19 Fitzwilliam Road, Richmond, NH 03470
*******Needle Pickin News*******
DRESSED FOR SPRING
With spring finally here we have been hanging lots of spring quilts & samples in the
shop. New fabrics have been arriving just in time to co-ordinate with the new classes.
If you need a day out, plan a trip to visit us & check everything out including our projects for
Spring/Summer Classes. I hope to see you all soon for one reason or another, but until
sit back with a nice beverage & enjoy our class schedule.
**Class size is limited and payment for class is always at time of registration.
**If you register by phone, credit card payment is expected.
**If you cancel from a class you must give us 7 days notice in order to
receive a store credit.
**Because of our busy schedule we do not have make-up classes, so, PLEASE
mark your calendar & make every effort to arrive prepared.
**We reserve the right to cancel any class that does not meet the minimum.
**Supply lists are available only after registration & payment has been made.
**It is the responsibility of the student to pick up the needed supply list & supplies
prior to the date of class.
**Remember, helping you choose your fabrics for class is always a pleasure!
JEWELRY SHOW – Just in time to pick up something for Mother’s Day or for
yourself for Spring & Summer. A new necklace, bracelet or earrings always makes
me feel like I have a little Spring in my step. Michele from Anew Bead Creations
will be here set up in our classroom with all her unique, one of a kind pieces for the
season. Come see what beautiful color combinations she has created just for you.
Saturday & Sunday, April 28th & 29th 10:00 – 4:00
OPEN SEW – The open sew program is still on Thursdays 10:00 - 4:00. Karla or I
will drop in periodically during the day to offer assistance or answer any questions.
Thursdays, April 12th, May 10th, , June 7th, July 12th Fee: $10.00
WOOL APPLIQUE FOR BEGINNERS – Many of you have admired our wool
appliquéd samples in the shop & would like to learn how easy it is to do. We are
offering two different classes to better fit your schedules.
Saturdays, April 21st or June 30th 1:00 – 4:00 Fee: $30.00 Includes kit
PUNCHNEEDLE – It is quick, easy & very rewarding to see what you can accomplish
with pearl cotton or floss & a special needle. This two week class teaches you everything
you need to know from how to start along with a variety of finishing techniques.
Saturdays, May 5th & 19th 10:00 – 12:00 Fee: $25.00 plus supplies
HAND PIECED SUNBURST QUILT – Have you always wanted to learn how to hand
piece a quilt. In this two week class you will learn how to create curves & sharp points
with amazing accuracy. Hand piecing is a great take along project that never has a
time limit. Amazingly it is very relaxing. Come join us.
Saturdays, May 5th & June 2nd 1:00 – 4:00 Fee: $30.00 plus supplies
WALLFLOWERS WALLHANGING – Back by popular demand. This quilt is paper
foundation pieced cotton blocks with wool appliquéd flowers in the center of each block.
You can choose any fabric combination & make your flowers any color. How fun!
Class meets the 1st Sunday of each month for four months.
May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st & Aug 5th 1:00 – 4:00 Fee: $60.00 plus supplies
HUNTER’S STAR QUILT – Karla is back to teach this fabulous Deb Tucker quilt that
everyone wants to make. Machine piecing experience, pattern & ruler purchase are
required for this class. The class will be held every other Saturday for four weeks.
May 12th, 26th, June 9th & 23rd 10:00 – 12:00 Fee: $40.00 plus supplies
FINISH IT UP - We just can’t have enough of these days, but at least we have one on the
calendar. This class is designed for those of you who have unfinished projects. You bring
what you want to work on & sew all day. Bring a bagged lunch (we will make dessert).
Sunday, Mother’s Day, May 13th 10:00 – 4:00 Fee: $20.00
MY WOOLY RED WAGON BLOCK OF THE MONTH – How cute is this? A little red
wagon for each month of the year, each filled with something different. Quilt has cotton
background with wool appliqué created by Wooden Spool Designs. We will be making two
blocks each month. Class meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month for six months. The 1st
& last months payments are due at time of registration.
Monthly Fee: $29.95 (makes two blocks) for 6 months
May 19th until October 20th 1:00 – 4:00
PENNIES IN MY GARDEN - Another great Block-of-the-Month program that is wool
appliqué on cotton. We are using a soft shade of brown cotton from Primitive Gatherings
along with wool colors of your choice. In this class we will work on circle combinations
each month along with border pieces. This is your opportunity to use all those plaids &
hand-dyed wools that you love so much. The class fee includes the pattern but cotton &
wool are sold separately. The class meets the 3rd Sunday of each month for 6 months.
May 20th until October 21st 1:00 – 4:00 Fee: $75.00 Includes pattern
TEA PARTY – BERRY SPECIAL – Join us for our June Berry Day Tea & enjoy
home baked treats while we create a strawberry inspired wool appliqué project designed
by Pickering Farm especially for this event.
Sunday, June 10th 1:00 – 4:00 Fee: $35.00 Includes kit
FLAG DAY TWISTER – Join Karla on National Flag Day to make a patriotic flag
wallhanging using a twister ruler. Bring a bagged lunch (we will make dessert).
Thursday, June 14th 10:00 – 4:00 Fee: $30.00 plus supplies
FORTY THREE FAT QUARTERS QUILT – This queen sized quilt is machine
pieced using Yes, you guessed it 43 fat quarters. It looks very complicated but is
actually very easy to assemble. I have made three of them & have plans for a 4th.
How sick am I? The class meets every other Saturday so that you have plenty
of time to get your homework done.
June 16th, 30th July 14th, 28th 10:00 – 12:00 Fee: $45.00 plus supplies
LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER – This adorable cotton appliqué & machine pieced
Quilt has four large blocks all filled with fun summer things like watermelons, flags,
pails, birds & flowers. You can choose your own fabrics or purchase a starter kit & add
your own personal touch to it.
The class will be held the 4th Saturday of each month starting June 23rd, then meeting
July 28th, Aug 25th & Sept 22nd 1:00-4:00 Fee: $55.00 includes pattern
A NEW ARRIVAL – This wool appliqué project is the third in the series designed by
Jerome Thomas. Wool appliqué experience is required for this class. You can bring your
own wool or reserve a kit. Fee includes pattern only & we meet once a month starting
Sunday, June 24th, July 22nd & Aug 26th 1:00 – 4:00 Fee: $45.00 plus kit
QUILT AS YOU GO TABLERUNNER – This is a fast & easy project that is all
quilted when you finish. Make it in red, white & blue & it will be the hit of your
Fourth of July celebration. They also make great gifts. Class fee includes pattern.
Thursday, June 28th 1:00 – 4:00 Fee: $25.00 plus supplies
Whether you are coming in to sign up for a class, pick fabric for your
next project or just need inspiration, Steve, the Girls & I are always happy to assist you.
Think Spring & until next time, keep those needles pickin’
PICKERING FARM WILL BE CLOSED ON EASTER SUNDAY
ENJOY THE DAY WITH YOUR FAMILY
Diana & Steve Gallagher