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Address: 965 HWY 550 S. Ste C
Bernalillo, NM 87004

(505) 821-7400 - local
(800) 530-8995 - US & Canada
 Store Hours:
   Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 10am-3:30pm
Winter weather can affect our retail hours.
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                       We're in our new location! Come visit us!!

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


 (505) 821-7400

  (800) 530-8995

965 HWY 550 S. Ste. C, Bernalillo, NM 87004


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.