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Clubs – Indiana

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SOUTHERN INDIANA WOODCARVING CLUB –  Palmyra, Indiana

Clubs – Michigan & Ohio & Illinois

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Guilds and Associations

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 International Wildfowl Carvers Association

Affiliated Wood Carvers, Ltd and the International Woodcarvers Congress

Eagle Cane Project

Women’s Woodworking Guild of Indiana

Museums

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2015 Events Listed by DATE

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Renegade Woodcarvers Spring Roundup – March 16-20, 2015

Ozarks Woodcarving Seminar – March 23-27, 2015

Duneland Woodcarvers Show – April 2-3, 2016

Good Time Woodcarvers Show – April 25, 2015

Niagara, Hamilton, Kitchener (NHK) Roundup = Canada – May 3rd, 2015

CCA Carve-a-long-East – May 12-14, 2015

Michigan Wood Carvers Association Seminar – May 18-22, 2015

The Lake Placid Woodcarving Experience – May & June 2015

Evart Roundup – June 3-6, 2015
Floyd Fest –  June 8-12, 2015
Osceola County Fairgrounds, Evart, Michigan – Floyd 734-649-3259

International Woodcarvers Congress – June 13-21, 2015

Creede Woodcarvers Rendezvous – July 11-17, 2015

NorthEast WoodCarvers Roundup – July 19-23, 2015

Buckeye Woodcarvers Roundup Website – Ohio – July 22-25, 2015

Buckeye Woodcarvers Roundup on Facebook – Ohio – July 22-25, 2015
Poor Farmers Campground – 7211 LOSTCREEK-SHELBY Road, Fletcher, Ohio
JIM & BARB FOSTER jim.barbfoster@att.net 937-773-7314 or 937-214-7800
JOHN & DEB GUILLOZET jagtlc@yahoo.com  937-214-8853
BRUCE & NORMA HENN hennhouse1@woh.rr.com 937-667-8590

The Doane Experience – July 26-August 1, 2015

Carv-Fest  – Faribault, Minnesota – August 6-8, 2015

Indiana Woodcarvers Summer Camp – August 11-14, 2016

Blackhawk Wood Carvers 20th Annual Show – Rockford, IL – August 15, 2015 

CCA Competition –  Converse, IN – August 20, 2015 

CCA Seminar – Converse, IN –  August 21-23, 2015

Art Beat – South Bend, Indiana – August 29, 2015

Spit & Whittle Weekend – Sept. 11-13, 2015

Woodcarvers Retreat in New England – October 9-12, 2015 

Renegade Woodcarvers Fall Roundup – October 19-23, 2015

Sauder Village Woodcarving Show & Sale – October 24-25, 2015

Wonders in Wood – October  31-November 1, 2015  

Fruit Belt Woodcarvers Show – November 7-8, 2015

Artistry in Wood – Dayton, Ohio – November 14-15, 2015

Florida Woodcarver’s Roundup – February 2-5, 2016


Magazines – Books

(Sorry – Our favorite, Carving Magazine, is not online at this time.)

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Stores – Supplies

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 Other

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Marcy’s Favorite Picks

Alan’s Factory Outlet Guide to Wood Carving

Bruce Henn

Bruce Nicholas Woodcarving

Carved Castles Cottonwood on Pinterest

CarverDale

Carvings by Jensen

Carving in NYC – Woodcarvings by Maura

Chris Howard

Dayle K. Lewis – Chainsaw Carver

Floyd Rhadigan Woodcarving

Gargoyles, Grotesques and Angels

Ian Norbury

Janet Cordell Sculptures

Jim Foster Woodcarvings

John C. Campbell Folk School

John Klompmaker’s Blog – re-using, recycling, and redeeming old wood

Karen Brown – Gourd Artist – Indiana Woodcarvers Summer Camp Coordinator

Killing Time and Slaying Dragons

Marcia Berkall – Whittlins ‘n Wood

Moon Tree Studios

Moore Wood and Rough-Outs

Randy and Debbie True on Etsy

Spirit Carving – Chris Whillock

Steve Brown

 The Woodcarving Directory


This list was gathered from the Internet, from business cards collected at events, and through personal contacts.  
If you have updated information, additions, deletions or corrections, please call Marcy at 574-387-4567 or send an email to: carvingmyway@yahoo.com
 

WOODCARVING CLUBS IN INDIANA

** indicates verified December 2014. 
Otherwise last known information is given.

**BANKS STALEY’S WEST CENTRAL WOODCARVERS – FRANKTON
Contact: Larry Fox
6956 W. 900 N., Frankton, IN, 46044
Phone: (765) 754-8547
Email: goatcarver@aol.com
Meetings: Mondays 9:00AM -11:00AM and Wednesdays 7:00PM – 9:00PM at Larry Fox’s home – 6956 W. 900 N. in Frankton. (corner of 700W and 900N)
Annual Show: 5th Annual Show at Frankton Heritage Days – September
Members: 20

**CHIP N CHAT WOODCARVERS – NORTH WEBSTER
Contact: Wayne Johnson
Phone: (574) 453-2163   
North Webster Community Center – North Main Street, North Webster, IN 47362
Email: Nitro1703@kcaccess.com
Meetings: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 2:30PM – 4:30PM. Entrance on East side of building.

