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Glass Patterns Quarterly Fall 2012 E-Newsletter

Glass Patterns Quarterly


Fall  2012

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In This Issue
Delynn's Musings
Apple of My Eye
GPQ...Bonus Patterns

Glass Patterns Quarterly's

Fall 2012 Magazine

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by Karen Stephenson

Dear Readers,


Everyone loves a gift, especially during the holidays. The activities of the next few months are full of gifts, both tangible and intangible, that add to the enjoyment of the season.

The Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once wrote: "While the tangible has its advantages, it is the intangible that makes it useful." I'm happy to

say that the network here at Glass Patterns Quarterly is ready to help with both.

The GPQ Fall 2012 issue is brimming with tangible inspiration that you will find throughout its pages, with everything from commemorative pattern designs to festive gift ideas spanning the entire fall lineup of feasts and festivals. There is even a reference for

ready-to-buy items in our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide.

Now it's time to turn your attention inward to the intangible---the gift of an experience

that will resonate in your mind-the gift of a class or a workshop for yourself. What? You

don't have time? Why not try a Glass Expert Webinar offered through the network at

GPQ, no traveling required!  See our recently formed Ask the Expert series where you can log in to real-time demonstrations presented by respected instructors, complete with on-screen questions, answers, and downloadable notes. We are currently connecting with highly sought-after experts to share their information in upcoming live, educational workshops. Don't let the high-tech nature of this scare you away. If you can check your e-mail, then you can log in to a Webinar. During a past workshop from sand artist, David Alcala, one student told us she thought it was an amazing educational experience. "Having the ability to watch the real-time demo and hear his comments as well as watch the written comments of the other participants was really special."

No doubt, the holiday season ahead will be filled with activity. The creative, one-of-a kind

gifts we lovingly invent for our friends, family, and customers bring joy to the senses.
Reaffirming the ancient truism that giving, no matter what the form, is the root of happiness,

Delynn Ellis

Managing Editor

Upcoming Submission Deadlines

Winter 2012 Theme: Snowflakes and Snowmen, Winter & Valentine Projects

Mail Date             December 10, 2012

Spring 2013 Glass in the Garden-Glass Flowers, Planters, Birdbaths,

and Garden Art

Deadline              January 30, 2013

Mail Date              March 7, 2013



design by Deverie Wood

An 11" x 11" six-pointed geometric bevel-and-nugget snowflake. Diamond-shaped bevels join with round and rectangular pieces to create a sparkling suncatcher or ornament perfect for Christmas or anytime. This project is constructed with copper foil.

design by Lisa Vogt
An 8" square mosaic that is suitable for use as a trivet, a clock face, or for being displayed on the wall or a stand. The project is made from one of Spectrum's One-Day Project packs that includes Peel & Stick patterns. Tips for proper placement of the design pieces and general tips for working with mosaics are also included.  www.spectrumglass.com
design by Marianne Crivellaro
Assorted patterns from The Ultimate Pattern Book Sets 1, 2 & 3. Each book contains 12 complete pattern books in one. There are more than 300 full-size, ready-to-use patterns in each volume. All patterns are for beginning to intermediate skill levels. They are printed in a 9" x 12" format with user-friendly
perforated pages.
Glass Patterns Quarterly Glass Expert Webinars



Exciting! Live!  In-depth! Two-Hour Workshop Webinar!
No Traveling Required!
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Visit:  www.GlassPatterns.com for more details and a listing
of local times for upcoming Webinars.
We have 3 Artist Webinar DVDs available from GPQ: Click on Web Links below for details.

GPQFall2012Cover163x211(2).jpg The Fall 2012 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly offers loads of designs to help celebrate the upcoming fall and winter holiday seasons. Ten tutorials plus three additional patterns cover everything from a three-dimensional suncatcher, glass jewelry box decorated with found objects, and a leaded panel to mosaics, glass painting, and etched designs. These four-color, step-by-step tutorials offer something for every level of expertise from beginning glass hobbyists to advanced artists. What's new in products and services and a list of stained glass supply shops round out this exciting issue.


For more information or to become a subscriber, visit www.GlassPatterns.com or call us at 1.800.719.0769. The GPQ Fall 2012 issue can be purchased as a Back Issue at our website.

We would like to invite you to become a subscriber of GPQ magazine! GPQ will be delivered four times a year. Subscribe today and start your subscription with our upcoming Winter 2012 issue that is due out mid-December. Please click on the GPQ Web link listed below to subscribe. Plus!  We are offering extra content beyond what is in the magazine!  We call this our Subscriber Benefits, which will be delivered once a quarter by e-mail. (See details below).

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Thanks to all the fans on Facebook. You make us feel welcome and supported and, yes, challenged. What a great way to keep in touch with our readers. Please join the growing number of Glass Patterns Quarterly readers who have become fans of the magazine on Facebook. Once you're a member, click on the "Become a Fan" button in the upper right-hand area and publicly support Glass Patterns Quarterly.

Glass Patterns Quarterly Specials!

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The GPQ Project CD is a handy reference guide to all the projects ever featured in Glass Patterns Quarterly from 1985 to the current issue (Fall 2012). Over 1500 project photos in full color. The CD also has full color photos of every GPQ cover from  the first issue to the present. This CD does not include project patterns, only color images. What a great Holiday Gift this would be for only $19.50 plus shipping and handling.  Place your order today!


Glass Patterns Quarterly 30 Back Issue Package

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New-GPQ Webinar DVDs $39 each plus shipping

Fusing with Petra Kaiser DVD

Sand to Glass with David Alcala DVD

Screen Printing on Glass Tony Glander DVD

Outside the U.S. please pay in U.S. funds by money order

or a credit card. Mail orders can be sent to:


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To order by phone call 1.800.719.0769

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Reader's Corner!

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, Eloyne and Bradley Erickson, Owner of Grand Central Stained Glass & Graphics, in St. Petersburg, Florida. The store is open six days a week and draws its customers from a region that encompasses Tampa, Tampa Bay, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg.  Eloyne schedules 11 classes in stained glass, fused glass, and jewelry making for beginning to intermediate students and usually has six other project-oriented classes going as well.  The formula for success that Eloyne and Bradley Erickson derived from their years building a successful glass retail shop is simple if not easy:  Attend to the needs of your customers. Offer good products. Be involved in your community. Stay aware of your costs. Work hard and long, and enjoy your success. This article was published in Glass Art's November/December 2012 magazine. Glass Art 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!
To locate a stained glass class in your area, visit our Industry Directory or www.glassartmagazine.com


Designs in Stained Glass

Nancy R.

Thank you Nancy, for sharing your art glass work in GPQ's Fall 2011

publication and GPQ's Fall 2012 E-Newsletter!

We would like you to be a part of our E-Newsletter. Send a clear photo of your favorite projects to:

Glass Patterns Quarterly

Reader's Corner

PO Box 69
Westport, KY 40077
Submitted photos remain the property of GPQ and will not be returned. We will accept a high-resolution
(at least 300 dpi) JPG.  If you want to e-mail your Digital Image, please e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The newest feature in Glass Patterns Quarterly magazine is the "Gallery of Glass."  Send in your entry or entries for the Spring 2013 issue.  Theme:  Glass in the Garden-Glass Flowers, Planters, Birdbaths, and Garden Art. Submission Deadline is January 30, 2013.  To request a Submission Form, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1.800.719.0769.
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We hope you've enjoyed reading our newsletter and welcome any comments or ideas for upcoming issues. Look for our next Newsletter in January 2013.
Maureen James

Delynn Ellis
Managing Editor

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