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Glass Patterns Quarterly Fall 2013 E-Newsletter

            Glass Patterns Quarterly 


Fall 2013

In This Issue
Delynn's Musings
Harvest Pumpkin and Bluebird
Christmas Candlelight
Christmas Present and Ornaments

Glass Patterns Quarterly's 

Fall 2013 Magazine  


Modern Victorian
  design by Christie Wood
Opus One
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Dear Readers,


The Fall 2013 issue of GPQ is always one of my favorites with
its wide range of projects to start getting you in the holiday mood
long before the season commences. It is time to start coming up
with your plan of attack for the festivities of the next few months.
As glass artists, we have a few extra steps beyond shopping and
wrapping. We have to cut, grind, solder, polish, fuse, paint, glue,
and install these items whether they be personal gifts, suggestions
for your customers, or decorations for your own holiday trove.
I hope Glass Patterns Quarterly makes your shopping list easy
with turnkey projects on every page that will service one holiday after another. Each design will serve as a gift, a decoration, or an inspiration for years to come.

As I write this, I've just arrived home from Europe as I stood next to stained glass windows
that were 800 years old. It's good to know that we're not involved in a fly-by-night
art form. While 800 years is a long way away, we know that your projects will at least be
heirlooms that you will pull out of your holiday box year after year.

As you add to your own collections your tastes will evolve and grow whether you are
inspired by a trip, a lifestyle, or a hobby. At Glass Patterns Quarterly we are making sure
you have a variety of projects with everything from the traditional Santa Claus to the nontraditional Southwest-inspired cowboy boot. It is fun to see how different trends influence the traditional.

Don't forget to support our advertisers. They have some wonderful new products that
may be the perfect gift for your favorite glass artist or something to put on your own list.
Our pages are filled with industry websites and phone numbers to experts who are standing by to help you find just what you need.

Happy gift giving,

Delynn Ellis
Managing Editor  

Upcoming Submission Deadlines


Spring 2014 Glass in the Garden --- Glass Flowers, Planters, Birdbaths, and Garden Art

Editorial December 20, 2013

Ad Closing January 20, 2014

Ad Materials January 30, 2014

Harvest Pumpkin and Bluebird

Design by Marianne Crivellaro

This pattern from Marianne Crivellaro's book, Boo!, will add color and whimsy to your Thanksgiving decor. This is is just one of the twelve pattern books included in her giant collection, The Ultimate Pattern Book, Volume 1.

Design by Marianne Crivellaro
This glowing Christmas candle pattern with its sprigs of holly comes to you just in time to make the perfect 
gift for someone special. The design is courtesy of Marianne Crivellaro from her book, Happy Holidays, one of the twelve pattern collections that make up 
Design by Marianne Crivellaro
'Tis the season for shiny ornaments and presents wrapped up in stunning ribbons and paper. Marianne Crivellaro has  captured them beautifully in this stained glass panel from her book Deck the Halls, one of the twelve pattern books included in The Ultimate Pattern Book, Volume 2.
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The Fall 2013 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly offers the glass enthusiast great designs in preparation for the upcoming holiday decorating and gift-giving season. Eight tutorials plus five additional patterns cover everything from stained and painted glass panels, Halloween and Christmas projects, and Southwestern tree ornaments to small fused pieces designed to help you find creative uses for your scrap glass. These four-color, step-by-step tutorials offer something for every level of expertise from beginning glass hobbyist to advanced artist. What's new in products and services, tips for improving your teaching techniques, and a list of stained glass supply shops round out this fabulous issue.


 The GPQ Fall 2013 issue can be purchased as a Back Issue on our website.
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Art Glass Studio Profile   

Since 1975, Gilbertson's has been designing and creating beautiful custom stained glass windows, lamps, and unique art pieces for Residential, Commercial, and Liturgical clients worldwide.

Custom Stained Glass and Custom Beveled glass is ever more popular in today's homes. Whatever style you like, Stained glass adds enduring beauty to any area. You need only to provide a desire or an idea, and Ed Gilbertson and his very talented staff will develop a Custom Design for you.

Ed and his staff bring many different talents and techniques to the table: Hand Painted & Fired glass, Etched glass (sandblasted surface and deep carved), Wheel & Diamond engraving, Custom Beveled glass, Fusing and Bending of glass. We also Weld and Cast Bronze for Sculptures, Frames and detail pieces for our Panels and Lamps. Gilbertson's also make custom wood frames and light boxes
Ideas for using art glass are vast, here are some examples;  Entryways, Transoms, Interior doors ( pantry, wine cellar, bathroom, billiard room, etc.) Virtually any window that you would like to beautify. Art glass is also a great way to not only add beauty, but to distort a bad view or block harsh sunlight, where other window treatments don't work. We make many Leaded and Art glass panels to enhance a view by just using border design and leaving the center clear. Screens and Skylights, Light box installation so you can have an art glass panel just about anywhere. Glass Mosaics and Mirrors, are also wonderful ways of using art glass etc.
Ed Gilbertson 
Gilbertson Stained Glass Studio
705 Madison St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147
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 This article was published in Glass Art's September/October 2013 magazine. Glass Art provides inspiration and tips through the substantial profiles featured bimonthly. 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!  

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Readers' Corner 


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If  you'd like to submit a stained glass, fused glass or mosaic tutorial to be featured in the Glass Patterns Quarterly Spring 2014 issue, request a Submission Form. 
Theme:  Glass in the Garden - Glass Flowers, Planters, Birdbaths, and Garden Art
Submission Deadline:  December 20, 2013 
To request a Submission Form, e-mail info@glasspatterns.com  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.
Maureen James
Delynn Ellis 
Managing Editor
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