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Beware of the Cat!

When we saw this tiger design in the Winter 2000 Edition of Glass Patterns Quarterly we knew that we had to make it. This was the first large panel we made and the panel measures 20 x 28 inches. We used a darker background which makes this Bengal Tiger appear more menacing. No matter how large the room is he is always looking at you. With the use of protruding wire whiskers and foil overlay stripes makes him appear very real. He has been featured on several websites in Canada and the USA and hangs in our living room. A truly one of a kind piece of stained glass that we have enjoyed everyday for many years.

Designed by: Leslie Gibbs

Calgary Flames

We made this in 2005 for an avid fan. It is approximately 8 inches in diameter.

Celtic Knot 2007

This Celtic Knot design was incorporated into a panel by Ila Press, which we enlarged to measure 28 inches square. Only Bullseye Art Glass was used in this copper foil project. This panel is an example of what can be done with art glass.

Celtic Knot Design by Cari Buziak

Historic Markerville Church Praying Hands 2007

Each foyer window that the 3 of us constructed for Markerville’s Historic Church contained bevels, on one window Laurie Chilibeck etched the Praying Hands.

Designed by: Bob & Flory Wilkins & Laurie Chilibeck

When Laurie Chilibeck of Sylvan Lake heard about the devastation from the 2006 hail storm in Markerville, she knew there was only one way to help that community. Through her talent and vision, she took the broken pieces of antique stained glass from the Church and together with her fellow stained glass artists, Bob & Flory Wilkins of Innisfail, put them back together in a statement of their survival. After many hours of cutting and assembly, two stained glass window inserts were created for the foyer of the Markerville Church. These beautiful creations will be dedicated during the 100th anniversary of the Church on June 16, 2007.

One window has red glass in the beveled cross, signifying the blood of Christ, a reminder of the suffering and sacrifice of the Son of Man. This window also has etched Praying Hands in the large bevel representing our prayers to God.

The other window has purple glass in the beveled cross, symbolizing Royality; God the Father, Emblematic of suffering and endurance. Christ was believed to have worn purple garments before his crucifixion. This window has an etched descending Dove representing the Holy Spirit and Peace and our Blessings from God.

The original church stained glass windows were comprised of the colors of blue, amber and green. We divided the pieces equally between the new windows and by assembling the broken shapes, created these two designs for the 100th anniversary of Markerville’s Historic Church.

We would like to extend a big thank you to Robert Bryce our master wood worker friend from Innisfail, who installed these windows for us.

Historic Markerville Church Dove 2007

Each foyer window that the 3 of us constructed for Markerville’s Historic Church contained bevels, on one window Laurie Chilibeck etched a Dove.

Designed by: Bob & Flory Wilkins & Laurie Chilibeck

When Laurie Chilibeck of Sylvan Lake heard about the devastation from the 2006 hail storm in Markerville, she knew there was only one way to help that community. Through her talent and vision, she took the broken pieces of antique stained glass from the Church and together with her fellow stained glass artists, Bob & Flory Wilkins of Innisfail, put them back together in a statement of their survival. After many hours of cutting and assembly, two stained glass window inserts were created for the foyer of the Markerville Church. These beautiful creations will be dedicated during the 100th anniversary of the Church on June 16, 2007.

One window has red glass in the beveled cross, signifying the blood of Christ, a reminder of the suffering and sacrifice of the Son of Man. This window also has etched Praying Hands in the large bevel representing our prayers to God.

The other window has purple glass in the beveled cross, symbolizing Royality; God the Father, Emblematic of suffering and endurance. Christ was believed to have worn purple garments before his crucifixion. This window has an etched descending Dove representing the Holy Spirit and Peace and our Blessings from God.

The original church stained glass windows were comprised of the colors of blue, amber and green. We divided the pieces equally between the new windows and by assembling the broken shapes, created these two designs for the 100th anniversary of Markerville’s Historic Church.

We would like to extend a big thank you to Robert Bryce our master wood worker friend from Innisfail, who installed these windows for us.