On Wednesday, July 24th. the ladies came together to make the bags for walkers. With the generosity of our members and the Long Lake community, the only supplies that we needed to purchase was the Velcro needed to fasten the bags to the walkers. At the end of a busy day 23 bags were completed! Just goes to show what can be accomplished by working together. The bags will be distributed to local medical facilities.
No resting on our laurels, ladies, since before we know it the 2020 Showcase will be here! As discussed, we will have another fundraiser for our youth ADK Quilt Camp scholarships so get creative over the winter and work on completing projects for display.
As many of our members head to their winter homes, we wish them godspeed and good health. For the year round Long Lakers, we wish a successful winter season and then an early spring. Best way to beat the winter blues is to join us twice a month for a day of needlework and camaraderie.
New members are always welcome! Whether you sew, quilt, knit, needlepoint, cross stitch, crochet or do some other type of hand work (or wanting to learn) you are always welcome to join us. Not sure? Then drop in some day to look around and meet us. You will find a friendly group always willing to share their expertise.
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 4:00pm 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.
We donate a portion of our dues each year to local charities as well as donations collected at our biennial showcase. For the last couple of years we have also been sponsoring two Long Lake students to the ADK Quilt Camp here in Long Lake. This class provides the sewing machine, fabrics and all materials needed for a completed projected.
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.