DVDs


I now have three Quilting Arts Workshop DVDs! The latest, Dynamic Quilt Design: Paint Meets Stitch (2011) will be available in October or early November 2011. In this 69-minute-long DVD, I teach how to turn your photos into realistic wholecloth painted quilts. I cover supplies and tools, and how to:
  • choose the right photo
  • trace the design elements
  • enlarge your drawing
  • print it out
  • transfer the lines onto the fabric. 
There’s a bit of basic color theory and information on mixing paint colors, shades and tints. Next, I cover how to approach painting your piece and how to add shadows and highlights for greater realism. And in the last portion, I show how to bring your painted piece to life with thread sketching and quilting. Along the way, I illustrate all these things by showing how I’ve used them in my work.

Dynamic Quilt Design: Paint Meets Stitch (2011), is available from through my website, or the Quilting Arts/Interweave online store.  


  

Master Machine Stitching: Thread Sketching Beyond the Basics (2010), is available from through my website, or the Quilting Arts/Interweave online store. 
“Following up on the concepts introduced in her first DVD, Master Machine Quilting: Free-Motion Stitching and Thread Sketching, Quilting Arts columnist Susan Brubaker Knapp delves even deeper, teaching you how to add color, dimension, texture, pattern, line, and movement to your quilts using thread. After a quick overview of the basic materials you’ll need, as well as some helpful tools to make things easier, Susan breaks down each of the six topics (from color to movement) and provides step-by-step machine stitching demos. She shows numerous samples that illustrate the basic thread-sketching concepts being discussed. Prepare to expand your view of the opportunities for using stitch on your quilts.”
Susan on the set of Quilting Arts TV to shoot the DVD.
Read more about my latest DVD in my blog post here. Here is a little taste:


My first Quilting Arts Workshop DVD, Master Machine Quilting: Free-Motion Stitching and Thread Sketching (2009), is available from my website, or the Quilting Arts/Interweave online store. The price is $19.95.
“Susan teaches you the basics of free-motion machine stitching, including thread work to enhance the surface and quilting to hold the layers together beautifully. Find out what materials you’ll need and how to get started. Beginners and intermediates – and those who have been too terrified to try until now – will find inspiration and answers, as well as lots of tips, techniques and practical information to improve their machine stitching. Stitchers of all levels will benefit from Susan’s thorough approach – from her careful consideration of materials and preparation (including advice on how to chill out), to the differentiation between thread sketching and machine quilting. Learn the benefits and purpose for each of these methods, and find plenty of inspiration through Susan’s artful examples.” 
Here is a sneak peek!