Win a Copy of ScrapTherapy Scraps Plus One!

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ScrapTherapy® Scraps Plus One!

ScrapTherapy® Scraps Plus One!

Photo: Taunton Press

UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. Winners will be notified and announced the week of June 10. Thanks for participating!

For the past couple of weeks, ScrapTherapy® author Joan Ford has been kind enough to share her journey to the Spring Quilt Market right here on CraftStylish–and we couldn't be more thrilled! Joan and fellow exhibitor Carol McLeod, drove their rental van–affectionately called "Vanna"–across the country from Syracuse, N.Y. to Portland, Oregon. They stopped at numerous quilting shops, snapped some pretty fantastic pictures, and even made some new friends along the way. To continue the quilting fun, we're giving away THREE copies of Joan's all-new book, ScrapTherapy® Scraps Plus One!

Joan Ford at Quilt Market Joan Ford's Journey to Spring Quilt Market:
• The Journey Begins
Day Two
Day Three
Day Four
Weekend Travels
Portland at Last!
• The Amazing Journey Concludes

Leave a comment on this post detailing some of your favorite moments, quilt shops, or images from Joan Ford's journey to Quilt Market 2013 by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 5, 2013. Three (3) winners will be chosen at random, notified via e-mail, and announced the week of June 10, 2013.

Good luck!

posted in: Scraptherapy, Scraps Plus One

Comments (55)

sewold writes: What a great way to use up those scraps. And goodness knows, I have plenty of them! I found a great quilt shop in Greybull, WY when we were on a trip a few years ago. I was looking for a western print with a dark background and they helped me find it. I've since used it in a memory quilt - memories of our trips and fabrics I've bought then.
Posted: 11:07 am on June 5th
gsscrounger writes: Thanks for great patterns and ways to use the scraps. LOVE your work and wish you could come to the Midwest. I have a bin of scraps that have been cut to the specifications in your books. Would LOVE this new book. Thanks.
Posted: 7:37 pm on June 4th
Cheriezel writes: As I am currently traveling on vacation (even though it's only 2 states away from home), I'm having fun looking up small independent quilt and fabric stores in the different cities and finding treasures!

I'd love to win this book for some ideas on what to do with my treasures!
Posted: 3:26 pm on June 4th
pokey800 writes: I love seeing the quilt shops and also love the quilt that is hanging behind "Peaches".
Posted: 8:54 am on June 4th
mandree writes: I would love to win. Last week, I was looking at my Grand mother's quilt. They are old. I need new stuff. I would like to do some quilt for my children and grand children. It would be so nice to give them something like that.

Thank you
Posted: 5:46 pm on June 3rd
CindySP writes: I loved the posts from the road trip across country. I seem always to be carpooling to bicycling and volunteer events with friends. I always have a knitting project in my bag, socks and slippers are two of my favorites since they are small. After growing up with a father who only stopped for gas, I am especially thankful for my non-crafting friends who indulge my whims and stop at shops that interest me. Thank you so much for the inspiring trip and making me want to get on the road again to see what is out there! The trip was very much like a scrap quilt in my mind; meeting new people and ideas and incorporating them into your own work. Any rip like this must bring a new richness to your ideas.
Posted: 4:36 pm on June 3rd
KarenRuetz writes: I Love Joan Ford's ideas. I first found her "Flower Ballet table runner sample" at Calico Gals in Syracuse NY while on vacation. The store had not recieved the patterns yet so they mailed it me in Ontario. I then found Joan on facebook and have also recieved her 1st book and had it personally autographed. We are now friends and hope to meet in person some day and share Quilting HUGS. Can't wait to read and create from her newest book xoxo
Posted: 2:03 pm on June 3rd
fr8rain writes: I thought the snap snack display was cute as all get out
Posted: 10:46 am on June 3rd
sewwithwillow writes: Thanks for the giveaway! I own Joan's first book, "Cut the Scraps!" and would love to win a copy of the second! I am a scrapaholic, I keep every little bit! The pillow on the cover of the second book has me intrigued!!
My favorite posting of the cross country trip--the barn quilts! I live in the country and would like to display my own painted block on our large shed door!
Posted: 8:38 am on June 3rd
DaisyM writes: I enjoyed the little tidbit about President Theodore Roosevelt, while staying at Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Spring had an unsuccessfull bear hunt. The hotel staff got together and made bear out of fabric and called him teddy.
Posted: 9:45 pm on June 2nd
craftasticme writes: I love that seeing Joans picture reminds me of my momma. She is a quilter too and always encourages me to just try. I loved seeing all the shop owners and how friendly they are to the wandering travellers. I would love to win a copy of Scaps to share with mom
Posted: 5:49 pm on June 2nd
EllACee writes: My favorite picture-and moment-is in the first post, when they are getting ready to start, of the van door open and the big smile. Oh, the anticipation of that moment--that's the BIG moment of any journey...just before you begin.

