Kay Mackenzie ~ About Page

Kay on Etsy
Kay's Quilting Sundries
Appliqué blog
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've also published 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
Patterns, gifts, quilting supplies.

Quilting Sundries
Find the perfect little tool, notion, or gadget at my Etsy sundries shop!

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