Get Creative at Patchwork PoohLooZa!

GET CREATIVE

Workshops are being planned for different skill levels. Have experienced and professional quilters help you make your 1st….. or 130th quilt project!

Are you just starting out? Been quilting for years? Wanting to try a new technique? If you have a request for a workshop topic message the Northern Emporium FB page.

To date there is interest in ‘the basics’, ‘landscape quilts’ and ‘choosing colours’.

STASH BUILDERS

Shop from a great selection, fat quarters, jelly rolls, charm packs, layer cakes and yardage…….brought right to you, from I Sew Studio!

A variety of project kits will available that include everything you need to complete a project! Kits are also available for purchase to take home.

Chalk it Up!

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!

Quilter’s Show & Tell!

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.

UFOs sighted!

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?

Well…….

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…….

Twisted Ribbons

Vintage Dresdens

Mary & Maude

Baby Stripes

Scrappy Tree Throw

Carnival Glass

Ohio Star

Gifted Stars

Sampler Gone Awry

I will have lots of practice pieces to use and finish up as I learn my Nolting 18 longarm!

Winter 2018-19

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 service@northernemporium.ca

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.

Aromatherapy….

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….

Our Little Sweethearts

Little Sweethearts Photo Contest Update!

We have 10 Little Sweethearts entered into the photo contest! You can see their pictures on display at the Northern Visions Art Studio in the window.

How to VOTE for your favourites:

  1. at the museum next door by donating coins into the corresponding jars.
  2. e transfer your donation. Message the Northern Emporium facebook page for more information.
  3. ‘after hours’ donations can be made when the museum is closed. Message the Northern Emporium facebook page for more information.

Voting is open until February 28th 2017

Please LIKE and SHARE this post so that friends and family have the opportunity to vote!

Courier Service! Now one of our services

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.

 

Little Sweethearts Valentines Photo Contest

Little Sweethearts

Valentine Photo Contest

Enter your little sweetheart!

 Book an appointment for your photo shoot

Saturday February 11th at Northern Emporium

OR

Sunday February 12th during the Valentines Bazaar

to be held at the Legion

Contact Tara Hart to book your appointment:

Cell 807-228-0999

email Tara@northernemporium.ca

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

Sponsored by

Northern Emporium,

KMT Photography

Woods Imagery

There’s nothing good to eat…

Have you ever heard those words? Living alone, I hear them in my head as I mentally go through possibilities when I’m hungry for “a little something.” This generally means that I’ve eaten well for the day, but there’s that one little corner of my body (probably located in my mind), that really would like a little fun food.

That being said, I have a go-to recipe that I invented when some health challenges made it hard for me to get enough calories in a day, so I needed something that was nutritious, full of anti-inflammatories, and most of all YUMMY.

So I made up a batch of what I call Nut Butter Spread, which consists of ground nuts, healthy oils, natural sweeteners with a low glycemic index, and a variety of seeds and dried fruits. It’s great with apple slices, on crackers or toast, and some of my friends just like to eat it by the spoonful.

Now I‘ve had lots of requests for this snack, so I decided to standardize the recipe and boy is that a hard thing to do!  After much head-scratching (not during the actual cooking process), I wound up with 5 versions of my nut butters, of which my favourite is what I call Adult Peanut Butter, with a chili pepper kick and super spices like turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger.  Add some sesame seeds, hemp hearts, organic toasted coconut and a few “secret” ingredients and yum!  Stop by the Northern Emporium tomorrow and check out my samples – there will be nut butters, healthy homemade bread, and even some sweet snacks.  We’ll be open from 1-4.  Hope to see you there,  and bring a corner of your tummy that needs a little something.