President's Blog

Happy Halloween

October is such a great month; cooler weather, leaves changing, last month of daylight savings time, and, of course, carving. Just a reminder, we are carving on Tuesdays from 9am to 7pm in the Cathcart center. So come, bring your mask, and join us.
The big thing for our club of course, is the 2021 Showcase of Woodcarvings. Hopefully you all know by now, but the dates have been changed to June 25-27, 2021. This has been under constant review since April when we realized that we might not be able to have the 2021 Showcase. Thanks to Lisa Murphy-Stafford and the showcase committee, we believe we have a plan that will work.
Furthermore, the theme has been changed to Anything Tom Wolfe. This change was made to memorialize the recent passing of Tom. He published more than fifty (50) books in his lifetime, so there are plenty of patterns to chose from. While caricatures is not my forte, I am looking forward to choosing and carving one one of Tom’s.
After seven (7) months of cancellations, we finally had the opportunity to participate in the Matthews Farmer’s Market. Bill Robinson organized and headed up the effort. Thank you for your effort Bill.
Our annual Christmas program is scheduled for December 1, 2020. We are in the planning phase, so there are no other details to share at this time. We will keep you all informed as plans percolate.
Bill Dominick wrote a very nice article for Chip Chats. It is a five (5) page article with two dozen photographs. If you don’t receive the magazine, the publisher has given us a pdf file that I have put on the website. You can find it by going to charlottewoodcarvers.com, then click on the Newsletters menu item. You will find it in the Current Year submenu.
Finally, we have been contacted by Rafton Lefort of Decoys Magazine. He has offered to post any carving for sale on their website. He writes: “I started an Online Virtual Table where carvers can sell their carvings online, there is no limit to how many carvings you can list. I charge only $5 a month or 6 months for $25 and they will be listed on www.decoysales.com and on www.worldofdecoys.com and on top of all that each month they will be listed on the World of Decoys Magazine.” If you are interested, please contact him.
Wood carving is such an amazing skill and very underrated; once you cut it, it's hard to go back.
Jonathan Anderson

Happy Carving
Neil McGuire
Charlotte Woodcarvers Club President

Congratulations David Boone

Congratulations David Boone, Best of Show winner in the 2020 Showcase of Woodcarvers, Charlotte, NC. Bill Johnson Eagle

Congratulations Vic Hood

Congratulations Vic Hood for carving Best of Show Runner Up in the 2020 Showcase of Woodcarvings, Charlotte, NC.

Carve in Charlotte

We meet every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Cathcart Center on the grounds of Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road Charlotte, NC 28226.

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