Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday Giveaway: Buttermilk Basin Patterns!


Have you heard about the American Made Contest? Martha Stewart is honoring those who have started their own business with American Made products. One woman who exemplifies this is Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin

Stacy grew up in a home with creative inspiration from her grandmother and mother, then when her dad passed away, she turned that passion into a business that has grown over the years. From her simple beginnings of sewing with her mom and selling patterns, to the exposure of online media, Stacy’s patterns are sold in stores nationwide and created by woman in every state. Who better to represent an American Made business than Buttermilk Basin!

If you would like to help Stacy realize her dream of taking a trip to New York to meet Martha and a monetary prize to help build her business, please visit Buttermilk Basin’s Entry, and cast your vote for Stacy. You can vote up to 6 times, but your vote only counts if you are signed in. It is simple to sign up, just your name and email and you can opt for mailings or not. 

Not only does Stacy share her talents with others at events and classes, she shares with all of us online with her generous giveaways and free patterns. You can find Stacy’s free patterns on her website, Buttermilk Basin; keep up with news on her blog, Buttermilk Basin Blog; or stay tuned with daily news on her Facebook Page.

Today Stacy is offering my followers a chance to win three of her fall patterns. Stacy’s designs come with full sized patterns that are easy to trace out onto freezer paper or fusible. In fact, I have never really read the instructions, I just cut out and make and most in a day, so perfect for beginners. Not only does she create wonderful designs each year, but she puts as much care into the patterns, so that we can make them ourselves, without the frustration of confusing instructions or blurry photos.


To enter the giveaway, visit Stacy’s Entry and enjoy reading her story and cast your vote. You can visit her webpage and let me know what pattern is your favorite or tell me something you read about Stacy that inspires you. Help me to help Stacy and make her dream come true.

I will pick a winner from the comments on this post, anyone can enter, open to all visitors, US and our friends Overseas and Canada. The contest is open until 9pm EST, Monday October 5 and I will announce the winner, that night. I have a few no reply commenters and I wish I could reply, I love all of your comments and you can list your email with google, but keep it private from others. 

50 comments:

Maggey and Jim said...

Yes, I totally agree with your praise of Stacey. She is so creative and giving. High energy and dedicated to her best. Love all her patterns and good luck to everyone...

Colleen Freeman said...

I have made many of Stacy's patterns and love them all. Her dedication is amazing; I don't know how she finds the time to get everything done. You can tell that she loves her job! Fall and primitive are my favorite crafts. I am happy to have found your site. It is full of my favorite things and both you and Stacy have given me inspiration to finish up my Fall decorating this weekend.

allcounty said...

Small Business owners sure know to help one another out. This is amazing. What a blessing to have such wonderful people who share there talents. Karin E:)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Stacy says she has been staying up working until 5a.m. - not sure if that is inspiring or ?!

Got3BagsWool said...

I just went and voted for Stacy....have always loved her patterns and the wool BOM would look so great as a hooked rug. I had a hard time finding where the Fall patterns where at on her site but I am sure I would like any that she has. Laura - Got 3 Bags Wool

Past-time Memories said...

I enjoy making Stacy's pin cushions most. Stacy had an article written about her beginning and how "Buttermilk Basin" name came about from remembrance of her Grandmother. This was published in June 2005 in "Create and Decorate" magazine. I just happen to run across this article when I was going thru old magazines.
She really deserves an award for her 10 years of sharing her love and encouragement with all of us.

annie said...

I love her patterns, and have been following along for many many months. I hope she wins!!
I love her BOMs, but esp. the canning jar in September, just fell for that one!

Kathy H said...

I have loved Stacey's patterns for quite a while. I finally got registered to vote for her. I love the thanksgiving pattern I found at the quilt show and the halloween(with words) is another of my favorites.

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Chris said...

I am a newbie to wool applique and am enjoying the handwork thanks to Stacy's generous BOMs. Buttermilk Basin is so chockful of goodies; a sheer inspiration and delight! I continue to cast my votes for Stacy and wish her the best of luck and the recognition she deserves.

Karen George said...

I love Stacey's things, she does such great work and she is such a busy one, she deserves to win

Gloria said...

I keep voting for Stacy/Buttermilk Basin. I am new to wool applique and I so enjoy her site and patterns. My choice would be the Flags for all Seasons.

Patti said...

I voted my six as I have been each day! I look around my home and see so many BB finishes. I love all of her designs. I met Stacy in 2014 and it felt immediately like I had known her for years - such a kind and passionate soul and so very creative :)
Blessings, Patti

Sue Horton said...

I have voted every day. I love all of Stacy's designs and am still working on the ones from the barn retreat.

marie said...

I have made many BB designs. They are easy for beginners but still keeps interest for us more experienced woolie's as we can add our own spin.

Saundra said...

Seems I'm always a day late for something. I love your Halloween Cone; it looks vintage and love your color choices.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Stacy is very generous and I enjoy all her designs, she is a very talented lady... my favorite is Wool Crazy...now I am off to vote...Greetings

Kare said...

