Contact Info

Current Club President: Herb Scott @ 410-461-4548 or Pete Turner @ 443-798-0642

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Minutes of February 24, 2018

Carroll Carvers Feb Mtg Minutes

Meeting brought to order by Herb Scott, President

Update on Carving Show April 14th @ Robt Moton Ctr. From 10-4, Pete Turner passed out flyers for the show and will post flyer on Facebook page. Pete also reported that the judges have been chosen and that Buddy Stiffler of Ellicott City will be our guest carver.

Ron Clements & Gary Stenger will bring the tables @ about 1:30 April 13. Herb mentioned the problem with making sure we have enough tables & the need to coordinate tables thru one person and Ed Escalante will be the contact person for tables. Herb also mention we should encourage carvers to bring their own tables if possible.

Demos for the show will be:

 10:30 Herb Scott: Beginning carver project

11:30 Pete Turner: Soap Carving

12:30 Gary Stenger: Sharpening

1:30 Doris Jenkins:

It was also decided that novice carvers will have their own table to show and demonstrate their carvings.

Ed mentioned the silent auction and asked members to donate, tools, books, carvings, etc. This was our biggest moneymaker last year.

The club will also provide snacks, coffee and lunch again this year & Pat Clements has agreed to help w/the coffee & food.

Demos have been scheduled for the following mtgs:

March Mtg- Herb Scott: Easy carving project for beginners

May: ?

August: Ed

Oct: Pete - Spoon Carving

Pete will reserve the pavilion @ Christmas Tree Park in Manchester for the club picnic on Sat. June, 23rd.

Dates to Remember:

March 4th 10:30-3Pm Maple Sugar Fest @ Bear Branch Nature Center and Hashawha Enviromental Center, Westminster. The club will demonstrate carving so if you have a couple of hours to spare come out & join us.

March 17th Junius Wilson’s reception @ The Creative Alliance 6-8Pm, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore. This is a major gallery a quite an honor for Junius so let’s support him with a good turnout. If anyone wants a ride down let Pete know maybe we can car pool.

March 17th-18th Lancaster Carving Show @ Millersville University, Millersville, PA  For info go to their Facebook Page

March 24th: Carving demo @ The Creative Alliance

April 13th: 1-5Pm Setup for the show.

April 14th Carroll Carvers Show

April 27-29th:  46th Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival, Salisbury, MD -

Sunday, January 21, 2018

January 2018 Meeting

The January 2018 meeting of the Carroll Carvers will take place on Saturday the 27th 10-noon at the Robert Moton Ctr. Paul Wildisan will lead a demo on carving caricature faces.

It's that time of year again to renew your club membership dues are $20.00 per individual & family.

We will also discuss the palns for our Carving Show Scheduled for April 14th.

Monday, May 29, 2017

May Meeting Minutes

Herb Scott brought meeting to order. Discussed show and several issues/complaints.

1. How to increase number of entries in novice & intermediate class: Discussion followed included creating a master class where a carver would have to win blue ribbons in three advance categories to move to master class. The only way to increase entries in novice & intermediate was by increasing number of new members and entries from non members. Members discussed ways to increase membership and exposure of club. This will be discuss @ Club Picnic  June 24th.

2. There was a complaint that we didn't have enough beverage choices. The feeling was that there was no way we could/would supply every beverage choice. The club (Junius & Iloma Wilson) have provided the drinks free and we provide plenty of choices.

3. Issue of having enough tables. The good news is we had just enough, but if someone came to the show and wanted a table we couldn't provide one. Discussion was on how to get people to reserve ahead of the show and to restrict tables to carvers and suppliers. The club has a limited number of tables. Thanks to Ron Clements we have 15 tables and the Rec Center has =/- 10. We have plenty of room in the gym and we discussed asking members to bring in their own tables.

4. Ed reported that the Silent Auction brought in $302.00. It was a great success and special thanks go to Nancy Horn, Karen Escalante & Ed for organizing and holding the auction. The members voted to continue the auction next year.

5. Thanks in a large part to the auction we made a profit of $165.00. We estimate around 96 paying customers attended the show.

