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 Round 2 Block 11
    Block #11 for Blockheads Round 2 is here today.  The block name is Direction and it’s designed by Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life.  You’ll find the pattern download available on her blog today. Sherri’s blog is a wealth of information, you are not going to want to miss out!  Be... Read more »
  • Moda Blockheads Block #10
    Good Morning Friends and welcome to Blockheads Wednesday! Today’s block, Ducks & Ducklings, is brought to you by Jo Morton & you will be able to find the block on her site.  The block patterns are also uploaded to the Moda Blockheads Facebook group every Wednesday morning. For my block, I opted... Read more »
  • Blockheads Block 9
    And bam, just like that…it is August!  Waaah!–where is the summer going?  I think the summers go faster as you get older. My mom used to have some sort of theory (maybe she still does) about why time seems to zip along faster as you get older.  The way she sees... Read more »
  • Blockheads Block 8
    It’s week #8 of Blockheads.  This week’s block is an appliqued Pineapple block designed by Jan Patek.  I loved the applique blocks from round 1, they were some of my favorites in my sampler quilt…that little bee hive, pumpkin, flags, and the baskets are so cute.  I also really like the... Read more »
  • Moda Blockheads Block 7
    Hello Friends!  Just popping in really quick to share my next Blockheads block.  I can’t believe how quickly this summer is zipping by! This week’s block is designed by Stacey Iest Hsu–you will want to swing by her blog for the free pattern.  If it’s not up when you first check,... Read more »
  • Blockheads Week 6
    Welcome to Blockheads Week 6.  I can’t believe we are already past July 4.  For me, once we get to this point in the summer I feel like it is half way over.  Raise your hand if you aren’t ready for your kids to head back to school.  My hand... Read more »
  • Blockheads Week 5
    Happy 4th of July (for all of you Americans).  And Happy Blockheads day to all of us! We have been enjoying quite the heat wave here in Ohio as I’ve heard many others of you are as well.  In my opinion, that means it’s a great time to stay inside and... Read more »
  • Summer Slump? {and what to do about it}
    Happy Friday and weekend on the way.  Do any of you have a longer weekend with the upcoming holiday? I wanted to talk a little bit about a creative block, summer slump….whatever you may have heard it called or experienced.  Every creative person no matter who you are has experienced one... Read more »
  • Blockheads Block #4
    Welcome to Blockheads Week #4! I love the way this block turned out.  It’s designed by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic and you’ll find the free pattern over on her blog. Incidentally, Brigitte designed my favorite holiday line of this year, White Christmas.  I have a fat quarter bundle on the way... Read more »
  • Final Two
    Just a few more quilts to share from Sunnyside Up.  I went so overboard with this line and my quilt designs.  I even have more designs that I could have done but I knew I needed to stop somewhere! First up is Rainbows. This pattern includes both a print version and a... Read more »

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