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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher
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    Maybe you could post a "key" on each table next time, with a sample of each fabric and it's name.
    Well, see this is kind of what I did on my card because one fabric might pass for two different things. I wanted to be consistent. But everyone was playing with a different card, and so none of them were the same.
    We did this at our quild, too, but I don't recall there being prizes of any value, so winners and losers didn't matter so much. Maybe that's the answer. And we made the blocks into charity quilts as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    heres what we did, each player had only one card with the names being drawn...they had to use a sticky tag on each block with their interpretation of the fabric. yellow flower, red dot, blue strip etc. Then there was no way they could change it. Worked...they make cute charity quilts when your done with them.
    That would work. I wonder if I could get my guild to do that next year. Nobody is particularly friendly, and since I've only been a member six months, I doubt I have much influence. Maybe a year from now I will. And if that's how they want to play the game, I can get behind it. I just don't think it's fair for a few insiders to play that way while the rest of us follow conventional rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04

    We did this at our quild, too, but I don't recall there being prizes of any value, so winners and losers didn't matter so much. Maybe that's the answer. And we made the blocks into charity quilts as well!
    Our prizes weren't particularly valuable. Most had an inexpensive pattern in them, a fat quarter, and a couple of pieces of candy. But the value wasn't the point. It's just no fun to play a game like Bingo and lose all the time while the same people keep winning all the time. The woman who came to our table to "teach us how to play" said that it was okay to cheat at this game, but for the "big money" then no. I wasn't sure what the difference was. In my book, cheating is cheating regardless of the price of the prize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    heres what we did, each player had only one card with the names being drawn...they had to use a sticky tag on each block with their interpretation of the fabric. yellow flower, red dot, blue strip etc. Then there was no way they could change it. Worked...they make cute charity quilts when your done with them.
    Now that I think about, they DID have to "read" off the squares, just like with regular Bingo. Then if there was a question of whether something was red flower, or yellow background for instance, the group decided if they were right. I guess that's why I don't remember it being a problem.

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    I started to join a guild....as a provisional member.It took just 3 mos to see it wasn't anything I wanted to belong to.It'd take a book to explain,but favoring some members/ignoring others was one example.I'm way past the age of acting like a naughty 5yr old,but it's their guild.It's not just guilds either.We've seen some funny going ons at diff orgs.JMO
    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04

    We did this at our quild, too, but I don't recall there being prizes of any value, so winners and losers didn't matter so much. Maybe that's the answer. And we made the blocks into charity quilts as well!
    Our prizes weren't particularly valuable. Most had an inexpensive pattern in them, a fat quarter, and a couple of pieces of candy. But the value wasn't the point. It's just no fun to play a game like Bingo and lose all the time while the same people keep winning all the time. The woman who came to our table to "teach us how to play" said that it was okay to cheat at this game, but for the "big money" then no. I wasn't sure what the difference was. In my book, cheating is cheating regardless of the price of the prize.

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    The idea was good, and coulda' been fun, too bad.... I would have felt the same way. It's very disappointing how people can act sometimes, maybe disheartening. What's wrong with being honest anyway? Seems like it would be more fun that way. Maybe they didn't "get it"? Glad the "card" went to a good cause, that was a neat idea!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher
    In my book, cheating is cheating regardless of the price of the prize.
    In my book too. I would have been upset as well. If you can't get things changed, it might be best just to avoid "fabric bingo" meetings in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04
    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    heres what we did, each player had only one card with the names being drawn...they had to use a sticky tag on each block with their interpretation of the fabric. yellow flower, red dot, blue strip etc. Then there was no way they could change it. Worked...they make cute charity quilts when your done with them.
    Now that I think about, they DID have to "read" off the squares, just like with regular Bingo. Then if there was a question of whether something was red flower, or yellow background for instance, the group decided if they were right. I guess that's why I don't remember it being a problem.
    See, there are lots of ways to deal with this problem. But I have a feeling it's been going this way for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justme2
    I started to join a guild....as a provisional member.It took just 3 mos to see it wasn't anything I wanted to belong to.It'd take a book to explain,but favoring some members/ignoring others was one example.I'm way past the age of acting like a naughty 5yr old,but it's their guild.It's not just guilds either.We've seen some funny going ons at diff orgs.JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04

    We did this at our quild, too, but I don't recall there being prizes of any value, so winners and losers didn't matter so much. Maybe that's the answer. And we made the blocks into charity quilts as well!
    Our prizes weren't particularly valuable. Most had an inexpensive pattern in them, a fat quarter, and a couple of pieces of candy. But the value wasn't the point. It's just no fun to play a game like Bingo and lose all the time while the same people keep winning all the time. The woman who came to our table to "teach us how to play" said that it was okay to cheat at this game, but for the "big money" then no. I wasn't sure what the difference was. In my book, cheating is cheating regardless of the price of the prize.
    It's amazing isn't it? These women are so clique-y--like high school. But they bring in good speakers. I like the charity quilting and the block of the month. If it weren't for this forum and my guild's show and tell, I wouldn't really have many people to show off my quilts to. And we're doing a challenge quilt that is a lot of fun too. So there is a lot I like about it. I just had to get over the idea that I might make some friends there. I won't.

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    This sounds like such a fun game. Too bad some have to spoil the fun by being childish and greedy. Maybe there should be a limit to how many times a person can win in one evening.

