Coming from a family with over 6 generations of quilters and making her first quilt over 35 years ago, Robyn has developed a vast knowledge of quilting. With 15 years of machine quilting and over 5000 quilts on her machine, she has the ability to read what story the quilt needs to say. With almost 20 patterns and 5 years of experience as a sales representative for Blank Quilting and EE Schenck, a distributor with over 30 different fabric companies, she has learned a variety of different aspects in the quilting world.
Robyn has set out on the biggest adventure in opening a quilt shop "Between Patches" in Bay City, Michigan. Turning the knowledge she has learned into helping other create, teaching and sharing is one of her biggest joys, watching others learn is the best. With eclectic desire and traditional roots, her quilts will inspire and mesmerize.
Though she grew up with quilters on both her mother’s and father’s side of the family, Corey Yoder really wasn’t interested in quilting. Then she visited stores near her home in Ohio’s Amish country and fell in love with fabric.
This love of textiles is why Corey is especially excited to be one of Moda’s newest designers. “Fabric is what sucks me in,” she says. “I enjoy all kinds, modern and traditional, and love designing fabrics and quilts.”
Designing quilts isn’t new to Corey—her patterns appear in magazines from American Patchwork and Quilting and McCall’s to Fat Quarterly and Stitch, as well as in the Moda Bake Shop and Moda’s Sweet Celebrations book. Last year she published her patterns in, Playful Petals, which focuses on raw-edge, fusible applique, a technique she used extensively in the kid’s clothing she made under the name Little Miss Shabby.
Part of what’s fun for Corey is sharing stitching with her Mom and her daughters.
Carol grew up in rural northwest Ohio, learning to sew clothes and doll clothes from her mother. One of her first jobs during college was in a fabric store. She discovered quilting in 1975, before rotary cutters and short cuts. Once bitten by the quilt bug, her craft expanded to be a major part of her life.
She works in all areas of quilting, including applique, hand quilting and she owns a longarm machine. She has taught classes to the Black Swamp Quilt Guild on various topics and has won ribbons at Sauder’s Quilt Show and Kaleidoscope.
In 2014 she ventured into the land of hexagons in quilting. She got caught up in the frenzy of the Millifiore on-line project organized and led by Katja Marek. The project was a type of block of the month; making “rosettes” instead of blocks. The participants included hundreds of quilters all over the world. Their progress in the project was shared with the entire group on line and caught the attention of thousands of people.
Carol will take you along on her journey through this project and the final result.