Thursday, August 29, 2013

What's new at Turning Twenty?

Are you ready for a new Turning Twenty??  Keep reading for another sneak peek!

First, we are so excited to announce our newest Machine Embroidery CD.  It is in house and ready to ship today!

Our sweet little Sugar Dumplin' is stitched in 12 designs - one for every month of the year.  They each have a different and unique quilt pattern and can be stitched out in 4 different sizes and in redwork or multi color.  They finish out at 24" x 24" making them the perfect wall hanging year round!  Just pop a new one up each month.  No need to redecorate your walls!

The CD includes all 12 Sugar Dumplin' designs and all 12 quilt patterns for $44.95 with free shipping!

Click here for more information or to place your order.




So, who sleeps 3 hours and then sneaks out to the barn to quilt at night?  You guessed it!  Now that Sugar Dumplin' is ready for you, I've turned all my attention to fall market and you know what that means!!  The new designs are just around the corner!  Here is another sneak peek.  Reckon it's a Turning Twenty?  Ahhhh reckon it just might be!!

Keep watching the blog for more sneak peeks as we get closer and closer to launching ALL of our new designs.  Some exciting things happening here!!


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Won't You Let Me Take You On A Sea Cruise?!

I am getting excited and nervous all at the same time.  Truth be told...I've been nervous since before I was asked to teach!

Have you ever been on a cruise?  Would you love to go on a QUILTING cruise?!

Sounds like a ton of fun, huh?  So, why the nerves?  I CAN'T SWIM!!  I mean, come on, haven't you ever seen Titanic?!  So, you see, a QUILTING cruise is the only way you would ever get this girl on a boat in the middle of the ocean!

Carla Hoff of Cactus Quilts is hosting a Quilting Cruise in February and I will be teaching a quilt pattern that I have designed just for the cruise!  Just like all Turning Twenty® patterns, it will be fast, easy and FUN!  Those who go on the cruise will be the first to make it!  EXCITING!!

So, here are the details:

7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Magic from Feb 9-16, 2014.  Galveston to Key West, then on to Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas with three full Quilting days at sea!  Price starts at $952 and if you bring any guests who will not be quilting, their price is reduced.  Bringing the whole family?  The third and fourth person is even less!

What is included in this price: cruise, all meals, cabin, evening shows, room service, casino, quilting classes, workshops, quilting activities and fun events, two formal dinners, swimming pools, fitness center, ports of call.  Pretty all inclusive.

Other than quilting and the Bahamas, what else can you do on the ship?  Here's what I'm told: pools, hot tubs, 2 story spa (OH!  I am there already!!), a water slide from Deck 14 to Deck 9 (hmmm....don't think so!), a rope course (again...don't think so!  I somehow think Gary will be up there though!), gym, jogging track, mini-golf (game anyone?), shuffle board, an outside theater (FUN!  Probably not showing Titanic though), shops, lounges, casino, games and contests, Broadway style show in the evenings (can't wait!), Karaoke (maybe I can get Gary to let his inner "Beach Boy" out!), Disco (why yes, we do this every night at home!), all kinds of bands and music.  And QUILTING!! Something for everyone.

My daughter and son-in-love have been on several and have assured me that this will be the best vacation I have ever had.  I think, even with my nerves, that they are right IF all of my quilting friends are there too.  So, if you want to come along with me, call Carla now and grab a room while you still can.  My packing tip: a screwdriver.  I'll be sure to loosen the hinges on the never know when you just might need one to float on!  <nervous grin!>

Here is Carla's information:

Will I see you there?


Thursday, August 1, 2013

The birth of a new Turning Twenty® with Lone Star Quiltworks!

We've got a HUGE surprise on the horizon!

Today I am sharing glimpses of the four days we spent at Lone Star Quiltworks in Bryan, TX.  Watch this blog and be sure to "Like" us on Facebook (Facebook/TurningTwenty) as we reveal more of the mystery.

Yes!  There's a new Turning Twenty® book coming soon.  Totally different than anything Turning Twenty® has ever presented before!!

We had a full house for the Lecture and Trunk Show and sold out three back-to-back workshops!  The women who participated in the workshops were part of a very special photo shoot and were the first to make the new pattern.  They will be featured in the new book that will release in September.

Since this is just the first "tease" of what is coming and why you want to keep checking back for new sneak'll notice all I can share are head shots of these wonderful ladies.  Can't show you their beautiful work just yet, but it is coming very soon!  They were all stunning, show-stopping quilts and I can't wait to share them with you!

Terry and the staff at Lone Star Quiltworks were just wonderful.  Everyone was very gracious during the three intense days of workshops.  Gary and I are so thankful to you all.

Don't forget - send pictures of your completed quilts to me at and I will share them here on the blog, on the Show and Tell page of our website and on our facebook page (Turning sure to go "Like" us!) just as soon as the book is released.

Here you go...the very first glimpses of the ladies of Lone Star Quiltworks!

Check back often...more coming very soon!