Quilters, welcome to the nest!

You’ve flown onto the Hummingbird Highway – your source for exceptional patterns, projects, and ideas for today’s quilter.

Seems like something new is always happening here. ScrapTherapy® patterns and tips, great kit programs for quilt shops like Snap Sack Small Quilts and super-easy “Chunkies.” Look around, enjoy your stay and come back often.

Your connections to the ‘highway’ are on the sidebar. The ‘Winging It’ blog offers anecdotes, photos, and amusements. Click the Facebook button to ‘like’ Hummingbird Highway. Send an email, your questions and stories are welcome! Sign up for the weekly eNews entitled “Good Migrations” and don’t miss a bit of the fun.

Across the top of the page, you’ll find background information about Joan and details about patterns and programs she designs. Guilds and shops can begin planning events and workshops, and you can even browse and shop in the online boutique.

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.


If you are a shop owner or teacher, sign up for the new product newsletter. It’s absolutely free, and there’s no obligation whatsoever. The newsletter is your first source for new pattern release information. Click on the Wholesale tab to get started.


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 beyond your control 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 be glitchy, and your best option may be to access the site from the current version of another browser, such as Firefox or Chrome.