August 26, 2016

CONTEST, New Truck & Let it Snow BOM Patterns NOW Available!

OH, my gosh!  Today is the release of the NEW August Vintage Trucks thru the Year & it is "LUCKY" Friday over on our FB page!  We are in full swing getting the shop ready to open & welcome all our guests coming from all over the US & Australia for our WOOLSTOCK Event!  We have also been designing some new patterns just for the event!  And… speaking of NEW patterns… today is the release of our NEW AUGUST Vintage Truck thru the Year!  WE ADORE this one!  Be sure to get a KIT... because I don't think you will be able to find the wool we used anywhere else to create this autumn themed mat!  We also restocked the other truck kits!  So head over to our website at www.buttermilkbasin.com & enjoy!


Last week we also released our next block in our Let it Snow Mystery BOM!  Here it is if you missed it!  You can head over to the website and get your FREE pattern!  Kits are also available on the website of you would like to purchase a kit!


This is the busiest time of year for us at the Basin!  Plus, all your FAV quilt shops are vending at their local shows and we need to make sure their needs are met too!  We are beyond busy, but are happy to say we LOVE it!  We can't wait to come to work each day and see what awaits us!  We also have been busy planning another ONLINE EVENT!  We will be having a "FALL" in to September Event!  It will be very similar to our Christmas in July Event - except FALL themed!  Be sure to mark your calendar as many things sold out quickly last round!  It will be held the same time as our WOOLSTOCK Event!  So for those of you who are not coming, this should brighten your day!  We don't want you to think we forgot about you!!!!!

How are  your Quilts-on-a-Stick designs coming along!?!?  We have seen a couple sneak peeks & have put more info, including the ENTRY FORM on our website homepage right on the left hand side for each of you to click and print it off!  We can't wait to start getting some in!  Don't forget… we have HEFTY prizes!  1st $250.00, 2nd $200.00 & 3rd $150.00 in Buttermilk Basin Gift Certificates to use online or at the shop!  Plus - we have SEW much NEW GOOD coming in, including more trays, seasonal décor, gourd candy dishes, hand dyed velvet, fall bundles and lots & lots of more good stuff that we all love!!!!


On the home front, if I thought it was busy at the shop… the girls are sure keeping me on my toes!  Grace & Hannah have started their fall activities, took their school pics/orientation, and are finished with school shopping!  We are still trying to find time to get Hannah's grad pics done!  Hannah continues to check out colleges…  she is going to check out Iowa State next week!  She just finished her behind the wheel, so up next is test time!  Meanwhile, we are getting some work done on the house {it is a HOT mess right now!}!!!  LOL!  Can anyone else relate to the chaos!!!???  Believe me… our lives are not "Instagram" perfect like you see from many on there!!!  I look at those pics and wonder how some people do it!  I am just happy if the dishes get done and the pets get fed!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday kicked off the MN State Fair!  First time in years I did not make it there… I was too busy cutting kits!  However, we are going to meet my SIL, drop off kits with her to package & then we will be heading to the fair!  I can't wait!  It is my FAV time of year!!!!   

Remember… Everything is Better on a Stick!  So get creative and share in the Quilt-on-a-Stick with us!!!!  It will be a hoot!!!!  Have a great weekend everyone, please touch base wish us over of our FB page.... and let me know how you are doing in the comment section below!!!   That comment gives you a chance to win the NEW TRUCK pattern or kits!!!!!!!! YEEHAW!!!!  HUGS TO ALL!!!!!!  Have a great weekend!

August 12, 2016

Quilt-on-a-Stick Contest & "LUCKY" Friday Giveaway!

Hello!!!! WOWZA!  Is it already "LUCKY" Friday???  Do you remember those days when you sat in class and thought the bell would never ring?!?!  How I would love to get those days back!  I swear, I blink, and the week is over!! 

I am excited though, for today!  I have been waiting impatiently {lol} to post about Buttermilk Basin's first ever "Quilt-on-a-Stick" contest!  What inspired this, you may ask???  Well, if you don't know… my family & I are avid fair goers!  I grew up with Minnesota's best County Fair in Roseau!  This was the BIGGEST event of the summer!  My great grandma Lily & I would sit on the porch and watch for the fair trucks to come to town!!!  It was sooo exciting!  As I got older, I became very active in 4-H and earned many grand & reserve awards at the fair.  Winning those awards also earned me yearly trips down {7 hour plus drive} to the Minnesota State Fair!  This tradition started in 5th grade and is still going strong! 
At our MN State Fair, like many other fairs…. everything is better on a stick!  The "stick" concept is so popular, that they even created a "Quilt-on-a-Stick" category to exhibit in at the fair!  I fell in LOVE with the small quilts on a paint stir stick last year and knew we had to enjoy & celebrate this grand time of year, with our own "Quilt-on-a-Stick" contest!  I am so excited to give some pretty hefty awards in the form of Buttermilk Basin gift certificates… to 1st, 2nd & 3rd places!  The top prize is $150.00, followed by $100.00 & $50.00.  All quilts need to be mailed or dropped off at the shop by Sept 9th!  We will display them all at our WOOLSTOCK event at the shop {which will be open to the public} and everyone can vote for their FAV quilts during that time!  Awards will be given out that weekend!  {Sept 14th-17th!}  We hope each of you will get creative {feel free to use out patterns, too!} & enter your quilt in our awesome contest!!!  The theme is Autumn Splendor, the size is 8X9 inches and it must include wool somewhere on the quilt!!!!  More info is available on the website!  I am SOOO excited!  I CAN'T wait to see your quilts & post about the quilts as the event draws near!

