Modern Machine Quilting DVD Blog Hop: Day Nine

It’s my birthday! You can ask my grandson if you want to know how old I am. He’s got it down… Grandma is old…

It’s also day nine of the blog hop. Susan Brubaker Knapp is today’s guest. She is one busy person. She is a soccer mom,  artist, international quilt teacher, presenter of Quilting Arts TV, author… the list goes on and on.

I first met Susan at the TV studios in Cleveland. She was preparing to record her fourth QA workshop DVD. I had to know she was something special because you don’t get to make four DVDs unless you are very, very good! Well, the next season she took over as presenter so now we all know how truly special she is.

Here’s a picture taken from the green room of Susan on set.


Here one of us together, ready for my paper foundation piecing slot that first season of Susan’s.


This one is the next season we taped in September, when I was also there for the DVD taping. Vivika joined us to make a tremendous trio!


Christmas is almost upon us so I’m very grateful to Susan for taking the time to write her blog post. After you’ve read it come back and post a comment. I’m picking two winners from all the ten days to win a DVD and because it’s my birthday I’m going to pick an extra winner just from today to win an extra prize! I love prizes!!

Here’s the list from all ten days so you can read what everybody had to say. You might have to hunt a little for some people’s post because they have posted several time since their DVD day but you can do it!

Monday 15th December:        Faith Jones
Tuesday 16th December:        Bonnie Hunter
Wednesday 17th December:   Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 18th December:       Maddie Kertay
Friday 19th December:            Svetlana Sotak
Saturday 20th December:       Julia Wood
Sunday 21st December:         Laura Wasilowski
Monday 22nd December:       Pokey Bolton
Tuesday 23rd December:        Susan Brubaker Knapp
Wednesday 24th December:  ME!

All comments are moderated so don’t worry if yours doesn’t show up straight away.

Just one more day to go!


  1. Veronica Conner said:

    I have read the reviews from Pokey and from Susan. I plan to go back and read the others as well. I am very excited for the opportunity to win your book. It is exactly what I am looking for in quilting techniques. I love using my walking foot and would love to learn new ideas for it.

    December 23, 2014
  2. Donna said:

    have a happy birthday

    December 23, 2014
  3. Diane Schultheiss said:

    Happy Birthday! The quilting DVD looks fabulous.

    December 23, 2014
  4. well a very Happy Birthday to you. Read Susan’s bog post… Your work is fabulous. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

    December 23, 2014
  5. Pat Smith said:

    After reading Susan’s comments, I realized this DVDs is exactly what I need to help me get through my stack of UFOs just waiting for quilting!

    December 23, 2014
  6. Mary Chick said:

    A very Happy Birthday to you!!

    December 23, 2014
  7. Holly McLean said:

    I’d love to learn more of this technique! I do like the more modern style achieved with the straight line stitching.
    Thanks! Happy Birthday!

    December 23, 2014
  8. Alice French said:

    Happy Birthday. I hope you receive many gifts. I’ve just starting reading your blog and would love to have the DVDs

    December 23, 2014
  9. Penny Barnes said:

    Happy Birthday from one “old” Gramma to the next…

    December 23, 2014
  10. Caroll D. said:

    After reading your post i think this dvd is just what i need. Must get it! Happy birthday.

    December 23, 2014
  11. Happy Birthday! I am loving this Blog hop discovering so many talented quilt artists. I have just started machine quilting on a small scale and love the results. I need help to perfect my stitching and your DVD sounds like just what I need. Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

    December 23, 2014
  12. Happy Birthday! The dvd sounds wonderful.

    December 23, 2014
  13. How wonderful! Love the cover alone. I can only imagine the goodness within!

    December 23, 2014
  14. sonja said:

    happy birthday to you and congratulations on your DVD.
    Susan’s blog is on my list and she is a sweetie and that is how i got here! i have friend that is new to quilting and i would love to give her your DVD!

    December 23, 2014
  15. sue said:

    After watching your dvd, I can say that even for me, a non-quilter, the directions are clear and the presentation is entertaining. I just love seeing you make your magic!

    December 23, 2014
  16. Misty Cole said:

    thanks for the giveaway. i’d love to have the dvd, always looking to learn something new!

    December 23, 2014
  17. sandi said:

    Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of your dvd. I really hope I win a copy as I need all the help I can get with quilting.