I would love to receive this book! Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 7:47 pm on June 1st
sewaugust writes: It is truly inspiring and invigorating for me when I go into different quilt shops, and see different creative worlds of talent across America! I always get a boost of energy when I enter a quilt shop! Sew much fun! And sew much fabric to create with!
Posted: 6:13 pm on June 1st
Barbt730 writes: I am a relatively new quilter and a relatively new resident of Portland. If I wasn't frustrated that this quilt show was "to the trade only", I certainly was after seeing all your posts!! Time to finish my last UFO so I can start again guilt free!!!
Posted: 3:10 pm on June 1st
Barbt730 writes: I am a relatively new quilter and a relatively new resident of Portland. If I wasn't frustrated that this quilt show was "to the trade only", I certainly was after seeing all your posts!! Time to finish my last UFO so I can start again guilt free!!!
Posted: 3:10 pm on June 1st
farmcrafty writes: I have enjoyed reading about you going on your journey until you missed all of Iowa's great quilt shops (2nd Annual Iowa Shop Hop starts today-June 1 thru 15th). I like your first book and my son completed one of snap snack for a fair project since he didnt get his quilt done. So I would like a copy of your second book. happy sewing D
Posted: 2:45 pm on June 1st
cmrenno writes: I loved hearing of Joan's adventures in "Vanna!" I have Joan Ford's first book and have enjoyed making the projects in it! I have my shoeboxes all filled with my precut squares and I am hoping to be one of the winners of book number 2!
Posted: 1:21 pm on June 1st
Carly_Sue writes: I enjoyed reading about your ventures. I have so many scraps from way back...and would like to use them instead of getting rid of them. It is fun to see how fabric combinations can be created to make purses, quilts, etc.
Posted: 10:01 am on June 1st
Weena writes: I was facinated with the barn quilts! Also, I was impressed with the all the great restrooms.
I have boxes of scraps that I can't throw away. I'd love a copy of this book to get me started on emptying some (or all!) of them. Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 8:45 am on June 1st
PixiePastry writes: I'm not a quilter, but I sleep under one my mom made for me every night. I'm a crafter that hoards scraps and make all kinds of goodies like pillows, casual scarves, wall hanging, pot holders and more. I even use cloth scraps on my handmade/stamped cards. Scraps Rule! Also enjoyed the JF journey along with everyone else.
Posted: 8:34 am on June 1st
squirrel_ee writes: What a great trip you took from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon. I think it was great to hear of all of the nice shops and owners that were visited and how friendly they all were.
I cannot believe you were filling up the van as you went. You said nothing of space issues, so I guess you two paced yourselves!
The hummingbird ornament at the end was a very nice ending present.
P.S. Your booth looked so good. Thank you for the postings.
