19 Fitzwilliam Road, Richmond, NH 03470
************Needle Pickin News************
I hope that everyone has been staying cool & dry this past week. I don’t mind telling you that I am ready for
some cool autumn days. Our class newsletter for autumn is ready along with all the class samples. We
have a nice selection of classes & workshops to choose from with something for everyone. If you are new
to our class listing, please take a minute to review our Class Policy. Whether you are in the market for a
class or just need some inspiration, we always look forward to seeing you.
Many of you have been purchasing patterns at Pickering Farm from “Jerome Thomas Designs”. Jerry will
be here on Sunday, September 9th from 10:00 – 4:00 to present his newest design
“The Stories of a Barn”
This is a fantastic wool appliqué on cotton quilt with the patterns being presented individually. You can
choose to purchase them one at a time or sign up for the block of the month which will start in January
2019. Jerry will be available for signing your patterns & explain his inspiration for this unique design.
So, MARK YOUR CALENDARS! September 9th --- Pickering Farm Quilt Shop
Stop In & View the Class Samples
Open Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday 10:00-5:00
**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 the second Thursday
of each month. 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. Choose 1 month or all three. Payment is due at time of registration.
Thursdays, September 13th October 11th November 8th Fee: $10.00 a month
Interested in having your own group meet for an Open Sew? Our classroom is available most Fridays
September thru December at $10.00 per person. Call for available dates. The room comfortably seats 8 if
you are using sewing machines.
BRINGING HOME THE TREE BOM - This is a wool appliqué on cotton, homespun & flannel. The 43”x 51”
wallhanging is designed by Buttermilk Basin. It has six appliquéd blocks along with half square triangles for
the sashing, with border & binding. The BOM includes all fabrics for the top of the quilt & the binding.
(Backing sold separately). The class meets the 1st Saturday of each month for 4 months. The 1st & last
month payment is due at time of registration.
Monthly Block Fee: $ 34.95 for 4 months.
Sept 1st, Oct 6th, Nov 3rd, Dec 1st 1:00 – 4:00 Class Fee: $20.00
PINEAPPLE LOG CABIN – This is a 3 week paper foundation pieced class. You can choose table runner
or wallhanging size to make in any color combination that fits your décor.
Thursdays, Sept 6th, 20th & Oct 4th 1:00 – 4:00 Class Fee: $45.00 plus supplies
GALAXY QUILT – Karla will be here to teach another Deb Tucker quilt class that uses the V Block & the
Tucker Trimmer I tools. Choose any size quilt with any color combination. Pattern & tools purchase
required for this 4 week class.
Saturdays, Sept 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 10:00 – 12:00 Class Fee: $45.00 plus supplies
REDWARE CROW TABLEMAT – This is a 2 week class for intermediate to advanced wool appliqué. Use
your own wool scrap bag for all of the penny/tongues or a variety of wool charm packs. Either way it will be
beautiful. Pattern included in class fee.
Sunday, September 16th & 23rd 10:00 – 12:00 Class Fee: $30.00 plus supplies
CIVIL WAR REMEMBERED CLUB – This is a club that meets on the 4th Saturday of each month.
We work on the same quilt each of the 3 months learning something new each month. It’s a great way to
get an intricate quilt done while perfecting your piecing skills. This is considered an intermediate to
advanced project. Book purchase is required for this class. Class resumes in January for another project
from the same book, we make a total of 3 quilts from the book.
September 22nd, October 27th & November 24th 1:00 – 4:00 Class Fee: $45.00 plus
TWISTER WORKSHOP – Join Karla for this 1 day class to learn how to use the twister ruler. You can
make any size table runner or pillow in any fabric combination. Charm packs work great.
Twister ruler purchase required for this project.
Thursday, September 27th 1:00 – 4:00 Class Fee: $15.00 plus supplies
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.
Saturday, September 29th 1:00 – 4:00 Fee: $25.00 Includes kit
FINISH IT UP WORKSHOP – This class is designed for those of you who have unfinished projects & need
the motivation to get them done. You bring what you want to work on & sew all day. Bring a bagged lunch
(we will make dessert).
Sunday, September 30th 10:00 – 4:00 Fee: $20.00
PUNCHNEEDLE – What is it? Punch needle is a miniature version of rug hooking but you use pearl cotton
or floss instead of wool strips. You can choose from a large selection of patterns. 2 week class.
Sundays, October 7th & 21st 10:00 – 12:00 Fee: $25.00 plus supplies
STRIP TUBING QUILT – Karla is back to teach another of her great ruler quilts. This is a 2 week class
where you will cut & assemble your lap size top. Help in coordinating your colors is always available. We
have a great batik autumn colored sample in the shop. Pattern & ruler purchase required for this project.
Saturdays, October 13th & 20th 10:00 – 12:00 Fee: $30.00 Plus supplies
DOT, DOT, BOO! QUILT – This is a very fast & cute quilt to make for Halloween. We have kitted it in the
new fabric line from Moda with the same name & teamed it up with a nice & easy Villa Rosa pattern. You
will get the quilt top cut & sewn all in one day. Bring a bagged lunch (we will make dessert). Fabric kit &
pattern are included in the cost of class. If you don’t want to make it Halloween, choose any cotton or batik
fabric for your kit. This is a great class for beginning quilters.
Sunday, October 14th 10:00 – 4:00 Fee: $85.00 Includes kit
QUILT AS YOU GO TABLE RUNNER – This is a fast & easy project that is all quilted when you are
finished with the top. Make it in any color combination & they make great gifts for the Holidays.
Class fee includes the pattern.
Thursday, October 18th 1:00 – 4:00 Fee: $25.00 plus supplies
HALLOWEEN TEA PARTY – Join us for a delightful afternoon with friends, sewing & enjoying treats from
Steve’s Kitchen. We will be creating another wool appliqué project from Pickering Farm Designs with a
Halloween theme. Wool appliqué experience required.
Sunday, October 28th 1:00 – 4:00 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’