[Oxford63] quilt exhibit

Judy Powers judyapowers at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 13:36:14 MDT 2019

What a memory jog you've given me, Alana and Barbara-via-Alana.   Same for
me with the "button box" or "button jar" collections.  Mother would
sometimes let us string buttons to wear as necklaces -- she had her
mother's collection and was adding to it of course.   We would rummage for
the larger, brighter or shinier ones 😊, and sometimes could remember or
would be told their origins.   Buttons seemed endless and eternal.   I now
find I save those "special" ones that come in small envelopes with a
special piece of clothing.   And just last week was explaining to youngest
granddaughter (7) why her blouse had two extra buttons sewn on the inside,
bottom, of the placket.   She was thinking they were irritating or messy
and was going to snip them off -- well, ok, but don't snip the blouse,
please.   And we can put them in the button box!

love to all of us and all the generations.
   Judy P.

On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 3:19 PM HARALD BORDEWIECK via oxford63 <
oxford63 at mailman.cyber-community.com> wrote:

> Barbara!
>  We just came back from the exhibit at the Mandell JCC.  It was wonderful
> so varied in design, color, origin and information.   I noticed in several
> pieces, including yours, the use of buttons.  In helping to clean out many
> of my family's homes, I always found a jar of buttons--what stories they
> might tell from the waste not want not generation.
> Thank you for sharing your art with us!
> Alana
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Judith A. Powers
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