2024 PenMakers International Chicagoland MPG
April 19 and 20, 2024 - Symposium - Hoffman Estates Illinois
               



Key Dates

Shirt Orders End
March 31, 2024

Personalized Mug Orders End
March 31, 2024

Meal Orders End
March 31, 2024

Online Registration Ends
April 17, 2024
On Site After - April 17, 2024


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Turning For Troops Update

Contests
Contest #1: Blank Lottery

It's fun and it's free. Well almost free....

Winner take all ... (subject to change)
Now comes the hard part...
Selecting and Parting with a Blank YOU WOULD WANT TO WIN.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS... You will Receive ONE entry for every blank you bring to the MPG and donate to the LOTTERY. It's that simple, just sort through that Personal Stash of Treasured Blanks (we all have one) and pick out something that you would love to win, and bring it to the check in desk at the MPG 2023.

Please put a label on the blank with your name and the blank details.


There are no limits to how many times you can enter!
The Winner does not have to be present to win.
Lets see those Favorite Blanks, Beautiful Burls, Custom Casts, and Rare Treasures!

Contest #2: Been turning less than a year

Into casting?

Embedded objects? Color Casting? Clear Casting? Label Casting?
Into Segmenting?

Wood? Acrylics? Celtic Knot?
What about altering the kit?

Kitless? Modified Kit
Let us have it.

The object of the contest is to create a pen that you believe is unique.
The must be made by you - if it is cast - you did it. Segmenting you did it.


Contest #3: Been turning between 1 and 5 years

Into casting?

Embedded objects? Color Casting? Clear Casting? Label Casting?
Into Segmenting?

Wood? Acrylics? Celtic Knot?
What about altering the kit?

Kitless? Modified Kit
Let us have it.

The object of the contest is to create a pen that you believe is unique.
The must be made by you - if it is cast - you did it. Segmenting you did it.


Contest #4: Been turning more than 5 years

Into casting?

Embedded objects? Color Casting? Clear Casting? Label Casting?
Into Segmenting?

Wood? Acrylics? Celtic Knot?
What about altering the kit?

Kitless? Modified Kit
Let us have it.

The object of the contest is to create a pen that you believe is unique.
The must be made by you - if it is cast - you did it. Segmenting you did it.



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Topics (Subject To Change)
Kitless and Clips
The Average Turner and a Bowl
The Twisted Box
Differentiating Yoursefl Without Casting
An Evening With Dick Sing
Thread Woven Pen Blanks
Color Casting
Sales And Marketing
Clear Casting
WIT Community Building
Beginning In Casting
And Now For Something Slightly Different …
Turning Small Trees, Spin Tops and Other Small Treasure
Beginning Pen Making
Thread Wrapped

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