Ohio Gourd Show coming up ...
If you haven't been to a gourd show then you have the chance to do so at the end of September in Greenville Ohio at the Darke County Fair Grounds. There will be dozens and dozens of finished gourds in about every technique you can think of - musical instruments, bowls, woodburning, carving and everything in between. I will put a link here so that you can check out some of the gourds that people in Michigan have entered in the Indiana Gourd show in 2008. There will also be classes offered at the Ohio show as there always are at other shows across the USA. For info you can just do a search for the Ohio gourd society and check out the details if you are interested.
Cheers from Kalamazoo MI
Here is a link that might be useful: Different styles of gourd crafting and art