Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Winter Solstice!

Happy Winter Solstice! I've been busy drawing mittens. These are done in black ink and then colored with watercolors. I knit, and I’ve made some Aran mittens (a long time ago when I lived in Scotland), but never patterns like these Norwegian mittens.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Infinite Voices

"Infinite Voices" (21"x21") Copyright 2016 by Susan Brubaker Knapp.
Cotton fabric, cotton thread, cotton batting, polyester interfacing.
Raw-edge appliqué, free-motion machine quilted.

I've been playing with circles lately. The piece above is called “Infinite Voices,” and is inspired by this quote by Malala Yousafzai: “We must tell girls their voices are important.” I envisioned the circles as individuals, and the circular stitching as female voices, all shouting out to be heard. Many beautiful voices, all different.

Here is a detail shot showing the stitching:

This photo shows the piece in progress, shooting down from above my sewing machine:

I also made this three-dimensional piece, using acrylic felt as a base, then melting away some of the stitched circles.

Quilting Arts TV Series 1900 is coming in January!

Quilting Arts TV Series 1900 will start airing on Public TV stations across the country in January 2017. The DVD of all the shows in this Series is now available here for pre-order (it will ship Jan. 15, 2017).  Guests include Leni Levenson Wiener, Joann Sharpe, Ana Buzzalino, Susan Lenz, Mary Lou Donahue-Weidman, Heidi Lund, Wendy Butler Berns, Ann Loveless, Jane Davila, Kristine Lundblad, Teresa Shippy, Grace Errea, Melissa Averinos and Ellen Lindner.

I just realized that I haven’t posted photos from the QATV Series 1900 shoot in September. I’ll do that soon. In the meantime, Merry Christmas, Happy
Hanukkah, Happy New Year, and Happy Kwanzaa!