NW Arkansas

Bio: 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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  1. Can you give me some information about the Go Go Girls? Someone (at a quilt shop) thought I was a member! I’m looking for a modern quilt group…


    • I apologize for the delay in replying. The Van Go-Go Girls is a small group started from the local quilt guild, Calico Cut-Ups in Bella Vista, Arkansas. We meet the first Friday of each month at the Mercy Community Room on Mercy Drive, at 10:00a. We will be starting a new challenge soon. Email me at rmembrme@cox.net if you would like to check out our group. We will meet again on March 2, 2018. NWA Modern Quilt Guild meets the third Tuesday of each month at Southside Church of Christ in Rogers, Arkansas, past the library on Dixieland, at 6:30p. Stop by to check us out on February 20.


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