Posted: 1:23 am on June 1st
ksjewels writes: I am pretty new to quilting. I made a baby quilt for my newest granddaughter (Aug 2012). I made a queen size quilt for my oldest granddaughter (11) for her birthday in January. I had no pattern but she told me she wanted a quilt after she helped me create the baby quilt. What a precious time we had together. I will be creating more quilts. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas. I would love to have this scrap book.
Posted: 10:45 pm on May 31st
jUUdith writes: I liked all the powder rooms. The friendly quilt shop owners really know what we need!
Posted: 9:37 pm on May 31st
cmct writes: Fun to read about the trip. I especially loved the Barn Quilts of Kankakee County. We used to drive out to Illinois every summer from the east coast to visit relatives. Frankly, as a kid (with three older brothers), I hated the trip. Your trip looked like much more fun because you actually stopped at interesting places and talked to such nice people. And shopped!
Posted: 9:03 pm on May 31st
pssews writes: M's Quilt Shop in Wickenburg, AZ is the best. She not only has quality fabric and notions, but also wonderful classes to enhance your quilting skill.
Posted: 8:44 pm on May 31st
rrjane011749 writes: I am "sew" lovin' the barn quilts!
Posted: 7:28 pm on May 31st
thesewbox writes: Love descriptions of quilts on barns. Fortunate live in rural indiana and enjoy them everyday. Saving to s of scraps and ready for some Scrap Therapy
Posted: 7:21 pm on May 31st
bluesurfotter writes: Would love to be considered for a copy of the Scrap Therapy Scraps Plus One by Joan. I have been quilting for 20 years and must admit I NEVER know what to do with my scraps. In this recycling age I feel terrible when I toss out my scraps. Would appreciate some guidance. I don't know anybody else that quilts. Thank you for offering these books. It is an awesome treat!
Posted: 6:59 pm on May 31st
MaterialThings writes: I love traveling the country and seeing the quilt squares on barns. I have seen them in Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia to name a few states. It is fun to look for them. I am glad you were able to find some on your trip.
Posted: 5:47 pm on May 31st
Laurasbuffy writes: My favorite was the description of the giant blocks in Kankakee county, Illinois. I live in the Chicago metro area and had never heard of it. Now, I'll have to make a trip down there.
Posted: 5:28 pm on May 31st
Nitegama writes: I would love to be included in the drawing. I have 70 years of "treasure" in scraps..actually some older than that handed down from Mom and grandma
Posted: 4:45 pm on May 31st
kentuckygirl1961 writes: What a fantastic adventure!!!! I think my favorite "theme" throughout the trip was the pictures in the restrooms. I love it when a store makes the potty a pleasant place :-) Good for all them! And thank you for taking us all on the trip with you!
Posted: 9:06 am on May 31st
ChrissyJ writes: I love reading about quilt shops all around the country...and dreaming that I could actually visit them.

