Sanderling Class at WW Knight Center February 1, 2020
Steve Secord, President - email@example.com
Garrett Secord, Treasurer
Karen Higgins, Secretary
Latest News of the Maumee Bay Carvers who are always up to something!
Hello fellow carvers.
Well if you don't already know Migratory Bird Day has been cancelled for mothers day weekend. The Bird center at Magee Marsh is closed to the public.. Not sure at this time if they are going to have something later or not. Will keep in touch with the Black Swamp people.
As you know, the carve a long at Woodcraft has been postpone until this virus is over.
The Harlequin painting class has been postpone as well. Will try and get a date set up for this as well.
The Wisconsin show is set for Aug 31 and Sept 1, 2020 at the Mead Waterfowl Center. Hopefully it is a go.
So far, the St Clair Flats show is still set for Aug. 8 ,2020. I haven't heard anything different.
The Apple Butter festival is still on for Oct 11, 2020 haven't heard anything on this event as well.
Well you should have plenty of time to do some carving. Hope to see you when this mess is over.
Class for the Harlequin will be rescheduled
Gary Hanson will be the instructor. It will be at the #1 Fire hall in Oregon, OH, at the corner of Corduroy and Winns. Cost is $85.00 with a decoy, and if you make or have your own it's $40.00. Coffee and donuts in the morning and pizza in the afternoon. We are going to try and start about 9am till we are done.
Paint: french Blue, Raw umber Burnt sienna, black, warm white , titanium white, gold oxide, blue interference.
Brushes: Flat, Large and small filbert and a pointy or liner.
water tub , palette paper, towels, apron , hair dryer
If you need a pattern or decoy please contact me Steve 419-392-4901
The Apple Butter Festival will be on Sunday October 11, 2020. We will again plan on attending and doing the kids’ painting. Any help will always be appreciated.
2020 Upcoming event dates:
March 13. 14. 15, 2020
Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Show, Not scheduled
March 28 Painting a Drake Harlequin
April 2021 Ward World Champion ship, Ocean City, MD Not scheduled
Wednesday Weekly Carve-Along Sessions Not Scheduled
Wood Craft Supply, 5311 Airport, Hwy, Toledo, OH.
4:30 pm to 6:45pm
Never carved before? We can get you started or bring your projects and we will help you. We offer lots of advice, tips and fun! We ask for a couple of bucks that we donate to a worthy organization. See the WoodCraft Site at http://stores.woodcraft.com/Toledo
n Maumee Bay Carvers!
Over 39 years ago, the Maumee Bay Carvers Association was organized with the purpose to promote, preserve and mentor the art form and tradition of carving and painting waterfowl.
Attend our published meetingor weekly Woodcraft carve alongs, and learn the craft of carving and painting waterfowl decoys, shorebirds, songbirds and fish decoys.
We also invite you to attend our free Wednesday Carve-Along sessions held at the Woodcraft Store, 5311 Airport Hwy, Toledo, Ohio 43615, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Whether you are a beginner or advanced carver, everyone is welcome.
Bring along your current project or we will help you get started with carving tips, advice and lots of fun. We hope that you can visit with us to continue this journey and learn why wood carving is a great past time!
Maumee Bay Carvers at
Apple Butter Festival, Grand Rapids, OH.
Sun., Oct. 13, 2019
For the past eight consecutive years, the Maumee Bay Carvers have participated in the Grand Rapids, OH., Apple Butter Festival, held in October. Grand Rapids is an historic canal town situated on the banks of the Maumee River. Thousands of people attend this event annually. Our booth is located in front of the historic Town Hall. The event also includes pioneer crafts, a juried art show, a living history village, bluegrass and country music, and the sweet smell of apple butter that is cooked nearby.
As part of our continuing outreach and mentoring program, we demonstrate decoy carving and painting techniques. And once again, we offered children the opportunity to paint some 300 silhouette heads of mallards, redhead ducks and of course, apples. Some made the apples into pumpkins.
It has become a tradition for families to stop by our booth. Many of the parents said they can see how their kids' painting skills have progressed from year-to-year. And the children look forward to displaying their projects at home.
We distributed fliers and answered questions about our Wednesday Carve-Alongs at WoodCraft in Toledo, Ohio, that are open to the public. We also will be promoting the upcoming 2020 Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Show in Strongsville, Ohio.
Most importantly, our painting activities provided children the opportunity to shut off their electronics and enjoy using their hands, minds and spirit in painting a duck head or apple.
Club members Ted Fisher, Karen Higgins, Mark Langenderfer, Bob Lund, Garrett Secord, Steve Secord, and Donna Puccetti volunteered at the booth.
Join us at our booth, October 2020 in Grand Rapids, Oh.
Volunteer to help kids paint duck heads and apples.
Volunteer to help kids paint duck heads and apples.