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Glass Patterns Quarterly Spring 2011 E-Newsletter

Glass Patterns Quarterly


Spring 2011

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In This Issue
Maureen's Musings
Pandora's Box
Mosaic Picture Frame
Recycled Glass and CGBeadrollers

Glass Patterns Quarterly

Spring 2011 Gallery


design  by

Joseph E.Godek



Jaw Breaker


design by

Gena Crivello-Knable


How to Solder Stained Glass Joints

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Glass Pattern Quarterly

Maureen James
Dear Readers,


It's been a joy putting this issue together if for no other reason than its reminder that springtime is finally here.

Thank you to all who have sent in your Gallery submissions. By allowing us to feature your work, you share new ideas in glass with our readers and, at the same time, share the fun that is "working in glass." I was so impressed with the submissions and tutorials that came over to us. Maybe you also have projects or images of original work and would like to see your own art published. If so, we would love for you to submit them to our Gallery. If you have a technique that you'd like to share or just a project that your students or friends have enjoyed, submit a tutorial. Our editorial staff will help you with the mechanics of putting the text together, and our graphic artists will design an eye-catching layout for our magazine and/or website. We like to say, "We'll make you shine." Before long, people will start complimenting you on your art, and opportunities will find you.

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.

We welcome you to visit our new website at www.glasspatterns.com and explore an abundance of new features including downloadable tutorials, videos, and a new calendar that list the latest events and classes. Search by category to find your glass interests in your area. You can become a Registered user to unlock even more free content that will be useful in your glasscrafting. Visit us often to see what is new at Glass Patterns Quarterly!

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Maureen James

Editor in Chief

Upcoming Deadlines for Submission


Fall 2011 Autumn, Halloween, Harvest, and Holidays

Deadline                  June 20, 2011

Mail Date                 September 2, 2011

Winter 2011 Snowflakes, Snowmen, Winter, and Valentines

Deadline                  September 20, 2011

Mail Date                 December 7, 2011

Pandora's BoxPandora's Box

design by Rob Torres

A 10" x 6" x 5" beginner glass box with brass accents done in Green/Gold-Pink Fractures.
design by Mark Waterbury
A 12-1/2" x 20" oval floral panel constructed with lead and displaying a bending daffodil blossom amidst green leaves on a white background.

Mosaic Picture FrameMosaic Picture Frame

design by Dave Burnett

This 6/1/4 x 7-5/8" mosaic geometric picture frame makes a great beginner project.

by Laurie Nessel
This Tutorial will demonstrate converting stained glass for beadmaking and then using a CG Beadroller to shape the bead.

GPQCoversp11Glass artists and hobbyists will find a fabulous array of information and projects in the Spring 2011 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly. A beautiful Gallery showcases artwork from twelve outstanding artists and hobbyists. There's also a great selection of tutorials and patterns including a beginner gift cross, spring-themed stained glass panels, a stunning rosette window, and a contemporary enameled cityscape. Fusers will be thrilled with a frit-painted garden stake, fused butterfly barrettes, and hangers made from metal clay that will make the perfect display for your favorite artwork. Rounding out this great issue are tips for troubleshooting problems with kiln thermocouples and information to help artists understand the structural requirements for stained glass windows. And don't forget to check this issue 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 1-800-719-0769 or visit www.GlassPatterns.com. TheSpring 2011 issue can be purchased as a Back Issue at our website.

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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). Here is what some of our customers have to say about these new benefits:

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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 Frankye Carnter and Suzy Pomeroy, the owners of "Stained Glass Junction", in Gridley, CA.  "Most of our students want to fabricate art glass and lamps. We tend to draw people who really love to work in stained glass and want a place to do it". Look for their profile in the
May/June 2011 Art Glass magazine that mailed to subscribers in May. Order your copy of Glass Art today, or why not Subscribe to a great magazine that provides inspiration and tips through the substantial profiles featured each quarter. In addition to these profiles, we'll also offer regular features on managing your glass business, marketing artwork, and keeping up with the latest glass industry news and new product announcements.
To locate a stained glass class in your area, visit www.glasspatterns.com and click on Resources (on the pull-down menu) Contacts and Suppliers.

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Debbie Poetsch
design by Debbie Poetsch
Paramount Art Designs

" I enjoy making pieces three-dimensional and utilizing other objects to do so."

Debbie's stepping stone was included in GPQ Spring 2011 Gallery section of our magazine.

Thank you, Debbie, for sharing your art glass work in the GPQ Spring 2011 magazine and

GPQ's Spring 2011 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.  Please e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and add Reader's Corner to the subject line on the e-mail.

The newest feature in Glass Patterns Quarterly magazine is the "Gallery of Glass."  Send in your entry or entries for the Fall 2011 issue.  Theme:  Autumn, Halloween, Harvest, and Holidays. Submission Deadline is June 20, 2011.  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.

Glass Industry News


The KBW Foundation has awarded twelve $100 Grants to public school and college glass art instructors to be used toward a maximum of $100 of glass art merchandise for their glass art classes.


The KBW Foundation seeks to stimulate interest and growth in the glass industry through education and realizes that budgets for programs to teach art in schools have been severely cut over the past several years.

Twelve more grants to public school and college glass art instructors will be awarded at the end of 2011. If you are interested in applying, please go to www.kbwfoundation.com for details.


The Kay Bain Weiner Glass Art Education Foundation, otherwise known as the KBW Foundation, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to stimulate the public's interest and growth in the glass art industry through

educational projects.

The Art Glass Association is proud to announce that The Lifetime Achievement award goes to Leslie Silverman owner, of D&L Art Glass a full-line wholesale Supplier with 37 years of quality service to the art glass industry located in Denver, Colorado.


The Art Glass Association is proud to announce that the Retailer of the Year is McAllen Stained Glass, McAllen, Texas, owner Yoli Cantu. Congratulations!


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 August 2011.
Glass Patterns Quarterly
Maureen James, Editor


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