SOFAAR welcomes new board

A huge thank you to all the members who donated items and those who came out to attend SOFAAR’s 2nd annual AGM and stash sale. It was a roaring success!
The membership elected the following slate of directors for 2018:
Grace Butland
Rachael Cheechoo
Donna Conyers
Ken Flett
Christine Igot
Gail Robertson
Celeste Thibodeau-Stacey
Sharon Moody
Your newly elected executive for the year is:
President – Grace Butland
Vice President – Celeste Thibodeau Stacey
Secretary – Christine Igot
Treasurer – Gail Robertson
We look forward to a busy and successful year.
Reminder: The next issue of Snippets is coming up later this month. If you have any news that you think would be of interest to the SOFAAR membership – workshops, exhibitions, good books, websites, photos of your current or recently completed projects – anything at all that is fibre-related – please send them to We need your news!

AGM and Stash sale a huge success

A cold wind but warm fibre! We had full house for our annual general meeting and stash stash on Saturday the 17th.

A new board has been elected and details will be posted after the next regular board meeting.

There were lots of deals to be had at the stash sale with many balls of fibre, bags of buttons and ribbons, patterns and odds and ends going home with happy new owners!

A big thank you to everyone who came out. And a huge thank you to our sponsors. Remember to use your cards for discounts!

Many stayed on to work on the their projects and chat and catch up.

Our next event is a stitching day on Sunday, April 15th. Stay tuned for details.

Out-going and founding president Cathy Malon staffing the Sponsor table.
Out-going and founding president Cathy Malon staffing the Sponsor table.
Tables ready and full of stash.
Tables ready and full of stash.
Deals to be had!
Deals to be had!
Donna, Marie and Mary working on their projects.
Donna, Marie and Mary working on their projects.
Sisters Tammy and Teresa cross-stitching.
Sisters Tammy and Teresa cross-stitching.


New sponsor! Frames on James

Coral Fuller and her expert framing at Frames on James in Yarmouth is SOFAAR’s latest sponsor.

Coral will offer a 15% discount to all card-carrying SOFAAR members who come in to see her for framing needs. SOFAAR members wishing to have several pieces framed at the same time may be offered a higher discount!

Coral can also supply members with some materials (foam core, archival mount boards and mats) for those wishing to do their own mounting.

Please visit Coral’s website at : <> or give Coral a call at 902-742-6115. Her email is : <>

Below are some examples of Coral’s framed work with fibre.

Quilt framed by Coral Fuller at Frames on James, Yarmouth.
Quilt framed by Coral Fuller at Frames on James, Yarmouth.
Cross-stitch framed at Frames on James 2018.
Cross-stitch framed at Frames on James 2018.
Needlepoint framed at Frames on James.
Needlepoint framed at Frames on James.

Stash sale and give-away next Saturday!

SOFAAR will hold its third annual general meeting at 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 17th. A new board will be elected.

This meeting will be followed promptly at 2pm by our super fun stash sale and give-way. Come and pick up some extra stash: fabric, wools, patterns and much more!

Stay on to work on your projects with fellow fibre enthusiasts.

See you there next Saturday at St-Luke’s Parish Hall in Annapolis Royal.


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2018 Retreat at Hillsdale House Inn!

SOFAAR will hold its 2nd Fibre crafting Retreat at the beautiful Hillsdale House Inn in Annapolis Royal the weekend of September 28th.

The rooms are filling up fast at the Inn, there are only 4 now available. We have been offered a special price for these rooms as well as an early-bird Thursday night rate for those who would like to have the whole day on Friday to work on their projects.

There are also days-stitching spots available.

Our Retreat is for a maximum of 30 participants only.

Please find the Retreat package attached.

You can also e-mail Christine at with any questions regarding the Retreat.







AGM and Stash sale: March 17th, 2018

SOFAAR’s annual general meeting and Fibre Stash sale will take place on Saturday, March 17th 2018 at Saint-Luke’s Parish Hall in Annapolis Royal.

The AGM will begin at 1:30 and last thirty minutes.

The Stash sale and give-away will begin at 2 pm.

If you are a SOFAAR member and would like to sell stash at this sale, tables are $10 each to rent. Please contact Christine at to reserve a table.

If you have stash you would like to give away, please also contact

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Come Play with Us: 2nd annual

SOFAAR will be hosting its second annual Come Play with Us communal fibre-crafting event at the Annapolis Royal Firehall again this year.

We would love to hear from you all about participating. Last year, over 200 visitors came through the Firehall to see what working with fibre was all about. We had a such a great time and so did the kids and parents who came out to see.

Many men and children learned how to sew on a button, do some hooking, try some wet-felting and pick up a needle!

Come to craft for a couple of hours or all day.

Come and do a demo for everyone to see.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Christine at:

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Fun fibre-filled afternoon!

Yesterday, January 20th, 2018 brought together 22 fibre-happy crafters to begin our new year of fun fibre afternoons.

We met at the Saint-Alphonsus church hall in Bridgetown. An enjoyable afternoon was spent working on projects and showing and telling what we were all up to. Lots of different techniques to see: knitting, felting, hooking, cross-stitch and embroidery.

Keep checking in for more Saturday fibre filled afternoons dates.

Showing and telling in Bridgetown. January 20th 2018
Showing and telling in Bridgetown. January 20th 2018
Surface embroidery.
Surface embroidery.

Fibre fun gathering: January 20th 2018

Cast away any winter blahs and come out for an afternoon of communal fibre crafting in Bridgetown on January 20th from 1:30 to 4 pm.

Bring the project you are working on whether you are knitting, hooking, quilting, sewing, cross-stitching or other and any show and tell you would like.

There will be refreshments.

If you are a member, bring a friend. If you are friend, come and see what SOFAAR is all about.

All welcome. All fibre arts welcome.

Where: Saint- Alphonus Church Hall, 93 South Street, Bridgetown. Across the Bridge on the right past the pub.

When: Saturday, January 20th,

Time: 1:30 to 4 pm

Weather permitting. We will post if the event is cancelled.

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