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


Carving sessions are held the third Saturday of each month starting at 9:30 AM from September to March. Sessions are lead by an instructor and each session includes a different projects. Skills range from beginners to seasoned carvers.


Meetings are held the third Sunday of each month from September to April from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Waterloo Center for the Arts.

  • General club meetings last an hour
  • Guest speakers and demonstrations are for the hour after the meetings
  • There is time to display carvings and have discussions among the members at the meetings

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


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 their meeting at this same location with approximately 60 members.