Show Overview

Important Changes regarding the upcoming 2024 Carving



The Carving Competition will be conducted before the Seminars.  To help speed

the registration process, individual carvings will be accepted for carving competition entry beginning Friday, April 12, 2024 beginning at 1 pm.  This is the day before the competition begins.  Registration on Friday will end at 5 pm. For those who are unable to register on Friday, Saturday Registration will start at 7 am and end by 9 am.  Then the Judging will begin.  

Look for the Show Packet on the TWG Website 

at  You will find entry forms that you must fill out and include with your carving entry.  Print out one entry form for each carving entered into competition.  The packet also includes an overview of the Show Process and the Tax and Liability Form you must sign and turn in during registration.  


As in the past, we will award 1st through 3rd place pins for Novice, Intermediate and Open Category Winners, but also cash awards for major show winners (e.g. Best of Show, Best of Intermediate, etc.).  See Show Rules for details.

Be sure to look over the TWG website at above website address, for the latest information.  It contains the Show Competition Rules with all the details concerning categories and awards, as well as the Table Registration Form and the Entry Form for State Competition

This year (2024), we are pleased to have some great carving competition: Judges: Pat Moore and George Vaughn.  They have taught carving classes all around the U.S.  You can read their Bios on the TWG website at above website address.

If you have questions, need more clarification, or want to discuss, contact Robert Rangel, Show Chairman at 210-669-3181.  

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!

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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.