Registration for the 9th Northern Needles Showcase is now open (click on the red link above). We hope that you find the new registration form easier to use. Remember that each entry will require a separate form. You will find it helpful if you have dimensions of your entry and the descriptive details at hand. Please put your complete address on the address line (street, town, state and zip); this is especially important for winter addresses.
Registration will close on June 30th. You do not need to register the canvases for the youth quilt camp scholarship fundraiser. This year’s recipients have been selected and notified. Wonderful to see the enthusiasm of these young people for handiwork.
Warmer temperatures are here! The black flies are disappearing and the dragonflies (our friends who eat those nasty black flies) are soaring through the air. Most of our seasonal members have returned so we have a lot of catching up to do as we finish up projects for the 2018 Showcase.
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.