Speakers from the Acorn Button Club brought a wide variety of vintage buttons for us to see including buttons made of enamel, glass, bone, pearls, wood, metal, cloth, and much more. They told us about the history of buttons and what button enthusiasts are up to in CT.
Fancy pearl buttons.
"Park Place" (above) by Karen Griska, a string quilt option for our upcoming workshop.
Karen Griska holding her quilt "Camelot," with a string style border.
Karen's Lamp quilt, an option for the upcoming workshop.
Karen Ives with her framed button collection.
Jo Fraser showing her beautiful challenge quilt from last year.
Jo Fraser with her elephant quilt.
Carolyn Duren's Parkinson quilt.
Betty Ann Poll with her Parkinson's quilt.
Karen Bertoli showed us her batik bag.
Rosanne Tullock's quilt, made for her daughter.
Sandy West with her mondo bag (above) and Parkinson's quilt (below).
Pat Green showed a quilt block made by a 95 year-old quilter.
Karen and Roberta Stoddard opening Valentine pincushions.
Jo Fraser and Roberta Peron opening Valentine pincushions.
Donna Bruno and Doris Silva opening Valentine pincushions.
Doris Silva and handmade pincushion gift.
Judy Saverine, and Margaret Gumbs holding a handmade apron.
Sandy West and Betty Ann Poll with Valentine pincushions.
Rosanne Tullock and Karen Bertoli opening Valentine pincushions.
Pat Green and Valentine pincushion.
Jackie Howe and a little red bird pincushion.