Tag: Susan Brubaker Knapp

Meet Artist of the Month: Susan Brubaker Knapp

If I had to choose one quilter whose artistic mastery of fabric painting, thread sketching, and free motion quilting set the standards in our industry, that artist would be Susan Brubaker Knapp. Not only is Susan’s technical skill set broad: she creates award-winning works that capture the essence of her subjects in minute detail no…

Machine Quilt Meanders Like a Pro

Free-motion quilting is a technique that takes a lot of practice. Susan Brubaker Knapp wrote a series of articles, which has been collected into a convenient eBook, to help artists like us develop our skills and to encourage us to explore diverse quilting motifs. The section where she teaches how to machine quilt ‘basic meanders,’…

Quilting Arts Magazine April/May 2017

Springtime is the perfect season to explore inspirational and creative possibilities in fabric and thread. The April/May 2017 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine brings loads of inspiration from amazing fiber artists. Learn about unique embellishment techniques from Heidi Lund, fabric collage with Connie Fahrion, felting on quilts, thread sketching realistic feathers, and so much more.…

Quilting Arts Magazine December 2016/January 2017

  Make time for art quilting as you explore the inspirational and creative possibilities found in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. For those who love hand stitching, meet contemporary art quilter Susan Lenz whose approach to fiber is fresh and innovative. In addition, we’ve included a pattern for a little “Etui”…

Quilting Arts Magazine, October/November 2016

Make time to explore dozens of innovative and creative possibilities found in the 2016 October/November issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. For those who love machine quilting and want to improve their skills, learn about stitching organic backgrounds and creating beautiful feathers.   Have you tried painting on fabric? Learn two techniques: spontaneous fabric painting and…

Quilting Arts Magazine, August/September 2016

As summer wanes and autumn approaches, this issue of Quilting Arts Magazine has inspiring galleries, dozens of techniques, fun projects, and artist features sure to stimulate your creativity. Lorie McCown will guide you to look at handwork with new appreciation, Susan Carlson will thrill you with a giant quilt, Dawn Allen provides food for thought…

Quilting Arts Magazine June/July 2016

Get ready for summer with the latest issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.  This issue has inspiring galleries, group quilts, dozens of techniques,  and artist features sure to stimulate your creativity. Rediscover handwork and embroidery  with Laura Wasilowski. She shows you how to take small vignettes of everyday life and hand stitch without a pattern. Wendy…

Quilting Marathon Coming to a TV Near You!

Love to learn new quilting techniques? Well, you’re in luck! This weekend Create TV® is airing a six-hour marathon on both Saturday, February 20th and Sunday, February 21st of 12 hand-picked episodes from favorite public television quilting shows including Quilting Arts TV, Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting, Sewing With Nancy, and It’s Sew Easy.…

Practice Free-Motion Quilting on Your Home Sewing Machine

Whether you’re working on a traditional, contemporary, or art quilt, you’ll need to join the layers of your sandwich with quilting. Challenge yourself to go beyond your favorite handful of free-motion quilting patterns by learning 52 fillers and motifs from Susan Brubaker Knapp. To improve your skills, make a small quilt sandwich approximately 12″ x…