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The 2016 SGS Convention

 will be July 27-29

 in Marietta, Ohio

2016 Stretch Glass Society Convention, Show & Sale to celebrate 100th anniversary of stretch glass

It is time to make plans to join us for the 2016 Stretch Glass Society annual gathering in Marietta, OH on July 27-29, 2016.  The Annual Convention Team has planned an exciting and fun-filled, educational 3 days for us including magnificent displays of hundreds of examples of stretch glass, an exciting "Stampede" to kick-off the buying and selling of stretch glass among members and visitors, several educational forums including one by George Fenton on contemporary stretch glass by Fenton Art Glass Co and a talk about how stretch glass was made from a man who has first-hand experience making stretch glass, Mr. Dave Fetty.  There will be an outstanding presentation of over 50 stretch glass console sets from the producers of stretch glass during the vintage period (1916-1932) and the contemporary period (1985-2010).  Please make plans to attend now and send in your registration form today - July 1st is the deadline for advance registration.  The following are just a click away:

SGS President Cal Hackeman's welcome letter
SGS 2016 Convention Schedule of Events
SGS 2016 Stretch Glass Raffle Entry Form
SGS 2016 Registration and Order Form
SGS 2016 Club Photography Release Form
SGS 2016 Stretch Glass Society Convention Stampede Policies and Procedures



Stretch Glass Display to make appearance at National Cambridge Collectors’ 2016 Glass Show & Sale



We have just been informed that the traveling exhibit of 100 examples of stretch glass will be on display at the National Cambridge Collectors’ 2016 Glass Show & Sale in Cambridge, OH.  Many thanks to SGS members Bob & Helen Jones for once again transporting and setting up the display.  This glass show features a number of quality dealers, some of whom only exhibit at this show. While there is an emphasis on Cambridge glass (obviously), the products of many of the other American glass manufacturers are also to be found.  The 2016 Glass Show & Sale features glass by Cambridge, Heisey, Imperial, Morgantown, Fenton, Duncan Miller, Tiffin, Westmoreland and much, much more.

Please plan to attend one of the best and prettiest Elegant glass shows in the area which will be held at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, Cambridge, Ohio. Exit 176 off interstate 70.  Show Hours: Friday, June 24 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. , Saturday June 25 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission $5.00 - Good for both days – Visit to print a coupon for $1.00 discount on admission - Tickets paid for and picked-up at the door. 


Thank you to the National Cambridge Collectors for participating in “Stretching Over 100 Years:  A Century of Handmade Stretch Glass in America.” 



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June 9, 2016, Stretch Out Discussion Call - Console Sets

Our June 9th stretch out discussion call was full of great info about console sets, the black bases under the bowls and lots more.  One participant commented on their recent purchases of Northwood Russet and Diamond Egyptian Lustre stretch glass - great finds for their collection.  Several owners of several of the console sets discussed were on the call to chime in and talk about their console sets.  It is always great to hear from those who actually have the stretch glass we are discussing.  This call concludes our current series of Stretch Out discussions.  We will resume discussion calls in the fall.  We thank Russel and Kitty Umbraco, Dave and Renee Shetlar and Bob Henkel for leading our discussions and helping all of us learn about stretch glass.  Enjoy your summer and good luck finding some great stretch glass.  


Photos of Console Sets Discussed 



April 14, 2016 - Opaque Stretch Glass Discussion


Our Stretch-Out Discussion on Thursday, April 14th had lots of participants and was very informative as we learned about the various colors of opaque stretch glass. Photos of the opaque glass discussed are here.  

For more information about all the stretch glass which was discussed, please click here.




Stretch Glass Quarterly

March 2016

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Stretching over 100 Years:  a century of handmade stretch glass in America,” celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1916 introduction of iridescent stretch glass in America got an early start at the National Imperial Glass Museum in Bellaire, Ohio.  Read more...



Stretch Glass on display at Reno, NV Bottle Show

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View previous stretch discussions here.

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