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Glass Patterns Quarterly Fall 2011 E-Newsletter

Glass Patterns Quarterly


Fall 2011

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In This Issue
Maureen's Musings
Beautiful Glass Painting-Silhouettes
Poinsettia Ring Kit
GPQ Holiday Bonus Patterns

Glass Patterns Quarterly's

Fall 2011 Magazine Gallery



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Maureen James
Dear Readers,

Glass Gifts from the Heart- - -The Best of All!

If you are shopping for a friend or family member who seems to have everything, it can be quite a challenge, especially if you are trying to stay within a budget. One solution to both problems might be to make your own gifts this year. Within this issue are tutorials and galleries that give ideas for unique glass gifts you can make on a shoestring, including easy patterns for Christmas. For those of you who are feeling more adventurous, there are also larger, more advanced window designs. On our sixteen-page pattern sheet, you'll find both sides full of projects for every level of glass crafter.

The offerings in this issue reflect the fact that we have listened to our readers and pulled together more stained glass patterns while continuing to offer new techniques for fusing, glass combing in the kiln, mosaic, glass casting, enameling, metal clay, and etching. With each issue we strive to give you a full sampling of the many genres of glasswork in order to keep glass crafting challenging and fun!

You'll see projects come together by our experts within our step-by-step tutorials. Enjoy learning the tricks that make each project successful. Our teachers are seasoned glass instructors who wish to make your glass experience a pleasant one. We'll even give you the opportunity to tell us which projects in this issue were your favorites. Those of you who subscribe to Glass Patterns Quarterly will receive a quick survey in an upcoming Subscriber Benefits e-mail. Take the survey, and your name will be entered for a chance to win all four of our Best of GPQ CDs.

Now, here is a challenge for you. Visit our Facebook page or e-mail me and tell us which handmade gifts in glass you plan to make this year and the source for those ideas. If you have a favorite designer or pattern book, let us know and we'll share it with our readers. Let's give our designers the credit and recognition they deserve.

I hope you enjoy this issue and the harvest of ideas we have gathered. Remember, the earlier you begin your holiday crafting, the more time you'll have with family and friends over the holidays!

Happy glass crafting,


Maureen James

Editor in Chief

If you haven't yet done so and would like to submit either a tutorial or a Gallery submission, please fill out the Submission Guideline form under the "Submit Content" link at www.glasspatterns.com or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We love being able to bring emerging artists into the limelight. Remember, everyone starts somewhere. I think you'll be glad you took advantage of this opportunity to share your artwork with our readers.

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Upcoming Deadlines for Submission

Winter 2011 Snowflakes, Snowmen, Winter, and Valentines

Mail Date                 December 7, 2011

Spring 2012 Glass in the Garden---Stepping-Stones, Benches, Birds, and Flowers

Deadline                  January 30, 2012- - -Submissions

Mail Date                 March 7, 2012

BeautifulGlassP...ilhouettes.jpg Beautiful Glass Painting-Silhouettes

design by David Williams & Stephen Byrne

A 5"X4" free-form cockerel design. The rooster is painted and fired onto stained glass. Basic principles of glass painting plus unique tips to help ensure success with painting silhouettes on glass are presented.

design by Studio One Art Glass
An 8-1/4"- diameter round, free-form poinsettia suncatcher constructed with the use of a kit. The circular ring holds a bright-red poinsettia, with leaves spilling past the bottom border to add interest. Green leaves and center berries, as well as the twisted wire accents, add the finishing touches to this easy but delightful begginer Christmas project, which is constructed using lead U-channel.  www.studiooneartglass.com


GPQ Holiday Bonus Patterns

designs by Marianne Crivellaro

Holiday Patterns taken from Marianne's pattern books.

The Ultimate Pattern Books

GPQF11-133x172coverWith the holidays just around the corner, the Fall 2011 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly is the perfect place to find suggestions for handmade gifts for everyone who appreciates the beauty of glass. Seventeen articles and full-color step-by-step tutorials help glass enthusiasts of every skill level from beginning to advanced glass artist celebrate the upcoming Halloween and Christmas seasons. Features include stained glass panels and suncatchers, a beginner business cardholder, fused Christmas decor, three-dimensional dalle de verre shadow art, an enamel-decorated metal clay pendant, and tips for etching glass using photo resist. Kiln pointers, what's new in products and services, and a list of stained glass shops round out this marvelous issue. And don't forget to check for the latest glass industry news and full-size patterns available only from GPQ. Subscribers to the magazine can also now look forward to receiving Subscriber Only bonus material for each issue via e-mail. For more information or to become a subscriber, call 800.719.0769 or visit www.GlassPatterns.com. The Fall 2011 issue can be purchased as a Back Issue at our website.

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The best place to learn and enjoy glass is by taking a class at a local stained glass retailer. Here you'll meet people of like mind and similar interests. We would like for you to meet Jean Dryden, Joanne Bishop, and Julie Bishop Day, Owners of The Glass Workbench, in St Charles, MO. Glen and Joanne Bishop opened the store in 1975.  Daughter, Jean Dryden now operates the business. A younger daughter, Julie Bishop Day, teaches classes and creates custom glass pieces along with David Hibbeler, an employee of almost 25 years. The initial hobby glass retail store has grown to emcompass a gift shop called Tiffany Garden, as well as to publish and wholesale design books and mosaic forms. To read more about The Glass Workbench, order a copy of Glass Art September/October 2011 magazine. Glass Art magazine provides inspiration and tips through the substantial profiles featured each quarter. In addition to these profiles, we also offer regular features on managing your glass business, marketing artwork, and keeping up with the latest glass industry news and new product announcements.  Why not order a Subscription today for yourself or a gift subscription for that someone special on your Christmas list!

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Stained Glass Panel

design by Mary Brown

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"The basket is two pieces of glass, one for texture and one for color. The leaves are solder    over wire with copper patina, and the grapes are a light purple acrylic I soldered into the center of the bowl. The panel is 18" wide and 22" tall." Mary also likes to do portraits in stained glass.

Mary's stained glass design was included on page 7 of the GPQ

Fall 2011 Gallery section of our magazine.

Thank you, Mary, for sharing your art glass work in the GPQ Fall 2011 magazine

and GPQ's Fall 2011 E-Newsletter!

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Thank you!

We hope you've enjoyed reading our newsletter and welcome any comments or ideas for upcoming issues. Look for our next Newsletter in February 2012.
Glass Patterns Quarterly
Maureen James, Editor