CINCINNATI CARVERS GUILD – Cincinnati, Ohio – (Club at Indiana Border)
Contact: Lee Thompson
25522 Ennis Ridge Rd., Guilford, IN 47002
Phone: (812) 576-4233
Email: lcruse@nalu.net

**CIRCLE CITY CARVERS – INDIANAPOLIS
President:  Duncan Fugate   duncanfgt@yahoo.com   (317) 366-9661
Vice-President:  Stephen Ford    sford_44@yahoo.com  (813) 362-7966
Secretary  Sherry Beck  slbeck@comcast.net  (317) 259-4092
Treasurer: Ron Kern   rkern@indy.rr.com  (317) 442-0700
Newsletter & Web Site Editor: Ron Kern   rkern@indy.rr.com  (317) 442-0700
Eagle Head Cane Project Coordinator: Rallie Murphy  mrmodelt@sbcglobal.net  (317) 576-0104 
Meetings: Circle City Carvers meets on the Third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., carving time and fellowship preceding the club meeting. We meet at the Southeastern Christian Fellowship Church, 4751 E. Minnesota Street, Indianapolis, IN.  Members, Visitors, and New Members are always welcome!
Meetings: Every Saturday 1:00PM – 3:00PM at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 
8452 Castleton-Corner Dr., (Castleton) Indianapolis, IN  Phone (317) 578-9750
Annual Show: September
Members: 40

**COUNCIL OAK WOODCARVERS – SOUTH BEND
Contact: Marcia Yrineo
Mailing Address: 709 Altgeld Street, South Bend, IN 46614
Phone: 574-387-4567
Email: carvingmyway@yahoo.com
Meetings: Alternate Saturday mornings at South Bend Chocolate Café 8:00AM – 12:00PM (Downtown) and Alternate Saturday mornings at the St. Joseph Valley Public Library – Centre Township Branch 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  (Corner of Miami St. and Kern Road). South Bend, IN
Schedule: MEETINGS 
Annual Events: Plymouth Good Time Woodcarvers Annual Show  (Last Saturday in April) and booths at ARTBEAT in Downtown South Bend every August
Members: 60

COUNTRY CARVERS CLUB – MARTINSVILLE
Leroy Postel
460 Holden St., Martinsville, IN 46151
Phone: (765) 342-3711
Email: leepostel@iquest.net
Meetings: 2nd Monday every month – contact Lee for time and place
Members: 11

**CRYSTAL VALLEY WOODCARVERS – MIDDLEBURY
Contact: Larry Slessman at (269) 663-6096 toolmaker21144@att.net    
or Gordon Roberts at (574) 536-1853
Meetings: Middlebury Library 6:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of each month
Members: 17

**FRUITBELT WOODCARVERS (Niles & Cassopolis, Michigan)
(included because many Northern Indiana residents are members of this club)
Contact: Larry Slessman at (269) 663-6096 E-mail: toolmaker21144@att.net 
or Gordon Roberts (574) 536-1853
Niles Meetings: Greater Niles Senior Center, 1109 Bell Road, Niles, Michigan 49120
                                2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month – 5:30 PM
Cassopolis Meetings: Cass County Council on Aging, 60525 Decatur Road, Cassopolis, Michigan 49031
                                 1st Thursday each month – 2:30-5:00 PM
                                3rd Thursday each month – 5:00-7:30 PM
Annual Show: First Saturday & Sunday of November at Cass County Fairgrounds
Website:   http://fruitbeltwoodcarvers.wordpress.com/

**DUNELAND WOODCARVERS – HAMMOND, PORTAGE, VALPARAISO 
& Northwest  Indiana
President: Kathy Hays (219) 762-2966
Club Treasurer/Secretary/Show Chairman = Bruce Johnston  219-662-0044  b.johnston1776@sbcglobal.net  
Treasurer Mailing Address: 9731 Johnson Street, Crown Point, IN 46307 
Walnut Burl = Don Schroeder 219-465-7243 doneds@comcast.net
Web Site = Marcia Yrineo  574-485-7984   carvingmyway@yahoo.com
Annual Show: April 11-12, 2015 at Woodland Park, Portage, IN

