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NDGA Convention 2002 - Kansas City, MO

John Knox Pavilion The 28th Annual NDGA Convention and Glass Show was held July 18-20 and was sponsored by the "Heart of America Glass Collectors, Inc.", a very active organization in the Kansas City area. The Convention Chairperson was Bev Harris. The 2002 NDGA Convention varied from the familiar format, for this one time only: the Convention was held on Friday and Saturday, with the Membership Annual Meeting and Show Preview on Thursday evening.

The location of the Convention for 2002 was the John Knox Pavilion in Lee's Summit, MO. Lee's Summit is located south and east of Kansas City, MO, and is considered a suburb of Kansas City. The weather was quite warm (and humid), but the Pavilion was nicely air-conditioned and everyone enjoyed the beautiful glass on display and for sale.

Seminars and Speakers

There were four seminars presented in Lee's Summit, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. Here are the Seminar speakers and their topics:

Glass and Pottery Displays

One of the highlights of the NDGA Convention is the fantastic array of displays. These are put on by NDGA members who share their own personal collections with all of us. We thank all of the folks who displayed their collections this year.

You can click on the "thumbnail" picture to see a larger version, then use your browser's "BACK" button to return to this page. The background on all of the pictures is not the greatest - stacks of chairs don't lend themselves well as photo backgrounds. Still, the displays were awesome and you will enjoy the pictures of the wonderful glass and pottery that was shared with all of us.

Member Names Display Title Thumbnail
Jim and Pam Rose Blue Caprice by Cambridge Blue Caprice
Jim and Franki Jensen Morgantown Morgantown
Ed Pailer and Allen Kleinbeck Hall Pottery - Various and Rare Hall Pottery
Ed Pailer and Allen Kleinbeck Roseville - Dahlrose Roseville
Bob and Vivian Perry Redwing Random Harvest Redwing
Gene and Helen Allen Farberware Farberware
Brad Allen and Gene Cooper Metlox Happy Time Metlox
Brad Allen and Gene Cooper Roseville Raymor Roseville
Bill and Joan Mattox Fostoria Seville Seville
Harold and Doris Mayes Westmoreland Dresser Sets Dresser Sets
Jim and Bev Harris Imperial Cracker and Milk Jars Cracker Jars
Jim and Bev Harris Imperial Boudoir items Boudoir items
Bill and Pat Rose Akro Agate Children's sets Akro Agate
Gene and Marsha Loveland Franciscan Twilight Rose Twilight Rose
Gene and Marsha Loveland Fenton Lincoln Inn Lincoln Inn
Tom Limback Fenton Peach Crest Peach Crest
Harold and Jackie Clevenger Tom and Jerry Sets Tom and Jerry sets
Gene and Maryann Welter Pennsbury Pottery Pennsbury
Gene and Maryann Welter Westmoreland English Hobnail English Hobnail
Dewayne and Delores Kuhnert Swanky Swigs Swanky Swigs
Dewayne and Dolores Kuhnert Franciscan Duet Franciscan
Todd Harris Imperial Glass Animals Glass Animals
Bob and Myrna Garrison Imperial Milk Glass Milk Glass

Participating Dealers

Here is the list of the dealers who brought their merchandise to Kansas City. These folks come from all over the country, bringing their best glass for your selection. Many of these folks have been doing the NDGA show for years and years, and yet there was a nice mix of "new" dealers, too.

Business Name Name(s) Home Town
Esther's Glass & Collectables Esther Mitchell Little Rock, AR
B. Canine Byron & Barbara Canine Anderson, IN
Neighbor's Antiques Arlyn & Len Ols Cleveland, OH
Max Miller Antiques Max Miller Houston, TX
Our House Antiques Linda & David Adams Las Vegas, NV
Iron Kettle Bob & Betty Conner Augusta, KS
Joyce Nichols Joyce & Jack Nichols Ft Walton Beach, FL
Over The Rainbow Antiques Thomas Herr Duncanville, TX
Art & Shirley Moore Shirley & Art Moore Tulsa, OK
The Glass Chalet William Walker & Sandra Bridwell Oradell, NJ
Kent Washburn Antiques Kent Washburn San Antonio, TX
No Horse Antiques Sandi & Dennis Boone Aledo, IL
Line Camp Antiques Jo & Bill Curtis Amarillo, TX
Past Reflections Melanie & Ron Hildreth West Covina, CA
Penny Renner Penny Renner Crystal River, FL
Dr Bob's Antiques Judy & Bob Schmidgall Arkadelphia, AR
D.S. Antiques Jane & John Schleinzer Aurora, IL
Second Time Around Donna & Jay Upham Xenia, OH
Betty & Dale's Antiques Betty & Dale Bass Caney, KS
John & Judy's John & Judy Bine St. Charles, IL
Rae Patrick Enterprises C Patrice & Sharon C. Ervin Sycamore, IL
L & M Glassware Leegh & Michael Wyse Corvallis, OR
Becki's Dish Palace Becki Ray Seattle, WA
A Touch Of Glass Larry & Barb Taylor Las Vegas, NV
Helen Allen Helen & Gene Allen Overland Park, KS
Kitschy Cat Collectibles James & Rose Curnutt Western Springs, IL
Lots Of Strange Things Jim & Margaret Davis Springfield, IL
Mother Drucker's Penny & Elliott Drucker Irvine, CA
McEwen's Extras Carol & Julian McEwen Wichita KS
Rose Garden Collectibles Jean & Lee Spalding Wichita, KS
Happiness Is Buddy & Kathy Stultz Glen Allen, VA
The Walnut Mercantile Co. Larry Cook Walnut, IA