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Enter the contest below for your chance to win a FREE copy of When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters, by Joan Ford (140 pages; ISBN 978-1-62710-393-0, The Taunton Press)

Jump start your stalled projects. When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters is a guide to help you resolve your quilting problems and bring your project back to life. In addition, this must-have book includes 4 new projects:

•Miter Touch Quilt – preprinted panel with several mitered borders
•Panel Panache – paneled quilt with fun and unusual designs
•Sweet Tweet Table Runner – quilted table runner with bird details and wonderful hexagonal piecing
•T-Shirt Quilt – turn your favorite T-shirt into a quilt

UFO’s (Un Finished Objects). We all start our quilting projects with the best intentions, but a difficult technique, mismatched fabrics, or a mistake in the pattern can bring the project to a screeching halt. Joan Ford’s can-do advice and practical problem solving approach is exactly the help needed to get your projects back on track. You’ll turn to this guide again and again because it is…

•A comprehensive, emergency quilting instruction guide.
•Perfect for first-time quilters, skilled quilters, and anyone who needs help when a quilting project has stalled.

Rev up your projects with funny, can-do, practical problem-solving. Popular instructor Joan Ford offers helpful, clear instruction and all the guidance quilters need to kick their projects into gear.

•Novices are led through the quilting process
•Experienced quilters learn to resolve complicated setbacks
•Expert troubleshooting advice is clearly laid out
•Basic quilting knowledge– required materials, sewing blocks, and caring for your quilt – plus 4 new projects to fire up your creativity
•10 colorful photographs and 120 illustrations offer a visual guide

ScrapTherapy®. Is a nationwide sensation. These wildly popular innovative, step-by-step quilt class and pattern series have grown with the success of Ford’s first two books.

About the Author. Quilt designer Joan Ford is the owner of Hummingbird Highway (www.hummingbird-highway.com) in Syracuse, New York. As the founder of the popular ScrapTherapy® program – a pattern series to help scrap-stashers make quilts out of their fabric stash –she lectures and teaches cutting workshops and quilt classes at guilds and quilt shops around the country. Ford has written two books ScrapTherapy® Cut the Scraps! and ScrapTherapy® Scraps Plus One!


