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Glass Patterns Quarterly Spring 2012 E-Newsletter

Glass Patterns Quarterly


Spring 2012

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In This Issue
Maureen's Musings
Dragonfly Garden Stake
Ruby Slipper Glass Mosaic Planter
Stylized Chickadee

Glass Patterns Quarterly's

Spring 2012 Magazine



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Maureen James
Dear Readers,


Welcome to a new year of creating in glass. We have some outstanding issues lined up with projects from some of our industry's finest artists. They wil not only be offering projects featuring exciting new techniques that they have uncovered, but will also be taking a fresh look at some tried-and-true methods that have stood the test of time.


There is one thing I would ask of you this year and that is to help us promote the glass arts. You can join us on the campaign trail by downloading free promotional banners and flyers from www.glasspatterns.com and posting them on the bulletin boards of the places that you frequent. When you share your love of glass with others, the entire glass community benefits including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, teachers, and ulimately the students. GPQ can also help you promote the glass classes that you offer by posting them on the Calendar of Events when you e-mail the class name, date, time, and location to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


More and more each day, I'm reminded of what a gift it is to love my job, work with such talented artists, and be able to be a part of the glass community. From our family to yours, may this coming year bring you greater success in your pursuit of glass art than ever before.


Wishing you the joy that comes from creating,


Maureen James



Upcoming Submission Deadlines


Fall 2012           Theme: Autumn and Halloween, Harvest and Holiday

Deadline            July 30, 2012

Mail Date           September 10, 2012


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

Deadline October 30, 2012

Mail Date             December 10, 2012

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Dragonfly Garden Stake

design by Leslie Gibbs


A 7" X 6" three-dimensional, free-form garden stake. This beginner project shows a dragonfly gracefully perched atop the stake with wings outstretched. The project is constructed using the copper foil technique.

Glass Mosaic Planter
design by Carol Champion
A Grouted ruby and mirrored-glass planter. This mosaic planter is reminiscent of the ruby slipper in The Wizard of Oz and is made using a leather shoe as the mosaic base. The small glass diamond shapes used to cover the shoe are cut using the Beetle Bits cutting system and are applied with the use of weatherproof caulking. The glass is then grouted and can receive added sparkle by applying a glitter paint wash for planters that will remain under cover from the elements.

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Stylized Chickadee

design by Casey Koller


A set of 4" x 5" and 4" x 3-1/2" free-form suncatchers. These birds are part of the well-loved designs of Casey Koller, who offered his work through various shops and catalogs, including the National Audubon Society Gift Shop and Catalog. The projects were constructed using the copper foil technique.

GPQ Expert Glass Webinars - No Traveling Required!


Please join Glass Patterns Quarterly for a live, in-depth two-hour workshop Webinar with glass artist and teacher, David Alcala. In this live presentation, David will be sharing techniques from his book, From Sand to Glass, Glass Tapestry Techniques, along with Flexi-Glass Techniques.


For more information and to choose the date that best suits your schedule, click on the web links listed below.



July 10, 2012, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Central,

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Mountain, and 12:00 p.m. (noon) -2:00 p.m. Pacific


July 12, 2012, 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. Eastern, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Central,

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Mountain, and 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific.
The Spring 2012 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly offers loads of designs for celebrating the arrival of nature renewingGPQSpring2012Co...163x211(1).jpg itself. Ten tutorials cover everything from florals, animals, butterflies, and outdoor
nature scenes to creating a small iris lamp shade, reinforcing large stained glass panels, and learning how to fuse and slump dishes without a mold. These four-color, step-by-step tutorials offer something for every level of expertise from beginning glass hobbyist to advanced artists. Pointers for optimal kiln performance, what's new in products and services, and a list of stained glass supply shops round out this marvelous issue.
For more information or to become a subscriber, visit www.GlassPatterns.com or call us at 1.800.719.0769. TheGPQ Spring 2012 issue can be purchased as a Back Issue at our website. .

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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, Laura Hallock, Owner of Hallock Stained Glass, in Lexington, Kentucky. In her sixteen years as a retailer, Hallock has moved her store three times in response to shifting economic winds. She now has a better understanding of the complex calculus of site selections and knows more about how different variables interact to render a choice of location brilliance or folly. While she makes no pretense of being able to predict economic trends, Laura has developed some hardheaded practicality in dealing with this impact. She recognizes that no simple formula guarantees positive outcomes, and she credits her ability to respond and adapt with helping her stay in business. This article was published in Glass Art's March/April 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



Stained Glass Lamp Shade

Charles Firth

Vero Beach, Florida
Charles's Lamp Shade project was included on page 6 of GPQ's

Spring 2012 Gallery section of our magazine.


Thank you Charles, for sharing your art glass work in GPQ's Spring 2012

publication and GPQ's Spring 2012 E-Newsletter!


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

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The newest feature in Glass Patterns Quarterly magazine is the "Gallery of Glass."  Send in your entry or entries for the Fall 2012 issue.  Theme:  Autumn and Halloween, Harvest and Holidays. Submission Deadline is July 30, 2012.  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 August 2012.
Maureen James
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