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!!


  1. So happy the surgery went well and that you're home. This strip poker sounds like so much fun!

  2. This is a great idea. My sister will love this too! Hope for speedy recovery. Lisa

  3. Hello

    Can you explain what you used as a "die". I know a normal playing dice has six sides so what did you use? I do love this idea, I'd like to get our club to play.


    1. Great question Linda. I updated my post with info on the special die that was used.
      Thanks for topping by!

  4. So cute and original!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

    1. Hi Cathy,
      Thanks for stopping by. I did join your linky party. Thanks for the invite!

  5. What a cute game! Prayers said for a continued recovery. Blessings.

  6. Such a fun idea! Definitely using this for our summer "creativity retreat." Thanks for sharing!

  7. You say move when the bell rings. When does the bell ring ? What constitutes the ringing of a bell ? And does that bell stay at the head table like bunco ? And how many strips would you suggest ? Thanks, we are going to try this !!

    1. Hi Gail!
      Thanks for the message. We were asked to bring strips to share for the game. Some people brought 10 strips, others brought much more, and if someone ran out, they would just give them a couple steps to keep playing. :-)
      There was one bell that was used to run the game for the entire guild meeting. I believe it was on a time limit of 10 minutes or so that we would have enough time to rotate tables and play with everyone. When it was time to rotate a few people moved to the right, and the others moved to the left around the room.
      It was very fun! Sure you will enjoy the time having fun with your quilting friends. :-)

  8. Great idea. There is a game called left right center that has the dice already marked this way. The game is available at all stores that sell games.