June 2017 Meeting Recap

June Meeting Recap

Submitted by Anne U., Secretary

June’s meeting was held at the Methodist Church  in downtown Bloomington.  Five guests from Champaign and 40 members were present.  Kathy Cook welcomed everyone and thanked  Celeste, Nancy, Carol and Lisa for the picnic-themed refreshments.  Hospitality Chair Lee Anne Fritz asked for volunteers to bring refreshments for future meetings.  Contact her if you are willing to help.

Kathy then introduced our presenter, Patty Young, author, fabric designer for Riley Blake, and owner of ModKids. Patty talked about the trends she saw at this year’s spring quilt market, a trade show open to shop owners for all things quilt-related.  The trends she noted this year were rainbow and animals.  She showed pictures from market that showed these trends, and shared pics of several of her new fabric lines for Riley Blake.  Attendees also had a chance to shop her patterns and some fabrics she brought.  It was a great program- Thanks, Patty!

After the program, winners were announced.  Julie Durden won the Fabric Raffle, and the Door Prize was won by Peggy Richiger.  The door prize question was about fabric:  When you find a fabric you absolutely love, how much do you buy?  A few buy a fat quarter, a few more a half yard, most who answered buy either one yard or 2-3 yards!  No one would admit they bought the whole bolt, but I wonder……