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Glass Patterns Quarterly Winter 2011 E-Newsletter

Glass Patterns Quarterly


Winter 2011

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In This Issue
Maureen's Musings
Beautiful Glass Painting-Tracing
Apple of My Eye
Dream Catcher

Glass Patterns Quarterly's

Winter 2011 Magazine Gallery



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Joseph Godek

Chippaway Art Glass

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Maureen James
Dear Readers,

GPQ continually strives to present new techniques for working with glass to keep stretching and always reaching new heights in your art. Thank you for all your requests for specific content and patterns, and especially for your kind comments when you feel we got it just right or you especially enjoyed a particular issue. We are grateful for your willingness to take the time to contact us.

We enjoy featuring the beautiful and unique work from our readers and welcome more of you to send in your images in the months ahead. To those who have not submitted to our gallery before, what is holding you back? If you would like a chance to share your work through GPQ, you can visit our website at, access "Submit Content" in the drop-down menu under "Magazine," and click on the "Upload Your Submission Online" link. Then enter your name and address in the dialogue box and use the "Browse" button to upload one high-res photo (at least 300 dpi) of your work. Please send one photo at a time. For those of you interested in submitting tutorials, you will find PDFs containing submission guidelines at the bottom of the "Submit Content" page. The submission form serves as a checklist to ensure that we receive everything that we need when considering your submission for publication. This is a great way to get published and share your art with other glass enthusiasts.

Looking forward to your submissions and an exciting new year in glass,

Maureen James

Editor in Chief

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Please join GPQ for a live, in-depth workshop Webinar with glass artist and teacher, Petra Kaiser. Petra will be sharing techniques for mold making and working with red reactive glass on April 19, 2012 at 7 p.m. Eastern (4 p.m. Pacific), with a repeat on April 26, 2012 at 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific).

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Upcoming Submission Deadlines

Summer 2012 Summertime and Nature, Seaside and Seascape

Deadline April 30, 2012

Mail Date                 June 6, 2012

Fall 2012 Autumn and Halloween, Harvest and Holiday

Deadline                  July 30, 2012

Mail Date                 September 10, 2012


Beautiful Glass Painting-Tracing

design by David Williams & Stephen Byrne

An 8-1/2" x11" free-form painted ascending phoenix design. Techniques are introduced for success in tracing designs onto glass with paint that require only one firing. A kiln schedule is included, as well as ten top tips for successful, elegant tracing.

design by Lisa Vogt
An 8" square mosaic that is suitable for use as a trivet, a clock face, or for being displayed on the wall or a stand. The project is made from one of Spectrum's One-Day Project packs that includes Peel & Stick patterns. Tips for proper placement of the design pieces and general tips for working with mosaics are also included.


Dream Catcher

design by Diane Phillips

A 15-1/2" x 26" free-form geometric beginner lead panel. Cathedrals, textures, and opalescents all work well with this project, and the glass could easily be selected to complement any color scheme. This project was constructed using lead H-channel.

Glass Industry News

The AGA Board of Directors is proud to announce this year's recipient for the

2012 Lifetime Achievement Award


The 2012 Lifetime Achievement award goes to Maureen James, Maureen has been involved in the glass industry as a publisher since 1985 when she became cofounder and managing editor of Glass Patterns Quarterly. This quality, tutorial-based periodical has an international readership in over eighty countries. She has also served on the board of the Art Glass Association and is currently involved as a board member of the KBW Educational Foundation. Maureen is an active and voting member AGA, ISGB, GAS, and SGAA. She has been influential in bringing glass education to the masses and is thrilled to be working with the various organizations serving in this capacity.You are invited to join Maureen and her friends at the 2012 AGA Honors Banquet to celebrate her Lifetime Achievement Award. Stop by booth #617 at the 2012 Glass Craft & Bead Expo to congratulate Maureen as this year's recipient. We hope you will celebrate with us at the Awards Dinner, Saturday, March 31 at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas. To purchase dinner tickets click on the following link:


Glass Craft & Bead Expo

March 28-April 1, 2012


Las Vegas, NV

Winter is a great timeGPQWinter2011Cover163x211.jpg to stay indoors out of the blustery weather and create something new in glass. This Winter 2011 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly will help you do just that. Sixteen articles and full-color step-by-step tutorials help glass enthusiasts of every skill level from beginner to advanced glass artist celebrate the beauty of creating in glass. Features include stained glass panels and a three-dimensional suncatcher, a beginner beveled snowflake, fused projects and panels, decorative soldering projects, and techniques for etching glass tiles. Kiln pointers, 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 or call us at 1.800.719.0769. The Winter 2011 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, Barbara Kittrell, Owner of Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, in Dallas, Texas. They were named the Best Glass Gallery in the Nation by NICHE magazine's 2011 Top Retailers competition. Kittrell/Riffkind was honored for its dedication to educating customers about North American glass art and mentorship of glass artists. Their gallery features the work of over 350 North American artists as well as a glass Stuido. In 2011, seventeen winners were recognized by NICHE magazine with a Top Retailers Award. A complete list of winners is available at This article was published in Glass Art's November/December 2011 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!
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Glass Design Panel

design by Jon Firth

Unicorn Glass Studio

Jon'sglass design panel was included on page 6 of GPQ's

Winter 2011 Gallery section of our magazine.

Thank you Jon, for sharing your art glass work in GPQ's Winter 2011

publication and GPQ's Winter 2011 E-Newsletter!

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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 Summer 2012 issue.  Theme:  Summertime and Nature, Seaside and Seascape. Submission Deadline is April 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 May 2012.
Glass Patterns Quarterly
Maureen James, Editor
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