Each participant was given a bag of poker chips and a Bingo Card Challenge Sheet. Each square of the Bingo Card had a different quilt themed challenge (eg-make a 9 patch, make a friendship star, make prairie points).
We were also given a cheat sheet with diagrams of different blocks (without measurements).
|Mystery Boxes of Fabric|
|Fat quarter donated by Northcott Fabrics|
You could also spend chips by buying fabric from the scrap fabric pile or by looking through some books for inspiration. All of the fabric scraps for the mystery boxes and for the scrap pile were donated by the members of the Program Committee from their own stashes!
|The scrap pile|
If you didn't like the fabrics in your mystery box you could turn it in and buy another closed box (1 time only).
All morning there was a flurry of activity as quilters formulated plans, measured and cut fabrics and started making blocks. Every hour there was a draw for a door prize.
|Erika measuring her fabric|
|Lorraine making Hexies|
|Evelyn making 9 patches|
At 4 PM the Challenge ended and every scrap of unused fabric was put back into the boxes. Each box was reweighed and chips were awarded for the percentage of fabric used. The quilt tops were measured and those that met or exceeded the required size were given more chips.
|Helen's Little Boy Quilt Top|
|Edith's Elvis Themed Quilt Top|
|Mary's House and Garden Quilt top|
|Maureen's Blue Blocks Quilt top|
|Fabric Basket prize|
We were then treated to a wonderful dinner of Lasagna and Caeser Salad supplied by Debbie M from Pizza Vera and a lovely "Go Scrappers Go" cake.
|Debbie M serving Lasagna to Erika|
|"Go Scrappers Go" Cake|
|Scrappers and their Tops|
|3 members of our hard working Program Committee|
Charlene, Lorna and Megan