River Valley Patch
The mission of the River Valley Wood Carvers' Club is to promote, teach and practice the art of wood carving and wood burning. Club membership is open to anyone interested in wood carving or wood burning. Founded in 1999, our club covers the areas of southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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Calendar CARVING SHOW Friends Remembered

Saturday, October 1st 10-4
Boone County Library, Scheben Branch
8899 US 42, Union KY 41091
FREE Admission.....Door Prizes.....Raffles.....Dulcimer Music.....Chicken Dance...Demonstrations
Library will have an Oktoberfest program for all
More information and directions above on Carving Show

Artistry in Wood - RVWC Ribbons


Does this look like anyone we might carve with?
This carving was on display at Artistry in Wood

Kentucky State Fair- RVWC Entries and Ribbons

2016 Sr. Health Fair at Boone Fairgrounds
Dick Middleton, Bob Manning, & Sandee Sansfacon

Raffle winner of the Comfort Birds,
carved and donated by Rex Sanfacon was

Sandy D.

Ohio State Fair
2nd - Bob Manning - Caricature
Boone County, Kentucky Fair
CLICK HERE for Photos
double click to make photo a little bigger

Christmas Wall Hanging
2nd – Candy – Santa on cottonwood
Handmade Wood Novelty
1st – Sandee Sansfacon – Tante/Norwegian Santa
2nd – Dick Middleton – Scarecrow
3rd – Mike Shelton – 2 hound dogs
Carved Wooden Item
1 – Ed Stover – Cypress knee
2nd – Ferd Kruetzkamp – Cowboy bust
3rd – Dick Middleton – Santa
Found Wood
1 – Candy – 2 cottonwood bark faces
2 – Mike Shelton – Cottonwood house
3 – Ed Stover – Clown
1st – Dick Middleton – Southern Soldier
2nd – Ed Stover – Bear
3rd - Candy Lytle – Swimmer
Wood Burning Item
1st – Donna Waller – Wolf
2nd – Mary Lou Brennen – Barn with pump in front
3rd – Mike Shelton – eagle on arrowhead
1st - Ed Stover - Band saw box with 3 drawers
2nd - Ed Stover - Skiing Snowman

Kentucky State Fair
Hon. Mention - Mike Shelton-Indian
2nd - Mike Shelton-Woodburning
Wildlife Carving
3rd - Mike Shelton-Baby Quail on leaf
Wood Carving
1st - Dick Middleton-Hobo Santa
hon. Mention - Mike Shelton-Tales of the Outhouse
Wood Carving - Religious
1st - Dick Middleton - Abraham and Isaac
Wood Carving - Christmas
1st - Jim Cable-Cypress Knee Santa face
Wood carving - Carving in the round
1st - Dick Middleton-Brothers of the River
3rd - Mike Shelton-Chief Joe
Wood Carving - Carved design article not mentioned
1st - Mike Shelton-Cottonwood Bark House
Pictures up above

August / September Carvings & Burnings

First Row: Bill Bezold, Jay Breda, Barry Pennington
Second: Jim Cable, Mike Shelton & Mike
Third: Mike Shelton, Ed Stover & Ed
Fourth: Ed Stover, Mike Shelton, Ed Stover
Fifth: Ed Stover
Ribbons are from the Boone Co. Fair, KY

RVWC and Eastgate Carvers member
Bill Wright
put together a class with nationally known
Carole Jean Boyd

2016 March - Muncie Raintree Show
March 19 Bob.jpg
Thank you to Jim Cable - Photographer/exhibitor

Meetings are: 1st & 3rd Mondays of Month
Carve-Ins: 4th Saturdays 10-3
Yearly Dues: $12 Individual/$18 Family

October Members Birthdays
1- Gitta Wahrenburg
29 - Marian McDaniel
November Members Birthdays
Bob Manning
Happy Birthday

Sept 2016 Month Long Exhibit
Boone Co. Library-Florence Branch
9 / 24 Carve-In 10-3
10/3 Carving Meet 6-9
10/1 8 MORE DAYS !
Annual River Valley Wood
Carving Show Union, KY FREE 10-4
Show Information HERE
1015&16 Cincinnati Carvers Guild Carving Show
CLICK HERE for Show Flyer
10/17 Carving Meet 6 - 9
For more Information
Click HERE for Club Calendar

Beginner Carving Video by Don Daily
This is a beginner carving project by Don Daily. In it he explains the different beginning cuts and how to achieve them. Then he carves a letter opener project using all the cuts he went over. CLICK HERE

2016 Annual Picnic

Thank you Dave and Nancy Chadwick
for once again inviting us to spend the day on their beautiful property.

The RVWC wood carved sculpture is right at home next to the altar at Taylor Mill United Methodist Church.


The goal is to provide PRESENTATION CANES
to a select group of Post 9-11 Veterans
who have received some manner of leg disability
from combat related actions. If interested in helping to carve
or learning more
Click Here

Home of RVWC
Taylor Mill United Methodist Church

5160 Taylor Mill Rd.
Taylor Mill, KY
1st and 3rd Mondays 6-9
Carve-Ins 4th Saturday 10-3
Beginners to Advanced
Contact us Here if you would like to Visit
or want more information