Category Archives: Holidays

A Season of Mini’s – Autumn


Isn’t this one of the cutest Halloween quilts you’ve ever seen? Heather stitched it up using the This & That pattern ‘A Season of Mini’s – Autumn’. This pattern is one of four in a darling series.  You may remember the Summer version Heather made not so long ago, which you can view here.

It is made using traditional piecing with a smidge of fusible applique for the colourful bunting. Because it is only twelve inches square you can dip right into your scrap bin.

I think I would keep this one on display all Autumn long, Halloween just isn’t long enough.

Dancing With Bats

Dancing with Bats

Linda May showed up to work yesterday with her latest project complete in time for Halloween. Dancing With Bats is the name of the pattern by Dandelion Seed Design.  Linda May was intrigued with the idea of a batik Halloween wall hanging when the pattern came into the shop.

We were all thrilled with the results as it’s different to her typical fun, cute style projects like Home is Where the Haunt Is which she previously made.

This project is fusible applique so it came together fairly quickly. She had fun with the quilting as well replicating bats into the design.  Have a look.Dancing with Bats quilting Dancing with Bats 2

14th Annual Christmas Craft Crawl


Once again Hamels Fabrics will be participating the Chilliwack Christmas Craft Crawl. This year it will be held November 25th, 26th & 27th. If you’ve never attended or heard of this event the Craft Crawl is a shopping event which has you visit eight unique local businesses. At each you have a chance to enter for a prize and while you are there receive a stamp in your Craft Crawl passport. Your completed passport is your entry for a grand prize made up of fabulous gifts from each of the Craft Crawl vendors.

You can get more information on each of the participating businesses and the Crawl itself on the website. Don’t forget to visit the Facebook page for a weekly chance to win a gift certificate to spend during the event.

Besides shopping in a relaxed, Christmas atmosphere our Crawl businesses and customers raise funds for a local charity. Together we raised over $1,700 last year. Please consider donating at any of the stops during the Craft Crawl to help Cyrus Centre continue to help the youth in our community.

Below is this years map of businesses and links to their websites;ccc2016map

1. Greendale Herb & Vine | 6386 Chadsey Road | 604.823.4706

2. Rustic Soap Co. | 42537 South Sumas Road | 604.823.4461

3. Willow Creek Vineyard | 5568 Blackburn Road | 604.614.7052

4. Chilliwack River Valley Natural Honey | 43476 Adams Road | 604.823.7400

5. Hamels Fabrics | 5843 Lickman Road | 604.846.4350

6. New Moon Tea Co. | 5680 Lickman Road | 604.703.5827

7. Little Beetle Bistro | 44489 South Sumas Road | 604.846.5528

8. Winks.Home.Gifts.Baby | 45657 Stevenson Road | 604.858.7447