The Shiplap Quilt Shop and Coffee House is owned and operated by Gary & Kristin Rurup. This is their second coffee house location in the area but it is their first store to include their passion of quilting & fabrics.
The couple has been married for almost 32 years, and they have lived in Yelm on The Rurup Farm for the past 18 years. They have 9 wonderful children, and 11 grandchildren that they spoil with hugs and love.
To say they are blessed is an understatement.
Kristin has enjoyed the art of quilting for more than 25 years and finally gets the privilege of sharing her passion with others by being hands on at the shop, teaching in our classes, and showing her talent of long arm quilting. Kristin has been making baby quilts as gifts for family and friends for years, and has created some beautiful keepsakes along the way.
As serial entrepreneurs, the couple continues to find ways to enhance the community by creating jobs, creating a beautiful shopping experience, and encouraging creativity in others. Their faith is the driving force in their marriage and in their businesses.
If you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.