Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Quilters' 1950s Fun Night

Photo by Heidi Kasand
 We have just finished this evening's event, and what a fun time we had. Charlotte Angotti and I co-hosted the event, and our special guest stars were the APQS Rebels (aka Jim Langland and Mark Caraher from American Professional Quilting Systems). Yes, Elvis was in the building this evening.

Our 1950's costume contest had a stageful of participants, and the winner was "the church lady" who came dressed in her best black with white polka-dotted dress, red hat, and white gloves (with ruffles on them). We reminisced getting ready for Easter with our hats and gloves. There were mother and daughter poodle skirts; and "Bob" with the traditional dress of a guy in the 50s - blue jeans, white T-shirt with the cigarettes rolled into the sleeve; and we even saw a poodle pin - the kind that had two parts with a chain connecting them.

There were lots of prizes donated by vendors, sponsors, and AQS. One lucky quilter won an AccuQuilt Go machine with lots of plates to go with it. Thanks to all of the quilters who participated in the costume contest and the Hoola-Hoop-Off - these quilters proved they can still swivel those hips!

I didn't get to take any photos, but I hope Heidi Kasand from APQS won't mind me sharing two photos from her Facebook page.

Photo by Heidi Kasand
 Be sure to ask Mark how those 4-inch heels feel? Stop by the APQS booth in the Pavilion and take a test drive of their longarm machine. Thanks Jim and Mark for sharing your talent with us!

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