Introducing ~ Candy

on April 7 | in Contributors | by | with 9 Comments

From Beth: We’ve had our eyes on Candy’s work for years, probably from the first time she stopped by Sew,Mama,Sew! and left a comment. Candy dyes her own fabric, creates beautiful works of art with her fabrics and she shares it all at Candied Fabrics. We have a new line of Organic PFD (prepared-for-dyeing) Cotton Solids in the shop, and we asked Candy to help us share a bit about the dyeing process later this month. You won’t want to miss it! She’s up later today with her series of organic fabric tests, but first be sure to check out her introduction.

From Candy: Hi there, my name is Candy and I’m addicted to color! I dye fabric so I can have just the hue and texture I want-– I make “Candied Fabrics!” I’ve been a quilter since I was a teenager, and have slowly evolved from making traditional quilts to art quilts. The last couple of years I’ve been experimenting with creating 3D art, mostly houses, because both the shape of a house and the idea of home fill me with excitement.

Along with raising two boys and teaching Biology at the University of Redlands, I show and sell my art at local art/craft fairs in Southern California. This venture has led me to develop a line of “everyday art”: bags to carry, silk scarves to wear, a journal for doodles or scribbles– these are all opportunities to create an item that brings joy to the senses of sight and touch.

I am an avid blogger and this led to me having been published in several Interweave publications as well as appearing in Quilting Arts TV Season 7.

I’d love to have you stop by my online home:, “tweet” me on Twitter, or “like” my Facebook page.

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9 Responses to Introducing ~ Candy

  1. Seanna Lea says:

    My mom used to make quilted applique wall hangings (similar to the art quilt, but often more pictorial). I really wish she had been doing her hobby at this point, because I think it would have been a great hobby turned vocation for her. She loved making them!

  2. Candy says:

    Thank you all so much! B…the patterns for the houses are in the 2010 Quilting Arts Gifts magazine.

  3. melanie says:

    oh my, i love love love that bag, great work candy!

  4. Katrina H says:

    Your little houses are amazing! I want to make one someday. Maybe into a pin cushion? I’m not sure but I loved looking at your photos!

  5. I am thrilled to have you say such NICE things about me, truly honored! Thanks so much, and I look forward to sharing my dyeing process with SMS readers!

  6. Those homes are adorable! I’d love to see a tutorial on making a few of those!

  7. SewLindaAnn says:

    I really admire her and liked her on Facebook to keep up with her goings on. Her work is so beautiful and inspiring.

  8. Liz W. says:

    Can’t wait to learn more about Candy’s work and the PFD fabrics.

  9. i’ve seen candy’s work before. i love that quilt (above). her colors are great!

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