One of the fun activities at the Ucross quilt retreat is playing the game Left Center Right with fat quarters. It gets very loud and hilarious as people have to give up the three fat quarters they add to the game, one by one, until only one person is left. You can’t see them all, but twenty-four people were sitting around that table hoping to win.
There are also door prizes of various types, which everyone will receive at some point over the weekend. We were also given quilt books donated by one of my favorite shops — Quilter’s Fix — in Sheridan, WY, which were greatly appreciated. Last year I won the Grand Prize — a large gift certificate to another nearby quilt shop that has unfortunately closed its doors recently. Another activity that has a prize is putting dimes in a bucket for “Rips and Slips” — having to rip a seam out and/or using bad language while doing it. Well I put in over $2.00 for all the seams I had to rip out this year (though I don’t think I had any “slips” of the tongue), and ended up winning half the money, which amounted to about $30.00.
But now back to the game — Left, Center, Right. My first roll was three centers, which meant I had to give up all three of my fat quarters immediately. From then on, I was “in” the game a couple of times but not often. A similar situation happened to Cathy; she was also sitting there (pretty much out of the game) hoping a fat quarter would get passed to her. And it happened! At the very last roll or two, which meant she was the winner!
I didn’t get a good photo of Cathy with her fat quarters, but you can see them here in the middle of the table — she won 71 of them! Now let’s do the math; it sounds like she either counted wrong or someone else went home with a fat quarter they couldn’t part with!