So it’s finally time! Time to Chalk it Up that is.
This super easy DIY transfer system is now available in White River. Tara and Janine have both signed up to be Chalk Couture Designers and can bring you great projects and all the supplies you need to get creative.
If you are interested in coming out to our debut evening just message. Space is limited……. but……. it’s not a one time deal! We will each be offering at home Make and Take events, Pop Up Shops as well as an online ordering site you can place an order for yourself!
One of the great perks to creating with chalk paste- it’s not permanent unless you want it to be! Reuse surfaces, change it up, try different colours and reuse the transfers!
Join in the excitement and fun of Patchwork Pooh-LooZa! to be held at Winnie’s Hometown Festival, the third weekend in August.
SHOW & TELL
we are planning for a quilt lovers SHOW & TELL for quilters of all ages and experience levels! Put your quilt on display and share it’s story. All quilts have a story! The design, the quilting, the fabric and best of all…… The Quilter (yes, you!) are all a part of the uniqueness of every quilt.
Even if you are not a quilter you may know one and may have been gifted with the purest form of love….. a quilt! Quilts that have been gifted are are also welcome to join the display. Your story may involve a family heirloom, a special birthday gift or something made by Grandma.
Oh! Let’s not forget about the treasure hunts and rescues! Those forgotten quilts that are found in attics, basements and thrift stores.
Keep an eye open for updates on the Patchwork PoohLooZa! page. Show and Tell info and trade fair registration will be posted soon.
This will be a free to enter event open to all. No judging or competition is involved, just a beautiful showcase of quilts.
For more information contact Tara Anderson Hart or message the Northern Emporium Facebook page.
I’m going to ask a silly question……. Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution? Well of course you have! I have as well. I suppose a better question (though possibly still silly) is what does that have to do wit UFO sightings?
This year, my own resolution is to deal with the UFOs. The ever dreaded ‘UnFinished Objects’ that have been lurking (ok, ok….. stored) in that cedar chest over there (insert chin jut/thrust motion here).
I have been quilting for many years, so that trunk has gotten quite full. I don’t think there is even room for moths in there…. which can be a good thing!
So, with the flipping of the calendar page I decided I needed a do-able resolution this year, one that would be fun to complete. I have always been a list maker. You know, one of those crazy people that gets a disproportionate amount of satisfaction by crossing things off the to do list.
Anyhow… I figured I should add some action to the thought so I opened the trunk….. honestly I had forgotten about some of the items in there.
Here is the first item in the list, and by list I mean this blog post. In no particular order let me introduce you to my UFOs…….
Mary & Maude
Scrappy Tree Throw
Sampler Gone Awry
I will have lots of practice pieces to use and finish up as I learn my Nolting 18 longarm!
If you have ever visited Northern Ontario, especially the northern route around Lake Superior, you couldn’t help but notice the bounty of evergreen (Coniferous) trees that grow here. This little Scrappy Evergreen can be whipped up in very little time with materials from your scrap bin and each Scrappy Tree will be as unique as the ones that Mother Nature grows!
For this project you will need:
3 fabric squares, 1 each that measure 3″, 4″ and 5″. I used 3 different green prints but you can use any colours you like.
Approximately 1″ piece of brown bias tape, cord, ribbon (for tree trunk)
1 x10″ length of yarn, small ribbon, embroidery floss, string (for hanger)
Standard sewing equipment. (Instructions will be for machine sewing, hand sewing tips will be in brackets) which include: scissors, thread, sewing machine, serger (optional)
Fold a square in half opposite corners together to make a triangle. Fold again to line up raw edges and make a smaller triangle. Sew with a serger, or machine (or by hand) across the raw edge.
Repeat with the other 2 squares.
Use the brown bias tape to make the trunk. Sew to the centre of the bottom triangle.
Lay the triangles onto each other overlapping and aligning the points. Sew through the edge stitching to secure to the triangle underneath. (Tack sew in the middle of each if sewing by hand).
Stitch the yarn or ribbon through the top point and tie into a loop to make the hanger.
These little trees make great gift toppers or tags. You can personalize with names, the year, sew on beads or other decorations if you wish.
During the winter months, October to April, the Winnipeg St location will be closed. You can still find out great products online on our Facebook Page, message our Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
During this time, Northern Emporium is still handling local delivery for courier shipments (UPs, Canpar, Sameday Courrier, FedEx ground, DHL Gardwine) on Tuesdays and Thursdays and delivering to Pic Mobert on Friday’s.
We look forward to bringing you new unique gift and home items in the new season.
Have you ever walked into somewhere, inhaled deeply and just smiled? Soft and subtle scents can have a huge positive impact on your day. Perking up your mood, feeling revitalized and rejuvenated, calming anger and discontentment, relieving stress. Theses are just a few ways that you can be affected by the air around you. Taking it to the next step…. making the air around you have the qualities that you want to benefit from. Enter Aromatherapy! Continue reading Aromatherapy….
One of the most frustrating things about living in the north is the lack of locally available products and variety to choose from. Many companies are making online shopping so easy and online ordering has become a regular way of doing business for many people in our area .
Our shop and staff have recently committed to helping get your orders to you. Currently, we are set to receive small packages for local delivery on behalf of UPS and Canpar twice a week. We receive, sort and deliver to your home. If we miss you, we will leave you a note and hold your parcels for pick up at the Northern Emporium, 210 Winnipeg St.
or send a facebook message to the Northern Emporium page
The fine print:
Residents of White River and Pic Mobert, ages newborn to 3 are eligible to be entered
$15 entry fee. Entry fee includes the photo shoot and the framed display photo to keep when the contest is done.
Written parental/guardian consent is required
Only photos by KM Trudeau Photography will be displayed
Display photos are ‘photographer’s choice’
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded on March 1st, 2017 and determined by count of coin donations. The photo generating the largest coin donation will be 1st place, second largest will be 2nd place and third largest will be 3rd place
Photos will be on display in the Northern Visions Studio window starting February 14th.
Voting jars will be at the Museum and Northern Emporium
Voting will be open to the public and votes can be made by donation of coins (sorry no paper currency accepted) Feb 14-28th
All proceeds will be donated to Northern Visions Art Studio