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Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine


Glass Patterns Quarterly magazine offers over a dozen projects in every issue, with full-size patterns right in the center of each magazine.  Step-by-step instructions will help take the mystery out of stained glass.  You can learn to create your own stained glass windows, Tiffany-style lamps, suncatchers and  gift ideas!    Every successful studio should have in their library every issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly that is available. 


Glass Patterns Quarterly Spring 2020

# GPQ36-1    $ 5.95


Vol. 36-1  Spring 2020

Daylily Flower Stem - Free-form stained glass flowers created by cutting and foiling pointed ovals of glass.
Tulip Trees - A half-circle floral stained glass design featuring pink magnolia stems and blooms against a white iridescent moon and Cranberry Pink border.
Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and Morning Glories - A 19" x 19" stained glass design featuring hummingbirds and butterflies hovering above a spray of morning glories.
Pads and Critters - A 22" x 14" stained glass design featuring cattails, water lilies, and dragonflies.
The Green Man - A 12" diameter circular stained glass design that depicts the Green Man, a 2,500-year-old icon associated with rebirth and the cycle of life.
Tulip Time - A 7.75" x 9" circular stained glass design with free-form border and central open spaces featuring a young maid gathering her first spring tulip.
Reverse Engineering - Analyzing Glass Art to Expand Your Artistic Skills - Reverse engineering is defined as “taking an object apart to see how it works in order to duplicate or enhance the object.”
Bird of Paradise - A 12" x 18" free-form stained glass design featuring a spray of tropical bird of paradise flowers.
16-Page Full-Size Pattern Section

Spring Is Here - A delightful 7" x 8.5" stained glass suncatcher that features a happy little bluebird perched on his house.
Tiger - An 18" x 23" stained glass design.
What's New
Fashionably Chic Corset - An 11.5" x 10" free-form fused corset shape decorated with various shapes and colors of dichroic glass.
Kiln Corner - Correcting Inaccurate Controllers on a Digital Kiln - Continuation of the article on some of the basics of thermocouple repairs in the Winter 2019 issue.
Tiny Spring Vase - Tiny 2" x 2.5" fused vases made from textured dichroic glass.
Joyful Ceiling Lamp - A 14" x 14" fused and slumped ceiling lap shade base is created by trimming the corners from a white glass square, then decorating with broken shards of colored glass before fusing and slumping.
Kiln Formed Powder Wafers - Instructions are provided for creating a horse design with powder wafers, design elements that are made by heating thin layers of glass powder just to the onset of fusing directly on a kiln shelf.
Fusing Levels Sample Set - Descriptions for the six basic fusing levels provides artists with a way to decide which level they desire to use for their projects.
Wild West Coast Waves - A 6" x 6" painted and fused white glass square with huge rolling waves.

Glass Patterns Quarterly Winter 2019

# GPQ35-4    $ 5.95


Vol. 35-4  Winter 2019

3-D Winter Icicles - Three-dimensional hanging icicles created with clear and textured scrap glass.
Scenic Overlook - A 48" x 25" rectangular stained glass landscape featuring a mule deer.
Sweet Heart - A free-form stained glass panel featuring Light Aquamarine Blue heart surrounded by fluttering hummingbirds.
Flying Duck - A 24" x 17.5" stained glass wildlife design featuring a mallard duck in flight.
Glendalough - A circular stained glass landscape panel featuring the monastic ruins at Glendalough in Ireland.
Funky Frannie - A free-form stained glass angel panel featuring a flying angel and her bluebird friend.
Swallowtail - A 17.5" circular stained glass panel featuring a stunning swallowtail butterfly resting on a floral spray.
Prairie Style Snowflake - A 15.75" x 18.125" hexagonal snowflake design created with geometric-shaped cuts of English Muffle, Dew Drop Iridescent, Figure C Textured, and Aerolite glasses.
Orchids - A 6" x 9.25" free-form stained glass panel featuring large orchid blossoms.
16-Page Full-Size Pattern Section

Buzzy Beehive - An 18" circular stained glass design featuring bees buzzing around their hive.
Cardinal in a Pine Tree - An 8" x 10" free-form fused glass panel featuring a bright red cardinal perched on a pine bough.
What's New
Kiln Corner - Simple Thermocouple Repairs - Understanding how a thermocouple works, the part of a digital kiln that serves as the temperature sensor, is an important part of being a fused glass artist.
Sparkling Snowflake - Geometric-shaped fused glass snowflakes created with Clear and Transparent Blue 96 COE glass.
Sizzle Stix Puzzle Pendant - A quick and easy project for adding small lengths of Rainbow Sizzle Stix in various arrangements to add interest and striking colors to 1 1/2" square glass pendants.
Amaryllis - A 10 5/8" x 24-5/6" fused glass panel featuring several large amaryllis blooms with their stem, leaves, and bulb.
Starfish Reactive Tray - An 8" x 8" fused and slumped tray created from float glass sheet and frits plus a precut float glass starfish shape.
Embossed Glass - A 12" x 12" embossed glass deer head design made from clear and amber 96 COE glass.
Getting It All Together - Tips for Making an Adjustable Tool Organizer - Instructions for making a slotted 14" x 10.754" x 4" organizer from a wooden box and white corrugated plastic sheet.