Stacy's block of the month is my fav little treat. She's so full of energy its contagious!

Jacqueline said...

I have voted every day. Stacy is extremely talented and generous. Mi can't pick a favorite.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am a recent fan of Stacy's and voting for her everyday at American Made. Love her BOM and getting the Fabric Kits so I can do it right. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Cindy Stephenson said...

I love Buttermilk Basin. I have never seen a pattern I didn't like. Stacy deserves to win that award.

Mia's Cottage said...

I voted! Good luck Stacy, thanks for all the giveaways.
Donna

Unknown said...

Love her patterns

Shasta Matova said...

I've been following Stacy's blog for about a year now, and find that she is very generous with her wonderful patterns. I was not familiar with wool applique, or at least not in this way, until I started following her blog.

From Sherry's Heart said...

Stacy does definitely do great patterns that get your creative mind swirling with ideas!!!

LONA said...

Hi- Thank you for the chance to win! I love Stacy's patterns and projects! They add a bit of warmth and comfort to my home. Also, the directions are simple and easy to follow! :)

Happy Valley Primitives said...

Love all of Stacy's designs! Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

Sandi said...

Debbie, I voted before visiting you this morning, thanks for all the lovely information you shared about Stacy. She is such a generous lady, love her blog hops she organizes, this new one should be fun.

Thanks for being part of this give away, have a great weekend!

Sandy Lowery said...

I have already voted this morning and really enjoyed reading the write up on Stacey as well as what you have said on your blog. Inspiring that she stepped up to help her mother when her dad passed away. I love all her patterns and thanks for being a part of her giveaway.

Quilting by the Lake said...

I've made several of Stacys patterns but love them all!!!!! Wishing her luck with the contest...just voted...and keeping my fingers crossed for her!

Grandma Judy said...

I love the HALLOWEEN banner but of course they are all wonderful. I am a voter too.

Jan said...

I have voted every day for Stacy! So deserving of this award!! Beautiful patterns!!

Gayle said...

Crossing my fingers that Stacy will win this great opportunity!

Melissa Miller said...

I've been following Buttermilk Basin for awhile. I enjoy her work and designs very much.

Leisha said...

I love Buttermilk Basin and have been voting almost every day! Good luck Stacy!

Sharon Pack said...

I really love all of Stacy's designs...she's generous and very giving in all that she does...she's very creative and deserves to win the American Made award...I sincerely hope she wins....I've voted my 6 times today!! Tell Stacy we believe in her!!!

Sue Horton said...

I gave been following buttermilk basins patterns of embroidery for many years and now more appliqué patterns...I finally got to meet her at the barn this year. Love all of her patterns. I have voted every day, hope she wins.

ShelleyJo said...

I love her patterns! She is so talented!

scout said...

My votes are in. Good luck, Stacy. Have a fun trip to Houston.

Crickets Corner said...

I've been voting everyday since voting opened. Stacy is so creative and deserves to win. My current favorite patterns of her's are Merrie Halloween, Merrie Christmas, Truck Full of Joy, Hootie the Owl and Spooky Woolen Owl. I hope she wins by a landslide and gets to meet Martha. The cash prize to grow her business would be nice too. Rina

Heather said...

I voted for Stacy and have been working on her BOM and pin cushions, but my favorite patterns are the Americana ones and the new pickup trucks!

Gunterheather(at)yahoo(dot)com

Me and My Stitches said...

Been voting daily for BB! Love all of her patterns and wonder how she manages to get so much done! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kurt Schindler said...


I am a big fan of Stacy. What I like about her is her enthusiasm. You can feel it in her blog and Facebook posts. I have been voting for her every day. Hope she wins. Right now, I am working on a Thanksgiving project designed by her. I don't think I have found a pattern of hers that I didn't like.

Charlotte

Edna said...

Love Stacy's designs. Her older embroidery ones are my favorites of which I have many. Stacy so deserves to win and my best wishes are with her. Go team Stacy!

Rebecca said...

I've been on Stacys website before while searching sites that had anything to do with wool. Her patterns are the greatest! That would be so cool if she wins.
I love the primitive look!
sewfabrics@outlook.com

Mare said...

I love Stacy's BOM 's and seeing her posts about her life. She is very inspiring with her positive posts on FB.

Kim said...

I love her patterns and have hooked a few of them. (but would always love to hook more of them) Her studio sounds amazing and I love how she has maintained a collection of her Mom and grandmothers crafty items like pin cushions etc.

cfreeman said...

I have made many of Stacy's patterns and love them all. Her dedication is amazing; I don't know how she finds the time to get everything done. You can tell that she loves her job! Fall and primitive are my favorite crafts. I am happy to have found your site. It is full of my favorite things and both you and Stacy have given me inspiration to finish up my Fall decorating this weekend.

Sandy Lowery said...

i have a few of Stacy's patterns and think she is a very hard working dedicated quilter and entrepeneur.

slowery@shaw.ca

Mia's Cottage said...

I vote every day! Have quite a few patterns & love them.
Donna