Category Archives: Holidays

14th Annual Christmas Craft Crawl


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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

October Scare


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We have yet another darling “Little Quilts Squared” pattern by The Wooden Bear. This time we are sharing October Scare which is a whimsically styled jack-o’-lantern and his friendly little eight legged friends.

As with previous “Little Quilts Squared” projects this quilt is appliquéd with fusible web and machine blanket stitched. The eyes on both the jack-o’-lantern and the spiders are tiny buttons which can be purchased separately in a package here. The border is made up of scrappy squares in coordinating colours. Again this is a great little project to put your bits and pieces to good use as the entire quilt is twelve inches square when complete.october-scare-jackolanternoctober-scare-spider

If you want a pattern for yourself you can find it HERE.

Trick or Treat


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Brenda has been stitching away on some Halloween projects. She’s just completed the first of two Trick or Treat wall quilts. She used flannel bits from her stash as mostly small pieces were required for this easy fusible appliqué project. She used a machine sewn buttonhole stitch for the edges of the appliqués as to keep the project timeline short and sweet.

The bewitched jack o’ lantern, friendly crow and black kitty are front and centre of this design.jackkitty-close-upcrow


Brenda added the embroidered button spider of her own creation as a whimsical addition to the project and it is adorable.embroidered-spider

This Halloween cutie is far from spooky and will make a fun addition to your seasonal decor. This pattern is by Cottage Creek Quilts and can be found by clicking on the image below.trick-or-treat-pattern

November Turkey


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Where has the time gone? It seems like it was still Summer just last week and BAM just like that it’s already Thanksgiving weekend!

Today we have another Little Quilts Squared Again project. November Turkey couldn’t be more fitting to feature today for us Canadians celebrating the well loved autumn holiday.

If you are new to the blog Little Quilts Squared are 12″ x 12″ seasonal display quilts by The Wooden Bear. November Turkey has a big ol’ turkey front and centre and in the pumkin patch no less. Our quilt was machine appliquéd with and sports wee buttons for the turkeys eyes.november-turkey-centrenovember-turkey-close-up

The pattern is available by clicking on the image below.
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