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


7 comments:

Janet O. said...

I had to stop and catch my breath after all that and I only had to read it--you are living it! Do you ever get to sit still??
Love the idea of Quilt-on-a-stick. Very cute. I look forward to seeing what people create.

Deborah said...

Quilt on a stick is a wonderful and creative idea! I am actually cheering for Team Canada but wish all the athletes success and hopefully it is a wonderful lifetime highlight for them.

Jean Belle said...

Love the quilt-on-a-stick and the MN State Fair! I'll be getting my fair tickets next week. Seeing all the quilts displayed there is a sweet end to summer.

Natureluvr57 said...

I love the sheep....and the pick up trucks.....and the barns....guess I just love all the designs.

Marilyn Garrett said...

I love all your wool designs. They are very cleaver and cute.

John Alfard said...

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....

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