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    Oops, sounds like our Bingo meeting last week. I was one of those at the "winning" table and want you to know that the group at the table included a woman who had not won once in 4 years, a newcomer, and others who had become acquainted with each other in charity quilting meetings. We thought we were being creative in our identifications, not cheating--since others always worked to keep us honest. We were laughing so much because we were having fun. We each stopped calling "bingo" when we had won once or twice, so others could win. And, at least one of us played for another person at the table so she could win also. Everyone in the room won at least once by the end of the time. As to our inability to remember how we identified a block, most prints could be identified as more than one item, so we might not remember why we had chosen one ID without actually recording every marker on our "cards". I once could not properly identify one block in a line and had to wait to finish another line.

    I am so sorry you did not have a good time.

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    we pay the same game in our guild but we have a rule your only allowed to win once a nite in anything bingo, door prizes raffles to make it more even. A game like that encourages you to open up your mind and think outside the box sorry you were disapointed

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    We played with FQ and used regular bingo cards so we didn't have a problem with someone cheating

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    thats my big beef with bringing fat quarters some people just bring odd sized scraps I guess if you do the math the area is the same but it frosts me when I BRING NEW STUFF AND GET BACK RAGS INSTEAD

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzler
    Oops, sounds like our Bingo meeting last week. I was one of those at the "winning" table and want you to know that the group at the table included a woman who had not won once in 4 years, a newcomer, and others who had become acquainted with each other in charity quilting meetings. We thought we were being creative in our identifications, not cheating--since others always worked to keep us honest. We were laughing so much because we were having fun. We each stopped calling "bingo" when we had won once or twice, so others could win. And, at least one of us played for another person at the table so she could win also. Everyone in the room won at least once by the end of the time. As to our inability to remember how we identified a block, most prints could be identified as more than one item, so we might not remember why we had chosen one ID without actually recording every marker on our "cards". I once could not properly identify one block in a line and had to wait to finish another line.

    I am so sorry you did not have a good time.
    Hm. That wasn't what I observed. In fact, the woman who joined us at our table to "teach" us how to play (her words, not mine) admitted that was what was happening at your table. She encouraged us to do the same thing, but I don't feel right about cheating. Still, I appreciate your clarifying things for me.

    I continue to believe that the game could be improved if the rules were more clearly stated at the outset so that all are on equal footing. It spoiled the game for me, and I doubt I was the only one. I'm just the one who speaks up in these kinds of matters. It would be interesting to take a poll, but not everyone feels free to be honest when they are unhappy about something. It is just a game after all. I'll probably bow out next year.

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    Sorry you had a bad time. I like to play strip poker, it is much better than bingo. Only thing there you always have someone with short strips or you can use 5" blocks and some blocks turn out to be 4" or 4 1/2" blocks. There is always someone in a large group that will not go by the rules. Anyway if you would like direction on how to play I'll see if I have a copy of it and post it or send it pm to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie's Crafts
    Sorry you had a bad time. I like to play strip poker, it is much better than bingo. Only thing there you always have someone with short strips or you can use 5" blocks and some blocks turn out to be 4" or 4 1/2" blocks. There is always someone in a large group that will not go by the rules. Anyway if you would like direction on how to play I'll see if I have a copy of it and post it or send it pm to you.

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    That would be great. At first I thought you meant real "strip poker," as in take off your clothes. Then when you started talking about 5" blocks, I thought those might be the fig leaves. LOL

    If you have the directions, I'd love to see them; but don't knock yourself out looking for them. Thanks.

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    There is a game out there called QUILTO. It is played like bingo, and has about 100 or more cards. The squares are quilting things like ruler, thread, HST, pattern, diffent block names, etc. We play in our quild. you can have at least 3 cards. Somethings you but the cards with fat quarters, then the FQ's are prizes for the winners.

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    When is it gonna be time to vote for your winning quilt???

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    We had a challenge at our guild that was table runners. One of the gals turned in a little figurine and draped a 1x2 in piece of fabric on it, campained the meeting, and actually won the first prize. Many of us that had worked very hard and long on our table runners were miffed. I was one of them, and will not enter any more of their challenges if that is how they are judged. I know it was supposed to be a joke, but many had their feelings hurt. Actually, I am about "guilded" out myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calif Jane
    When is it gonna be time to vote for your winning quilt???
    Hmmmmm? Not sure what you're referring to. Maybe a different thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQUILTIN
    We had a challenge at our guild that was table runners. One of the gals turned in a little figurine and draped a 1x2 in piece of fabric on it, campained the meeting, and actually won the first prize. Many of us that had worked very hard and long on our table runners were miffed. I was one of them, and will not enter any more of their challenges if that is how they are judged. I know it was supposed to be a joke, but many had their feelings hurt. Actually, I am about "guilded" out myself.
    Well, I guess. I'd have been miffed too. If it was a joke, it certainly wasn't funny. What are people thinking?

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    No I'm on your side. It is no fun when people cheat and lie about wanting to have fun and get to know other quilters. They were like children who had to win no matter how they became the winners. Maby someone who is not playing could go around when someone calls bingo and verify that their material is or is not a winner.

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    Cheating is lying Can't either.

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    I like the idea but you need to change the rules a bit. Have every one make their own card and donate a piece of each fabric they used. Then there can be no cheating because the fabric has to match.

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