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19 Fitzwilliam Road, Richmond, NH 03470
************Needle Pickin News************
Happy New Year!
Just a reminder that the shop is closed December 24th thru January 3rd
We will re-open on January 4th with our regular schedule
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday Season. We have a great selection of Classes, Clubs & Block-Of-
The-Month programs for your winter enjoyment. Because it is winter make sure to check snow dates.
I hope to see you all soon for one reason or another, but until then, sit back with a warm beverage and enjoy our
2018 winter class schedule.
Open Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday 10:00-5:00
**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!
CIVIL WAR CLUB – For those of you who have been working on this club, we are starting
our log cabin quilt. We will continue on the same dates going into 2018. This will be a 3 month project
starting January 13th & continuing February 10th & March 10th 1:00 – 4:00
Class Fee: $15.00
AUTUMN QUILT – For those of you who have been working on this quilt, this is your schedule for the next
three months. Sunday, January 21st, February 18th & March 18th 1:00 – 4:00
Monthly block fee $24.95.
OPEN SEW – We are pleased to continue offering the open sew program in 2018. 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. Seating is limited so sign up early. Bring anything you want to work on,
assistance is available if you need it. The room is available from 10:00 – 4:00 & registration is for 1 week
at a time.
Thursdays, January 11th February 8th March 8th April 12th Fee: $10.00 a week
SNOWMAN BLOCK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB - This is for pick-up only, there is no class scheduled, yes we will
ship. This quilt is my own (Pickering Farm Designs) creation. The quilt will have 12 snowman blocks on a slate
blue background (winter sky). It is completely wool appliqué. Each month you will receive a pattern & wool kit for
The blocks will be available for pick-up or shipping on the 3rd Friday of each month starting January 19th.
The 1st & last month payments are due at time of registration & this does not include the cost of shipping.
Monthly Fee: $21.95 for 12 months
SNOWMAN BORDERS BLOCK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB – These are the four borders for our snowman quilt. If
you have finished your blocks & would like to make your quilt a bit larger, this is the way to do that.
The wool colors are the same as the quilt. The program runs for four months.
The border will be available for pick-up or shipping on the 4th Friday of each month starting January 26th.
Monthly Fee: $31.95 for 4 months Deadline for registration for borders is January 19th.
BEE MY SUNSHINE BLOCK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB – This 59”x 76” quilt has cotton machine piecing along
with cotton hand appliqué. It has a honey bee theme consisting of 6 different pieced & appliquéd rows in gold,
yellow, green, cream & grey. The class runs for 6 months. Applique experience required.
Class Fee: $60.00 Cotton kit sold separately
Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 Dates: Jan 27th, Feb 24th, March 24th, April 28th, May 26th, June 23rd
MORNING GLORY BLOCK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB – This program runs once a month for 10 months. The quilt
was designed by Lori Smith & measures 45” square. We are making it with cotton backgrounds, wool appliquéd
flowers & we are using star singles to create the half square triangle borders on each block. Cost includes all
cottons & wools for entire top & binding. The club meets the 2nd Friday of each month starting February 9th &
finishes up in November. 1:00 – 4:00
1st & last months payments are due at time of registration. Monthly Fee: $14.95 for 10 months
WOOL APPLIQUE FOR BEGINNERS – Many of you have admired our wool appliqué samples in the shop, well
if you want to learn how we do them then this class is for you. You won’t believe how easy it is. We are offering
two different classes to better fit your schedules.
Sunday, January 14th (snow date Jan 28th) or Friday, February 2nd (snow date Feb 16th)
Class time: 1:00 -4:00 Fee: $30.00 Includes kit
PUNCH NEEDLE – What is it? Punch needle is a miniature version of rug hooking but you use pearl cotton or
floss threads instead of wool strips. You can choose from a large selection of patterns. This is a two week class.
Sundays, January 14th & 21st 10:00-12:00 (Snow date Jan 28th) Fee: $25.00 plus supplies
COTTON APPLIQUE FOR BEGINNERS – In this 2 week class students will learn the basics of cotton appliqué
using the freezer paper method. It is not as hard as you might think & there are so many lovely appliquéd quilts
to venture into once you know how. We will be starting with a simple floral block in your choice of colors.
Saturdays, January 27th & February 3rd (snow date Feb 24th) 10:00 – 12:00 Fee: $25.00 plus supplies
TEA PARTY – VALENTINE’S DAY – Got cabin fever than join us for a delightful afternoon with friends, sewing &
treats from Steve’s Kitchen. We will be creating a wool appliqué project designed by Pickering Farm & just
perfect for the Valentine Holiday.
Sunday, February 4th (snow date Feb 11th) NEW TIME 1:00 – 4:00 Fee: $40.00 Includes kit
GLAZED DONUTS QUILT – Yep, Donuts! Karla will be teaching this very unique quilt using the Hex-N-More
ruler & the delightful pattern from J Bird Designs. She will also be available on Thursdays to help you pick your
fabrics. Who doesn’t love donuts?
Thursdays, Feb 1st, 15th & March 1st 1:00 -4:00 Fee: $40.00 plus supplies
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, February 10th & 17th 10:00 – 12:00 (Snow date March 3rd) Fee: $25.00 plus supplies
GIFT’S OF THE SEASON – 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. Class fee includes pattern only.
Sundays, Feb 25th, March 4th & 11th (snow date March 25th) 1:00 – 4:00 Fee: $45.00 plus kit
SNAKE RIVER LOG CABIN QUILT – This is a beauty designed by Judy Martin. Use your scraps or choose a
color theme. Either way, you will love it. Machine piecing experience & book purchase required for this class.
The class meets every other week so you can keep up with the homework.
Saturdays, March 10th & 24th, April 7th & 21st 10:00 – 12:00 Fee: $40.00 plus supplies
HUNTER’S STAR QUILT – This is a Deb Tucker design taught by Karla. The quilt is beautiful & looks very
intricate, but Karla has that all worked out for you. Machine piecing experience, pattern & ruler required for this
class. Karla is available on Thursdays to assist you in picking your fabrics.
Thursdays, March 29th, April 5th & 19th 1:00 – 4:00 Fee: $40.00 plus supplies
FINISH IT UP – 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).
Saturday, March 31st 10:00 – 4:00 Fee: $20.00
RUG HOOKING – RUNNING BUNNY – Some of you have asked about a hooking class. Well, here it is & we are
hooking a bunny for spring. Don’t want to do the bunny, then bring anything you already have going & we will be
glad to give you some pointers. This is a fun time for anyone beginner through advanced.
Sunday, April 8th & 15th 1:00 – 4:00 Fee: $30.00 plus supplies
SPRING TEA PARTY – Celebrate Earth Day this spring with a delightful spring themed wool appliquéd project
designed right here at Pickering Farm. Join us for sweet treats & a fun afternoon of wool appliqué.
Sunday, April 22nd NEW TIME 1:00 – 4:00 Fee: $40.00 Includes kit
Whether you are coming in to sign up for a class, pick fabric for your next project or just need a break from “Old
Man Winter”, Steve, the Girls & I are always happy to assist you.
Have a Happy New Year & Until next time, keep those needles pickin’
Diana & Steve Gallagher