Glass Patterns Quarterly Fall 2019

# GPQ35-3    $ 5.95


Vol. 35-3  Fall 2019

Christmas Poinsettia Tea Light Candleholder and Tabletop Decor - A beautiful Christmas poinsettia tabletop design to enhance fall and holiday decor.
Country Church - An 11.5" x 9" stained glass panel featuring a country church on a snow covered hill with a brilliant star lighting up the night sky.
Ginkgo Biloba - An 11" x 21" panel featuring a sweeping arrangement of leaves from the Ginkgo biloba tree.
Pick of the Patch - A stained glass free-form panel featuring a jack-‘o-lantern and black cat.
Koi Fish with Maple Leaves - A 16.75"-diameter circular stained glass design inspired by the Japanese legend that koi swimming upstream in the fall to a certain place in the Yellow River would be transformed into dragons.
Gothic Night - A Halloween-themed stained glass panel featuring glowing candles, moths, and a bat against a Deep Purple/Cobalt Blue/Green Streaky Granite glass background.
Sunny Window - An 18" x 22" stained glass panel featuring a bright sunny day visible through a stunning arched window.
Light and Shadow Fused Glass Sculpture - A circular fused glass design created by cutting various sizes and colors of pointed oval leaves and positioning them to overlap in the layout.
Pumpkins and Leaves - A free-form stained glass design featuring a large orange and smaller yellow pumpkin to serve as a reminder that harvest and the Thanksgiving holiday are near.
Home for the Holidays - A 13.5" x 24.5" stained glass panel that depicts a couple taking an exhilarating ride in a horse-drawn sleigh along a snowy country road that leads to home.
16-Page Full-Size Pattern Section
Grape Tulip - At every stage of artistic growth, whether a beginner or an advanced glass fuser, it’s beneficial to review the basics from time to time to enjoy continued success.
What's New
Mirror Image - A 36" x 37" stained glass panel featuring fall colored leaves created from streaky, mystic wispy, and cathedral glasses.
Santa - A Santa Claus panel reminiscent of the 19th century Munich pictorial approach to Santa that results in a motif that is more like a liturgical depiction of a saint.
Tie-Dye Christmas Ornament - A fused Christmas tree ornament made from a clear glass triangle base that is decorated with a variety of opaque or transparent fine frits.
Delightful Christmas Ornaments - A set of fused holiday ornaments created by decorating precut clear glass shapes with White MUD and enamels from Unique Glass Colors.
Inlaid Wire Pendant - A 1" x 1.25" fused pendant created with French Vanilla and Clear glass squares.
Frit Lace in the Fall - A fused autumn scene featuring a tall tree with lacy frit leaves that are beginning to fall.
Squared Away - Two 12" x 12" trays and a rainbow colored sconce made by arranging and fusing together various sizes of smaller squares.


Glass Patterns Quarterly Spring 2019

# GPQ35-2    $ 5.95


Vol. 35-2  Summer 2019

Cattail and Dragonfly Suncatcher - A free-form stained glass panel featuring a dragonfly resting among cattails.
Exploding Star - A 6" x 6" stained glass quilt square design from Aanraku Studios.
Design, Fabrication, and Text - A free-form, three-dimensional stained glass water lily cut from variegated colored glass.
Vintage Swimsuit - A stained glass design featuring the flapper-style swimsuits that were popular during the 1920s.
Presque Isle Lighthouse - An Intro to 3-D Fabrication - An 18" tall by 12" wide stained glass replica of the Michigan Presque Isle lighthouse.
Classic Corvette - A 31" x 20" stained glass panel of a 1956 Chevrolet Corvette, the iconic symbol for road trips on Route 66.
Nostalgic Candy Collage - A colorful stained glass design featuring a collage of candy store goodies.
Yorkshire Rose - A 14" x 24" stained glass panel featuring a large stylized rose and heart.
Gone Fishin’ - A delightful 9" x 12" stained glass scene featuring a pelican preparing to enjoy a tasty afternoon snack.
Beach Vibes - A 9" x 9-1/2" stained glass panel that celebrates the beach ball and flip-flop days of summer.
16-Page Full-Size Pattern Section
Pigs - A 32" x 20 1/2" stained glass panel featuring two cute little piggies peeking over the barnyard fence.
What's New
Flaming Flamingo Panel - A 10" x 10" fused glass panel created using Modeling Glass, which allows glass artists to mold and cut shapes the same as with modeling clay.
Bumblebee on Glass - An 8" x 10" panel featuring a large bumblebee design.
Yellowstone Serving Tray - A 14-1/2" x 8 3/4" used glass serving tray inspired by a trip to Yellowstone National Park.
Indian War Horse - A 13" x 15" fused free-form panel featuring an Indian pony head with two layers of fused glass plus a third layer for embellishments.
Tropical Fish Tray with Dots and Dashes Bowl - A 14 1/2" x 7 1/2" shimmering tropical fused and slumped fish tray.
Sumptuous Succulents - Instructions for making three different styles of fused, molded succulents.

