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    Hello,
    This is my first post so hope I did everything correctly.

    I am going to and helping with 2 quilt retreats (3 day each OH FUN FUN) and I am in need of some fun games that quilters might like to play in between completing (yeah sure) there UFO's.

    I would appreciate any help anyone might help me with.

    A quilting friend
    Angie

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    You can have:

    1. One of the nights have a pajama party - best pjs wins a prize
    2. An ugly fabric auction
    3. A fat quarter swap - each person brings fat quarters indivdually wrapped in paper. If you put in 3 wrapped fat quarters, you take that same number out.
    4. Make up a points game. For example, everyone in the room starts with 100 points then they add or subtract based on questions you make up(ie if you are wearing socks add 10 points, if you are wearing makeup minus 20 points). Be creative and far out with the questions. You do this game along with the pajama party.

    Hope these help.

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    We have played "Strip Poker" at my guild meeting - everyone starts with, say 10 strips, WOF, 3" wide. Each player antes up 1 strip, then you deal everyone ONE card, and high card wins all the strips! Depending on how long you want to play, you can also have people trade tables every so often. I had a lot of fun playing, and then made a miniature rail fence quilt with the strips I ended up with!

    :D

    sue

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    strip poker! HA! That is so funny!!! I may have to get into that! LOL!

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    Thanks to all of you for your helpful game suggestions. Will get with our team and know we will use them.

    Thanks a bunch you are appreciated.

    Angie

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    I have a question about the #4 points game. Everyone starts with 100 points add or subtract points based on the questions.

    How does the prize work out, most points least number of point??

    Need some help here this sounds like fun.

    Thanks
    Angie

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    Depending on the number of prizes you have, you pick the same amount of people with the highest number. It can be alot of fun. For example:
    Everyone starts with 100 points for being there. Then start with questions like:

    If you are wearing gold earrings add 5 points
    If you are wearing socks substract 10 points
    If you have a condom in your bag plus 20 points
    If you have a library card add 30 points
    If you are wearing more than one ring substract 15 points
    If you were born in the year 19## add 25 points

    The questions are endless and can be a riot depending on the crowd.

    Have fun with it.

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    Here's another game/quiz

    Copy and paste this to a word document (you may have to do some reformatting) and make copies.

    1. What do the following refer to Chain, Feather, Herringbone, and Outline
    a. Quilt making patterns
    b. Appliqué patterns in popular use from the 1840s - 1860s
    c. Stitches found on crazy quilts

    2. Foundation blocks are found in which group of patterns?
    a. Log Cabin, Pineapple, Press Piecing
    b. Dresden Plate, Sun Bonnet Sue, Rose of Sharon
    c. School House, Star of Bethlehem, Ocean Waves

    3. What form of quilting originates from Laos?
    a. Molos
    b. Pa nDau
    c. Trapunto
    d. Sashiko
    e. Palampores

    4. Who is the inventor of the sewing machine?
    a. Elias Howe
    b. Isaac Singer
    c. Richard Sears

    5. Which term does not belong?
    a. Garden Maze
    b. Lattice
    c. Binding
    d. Sashing

    6. Which of the following quilt patterns is not thought of as being in vogue in the 1930's?
    a. Drunkard's Path
    b. Grandmother's Flower Garden
    c. Double Wedding Ring
    d. Dresden Plate

    7. What is the International Quilt Association known for?
    a. Honoring a quilter every year who has made a difference in the quilting world.
    b. Sponsoring the World's Largest Quilt Show.
    c. Holding an annual conference in which over 250 classes and lectures are offered
    d. All of the above.

