Books/Patterns



My latest book is called Point, Click, Quilt! Turn Your Photos into Fabulous Fabric Art. It includes 16 artful projects inspired by my digital photographs. In the book, I teach you how to compose and shoot dynamic digital photos from a quilter’s perspective. You can follow the fun workshop-style exercises and step-by-step directions to turn your photos into small art quilts, both realistic and abstract. Most of my projects use fused batik and hand-dyed fabrics, but four projects include innovative materials (paint, Tyvek, Angelina fibers, and foils).

I think you’ll also be inspired by the gallery section of the book, which includes beautiful work by other gifted art quilters I know.

This book is currently out of print, but I have copies. You can order the book on my website

Here’s a peek at the projects:


My first book, Appliqué Petal Party: A bouquet of 16 blocks & flowering border, was released by C&T Publishing in October 2009. It includes full-size patterns for the sixteen 12-1/2" blocks and the scalloped floral border in the Pink Petal Party quilt (shown above), plus a booklet with my needle turn applique basics and step-by-step instructions for the quilt, which is 73" square.
“Pink Petal Party”
(from the book “Appliqué Petal Party” (2009)
Everything is packaged in an envelope, so the patterns are easy to pull out and use. You can make the whole quilt or use one block as a pillow or wall hanging. It’s also perfect as a block-of-the-month project. The price is $17.95. 


I design needleturn appliqué quilt patterns, pieced quilt patterns, wearables and purses, and sell my patterns on my website: http://www.bluemoonriver.com/patterns.htm

“Bohemian Bouquet”
by Susan Brubaker Knapp
48" x 48"
Needleturn appliqué, hand quilted.