Soon we will post the video for Simone Kincaid’s presentatioin. We had a successful “virtual” spring show on May 8, with 32 people attending, including 17 NJSBS members. Winners were announced for the second virtual competition, to be posted soon.


The Quilt Block Competition vote has been postponed to our in-person fall show.

Pearl and Shell Studies by Annie Frazier

We are grateful to Annie Frazier for her talks on shell buttons!

View Annie Frazier’s third button talk here.
View Annie Frazier’s second button talk here.
View Annie Frazier’s first button talk here.

Jade Papa took us inside the Textile and Costume Collection for
Buttons, Beads, and Brocades

Here is the video of Jade Papa’s presentation:

——- New Jersey State Button Society

Stay tuned for website updates!

 Welcome to the world of buttons!

Do you have a jar of buttons you know nothing about?

Are you interested in antiques, history, sewing, or quilting?

Do you have a passion for learning about different time periods in history?

Or do you just like the tiny objects that are “the world’s smallest antiques?”’

This website – the New Jersey State Button Society — can help you. Our members share an interest in studying, collecting, and preserving clothing buttons, both old and new. At our twice yearly shows you can ogle beautiful buttons, learn about them, and maybe get some for yourself. We also offer other opportunities about the history and general knowledge of buttons. Welcome to the New Jersey State!