Club Picnic: The picnic will be held Saturday June 24th @ Christmas Tree Park, Manchester, MD starting @ 11 AM to ?. Please bring a dish to share and something to carve. The club will provide meat, rolls, condiments, paper products and yes drinks. If you have special drink request (non-alcoholic) BYO.

Junius Wilson will do a power carving demo.

Show & Tell:  Junius Wilson: Bull's Head & Herb Scott : Bark carved gargoyle

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Welcome to Carroll Carvers! We are a wood carving group located in Westminster, MD. We meet every fourth Saturday of the month - except for the following months:

April: This is our annual carving show. Date: April 15, 2017
June:  Our annual Picnic: June 24th  @ Christmas Tree Park Manchester, MD
July: No Mtg
November: Holiday Party
December: No Mtg Christmas

Where: Robert Moton Ctr, 290 South Center Street, Westminster, MD
Time: 10 Am - Noon

All meetings are open to the public. Everyone from non-carvers to expert carvers are welcome to join. Meetings are opened to the public. Come for a visit, meet and our members. Yearly dues: Individual & Family are $20.00. We are a diverse group of experienced carvers and novices. We have books, tools, and wood to get you started, plus lots of helpful advice.

PLEASE VISIT US @ for updates.

or connect Pete Turner Membership Chairman @

Sunday, March 17, 2013


FESTIVAL of CARVING April 11, 2017
Robert Moton Center
300 South Center Street, Westminster

Our annual FESTIVAL OF CARVING is a chance for members and carvers from all over the region to exhibit and/ or sell their creations for ribbons and prize money.

Hourly Door Prizes, Demos, Exhibits and items for sale.

All are welcomed: Admission is $3.00 at door children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free. Free Soap Carving Kit for first 25 children.


The show has attracted international attention with entries from as far away as England and Canada, and nationally from as far as Arizona.

Competition is in four classes: Youth, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced in 25 plus categories including animals, sticks and canes, waterfowl, song birds, birds of prey, human figures, caricatures, relief carving, chainsaw carving and carvings in materials other than wood.

Directions:  From Baltimore
Baltimore Beltway (695) to Northwest Expressway (795) to RTE. 140. Proceed north on 140 to Center St (Mall is on the right) Turn Left at light on Center ST. Proceed on Center ST. (Become S. Center) Go straight through light at Main St. Go thru second light. At bottom of hill turn right into the Robert Moton Ctr. 
From RTE 97: Go North to RTE 140 turn left onto RTE 140. Proceed to Center St.
From North: Proceed to RTE 140 to Center St.
From East: RTE 27 to RTE 140. Proceed to Center ST.

CARROLL CARVERS is a club open to anyone with an interest in carving.  The club meets the 4th Saturday of the month at The Robert Moton Center, 300 South Center Street, Westminster, MD  from 10:00-Noon.  Visitors are welcome.  Bring a knife and wood block, and a bag lunch.  The club has a supply of knives, books and wood blanks to loan to beginning carvers.

Next Meeting: March 25, 2017


For further information contact:
Pete Turner

Sunday, February 26, 2012


It was decided at our Feb Mtg that inactive members who haven't paid their 2012 dues will be charged the $3.00 admission fee and higher entery and table fees. They can of course pay their 2012 dues at the door and be entitled to all the benefits of active/dues payning members.

Here a great link from a new member Melanie for free you can have a picture/photo turned into a line dwg. This is a great timesaving for a relief carving. Thanks, Melanie

Monday, May 30, 2011


The summer party will be at Cordorus State Park, Hanover, PA on Saturday June 18th - raindate July 9th. PLEASE let me know ASAP if you are coming and how many in your party.

The picnic will start at 11 am. and end ? But I'll be there early to reserve tables.  Click on the map to enlarge it and you can print it out. I'll be glad to mail a copy if needed. The club will provide cold cuts, rolls condiments and drinks. Members have volunteered to bring chips, salads, plates, cups, napkins, utensils, ice. We still need desserts, veggies and dips, salads and anything else you want to contribute.  There will be no electricity so make sure you have a way to keep things cold. Also bring a chair or blanket and something to carve.

If you haven't been to Cordorus it's a beautiful place and one of the top 10 state parks in the USA. Plenty to do bird watch, walk, disc golf, rent a boat, fish if you have a PA license. Hope to see you there.