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  All are welcome to participate in the convention; advance registration is encouraged; certain events require tickets to be purchased.


Click the following links for 2017 Convention Documents:


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