Glass Patterns Quarterly Spring 2019

# GPQ35-1    $ 5.95


Vol. 35-1  Spring 2019

Remembrance Poppies - A Symbol of Memorial Day - A round stained glass panel featuring a fused poppy design.
Apple Blossom Lamp - A pyramid-shaped lamp shade featuring large apple blossoms.
Teal Baroque Butterfly - An Introduction to Using Adhesive Paper - An ornate, stylized stained glass design created with teal ripple, black ripple, and white wispy glasses.
Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi - A stained glass panel featuring a view of Japan’s Mt. Fuji in the spring.
Spring - A 24" x 42" stained glass panel featuring a landscape with glowing mountains in the background and a running stream surrounded by trees and greenery.
Garden Spider - A 20" round stained glass panel featuring a tribute to the garden spider, a champion for controlling outdoor insects.
Spring Bliss - A graceful stained glass spring panel featuring tulips in purples and pinks.
Audrey Hepburn - A 12" x 17" stained glass panel created in honor of silver screen actress Audrey Hepburn.
How Does Your Garden Grow? - A 6.5" x 8" fused glass panel that explores four different techniques—screen printing with two colors, bending stringers in a flame, die-cutting fiber paper for shallow molds, and hand lettering with a fine tip.
Embellished Garden Lantern - A fused glass project featuring four garden and butterfly panels installed in a purchased metal lantern.
16-Page Full-Size Pattern Section
Bluebird Tile - A fused glass panel featuring a bluebird surrounded by colorful blooms created from 96 COE glass for the base plus frit, stringers, and noodles to add design features.
What's New
Let the Glass Grow - A footed fused glass serving bowl that incorporates translucency, fragility, and subtle design effects.
Frit Frond Garden - An 8" x 8" fused glass garden scene featuring a variety of purple blooms resting on a grassy base.
Glass Patterns Quarterly Winter 2018

# GPQ34-4    $ 5.95


Vol. 34-4  Winter 2018

Ocean Voyager - An 18" round stained glass panel featuring a sea turtle created using a turtle bevel cluster.
Tea Bridge Winter Fantasy - An 11" x 13.25" painted stained glass panel featuring the iconic Tea Bridge at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, California.
Llamas on Trend - An oval stained glass panel featuring a llama design, a decorating theme that has become a very popular motif for home decor items and clothing.
Mama’s Love - A 16.5" x 48" stained glass panel depicting the love of a mother giraffe for her baby.
Coral Bowl - An 8" freeform bowl made with strips of black opaque fusible sheet glass arranged in the shape of coral branches and full fused together.
Winter Blanket - A 9" x 9" decorative wall hanging with various shades of blue and white.
Pacific Coast Cove - A 30" x 22" stained glass panel featuring a scene from California’s Pacific Coast Highway.
Happy Holiday Snow People - A freeform stained glass panel featuring two snow people dressed in their finest.
Lion - A 12" x 12" stained glass design featuring the majesty and power of the lion.
Inspiring Fused Tray - A 15.5" x 5.25" three-section serving tray created from 96 COE glass.
16-Page Full-Size Pattern Section
High-Fire Vitreous Enamel Fused Glass Pendant - A 1.75" x 1.5" pendant featuring Kayleigh and her cuddly cat Oscar.
What's New
Crow on a Branch - An 11.5" circular design colored with alcohol inks featuring a crow perched amid branches and holly berries.
An Introduction to Screen Print Techniques and Fused Glass - A 9" circular design created by using a photograph taken of a heron at Whidbey Island to make a screen print for adding the heron and rocky background to the glass.
Stand-Up Elephant - A three-dimensional, freestanding elephant created with 96 COE glass.
Mini Button Bicycle - A freeform mini bicycle made with molded glass buttons and simple wire wrapping.
Kiln Corner - Seven Ways to Fuse Glass on a Budget - Suggestions for ways to make frit from colored glass bottles, reusing cracked or bubbled fused pieces, saving even the tiniest scraps of dichroic glass, and exploring the use of float glass.
Glass Patterns Quarterly Fall 2018

