SOFAAR:AGM March 14th: important notice

SOFAAR members,

As you are no doubt already know the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 to have reached pandemic status. At this time in Canada, as reported on the Government of Canada Health site,  80% of cases are travellers and 10% are close contacts of those travellers. There are no confirmed cases in Nova Scotia at the time of writing but this can change in a moment and progress rapidly.   With this in mind let us take the following precaution:

Anyone returning within the last 14 days from a country or province with confirmed COVID-19 cases, or been in contact with anyone who has, DO NOT attend the AGM event.

We all need our immune systems to be at their best so anyone suffering colds and seasonal flu please stay at home as well.

We are all going to have parts to play in the coming weeks. If it falls to me that my part is to stay home, I will immerse myself in fibre projects and be glad to do so. If we all do our part the show and tells once the contagion has abated could be amazing.

When I became SOFAAR president I never imagined penning such an email, but at this conjuncture I feel it is essential.

Yours wanting to keep us healthy,

 

Cheryl den Hartog

President SOFAAR

Saturday Snips: January 11th

Welcome to a brand new year of fibre crafting!

This coming Saturday, we will gather from 1-4 (weather permitting) at the Saint-Alphonsus Church at 93, South Street in Bridgetown.

All members are welcome as well as guests who would like to see what we are all about.

Bring a project to work on and bring a show and tell. Come and see how much more background Rachael has filled in on her peacock 🙂

We look forward to lots of fibre crafting in 2020.

Rachael’s stunning peacock struts its colours.

December Saturday Snips the 14th

We hope to see you at our final SOFAAR event of 2019.

This month’s Saturday Snips will take place on December 14th from 1 to 4 pm at the United Church in Annapolis Royal, 393 St. George St right by the traffic lights.

Bring a current project and get to know your fellow members, share creative ideas and enjoy yummy refreshments.

The next Snips will be on January 11th, 2020 at the Saint Alphonsus Church in Bridgetown.

 

Saturday Snips reminder: June 8th

 

We hope to see you this Saturday at the Granville Ferry hall for our monthly gathering of Saturday Snips. We will be at 5352 Highway One between 1 and 4 pm to work together on our individual stitching projects.

Come early to Annapolis and experience our famous Farmers’ and Traders’ market and grab some tasty lunch there before heading over to the Ferry to work on your project.

Don’t forget to bring some show and tell!

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, June 8th.

June Saturday Snips coming up!

 

June’s Saturday Snips event will take place on Saturday June 8th at the Granville Ferry Community Hall.

This hall is located at 5352 Granville Rd. in Granville Ferry just outside of Annapolis Royal.

Our event takes place from 1 to 4 pm.

Bring a project to work on, bring a show and tell and come and spend an afternoon with like-minded fibre enthusiasts.

Why not make a day of it ? Annapolis Royal has a wonderful Saturday outdoor market that begins at 8 am and runs till 1 pm. There you will find fresh produce, great bakery items, lunch of sausages or sushi. And there are lots of interesting little stores and spots to explore.

We look forward to seeing you on June 8th.

As always, refreshments will be served.

Kay denHartog embroidery

SOFAAR elects a new board

SOFAAR held its Annual General Meeting and Stash Day this past Saturday, March 9th, 2019. The sun shone for us and some 35 members gathered for a fibre afternoon. The business meeting was followed by much browsing and selecting of ‘new-to-you’ stash, an exciting Show and Tell and lively conversation.

One of the key elements of the business portion was the election of directors. Some directors are returning: Rachael Cheechoo, Donna Godfrey-Conyers, Sharon Moody and Céleste Thibodeau-Stacey. Others have served on the SOFAAR board in previous years: Cheryl den Hartog and Cathy Malon. Yet others have agreed to serve for the first time: Rosaire MacNeil, Annette Parker-Smith, Tammy Sanford-Hutchinson and Betty Wade. The new board met briefly after the AGM portion of the day and elected directors to serve the members of SOFAAR in the following roles:

President – Cheryl den Hartog

Vice-President – Céleste Thibodeau-Stacey

Treasurer – Rachael Cheechoo

Secretary – Cathy Malon

We look forward to a vibrant year of fibre events – casual gatherings, exhibitions and learning events. We hope to serve you well.  If you have any ideas for future, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

PS> We’re working on the next issue of Snippets and we need your help. Please send us your news. This could be a photo of a recently finished project (with a few words of description); news of upcoming guild meetings or workshops; exhibitions of interest to SOFAAR members; books, websites or blogs you find helpful or inspirational; etc. In other words, anything you think would be of interest to fellow members. Please send directly to our totally amazing Snippets editor at gracebutland@eastlink.ca.

On behalf of the newly elected SOFAAR directors,

Cheryl den Hartog

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 info@sofaar.ca. We need your news!

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 info@sofaar.ca to reserve a table.

If you have stash you would like to give away, please also contact info@sofaar.ca.

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SOFAAR stash sale this Saturday!

A reminder of the Fibre stash sale and give-away this Saturday, March 11th from 2 to 4 pm at Saint-Luke’s Hall in Annapolis Royal.

Our AGM will take place at 1pm followed by this sale.

Refreshments will be served. Bring a project along and spend the afternoon with other fibre enthusiasts.

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AGM and Stash sale next week!

A reminder of SOFAAR’s AGM followed by a fibre stash sale and give-away and stitching afternoon next Saturday, March 11th. beginning at 1 pm.

We’ve been sorting through stash and there are lots of interesting bits to be had from fabric to patterns to fibre to books and buttons and beads!

Hope to see you there at St-Luke’s Parish Hall in Annapolis Royal.

Stash sale starts at 2 pm and is open to the public so please let all your fibre friends know.

Of course, the AGM is open to the public as well and begins at 1pm. We will be electing a new board and will tell you about all the exciting events coming up this year.

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