Quilt Week, Paducah 2016

I cannot imagine the time, work and talent needed to make a quilt deserving of Best of Show. Here is this year’s from Paducah, Arandano, by Marilyn Badger. For a better photo and an interview, go here:


Arandano, Best of Show, Paducah 2016

Arandano, Best of Show, Marilyn Badger

I went to Paducah with my friend Anne Marie and one of our favorite quilts was this one, hand painted on silk and based on a photo by Oscar Nunez. Oscar the Great by Nancy Sterret Martin and Karen Sistek.

Oscar the Great, 77x40

Oscar the Great, Nancy Sterret Martin and Karen Sistek

Oscar the Great, detail

Oscar the Great, detail

This next quilt just made me laugh and is a group quilt.

Family of Rainbow-Colored Flamingos, 80x80

Family of Rainbow-Colored Flamingos, Kazue Kamura & 10 Friends

The colors of this quilt were so striking; it depicts Berlin and all the special landmarks in the city.

Skyline, 69x69

Skyline, Claudia Scheja

This next quilt has a lot of steampunk details. We studied it for quite some time, taking in all the details. The design is Steampunk Goggles BOM by Marziah Karch.

Extraneous Female: Escapement Mechanism, 75x90

Extraneous Female: Escapement Mechanism, Beckey Prior and Jackie Brown

Extraneous Female: Escapement Mechanism, detail

Extraneous Female: Escapement Mechanism, detail

Extraneous Female: Escapement Mechanism, detail

Extraneous Female: Escapement Mechanism, detail

Extraneous Female: Escapement Mechanism, detail

Extraneous Female: Escapement Mechanism, detail

I only have a detail photo of this quilt. Go here to see the entire piece, High Voltage Birds, Susan Bianchi. Part of the quilt is photo transfer. If you notice the stitching on the poles/trees, there are loose threads hanging down–this gave the piece great texture.


High Voltage Birds, detail

High Voltage Birds, Susan Bianchi

This is another favorite, made at a Ricky Tims retreat, and I would guess using his hand dyed fabrics.

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows, Robin Gausebeck

Out of the Shadows, detail

Out of the Shadows, detail

Out of the Shadows, detail

Out of the Shadows, detail

Here is the quilt I chose for Viewer’s Choice. Tiny log cabins with narrow strips of color appliqued afterwards, representing rooftops in a small Japanese village enveloped in a blanket of snow. I’ll be back soon with more quilts.

Otaru Winter, 55x55

Otaru Winter, 55×55

Otaru Winter, detail

Otaru Winter, detail

Otaru Winter, detail

Otaru Winter, detail

And about those dogwood ribbons. I thought I read somewhere that one woman makes these, but that’s all I can say. If you know more, leave me a comment. Till next time–

About bycandyp.com

Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics as well as making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at Kandykwilts.blogspot.com and here (previously icandyet.com) but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me.

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