Turn Your Pet Photo into a Quilt Pattern

Recreate a favorite photograph out of fabric using Kerry Foster’s paint-by-number quilt techniques. This prequel to Kerry’s Dog Portraits course focuses on how to create the design from your chosen photo so that you can customize your quilt with your pet, wild animal, or anything you desire! Kerry Foster is the author of Paint-By-Number Quilts and now you can learn straight from Kerry her process of making these incredible quilt patterns.

You can create impressive-looking, recognizable quilts using Kerry’s process of converting a photograph into a quilt pattern. This mini-class will walk you through the steps from choosing a good photograph, to creating your pattern–either analog or digital and finally to organizing your fabric and picking the right colors to bring your quilt pattern to life. Make sure you buy this course as a bundle with Paint By Number Quilts: Dog Portraits course to learn the full process of constructing the quilt after designing the pattern.

What you will learn

  • How to look at a photograph and understand what makes it good for creating a quilt pattern

  • How to use a pencil and lightbox to trace and create a sketch from a photo OR use a tablet with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop to sketch the photo digitally

  • No art or drawing skills are necessary!

  • Printing considerations for making your design the right size Looking at colors on a gradient and choosing fabrics

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.


+ Direct Photo Feedback: Submit your photos that you wish to turn into a quilt and Kerry will give you personalized feedback on choosing the photo that will turn out the best and answer all of your questions in the course discussions.

+ Bundle Discount: Purchase this course as a bundle with Kerry Foster’s Paint By Number Quilts: Dog Portraits course and save $15!

Design Your Own Paint By Number Quilt: Pet Portraits

Immortalize your pet in a beautiful quilted wall-hanging by turning your favorite photo into a usable pattern. Kerry Foster teaches you her process to make your Paint-By-Number Quilt patterns!

  • $29.99

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  • Paint By Number Quilt: Design and Create Bundle

    Save $15 with this bundle! It  includes:

    • Design Your Own Paint By Numbers Quilt ($29.99)
    • Paint By Number Quilts: Dog Portraits ($59.99)
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    Get the complete Paint By Number Quilt: Design and Create Bundle with just 3 easy monthly payments. Pay first payment now and the remaining a month apart from the enrollment date. See the Support/Q&A page for more information.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to the course!

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Preparation

    1 Video

  • Designing by Hand

    2 Videos

  • Designing on a Tablet

    1 Video

  • Designing on a Computer

    2 Videos

  • Printing Options

    2 Videos

  • Creating Color References

    2 Videos

  • You're Ready to Design Your Own Quilt!

    1 Video 2 Texts