North Alabama Woodcarvers Association - NAWA

NAWA is a community of woodcarvers located in Huntsville, Alabama in the heart of the Tennessee Valley.  We are passionate about promoting the love of carving, wood sculpting, whittling, and wood burning as an art and a hobby.   We offer free classes in basic woodcarving, chip carving, and relief carving and hold an annual show and competition at the historic Round House in downtown Huntsville.  Woodcarving is not difficult to learn, the tools to begin are not expensive, and we believe it will give you a lifetime of pleasure.  We hope you will stay a while, explore our website, and join us soon at a monthly meeting, an Open Carving Session, a woodcarving class, or you can write to us at: for more information.





Christmas Dinner

In lieu of our normal December meeting on December 18, we will have our annual Christmas Dinner and gift swap.  This  year rather than go to a restaurant, we will be holding it right at the Mt View Baptist Church where we normally have our meetings, allowing us to visit more freely and enjoy our time together.  The dinner will be a potluck with the Club providing the meat and members bringing the other dishes.  If you have not done so, we would appreciate your signing up for a category, i.e., vegetables, salads, desserts, etc.  You can email Sandra Horn with your preference at:

In keeping with our annual tradition, we are asking that everyone bring a gift such as an ornament or other small item, preferably wood or carving-related.  Once again, Sandra will be reading us one of her wonderful Christmas stories that will require you to stay on your toes, passing your gifts to the right or left as you follow the story line.  When the story ends, the gift you have is yours to keep.  This is a lot of fun and we hope everyone will participate.


  • Next Meeting -December 18

    The next NAWA club meeting will be at 6:30 PM at Mt View Baptist Church, 1413 McClung Avenue, Huntsville, AL  35801.  Click HERE for a map.

  • Facebook

    NAWA  has a Facebook page.  Click on the icon below  to "Like us".  Be sure to check it out and keep up with all the latest happenings.   If you have any questions, please write to us at

  • T Shirts Still Available

    NAWA Woodcarvers T-Shirts are still available and at a true bargain price of $10.00.  Contact Debbie if you are interested.


  • Charlotte Showcase of Woodcarvings - 2015

    The Charlotte Woodcarvers Club in Charlotte, NC will be hosting their 32nd Annual Showcase of Woodcarvings in February of 2015.  If you would like more information, click here.  If you want to exhibit and/or compete, you will find the application here:

  • Dues Time!

    Remember to pay your next year's dues to Debbie at your convenience.  The membership voted to increase dues for 2015 to $20.00. I think we can all agree that this is still a major bargain and badly needed to offset the Club's increased expenses.

  • Change in Show Venue next Year

    Due to an increase in rent on the Roundhouse, we will not be holding our annual show there in the future.  We will also no longer be obligated to volunteer for Santa's Village as we have in the past.  In an effort to secure another location, Sandra and Tom Horn have made an exhaustive round of all the possible sites for next year's show and have found that the Jaycee Building on Airport Road in SW Huntsville perfectly fits our needs. It is not only affordable but we will no longer have to set up on Friday before the show as they will supply and arrange all of our tables.  Parking is plentiful and free and the facilities are clean and well-kept.   It only remains for us to secure it; hopefully for our usual weekend.  The City will not allow anyone to sign up before January 2, 2015 so Sandra and Tom will be right there ready to sign on the dotted line that morning.  They will keep everyone posted on their progress



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