    December 23, 2014
  18. utahoosier said:

    Happy Birthday! I am enjoying this Blog hop. I always enjoy talented quilt artists and hearing of new ones; or at least they are new to me. Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

    December 23, 2014
  19. paula Egbert said:

    Happy Birthday, Catherine! I just finished spiral quilting a large quilt and I’m so disappointed with the results. I’m such an amateur at this. Would love a copy of the video to learn the tips and techniques!

    December 23, 2014
  20. Karen Harris said:

    Happy Birthday! Sounds like a marvelous DVD!

    December 23, 2014
  21. Jo Newton said:

    Happy birthday! I have read all the blogs and will be returning to read future postings. Would love a copy of your dvd.

    December 23, 2014
  22. Kathleen Roon said:

    Happy Birthday! Once again you gave us the gift of excellent tutelage. Such a joy to read your postings!

    December 23, 2014
  23. Rachael Click said:

    Happy Birthday! I would love to win a copy of your DVD.

    December 23, 2014
  24. Kay Taylor said:

    Happy Birthday! I’m definitely going to own this DVD on way or another. It looks very useful.

    December 23, 2014
  25. Cindy Shelley said:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. I could really benefit from this DVD after reading the blog /review. it’s for me! LOL.

    December 23, 2014
  26. Linda said:

    Happy Birthday to you……I love your work and would love to win your DVD…..and Merry Christmas to you….

    December 23, 2014
  27. Margaret Schindler said:

    Happy birthday looks like I need to do some catching up today

    December 23, 2014
  28. Pat Helm said:

    Happy Birthday

    December 23, 2014
  29. martha cianso said:

    Happy Birthday!!!… I love Susan’s work so the DVD would be wonderful… back to reading all the other post!!

    December 23, 2014
  30. woolensails said:

    I just saw the hop on Susan’s blog, looks like the perfect lesson for me. I want to do my own quilting and would love to learn more about machine quilting, including techniques and styles.

    A very Happy Birthday to you!


    December 23, 2014
  31. Debi Winchester said:

    Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope all your wishes come true!. I am so intrigued to learn spirals and serpentines….can’t wait!

    December 23, 2014
  32. Catherine Perrin said:

    Happy Birthday Catherine! I enjoy the blog and would love a copy of your DVD.

    December 23, 2014
  33. carolelylesshaw said:

    Happy Birthday and thanks for hosting this give-away. I need the inspiration to broaden my quilting skills.

    December 23, 2014
  34. Whiskers said:

    According to your grandson, you might be old, but you still have a mischievous twinkle in your eye, and I’ll bet your grandson does too. (He would say I’m old too.)

    December 23, 2014
  35. Bev Gunn said:

    Happy Birthday, Catherine! So wonderful to be 39 again-I know because I have done it for many years!
    Have also used walking foot for many years-great for garment sewing on fabrics that are hard to slide under a regular pressure foot! Great for sewing on bindings. And, now, you tell me I can quilt fancy with it! WOW! Let the fun begin!

    December 23, 2014
  36. Jacquie Billot said:

    Happy Birthday and the DVD is wonderful.

    December 23, 2014
  37. Ginger said:

    Happy Birthday. Thanks for sharing the presents with your fans.

    December 23, 2014
  38. Jen B said:

    Happy Birthday & have a Merry Christmas!

    December 23, 2014
  39. Reena Kaplowitz said:

    Happy Birthday and thanks so much for the chance to win!

    December 24, 2014
  40. Linda E in AZ said:

    Happy Birthday to you! Susan does such awesome work. Happy holidays to all of you!

    December 24, 2014
  41. Deb B said:

    Have a great birthday! What awesome blogs and giveaway!

    December 24, 2014
  42. Ellee said:

    Wishing you a Happy Birthday and a Merry Christmas — double bonus for sure!

    December 24, 2014
  43. carol d black said:

    Hope you had a happy birthday!

    December 24, 2014
  44. Cecilia said:

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    December 24, 2014
  45. Toni Arnold said:

    Belated Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful new year ahead of you.

    December 25, 2014
  46. Diane Koenig said:

    Happy Birthday! Your new DVD on machine quilting sounds very interesting.

    December 25, 2014

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