Every Button Has a Story: Buttons Help Quilts Tell Stories
Barbara Figge Fox and Jane Albanowski
New Jersey State Button Society
for Turtle Creek Quilters Quild
November 17, 2013
National Button Society: membership @$35 includes handbook and five journals per year.
New Jersey State Button Society:
Membership @$10 includes newsletters. Semiannual shows, open to the public, at the Union Fire Company building on Route 29 in Titusville on May 9, 2015 and September 12, 2015. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., program at 1:30 p.m. Admission $2.
Central Jersey Buttoniers, lunches on third Mondays, in member’s homes. Contact Sonia Force, 908-782-5716 or SOJON@comcast.net
Button Country website with many useful links
How to mount buttons: http://www.buttonsintime.com/howto.htm
How to classify different materials.
Button Button: Identification and price guide, Peggy Osborne (print book)
- Contrasting Quilters who Used Buttons:
Pamela Kellog Crazy Quilt:
- Mags Ramsay
- All Buttoned Up: 12 Quilts from the Button Box: Mainwaring & Nelson
- Responsible button dealers: If you can’t wait for the show:
Lil Buirkle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Annie and Johnson Frazier: email@example.com
Connie and Bud Weiser firstname.lastname@example.org
- Matt Moreno (732-431-1264) hand-painted buttons and hand painted 9 x 12 cards.
- Brown’s Button Frames ( 610 582-6974) wires for mounting and frames
Lil Buirkle 732-793-4555
Carol Meszaros 609-737-3555
Charles Dickens on buttons:
“There is surely something charming in seeing the smallest things done so thoroughly, as if to remind the careless, that whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. . . It is wonderful, is it not? that on that small pivot turns the fortune of such multitudes of men, women, and children, in so many parts of the world; that such industry, and so many fine faculties, should be brought out and exercised by so small a thing as the Button.” Household Matters . 1852