**EWCC – EASTERN WOODLAND CARVERS CLUB – CONVERSE
President – Jeff Moore  765-271-4534  Jmoorecrna@aol.com 
Newsletter – Gary Freeman  765-251-3663  carvers@comteck.com
P.O. Box 139, Converse, IN 46919
Club Phone: (765) 395-3023
Club Email: ewcc@comteck.com
EWCCcarverssubscribe@yahoogroups.com
Meetings: Business meeting held on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00pm. Open Carve held on all other Tuesdays at 6:00PM at 101 South Jefferson Street, Converse, IN
Members: 250+
Annual Shows: December 13, 2014 and July 2015

     Gary A. Freeman
     P.O. Box 29, Converse, IN 46919
     Cell Phone (765) 251-3663

**CARICATURE CARVERS of AMERICA at EWCC – CONVERSE
Suzi Brown
118 N. Madison Street – PO Box 221, Converse, IN 46919
Phone: (765) 395-3461
Email: suziq2848@sbcglobal.net

FORT WAYNE WOODCARVERS CLUB – FORT WAYNE
Ralph Wehnert
919 Pemberton Drive, Fort Wayne IN 46805-5325

FRANKLIN CHIPMATES?

**GOOD TIME CARVING CLUB – PLYMOUTH
Contact: Bob Snare
Phone: (574) 936-1180
Email: rsnare1@yahoo.com
Meetings: Every Monday 9:00AM to 12:00PM
at Marshall County Council On Aging – Life Enrichment Center – Phone (574) 936-9904
1305 W Harrison Street, Plymouth, IN 46563
Annual  Show: Last Saturday in April
Members: 28

**HOOSIER CARVERS CLUB – COLUMBUS
Contact: Larry Carter
5015 Flintwood Circle, Columbus, IN 47203
Phone: (812) 372-1956
Email: larrycarter1215@sbcglobal.net
Meetings: 2nd Monday of each month – 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the East Side Community 
Center on McClure Road.
Members: 15
Annual Show: Woodcarving Magic Show with Franklin & Indianapolis clubs – Saturday November 1, 2014
Comments: Oldest woodcarving club in Indiana!

**JAYLAND CARVERS – PORTLAND
Contact: Joe Gutshall  
115 East Water Street, Portland, IN 47371
Phone: (765) 768-6622   Answering machine – leave message – I will get back with you.
Email: jaylandcarvers@gmail.com  or joe1940_2@Hotmail.com
Meetings: Weekly meetings are held at the Jay Community Center at the intersection of HWY 27 and HWY26 on Tuesday mornings from 10:00-12:00 and on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00.
Members: 18
Info: Our dues are $10 per year for members.  
All carvers are welcome and we have individuals from beginners to accomplished as members.

**KOSCO WOOD CARVING CLUB – WARSAW
Contact: Michael Foreman (574) 267-4652 or Cell (574) 527-5560 
Email:  foreman.1113@yahoo.com  
 399 E. 300 N., Warsaw, IN  46582
Meetings: Every Tuesday at  6:30PM – 8:30 PM – Pete Thorn Building 
(Closed – No Meetings from November through March)
Members: 19

**LAFAYETTE INDIANA WOOD CARVERS – LAFAYETTE
Contact: Carl Hager
1304 Columbia Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
Phone: (765) 409-5748
Email: cjhager35@Comcast.net
Meetings: Every Tuesday at  6:30PM – Morton Center on Chauncey Street across from the West Lafayette Public Library.  (Closed on Snow Days & Holidays)
Members: 20

LAKE COUNTY WHITTLERS?  

**NAPPANEE WOODCARVERS
Contact: Bruce Downs
Phone: 574-299-0306
Meetings: Every Saturday 9:00AM – Noon at Coppes Commons – 401 East Market Street, Nappanee, IN 46550

OLD NATIONAL ROAD WOODCARVERS CLUB – GREENFIELD
Contact: Joseph B. Fuqua
Meetings: Every Tuesday from 6:00PM – 8:00PM in the Community Senior Center on 
Apple Street next to the pool in Riley Park.
Members: 25

**RAINTREE WOODCARVERS – MOUNT SUMMIT & MUNCIE
President: Jay Kokena
P.O. Box 201, Mount Summit, IN 47361
Phone: (765) 354-6695
Email: kokena3@msn.com
Meetings: Every Thursday from 6:30PM – 8:30PM at the Mount Summit Community 
Building on State Road 36 in Mount Summit.
Annual Show: March 28, 2015 at Muncie, Indiana Fairgrounds
Members: 50

