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Registration and information for the 2015 FALL EXTRAVAGANZA, October 11 – 18, is now available on-line. Use the on-line registration procedure to register for a seminar and pay your associated fees. Options include: seminar selection, the registration fee, yearly dues, banquet tickets, and show table rental. If you register on line you must pay on-line.

To only pay a fee and not register for a seminar, use the “Pay Fees” button on the TWG home page. Mail-in registration is still an option. However, the on-line registration and payment process has been streamlined and provides immediate feedback on your seminar status. Avoid the line at the event and save $5.

Hello Fellow Carvers

Summer is here, school is out and it is time to plan that vacation, visit family and friends and travel. However, we don’t want to lose track of the Texas Woodcarvers Guild 2015 Fall Extravaganza in October.

The October event will be the last planned fall event. The board has chosen to go to one event a year in the spring. The 2016 Spring Round-Up will kick off the once per year combined Seminar, Show and Competition.

The 2015 Fall Extravaganza planning is well under way. We have 20 Instructors that are eager to conduct seminars from 1 day to 5 days. Two new instructors, Dylan Goodson and Bill Killian will be sharing their talents with us. Dylan will be offering a choice of realistic human figures or a relief scene. The realistic figure will be a Swordsman and the relief, a carving of a Farm House. Bill Killian will be offering a 10” Crappie utilizing power carving. Both seminars are 5 days. Both instructors are award winning, as are many of our instructors.

We also welcome back the other instructors have been with us before. Some are offering new projects and fresh carving tips. A summary of The Fall Extravaganza instructors and their projects are:

Gary Batte – Christmas Shelf Elf

David Borg – Dragons and Critters

Fred Carter – Heirloom Christmas Ornaments

Dallas Deege – Caricature Techniques on Facial Expressions

Dylan Goodson – Realistic Figures or Relief Scenes

Carolyn Halbrook – Chip Carving, Letter Carving

Don Hartt – Fancy Walking Canes

Bill Killian – 10” Crappie (power)

Pat Moore – Select from over 70 roughouts

Joe Perkins – Angel Ornament

Danny Reb – Christ the King

Wanda Reichert – Hand carve an 8” Crappie

Wanda Reichert – Introduction to Intaglio

Patty and Adair Rucker – Carve and Paint a Santa

Patty Rucker – Woodburning

Adair Rucker – Carve a Santa

Tom Sarff – Basic Beginner Carving

Tom Sarff – Faces for Beginners

C. J. Solberg – Gnome

C. J. Solberg – Caricature Santa

Dave Stetson – Choice of Caricature Carving

Jimmy Stewart – Carving Dogs

Jimmy Stewart – Carving the Human Head

George Vaughn – Hibiscus Flower with Humming Bird (power)

Cal Steward – Thunder Gourd

The Texas Woodcarvers Guild Website will be up and accepting registration for the above seminars early in July. We highly recommend you register ON-LINE early and receive immediate confirmation of your seminar selection. Remember, if you register ON-LINE you must pay ON-LINE. Registering and paying ON-LINE confirms your selection and paying ON-LINE secures your selection. At the same time you can pay your dues and order banquet tickets. Avoid the line and delay at the Registration desk.
Also, plan to attend and participate in the Banquet, Business meeting, and Raffle Thursday evening.

See you in October.

Dan Gillen TWG President
Larry Miller  TWG Vice President


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