The Texas Carnival Glass Club holds its annual four-day convention in March. Events include educational seminars and banquet program featuring internationally known speakers, carnival glass displays, silent auction, dealers and club members selling carnival glass, and a public auction of Carnival Glass.




March 15 - 18 ~ Wyndham Dallas Suites – Park Central
7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, Texas

The Texas Carnival Glass Club will be returning to Dallas, Texas March 15-18, 2017 for their annual carnival glass convention.    This event will again be held at the Wyndham Dallas Suites Park Central location.  This will surely be another fun and friendly Texas club event that you won't want to miss.  Program schedule and hotel information follow, please make your plans and reservations early.  We look forward to seeing you there and enjoying the Texas hospitality, fun, and wonderful glass.


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2017 Convention Highlights

Badges must be worn to all events

Room Sales: Rooms will be open for the sale of glass at the seller’s discretion.

Wednesday, March 15

     4:00 pm Hospitality Room Open (except during scheduled events) Registration, Silent Auction donations received, sign up for Room Display Contest
     Early Bird Fun Night
     6:15 p.m. Home Cooked dinner in the Hospitality Room
     7:30 p.m. Share a recent find at “Show & Tell—A Texas Tradition”

Thursday, March 16

     Complimentary guest breakfast: Café Biarritz
     9:30 a.m. Hospitality Room Open (except during scheduled events) Registration, Silent Auction
    12:00 p.m. Lunch in the Hospitality Room
     3:00 p.m. Cale Wilcox presents an Educational Seminar titled, “Carnival Glass Variations”
     6:00 p.m. Whitley Award Dinner honoring Dolores Sage, whose dedication to Carnival Glass has enriched fellow collectors of all ages.
     8:00 p.m. Our hilarious “Annual Gift Exchange” – the real fun begins when the stealing starts!

Friday, March 17

     Complimentary guest breakfast: Café Biarritz
     9:30 a.m. Hospitality Room Open (except during scheduled events) Registration, Silent Auction
    10:00 a.m. Education Seminar Presenter: Brian Foster, “Dugan’s Christmas Compote Mould”
     TCGC Annual Business Meeting follows Educational Seminar
    12:15 p.m. Lunch in the Hospitality Room
     3:00 p.m. Silent Auction closes, be sure you are present to bid on and win your favorite pieces.
     3:30 p.m. Vote for your favorite Room Display – Best of Show receives $100!
     4:00 p.m. Seeck Auction Preview
     5:30 p.m. TCGC welcomes Banquet speakers Kenda and Bill Jeske and their presentation, “Lore, Legends, and Glass in the Lone Star State.”
     8:00 p.m. Seeck Auction Preview

Saturday, March 18

    Complimentary guest breakfast: Café Biarritz   
    7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Seeck Auction Preview
    9:30 a.m. Seeck Auction (Lunch on your own)  Sample pictures here:   

Hotel Information

Convention Hotel: Wyndham Dallas Suites - Park Central, 7800 Alpha Road, Dallas

Located at the Northwest corner of LBJ Freeway (I-635) and Coit Road, all suites have a separate bedroom and parlor area and a large picture window for displays.

Room Rates: Single or Double - $117 (plus tax). Triple - $127 (plus tax), Quadruple - $137 (plus tax). Breakfast in the Café Biarritz is included in the guest room rate for up to two people per room.

Pet Policy: The hotel welcomes small domestic pets up to 40 pounds each for a non-refundable fee of $25 per hotel stay.

Display Tables: Tables are available for a one-time fee of $25 per table.

Reserve your Room: Call Tequila Rainey (Monday–Friday between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm) at 972-233-7600 ext. 681 to make your reservation. Let her know you are with the Texas Carnival Glass Association - March 2017.

Hotel Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017


 2017 Texas Carnival Glass Club education seminar presentation (Thursday, March 16)

"Variations in Carnival Glass"

Cale Wilcox


It was the summer of 1998 that my true obsession with carnival glass started. I had always been intrigued with the glass and started out with the Indiana Harvest line of Grape. My grandmother who has subsequently passed was a long life member of the Farmers Branch Historical Preservation and Restoration Board. She gave me two pieces of vintage carnival glass for Christmas and I can still hear her say that if you are going to collect antiques you need to focus on vintage items. That was the start of my obsession with Carnival Glass.

I collect all varieties of carnival glass but tend to focus in on anything with spectacular iridescence. To me, the true meaning of what makes carnival glass so special is the coloring or irridescence on the base glass. To me a carnival evokes fun, smiles, ballons, smells and vibrant colors; exactly what carnival glass to me should be about. I tend to focus on Plates, Chop Plates, and Bowls and love Northwood’s Wide Panel Epergenes. I find myself drawn to Dugan when they were on with their iridescences, of course Northwood is wonderful also….well all makers; such a hard thing to pick in my opinion. I have to say that pastel glass is high up there in my collection. Some of my favorite patterns include Hearts and Flowers, all Peacocks, Embroidered Mums, Concord, Roundup, Fanciful etc. I have to stop there or I will wind up listing Doty’s book of patterns. I look forward to sharing some of my glass at the Texas Carnival Glass convention.



2017 Texas Carnival Glass Club banquet presentation (Friday, March 17)

"Lore, Legends, and Glass in the Lone Star State"
 Kenda and Bill Jeske

Kenda and Bill Jeske live in the small town of Sycamore, Illinois about 60 miles west of Chicago. Bill is a retired Science teacher and Kenda is getting closer and closer to complete retirement as a CPA. Our family has grown up and all live close to us in nearby towns. With 2 grandchildren going to college and one a junior in high school, we've enjoyed watching them all grow up. Kenda is currently Secretary of the Lincoln Land Carnival Glass Club. She's also a member of Rotary, United Way, Glidden Homestead Association, and VFW Women's Auxiliary. Bill has enjoyed retirement finishing the basement of both theirs and their daughters and currently has been writing and producing videos that aid in presentations and promotions of Carnival Glass.

Kenda is the primary collector of Carnival Glass in the family. She loves it all, but currently her favorite pattern is Persian Medallion. She's been collecting for over 20 years and currently has enough pieces that it keeps Bill busy building shelves all over the house. She has been a collector all of her life. Coins, stamps, and Shlitz beer memorabilia can be seen in the corners of the house that are not filled with Carnival Glass. Her dad had been a truck driver for Shlitz beer and, as in Carnival Glass, it is a connection to the past. Bill's only collecting has been music. He loves spending time in their gazebo with the sounds of 50's, 60's, and 70's echoing off the eight walls. Together, they enjoy making friends while traveling to other states and clubs. Texas has long been on their list of destination.




Click on the following picture to view the photo album of the 2016 Texas Carnival Glass Club convention.




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