Blackhawk Carving Club
Rockford, Illinois 61109
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Blackhawk Carving Club Events

Meeting Schedule

Carving sessions every Wednesday 8:30-11:00 am (Visitors always welcome).  Monthly business meeting - third Wednesday of the month, at 9:00 AM.  Ken-Rock Community Center (North room with the door on the East side)  3218 Eleventh Street, Rockford, Illinois 61109     map and directions

At our meetings, carvers often bring in work they have finished.   We all get  to see and appreciate their results.  Friends and spouses of carvers are especially welcome to visit and meet carvers.

Club Activity Schedule

October 3 open carving
October 10 open carving
October 17 open carving and meeting
October 24 open carving
October 31 open carving

November 7  open carving
November 14 open carving
November 21  meeting and open carving
November 28 open carving

December 5  open carving
December 12 open carving
December 19
Christmas Party
December 26 open carving

January 2 open carving
January 9 open carving
January16 open carving and meeting
January 23 open carving

February 6 open carving
February 13 open carving
February 20 open carving and meeting
February 27 open carving

Classes at the Woodcraft Shop

Realistic Bird Carving and Painting with Josh Guge, Vermilion Flycatcher
Friday to Monday: September 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2018 - $270.00 + a $20.00 Material fee

Carving Caricaturesor Sculpting Clay with Rich Wetherbee, Caricature Roughouts and Modeling projects in Sculpey clay
October 26, 27, and 28, 2018.  Friday to Sunday: $185

Santa Claus is Coming to Town Thanks to Carol Leavy
Saturday and Sunday: November 10, and 11, 2018 - $125 +cutout

Forge your own carving knife  From Start to Finish... Learn it all here with Denny Neubauer.  or 815-238-5296
 Saturday and Sunday: December 1, and 2, 2018 - $105

Realistic Bird Carving and Painting with Josh Guge in 2019, Pygmy Owl
Friday to Monday: January 25 to 28

The Woodcraft Shop, 2724 State Street, Bettendorf, IA 52722
For more information call toll-free 800-397-2278 or go to


Artistry in Wood at the Roberts Centre

Woodcarving and Woodworking by the Dayton Carvers Guild.  World class artists from over 25 states.  Saturday October 13, 10am to 6pm and Sunday October 14, 10am to 5pm. At the Roberts centre, Wilmington, Ohio.  Admission $8.00 adult one daypass.  $10.00 adult two day pass.  Free for scouts in uniform and children under 12 with adult.


Capital Area Carvers of Wisconsin 30th Annual Show and Sale

Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Free admission.  See hundreds of original carvings,  plus live demonstrations, chain saw carving and raffles.  Great bargains on original art at Ye Olde Carving Shoppe.  Information contact: Bob Tomlinson, Co-chair 608-65-4552 and Cynthia Potthast, Cochair 608-712-2989.



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