Blackhawk Carving Club
Rockford, Illinois 61109
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Blackhawk Carving Club Events

Meeting Schedule

We meet every Wednesday at 9:00 am until 12:00 noon at Ken Rock’s facility at 625 Adams Street, Rockford, IL.  The location is next to and East of Heritage Park on Rural Street. 

 At our meetings, carvers often bring in work they have finished.   We all get  to see and appreciate their results.  Friends and spouses of carvers are especially welcome to visit and meet carvers.


Club Activity Schedule

Project for November 9th

Gordy Moscinski will be doing small 3’ Santa ornaments. He will have the cutouts available.


Project for November 16th

John Skaggs will be teaching how to chip carve snowflake Christmas tree ornaments. He will the hexagons available. 


 Western Frontier Challenge

westernMayor Denny Neubauer has proclaimed a Western Frontier Challenge this summer as a tribute to the 70th anniversary of the Western drama series Gunsmoke. Through the summer we will be creating and sharing our carvings of frontier western characters – real, fictional, caricatures, whimsical.

Sheriff Tony DeVita will monitor our activities; and add color to all stories with his version of what really happened.

During this summer we will share patterns, articles, and ideas. Wood stock and rough stock will be made available.

So whether you wish to try your hand at Marshal Matt Dillon or Miss Kitty, sharping up your carving knife for a gay old time. Remember the next town over, or over the rise, there was the Duke and Hoppy and many other characters. The mountain men and native Indians, your options are nearly unlimited.

Upcoming Shows in 2022 

The Waupaca Area Woodcarvers will be having their first woodcarving show on November 6, 2022 @ 407 School Street, Waupaca, WI. More information available from Harold Mohr (715-281-4923) or Kathy Brehm (920-740-1986) & website The Wisconsin River Woodcarvers will have (2) club tables at this show.

The Piedmont Wood Carvers Club invites you to “The best and upcoming woodcarving show in the Southeast” in conjunction with an elite artist fair. The 33rd Annual Woodcarving Competition and Show will be held on November 11 – 13, 2022 at the Simpsonville Activity & Senior Center in Simpsonville, SC. Free Admission and free parking. More information @

Karve In 7 will be held on April 22, 2023 at Westby Elementary, 122 Nelson Street, Westby , WI. This is a new location. Free admission. Contact Steve Michaels @ or John Sutton @ 608-634-4396 or


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