Use the 'Envelope Deformation LPE' and the 'Bend LPE', in that order.
Path > Union (does not work in the beta of 1.0 currently, use Path > Object to path -> Ungroup -> Path > Combine instead.)
Path > Path effects
Envelope Deformation LPE
Switch to node tool
Edit top path / bottom path to increase thickness in the middle
It is better that you are designing the "E" by your own. Just make 5 equal thick rectangles and reduce the two with the negative space to their third of size.
Look at the example.
Of course you can resize it as you want, but that would be the easiest and fastest solution for you, instead of searching for a font.
Here are a a couple of workarounds.
Use the Select Paths by Nodes Tool (F2)
Click on a section of the path that is next to the node you want to move. This will select the two nodes for that section. Although you might not be able to see both are selected, they are.
Hold down Shift and click on the node you don't want to move. This will deselect it. The ...
The font is an OpenType font with advanced features such as contextual ligatures and alternates. I think you need to switch that feature on in Word - it's not enabled by default. I don't use Word. Sorry. Try googling "enable opentype contextual ligatures in word".
There is no equivalent to the blob brush, and as far as I know there's no plugin to do it.
However there may be ways you could speed up what your are doing.
E.g., you can use the Calligraphic Brush tool, then directly after using the tool you can hit CTRL+Shift++, which is the shortcut for a Unite operation.
If you draw another Calligraphic Brush shape on ...
This is for Inkscape.
Using the Rectangle Tool F4, draw two rectangles, one inside the other, and fill each with a different colour by selecting a different fill colour. The colours don't matter, so long as you can see both rectangles clearly
With the Select Object tool F1. Select both shapes by clicking and dragging the tool around both, and align them ...
Select the text and do Path > Object to Path Shift+Ctrl+C. This will convert the text to outlines.
Ungroup the the text Shift+Ctrl+G
Path > Union Ctrl++. This will join up all the letters as one path.
Draw a rectangle over the text
Select both text and rectangle and do Path > Intersection Ctrl+*
The result will be all outlines so that your cutter ...