REDBUD WOODCARVERS – MIDDLETOWN & ANDERSON
Meetings: Anderson Public Library 3rd floor –  Mondays 6:00 PM – 7:30PM
Members: 12

**RICHMOND WOODCARVERS – RICHMOND
George Chaney
Phone: (765) 962-0415
Richmond Senior Center – Starting 1st Tuesday in February at 6:30 PM
Members: 12

**SOUTHERN INDIANA WOODCARVING CLUB 
(Bordering Indiana & Kentucky… Falls Cities Woodcarvers Guild, Louisville, Kentucky)
Palmyra, Indiana behind the Country Trace Senior Housing Complex off of Hwy 135
Meetings: Every Monday night at 7:00PM
Contact: Charlie Baker at 502-489-0040 woodcarver@hughesnet.com 
or Tom Hunter at 812-364-4531  jsthntr@frontier.com  
Members: 15

**TRI_STATE WOODCARVERS CLUB – EVANSVILLE
President Richard Hitch (812) 985-9113
Vice-President Jeff Hancock (812) 858-6174
Treasurer Steve Oliver (812) 985-9820
Secretary Sr. Anthony Prugger (812) 963-7600
Librarian Kathy Vonderahe (812) 423-8595
2014 Show Co-Chair Jeff Hancock (812) 858-6174
Newsletter Editor Jack Winkleman (812) 499-3516 (also 2014 Show Co-Chair)
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Banquet Hall at the Vanderburgh 4-H Center, 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road, Evansville, Indiana. The meeting starts with the business meeting at 6:00p.m. – 6:30p.m. The Carving part of the meeting starts at 6:30p.m. CST.
Annual Show: “Wonders in Wood”  SHOW & SELL October  25  &  26,   2014 
Membership: 65

WHITEWATER VALLEY WOODCARVERS – CONNERSVILLE
President: Frank Slim
1905 E. Woodside Village Dr., Connersville, IN 47331
Email:  artodawoodsa@Comcast.net
Meetings: Every Monday from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Duke Energy Building on 
Veterans Memorial Drive in Connersville.
Members: 12

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OTHER WOOD ASSOCIATIONS IN INDIANA

Affiliated Sons of Norway (SCANDIANA Scandinavian Carvers)
Meetings: Every other Sunday afternoon at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Chesterton, IN

Chiselers & Turners Of N.E. Indiana  (Woodturning Club)
Contact: Robert Bahr
5130 Forest Grove, Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Phone: (260) 485-2117
Email: bigbob36@Verizon.net
Meetings: Sundays at 1:30PM  (No meetings July and August)

Home Craftsman Forum – A Woodworking group known for the Toy Project for Charity
President:: Bill Dickinson
1841 N. Delaware, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 326-4539
Email: treasurer@homecraftsmenforum.com
Meetings: The third Wednesday evening each month at 7:00PM, at the Knights of 
Columbus Hall on the southside of Indianapolis – 511 E. Thompson Rd 
(corner of Thompson and US 31).

Hoosier Woodworkers Guild
Contact: Edward Culy  Phone: (765) 489-4300
Contact: Don Solomon  Phone (765) 529-6941
Email: solomon1190@att.net
Meetings: 2nd Monday every month (Location varies at members homes or New Castle 
Library Annex.)
Members: 12

Int’l. Wood Collectors Society
Bill Cockrell
Rte. 6 Box 122, Greencastle, IN 46135

Kokomo Woodworkers Club 
Address: 3205 Tallyho Drive, Kokomo, IN 46902
Phone: 317-453-6378

NIWA – Northwest Indiana Woodworkers Association
President: Marcie White
P.O. Box 271, Schererville, IN 46375
Email: Turnton@yahoo.com
Meetings: (Verify meeting times and places on website Calendar of Events)
4th Thursday each month 6:00 PM for Chip Carving and 7:00 PM for Woodworking 
Meeting at Clifford Pierce Middle School – 199 E. 70th Place, Merrillville, IN. 2 Blocks 
East of Broadway. During construction please park on the west side of building and use Main entrance.
Members: 53

Wabash Valley Woodworkers
President: Scott Culver
PO Box 6, Lafayette IN 47902
Email: 
president@wvww.net
vicepresident@wvww.net
webmaster@wvww.net
Meetings: Monthly meetings from September thru April. Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Lafayette Christian School (some road trips). 

Women’s Woodworking Guild of Indiana
c/o Merre Mather
Email:  ladies@womenswoodworking.com
5852 N New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Meetings: second monday of the month. Location varies

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