Fiber artist, designer, author and teacher Susan Brubaker Knapp is the host of “Quilting Arts TV,” a national PBS television program where top quilt artists and modern quilters discuss and demonstrate ideas and techniques for contemporary quilting. The show airs on more than 400 stations across the country.
Susan made her first quilt with her mother in the 1970s and has been creating traditional quilts since 1990 and art quilts since 2005. Her award-winning work has been exhibited at national and international venues.
Susan’s work has been featured in numerous quilting magazines, and she has written two books (Point,Click, Quilt! Turn Your Photos into Fabulous Fabric Art (C&T Publishing, 2011), and Appliqué Petal Party (C&T Publishing, 2009) and produced four DVDs: “Master Machine Quilting: Free-Motion Stitching and Thread Sketching” (2009), “Master Machine Stitching:
Thread Sketching Beyond the Basics” (2010), “Dynamic Quilt Design: Paint Meets Stitch” (2011), and “Fabulous Finishes: Seven Techniques for Binding,Facing, Framing & Hanging a Quilt” (2014).
She has taught her techniques to quilters across the country and around the world, traveling to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands to lead classes. Susan writes a popular art quilting blog at her website, www.bluemoonriver.com.
She grew up in Mt. Lebanon, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh, and earned a B.A. in English at Allegheny College (Meadville, Pa.) and an M.A. in journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Susan has worked as a communications professional, writer, editor, graphic designer and photographer for Chase Manhattan Bank (NYC), the Lexington Herald-Leader (KY), the Virginia Hospital & HealthcareAssociation (VA), and The Charlotte Observer (NC). She lives in Mooresville, NC, with her husband,Rob, and their two daughters. email@example.com