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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Quilty Pleasures-Chicken River Modern Quilt Guild

We are excited to announce the Chicken River Modern Quilt Guild in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Gallinas River flows through this, the original Las Vegas, and gallinas means chickens, so that's where the name came from.

We even have a blog with our introductory story:

We hope if you live in the area you can come play with us!

Here are a few things we have been working on:

This is a challenge where we each had three fat quarters and could add two other fabrics to make a modern style block. Our goal is to use up all the fat quarters and they seem like they go on and on. After that, we will make a quilt. That's all we know about that so far.

We have been messing around with hexagons and below is the beginning of a project Ann is working on. Go hexagons!

 I started playing with a charm pack of Zen Chic fabrics:

And Linda brought her finished Las Cruces quilt. It's not totally modern, but it's a stunner nonetheless. More about this quilt later.

And don't forget there's a giveaway of Locally Grown fat quarters. Cute! Deadline is tonight.


  1. I've been thinking about a sticks quilt for a while... I like the ones you have started in the first picture.
    Love the Las Cruces quilt! The scallops and the corners are amazing! The colors and shapes in the squares are gorgeous, too. All in all, it's a WOW quilt. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  2. Those hexagons look like they will be a lot easier to make than the old fashioned way of english paper piecing.


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