Quilting Party Games

by Krystal Miller

Although quilting used to be a hobby of the past, it has once again become trendy and hip for a wide variety of ages, even for men. When planning a quilting party, you can prepare some entertaining party games to keep the party guests involved in the party. Award prizes, such as sewing needles, spools of thread and quilt patterns, to game winners to keep everyone ready for the next game.

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Thread Games

Give each player a package of sewing needles and a spool of thread. Make sure each player has the same supplies to make it fair. Have a race to see who can thread the most needles onto the thread in two minutes. To make the game more difficult, have each player select a partner. Each partner will use one hand only, and the team must work together to thread needles onto the thread. The team with the most needles on the thread at the end of the two minutes wins the game.

Paper Games

Write the words "I love quilting" at the top of several sheets of paper and hand one sheet to each player. Give the players two minutes to write down as many words as they can using only the letters from the phrase. The player who comes up with the most correct words wins a prize. Play a game of bingo using the word "quilt" instead of bingo. For example, call numbers like Q12 instead of B12. Give the players small squares of fabric to use as bingo markers. As the bingo card fills up, it will resemble a small quilt. The first player to bingo and yell "happy quilting" wins a prize.

Thimble Games

Create a couple of games using thimbles. One game is to create a race by giving each player a small spoon and a thimble. Players must race from a starting line to a finish line with the thimble in the spoon. The first player to finish wins the race. You can also create a tossing game by placing several small cups on the ground. Players must try to toss thimbles into the cups. The player who gets the most thimbles in the cups wins the game.

Other Games

Hide several quilter items like thimbles, spools of thread, fabric squares and sewing kits around the party area. Have a scavenger hunt to see who can find the most quilt-related items. For added fun, mark a star on a few of the items, and the players who find these items also win a small prize. Another quilt game idea is to have a race to see who can sew a small quilt in the fastest amount of time. Divide the players into groups of three or four. Give each team 12 fabric squares that are 3 inches by 3 inches. Teams must sew the quilt three squares wide and four squares in length. The first team finished wins the race.

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