Friends, Fabric and Fun! Where your quilt dreams come true.
Before opening Kay's Quilt Shop, Scott and Kay Harper owned and operated an outfitting business in East Jordan, Michigan for over 20 years. While outfitting, they started thinking outside the box and established guided winter raft trips.These were and still are an amazing time to see the river.
Kay started her love of quilting in 1998. Prior to that she was a member of the Embroidery Club of America. She enjoys most types of handwork as well as English paper piecing, sashiko stitching and reverse appliqué. She also enjoys piecing and quilting quilts.
Scott has started a longarm quilting service at the shop providing edge to edge quilting.
Both Scott and Kay have many years in retail both in their own business and working in a quilt shop. Scott especially loves his serger and his"Batik Blvd"which he loves to buy for.
We plan on bringing more fun and interesting projects and adventures to quilting.
I'm Caryn Contino and I work and teach at Kay's. I love to make bags, all bags. Oh, did I mention that I love color! Come and join me for a class and just have fun while learning all things bag.
Hi, my name is Mo Bonner. I have now worked in the quilting industry for over 10 years, seams just yesterday I learned to make my first quilt. I have sewn and crafted most of my adult life. I really enjoy sharing what I have learned which has led me to become a teacher of this wonderful art form. I am not an artist but with learned skills I do sometimes feel like one. I hope you will join me to sharpen your skills and to just have fun with a new technique. I am always open to suggestions; I will admit that though I enjoy making the quilt top, my real joy comes with the quilting and finishing. But it truly is the journey and this new shop and this new chapter is an adventure I am greatly looking forward to. So please won’t you join me?
Hi, I’m Christine and if you’ve ever been in Kay’s you’ll find out right away that I’m originally from New York! I started sewing when I was about 5 years old at my grandmother’s kitchen table and haven’t stopped. I found quilting in 1986 when I made a Trip Around the World for my grandfather cut with templates and scissors! I worked and taught classes in a quilt shop in New York for 17 years and when we moved to Florida I was so lucky to find Kay’s! I love teaching beginning quilting classes to help everybody realize their dream of making their first quilt. From there, I teach next-step quilt techniques to keep your quilting passion inspired and growing.
TRACY WILSON I have been quilting since the early 1990’s when I took a class at a fabric store. I was hooked! Since then, I have taken every class that came along, learning many techniques, most of which I enjoy. I moved to SW Florida 2 years ago from Wyoming, where I lived for 32 years. During that time, I was very involved with the State Quilt Guild and several local quilt guilds, serving on their Boards and committees. I taught classes at retreats and guild meetings, as well as small get togethers. I enjoy teaching classes and sharing new techniques, as well as helping students improve their skills. Since moving to Florida, I have joined the SW Florida Quilters Guild. I’ve shared in many of the classes offered, as well as teaching this class, The Camden Bag. I’ve also traveled to Naples to participate in a class there. I love taking and teaching classes! I look forward to meeting you and sharing one of my favorite projects, The Camden Bag, of which I’ve made almost a dozen so far!
Tom Johns I’m a retired tailor with 60yrs experience in the garment industry. I’ve owned two tailor shops , one in Columbus, Indiana, and one Deland, Fl. I was employed for 20 years with the Jacobsons stores until they closed their doors . I then worked forNieman/Marcus 6 years and retired at 62 in 2008. Relocated from Orlando to Ft Myers. I’ve always been involved and interested in the art of quilting, even as a young lad in Pocatello, Idaho where I was born. I started longarming using a gracey wooden frame in Orlando Mostly for the local Linus project. Lots of kids quilts . I started longarming for a local quilt shop in 2013 and left in October 2021. I belong to two quilt guilds. And volunteer in several quilting groups. I have 3 adult daughters , 13 Grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren, but who’s counting right! I’m enjoying my work time at Kay’s quilt shop, and hopefully I’ll get to see many of my former customers , and see my quilting friends shopping at Kay’s Tom Johns