work.  I really don't have the hand control.  I missed seeing you at the patch meeting last time.  I hope to see you next month.  Have a great fall.

At 9:04pm on July 23, 2012, Barbara Van Vleck said…

Hi Bill, I saw a note to "friend you" on GAE.  Yes, that would be great.  I do not do facebook, but I look at GAE almost every day.  Looking forward to our next patch meeting!

At 6:28pm on February 9, 2012, Kristin K. Johnson said…

Donna and Bill,  Thank you so much for your note!  I would really love to have a booth at the Missouri show... we love that it is in Springfield!  But, I am teaching High School Art full time right now and don't have enough time for gourding.  I'm not sure how long they will need me.  Missed you guys at Wuertz.

At 9:06am on November 29, 2011, Stevi Hackenbruch said…

They certainly are! I discovered gourds almost 8 years ago, and am constantly amazed at the ideas and talented artist's works i see. Just when you think you've seen it all....you haven't!

 
 
 

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