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5711 Carmel Ave NE, Ste B
Albuquerque, NM 87113

(505) 821-7400 - local
(800) 530-8995 - US & Canada

 Store Hours:
   We are open for Next Day Curbside Pickup

                       We are Open for Next Day Curbside Pickup as well as Mailorder. No In Store Shopping                      **FREE SHIPPING ON All US SHIPPING ORDERS OVER $100!!**

Light the Way/From Photo To Quilt Workshop

Use your own photo to create a one of a kind lifelike portrait or landscape that shines with color.

2 full days (with one week in between)   

  • step by step instructions on how to make a line drawing from your own photo
  • how to make a value study and manipulate values in your photo
  • make pattern pieces from your line drawing and transfer to fabric using a fusible
  • tips on injecting fun and unexpected color
  • about the emotions colors evoke and how to effectively use them to tell your story
  • tips on finishing and quilting the finished piece
  • tips on finding and selecting flesh colored fabrics for portraits
  • How to make the mouth
  • How to make realistic eyes
 A half hour lunch break is included. Use of shop's kitchen refrigerator and microwave is available for attendees.

(Receive 15% off all regular priced class supplies purchased at SW Decoratives.)

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Intermediate beginner
Requirements: Sewing machine in good working order; or rent an Elna 760 for a nominal $10.00 fee per day
Instructor: Michelle Jackson
Instructor Bio: Michelle is an award winning quilt artist and tacher. Learn about her many achievements by visiting her website bio page.

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


 (505) 821-7400

  (800) 530-8995

  5711 Carmel Ave NE, Ste B
       Albuquerque, NM 87113


Originally established in 1992, Southwest Decoratives started out as a home based business offering a series of Southwestern themed quilt patterns in a small, black and white, hand drawn catalog.