Kay Dette – A longarm quilter
I grew up on a farm in Russell County. My family was the fourth generation on my Great-Grandparents homestead. My grandmothers and great-grandmothers all quilted.
My first sewing experience was making doll clothes for my dolls on my mother’s treadle machine. When I got married and had 3 daughters I made some of their clothes.
In the 80’s I wanted quilts on our beds, so I took classes and started my quilting journey.
I was machine quilting on my domestic sewing machine. When I found out what it cost to have my quilts quilted, we bought a longarm quilting machine. I have been quilting ever since. In 2014 I entered a quilt in IMQA quilt show in Wichita and won 2nd place for “over the top” category. As a child I was always drawing doodles on my papers. I took art classes in high school, college and private classes. My quilting on quilts is an extension of my doodling and love of drawing.
The name of my quilting is “Quilted with Love”.