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Sep 22, 2011

Meeting Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom & the Country Living Fair

Sep 22, 2011
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What a fun gal!  Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom at the Country Living Fair here in Columbus, Ohio.
Jennifer Paganelli and me

She was at the fair doing a book signing for her book Girls' World and a demo with Earth Angels.  We had tweeted back and forth a couple times....which basically involved Jennifer announcing she would be there and me responding to say I was coming and couldn't wait.

Girls' World

When I arrived at the book signing, I was greeted with the warmest smile and a big hug!  I couldn't believe Jennifer had actually been to visit GXQ!  We had a nice little chat and she met one of my sons, who was half playing shy.

I brought my copy of Girls' World and explained I have 2 boys.  Hey, you never know when you're gonna need to sew up an adorable girl's dress right?  For those with girls or nieces, etc., this book has some very  cute patterns in it.

Girls' World autograph

Also at the fair was a really fun booth of Kelly's (of Modern June) in the oilcloth theme for her book Sewing with Oilcloth.  Unfortunately, I didn't get to meet her since she was out doing her demo when I was able to stop by the booth.

oilcloth booth

If you ever have the chance to go to the Country Living Fair, I'd definitely make the effort.  In addition to 2 appearances by fabric industry authors, there are lots of other fun things to shop for.  My mom and I took the kids (which made it more difficult to really shop), but we still had a blast looking at crafts, antiques, vintage aprons, vintage linens...... eating Jeni's ice cream.......  and we had to stay for Cooper's Kitchen with Cooper Boone.  He's not only a cook, but he also gives a live performance of some good country music in between his cooking demos.

Cooper Boone

My 5 y.o. son loves country music and surprisingly likes Iron Chef America on Food Network, so we made sure he got a front and center seat for the show.  Cooper even gave him a shout out during the demo!  Talk about making a 5 y.o.'s day.  :)  Then the whole audience got to sample the recipes cooked up during the demo.

Anyway, I think you get my point.  It was a great day.
We'll be going back next year!
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  1. Lucky you meeting Jennifer Paganelli!!! I love that photo of the two of you!! the fair sounds like it was heaps of fun!

  2. Sounds like fun! I love that you have Jennifer's book and have boys! :)

  3. Hi Jennifer is one of the most kindest person I know she sent me some beautiful material and added too the pattern I had got on line, I will never foget her. it was such a surprise for the gift thanx for your site too love it made my senior day too renee

  4. Wow, that sounds like fun! I hope you get a chance to make something from the book, it looks adorable :)

  5. Looks like a great time. It is always fun to meet a "famous" quilter.

  6. Fun that you got to meet Jennifer! I, too, would have made a beeline for her booth, because she is the nicest to tweet with!

  7. Jennifer is just super sweet and look how cute you guys look . We are looking forward to meeting her next month in Atlanta. Can not wait.


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