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Glass Patterns Quarterly

Newsletter Summer 2009
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From the Editor
The Techniques and Secrets of Beautiful Glass Painting
Flamenco Fire
Flameworking - Bug
Flamenco Fire#2
Leslie Gibbs started her artistʼs journey as a painter wandering through Mexico, Spain, and France before returning to the United States in the late 1970s. In historic Virginia, she developed an interest in stained glass, particularly in glass design. Intrigued by a "canvas of light," Leslie began to translate her nature and wildlife art into glass design. Since then she has published numerous articles and books of
glass patterns.
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Dear Readers,

Within the pages of Glass Patterns Quarterly, you'll find projects and patterns for all types of glass crafting. GPQ is the leading international glass publication. We've been providing inspiration and information since 1985 to art glass hobbyists and professional artists. We strive to present new ideas that will keep you interested in glass for a lifetime. Click here to view a sample copy of GPQ or to forward the link to your friends.
This newsletter is designed to give you additional tutorials and articles that keep you stretching and growing and enjoying glass crafting. We bring you the best teachers and designers in the industry and show you how it's done so you create your own works of art. Feel free to share them with your family and friends. Another source of great information is our Projects section on our website, You may wish to visit often to see the new projects and patterns posted there regularly.

I hope you enjoy your summer and this sampling.
Maureen James, Editor
PaintingMThe Techniques and Secrets of Beautiful Glass Painting-Lettering
Design by David Williams and Stephen Byrne
Click here for techniques and detailed instructions for painting a heraldic beast plus an enlargeable Baroque alphabet.
Flamenco Fire#1Flamenco Fire
Design by Leslie Gibbs
Click here for a full-color tutorial showing the steps to build this beauty! Realism is added to the panel through the use of accent pieces made of iridescent glass and by adding facial details and gold to the earring hoops with the use of hobby enamel paint. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
BugFlameworking - Bug Tutorial
Design by Lewis Wilson
Click here for a soft glass tutorial from a flameworking master. Lewis shares tips that make soft glass sculpture easier and lots of how-to images explain the process.
BowBevel Bow Panel
Design by Jennell Hogue
Click here to find a simple tutorial for an elegant design with an impressive impact. This step-by-step shows how to incoroporate bevel clusters into a geometric background for a stunning effect. Finish the panel with some decorative soldering.
GPQSu09#2Upcoming Events
AGG Conference
July 16-20 2009 in Buffalo, NY
For conference schedule updates click here.
ISGB Gathering
July 23-26 2009 in Miami, FL
For conference schedule updates click here.
The School of Photo Resist Sandcarving - Darin Jones
August 2 in Brea, CA
September 11-12 in Duluth, MN
To Register click here.
The Summer 2009 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly has been mailed to subscribers and is available on newsstands now. This latest issue shares innovative techniques for painting letters and designs on glass, a Tiffany-reproduction Oriental poppy lampshade, fused projects for a plate and hummingbird feeder, and instructions for creating boxes with cast glass. You'll also find a fabulous collection of stained glass panels including a spray of Gerber daisies in a basket, a bevel-enhanced geometric inspired by a collection of seventeenth century designs, a panel with a free-form stained-glass-and gem interior, and a swirling flamenco dancer. There's also a beginner project that doesn't require any glass cutting and tips for starting and maintaining a glass club. Complete four-color, step-by-step instructions, patterns, and tips walk you through each process for projects that fit every level of crafting expertise. Also check this issue for our regular features on New Products, New Books and Patterns, What's Hot, and full-size patterns available only from GPQ. To subscribe, call 1-800-719-0769 or visit

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Glass Patterns Quarterly
Editor, Maureen James
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