Wednesday, June 7, 2023



19.5 x 20.25" Copyright 2023 Susan Brubaker Knapp.
White cotton fabric, acrylic textile paint, ink, cotton batting, cotton thread, cotton backing fabric.
Hand drawn, wholecloth painted, free-motion machine quilted.

During one of the last Covid outbreaks, I started doodling this funky looking virus on fabric using a pigment ink pen, and used acrylic textile paints to color it in. Then I set it aside.

This past week, while emerging from a horrible cold and hating viruses even more, I got it out and started quilting. The background on the virus is cross-hatched in ink, and I quilted it heavily to make the protrusions stand out more.

I used echo quilting to give a feeling of motion, that the virus was pulsating, spreading its infectious particles out into the universe.  

I am so sick of thinking about sickness.