    8. What do the following have in common Echo, Stipple, Meander, Crosshatch:
    a. Quilt making techniques
    b. Quilting patterns
    c. Methods of joining patchwork

    9. Where might one find the Language of Flowers?
    a. Baltimore Album Quilts
    b. Crazy Quilts
    c. Appliqué Quilts
    d. All of the above

    10. What innovation in quilting was introduced at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia?
    a. The Crazy Quilt
    b. The first electric iron
    c. Rotary Cutters

    11. What do these things have in common: Hand of Friendship, Duck's Foot in the Mud, Bear's Paw?
    a. They are the names of square dance movements
    b. They are the titles of Victorian children's stories
    c. They are different names for the same patchwork pattern
    d. They were popular appliqué patterns during the late 1800's

    12. What are the following names: Turkey Red, Indigo Blue, Double Pink, Nile Green?
    a. Crayola crayon colors
    b. Watercolor paint colors
    c. Rainbow Brite's friends
    d. Fabric colors

    13. What characterizes a "summer spread"?
    a. Light colors
    b. No backing
    c. No batting
    d. Smaller than bed quilts, made to be used as picnic cloths

    14. What do the following have in common: Baby Block, Thousand Pyramids, Trip Around the World?
    a. Children's toys/games
    b. Patterns of Asian origin
    c. One-patch patchwork patterns

    15. Which quilt making technique has always been done by machine?
    a. Seminole patchwork
    b. Prairie points
    c. Miniature quilts

    16. What characteristics are associated with Folk Art Quilts?
    a. They are made by people who have had no artistic training.
    b. They are made for visual impact, not quilt making excellence
    c. They have a spontaneity about them, often containing whimsical elements
    d. They have crudely shaped design elements

    17. What do the following have in common Diamond in the Square, Bars, Center Square?
    a. Types of cookies
    b. Amish quilt patterns
    c. Square-dancing formations
    d. All of the above

    18. What do the following have in common Charm Quilts, Scrap Quilts, Postage Stamp Quilts?
    a. Popular quilt styles in the early 1900's
    b. Patterns were obtained through mail order sources
    c. Quilts used a wide variety of fabrics
    d. Quilts were tied as opposed to quilted

    19. Which of the following is created by a series of fabric folds to create an origami-type pattern?
    a. Attic Window
    b. Cathedral Window
    c. Doves in the Window

    20. What are the following Tapestry, Crewel, Upholstery, Quilting?
    a. Types of yarn
    b. Types of fabric
    c. Types of needles
    d. Types of scissors

    21. Which term does not belong?
    a. Border
    b. Prairie Point
    c. Piping
    d. Scallop

    22. What are the following Bodkin, Boot Spur, Emery Pouch?
    a. Articles of clothing
    b. Sewing tools
    c. Quilting Patterns

    23. Where is "Quilt City, USA"?
    a. Houston, TX
    b. Lowell, MA
    c. Kutztown, PA
    d. Paducah, KY

    Whoever gets the most right wins something.

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    We played a similar game to the one with points above...
    It all rhymed, and I read it out loud...
    give yourself 10 points for each button
    for each button that's blue, take away 2....
    I didn't save it on the computer, but I will try to find it again.
    Everyone thought it was fun. I was a bit skeptical at first....

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    I cannot believe how fast I found this! I did one search, and it came up first thing!


    YOu can always change things around a bit for a more "quilty" theme. THis was for a bridal shower.

    Peculiar Game

    This is a rather peculiar game
    It really does not have a name
    It's simple to play as a game should be
    You just do as you're told, you see
    So now if you'll please give me your attention
    We'll put an end to this suspension
    In the end, whoever scores the most
    Will receive a prize of which to boast
    Now since you're all fashionable girls
    Give yourself 5 if you have any pearls
    You may add 3 if your toes peek out
    And earrings will give you 2 more to shout
    Score yourself 5 if you show any red
    Add 6 more for a curl on your head
    Now before you think you are going to win
    Take away 2 for each safety pin
    Give yourself 6 if your pants are tight
    Add 1 for a scarf which is just about right
    Add 5 more if your shoes are black
    And take away 3 for a zipper in back
    Now count all your buttons, for each you get 2
    And take away 1 for each button that's blue
    Give yourself 5 if your heels are high
    And why not take 10 for the green in your eye
    10 more points for a rose on your clothes
    Take away 5 if you forgot to wear hose
    If your husband you kissed today - add 9
    If you didn't subtract 12 - you're subject to fine
    This is the end...there isn't anymore
    Who is the lucky lady with the highest score?


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    That is so cute!

