The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.

Monday, February 21, 2011

No Excuses Art Marketing Workshop with Alyson B. Standfield

May 20-21, 2011

Durham, North Carolina

Are your piles of unsold artwork stacking up?
Are you confused about the right way to promote your art?
Are you ready to start getting the attention you deserve?
Join us!
no-excuses art-marketing workshop
In just 2 short days, you'll be motivated and armed with the knowledge to do what needs to be done.
This workshop is for visual artists who want to be more strategic with their marketing. Maybe you've tried this or that, but you need to be more consistent.
We're talking serious sales here. This workshop isn't for hobbyists.
In order to get the most from the workshop, you have to be willing to put in the time and effort required to sell your art. No one can do it for you.
I've seen lots of progress from attendees of past workshops. I know you'll get a lot from the material if you're open minded and ready to get to work.
My workshops are about building relationships in a way that is comfortable for you. I don't hand out magic elixirs. This stuff is hard work!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Meet Susan Brubaker Knapp

"What started as hobby, has turned into a passion and business"
If you've ever thumbed through an issue of Quilting Arts Magazine, I'm sure you've run across an article or two by our very own SAQA VA/NC member Susan Brubaker Knapp.  She wrote a series of articles on thread sketching for Quilting Arts magazine. The six articles appeared throughout 2010, and her piece "Vanity" appeared on the cover of the April/May 2010 issue. 

"Candy Corn" is the October art for the 2011 Quilting Arts Calendar.
Her second Quilting Arts Workshop DVD, "Master Machine Stitching: Thread Sketching Beyond the Basics," was released in the fall of 2010.  Susan also appears in episodes #703, 707 and 712 of Quilting Arts TV, which will air early this year on some Public TV stations.

  "Magical Mistletoe" project was featured in the 2010 issue of Quilting Arts Gifts magazine. 
Susan's work is featured on the box of C&T Publishing's "The Art of Quilts Postcard Collection: Nature." The box contains 30 different art quilt postcards, and retails for $9.95. 

"Lepidoptera" appears in the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Quilters Newsletter magazine. 

"Lepidoptera" and "Coleus" are touring with SAQA's "Art Meets Science" exhibition. 

She has been invited to teach at New Zealand's Taupo Symposium 2013, and to appear on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims this spring. 


Susan is now a designated "Aurifil Expert," and is Aurifil thread's Designer of the Month for January 2011. Susan's "Leaves of Green" quilt is being offered through Aurifil's blog as a free pattern download.