Saturday, June 18, 2016


“Crystalline” by Susan Brubaker Knapp
40" x 40"
(Copyright 2016)
White fabric, acrylic textile paint, cotton thread, cotton fabric (backing), wool/polyester batting.
Wholecloth painted and free-motion quilted.
If you are feeling a bit toasty this summer (and I am; the temps in the Charlotte, NC, area were above 90˚F six days last week, and the humidity was higher than 95% most of the time), then here’s a quilt to cool you down! It’s my latest piece, “Crystalline.” 

“Crystalline” (detail) by Susan Brubaker Knapp (Copyright 2016)
I painted the snowflakes in white and silver blue paint by ProChemical & Dye, then painted the background in shades of royal blue, before quilting it with an overall motif of a crystal at different sizes. 

I adore snow and snowflakes; I’ve made several pieces featuring them.

This piece was just juried in to the Dinner at Eight Artists’ exhibition, “Pattern,” which will be at 2016 International Quilt Market (Oct. 28-31) and International Quilt Festival (Nov. 2-6) in Houston. It is sponsored by Mistyfuse. Dinner at Eight Artists’ exhibitions are curated by Leslie Tucker Jenison and Jamie Fingal.

You can see a complete list of the artists in the exhibition here: