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Episode 18 – Corey Yoder and Nancy Bavor

October 05, 2016

Welcome to Episode 18 of Sit & Sew Radio, a Quilt Addicts Anonymous podcast.

Today’s guests include Corey Yoder, a fabric designer for Moda, pattern designer and stay-at-home mom. We’ll hear all about how she became a fabric designer, how she balances work and family and how every opportunity she has is just a fun new adventure.

We also have Nancy Bavor, the Curator of Collections & Exhibit Coordinator at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. She is talking about a new exhibit that opens this Friday at the Museum. The exhibit is called “The California Art Quilt Revolution: From the Summer of Love to the New Millennium” and it examines the beginning of the art quilt movement, including some of the first art quilts and more recent works.

There’s also some fun stuff going on over at QuiltAddictsAnonymous.com. Sunday is your last day to pre-order the Starburst Galaxy 2017 Block of the Month quilt kit. All the fabrics are hand-dyed specifically for this kit and the process takes about two months. So if you want to make sure you receive a quilt kit in time to start in January, then you have to pre-order by Sunday, October 9. If you’re on a budget, there is a layaway option available. You’ll pay over three months and still get your quilt in late December. Click here to pre-order the kit now. Click here to put it on layaway.


Corey Yoder, Sundrops, Moda, Coriander Quilts

Corey Yoder, fabric designer with Moda

Corey Yoder, Moda, Coriander Quilts, Sundrops, LuLu LaneCorey Yoder is a fabric and pattern designer who has loved fabric longer than she has loved quilting. Her second fabric collection, Sundrops, with Moda is available in quilt shops now and she is starting to unveil projects for her third collection, LuLu Lane, which is due out in February.

In our interview we talk about how quilting really started with her love of fabrics, so it makes perfect sense that she is now a fabric designer, how she went from stay at home mom to fabric and pattern designer and how she balances it all.

To learn more about Corey, her patterns and her collections visit her website corianderquilts.com.


Clear Palisades by Linda MacDonald, 1987, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Nancy Bavor, The California Art Quilt Revolution: From the Summer of Love to the New Millennium

Clear Palisades by Linda MacDonald, 1987

Nancy Bavor, Curator of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Nancy Bavor, The California Art Quilt Revolution: From the Summer of Love to the New MillenniumNancy Bavor is the Curator of Collections & Exhibit Coordinator at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. We talk about a new exhibit at the museum that opens this weekend, “The California Art Quilt Revolution: From the Summer of Love to the New Millennium.”

The exhibit includes original works by art quilters from the beginning of the Studio Art Quilt movement in the 1960s and 1970s, a second wave of art quilt inspired by the pioneers and contemporary art quilts, which often look nothing like bed quilts. It really is an interesting exhibit and interview and you’ll learn a lot about the birth of art quilting and its evolution.

“The California Art Quilt Revolution” opens Friday, October 7, 2016, and continues through January 15, 2017, at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Visit sjquiltmuseum.org to learn more about the exhibit, get a link to the museum website and plan your trip to see the art quilts in person.

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