Meet the Educators


Corey Yoder


Corey Yoder grew up surrounded by quilts and quilting.  This led to her love of fabric and an avid interest in quilt making after getting married in 1997.  Corey’s love of quilts soon led to quilt design.  Her work has been featured in many quilting magazines and quilt books.  Her first book, Playful Petals, was published in 2014.  Designing quilts led to an interest in fabric design, and Corey’s first line of fabric with Moda Fabrics was released in 2015.  To date, she has released 9 fabric lines with Moda fabrics.  With the release of her first fabric line, Corey launched her quilt pattern line, Coriander Quilts (Corey and her quilts).  Corey’s second book, Sunday Best Quilts, co-authored with fellow Moda Designer, Sherri McConnell was released in 2019.  For more information about Corey, you can visit her at or on Instagram @corianderquilts

Kathryn Groves

Kathryn has been an educator for more than 35 years.  School teacher, parent educator, an advocate for infants and children with special needs, a court-appointed special advocate, a software trainer, and a consultant. However, her long-time passion is quilting! She loves working with colors, the geometry, and the problem solving. She love seeing hundreds of pieces coming together in a work of art!

Kathryn's first "Judy" quilt was the Double Wedding Star -- made in 2001! She was sold then on how paper piecing ensured those gorgeous points! In the past nearly 20 years, Judy has added to her patterns and techniques that make these beautiful quilts appropriate for even beginning quiltmakers!  Most of Kathryn's students are planning their 2nd and 3rd projects before they finish their first - once they learn the magic of the Quiltworx techniques & patterns.


After several years of sewing, studying and more than 6 visits to Montana, Kathryn became a Quiltworx Certified Instructor several years ago. She has completed more than 70 “Judy” paper-piecing projects / quilts and she has had the privilege of working through several hundred hours of workshops with Judy Niemeyer and her staff.

Krista Moser

Krista Moser is the creative force and inspiration behind Krista Moser, The Quilted Life. She is the designer of the Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler and has published more than twenty patterns since 2016 with more on the way! She has been teaching sewing and quilting lessons for more than twenty five years. Her work has been featured in quilting magazines, published in books, and hung in prominent quilt shops around the country.

Come learn from Krista all the tips and trick for cutting and piecing diamonds, triangles and hexagons in an easy, fast, and precise way. If you
have been wanting to break out of the same old quilting routine and try something different, her classes will inspire confidence and equip you with new techniques.


Nancy Kloster

Nancy has been quilting for more than 27 years.  Nancy is a Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer at Quiltworx in Montana.  She has been teaching over 6 years.  Her students love her calm personality and ability to teach all levels of students.

Nancy enjoys all aspects of quilting from selecting fabrics, long-arm quilting and most of all teaching.  She loves to see her student’s project come together.  Nancy believes every student can succeed and is thrilled to see them gain confidence as they complete their projects.

YOU can achieve your quilting dream and she would love to join YOU in your journey!


Rob Appell

I love teaching people to sew and quilt. Inspiring creativity is my passion! I got my hands on a needle and thread at a very young age and I’ve always enjoyed making art. For the past several years I’ve been blessed to be a textile designer and quilt educator as the host of Man Sewing. Now I teach quilting all around the world.

 I am known for the machine quilted art quilts I have created over the past twenty years. But, like all artists, I often find myself inspired to work in other mediums as well like embroidery, knitting, wood, pen and ink, as well as music. I’ve even created a unique quilting tool called the Shark Applicutter.

When I’m not behind a sewing machine you’ll find me in my native habitat: surfing and hiking on the beautiful California coast! I’m an advocate for wildlife conservation and I also play the guitar. Many of my quilts are directly influenced by the time I spend in nature and feature landscapes, animals, and music.

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