Kaye was born on a farm in Glasgow, Kentucky and now resides on an 8 acre farm in Indianapolis, Indiana where she plays mom to llamas and goats. The farm life never leaves, however she must pack and hit the road to share her love of patchwork piecing techniques and a great philosophy of life.
Kaye has owned three quilt shops, two gift shops and two tearooms in her retail career, loving all parts of working with consumers and sharing the love of design, decorating and patchwork. Well of course eating too!!!! (she said this) Kaye has designed many collections of fabric for Wilmington Prints and currently has new lines twice a year. She has written 15 books, designed many patterns and block of the month programs for quilt shops. She also has embroidery collections on many of her fabric lines.
Kaye has been described as a colorful individual generating enthusiasm and excitement in her work and having great fun in the process. She has taught in all 50 states, and many countries, sharing her unique style of teaching, enthusiasm and sense of humor. Even though Kaye has semi-retired, she continues to travel and also still makes numerous quilts. But with 2 children, 6 grandchildren 1 great granddaughter, and a barn full of animals, she has decided to spend a bit more time with family and friends.