Krista Moser learned to sew before she learned to read.
From age 8 to age 12, Krista Moser had sewn hundreds of garments each of those four years. Most of those garments were made from designs that Krista just made up along the way. Why was she sewing and designing so much? Because she could not read. Krista is dyslexic and wasn’t able to read until she was 12 years old. Instead of battling with trying to figure out written patterns, she spent her time thinking about how and why things were done.
A Sewing Prodigy
Even though Krista finally learned to read, because she had spent so much time doing her “own thing,” she decided to just keep on doing what she knew best: being creative and not worrying about academics. “Creativity was a confidence builder,” Krista remembered. “It kept me from comparing myself to other kids.”
When she was 12, a local quilt store asked Krista to teach her method of sewing. Krista worked at that store for 9 years until the store closed. By that time, she had made a name for herself as a longarm quilter, pattern designer and sewing teacher at other stores.
Krista Moser is known in the quilting industry for her YouTube videos on Y Seams
She has also designed two rulers for Creative Grids
And her 24 quilt patterns are highly visual, using easy to follow illustrations with only a few key words. Quilters in Europe, who don’t know any English, have said they have no problems using Krista’s patterns because they are so visual.
Krista Moser at Road 2020
Road to California 2020 was Krista Moser’s first time at the show. She taught classes and was featured in a Special Exhibit.
“Sheesh.” said Krista. Being at Road 2020 has been “non-stop” and “delightful.” Because Krista is from the Seattle, Washington area, she was particularly grateful for the California sunshine.
Sandy, from Whittier and a member of the Long Beach Modern Quilting Guild, took one of Krista’s classes because “Krista is terrific.” “I wanted to learn Krista’s Y Seam technique from Krista.” Sandy has been quilting since she was 13 years old. “I had a great Home Ec teacher in Reno, Nevada. She taught me how to ‘Quilt As You Go’ with a log cabin quilt.” Sandy has been to Road the past 6 years. She likes Road because “it is close to my home and there are vendors from all over; ones I would normally not see.”
Newlyweds John and Neyha took Krista’s class because John’s mother had signed up she and Neyha to attend but had to drop out at the last minute so John took her place. It was their first ever quilting class. Even though Krista’s class was considered an “intermediate” class, they felt they did OK. “It was a team project,” said John. Neyha received a Featherweight sewing machine from John’s parents for a birthday gift two years ago to encourage her to sew. “Krista is an awesome teacher,” remarked Neyha. “She does multiple demos so you don’t feel like you miss out on anything.” Neyha especially liked that Krista was “young like me.” John said that while he had grown up around his mom and grandma quilting, “I have never done anything like this before. I have a different appreciation for quilts my mom and grandma have made.”
Krista will be teaching again at Road to California in 2021. To learn more about Krista Moser, please visit her website.