On February 8, 2003, Joan Ford took her first quilting class and was hooked! Since then, Joan has completed about 3-400 quilts. But who’s counting?!
Collaborative designs appeared in Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting and Quilts with Style. Joan also worked with Janet Wecker-Frisch, fabric illustrator, on several quilts in Fast-Finish Panel Projects for Kids on the Go! and Celebrate a Cozy Christmas.
In 2006, Joan established her company, Hummingbird Highway. She teaches workshops, featuring the popular ScrapTherapy pattern series which helps quilters relieve the guilt of a growing scrap fabric stash.
A thorough overview of the process is detailed in the book ScrapTherapy®, Cut the Scraps! published by The Taunton Press. Her second book ScrapTherapy®, Scraps Plus One!, released by The Taunton Press in 2013, follows along with more patterns that use scrap fabric in quilts and quilted projects.
Among other things, Joan also designs the Snap Sack® Small Quilt Kit pattern series, small seasonally-themed wall hangings or table toppers. Both ScrapTherapy and Snap Sack patterns are broadly distributed to your favorite quilt shop.
As owner of Hummingbird Highway, LLC, Joan designs in her home studio and office. She also lectures and teaches workshops throughout the country. Joan, her husband, Dave, and their three pet birds live in Syracuse, New York.