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 d├ęcor, 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!!!

July 26, 2016

Wool Bundles, Hand Dyed Floss & Fabric Christmas in July Specials!

Welcome back to {Day 5}of our Christmas in July Event! 
We are love providing you with some great deals & stocking stuffers!  Shop now for FREE & get a head start on your Holiday projects & shopping!!!!!  Don't forget... some quantities are limited and may sell out!  Enjoy!  See you back here tomorrow for more!

Reg $30  Now $24
We created this gorgeous bundle with warm Holiday plaids, textures and a couple solids. We LOVE this bundle & use these wools in all of our designs! Get them while you can!


Reg $21   Now $18
This bundle is so pretty! It offers 7 fat quarters of reversible homespun & yarn dyed fabrics. It includes 2 greens, 2 creams, & 3 reds. One fat quarter included FREE in bundle!


Reg $20   Now $17.50
Limited Quantity! You buy 7, get the 8th one FREE in this {NEW} floss set. This is a great deal, & great bundle to use on all our Christmas designs!!!! These are much more gorgeous in person!


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