Cedar Valley Woodcarvers   


Welcome to the Cedar Valley Woodcarvers

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at American Legion Post 298 at 625 31st Street in Marion at 7 p.m. and you are cordially invited to come see what we do and how we do it. Our meetings last about a half hour and are followed by classes taught by our members. We finish about 9 or so. Here are some things from those classes and others just to show off...

In December we elected our new leaders and give thanks to those who served.  David Steil is our new President  and Kay Lund our new Vice President.   Laurie Frisch continues as Secretary and Scott Garbe as Treasurer.  Our Board is these officers and Al Avis, John Marion and Larry Sylvester.

 Our location for the Woodcarvng show has changed to Hawkeye Downs Expo Center, 440 6th St. SW, Cedar Rapids and the dates are 25 and 26 March. There will be a $2 entry fee this year for visitors.

Click Here to go to a page about our Canes for Veterans

Click Here to go to a page of some pictures of our activities.

Click here for the latest Club Newsletter. 

The carving club enjoys recognizing veterans by awarding them with a cane we have carved.  Clark Crane does the yeoman's work of making the shaft and affixing the carved eagle head.  Our first goal is looking for Purple Heart vets, followed by WWII vets but will consider any nomination.

On July 12 we were able to recognize another veteran.  David Scott.


Our March 2016 show was a success.  The Kirkwod training center gives better parking and easier handicapped access.  The weather was good and we had fun at it.  We gave canes to a veteran at the show.  Russell Sewaringen, Jr. is a World War Two veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart.


We honor one of our members in memory of one of our own carvers.  Annually we give the Harold Davis Award to a member who has given a lot to our club and to the hobby of carving.  Nominations are made to the Board by the membership and the board votes on the winner.  Our winners so far are:

2004     Kirt Curtis
2005     Larry Sylvester
2006     Jerry Schierholz
2007     Maurie Vandewalle
2008     Linda Langenberg-Curtis
2009     Jody Warren
2010     Jim Gerlich
2011     Don Lund
2012     Clark Crane
2013     Roger Norfolk
2014     Scott Garbe
2015     Larry Lebeda and Sherri Wilcox
2016     Tom Roe



We are just a bunch of folks that share the joys of woodcarving!


Jim "The Bird Man" said there are 1,600 veins on this feather.
Jim passed away unexpectedly in November 2010.  We all miss him.



Our club collage is kinda cool!


Here are some links to sites you may like:

The Carver's Companion

St Charles Area Woodcarvers Make sure to check out their newsletters.

  Their webmaster also puts their show and tell here.


Many of our members belong to National Wood Carvers Association

and Mid America Woodcarvers Association


Pictures of all the winners and others from the show may be seen here


Best in Show - Bob Gregory


2nd Best of Show - Steve Mikulas


3rd Best of Show -Sheri Wilcox


Best Instructor Assisted
    Julio Martinez


Carvers Choice Award - Julio Martinez


Our 2016 Harold Davis Award Winner
Tom Roe

       Our 2016 Judges
Rick Harney and P.J. Driscoll


One of my favorite carvings from a few years ago. I thought they were real!


Part of what this site is about, is showing off the pictures of our monthly show and tell, or of our annual show. They can be found on Roger (the webmaster pseudo-geekoid that put this stuff together) photo album. Click Here to go to the Photo Album


Kirt Curtis and Linda Langenberg are our famous carvers. (We try to claim them) They have both done lots for our club. Click here to go to their web page.



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