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.

Chalk it Up!

What’s new and exciting?

CHALK PAINTING!

I have been keeping an eye on the US company Chalk Couture for some time now. They have a complete chalk paint and ink stencil system that is suited to everyone that wants to get creative!

Beginners to advanced crafters can make great decor items from signs on a variety of items to fabric and just about anything else your imagination can come up with!

GUESS WHAT? Chalk Couture is coming to CANADA! Ohhhhhh yeahhhhh!

They are currently accepting pre-registrations for designers in Ontario and I have signed up!

What does that mean for you? A great new hobby or business opportunity.

A designer is someone that wants to sell their products. If you think that is you, hit the following link and become part of my team:

https://essentials.chalkcouture.com/canada-pre-registration

My designer ID is CAD277371 (which you will need to sign up)

There is no financial commitment for the pre-registration and you can still opt out if you change your mind.

Here is what the starter package for the US is, the Canadian version should be similar.

Choose to be a designer or a creator and of course you are welcome to put your pieces, if you can bear to part with them, up for sale at Northern Emporium!

For more information contact Tara, either on FB it through Northern Emporium!

DIY dog scarf

Luna is a 7month old miniature dachshund. She weighs in at about 7 pounds.

A scarf for your favourite pooch is simple to make! Directions are for a small to medium sized dog with a collar that is 3/4″ wide.

Cut a square from valentine fabric, 10″ x 10″

For a larger dog adjust the size of your starting square accordingly.  For a retriever about 15″ is a good size.

Folded square, right sides together

Fold your square in half, right sides together, to make a triangle

 

Cut the points off

With the folded edge away from you cut off the ‘points’ on the right and left side of the fold. I make the length of the cut 1″ so that it will accommodate the 3/4″ collar size.

If you are making this for a larger dog (15″ starter square) adjust your cut line to be approximately 1-3/4-2″ long to accommodate a larger collar.

Open your ‘triangle’ and fold a 1/4″ seam allowance on your freshly cut edges towards the wrong side of the fabric and stitch down.

It should look like this!

 

Fold back into a triangle, right sides together. Stitch a 1/4″ seam along all raw edges. Leave the folded over edge ‘open’.

Trim off the tip on the bottom edge, be careful to not cut through the stitching. Turn the scarf right side out.

Once you get it turned press it flat. Topstitch a seam 1″ from the folded edge, keeping the ends open. This will create the ‘tube’ that you slide the collar into. Also topstitch the perimeter of the triangle.

Slide your dog’s (or cat’s) collar through the tube pocket and you are done!