Sep 17 2015

Bid On Our Quilt!


The SAQA Benefit Auction starts tomorrow. We donated this 12″x 12″ quilt to help support this wonderful organization. After all, earth without art is just “eh.”


Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: What It’s Really Like Out There

There are a lot of great quilts available (just in case ours doesn’t strike your fancy). When our #internkelly was doing her internship with the Pixeladies, we all put together our “dream” collections of six quilts each. Take a look:

Deb’s Dream Collection featured this colorful quilt by Tommy Fitzsimmons.


Kris’s Dream Collection featured this striking quilt by Regula Affolter.


#internkelly’s Dream Collection featured this evocative quilt by Maggi Birchenough.


Whatever your personal taste, you will surely find something to bid on. And it’s also fun to watch the bidding. Click here to view the entire auction collection. Good luck!

Sep 12 2015

Road Trip!


By the time you read this, Kris will have landed in Frankfurt where Deb is picking her up at the rental car counter. Deb has been in Germany on a much-deserved visit with her host family from her time as an exchange student in Hamburg. Once we reunite, it’s off to view the 6th Annual Quilt Triennial in Heidelberg. After that we cross the border into France to teach at the European Patchwork Meeting. We can’t wait to meet our students and fellow SAQA artists as well as see all the exhibits.
Please follow us on Instagram, #pixeladiesadventures as we take our textile tour. Okay, it will involve chocolate, but we do really want to find great examples of textile art.
In the meantime, registration for Photoshop Essentials 1 & 2 has started. Click here for more information.

Sep 3 2015

Registration For Photoshop Essentials Starts Sep 5!


It’s that time again – registration for Photoshop Essentials 1 and 2 starts on September 5. Photoshop Essentials 1 starts on October 5, while Essentials 2 starts on November 2. We have so much fun teaching these online classes because we get to meet people from all over the US, Canada, and the world. Our last class had students from Sweden, Germany, Australia, some Canadians, Floridians, and Alaskans! It’s a great community. So, what kinds of things will you learn? Lots! Besides the 10 tricks in Essentials 1 like straightening images (think quilts, buildings, and gravestones), designing quilting lines, and changing resolution, you’ll learn in Essentials 2 about the importance of layers and selections. Click here to read more about these upcoming classes. Here’s an idea of what we’ll do:

Okay, so the “original” image was created with the stuff of Essentials 3 (we’re working on that class for the spring!), but you will learn how to use layers to create quilting lines. (If you don’t quilt, think how you can create line drawings on top of original photos. That’s lots of fun, too.) That means you’ll learn: the Brush tool, change brush color, create layers, layer visibility, and lots more. It sounds a bit complicated, but that’s where we come in. We’re pretty good at translating “Photoshop” into language you understand. Hope to “see” you in class soon!