We have exciting news about "Quilting Arts TV"! Award-winning quilt artist Susan Brubaker Knapp will take over as host, beginning with Season 14.
You may know Susan from her beautiful quilts, her many appearances on "QATV" and other TV and radio shows, her teaching in person in the U.S. and abroad, or through her four DVDs/video downloads with Quilting Arts on topics from machine quilting and thread sketching to finishing techniques.
I know her as a warm and friendly artist with incredible talent and a gift for teaching in an accessible way. Susan's depth and breadth of knowledge of quilting–from contemporary art quilting to traditional quilting–makes her uniquely suited for this position. She will continue to bring viewers the in-depth information about modern quilting, surface design, and embellishment they expect, while adding her own fresh perspective on the subjects.
"I've been a guest on the show, and I tune in regularly to watch it. I adore it. What a wonderful opportunity and challenge to share my passion and love for this amazing world of art quilting," Susan says.
"Working closely with [Vivika], I hope to continue the wonderful legacy that Quilting Arts founder and former ‘Quilting Arts TV' host Pokey Bolton started, and to take the show in new directions as the quilting world evolves. I'll look forward to bringing back popular guests, and introducing viewers to fresh new faces in the worlds of art quilting, contemporary quilting and surface design."
If you're not familiar with Susan and her work, check out the April/May 2014 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine, her new Quilting Arts Workshop video Fabulous Finishes, and of course the just-released "QATV" Series 13, in which she guests on four episodes.
Please join me in welcoming Susan!