TWG Welcome

The Texas Woodcarvers Guild

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TWG Show Participates:  It is time to order show tables.  TO EXPEDITE REGISTRATION, IT IS RECOMMENDEED THAT YOU DO NOT WAIT TO GET SHOW TABLES OR CLUB TABLES AT THE EVENT; ORDER THEM BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT THE EVENT!  Please go to the TWG Website ( ), login; go to "Membership & Fees" pull-down tab; then select "Make Payments" & purchase your Show Table(s) and/or Club Show tables.  ***Remember you must have paid your TWG dues, "as well as an event Registration fee in order to login.* **  You can also order Banquet tickets at the same time if you want to attend the Banquet on Thursday evening.  If you need assistance, contact Donnie Stephenson at or Frances Winters at .

TWG Lodging Information
TWG has coordinated with Inn of the Hills Hotel & Conference Center in Kerrville to block discounted rooms for TWG members.  Please look at prices and other details located in the "Lodging" Tab.  To get there:  Go to TWG website page, click on pull-down tab at top left of the page labeled "Carving Seminars"; then scroll down to the "Lodging" tab and click on it.  All lodging information is found here.

Please remember to pay your Membership Dues & Event Registration Fee BEFORE  you attempt to sign-up for a Seminar!!  The System will NOT LET YOU REGISTER for a Seminar UNTIL YOU PAY THOSE TWO FEES.  Pay ahead and be ready to register at 8am on Sunday, October 15, 2023 (tomorrow

If you have questions or need assstance, contact me on or call me on 713 503-2412; OR contact Frances Winters at or call her on 817 988-8172

Donnie Stephenson


April 12th - April 19th, 2024
Kerr County
Hill Country Youth Event Center
3785 TX Hwy-27
Kerrville, TX  78028
Set-up Friday, April 12th 
Show & Sale
Saturday, April 13th & Sunday, April 14th 
Texas State Woodcarving Competition, Show, and Sale
1 & 2-day Carving & Non-carving Seminars
Whittling Contest

Monday April 15th - Friday, April 19th
On 10/15/2023 at 8am, registration for the 2024 Spring Round-up in Kerrville, TX will be active.  The early bird gets the worm!  Sign up early for Seminars of a wide array.  Some are favorites that visit almost every year and some are new to us.  We have a few week-end Seminars geared to beginners and a variety of Seminars involving carving in the round, relief carving, chip carving, non-carving, etc..

Donnie Stephenson

TWG Bulletin Board

04/16/24 - Rhonda Smith - Wanted to let you all know that Rhonda's Mom passed away peacefuly on April 9th. TWG expresses their loving thoughts and regrets for this lose.  

03/30/24 - Rhonda Smith, a non-carving instructor for TWG 2024 recently found out that her Mom had cancer.  Today she called to tell me she just found out her Mom only has approximately 2 to 4 weeks to live. She therefore needs to cancel her trip and classes scheduled for our Spring Event.  She ask me to pass on her sincere apology for canceling at such a late date.  TWG offers Rhonda strengths and positive energy during this very challenging time.  We have other classes for you to pick from.  Thank you.  Donnie Stephnson, VP-TWG.

Walter Wharton passed away March 16,2024. Walter was an avid carver, instructor and leader in the Guild. Walter was diagnosed with heart failure in early January. His condition worsened; he was in the hospital a couple of times. And his whole system shut down March 16th in St. David's North. His memorial service is pending. His obituary is posted in the "In Memoriam" page of this website. The In Memoriam page is found in the History folder under the About pull down menu.

03/15/24: ******TWG Event - ORD

Randy Moore ask that I announce that if you need to place a custom order for special wood and/or roughout/s, please e-mail him at info@roughouts.comat 1 800-825-2657 as soon as possible, so he can bring it to you at the TWG Round-up in Kerrville.

10/23/23 -
Just FYI, we have heard from some of our members that they have had a hard time finding Lodging places, due to the fact that there is a motorcycle Rally going on the same time as our Spring Round-Up.  So please get your reservations soon!

If you don't recall your user name or for assistance in logging into this site as a new  member, click what's new for assistance.

09/19/23 - NOTE:  

10/12/22 - NOTE: If you would like to join TWG, but do not want to use an electronic device to join, please email Donnie Stephenson, VP-TWG at & she will send you a form to fill out and mail back to her.

Seminars that have been cancelled:
12/12/2023 - Due to unforeseen circumstances, John Engler had to cancel all three of his Seminars.  We hope John will be back with us in 2025!  We still have open slots in other Seminars.  Please get them while you can!

Seminars that are FULL:
Ronnie Reed - C20a-c - Cowboy Bust - FULL; 10/23/23;

Don Sperry - C08c-d - Mini Cottonwood Bark House - FULL; 12/12/23.