2013 NBS Convention

National Button Society Diamond Jubilee

August 12 - 17, 2013

Radisson Paper Valley Hotel

333 W. College Ave.

Appleton, WI. 54911


920-733-8000  or  800-395-7046

Request the group rate

for the National Button Society

$97.00 (single or double)

   Here is the tentative show schedule:

Please note: All programs and activities are subject to change without notice. Refer to your printed schedule at the National Convention for the actual dates, times & locations.

Click this link to download a copy of the National Convention schedule:


Here are some additions to the show schedule for Wednesday, August 14

         8:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Rollout of Members-Only Web Page  (Evergreen Room)

        9:00 pm – 9:30 pm      Celebration of Life for Jane Beck, Don Van Court & others

                                         who passed away during the year        (Evergreen Room)

        9:30 pm – 10:30 pm    Button Bytes Gathering                   (Rosewood/Linden)

                                         (Evergreen Room, South Wing, LL)

The pre-registration rate is $35 for the week. A $10 day pass is also available,

which allows the people showroom access and admission to workshops for which no fee is charged. 

This is contingent on there being room in the workshops.

Please note that Frances Casey’s Button Jewels workshop is full. o

Button donations for the NBS auction can be sent to:

Joy Journeay (NBS Director)

4000 Truro Drive

Anchorage AK 99507


If you don’t want to mail the buttons, you can send a scan to me

and bring the buttons to the NBS convention.

Your donations are sincerely appreciated and will be acknowledged

with a receipt for tax purposes.

Friday Night Silent Auction Donations for the juniors can be mailed to me in Idaho or given to me at the show. I will be arriving sometime on Sunday

and should be available all week.


I am just starting on the survey questions and gnome request and will be posting this information on the NBS Facebook page so if you would like to participate, please watch Facebook for these announcements.


Thank you all for your support,

My address is:

Mary Anne Melloy

6278 N Park Meadow Way #201

Boise, ID 83713

NBS & Bergstrom-Mahler Paperweight Museum Event


Tuesday, August 13, 4-7 pm NBS will be co-hosting an event at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, 165 N. Park Ave., Neenah, WI, in celebration of a donation the Museum has received of 400 paperweights, many of them buttons.  The event will be open to the public.   NBS member and paperweight maker, Greg Hanson will be giving a presentation and NBS member, Mary Gaumond will demonstrate the art of paperweight button creation.   The event will take place during judging, thus we are not offering an official scheduled tour to the event.  However, people in the judging room will be given the opportunity to attend if they wish, as well as those not working in the judging room.  Bus transportation for the event will be provided from the hotel to the Museum and back.  Those who would like to attend the event please contact Susannah Jordan to reserve your place on the bus.


The Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10-4:30 and Sunday 1-4:30, entrance is free. For more museum details go here.


Click this link to download information regarding being a dealer

at an NBS convention.

If you plan to sell buttons from your room at the National Convention, when making room reservations please request a room in the "unlocked" hotel towers.

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to print & send the 2014 NBS Award Submission Form

Award Submission Form for 2014.pdf

Click this link to see winning trays from the past

NBS conventions.

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Dream Catchers “Around-the-World” Charm String

NBS celebrates its 75th Anniversary this year. Jean Ann Moores from Canada has had a “celebration- style dream” of inviting button lovers from around the world to share in creating the longest, most gorgeous charm/memory string ever using only glass buttons. The button size should be 1/4" to 3/4" for ease of stringing. The color, shape, and age of the glass button is the collector’s choice as well as the number of buttons each person would like to send.  Jean Ann will keep a journal and catalog the contributor’s name, state/province, country and/or Button Club.  (Please include email address or phone number if you would like receipt confirmation.)  Please mail your donation to Jean Ann Moores, 81 Lahay Ave, Orillia, Ontario L3V 7A2, Canada. The charm string with the journal will be auctioned live at the August National Convention in Appleton, Wisconsin with proceeds going to the National Buttons Society. A spontaneous response is sure to add a lot of glitter to NBS’ exciting Diamond Jubilee and prove dreams do come true.

Here is what we have so far for the Around the World Charm String at 1,331 buttons which we estimate is about one third of the way of the finished size.  You will note white pieces of paper sticking up at intervals on the string.  These are counters which are used every 25 buttons to keep track of the number of buttons on the string and definitely will be removed once the stringing of the buttons is completed.  Also note the Around the World carrying case that will be included!

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