As we close out 2017, we can reflect back on a year that saw us working together to earn money for our donations.   The community of Long Lake benefits from our donations.   If the “deep freeze” continues very long, the Good Samaritan fund will be available to assist those in need with some heating bill help.

We look forward to the 2018 Showcase where the many talents of our group will be on display.  As we begin the new year, we hope for good health, much happiness, and great handwork for all our members.   Remember to let Deb T know if you are going to participate in the 12″ x 12″ project.

Remember only one business meeting a month from October until May. It will be on the first meeting of the month. Our by-laws have been edited to reflect this change.

During the field trip to The View in Old Forge, we noticed the fundraiser “quilts” on display.   They were all 12″ by 12″ and mounted on canvases so that the purchasers could just take them home and hang them on a nail or hook.   But then that was where the similarities ended.   Some were completely made of fabric and just quilted.   Others combined paint and fabric or different embellishments.   The range of styles was incredible and the creativity inspiring.

So inspiring that after much discussion, we have decided to try it as a fundraiser for our youth scholarships for the Adirondack Quilt camp.   Please read your email from Deb T carefully since she explains this project in more detail and has included example pictures to get you inspired.    It was decided that we will purchase the canvases in bulk and distribute them to all of you who wish to participate.   Please consider doing one or more for this worthy cause.

Please post your questions about this project to our Facebook page.   If you are wondering, it is likely that someone else is, too.   🙂

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. Don’t be shy and miss out!   What better way to start off 2018 than learning a new skill or improving an old one!

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.