Joan Ford with Stained Glass Quilt

Joan Ford, owner and designer, Hummingbird Highway

Quilters, welcome to the nest!

You’ve flown onto the Hummingbird Highway – your source for exceptional scrap quilt patterns, projects, and ideas for today’s quilter . . . where traditional quilting meets up-to-date techniques.When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters book

Looking for some tips to keep your quilting hobby on track? The book When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters might be just the ticket to stay motivated as you navigate the sticky spots you might encounter.

To stay on top of all the latest ScrapTherapy® and Hummingbird Highway pattern releases and tips, subscribe to the ‘Good Migrations’ weekly eZine, delivered to your email inbox each week. Or stay connected on social media.

The tabs across the top of the page will lead you around the site to find background information and details about patterns and programs from the ‘Highway.’ Guilds and shops can begin planning events and workshops, and you can even browse and shop in the online boutique.CutTheScraps

Joan’s first book, ScrapTherapy®, Cut the Scraps!, published by The Taunton Press, is available at quilt shops and bookstores. Learn more about the book and upcoming publications in the Browse & Buy tab.

ScrapsPlusOneHer second book from The Taunton Press, ScrapTherapy®, Scraps Plus One!, builds on the same straightforward scrap quilting techniques from the first book. With so many options and sensible advice, your scrap fabrics will disappear into your quilts in no time.


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A note about internet browsers:
Abraham Lincoln once said, “You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of the time.” And so it goes with the internet.

Maintaining a website can be a tricky business. Just when you think everything is grand, something changes. While the flock watching over the Hummingbird Highway website do their best to make sure the site and all of its parts are accessible on all formats, some obstacles seem insurmountable.

So that we can stay focused on creating new quilt patterns and fun stuff, we will continue to create the website so it is accessible on as many formats and browsers as possible. If you are experiencing difficulty, we are so sorry!  Please let us know, and we’ll do our best to fix it up. However, sometimes, internet browsers, such as Internet Explorer, can get their feathers ruffled, and your best option may be to access the site from the current version of another browser, such as Firefox or Chrome.

Enjoy your visit and have a nice flight!