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    THANK YOU,

    CONDOM in your bag, a ladies retreat??? Wonder if someone will be leaving for a while or sneaking someone in?? I'll be sure and ask that question then see who leaves or acts suspious. Can't wait will have my camera poised and ready.

    This game will be a hoot.

    Just love this web-site. It's is addictive very addictive.

    Angie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie Crowley
    THANK YOU,

    CONDOM in your bag, a ladies retreat??? Wonder if someone will be leaving for a while or sneaking someone in?? I'll be sure and ask that question then see who leaves or acts suspious. Can't wait will have my camera poised and ready.

    This game will be a hoot.

    Just love this web-site. It's is addictive very addictive.

    Angie
    I thought that was funny, too. You never know, though! (Better safe than sorrry!LOL)....
    BTW...that reminds me of the episode of the GOlden GIrls...where they all went to the store to get condoms...and they had to do a price check. and the guy gets on the microphone or intercom and yells out the size and style and which customer it was for!!!!!!

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    You can create a game similar to the one played at showers:

    Everyone gets a safety pin (with a bit of pretty fabric or even a 3"/4" square) to wear. Every time someone says: grandchild or mother or daughter-in-law (whatever fits the demographics of your group) the person that catches them gets the pin and the fabric square.

    You could have them make a quilted item for the next retreat raffle.

    K Cama

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcama
    You can create a game similar to the one played at showers:

    Everyone gets a safety pin (with a bit of pretty fabric or even a 3"/4" square) to wear. Every time someone says: grandchild or mother or daughter-in-law (whatever fits the demographics of your group) the person that catches them gets the pin and the fabric square.

    You could have them make a quilted item for the next retreat raffle.

    K Cama
    ooooh....now that sounds like fun! I think I'd pin my lips together so I could win the fabric! YAY!

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    You could have them write down as many endings to this frase a possible:


    "You know you are addicted to quilting if..."

    We did that not long a go at a sew in at the guild and it was really fun to hear how some of the ladies ended it.

    Have loads of fun!!!

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    The Quarter Game!!!!!
    A friend of mine was going to a retreat and she said she needed to take a roll of quarters. How the game is played each time you have to get out your seam ripper you need to go puy a quarter in a jar. You also get to puy your name in the other jar. At the end of the retreat they draw a name and winner get's all the money in the jar!!!!!

    Another one is you scramble 25 quilting related words and the first to get them correct wins a prize!!!!!


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    Another take on the questions..... Everyone would stand up and then would sit down when if the answer was 'yes' to her question. Last standing wins.
    You could make them quilting related..... You've done a log cabin quilt. You've bought more than 15 yards of the same cut. You own more than 3 machines. You've hid your stash from your spouse, everyone might sit on this one. You've sewn your finger.

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    Ideas sound like fun - and I actively dislike most shower games.

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    Hi there, I would love to use this quiz at our next retreat but I need the answers!!! PLEASE

    Thanks
    Deb

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    We are going on a retreat this weekend coming (Feb 7) this sounds like a fun game, but I would need the answers. I know some, but not all.
    Thanks so much.

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    OH, what great ideas you ladies have! I've helped with two of my local guild's quilt retreats and many of these ideas would be a lot of fun to add. I think I'm going to have to send this thread to one of my girlfriends. She will garner a lot out of this as well. Thanks ladies!!

    This is the type of thing that you wouldn’t give a prize out for but it is a ton of fun! Have each person write out something about themselves that no one else knows about them. Then read out each card and see if everyone can guess who the information is about. It’s amazing the stuff you learn about people. Plus, it is a lot of fun and something everyone talks about for years to come! I still remember learning that one of my friends used to wrestle aligators and ate pirhana. :shock:

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    We played this game at our retreat last weekend and it was a big hit. No one got them all right, but two people got the highest correct. I used question #23 as a tie breaker. The prize was an 8 pack bundle of fat quarter. We had a good time by all. Thank you

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    Hi,

    Do you have the answers to the quiz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj9patch
    Here's another game/quiz

    Copy and paste this to a word document (you may have to do some reformatting) and make copies.

