For many church members, there is an emotional attachment to the stained glass windows in their places of worship. Members often pass on stories and memories related to the stained glass. Some might remember its gleaming light the day they got married or the inspiration they got from admiring its scene. However, few realize that for many churches, the stained glass is their largest material asset as well as part of their heritage.
Donations let Coos Bay church renovate original stained-glass windows
John Phillips Jr & Sr. participated in the Catholic Charities Golf Outing at the Ligonier Country Club August 20, 2010.
The Selling of Pre-Owned Stained Glass and Pricing the Purchase
Associated Crafts was featured in the May 2011 issue of Religious Product News. The article featured Associated Crafts tips on selecting a stained glass studio.
Over the generations, people have built churches with elaborate architecture featuring beautiful stained glass windows. As with all buildings, time takes its toll on these grand structures and they require constant maintenance to keep up their splendor.
Unfortunately, the populations that support these houses of worship are also changing and often the support needed is not in place to complete the required maintenance. Churches often find they have to be creative in order to meet their financial needs.
We would like to share a few approaches that others have taken to raise money to facilitate their stained glass restoration projects.
Chad Parker and Dean Connelly from Associated Crafts in Iowa remove the cover from the
stained-glass window at Naperville Womens Club building
Associated Crafts has designed the following guide for you to view and observe each of your stained glass windows. We have provided you with a form that you can submit to Associated Crafts for review. When completed, this survey can also serve as documentation of each window, which can be very helpful with insurance claims or reproduction in the case of loss.
Everyone wants to know the magical formula to select the correctstained glass studio to complete his or her project. While a studio cannot do this for you, there are ways to sort through the information and make a quality selection.
A common question that the clergy will ask a stained glass studio is, “How do I get an apples to apples bid?” Unlike many industries, stained glass is extremely specialized. Often, others do not know the terms and jargon outside the industry. This is what inspired Associated Crafts to write this article.
Sanctuary & Seating featured Associated Crafts in their August 2010 issue. The article was written by Associated Crafts President John Phillips Jr. and was about selling pre-owned stained glass.