On the shop front… We continue prepping for the opening of the shop & our biggest event of the year… WOOLSTOCK!  If you are looking for WOOL, fabric, yard dyes & wovens, kits, floss {in various colors & by various vendors}, hand dyed velvet, patterns, home décor, seasonal goods, display pieces that you see in our pictures… this is the EVENT for you!  Also, we will only be opening up our shop for one BIG weekend a month.  We haven't figured out if we will have any weekly hours or not yet, so be sure to mark your calendar to come, shop & join a club!!!  We know you will LOVE it and be inspired!!!  Plus, you can check out our new bathrooms, roof, sidewalks & parking lot!!! LOL!  I don't think it can get more exciting than that!!!!!! J  OH… we might also set up a tent for Make it, Take it's out in the lot!!!  Go BIG or go home, right!!!!

On the home front, it has been another busy week with the kids!  Last night we brought the girls and friends to a neighboring suburb to participate in the Stockyard Days parade!  It was so fun to see Grace dancing in the parade & Hannah walking {and passing out candy} with the robotics team!  Everyone had a great time and we look forward to the next one coming up!  Today I have a dental appt, I am having pain where that tooth was extracted!!! GRRRR!  Then I head out tomorrow for Salt Lake again to teach at My Girlfriend's Quilt Shop in Logan!  They have a HUGE group of gals signed up!  It is going to be fantastic!  On the flip side, George will be taking Hannah out of town to check out a college!  {This is really happening!}  I just know I will be a hot mess this year!  I can't believe she will be entering her senior year soon!!!!!  Where did the time go???

OK… Back to business… Here is this week's "LUCKY" Friday giveaway!  It is a good one filled with woolly sheep goodness!!!  We have been shipping out a ton of LF goods these days!  I am soo glad you all check in regularly, see if you are a winner & call us with your info!  We are still waiting on wool for 3 Trucks all Around winners… We hope it comes in tomorrow, so we can get those out!  We are also excited to share that we have a new computer system set up, the info email on the website is back up {we just need Comcast to come and switch the internet to the new room so we can respond!}… and we are in the process of learning a new shipping process!  Again, we are always trying new things & ways to better meet your needs!  It is always a work in progress!!!
I think that's a wrap!  Hope you all have a great week & don't forget to cheer on TEAM USA in the Olympics!  We have enjoyed as much as we can of it and are so proud of all the athletes!  Please head over to our Facebook page and leave a comment for a chance to win these sweet sheep patterns below!  Have a great weekend! XOXOXO


July 29, 2016

NEW Truck Pattern for Christmas in July!

Welcome back to our final day of our "Christmas in July" event!  This week sure flew by!  We are so sad today is the last day!!!  However, we sure had a blast putting this together for you!  We are also very grateful for each of you who took time out of your days to enjoy it with us!  We know you are all very busy...but hope you found inspiration & are excited to work on a Holiday project!


Up today, we have an exclusive 17 inch "Trucks All Around" woolen mat for you!  We designed this just for the event and are only offering it as a kit/pattern on our website!  www.buttermilkbasin.com  We did cut quite a bit of kits, so you should be able to purchase one if you would like!  We will not be releasing it as a pattern for a bit.  We hope you love it as much as we do!  Enjoy & have a fantastic weekend!


July 28, 2016

Christmas in July {Day 7} One more day left!!!!



Welcome back! We are on the final stretch of our FUN & sweet Christmas in July Event!  Today we have more Holiday goodness!!!  First off, we have this set of Holly Basket designs where we are offering both KITS & patterns for $25 {Reg $36}.  Don't they look perfect together!  

Then we have this awesome Winter Flag Runner which is also a KIT & pattern on special for $25 {Reg $40!!!}. Now that is a super special!!!  What a great gift idea!!!

To wrap up the day... We have this adorable little set of 3 sweet gingerbread men!  You can make a candle mat, frame the designs or hang them up like we did! Head over to www.buttermilkbasin.com for all the details!

See you tomorrow for a fun surprise, as we wrap up our Christmas in July Event!!!

July 27, 2016

Christmas in July {Day 6}


Welcome to {Day 6} of our exciting Christmas in July Event!  Some things have been selling out, so we hope that means you're enjoying our event!!!  We are busy grouping the orders together and look forward to seeing what each day brings!!!

Today we have a couple more fun goodies on the website!  First, we put this great fat quarter bundle together from my Humble Beginnings fabric line!  Some fabrics you see here, are no longer available... which makes it even more special!  With this fat quarter bundle, comes 2 lovely FREE Holiday quilt designs!  We are also offering the wool kit for the Wintertyme Quilt, if you would like to add that on to your order!

Up next, we have a special on a Set of 2 Vintage Look Toweling.  This is one of our fav things to work with!  The options are endless!

Head over to the website for more info!  Enjoy!  See you again tomorrow!!!

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