At around the time that Ruth advised her theme a friend joined the Red Hat Society; so the idea of Red Hat Lady emerged fairly quickly. I am told that for functions members of the Red Hat Society are expected (or perhaps are required!) to wear purple clothing and red hats, embellished with as much bling as desired. And if a function is held in the month of a member's birthday then the colour scheme for the birthday girl is reversed. No doubt there are many other guidelines.
Thankyou Ruth for being in our group - I've admired all of your quilts. Helen