Monday, March 25, 2024

Falling Ginkgo #7


“Falling Ginkgo #7”
Copyright 2024 Susan Brubaker Knapp
14" x 22”
White cotton fabric, acrylic textile paint, cotton thread, interfacing, cotton batting.
Painted, stenciled, free-motion quilted.

I made this piece as a sample for my “Stencil Magic” class, after selling six smaller versions. I’ll be teaching this class for the first time Aug. 3 at the Old Murphey School in Durham, NC. (This is the home of the Triangle Weavers Guild.) The process involves painting/smearing/scraping paint onto plain white fabric, then stenciling designs on top, and then masking out around imagery (leaves, in this case) and painting again. The class involves no quilting (although we will talk about how to quilt your piece when you get home.

You can get details, see supply lists, and register at

Here are the three classes I have scheduled later this year in Durham:


Pink Angelfish


“Pink Angelfish”
Copyright 2024 Susan Brubaker Knapp
7.5 x 16”
Cotton fabric, cotton thread, cotton batting, interfacing.
Machine embroidered, thread sketched and free-motion quilted.

I’m working on three segments for Quilting Arts TV Series 3100, which we will shoot this summer (the shows will be probably be available and airing on many PBS stations in November). This will be a sample for a segment on using water soluble stabilizers to create embroidered elements for art quilts. I machine embroidered the sea fan at the bottom on water soluble stabilizer – Sulky Ultra Solvy.