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2 hours Peg will discuss a very personal passion for studs that has loomed large in her life for nearly four decades. She candidly recalls the first stud she was ever attracted to: she saw it, coveted it, paid for it, and took it home—a fateful moment that proved the old adage: the more you get, the more you want. Her addiction to studs grew into an obsession. Though she still swoons for superb specimens—true super studs—she also seeks a wide variety regardless of their looks, size, shape, age, or national origin; she hunts for the elegant as well as the more ordinary: some are rare like the finest wine, others far more pedestrian. Some are pricey, but worth it. Others are cheap but have their own charms. And secretly, she harbors a rather intense affection for studs that are truly quirky. This two-hour interactive presentation highlights the often-neglected step-sister of button collecting; it’s designed to appeal to experienced stud lovers, and others who’ve wanted to collect but wonder how to begin. And it may appeal to those who are very, very curious: mentioning that you collect studs does that to people. The program outlines the extraordinary breadth and diversity of studs. Peggy Ann will share how she organizes her collection, using a comprehensive stud outline she put together, laid out in a manner very similar to our button classification. Her collection is separated into categories very familiar to buttoners: materials, subject matter, and purpose or usage, further split into groups representing nearly all of the sub-categories in the Blue Book. She insists it is possible to fill in each of those large and smaller niches using only studs. Finally, she’ll talk about the large stud groups nearly or entirely non-existent as buttons, some of which are her personal favorites.

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