The Stretch Glass Society is an avid group of Stretch Glass collectors. Our goals are to help preserve this beautiful glass and the history of its manufacture as part of our American heritage, to educate the public as to its existence, to promote an appreciation of collecting this type of glass -- and to have fun while doing all of the above!
June 2017 Stretch Glass Society Quarterly Now Available
Dear SGS Friends,
The June SGS Quarterly is now available. Non-SGS members may view this issue as a sample newsletter by clicking here. The newsletter is a PDF which will open in a new window.
The full issue, as well as complete newsletter archive, is available to SGS members in the member-only section by clicking "Member Login" in the upper right.
Stretch Glass Society announces 2017 Convention and Stretch Glass Show
Iridescent and Stretch Glass enthusiasts are invited to the 2017 Stretch Glass Society's 43rd Annual Convention and Stretch Glass Show to be held July 26-28, 2017, at the Quality Inn, 700 Pike Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750. Be sure to call the hotel directly to make your reservation at (740) 374-8190 -- you may also book online by visiting the hotel website via the above link.
Beginning with a Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening and continuing on Thursday and Friday with educational seminars, glass ID, expert speakers and an auction, there will be abundant opportunities to meet the leading experts and researchers in stretch glass, hear about recent discoveries and acquisitions by stretch glass collectors, learn about stretch glass and acquire stretch and other glass from local glass dealers, antique malls and at the Tom Burns auction. Please scroll down for a full schedule of events.
Giving Stretch Glass The Green Light is our theme for this year’s gathering which will feature your green stretch glass in our Club Display. Among the highlights of the Convention will be a display of over 100 examples of green stretch glass depicting the many different shades of green and shapes in which green stretch glass was made. "It's not easy being green,” according to Kermit the frog. But it is easy to be green stretch glass. From Green Ice to Nile Green to Emerald Green to Florentine Green and Russet, we have a green for everyone and every occasion. Every day has opportunities to learn: from members discussing their displays to Kitty & Russell’s banquet talk on their rare and unusual stretch glass from many years of collecting. Dave will teach us how to determine which of the nine companies produced our bowls and show us which black base goes with each one. Bob Stein will show us how various glass objects are made when he discusses and shows us some of his “progressive sets” of Fenton glass. And there is always something to be learned from Tom Burns’ auction on Friday night!
An important part of learning is being “in touch” with stretch glass and stretch glass enthusiasts. We learn much from each other and learning about stretch glass is so much better when you hold the glass in your hand, look at the mould lines, check out the base and see the color. There is no substitute for being with the glass. “Give the Green Light” to coming to convention this year and experience the joy and excitement of stretch glass first-hand.
All members of the Stretch Glass Society will receive Registration information in May. Others interested in attending may request a Registration packet at email@example.com. All are welcome to participate in the convention; advance registration is encouraged; certain events require tickets to be purchased.
Stretch Glass to be featured at Duncan Glass Show, July 21-23, 2017
Stretch glass will be on display at the 42nd Annual Duncan Miller Glass Show, produced by The National Duncan Glass Society from July 21-23, 2017 in Washington, PA. Helen and Bob Jones will be setting up the stretch glass exhibit. If you're in the area, be sure to check out the exhibit as well as the rest of the show to be held at Washington County Fairgrounds, 2151 North Main Street, Washington, PA 15301.
STRETCH GLASS SOCIETY OFFERS CUTTING BOARDS AND COASTERS FEATURING FULL COLOR PHOTOS OF STRETCH GLASS
To kick off “Stretching over 100 Years: a century of handmade stretch glass in America” in 2016, the Stretch Glass Society introduced coaster sets and cutting boards featuring color images of iridescent stretch glass for sale. Although the 100-year anniversary celebration has ended, it's still possible to acquire these items. Check out the photos of these coasters and cutting boards and order some for your home now!
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