Our History

The Needle Rules! Society is an organization that seeks to provide educational activities through the art of quilting, sewing and crafts. The Needle Rules! Society is located in the City of Detroit, Michigan. TNR!S was a vision by three individuals, two of them are still members, Louise Hamm and LaDonne Young. The Society has been in operation since November 1998 and is currently carrying out its activities at the MBAD African Bead Museum and Gallery located at 6850 Vinewood and The Detroit Association of Women's Club, 5461 Brush, both located in Detroit, Michigan. The Society has been incorporated since May 2006.

The Needle Rules! Society has participated in several charitable events for many years. In 2000, the Society participated in the Pink Ribbon Quilt Project sponsored by the Crafter's Choice Book Club in New York, New York. Several blocks were made by the Society, mailed in and included in the book, Threaded Together. The blocks were included in several quilts constructed from the many thousands of blocks received from around the world and donated to raise funds for breast cancer research.

In 2005, the Society was asked to and participated in making several quilts with other organizations, that resulted in a total of thirty quilts made and donated to Habitat for Humanity for thirty homes built during the Jimmy Carter Blitz in Detroit, Michigan.

Since 1999, The Needle Rules! Society has held an annual open house where others are invited in to learn the art of quilting. During the open house, the guests learn basic historical facts about the art and are taught the basic steps of quilting by machine. The member provide the sewing machines, fabric, quilting supplies and food for an afternoon of fun and excitement. During this session, the guests are taught to sew a simple block pattern and leave with a finished block with instructions. The Society has received many requests for membership from these sessions.



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