Meet The Hamel-lites…. Janet


If you have visited our store, you would most definitely been helped by Janet.  Janet has been with Hamels for over 17 years.  Her role is Main Desk Retail Sales Clerk/Display Co-ordinator, however she likes to refer to herself as  “Chief of the Hamel-lite’s, (A Hamel-lite is one who is employed at Hamels).   She is always up for the challenge of re-vamping the store.  Janet has come to to know and enjoy the many long time customers over the years and welcomes the many new customers that visit our store.  The staff is also a big part of what she like most working at Hamels, as she considers them more like friends.

Janet has been sewing for over 30 years and quilting for 20 years.  Her favorite fabric is “Fig Tree” by Joanna Figueroa and she also enjoys working with wools.   Janet’s favourite notion is Fork Pins as she believes they are the best invention ever!  As well, she has recently come to love Quilt in a Day’s “Half Square Triangle Square Up Ruler”.

Her sewing space is a 12 ft by 17 ft sewing room which she amiably shares with a washing machine and dryer.  She also enjoys playing the piano and reading, (particularly quilting books by Jennifer Chiaverini.  Her motto is,  “Bloom where you are planted”.

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