At our December meeting it was reported that $300 was donated to the Good Samaritan Fund. We feel blessed in 2016 to have been able to raise so much money for so many worthy causes in our community. A big "thank you" to both our members and those in the community who have supported our efforts.

We look forward to a productive 2017. This year our service project will be making tactile lap quilts for those in nursing homes. This will be a great project since we will need the help of those who quilt as well as those who do not. It is also a great way to use of smaller pieces of fabric and batting as well as those extra buttons and trims that seem to collect.

We wish for continued health and happiness for our current members and hope to have new members join us this year.

Think you might like to be part of our group? Please do come to any meeting and look around. You will find friendly people who are very willing to help you learn a new skill or to have you work alongside them. So don't be shy and miss out!

Northern Needles in Long Lake, NY is composed of over 30 individuals who love to work with all kinds of needlework. Check out our calendar for upcoming events!

Our meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 10am to 4:30pm at St. Henry’s Parish Hall in Long Lake, NY. Some of our members come to sew or stitch for the entire day, while others join us for just 2-4 hours. Many of our members, particularly those who love to quilt, bring their sewing machines to our meetings. Others bring hand sewing, knitting needles, embroidery needles, or even counted count stitch patterns. We have all levels of expertise in our group from the beginner seamstress to individuals who make absolutely fantastic intricate quilts. Anyone who would like to attend our meetings is more than welcome to come, and we send out email reminders prior to each meeting to those who have expressed an interest in attending. If, in the future, you decide that you would like to be a member of our group, we do collect annual dues of $20 , which also gives you a discount at Jo-Ann's Fabric store. We donate a portion of our dues each year to the Long Lake Community Food Pantry, and in 2014 after our August, 2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Showcase we were able to give the Food Pantry all of the money we collected, over $550.

Occasionally, meetings are cancelled if the parish hall is needed for a funeral or a religious event.

Check under "Calendar and Events" for our meeting dates as well as special events.