Registration now open!

The SGS 45th Annual Convention & Stretch Glass Show

“Stretch Glass: Then and Now”
July 24-26, 2019
Marietta, Ohio

Plan now to be with us in Marietta this July! We know you look forward to catching up with your friends and fellow collectors as well as welcoming our new members and collectors. There will be ample time to do just that along with opportunities to learn from educational seminars and demonstrations, shop for stretch glass and participate in our Annual Business Meeting. Please take a look at the schedule of events for all the details.

Pam Steinbach is organizing the Club Display featuring bed and bath items. If you have one or more of these items, please bring them with you and add them to what promises to be another breathtaking exhibition. Our incredible Club Displays are incredible because of your incredible stretch glass which you share with all of us. What will you bring to share this year?

Tim Foozer, from the Vaseline Glass Collectors, Inc., will be our banquet speaker. His topic will be The Changing Forms of Vaseline Glass. He is passionate about preserving our heritage in glass making and will be sharing his knowledge with members of the Stretch Glass Society. You won’t want to miss them or our tasty prime rib banquet, so join us for dinner as well.

Please check out our fundraiser glass and buy a ticket (or several) to be eligible to win one or more of the items. You do not have to be present to win; we pay the shipping to get the glass to you if you are a winner.

Once again this year, you have the option to register and pay for the convention online!  Click the link below; choose the events in which you will be participating and pay using your credit card.  You can help us by registering before the deadline of July 1, 2019.   Please consider making a donation to help with the costs of convention and/or a donation to the Bill Crowl Education Fund to support our outreach and educational activities along with our purchases of stretch glass for our educational seminars.  And remember to book your hotel room ASAP by calling (740) 374-8190.  Please tell them you are with The Stretch Glass Society to get our convention rate of $69.99 plus tax per night.

Thank you for your membership in and support of The Stretch Glass Society. We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Convention & Show in July.

Download member registration packet

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For further information about the 2019 Convention, including this year’s SGS Club Display and Fundraiser items, please see the home page.


Dave Fetty Mosaic Vase To Be Sold At Convention

Several years ago, The Stretch Glass Society acquired this beautiful Mosaic Vase made by Dave Fetty when he was at Fenton.  Dave made lots of glass, but he didn’t make lots of these vases.   In addition to the colorful mosaic, Dave used ruby glass in this vase.   You have seen this vase on display if you were at Convention in 2018.  Now you have a chance to take the vase home with you at the end of the 2019 Convention.  Tom and Debra Burns will sell this Dave Fetty original during their auction on Friday afternoon.  All proceeds will benefit The Stretch Glass Society.

Click each image to enlarge to full size. To register for the 2019 Convention, see the registration link below.

SGS Annual Convention and Show

The Stretch Glass Society Annual Convention and Stretch Glass Show is the highlight of the year. It's one of the few opportunities for members from across the country to come together to socialize and learn from the experts.  Collectors view displays, listen to talks, learn about stretch glass at depression glass shows, carnival glass conventions and antique shows, read about it in collector magazines and newsletters and join us in our efforts to promote and preserve this unique American art form.

Check out information and photos of the 2018 SGS Convention and Show.

Or view the complete Past Convention Archive.