Pickering Farm
19 Fitzwilliam Road, Richmond, NH 03470


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

Happy New Year!

Just a reminder that the shop is closed December 24th thru January 4th  
We will re-open on January 5th with our regular schedule

I hope everyone has had 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
2017 winter class schedule.

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

Class Policy

**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 REMEMBERED CLUB – For those of you who have been working on this club, we are starting
the book’s cover quilt. We will continue on the same dates going into 2017. This will be a 3 month project
starting January 14th & continuing February 11th & March 11th.                        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 15th, February 19th & March 19th                         1:00 – 4:00
Monthly block fee $24.95.

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. Seating is limited so sign up early.
The room is available from 10:00 – 4:00 & registration is for 1 week at a time.
Thursdays, every week                                                                Fee: $10.00 a week

NEW 2017 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 one block.
The blocks will be available for pick-up or shipping on the 3rd Friday of each month starting January 20th.
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

MERRIE HALLOWEEN BLOCK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB – It seems strange to start a Halloween project this time of
year, but if you want to make a great Halloween quilt a block at a time this is the way to do it & by October 31st it is
It is wool appliqué on cotton designed by Buttermilk Basin. No class just pick-up or ship only.
The blocks will be ready the 4th Friday of each month starting January 27th & it runs through October.
The 1st & last months payment are due at time of registration & this does not include the cost of shipping.
Monthly Fee: $21.95 for 10 months         Quilt finishes at 42.5” square & includes pattern

SUNFLOWER GATHERING BLOCK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB – This 68” square quilt has it all, cotton piecing along
with wool appliqué. It is sure to be a show stopper. There are 13 wool appliqué blocks along with 4 wool appliquéd
borders & lots of cotton patchwork done by sewing machine. All the Wool & patterns will be supplied for the entire
top of the quilt. The program will run for 14 months where you will receive blocks & wool for 13 of the months & then
the border finishing wools month 14. Use your own cottons or purchase our cotton quilt kit up front. This project is
Pick-up or ship only, no class.
The blocks will be ready the 1st Friday of each month starting March 3rd.
The 1st & last months payment are due at time of registration & this does not include the cost of shipping.
Monthly Fee: $19.95 for 14 months (Hand-dyed wools & pattern only)

HAND EMBROIDERY CLASS – In this two week class you will learn the basics of embroidery including preparing
your fabric, marking your fabric, hoop & needle choices & what threads to use. Like the color red? Then do your
stitchery in all red, we have lots of red threads to choose from.
Sundays, January 22nd & 29th                 10:00 – 12:00                                Fee: $20.00 plus supplies

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.
Sunday, January 22nd                         1:00 -4:00 (Snow date Jan 29th)                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.
Saturdays, January 28th & February 4th         10:00-12:00 (Snow date Feb 11th)                Fee: $20.00 plus supplies

SPINNING STARS WORKSHOP – In this 2 week class we will be using the spinning stars papers to make perfect
half square triangles with absolutely no squaring up. They are available in a variety of sizes & make triangle quilts a
breeze. They work well with charm squares, layer cakes & fat quarters. Come & see what you can create with
speed & accuracy by using these papers. We will be making the blocks for the blue pinwheel quilt that was hanging
in the classroom during our Holiday Open House.
Saturdays, January 28th & February 4th         1:00 – 4:00                                Fee: $30.00 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 5th                          2:00 – 5:00 (Snow date Feb 12th)                Fee: $35.00 includes kit

TWISTER TABLERUNNER & PILLOW – This 2 week class will be taught by Karla MacLeod. Both pieces are made
using the TWISTER TOOL & a CHARM PACK plus borders & binding. It’s fun & easy & will look great in any fabric
collection. If you like our classroom sample, we have a limited number of kits available.
Saturdays, February 18th & 25th                 10:00 – 12:00 (Snow date March 4th)        Fee: $30.00 plus supplies

BIRDIE’S SUMMER WOOL APPLIQUE CLASS – This is a wool appliqué quilt that is the third in our series of
classes. Many of you did Bertie’s Spring & Autumn. This is a small project that runs the 3rd Saturday of each month
for 4 months. The wallhanging includes hand-dyed wool on flannel. This class is great for beginners through
Feb 18th, Mar 18th, April 15th & May 20th         1:00 – 4:00        
Block Fee: $34.95 a month with no additional class fee.

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).
Sunday, February 26th                         10:00 – 4:00 (Snow date March 26th)        Fee: $15.00

STACK & WACK CRAZY PATCH QUILT – This is a fun & easy way to make a crazy patch quilt using 12 different
fat quarters & freezer paper. It looks great with any fabric collection & the blocks are addicting.
Sundays, March 5th, 12th & 19th                 10:00 – 12:00 (Snow date April 2nd)        Fee: $30.00 plus supplies

RUG HOOKING – RUNNING BUNNY – Some of you joined us last fall for the hooked mitten for winter, well now 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, March 5th & 12th                 1:00 – 4:00 (Snow date April 2nd)                Fee: $30.00 plus supplies        

CRAZY PATCH WOOL BAG – This wool pieced & appliquéd bag is fun & easy with lots of embroidery stitches.
All your friends will beg you to make them one.
Saturdays, March 11th & 18th                 10:00 – 12:00 (Snow date March 25th)        Fee: $20.00 plus supplies

LOTUS QUILT – Karla will be teaching this wonderful quilt using the Hex N More Ruler & pattern. Choose any color
combination for a truly unique quilt. Ruler & pattern purchase required for class. We will also be happy to help you
coordinate your fabrics for this delightful spring project. Choose cotton or batik or maybe a combination of the two.
Think outside of the box.
Saturdays, April 8th & 22nd                 1:00 – 4:00                                Fee: $30.00 plus supplies

DRESSED FOR SPRING TEA PARTY – Another Pickering Farm Design to add to your collection. This will be a
delightful spring themed project. Join us for sweet treats & a fun afternoon of wool appliqué.
Sunday, April 9th                         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 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