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!
 

October - November Stretch-Out Calls

 

October 12, 2017   8pm ET

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Later Period Fenton Stretch Glass 
will be the topic of our Stretch Out call on Thursday, 10/12/17, at 8 pm Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain and 5 Pacific Time.
All are welcome to join in by calling 415-464-6800, followed by ID: 04211974#

This is our second discussion on the topic of later period stretch glass.  The first call, in May, featured:

  • Samples and trial pieces made by Fenton in 1975 and 1976;
  • Velva Rose Stretch, an original color, made in 1980 to celebrate Fenton’s 75th anniversary; and
  • Velva Blue Stretch, a new color introduced shortly thereafter.

On this call, we’ll discuss these four colors of stretch glass made between 1994 and 2004:

  • Stiegel Green Stretch, a new color, was introduced in 1994;
  • Sunset Stretch, another new color, in 2002;
  • Apple Green Stretch, also a new color, in 2004;
  • Celeste Blue Stretch, an original color, was re-introduced in 1995 to celebrate Fenton’s 90th anniversary.  New pieces in this same color were put into the line again in 2004.

We will also be hearing about recent finds of stretch glass and responding to requests for stretch glass ID during the call.

 

November 9, 2017   8pm ET

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Early Period Stretch Glass:  Lancaster Glass Company
will be the topic of our Stretch Out call on Thursday, 11/9/17, at 8 pm Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain and 5 Pacific Time.
All are welcome to join in by calling  415-464-6800, followed by ID: 04211974#

 
 

This will be our second discussion on the topic of lesser-known companies that were made in the early period of stretch glass. The first call in February 2017 featured the lesser-known company of Vineland Flint Glass Company. In November we will be exploring another of the lesser-known companies that made Stretch Glass: Lancaster Glass Company, Lancaster, Ohio.  In the 1920’s, Lancaster produced a line referred to as Lustre, which can be identified as stretch glass. We will discover some of the unique features, colors and shapes of this beautiful glass that will help us identify Lancaster stretch glass from the stretch glass made by other companies. Our experts will also share which pieces are more common to find.

2017-18 Discussion Schedule Announced

Future Stretch Out Calls You Won’t Want To Miss

The Stretch Out calls have become so popular, that we decided to expand from 3 to 6 calls!

If you have never joined a call, try it!  You can just be a listener or join in on the discussion as you enjoy the experts and other "enthusiasts."  There are always beautiful photos of the items to be discussed.

  • October 12, 2017 -- Later Period (1970-2011) Overview, Part 2
    Fenton Line:  Stiegel Green, Sunset, Green Apple, Celeste Blue
  • November 9, 2017 -- Early Period (1916-1933)
    Production from smaller companies:  Lancaster
  • February 9, 2018 -- Later Period (1970-2011) Overview, Part 3
    Fenton Line:  Rosemilk Opalescent, Aquamarine Opalescent, Aubergine, Red, Ruby Amberina
  • March 8, 2018 - Early Period (1916-1933)
    US Glass lines or colors - Transparent colors
    (The next series will include US Glass lines or colors - Opaque/translucent colors)
  • April 12, 2018 - Later Period (1970-2011)
    Fenton glass made for QVC
  • May 10, 2018 - Early Period (1916-1933)
    Production from smaller companies:  Jeannette and Central

Join us to learn all about this beautiful glass, to ask questions and share your finds.

The calls are at 8 pm Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain and 5 Pacific time.

The call-in number is 415-464-6800, followed by ID: 04211974#.

The call information is also posted under Events / Stretch Glass Discussions.

Approximately one week prior to the call, an email reminder and photos of the glass to be discussed will be sent to members who have given us their email address. If we don’t have your email address and you would like to receive the reminder and photos, please send your email to info@stretchglasssociety.org and ask to receive photos for the particular stretch out call. If you have questions about your stretch glass and would like information from our experts, please send a photo to info@stretchglasssociety.org with your questions and we will do our best to respond.

For a PDF (printable) version of this schedule, click here.

A TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM (BILL) A. CROWL
1935-2017

Stretch Glass Society founding member and honorary life member, Bill Crowl, passed away on August 3, 2017, at the Eagle Point Nursing Home in Parkersburg, WV.  Bill was born on March 25, 1935.  He is survived by a brother and a niece.  During his 82 years he lived in the Washington, DC area, the Fort Lauderdale, FL area and most recently in Parkersburg, WV.  He was also a founding member of the American Carnival Glass Association as well as the Nation’s Capitol Carnival Glass Club.   

For full tribute piece, click here.

 

Bill Crowl (click to enlarge)

Another successful SGS convention takes place in July 2017

The SGS hosted yet another successful convention in July 2017.  The work of the Convention 2017 Team of Anne Blackmore, Cal Hackeman, Bob Henkel, Joanne Rodgers and Vickie Rowe resulted in the 43rd Annual Convention with the theme “Giving Stretch Glass The Green Light,” featuring members' green stretch glass in the SGS Club Display. "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, there was green on hand for everyone and every occasion.

For full information and photos, click here.

STRETCH GLASS DISPLAY AT DUNCAN GLASS SHOW

Stretch glass was on display July 22-23, 2017 at the 42nd Annual Duncan Miller Glass Show, produced by The National Duncan Glass Society in Washington, PA.  Helen and Bob Jones transported and set up the display to help us increase the awareness of stretch glass among all glass enthusiasts.

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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