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Preview of Quilt Show

a new game by Judy Martin and Steve Bennett

Do you have what it takes to make the best quilts and win the best prizes at quilt shows?

Quilt Show is now available for sale to U.S. customers. Click here to place your order.

In 2009 Judy Martin and her husband, Steve Bennett, designed Quilt Show and entered it in the Rio Grande Games Design Contest. 12 regional winners converged on the Chicago Toy and Game Fair and pitched their games to Jay Tummelson of Rio Grande Games. One game was assured of winning and being published by Rio Grande Games. As it turned out, Jay liked 4 of the games enough to publish. One of them was Quilt Show.

Quilt Show is a tile-laying game for 2 to 4 players. It takes 30-75 minutes to play, depending on the number of players.

The bottom of the box shows 4 players getting ready for a quilt show.

In Quilt Show, players collect fabric cards, which they turn in to make quilt blocks. The blocks are in the form of cardboard tiles. The player keeps the blocks she has made in her "sewing room," the area behind her player screen. Each quilt block has a point value on it. Three times during the game players decide which quilts they are going to enter in the quilt show. The value of the quilt is determined by adding up the point values on the quilt's blocks plus the value of a quilting chip, which can be added to the quilt. The highest valued quilts win the biggest prizes. At the end of the game the player with the most money wins. In the event of a tie, the tied player with the most fabric cards still in her hand wins. As we all know, the quilter who dies with the most fabric wins (at least if she tied for the most prize money)!

The prizes vary from one quilt show to the next, so you have to decide if you even want to enter a particular show. Also, every show has more prizes than there are players. That means you could win more than one prize in a show. Are you better off making 2 smaller quilts or 1 large, impressive quilt? Decisions, decisions.

Quilt Show features 6 different quilt blocks, each one an original Judy Martin design from one of her books.

Here are all 6 of the block types. Can you name them and the book each is from?

Quilt Show sell for $34.95. Quilt Show is available at JudyMartin.com as well as from fine hobby game stores and fine quilt shops.

The Rio Quiltmaster 2000 acts as a player screen.

Quilt Show has single-color cards, dual-color cards and dye goods (wild) cards.
And don't you just love pinhead color icons?

The printing layout for all 96 fabric cards (+ 4 blanks).


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