Spring 2020 Competitions: May 9

With the exciting new quilt competition and the emphasis on the “shell” theme for 2020, peparing entries for 2020 will be both fun and educational!

Here are the competitions for the New Jersey State Button Show set for Saturday, May 9, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Submit your competition trays from 10 to 10:30 A.M. You must be a member of the New Jersey State Button Society to enter; dues are $10 per year.

For the judged competitions, the limit is three trays per member. Members can also submit one entry for each of the popular vote competitions.

JUDGED COMPETITIONS FOR SPRING 2020 

All are Division IX (age of the button doesn’t matter) 

#1. Sec. 20-3. Astronomical features, 15 Any Size. Sponsored by Jane Albanowski, $15,10, 5.Try to present at least one of the following:1) the moon; 2) planets 3) the sun; 4) meteors/shooting stars/comets, and 5) stars. Look for a variety of materials; label back marks, including studio artist signature. Look for sew-thrus, usage, and shapes for extra points. See NBS Blue Book, 2019-2020, page 57. Sponsored by Jane Albanowski, $15,10, 5.

#2. Sec. 23-6.5 Moveable/ Mechanical, 15 buttons any size unlimited Studios. No Holograms. Sponsored by Theresa Heulitt, $10, 6, 4.

#3. Sec 1-0 Celluloid Assorted (1-1 thru 1-7), 20 any size. Sponsored by Central Jersey Buttoniers, $15,10,5. Try to cover as many of the classes and subclasses as possible. Labeling is helpful, although mislabeling will not disqualify you. Cover the 4 pictorial sections, look for shapes.

#4. Sec.17-0 thru 20-0, Specialized to At the Seashore, 15 Any Size. In memory of Lillian Buirkle who lived at the Jersey Shore. Sponsored by Jersey Shore Button Club. $15,10,5. Try to cover all 4 pictorial sections, assorted materials, shapes, back types, usage, movable. Think of all the things you might see at the beach including items, animals, plant life and nautical scenes.

POPULAR VOTE (MOUNT AS YOU PLEASE) FOR SPRING 2020 

Note that, in keeping with the 2020 theme of “SHELL” we have a popular vote compeition for Shell. A brand-new competition is exciting — buttons that outline quilt designs! Winners will be decided by popular vote and will receive prize money and publicity.

#5. 12 of your favorite Shell buttons, Any size. Sponsored by Central Jersey Buttoniers, $15, 10, 5.

#6. Quilt Block Design from ButtonsSponsored by Mary Jane Pozarcyki, $10, $7, #3. Pick your favorite quilt block(s) pattern. Minimum size 6” square, maximum size 20” square.  Use as many buttons as you want and create that pattern using buttons of different colors. Craft buttons can be glued to mat board or wood or something similar. Collectible buttons are to be sewn to fabric Beads may be added to embellish the design. Mary Jane Pozarcyki, $10, $7, #.3.  (Tip:  You can back your fabric with batting and/or plastic needle point canvas to help stabilize your design, or even frame it in a shadow box frame.  (For inspiration, turn to Mary Elizabeth Shelby’s Button Quilt, the source of inspiration for this contest.