55 comments

Liz Thompson September 4, 2015 - 8:49 pm
Would love to add this book to my collection.
Lita Hulsey September 1, 2015 - 8:27 am
Just what I needed for all the UFO's hidden under the bed. Too many fabrics, so little time
Roberta August 31, 2015 - 10:23 pm
Sounds like its a great book.....would love to win it!
Ioleen August 31, 2015 - 12:26 pm
This looks like an interesting book. Thanks for the giveaway.
Debbie J. August 31, 2015 - 4:47 am
Thank you for this chance to win this book, I've wanted it for a while now.
Marina Maund August 31, 2015 - 4:44 am
I have done patchwork and quilting for a short time and always seem to end up with mistakes. This book will be a tremendous help should I be blessed enough to win it.
Bev McKean August 31, 2015 - 2:30 am
I am teaching or mentoring a new quilter and will pay it forward by gifting it to her.
Peggy Ridge August 30, 2015 - 10:35 pm
Hi Carla, This sounds like a great book to add to the collection. Got my fingers crossed. Peg
Pamela Mann August 30, 2015 - 9:55 pm
That should be an awesome read! Educational and perhaps a bit entertaining!!
Elaine August 30, 2015 - 5:32 pm
Would like to win this book
Elaine August 30, 2015 - 5:31 pm
This book would be nice to win, I have many UFOs
Smfsprout August 30, 2015 - 5:02 pm
I have yards and yards of fabric and plenty of UFOs just begging for this book.
Laurie T August 30, 2015 - 5:01 pm
I just heard about this book this weekend. Thanks for the chance to win it!
Mary Jordan August 30, 2015 - 12:25 pm
Thank you
Lydia Baker August 30, 2015 - 11:44 am
Would absolutely love to win!
Karon Henderson August 30, 2015 - 11:40 am
I have pinned Fast and easy quilt for the modern kind of guy - on my to do list!
Willy Triveri August 30, 2015 - 10:47 am
Hurray-- a new book on quilting for this book-a-holic. Can't get enough of them!
Laura August 30, 2015 - 10:29 am
Looks like a fun and informative book to read and maybe pass along!
Cindy C August 30, 2015 - 9:43 am
I am a beginner and think this book would be very helpful . Keeping my fingers crossed :)
Lori Morton August 30, 2015 - 9:07 am
Left comment https://quiltsocial.com/2-block-styles-to-practice-free-motion/#comment-982
 Thanks soooo much for chance to win your Give-a-way too!! :)
Chris February 16, 2015 - 3:04 am
This would be a great book for me to give to my daughter. She is a new quilter/sewer.
Carla A. Canonico February 16, 2015 - 11:46 am
Thank you for your comment, it's great to get our youngsters quilting/sewing! Good luck with the draw!
Karen Bridgman February 15, 2015 - 11:16 pm
You can never have too many quilt books!
Carla A. Canonico February 16, 2015 - 11:47 am
OMG Karen, don't get me started! I love books too! Which is bigger, your book stash or your fabric stash?! Be truthful...
maggie pentecost February 15, 2015 - 8:15 pm
i teach beginner classes + after reading thru the giveaway book, id pass it on to a winner in the classroom.
Carla A. Canonico February 16, 2015 - 11:48 am
Great idea! Thank you for spreading the LOVE!
Diane H February 15, 2015 - 4:31 pm
Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous book.
Pauline Perry February 15, 2015 - 4:21 pm
The Spooling Around table runner is fabulous and I love the fabrics especially the tape measure fabric - what fun!! Pauline PS I love Quilt Social!!
Nancy Devine March 15, 2015 - 6:28 pm
Thank you Pauline! I had been "saving"-- not "hoarding" -- that tape measure measure fabric for years. I kind of love how it ended up as part of this table runner. Cheers, and thank you so much for your kind comments. Nancy D.
Lori Morton February 15, 2015 - 2:18 pm
Great book! On my Wish List...so definitely would love to win! :)
Anita February 15, 2015 - 11:44 am
Want want want :-)
Janie February 15, 2015 - 11:34 am
Sounds like a great giveaway, I would love the book and the DVD. Thank you.
Barbara Winkler February 15, 2015 - 11:25 am
I love new ideas for making Quilts of Valor!
Donna W February 15, 2015 - 10:53 am
Enjoyed the post on binding with the Herringbone Stitch
Gweneth Mounteer February 15, 2015 - 10:45 am
Just getting back to quilting after a long absence. What a help it would be to me! Next project - a quilt for my granddaughter. How exciting to enter!
Carla A. Canonico February 16, 2015 - 12:01 pm
Welcome back to quilting! Enjoy!
Laura February 15, 2015 - 10:18 am
Every book in the basics and beyond series has been a gem. I look forward to this book as well.
Janet Crossman February 15, 2015 - 10:02 am
What a great magazine, we all can use more ideas and quilt mags. lol
Katherine Chow February 15, 2015 - 9:42 am
This looks like a perfect book for either beginners or long time quilters who wish to hone their skills or simply as a great reference source! Would love to win this interesting book!
Frania October 14, 2014 - 8:03 am
This would be a really fun book to win!! I can just imagine all the projects!!
Carla A. Canonico October 14, 2014 - 11:52 am
You bet! 14 Projects, 80pages, great instructions. Good Luck!
JOYCE October 12, 2014 - 10:53 am
this is soooo AWESOME - thanks for the chance to enter
JOYCE October 12, 2014 - 10:52 am
this is sooo AWESOME - thanks for the chance to win
Sally H October 11, 2014 - 5:47 pm
Would love to own this book. It would be a great addition to my library. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book
vivianne beaudoin September 27, 2014 - 2:31 pm
sounds like something we all would love to have. count me in
Columbia M. Corindia September 27, 2014 - 9:42 am
Would absolutely love to dabble in a new project.
Nancy R September 27, 2014 - 8:19 am
That book looks interesting. How do you enter the giveaway? By leaving a comment? Or am I missing something?
Diane September 27, 2014 - 7:07 am
Can always use another quilting book.
Michele Kennedy September 22, 2014 - 5:21 pm
Flowers with ribbonedges - I'm VERY interested.
anita elksnitis September 13, 2014 - 6:28 pm
What a gold mine!!!
Beverley Hall September 13, 2014 - 1:24 pm
would love to win
MARY LOU TATTON September 13, 2014 - 11:41 am
That's a very striking quilt on the book cover. I may have to sashay over to Amazon in case I don't win it on the draw!
Elaine Morton September 9, 2014 - 10:39 am
To have all the projects in one place is bliss.
Carla A. Canonico September 9, 2014 - 11:40 am
Like heaven right?
Marilyn Batuszkin September 8, 2014 - 8:55 am
Would absolutely love to win!
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