Another great day to spend indoors carving as the temperature never really got much above zero the entire day, But Bill had the wood furnace running, and the basement shop was a good place to spend the day with other members for the March CarveIn. Despite the cold, 10 members attended, including Cas our newest member and Dennis Wagner came up from Rutland and brought along several of his projects. As always, the table was full of snacks and coffee to hold us over till lunchtime. Bill had cut out a few blanks for small squirrels and a few of his small birds, along with our bird cutouts, we were set for the day. Lots of good conversations and lots of chips on the floor till we took a break around 1:00. Lunch was a very good Portuguese vegetable soup, chips and fresh guacamole, and Roy's "dump cake" for desert. We had a short meeting to discuss the August class, some additions to the website, and Roy volunteered to help create a Club Facebook page.
April 2017 Carve-In
Saturday, April 8, 2017
@ Dave Tuttle's - Walpole, NH
For our April Carve-In we will once again
need to leave Vermont... Dave Tuttle has again invited us to his house across
the river in Walpole NH. The directions seem fairly simple, Take exit 5
off I-91, follow the access road to Rte 5. Go south to Rte 123 across the
river to NH. Follow Rte 12 north and by a Ballfield is Upper Walpole Rd.
(also labeled as 123S) If you get to the Shaw's Store, you missed the turn.
Dave's house is on the right about 1 mile after the turn. If you get to
a stop sign, turn around, you missed the house. You never know what to
expect at our April Carve-In, at times we find ourselves carving outside
in the warm sun, while a year later it's still winter and we head indoors
to stay warm.
The Green Mountain Wood Carvers was organized about 45 years ago by Collise Brown from Waterville Vermont to bring together people interested in the art of wood carving. At present, we have about 75 members from Vermont as well as other states across New England.
Members of the club meet the second Saturday of each month for a "Carve-In". The Carve-Ins' are held at members houses and shops across the state, and provide an opportunity for members to gather, work on a projects and share ideas. In addition to our monthly Carve-Ins, each August, the Club plans a week long series of events including a carving class, and our Annual August Show and Sale held in Waterbury Vermont.
You don't need to be an accomplished carver to join the GMWC, our members range from first time carvers to professional carvers. Members work in all aspects of wood carving including relief, chip, caricatures, birds and wild fowl. Are members are always willing to help new carvers get started.
Follow the website links to find information about our various activities, contact information, our membership form and a copy of our newsletter, News & Notes.
Green Mountain Wood Carvers
PO Box 1283
Stowe, Vermont 05672