Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Taking in some ocean therapy this week in Nags Head, North Carolina.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Quilter's Strip Poker!

After visiting the Quilter's Unlimited Quilt Show in May, I joined the Haymarket Chapter of QU.   The June meeting was a Social, so it was FUN and relaxed.

One of the activities was a game of Quilter's Strip Poker.  It reminded me of "Bunco", where there are a group of women at each table, and a die is rolled until a bell is rung.  Then you move tables and play again with different ladies until the bell is rung again.  The die is specially marked - each side has either a "C", "L", "R", "X" or a Star.  2.5" Strips of fabric are used instead of chips.   It is quite a lot of fun when you win the bounty of strips in the middle!

The Loot pile in the middle.

Here is the rule sheet that was taped at each table (sorry for it being a bit fuzzy):

It may be a little hard to read, but here it what the card says:

Quilter's Strip Poker

To Begin, all players put 1 strip in the center of table.
Players take turns clockwise rolling the die once for each turn.
C = player puts 1 strip in CENTER of the table.
L = player gives 1 strip to player on her LEFT.
R = player gives 1 strip to player on her RIGHT.
Star - player TAKES ALL the strips in the center of the table;
    Then all players, again , put 1 strip in the center of the table.
    Continue playing.

When bell rings, move to another table taking your strips with you.

Everyone had brought some strips to play the game.  The theme for the strips this night was Red-White-and-Blue for Independence Day.  It was a good way to get a variety of strips for your stash or just play to share your stash.   Definitely had fun and would recommend this game for another quilt social.

I've been asked about the die that was used in this game.  It was a blank die that had been marked with a Sharpie marker.  I notice the instruction card only has five values, but a die has six sides, so there must have been an extra value to fill that space.  Maybe an extra "C" for the sixth value so the strip pile could grow in the middle.  I looked online, and blank dice cubes can be found here on amazon, ebay, and an educational supply store.  Hope this helps!

Personal Note:
I hope you enjoyed your 4th of July celebration this week.  I had my surgery earlier this week, and it went well.  I am back at home resting now.  I'll return to the doctors later this month to learn the next step in this treatment plan.  We are blessed with the support of family, friends and neighbors that are so helpful.   I am so thankful!    

♡  My kids decorated our bedroom doors!   

Happy Stitching!!

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