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Pickering Farm
19 Fitzwilliam Road, Richmond, NH 03470

************Needle Pickin News************

By now most of you know that Pickering Farm Quilt Shop will be featured in the September issue of Quilt Sampler
Magazine. The issue is due to arrive September 5th. If you would like to pre-order an autographed copy, go to our
website to place your order for mail delivery or stop by the shop to pre-buy &
reserve your copy for pick-up. Copies are limited, so don’t delay. I am also getting the shop set up for autumn &
working on samples for classes & the holidays.  We have a nice selection of classes, workshops & Tea Parties to
choose from for the upcoming season. Whether you are in the market for a class or just need some inspiration, we
always look forward to seeing you. The colorful days of autumn are my favorite time of the year. Enjoy them all.

Stop In & View the Class Samples

Open Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday   10:00-5:00

Class Policy

**Class size is limited and payment for class is at time of registration.
**If you register by phone, credit card payment is expected.
**If you cancel from a class we require that you give us 7 days notice in order to
 receive a store credit which is given in a form of gift certificate.
**Because of our busy schedule we do not have make-up classes, so, PLEASE
 Mark your calendar & make every effort to arrive prepared, which includes    
 knowing how to operate the sewing machine that you arrive with.
**We reserve the right to cancel any class that does not meet the minimum.
**It is the responsibility of the student to pick up the needed supply list & supplies
 prior to the date of class.                                                

OPEN SEW – We are pleased to continue offering the open sew program in our new classroom. Lots of windows &
great lighting make the room very cheery. The room is just off the parking lot, so you don’t have to carry your sewing
machine very far. Bring anything you want to work on. Assistance will be available if you need it. Seating is limited so
sign up early. The room is available from 10:00 - 4:00 & registration is for one week at a time.
Thursdays,         August 3rd         September 7th         October 12th         Fee: $10.00 a week

Interested in having your own group meet for an Open Sew? Our classroom is available most Fridays September
thru December (no bookings available for November) at $10.00 per person. Call for available dates. The room
comfortably seats 8 if you are using sewing machines.

SNOWMAN BORDERS BLOCK-OF-THE-MONTH – Those of you that are patiently waiting for me to do the borders
on the Snowman BOM Quilt, well your wait is over. I have been working on them & we are ready to offer the
program. You will receive a large piece of the background color the first month along with the pattern & wool to
complete the 1st border. The next 3 months you will receive a pattern & additional appliqué wool for another border.
Registration for this will only be open until August 31st.
Monthly Fee: $31.95 a month for four months, 1st border will be ready for pick-up on September 15th.

WOOL APPLIQUE FOR BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE – Many of you have asked for this class as a refresher or
just to get you started on wool. This is a very simple art form that gives immediate results & satisfaction. Wool
appliqué is a great way to make small Holiday gifts for family & friends.
Sunday, September 10th                                 1:00 – 4:00        Fee: $25.00 Includes kit

TRAIL MIX QUILT – Karla MacLeod is back to teach another of her great ruler quilts. This is a 3 week class where
you will cut & assemble your lap size top. Help in coordinating your colors is always available. Pattern & ruler
purchase required for this project.
Saturdays, Sept 23rd, 30th & Oct 14th                 10:00 – 12:00        Fee: $30.00 Plus supplies

THE PUMPKIN PATCH – Join me in making this adorable wool appliqué pillow/wallhanging designed by Jerome
Thomas. You will learn advanced techniques in wool appliqué & stitchery. Wool appliqué experience is required.
You can bring your own wool or reserve a kit.
Saturdays, Sept 23rd, Oct 7th & 21st                 1:00 – 4:00         Fee: $45.00 Includes pattern

CUPCAKE DELIGHTS – Today we will be indulging in a variety of cupcakes from Steve’s Kitchen along with
creating a small quilt from cupcake papers designed by Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company. These are papers that you sew
on along with using charm squares to make perfect triangles & perfect small projects. Cupcakes, cupcakes,
cupcakes, what could be better?
Sunday, September 24th                                 1:00 – 4:00        Fee: $20.00 Plus supplies

AUTUMN TEA PARTY – ACORN VILLAGE – Join us for a delightful afternoon with friends, sewing & treats from
Steve’s Kitchen. We will be creating another wool appliqué project from Pickering Farm Designs with an autumn
theme. This is another small hanging for those wonderful mantel/table racks.
Sunday, October 8th                                 2:00 – 5:00        Fee: $35.00 Includes kit

STRINGING ALONG – You guessed it, this is a class to learn how to construct a string quilt. You can use up all
those scraps of fabric & create something useful with them. You will learn how to foundation piece on fabric, the
correct way to square up your string blocks & what to do with them when they are finished.
Saturdays, October 21st & 28th                         10:00 – 12:00        Fee: $20.00 Plus supplies

ICED TEA IN THE AUTUMN – This is a workshop where we will cut & piece the blocks for this lap sized quilt in just
a day. The Iced Tea blocks (the name of the pattern) have a partial seam construction that many of you have never
done. Choose any fabric that you want, one of the new flannel lines would be wonderful for someone special for the
Holiday. Bring a bagged lunch & we will serve dessert & beverages. Fabric & pattern included for quilt top & binding.
Sunday, October 22nd                                  10:00 – 4:00        Fee: $85.00 Includes fabric & pattern

FINISH IT UP – Many of you have unfinished projects that you may need assistance on. This is your chance to work
on them & get them done. Bring a bagged lunch (we will make dessert).
Sunday, October 29th                                 10:00 – 4:00        Fee: $15.00

HOLIDAY TEA PARTY- Join us for our annual Holiday Tea Party where we will create another wool appliquéd
project from Pickering Farm Designs that you will enjoy for years to come. Sweet treats from Steve’s Kitchen are
always delicious. We have 2 different dates to choose from this year.
Sunday, December 3rd  or December 10th         2:00 - 5:00        Fee: $35.00 Includes kit

Whether you are coming in to sign up for a class, pick fabric for your next project or just need some inspiration;
Steve, the girls & I are always happy to assist you.

Until next time, keep those needles pickin’