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 #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 »
  • Blockheads Block #33
    Before beginning, I have an update about the event I shared with you all last week that was scheduled to take place this Friday, the 30th, at Plaid Sheep Company. Not all of the Sunnyside Up fabrics will be in the shop in by Friday so the event is going… Read more »
  • Blockheads Week 32
    Quilts made using Sunnyside Up Fabrics Good Morning Friends!  Before sharing today’s Blockheads block, I wanted to share about a fun time planned at Plaid Sheep Company here in Berlin, Ohio. My Sunnyside Up fabrics are shipping this month and will be in your local quilt shops soon.  Plaid Sheep company… Read more »
  • Blockheads Block #31
    Popping in super quickly today to share Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique’s block for this week.  Visit her site for the block pattern. For my block, I used Strawberry Jam fabric (the text print), Sundrops (the coral print), and Pepper & Flax (the star). I decided not to provide a… Read more »
  • Blockheads Block #30
    This is Block #30 by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic.  For the pattern, visit Brigitte’s blog.  This is a nice big 18″ block.  For my version, I used Prairie, Pepper & Flax, Sunnyside Up, and Strawberry Jam. Here’s the coloring page Happy Sewing! Read more »

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