Wednesday, August 3, 2011

“The Space Between” at IQF/Long Beach

A corner of “The Space Between” exhibition at International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, Californina.
“The Space Between,” an exhibition of art quilts curated by Leslie Tucker Jenison and Jamie Fingal. of Dinner at Eight Artists premiered last week at International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, California. Among the 40 pieces in the exhibition is my “Hope is the Thing.”Although photography is not permitted in the exhibition itself, a friend shot and sent me these far-away shots of my work, which was apparently visible from the booths in the vending/shopping area!

My piece, way… way… way off in the distance!
Loris Bogue designed the exhibition catalog. It’s available to view and buy at The price is $22.95. It features full-page photos of each piece in the exhibition, as well as a photo of the artist, and her statement about the piece. Here is the catalog, with my piece on the cover!

Another friend wrote me today:
Hi Susan, When I was vending in Long Beach, a gal named Lou came up to me and said that she just saw a beautiful quilt by Susan Brubaker Knapp and it touched her so much, it made her weep. I said, "Susan?" I know her!" I promised her I would let you know. ♥♥♥ Isn't that so wonderful to know that your art moves people in such ways~♥
Wow! That is wonderful! Moving people or making them think about things in a different way is one of my goals, and part of what is so powerful about making art.


  1. Oh MY Susan, I wish I could have been there in person to see your feather piece....until you posted this photo from LB, I had no idea the size - it didn't register until this photo. OH MY GOODNESS, its AWESOME!!!

  2. Thanks, Dale Ann! All the pieces in this exhibition are approximately 36" x 48". I have not made many pieces this big recently, but I like working big.

  3. I have to agree with Dale Ann. The size makes this feather magnificent. I had to go back to your former blogs and look at the feather again in detail. Your work is stunning.
    Thank you for lifting the bar that the rest of we "humble" quilters must strive for.
    Hugs from Mary

  4. What a wonderful thing, to find out that such a special piece is having such a special place in another's heart! Congratulations!

  5. Susan, the piece is indeed wonderful. And what a lovely tribute to it. Nancy


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