New Program Available


We all wish to stay connected through our love of fibre. And we all miss being together.

How about joining a virtual collective fibre project for the rest of this year?

The idea is for all registered participants to work on the exact same image as a project.

We would meet together via Zoom at an agreed upon time every couple of weeks to talk about our interpretation of the image and our progress.

Here are the details:

OBJECTIVE: Staying connected through a common project

TITLE: Trailing Threads


IMAGE: Mayflower or Trailing arbutus (hence the project name). Nova Scotia’s provincial flower.

REGISTRATION DATE: by April 1st, 2021 to

FINISH DATE: December 31st, 2021


1. Every participant uses the exact same image.
2. Coloured image (as seen above) is provided in a .pdf to all registered participants.
3. Size may be altered but colouring is to remain the same.
4. Any and all fibre and any and all techniques can be used, including but not limited to: embroidery, needlepoint, hooking, quilting, cross-stitch, appliqué, crochet, knitting, beading, felting, lace-making, etc.
5. Finished piece can take any form: rug, hanging, framed piece, chair pad, 3D stand alone, quilt, wearable art, etc. Limited only by imagination.
6. Participants work on their piece on their own time but every two weeks, participants meet via Zoom at an agreed time to discuss their work and their challenges and show their progress.
7. Participants MUST agree to attend the Zoom meetings to meet the objective of the project (see above).
Of course, once or twice, maybe, someone might have a conflict and miss a session.
8. Participants may create more than one finished piece in more than one technique.
9. Pieces must be finished by December 31st, 2021
10. A SOFAAR exhibit of all the pieces may be possible in the spring of 2022.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: unlimited, but you must be a SOFAAR member. Participants will all be contacted via e-mail the first week in April to set up a time and day for the Zoom meetings.

COST: There is no cost. The project is open to all SOFAAR members and each participant provides their own materials.

If you would like to be a part of this collective stitch-along, please fill out the registration form and send it to Christine Igot. You can find the registration form here on the Members’ Only page of the SOFAAR website. Or you can request a form from Christine by e-mail. You’ll need to print it, complete it, scan it, and e-mail or snail mail it to Christine.

Change to AGM Date

SOFAAR Annual General Meeting 2021

Normally SOFAAR holds its AGM in March but given the present Covid-19 restrictions in Nova Scotia the Board of Directors has delayed the meeting until it is safe for all members to attend. The Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stocks informs us that if a meeting cannot be held according to the current Health Protection Act Order it enables a society to postpone it for a further 90 days after the state of emergency is lifted. 

Everything decided on at the March, 2020, AGM remains in place until we are able to meet safely. The Directors remain the same and financial statements and other documents are sent to the registry after we hold our AGM. 

An important part of our AGM is our spectacular Stash Sale and Give-away and the stash is continuing to grow with generous donations from our members and friends. We look forward to meeting with you all, not only to tend to the necessary annual business of the society but to find good homes for the fabric and fibre that has been collected so far.