Summer 2010 Newsletter

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                Glass Patterns Quarterly 

Newsletter Summer 2010
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In This Issue
Maureen's Musings
Fused Millefiori Pendant
Summertime Mosaic Tray
Celebrate America
International News
Kitengela-Glass Paradise 
Proftiable Glass Quarterly Summer 2010 
by Leigh Adams 
Quick Links
Illustrator word cover
    The Illustrated Word
   in Stained Glass Patterns
    by Karen Stephenson
Trade Secrets
by Jennell Hogue
Glass-aholic Publications
The perfect Solder. After you have done your final soldering job, "raised soldering" (as I call it) and you would like to get rid of slight solder imperfections where seams meet, lightly flux the area and carefully melt the solder with your 3/16" or 1/8" tip. Once the tip is taken away the imperfection will be less visible or completely gone, because these tips have a smaller surface area than the 1/4" or the 3/8".
Maureen James
Dear Readers,
As you read this newsletter, our sister publication The Flow, along with Northstar and Glasscraft, is sponsoring The Colorado Project, the largest glass art event in Colorado history. The proceeds will go to the Food Bank of the Rockies. Our event writer, Adam Villarreal, will be there to meet and greet our fans in the Rocky Mountain area. This event will take place July 12 through July 15, 2010. The main event will take place on Friday and Saturday at 6850 Broadway in Denver, Colorado. There will be glassblowing demonstrations, food and beverages, live music and DJs, and glassblowing stations set up for the general public. Other highlights include a silent auction for tools and materials and parties both nights from 8 PM to Midnight. I invite you to come on out and have a great time supporting a really good cause.


On the other side of the country, Didi Dahlsrud and I will be attending The Gathering sponsored by the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) in Rochester, New York, from July 28 through August 11. This year's theme is Beyond Boundaries: Origins and Influence of the Glass Bead. There we'll be talking with bead artists and rounding up submissions for the Sixth Annual Women in Glass issue of The Flow. If you haven't sent your submission in for either a tutorial or the gallery, do so right away. This issue is always a favorite and sells out quickly. The exposure for glass artists is incredible, so get your best high-resolution images (at least 300 dpi) of your glass artwork to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the September 1, 2010, deadline.


The Glass Patterns Quarterly "Favorite Award" in the "Ring of Fire Artist Challenge," which is presented by Delphi and ArtFire, goes to Lidia Anderson. I have been following Lidia's work for some time now and have admired her new ideas in stained glass. Lidia will be doing a tutorial for us in the upcoming issue, and we've suggested her as a teacher of stained glass at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in 2011. Lidia tells me she'll be teaching all four days. I would recommend this class for anyone who wants to create stained glass in a contemporary fashion. Her art glass is beautiful, bold, and fresh. We hope to be featuring more of her work in the pages of Glass Patterns Quarterly.


This year we celebrate twenty-five years in business. Our Fall 2010 issue is our 25th Anniversary Issue, so look for some favorite projects from a host of your favorite stained glass artists.

Happy cutting,
Maureen James, Editor 
GPSum10 PendantFused Millefiori Pendant
design by Melanie Churchill
A collection of colorful blossoms.  This Pendant wil be a 1-1/2"
circle when finished.
design by Mark Waterbury
Working with Glass Grain
The secret is in pattern piece placement!
design by Melanie Churchill
This mosaic tray will provide a welcome way to carry
whatever you need to just about anyplace you want to go!
CelebrateCelebrate America!
design by Pat Stanley
A Copper Foil Project for Glass Art Beginners 
Mark Your Calendar For Upcoming Events  and Classes
CalendarCorning Museum of Glass                   Miami Mosaic Academy                  
Classes                                               Classes                                              
Workshops and Classes                     Summer 2010 Classes
SGAA                                                  American Craft Council                             
Pre-Conference Classes                     Events Calendar 2010
International Society of Glass Beadmakers       
The 2010 ISGB Gathering                                 
Events Calendar 2010                         Glass Art Society 
Creative Paradise, Inc.                                                                  
                              You Can be a Winner!                                   
KWB auctionThrough the generous donations given by art glass manufacturers and glass artists, you can win machinery, tools, glass, and one-of-a-kind art glass creations by renowned glass artists. On the website, there are photos of each exciting prize, as well as a description of each product, the name of the supplier and the merchandise, and the retail price.                                                 
Hurry! This auction closes
          July 15, 2010                     
KBW Foundation is a nonprofit (501)(3)(c) organization formed in 2006 and comprises a team of glass business owners, publishers, and glass artists who donate their time and resources. The KBW Foundation's mission is to stimulate interest and growth in the industry through educational projects.                                     

GPQSu10150Glass artists and hobbyists will find a fabulous array of information and projects in the Summer 2010 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly. There's a great selection of stained glass art including the second in a series of charming Japanese Kokeshi doll panels,

bird-of-paradise and artichoke still lifes, and a free-form Victorian tussie-mussie bouquet panel. For fusing artists, there is an abundance of fresh, new ideas---everything from a sea grass design panel and layered tabletop featuring circle designs to a tree-of-life pendant, fused dichroic cuff bracelet, and slumped sushi plate decorated with spirals created using colored glass clay. Also included are ways to enhance your stained glass panels by incorporating bevel clusters into your designs, and mosaic enthusiasts will enjoy ideas for creating a contemporary floral mosaic panel. Rounding out this great issue is an introduction to the basics of etching glass, a Q&A section on proper kiln setup, and a striking geometric stained glass beginner panel. Complete four-color, step-by-step instructions, patterns, and tips walk you through each process for projects that fit every level of crafting expertise. And don't forget to 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. Subscribers to the magazine can also now look forward to receiving e-mailed links to Subscriber Only bonus material with each issue. For more information or to become a subscriber, call 1-800-719-0769 or visit 
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Sensational Savings!  Glass Patterns Quarterly Summer 2010 Sale 


Our staff has hand-picked their favorite 5 Summer back issues of GPQ magazine and collected them into a Specially Priced Package to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.  Projects range from copper foil, lead, and mosaics to etching, painting, fusing, and beadmaking. All 5 issues have great patterns and instructions for every skill level at a savings that is unbelievable. Whether you are new to glass or have enjoyed the medium for a long time, you will not find a better bargain for glass instruction and knowledge.  Order today and begin your summer projects in glass for the home, garden, and patio. Glass has never been so much fun or easier to learn!
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                  The Flow                                                                    Profitable Glass Quarterly 
                                Calendar of Events                                                                      Glass Art Profiles
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 Markay and Eric Suevel, the owners of Suevel Studios, Inc., in Arlington Heights, IL. The challenge of owning their own retail business came at a point when the Suevels were open to new opportunies. Look for their profile in the Fall 2010 Profitable Glass Quarterly magazine due out in mid-August. 
To locate a stained glass class in your area visit and click on Stained Glass Shops (on the pull down menu) from the Hobbyist Corner header. 

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Girl with panelThe Suevels do custom and repair orders that account for about 25 percent of the store's revenue. They are focused on increasing the share of business associated with this type of work. They have complied lists of business and churches in the area and have begun to initiate cold calls and drop off cards to let potential customers know about the studio and its services.  
Daughter Korissa showing one of our commissioned pieces for the Ram Restaurants
Delphi Glass Inc., annocunces the winners of their Ring of Fire Glass Challenge.

Glass Patterns Quarterly's Favorite                         

Serendipity -  by Lidia Anderson 

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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 October 2010.
Glass Patterns Quarterly 
Maureen James, Editor