[Oxford63] quilt exhibit

HARALD BORDEWIECK hbordewieck at snet.net
Thu Aug 22 16:02:25 MDT 2019

 We actually had an interesting conversation with the museum security guard about a tiny store in NYC that sold only buttons of every imaginable kind.  I don't know if it's still there--he thought near Lexington Ave.  
When we spent a year in Albany, NY while I was in grad school, we came across a store in the city of Albany that sold hand-made aprons, $4 each!  I still have one, but I doubt the store still exists. 
It's fun to think about all these by-gone, cherished items and how they may still be useful in new ways.  Hurray for button jars!
   On Thursday, August 22, 2019, 4:09:03 PM EDT, Barbara via oxford63 <oxford63 at mailman.cyber-community.com> wrote:  
 Thank you everyone who saw the exhibit and the nice comments. I have my mother's and my mother-in-law's buttons. As I do use them in my work, they are now separated into colors. Not as much fun as going through the button jar but a lot easier.I  also have my mother's and grandmother's linens and my mother-in-law's aprons. The younger generation take their clothes to the cleaners or alterations to get a button replaced. Really! I did send my boys off to college knowing how to sew buttons and iron a shirt. Not so sure that my grandkids in college can do that.
Barbara Rucket
Brucket at aol.com 
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From: Judy Powers via oxford63 <oxford63 at mailman.cyber-community.com>
To: HARALD BORDEWIECK <hbordewieck at snet.net>; oxford63 <oxford63 at mailman.cyber-community.com>
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Subject: Re: [Oxford63] quilt exhibit

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!
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