Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Candy Corn selected for 2011 QA Calendar

My “Candy Corn” art quilt has been selected for the 2011 Quilting Arts Calendar! Hmmm... I wonder what month they will use it?

It is painted on white fabric (Pimatex by Robert Kaufman, my favorite fabric for painting because it is very fine and tightly woven). The photo below shows the heavy thread sketching I did on this piece before I quilted around the individual candy corn candies. 

This is the third year that my work has been selected for the calendar, and I am no less thrilled this time than the other two years. Yippee!!! Just wait until you see some of the other pieces Quilting Arts has selected. (If you are a member of the Quilting Arts community, you can see some of them in the photo gallery section.) They are really spectacular, and I am honored to be in their company.


  1. Congratulations Susan! It's so realistic I really thought it was just a photo of candy corn, not a quilt!


  2. Congratulations on getting in the calendar.
    I love the piece and how you quilted the candy corn.
    I need to go over your blog entries and reread what you use for paints and fabrics. I want the watercolor look, but if I add too much water, it bleeds.


  3. They look good enough to eat!!! Well done.

  4. The candy looks good enough to eat! Amazing job.

  5. Debbie,
    If you want a water color look, here are some products I've tried – and liked – that you could consider:

    Jacquard Dye-na-Flow (http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/dyenaflow/): use a fairly dry brush to control the bleed.

    Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Artists' Crayons (Dick Blick: http://www.dickblick.com/products/caran-dache-neocolor-ii-artists-crayons/): you draw with them like crayons on light-colored fabric, then go over with a damp brush.

    Liquitex Acrylic Inks (http://www.liquitex.com/Products/inks.cfm)

    Have fun, and let me know what you think!

  6. Many congrats, Susan! My strategy was to do one that a design that could only work for one month. Looks like either strategy could work!

  7. Congratulations! It is a fabulous piece! I love all the detail you put into it.

  8. A wonderful rendition of my favorite October treat! As an "almost" halloween baby (10/30) I had my share of candy corn and will love seeing it on my wall! Congratulations on a job well done. V

  9. Congratulations! Let's see...what month...January?
    I will enjoy having this calendar page with your art hanging for a month in my home.

  10. Congratulations, Susan! Love that corn!


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