I did make it to Alaska a few years do they have awesome fabrics!
Posted: 2:16 pm on May 30th
suduis writes: I love seeing all the different quilt shops! I am a traveler and have a most understanding husband willing to go out of his way to visit them. I made my first scrap quilt last year and still have plenty of scraps. More patterns are most helpful!
Posted: 11:27 am on May 30th
Koda39 writes: I , too .love seeing all the different quilt shops
across the country ..I am scrappy to the core..I
yearn to make scrappy projects and dreaming of ways
to make a new scrappy . I would love love to win the
book.. I am a new follower..
Posted: 9:23 am on May 30th
Sharonleigh writes: Morning...well I have to be honest here it was not until I looked at the book "scrap therapy" that I really decided to tackle scrap quilting. I have been quilting for a long time and it was not until I looked at that book and something clicked like "yes I would like to do a scrap quilt" So now instead of giving my scraps away I have been saving them to do my very first scrap quilt. So I would love to win this book to help guide me in doing this. The scrap quilts that you do are lovely and I really think I would enjoy working on a quilt from this book. Thanks for helping me come out of my shell....
Posted: 4:53 am on May 30th
garnetnm writes: The Autumn Praise block on the building in Kankakee County was a memorable scene for me.
Posted: 7:04 pm on May 29th
DreamyDahlia writes: What a beautiful quilt pictured on the stair rail. This book makes all our scraps look like a wonderland just waiting to be turned into something beautiful.
Posted: 6:28 pm on May 29th
SarahJB writes: What a wonderful journey! I just loved seeing all the different quilt shops across the country! And of course, being a Portlander, I'm glad you think our city's pretty great!
Posted: 11:25 am on May 27th
dawn writes: I love the voodoo doughnut!
Posted: 1:27 pm on May 26th
CC8900 writes: I love reading about quilt journeys and I am inspired by the barn quilts. Thanks for sharing, Joan. Please include me in the draw for the book.
Posted: 3:34 pm on May 25th
sewwithwillow writes: I think one of my favorite quilt shop memories belongs to Country Threads, Garner, IA. We were on a family quest, with 3 kids and my husband, our oldest daughter was interested in attending ISU. All gave a groan when I said I wanted to stop by a quilt shop! But this shop was different, country setting with lots of animals. Long story short the youngest 8 years old said "Mom you can stop there anytime!"
Posted: 8:25 am on May 24th
hotoven writes: Voodoo doughnut?!?! What else could compare? Looking for Joan's next west coast class.
Posted: 10:29 pm on May 23rd
sewquilter writes: I love all the packing you do. It looks so neat and have everything packed in a neat order. Also I would love to have gone to Checker. I would have love to have seen all the fabric they had and all the quilting notions and patterns. I would love your second book and try some of the patterns in your second book. I bought your first book and I try to do the scrap organization with my scrap fabric. It is slowly coming along.
Posted: 8:26 pm on May 23rd
SallyL writes: Sorry the weather was so wet coming through Iowa. We have so many wonderful shops here. Come back and visit us sometime.
Posted: 2:21 pm on May 23rd
sherijane writes: I love joans first book and looking forward to her class in june, would love to own second book as well
Posted: 12:57 pm on May 23rd
gsscrounger writes: As an avid follower of all of Joan's travels, I believe the climax was definitely the booth in Portland. SO great to see here there to share her amazing talents. I have a bin of cut scraps and LOVE it! Not enough to make a quilt yet, but I'm getting there. Love the organized way to utilize your scraps. Thanks, Joan.
Posted: 10:14 am on May 23rd
QuiltinKat writes: No better way to see this beautiful country our our than a road trip. Loved the picture of the rain drop rose, it such an iconic picture of Portland, thanks for sharing your adventure!
Posted: 9:53 am on May 23rd
susieqquilter writes: I love the booth picture. Since I live in Portland and couldn't go to the show [I'm not in retail], it was fun to see.I am originally from the Albany, NY area so it was also fun to follow the trip. What a way to see the country
Posted: 9:05 am on May 23rd
dawnmar writes: love the barn quilts
Posted: 7:07 am on May 23rd
laineyt writes: I loved the post where you were driving from Idaho to Portland - having 2 daughters that live there, I could picture your drive along the Colombia River - and wishing I was with you!
Posted: 6:59 am on May 23rd
Slighte writes: I liked the pictures of the scenery and also of the barn quilt block.
Posted: 6:38 am on May 23rd
Janeoak1 writes: Love, love, love Erica's in South Bend. My favorite store outside my home state. I, too, am the owner Joan's first Scrap Therapy book. Could I use her second? Oh, yeah!!
Posted: 6:15 am on May 23rd
JoanneH writes: I liked seeing the different quilt shops all across the US. Gives one hope that the hobby is alive and well. Joan's booth was also really attractive. I have her first book and have made a couple of the quilts from it. Would love a copy of book two. Joanne
Posted: 5:44 am on May 23rd
scunge59 writes: I have signed up for a class with Joan @Patchwork Angels in Endicott. I am feverishly cutting my scraps into jford prescribed sizes!
Posted: 5:28 am on May 23rd
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