Saturday, May 28, 2011

Blogger Meet-up and Jennifer Paganelli Give-Away!

While in Utah I went to the Quilt Market Meet-up for bloggers.  If you follow my Facebook at all then you'll remember how desperate I was to go to this, and how I "bribed" my way into the door at the last minute!  Oh I am so glad that I did!  Other than meeting new people, and putting a face to the blogs I read, two great things happened while I was there!

Number 1: I won a door prize!  I received an copy of "ReSew" personally autographed by the author, Jenny Wilding Cardon!  If you can't tell by the delay in my posts please understand that I'm still catching up from Market, not to mention starting new projects like the Etsy Craft Party, so I haven't had time to make anything out of this book.  However, I have glanced through it, and I'm anxious to make a dress I saw somewhere near the middle.

Number 2: The second thing that happened to me was Jennifer Paganelli saving my reputation! I had been outside talking to Josh on the phone, and all of a sudden the wind picked up. My dress started flying up, and it was definitely a Marilyn Monroe sort of moment, just not quite as sexy or graceful! As I hurried for cover back in the restaurant who should be standing in the doorway ready to help me in other than Jennifer Paganelli?!

At first I didn't even know it was her. I just started talking with her, glanced down to read her Market badge (like most of us had), and then about had a conniption when I realized who had saved me! That is right people. Jennifer Paganelli saved me from showing my goodies to the world!

After I met her, I figured there was no way the day could get any better so I said good-byes and made my way back to the hotel. Mind you I changed into my "street clothes" before venturing out into the wind again.

Now in honor of my meeting fabric royalty I'm going to host my first give-away! 

I've picked the last 5 fat quarters of Jennifer Paganelli fabric out of my stash. Don't worry, I will soon have more on the way because I found a great deal on "Honey Child" on Etsy.  (Please forgive me for being to selfish to share the link with you on this one until I get my sticky little fingers on it first! *laughs*)

How to win....

Each comment is a separate entry. You can have up to 3 entries.

  1. The Freebie: Leave a comment about whatever you are thinking about doing after leaving a comment. 
  2. Facebook:  Post about this giveaway on Facebook. Then come back here and leave a comment saying you completed the task.
  3. Blog: Put this on your own blog. Then come back here and leave a comment with your blog link.

Okay I changed my mind... If you click to follow my blog using Google Friend Connect over on the left side of the blog then you can have a 4th entry.  This is really easy to do, especially if you already have a Google account, just be sure to leave another comment letting me know you are following me.

*Since this is my first give-away I've decided not to open it up to international readers, unless you happen to have a shipping address in the United States.

*I will use to determine the winner.

*Also be sure to leave an email address or someway to contact you in your comment so that I can let you know if you won.

This give away will close on Tuesday, May 31st, Thursday, June 2nd at 11:59pm central, so be sure to comment before then. (Comments after the cut-off will not be eligible for the prize, but are still welcome because I love hearing from people!)

Good Luck!


  1. I would love to win but you know I don't sew. I just enjoy seeing your works. It is a easy, cheap thrill for me because it doesn't require any effort, lol. Love your blog and keep up the good work! RO in BA

  2. I am thinking about doing some hand quilting on a wall hanging for my youngest daughter's preschool.

  3. I completed all the components and even updated my blog as weak as it is!

  4. Pretty fabrics! When I finish my morning chores (hehe) I am going outside to enjoy this beautiful day. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  5. I am thinking about throwing something on the grill tonight. Thanks for a chance to win!

  6. Great story and great photo. Since it's 10:15 PM, I plan on going to bed.

  7. yes Trina you were the highlight of market, you Jo packham and i took it up a notch at the meetup party!! Loved your energy and your enthusiasm and all over love of the cloth..You are amazing and I loved meeting you. yes please feel free to put this on facebook my readers would love it..

  8. Would LOVE to win! You rock, what Im thinking about is cleaning, or maybe sewing!!

  9. That made me laugh, Trina! I love Jennifer Paganelli and all of her fabrics. What a fun story and neat lady. :)

  10. I LOvE LoVE anything Sis Boom. I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway. What Im thinking about now is all the housework I have to do, wondering what the kids are laughing at so loudly and what I need to fix for dinner , but just remembered i forgot to turn the dishwasher on again. and when bed time will finally be here. whew! my head is full of all kinds of thoughts today. (

  11. Just found your blog! Off to test a Sis Boom Pattern for Jennifer & Carla :)

  12. I'm now a follower! (which is ironic because in real life I'm so NOT a follower! )

  13. I plan on getting all my 'chores' done tonight so that I can get some sewing done this weekend! Love Jennifer Paganelli fabrics!