The Northeast Iowa Woodcarvers club is a group of people interested in the art of woodcarving.

The primary purpose of the club is to promote woodcarving and offer an opportunity to observe, learn, and participate in the world of woodcarving.

Our Objectives for the club are to:

  • Provide regular meetings where members can interact and attend demonstrations
  • Encourage the sharing of ideas and techniques
  • Organize woodcarving classes for both beginners and experienced carvers

Meetings

Meetings are also held on the third Saturday of each month year round. Meetings start around 9:30 AM at the NewAldeya Lifescapes on University Ave. in Cedar Falls.

  • General club meetings last about an hour.
  • A raffle of woodcarving literature and wood for carving.
  • There is time to display carvings and have discussions among the members at the meetings.

Carving

Carving sessions are held the third Saturday of each month starting shortly after the meeting. Sessions are lead by an instructor and each session includes a different projects. Skills range from beginners to seasoned carvers.

Other Activities Include

  • Monthly news letter to inform members of current activities and news
  • Hosting the Iowa State Woodcarving Show in April
    • Open to the public with free admission
    • Judged competition with over forty categories
    • Draws approximately 55 Midwest carvers with some 400 carvings in competition
  • Christmas party
  • Library to members

History

The club was formed in 1970 by Dr. Glenn Miller, a Waterloo dentist. It started with 10 or 12 of his friends and they met at the Waterloo Recreation Center, now called The Waterloo Center for the Arts. The club still holds the annual Iowa State Woodcarvers Show at this same location, while meetings are held at NewAldeya Lifescapes.