Author Archives: WRBA

  • 2020 WRBA Button Show

    2020 WRBA Show: Nov 11-14

    Posted on June 30, 2019 by WRBA in WRBA Updates, Events.

    Bloom Where You’re Planted: 2020 WRBA Button Show Theme

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  • Photos from the 2018 WRBA Show

    Posted on October 9, 2018 by WRBA in About Buttons, About WRBA, WRBA Updates, Events, Photos.

    WRBA 2018 was a lot of fun!

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  • Button Show: Open to the Public in Reno 10/5-6

    Posted on September 26, 2018 by WRBA in WRBA Updates.

    Public Show Schedule, WRBA Button Show, October 5-6, 2018

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  • Buttons come and buttons go…

    Posted on September 25, 2018 by WRBA in About Buttons.

    Found this story today with kids singing the button song…

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  • Button Show: Register Today for the Full Event

    Posted on September 18, 2018 by WRBA in WRBA Updates.

    Public Show Schedule, WRBA Button Show, October 5-6, 2018

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  • Button Show: Open to the Public Schedule

    Posted on September 10, 2018 by WRBA in WRBA Updates.

    Public Show Schedule, WRBA Button Show, October 5-6, 2018

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  • Hotel Reservation LINK: 2018 WRBA Button Show

    Posted on September 9, 2018 by WRBA in About Buttons.

    Button Show in Reno Make your HOTEL room reservations via THIS LINK with group code. open to the public on October 5(Fri) and 6 (Sat), 2018.at Harrahs in Reno219 N Center Street, Reno NV 89501 (775) 786-3232 $64 weeknights, $104 Friday & Saturday nights$14 Daily Resort Fee, includes wi-fi, athletic club & local callsMake room reservations via this […]

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  • 2018 WRBA Show Registration Form

    Posted on September 9, 2018 by WRBA in About Buttons.

    WRBA Show Registration is open till September 20. Register today to attend the button show!

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  • favor button 2017

    2017 WRBA Convention was a lot of fun!

    Posted on October 9, 2017 by WRBA in About Buttons, About WRBA, WRBA Updates.

    Thank you for attending the Western Regional Button Association 2017 Button Show! In addition to the Showroom sales, it was chock full of activities like: Welcome Presentation: “Notorious Women” by Anne Morgan One-Card Button Sale, participated by all Button Competition and Display Presentation: “The Tokaido Road Station Stops” by Barbara Johnson Presentation: “Asia through the […]

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  • THOUGHTS ON AWARDS AND DISPLAYS (end)

    Posted on January 25, 2017 by WRBA in About Buttons.

    (Division VI) is designed for collectors to display buttons for the pure joy of it. We invite all of you to share your favorite buttons for their artistic beauty, education, or both. [read more]

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  • THOUGHTS ON AWARDS AND DISPLAYS 5

    Posted on January 24, 2017 by WRBA in About Buttons.

    That said, I would like to encourage judges to extend BOD (benefit of the doubt) whenever possible. Entrants would rather have a comment made about “poor choice, or have credit deducted from their tray, rather than be eliminated altogether. [read more]

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  • THOUGHTS ON AWARDS AND DISPLAYS 4

    Posted on January 23, 2017 by WRBA in About Buttons.

    4) Leave out any buttons that may raise questions in your own mind. Focus is the key to determining button classification. Remember the old adage “when in doubt, leave it out.”  [read more]

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  • THOUGHTS ON AWARDS AND DISPLAYS 2-3

    Posted on January 21, 2017 by WRBA in About Buttons.

    2) If an award is written ambiguously, ask questions or simply don’t enter. 3) Label your tray whenever you use a button that is not completely obvious as to why you chose it. This guides the judges on your thinking.  [read more]

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  • WRBA 2017 Awards List

    Posted on January 20, 2017 by WRBA in About Buttons, WRBA Updates.

    2017 Awards are now published in the February WRBA newsletter. Click to view the full list. WRBA members are eligible to participate in the competition at the 2017 WRBA Convention in Reno, Nevada.

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  • THOUGHTS ON AWARDS AND DISPLAYS 1

    Posted on January 20, 2017 by WRBA in About Buttons.

    1) Read the award carefully, paying special attention to class number(s) listed, division, number and size. Read the glossary for these classes to gather additional information. Check and double check your tray, especially if you have made any last minute changes.  [read more]

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  • THOUGHTS ON AWARDS AND DISPLAYS

    Posted on January 19, 2017 by WRBA in About Buttons.

    by Barb Barrans … As hard as we try to construct a classification to eliminate confusion and controversy, we find that the judging process will always involve some measure of interpretation. Here are some thoughts on how to avoid unpleasant judging experiences.  [read more]

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  • a good day to start WRBA

    Posted on January 1, 2017 by WRBA in About WRBA, WRBA Updates.

    Become a WRBA member today and ring in the year filled with button fun. We will learn together.  Our membership year is from January 1 to December 31, so today is a good day for you to join. If you are curious about what we do at WRBA, but was hesitant to become a WRBA member […]

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  • Join WRBA from WHEREVER you are!

    Posted on December 31, 2016 by WRBA in About WRBA, WRBA Updates.

    If you are curious about what we do at WRBA, but was hesitant to become a WRBA member because of where you happen to reside, not to worry! Participate in our Button Album, online from anywhere.   Read our member only newsletter articles from where you are! Become a WRBA member today and ring in the […]

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  • New Year, Happy with Buttons!

    Posted on December 30, 2016 by WRBA in About WRBA, WRBA Updates.

    2016 was a big year of progress for WRBA.  The NBS Convention in Denver (see photos) was a great success, thanks to all who pitched in to help make it happen! We also updated the website with amazing new features to embrace our mission statement, to enjoy buttons and to learn together: Button Album: member-contributed, searcheable button […]

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  • Button Album improves like a Wikipedia

    Posted on December 5, 2016 by WRBA in About Buttons.

    This button used to be accepted as a lacy in some of the competitions.  However, it does not have the requisite surface “stippling” design characteristics to be a lacy.   So, its description has been changed to “Victorian” thanks to a member comment posted from the page.  Become a WRBA member today and learn together […]

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