Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild Meeting – May 2013

Last night I attended a meeting of the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild. I joined in February, as soon as I returned home from QuiltCon and was inspired to find my local group of modern quilters. I’m sure glad I did, because even though it’s a small group, they have quite a bit of fun! (You can read my previous blog entry about them here.)


Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild

To start off the evening we worked on a couple of charity projects. There’s a program called Reading for Rover which pairs up kids who need extra reading practice with a cuddly pup to read to. They sit on a quilt at a local library together for some quality reading and pet time.

Charity Sewing

Regina and Christa sewing a charity quilt top.

Here’s one of the member’s finished quilts that she made to donate to the cause. Isn’t it the cutest?

Reading for Rover Quilt

Reading for Rover Quilt

Another ongoing project the group is doing is making these adorable “Plus X” blocks which will be donated as a raffle quilt to the Candlelighter’s association. I took home a few extra block kits to work on myself. I love these colors! Patti, the organizer, found a wonderful pieced block tutorial from Amy Badskirt’s blog here.

Plus X Blocks

Japanese Plus X Blocks

The group is also participating in a mug rug swap with the Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild. Here are a few of our completed mug rugs. It will be fun to see what we receive in return!

Mug Rug Swap

Mug Rug Swap

Part of every meeting features fantastic show and tell. Sandy shared a colorful Jelly Roll quilt she made.

Jelly Roll Quilt Front

Jelly Roll Quilt Front

I like the backing just as much as the front. The quilting adds such great texture!

Jelly Roll Quilt Back

Jelly Roll Quilt Back

I met Nichol for the first time as she debuted this extra large colorful star quilt that she’s going to quilt on her long-arm. As we chatted, we found out that we are close in age and have a couple of boys the same age, too! (Minus the baby so she’s ahead of me there!!)

Nichol's Star Top

Nichol’s Star Top

I also met Carolina who’s recently joined the Art Gallery fat quarter gang (can we say – jealous)! She has a “squishable fabric blocks” tutorial up on the Art Gallery Blog that is terrific.  I also love her Urban Sprawl quilt she’s working on right now:

Carolina's Quilt

Carolina’s Quilt

Here are a couple of other beauties that were shown last night. I love how everyone tried to hide behind their quilts for photos. 🙂 Now I better get crackin’ so I’ll have something to share for show and tell next month!

Hope and Strength

Hope and Strength back – I missed the front!

Patti's Baby Girl Quilt

Patti’s Baby Girl Quilt

Pink and Black Rag Quilt

Pink and Black Rag Quilt

There were a few more lovelies that I missed getting pictures of, but the gals in charge will be sure to post more photos on the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild Blog.

7 thoughts on “Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild Meeting – May 2013

  1. Laura in Marfa says:

    I enjoyed your blog. How stimulating to get together with other quilters! In person. I don’t have a Modern group, so it is very good to see what is happening. Thanks Christa!

  2. Michele Valdez says:

    I love the pink and black rag quilt! Do you know if there is a pattern or tutorial on this? I’m VERY new to quilting and love your work. It makes me jealous that I’m not at your skill level. I’m currently working on the Jolly Jelly Roll quilt in your quilt-along…which will be my first quilt when completed. Thanks for all the inspiration! :o)

    • Christa says:

      You can probably do an online search for the rag quilt. I think the maker just made it up as she went. How fun that you are doing the Jolly Jelly Roll Quilt! Be sure to share pictures on my flickr group as you work on it.

  3. msannie says:

    I’m not much for crazy quilts but I LOVE the Urban Sprawl and the pink and black rag quilt. Actually, I like this assortment of quilts! Looks like a great place to quilt!

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