While living in central Ohio as a newlywed, Kay took one class and became an instant quilter. She was an appliqué enthusiast from the get-go!
A few years later, fortune took the Mackenzies to Santa Cruz, California, where Kay now lives with her husband of more than two decades, science journalist Dana Mackenzie.
Classes in digital media at the local college introduced Kay to computer illustration, and again it was love at first try. Appliqué design and computer drawing--what a great combo platter! Combine them with a writerly bent and, according to Kay, you've got the best job in the world!