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Southwest Decoratives & Kokopelli Quilting Company

Southwest Decoratives & Kokopelli Quilting Company, located in Albuquerque, fosters an environment of hospitality, culture, and nature.

A Style All Its Own

An abundance of well-lit space allows customers to peruse the extensive Southwestern-theme fabric collections and projects on display at Southwest Decoratives & Kokopelli Quilting Company.


Balloon Fiesta Fun

Located only one mile from the annual International Balloon Fiesta launch site, the shop attracts many tourists. Owner Mary-Jo McCarthy makes sure to carry balloon print fabrics and kits year-round.

Meet the Staff at Southwest Decoratives & Kokopelli Quilting Company


Front row, from left: Jimmy McCarthy and Mary-Jo McCarthy (owner); middle row: Marge Page, Vickie Emery, Vivian Glashoff, Susan Smith, Chavah Carp, Elizabeth Whitehead, and Kathy Albright; back row: Aidan Ross, Michelle Jackson, Janine Jones, Wendy Shirley, Debbie Wharton, Shari Turner, and Cheri Sorensen.

Original Designs

Numerous batik bolts and samples in traditional Southwestern tones are readily available.

Southwest Stitches

These cross-stitch pieces are based on authentic Navajo designs that reflect regional culture.

Simple, Yet Stunning

A dozen easy-to-piece rows star in Navajo Sarape, a Native American-inspired wall hanging.

Desert Flowers


Intricate appliqué and pieced chains pair up in a Southwestern-style quilt. Shop employee Elizabeth Whitehead designed Desert Flowers for Quilt Sampler® Fall/Winter 2013 magazine.

Desert Flowers Machine-Quilting Details

Machine-outline-quilting around each appliqué shape and a dense pebble pattern inside each purple appliqué shape call attention to the appliqué motifs on Desert Flowers. Staff member and resident machine-quilter Jimmy McCarthy filled the remaining areas of the quilt top with symmetrical feather designs.

Get the Magazine!

Contact Southwest Decoratives and Kokopelli Quilting Company to purchase a copy of Quilt Sampler® Fall/Winter 2013 magazine, pick up the issue at your local quilt shop or newsstand, or get the digital issue online.

Peek inside Sunday Best Quiltworks, another quilt shop featured in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue.


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