    1. What do the following refer to Chain, Feather, Herringbone, and Outline
    a. Quilt making patterns
    b. Appliqué patterns in popular use from the 1840s - 1860s
    c. Stitches found on crazy quilts

    2. Foundation blocks are found in which group of patterns?
    a. Log Cabin, Pineapple, Press Piecing
    b. Dresden Plate, Sun Bonnet Sue, Rose of Sharon
    c. School House, Star of Bethlehem, Ocean Waves

    3. What form of quilting originates from Laos?
    a. Molos
    b. Pa nDau
    c. Trapunto
    d. Sashiko
    e. Palampores

    4. Who is the inventor of the sewing machine?
    a. Elias Howe
    b. Isaac Singer
    c. Richard Sears

    5. Which term does not belong?
    a. Garden Maze
    b. Lattice
    c. Binding
    d. Sashing

    6. Which of the following quilt patterns is not thought of as being in vogue in the 1930's?
    a. Drunkard's Path
    b. Grandmother's Flower Garden
    c. Double Wedding Ring
    d. Dresden Plate

    7. What is the International Quilt Association known for?
    a. Honoring a quilter every year who has made a difference in the quilting world.
    b. Sponsoring the World's Largest Quilt Show.
    c. Holding an annual conference in which over 250 classes and lectures are offered
    d. All of the above.

    8. What do the following have in common Echo, Stipple, Meander, Crosshatch:
    a. Quilt making techniques
    b. Quilting patterns
    c. Methods of joining patchwork

    9. Where might one find the Language of Flowers?
    a. Baltimore Album Quilts
    b. Crazy Quilts
    c. Appliqué Quilts
    d. All of the above

    10. What innovation in quilting was introduced at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia?
    a. The Crazy Quilt
    b. The first electric iron
    c. Rotary Cutters

    11. What do these things have in common: Hand of Friendship, Duck's Foot in the Mud, Bear's Paw?
    a. They are the names of square dance movements
    b. They are the titles of Victorian children's stories
    c. They are different names for the same patchwork pattern
    d. They were popular appliqué patterns during the late 1800's

    12. What are the following names: Turkey Red, Indigo Blue, Double Pink, Nile Green?
    a. Crayola crayon colors
    b. Watercolor paint colors
    c. Rainbow Brite's friends
    d. Fabric colors

    13. What characterizes a "summer spread"?
    a. Light colors
    b. No backing
    c. No batting
    d. Smaller than bed quilts, made to be used as picnic cloths

    14. What do the following have in common: Baby Block, Thousand Pyramids, Trip Around the World?
    a. Children's toys/games
    b. Patterns of Asian origin
    c. One-patch patchwork patterns

    15. Which quilt making technique has always been done by machine?
    a. Seminole patchwork
    b. Prairie points
    c. Miniature quilts

    16. What characteristics are associated with Folk Art Quilts?
    a. They are made by people who have had no artistic training.
    b. They are made for visual impact, not quilt making excellence
    c. They have a spontaneity about them, often containing whimsical elements
    d. They have crudely shaped design elements

    17. What do the following have in common Diamond in the Square, Bars, Center Square?
    a. Types of cookies
    b. Amish quilt patterns
    c. Square-dancing formations
    d. All of the above

    18. What do the following have in common Charm Quilts, Scrap Quilts, Postage Stamp Quilts?
    a. Popular quilt styles in the early 1900's
    b. Patterns were obtained through mail order sources
    c. Quilts used a wide variety of fabrics
    d. Quilts were tied as opposed to quilted

    19. Which of the following is created by a series of fabric folds to create an origami-type pattern?
    a. Attic Window
    b. Cathedral Window
    c. Doves in the Window

    20. What are the following Tapestry, Crewel, Upholstery, Quilting?
    a. Types of yarn
    b. Types of fabric
    c. Types of needles
    d. Types of scissors

    21. Which term does not belong?
    a. Border
    b. Prairie Point
    c. Piping
    d. Scallop

    22. What are the following Bodkin, Boot Spur, Emery Pouch?
    a. Articles of clothing
    b. Sewing tools
    c. Quilting Patterns

    23. Where is "Quilt City, USA"?
    a. Houston, TX
    b. Lowell, MA
    c. Kutztown, PA
    d. Paducah, KY

    Whoever gets the most right wins something.

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