Susan Brubaker Knapp

Sun, August 11 to Sat, August 17 2024

Paint & Stitch with Susan Brubaker Knapp

Medium: Fiber

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

Instructor's Website:

  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow

Learn the basics of painting on fabric and thread sketching or quilting to make wholecloth painted quilts. Working from their own original photos, students use acrylic textile paints and thread sketching to bring them to life. Students begin one or two original projects, learning how to mix colors, shades and tints; transfer the design to fabric; paint and blend colors; create line, color and texture with thread; gain control and confidence when free-motion stitching; stabilize the fabric surface; and choose the right threads and needles for thread sketching.

There is a $45 materials fee for this workshop.

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About Susan Brubaker Knapp

Susan Brubaker Knapp is a fiber artist, author, teacher, host of “Quilting Arts TV ” and co-host of the Quilting Arts Podcast. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC. Susan is best known for her highly realistic art quilts, executed using three primary techniques: wholecloth painting, fusible appliqué and thread sketching. Her work has won national as well as local awards, and has been exhibited at national and international venues. She teaches nationally and internationally, and is passionate about helping students find “the artist within.” Susan is the author of Point, Click, Quilt! Turn Your Photos into Fabulous Fabric Art (C&T Publishing, 2011) and Appliqué Petal Party (C&T Publishing, 2009). Her work has been featured in several national magazines, and in the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Quilting Arts Calendars. She has produced five video workshops with Quilting Arts on the subjects of free-motion quilting, thread sketching, wholecloth painting, and finishing techniques. Susan has co-curated several traveling exhibitions, and is a frequent contributor to Quilting Arts magazine.


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $920.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,523.80-$2,737.64

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.