Pins & Needles NG Page

Pins & Needles is led by Lorraine Potter and Cindi EdwardsFor more information or to be added to the P&N NG Member email list please contact them.  Meetings are on the 1st Saturday of every month from 1:00 until 4:00. Bring your machines, project supplies and your sense of humor to the Manatee County Central (Main) Library located at 1301 Barcarrota Blvd West in Bradenton.


2017 Charity Project is: Making monthly gift pillows for the Manatee Hospital Breast Care Unit, making and filling 26 gift bags for Hope Family Services.

In June 2017 Marie delivered our pillows to the Manatee Hospital Volunteer Director, and Breast Care Unit Nurses and Doctors whose presence showed their appreciation for the many pillows P&N has supplied to them over the past 10+ years or more. Marie writes, "It is amazing how such a small hand made item from our scrapes and donated material is to the patients and unit personnel. To All who have taken part in this project THANK YOU!"

2017 Programs

Dec 9th- Holiday Party with CSS at the South Manatee County Library

From Helaine: I suspect everyone is busy getting ready for the holidays which seem to be in full swing already! Here is a reminder of what you need to bring to the party on Saturday.

Your own place setting; includes plate(s), silverware, cup/glass  coffee/tea will be available

                Dish to share plus serving utensil

                Containers for leftovers to bring home

                3 fat quarters (need not match) for game

                $5  (if you haven’t paid already)

                Bring your Christmas Trees from last months meeting.  We want to display them and take a picture for the newsletter.

               Bring supplies for Make It Take It Teabag Christmas tree

 We will start at 10:30 am with this project and continue with games and festivities, breaking for lunch around noon. So come early to visit with others before we start.

MAPS and Directions to Pins & Needles Meetings

at the Central Manatee Library

2017 Past Programs

Jan 7: We invited Creative Sassy Sewers to share our meeting to prepare for the "Make it-Take it" booth at the Manatee County  Fair. We also started our P&N Fabric Exchange Challenge, Show & Tell for our March Meeting.

Feb 4: We attended the Gals, Fashions and Fun  at Marina Jacks for the American Girl Doll drawing for our Education Fund Raising.

May 4: Fabric Challenge items and UFOs.

Apr 1: Crazy Quilt  design used for something other than a block.

May 6: Jewelry Bag with Kathy Pell

Jun 3:  Purse Organizer with Helaine Eckstein

Jul 1: Summer Vacation- No Meeting

Aug: 5: Decorated Central Library Windowsfor National Sewing Month and worked on kits for Make It Take NSM

Sep 2: Make It Take It NSM Public Event at Library
Oct 7: Sweatshirt Change Up with Marie Gartley
Nov 4: Made Ditty Bags for Hope Family Services