Kay Mackenzie ~ About Page

Kay on Etsy
Appliqué blog
Author's gallery
Photo of Kay Mackenzie

I'm Kay Mackenzie, a quilter, designer, and author in Santa Cruz, California. I caught the quilt pox about 24 years ago when we lived in central Ohio.

Appliqué is my favorite kind of quilting project.
I mainly use two forms of appliqué: back-basting and needle-turn for hand appliqué, and raw-edge fusible machine appliqué.

I also enjoy using Adobe Illustrator, a computer illustration program that is perfect for creating original appliqué designs.

Now I combine my love for quilting with my writing and illustrating skills in my design company, By Kay Mackenzie. It allows me to combine my abiding interests in life: quilting, writing, and digital illustration... with a little dash of dogs and cats thrown in!

Quilt Puppy Publications
is a publishing imprint.
I also publish with Martingale / That Patchwork Place.

My husband Dana and I live with Max the tuxedo cat and Daisy the chihuahua/poodle in Santa Cruz, on the Pacific coast partway between San Francisco and Monterey.


To contact me, email "kay at kaymackenzie.com." (You know the drill; use the @ sign and no spaces.)

Mailing address:

Kay Mackenzie
P.O. Box 1241
Aptos CA 95001

Web addresses:

By Kay Mackenzie
Books, patterns & etc. for the quilter.

All About Appliqué
My blog devoted to appliqué ~ any kind!

My Etsy Shop
Button magnets and more!

Kay's Show & Tell Center
Always looking for more Show & Tell, so send me a picture when you make something from one of my designs!

Our first dog Wille's dogblog
The Most Excellent Life & Times of Willie the Quilt Puppy

Other links:

Dana's website

Dana's chess blog