Thank you to all the Northern Needles members who made the marvelous squares and gave up time to help stage, man and dismantle the 2018 Showcase.   With everyone pitching in, an onerous task became easily manageable.   We had many positive comments about both the items on display as well as the squares.

The sale of the squares raised enough money to cover two Long Lake student scholarships for 2019 and a good part of 2020!   The support of our members and our visitors to the display was wonderful.   The young people from Long Lake who win the scholarships will be most grateful for your support.   It was most gratifying to hear the squares described as “affordable” since that was one of our goals.

A big thank you also goes to Jane Bissell’s family for loaning us a collection of her works for our memorial display.   Jane’s eye for color amazed all.   We were delighted to find that the donation jar contained over $400 for the Long Lake Rescue Squad, one of Jane’s favorite charities.

Look below for pictures from the 2018 Showcase.

John from Gloversville Sewing Center will be coming on August 22 to clean and tune up our sewing machines.   If you know someone who would like their machine cleaned that day, please let us know.   John usually brings a helper and is willing to save someone a trip out of town.

Inspired after seeing the 2018 Showcase?  Want to become 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!   Your work can be part of the 2020 Showcase 🙂

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.