Wood carving organizations that are close-ish to Chicago. ## Clubs * [North Suburban Carvers](https://sites.google.com/view/northsuburbancarvers/home) — Bensenville, IL, which is just west of O'Hare * [South Suburban Chiselers](https://www.facebook.com/South-Suburban-Chiselers-Illiana-Woodturners-165889890100856/) * [Fox Valley Woodworkers Club](http://fvwwc.org/GeneralWebSite/HomePage.aspx) — Batavia, IL * . * [Blackhawk Carving Club](http://www.blackhawkcarving.com/) — Rockford, IL * [Corn Belt Carving Club](http://cornbeltcarving.org/wordpress/) — Bloomington, IL. Kind of far away. * [Rock River Valley Carving Club](https://rockrivervalleycarvers.com/) — Janesville, WI (just north of Rockford) * Lake County Carvers — only a small reference to this [here](http://www.blackhawkcarving.com/Events/events.html) * <[more](https://woodburning.com/pages/carving-clubs#IL)> ## Conferences/expos (I have only included ones with classes) * [Affiliated Woodcarvers Congress](http://www.awcltd.org/) — eastern Iowa — June * I really enjoyed this one. They have A/C and two vendors! * [Evart Roundup](http://www.evartroundup.com/) — Evart, MI (central Michigan) — June * [Buckeye Woodcarvers Roundup](https://buckeyewoodcarversroundup.webs.com/) — Fletcher, OH (eastern Ohio, 5hr from Chicago) — July * [Caricature Carvers of America](http://www.cca-carvers.org/2019cca-seminar.html) — Converse, IN — August * [Musky Area Wood Carvers Workshop](http://www.muskyareawoodcarvers.com/21th-annual-musky-area-wood-carvers-woodshop.html) — northern Wisconsin (~5hr from Chicago) — August * [Gathering of Woodcarvers](https://www.gatheringofwoodcarvers.com/festival) — Sandwich, IL — September