# GPQ34-3    $ 5.95


Vol. 34-3  Fall 2018

Just a Little Flurry - A mobile featuring four snowflakes created with clear diamond-shaped glass, colored cabochons, and filigree-shaped wire pieces.
Geometric Bird Feeder - A stained glass diamond-shaped bird feeder created with clear float glass plus a desired glass accent color.
Double the Holiday Cheer - A 12" x 19" window featuring two panels of glass, with the front in sharp focus and the back panel seen through semitransparent glass, creating the illusion of depth.
Christmas Moose - A 7.5" x 10" free-form stained glass panel featuring an adorable moose wearing Santa’s red hat.
Greenman Mosaic Suncatcher - A 7" square Greenman texture tile used to create a unique fused glass mosaic.
Ghoul Cat - A stained glass free-form panel featuring a black cat with raised wings seated next to an eerie skull.
Fall Splendor Multitechnique Accent Piece - A set of leaf-shaped dishes created with hair spray, mica powder, glass paint, frit, and dichroic extract.
Fused Dove Ornament - A quick and easy 3" x 3" ornament project that can be made with or without a kiln.
Not Quite Ripe - An 18" x 27.5" stained glass panel featuring a cluster of grapes just before they are fully ripe.
Turkey Candle Shelter or Flower Vase - A 6" x 8.5" colorful fused glass turkey, the perfect finishing touch for a fall candle shelter or vase.
16-Page Full-Size Pattern Section
Poinsettia - A 12" circular fused and slumped poinsettia flower design.
What's New
Fused Glass Holiday Trees - A set of fused multicolor trees that can be hung in a window or placed on a stand for beautiful holiday decor.
Spider - A three-dimensional freestanding spider.
Happy Fall Y’All - Mixed Media Pumpkin - A brightly colored pumpkin made from broken scrap glass and a wine bottle.
Glass Tattoo Hors d’Oeuvre Plates - A set of 6"-diameter serving plates decorated with Wardell’s Glass Tattoo Gue.
Kiln Corner - The Mystery of the Overfired Kiln - Answers to questions from readers on various aspects of the electrical requirements for installing a kiln.
Glass Patterns Quarterly Summer 2018

# GPQ34-2    $ 5.95


Vol. 34-2  Summer 2018

Watermelon Picnic - A 13" x 16.75" rectangular stained glass panel featuring a picnic scene.
Marble Kaleidoscopes - Instructions for making marble display kaleidoscopes in a fused or stained glass version.
Sunflower Introductions - A 47" x 32" stained glass panel featuring two sunflower blooms.
Moonbeam Mermaid - A circular freeform stained glass panel featuring a mermaid seated on a crescent moon.
Flower Basket Panel - An Introduction to Freeze ’n Fuse - A rectangular stained glass design decorated with blooms created by adding glass powder to rubber molds, adding water, and freezing.
Beach Crowd - An 18" x 24" stained glass design featuring a day at the beach filled with a multitude of colorful umbrellas.
Bubble the Fish - A round freeform stained glass panel featuring a colorful fish, one of the drawings by children who once stayed at the Montreal Ronald McDonald House of Sainte-Justine Hospital.
Maltese Cross - A freestanding Maltese cross fused garden flower created with 3.5" x 10.5" pieces of red streaky glass.
Beach Landscape in Poured Glass Enamels - A round beach-themed design created by pouring powdered enamels mixed with water onto a circle of clear glass.
Breezy Kite - An 8" x 10" fused kite decorated with a dichroic sun and accents, powdered glass frit, and colorful palm leaves.
16-Page Full-Size Pattern Section
Unique Pattern Bars - A 6" x 12" surfboard design created with a fused pattern bar formed from layers of different colors and widths, then fused together and sliced.
What's New
Fused Sun Lamp - A fused lamp shade made from smooth slumped white opal glass and pale amber glass slumped onto a textured sun face mold.
An Invitation to the Wissmach/Kaiser-Lee Kiln Forming Challenge - Wissmach Glass Company and Kaiser-Lee present a challenge to encourage kiln forming skills.
Kiln Corner - A Kiln Maintenance Checklist - Answers to questions from readers on various aspects of the electrical requirements for installing a kiln.

Glass Patterns Quarterly Fall 2013

# GPQ29-3    $ 5.95  $ 3.95

Vol. 29-3  Fall 2013

16-Page Full-Size Pattern Section
What's New