Susan Brubaker Knapp

susan brubaker knapp

Susan Brubaker Knapp is best known as the host of “Quilting Arts TV,” a show featuring art quilters who share their techniques and projects. It airs on about 400 public TV stations across the U.S. She is a fourth-generation quilter who made her first quilt in 1973 with her mother, a former home economics teacher. It was another twenty years before she made her second quilt, and caught the quilting bug for good. She was soon designing her own quilt patterns. 

Since 2005, Susan has dedicated most of her time to quilts, and to teaching and speaking nationally and internationally. She still makes both traditional quilts and art quilts. While her core materials - cloth and thread - are the same for both, she often employs nontraditional substances, such as fabric paints and dyes, Tyvek, Angelina fibers, and water-soluble wax pastels, to transform the cloth in her fiber art. Her primary techniques are wholecloth painting, fusible appliqué, and thread sketching. 

Susan is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who now lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Learn more at

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