2019 is here! A new year and a perfect time to make a resolution to finish up those UFOs (unfinished projects that you started) or to start on a new one. While it may be cold and wintry outside, it is always warm and friendly at St. Henry’s parish center on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Come join us.
This summer we will undertake another community project. Please be thinking of ideas and send them via email to Kate, Jackie or Kathy, please. We would like to gather ideas and have an email vote by the end of the winter so that we can take advantage of sales as well as any materials that members might be willing to donate. Since some of our members are seasonal, they may have goodies they need to dig out before heading to the Adirondacks for the season.
Of course, it is never to early to begin working on projects for the 2020 Showcase which will be here before we know it. Perhaps a class at the Adirondack Quilt Camp will give you inspiration and a great start. Watch for the classes to be posted shortly and remember that they fill up fast!
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.