Once again we will have many stained glass items in the Gift Store at this year’s Red Deer Regional Health Foundations Festival of Trees. The event is held at Westerner Park in Red Deer Alberta, and the hours are Friday November 28th and Saturday November 29th from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm and on Sunday November 30 from 10.00 to 4.00 pm.
This is our 11th year of supporting the Health Foundations Fund Raising activities and we encourage folks to attend to see the incredible displays and to support the Foundation.
We have many different Christmas tree ornaments, angels, shamrocks, icicles, hummingbirds, crosses, beveled snowflakes, butterflies and many other intriguing items to bring Christmas joy to your home this holiday season.
This hummingbird measures approximately 7 inches wide by 6 inches high. We used Spectrum glass, the wings were a grey iridescent and the hummer was a gift for a lady who lives in Red Deer Alberta.
Original design by Jenova Moseley & Geneva Perkins modified by Flory Wilkins
Sometime ago we obtained some old Spectrum Iridescent glass that was in an old lamp that could not be fixed. In return we made this butterfly which measures approximately 7 inches wide by 9 inches high. The initial design was titled Butterfly Blues however the lady from Red Deer who gave us the green iridescent glass wished for a butterfly using some of that glass and this is what we made for her. In addition to the green glass being iridescent so are those yellowish oval pieces.
The design was obtained from Suzanne Cooper and Donna Schulze who we met in 1999 in Apache Junction Arizona. Donna was a wonderful person who along with her daughter ran a stained glass studio, where we initially purchased glass and supplies, unfortunately a few years later we learned of the passing of Donna Schulze.
Design by Suzanne Cooper & Donna Schulze
With winter just around the corner this group of Garden Butterflies, Lady Bugs and Dragonflies have been gathered from their many garden places and are about to be packaged up and put away till next spring. It is a pretty sight to see them all together in a large pot before heading into winter’s storage.
Designs by Flory & Bob Wilkins
In 2011 we were asked to make a loon panel for the Order of the Eastern Star to be used as a gift to the Worthy Grand Patron of Alberta. This panel was approximately 12 inches wide by 9 inches high. For the hills we used Uroboros Harringbone glass. The loon was cut from one piece of Spectrum’s Black/White Clear Baroque. The dark water under the loon was a piece of Kokomo with Spectrum Sky Blue Wispy for the rest of the water.
Design by Brian McMillan/Lucinda Doran