Monday, June 6, 2011

Trouble in the Pumpkin Patch

“Trouble in the Pumpkin Patch” by Susan Brubaker Knapp

I got October again! This will be the third year in a row that I’ve been featured in the Quilting Arts Calendar for the month of October. (I love October, partly for Halloween, which is my birthday.) The 2012 edition will include this piece I made of my black cat, Trouble. It was painted on white fabric, then thread-sketched.

“Trouble in the Pumpkin Patch”(detail)
Trouble has the most beautiful celadon green eyes. We adopted her from a shelter, where they had named her Trouble because she had been in trouble, not because she was trouble. She was attacked by dogs as a kitten, and has a broken, kinked tail that she can’t feel about an inch below the base. Perhaps as a result, she is an incredibly skittish cat, easily spooked, but also very affectionate (often to the point of being annoying!) She also walks all over us in bed, and wakes us up at all hours for reasons we have never completely determined.

“Trouble in the Pumpkin Patch” (detail)
I love the iguana piece they selected for the cover! It is by Jill Packard. The theme for 2012 was “Feeling Pet-ty,” and artists were asked to create a 12" x 12" art quilt using stitch, fiber, surface design and embellishments. 

It is in stock now on the Quilting Arts website. The price is $14.95. Featured artists are:
LuAnn Kessi
Faith Cleary 
Nancy Brown 
Sue Clayton 
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Susan E. Connor 
Lisa Encabo 
Nancy Hayes 
Loreen Leedy 
Amber McIntosh 
Joan Sowada 
Nanette Zeller 
Jill Packer


  1. Congratulations! Your piece is wonderful. My birthday is also in October so of course it's my favorite month too. Although I have to admit that Iam NO fan of Halloween. But at least I now know I can celebrate your birthday that day instead :)

  2. Congratulations! I can't wait to see the calendar.

  3. Congratulations on getting in the calendar again, I do love your work and that piece is so wonderful. I need to find something I like, that I can paint and practice stitching on.


  4. Congratulations on your place in the calender -- but more importantly, congrats on such a fabulous piece! I love this startled look on this guy's face! It's wonderful.

  5. Your piece is wonderful! Congratulations on those three Octobers!! What a nice birthday present!


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