19 Fitzwilliam Road, Richmond, NH 03470
*******Needle Pickin News*******
PDF Needle Pickin News March 2017
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 then,
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!
OPEN SEW – The open sew program has changed a little. It is still on Thursdays
10:00-4:00 & Karla will still be available for assistance, but it is now being held
only one Thursday a month with registration for a three month period.
Thursdays April 6th, May 4th, & June 1st Fee: $30.00
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 once a month for 3 months so that you have plenty
of time to get your homework done. Thursdays
April 20th, May 18th & June 15th 1:00-4:00 Fee: $45.00 plus supplies
PUNCH NEEDLE - Many of you have admired the samples in the shop & requested
a class. 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 class meets for 2 weeks.
Saturdays May 6th & 13th 10:00-12:00 Fee: $20.00 plus supplies
CAKE MIX WORKSHOP – No, we are not making a cake. We are using the NEW
Paper foundation sheets by Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. to machine piece quilt blocks made
with half square triangles. These papers allow for perfect points every time. You choose
your own fabric colors & we supply the papers. Fabric kits of our sample will be available.
Sunday May 7th 1:00-4:00 Fee: $20.00 plus supplies
PRIMITIVE GARDEN WOOL APPLIQUE CLUB – Many of you have admired this
quilt hanging in our Warm & Wooly Room. Well, we are finally offering it as a
Block of the Month class again. The class will meet the 2nd Thursday of each month
starting May 11th & will run for a year focusing on one block at a time with fabric
& wool color selections addressed each month. Wool appliqué experience is recommended
but not required. The fee for this has been broken up into 2 installments of $70.00 each.
1st is due at time of registration & 2nd is due by October 1st. The fee includes class fee &
all full size patterns with color worksheets which you will receive as we make the blocks.
This quilt is absolutely beautiful & you can create it ONE BLOCK AT A TIME!
Second Thursday of month 1:00-4:00 Fee: $70.00 plus supplies
TEA PARTY – MEMORIES IN MAY – Join us for a very special Mother’s Day & enjoy
home baked treats while we create a wool appliqué project designed by Pickering Farm
especially for this event.
Sunday May 14th 2:00-5:00 Fee: $35.00 includes kit
BIRDS OF A FEATHER COTTON APPLIQUE CLUB – This is a wonderful quilt filled
with beautiful appliquéd blocks & a small amount of machine piecing. We will work
on the appliqué blocks in class & the machine piecing will be done at home. This is a
great way to get a large appliqué project done one block at a time. Anyone can do this,
beginner to advanced. Book purchase required to register for this program. Assistance
will be given for fabric selection & you can make it any color combination you want.
What colors work in your home? Class meets the 4th Thursday of each month starting
May 25th & will run for a year. The fee for this has been broken up into 2 installments
of $60.00 each. 1st is due at time of registration & 2nd is due by October 1st.
Fourth Thursday of month 1:00-4:00 Fee: $60.00 plus supplies
PINCUSHION CLUB – Join us & create a different pincushion each month for 3 months.
Each project will have a small kit fee which will be paid at time of class.
The club will meet the 1st Saturday of each month.
June 3rd, July 1st & August 5th 1:00-4:00 Fee: $30.00 plus kits
FINISH IT UP – This class is designed for those of you who have unfinished projects. You
bring what you want to work on & sew or hook all day. Bring a bagged lunch (we will
make dessert) & provide assistance when needed. We have two different dates scheduled.
Sunday June 4th 10:00-4:00 Fee: $15.00
2nd Date July 30th 10:00-4:00 Fee: $15.00
SIT & SEW SUMMER LUNCHEON – This program went over huge last summer.
So, for 3 months during the summer we will have a day where you bring your projects,
Sit & sew & we will provide a light summer luncheon. You can sign up for one or all three.
We will meet the 2nd Friday of each month.
June 9th, July 14th & August 11th 10:00-4:00 Fee: $25.00 includes lunch
TEA PARTY – BERRY SPECIAL – Join us for a berry special afternoon with friends to
create another Pickering Farm wool appliqué project while indulging in desserts.
What could be better?
Sunday June 11th 2:00-5:00 Fee: $35.00 includes kit
HEXIE & MORE RULER CLASS – In this class you will learn how to use this unique
ruler & choose between 2 different quilts to make. They are both lovely. You may just
have to make them both. Karla will be teaching this class, she is our ruler specialist.
Saturdays June 10th & 17th 1:00-4:00 Fee: $30.00 plus supplies
LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER – This adorable appliqué 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 Sunday of each month starting June 25th then meeting
July 23rd, Aug 27th & Sept 24th 1:00-4:00 Fee: $55.00 includes pattern
BERTIE’S AUTUMN QUILT – Some of you have already made the spring & summer
version of this adorable series of small quilts with wool appliqué on flannel. Come
see the autumn one, it is a must have. The class runs the 3rd Saturday of the month
for 4 months starting July 15th then meeting Aug 19th, Sept 16th & Oct 21st
Block Fee: $34.95 a month with no additional class fee. Time: 1:00-4:00
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