Well, the black flies are out in full force so our summer members should soon be arriving.   Welcome back!   We have missed you and are looking forward to catching up on both news and projects!

Thank you to all who submitted ideas for our summer service project.   We had so many wonderful suggestions that it was a difficult choice to make.   However, after much discussion, bags for walkers won.   Dr. Rider noted that with so many people having joint replacements that these bags were needed to go along with the walkers that get loaned.   Patty F came up with a good pattern for us to use.    So circle Wednesday, July 24th. as our work day.   There will be tasks for those who do not sew and we will need “all hands on deck” that day to keep the production line moving along.

Watch in the minutes for the supplies that will be needed.   Donations of materials are always welcome and there may be some leftovers in your stash that you want to clean out, too!

Classes are filling up fast for the Adirondack Quilt Camp here in Long Lake, but some classes still have some openings.   Check out their web page to see which classes still have some openings.

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.