Corey Yoder


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It all begins with fabric, doesn’t it? Corey married her husband Ryan in 1997 and shortly thereafter, her love affair with fabric began. She began purchasing fabric before she knew how to sew or had even touched a sewing machine.  Realizing she needed an outlet for her growing fabric stash, she began making quilts – a natural choice as both her Mom and Dad’s sides of the family includes many quilt makers.  She found she loved the process.

When Corey’s oldest daughter Chloe was born in 2005, her attention moved to clothing design and led to her building a business – Little Miss Shabby – focusing on appliquéd children’s clothing. After several years designing and selling her creations, her family grew with birth of her daughter Elonie in 2009.  That’s when Corey because focusing on quilts, specifically on designing and creating her own original quilts.

The designs Corey creates and publishes for Coriander Quilts showcase her love for putting a modern twist on traditional block designs.  She is a regular contributor to quilt magazines and books, and she is the author of Playful Petals.  For a peek into Corey’s day-to-day quilt and sewing projects, be sure to visit her on Instagram where she is -corianderquilts.  It’s where she shares all things quilty, as well as upcoming fabric collections and quilt patterns.

  • Blockheads Block #44
    Happy Blockheads Day! Just a quick post this morning and a snowy block picture =). I love this weeks block.  It’s called Candy Striper designed by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique.  Find the free block pattern here. I used a rainbow of colors from Strawberry Jam, Sunnyside Up, Pepper &… Read more »
  • Blockheads #2 Block #43
    Today’s Moda Blockheads block is brought to us by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic. I don’t know if you have been following along with Brigitte’s block progress but, her blocks are some of my favorites.  If you haven’t looked at her blocks, make sure you poke around a bit on… Read more »
  • Blockheads Block #42
    This post is going to be full of wintery quilt blocks.  I think I must be in a wintery sewing frame of mind because my color choices are all full of winter shades.  Read to the end for a shop pattern sale. First up is this week’s Moda Blockheads block,… Read more »
  • Blockheads Block #41
    It’s Wednesday again..and I’m here with Block #41, Bella Spinners. This block is a 6″ x 12″ block brought to us by Barb & Mary of Me & My Sister.  Find the block pattern here.  And, just in case you missed it last week, the layout for this round of… Read more »
  • Blockheads Block #40 & A New Quilt Pattern
    Good morning on another Moda Blockheads Wednesday.  We are in the final stretch with only 1 more block from each designer to go. But first, I wanted to share with you a new pattern that I have designed exclusively for Fat Quarter Shop.  This is Sew Colorful Spools. And it… Read more »
  • Blockheads {Block #39} My Block!
    Good Morning and welcome to Block #39 of Blockheads!  Skip to the bottom of the post for the pattern, or read on for a great time saving resource. I’m excited to share with you my Bordered Granny quilt block.  I used a fun mix of Strawberry Jam (coming in March)… Read more »
  • Blockheads Blocks 37 & 38
    I trust that everyone had a wonderful holiday season? I decided to take an impromptu break from social media over the holidays.  My family and I had a wonderful, very lazy, break–and it was much needed.  My daughters went back to school yesterday and now I’m am playing catch up… Read more »
  • Blockheads Week 36
    Good Morning Everyone and welcome to the 36th week of Blockheads round 2! I thought I’d share a little bit of what I’ve been working on before sharing my block for this week with you. =)  I made a couple pillows for a friend–two little Christmas pillows.  The star pillow… Read more »
  • Blockheads Block #35
    Today’s block is brought to us by Laurie Simpson and it’s a nice easy checkerboard block.  You’ll find the pattern on Laurie’s site. The grey fabric I used is from Pepper & Flax and the multi floral is from Strawberry Jam. And, here’s the coloring page for this week–I don’t… Read more »
  • Happy Scrappy Baskets Quilt {a new quilt pattern}
    Happy Wednesday Friends!  Can you believe that we are in December?  And it’s a Blockheads day–and I have some fun to share with you! As you know (or maybe you don’t) I have opted not to do any applique blocks for this round of Blockheads.  So, I have been designing… Read more »

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