Seminar FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Did you know...

...Classes at TWG are called Seminars. All the Seminars make up Spring Round-up week.

...If you click on the red "VIEW" button on instructor's name in the Seminar page, it will take you to a description of that instructor's Seminar.

...Thursday evening of the Spring Round-up, there is a banquet where you can enjoy a great barbecue meal and fellowship with other woodcarvers. You also pay for this through the TWG Website.

...You must be a member of TWG (dues paid up-to-date) AND you must have paid the Event Registration Fee in order to register for a Seminar.  You can pay your Membership Dues & Event Registration fee with your credit card through the TWG website.

...Another benefit of becoming a member is, you have access to the members area where you can get beginning carving instruction, carving patterns, members directory and many other interesting things about The Texas Woodcarvers Guild.

Frequently Asked Questions

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To pay multiple fees: 1) Go to the TWG Website at: website;   2) Go to top left side of screen to "Membership & Fees" pull-down tab; 3) Open tab and pull down to "Pay Fees";   4) The right-hand side will tell you if Membership Dues are paid & whether your Event Registration Fee has been paid;   5) If they have not, go to left side of page & select your quantity , e.g. "1" Membership Dues or "1" Event Registration Fee;   6) Do that for each item you wish to purchase, e.g. Banquet Tickets, Show Tables, Club Show Tables, etc.;   7) When completed with all purchases, check the appropriate box for paying through "PayPal" or by Check.  PayPal is the preferred method as it allows you to immediately be able to sign up for Seminars; whereas if you mail a check to TWG, you must wait until TWG receives and records the check in the system;   8) Then tap red "Continue" button to review your Order on the next page;   9) If everything looks good, tap the "Buy Now" yellow button on screen..

Yes, to pay fees anytime of the year, by selecting "Pay Fees"  from the "Membership & Fees" drop down menu at the top of the TWG website home page..

All instructor's fees are paid directly to the instructor on the first day of the Seminar.   All instructors will take cash, check and many will take credit cards..

You can pay your TWG fees on the TWG Website with any major credit card via PayPal.  *Possible Exception:  Seminar costs are paid directly to the Instructor on the first day of the Seminar...

There are 5 easy steps required:1)  After and only after you have paid your TWG Membership Dues and your Event Registration Fee, proceed to pull-down tab, "Carving Seminars"  pull-down screen at top left side of the opening Website page; 2)  Select "Seminars" on pull down menu; 3)  Go to the Seminar you want to register in and tap red "View" button on right-hand side; 4)  Next, if you are sure you are ready to register for this Seminar, check the Register box & the tap the red "Register" button; 5)  On this screen, it gives you a chance to remove this checked box.  If you are ready to continue registering, hit red "Register" button, OR you may choose to tap the "Add More Seminars" button; Note:  You will receive a system email confirming your registered Seminars.  If you do nor receive your confirmation, please check your SPAM or Junk file, as it is possible that is where it is hiding! .

Send an email to the following: Donnie Stephenson, Vice-President - TWG at:            OR Joe Gallio, Seminar Director - TWG at ...

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.