Story Of Us
We are Gary & Kristin
Bringing you everything you need to enjoy the art of quilting.
The Shiplap Quilt Shop and Coffee House is owned and operated by Gary & Kristin Rurup.
The couple has been married for almost 32 years, and they have lived in Yelm, Washington on The Rurup Farm for the past 18 years. They have 9 children, and over a dozen grandchildren, with more on the way.
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 working 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.
What started out in 2019 with just a little farmhouse inspired home goods and coffee house shop, has now turned into the couple owning and operating three stores in the Pacific Northwest.
In the Fall of 2022 The Shiplap Quilt, Feed, & Coffee House will be opening off of Yelm Highway in Olympia, Washington to bring you all your favorite fabrics, notions, and discounted fabrics in our Shiplap Steals section.
As serial entrepreneurs, the couple continues to find ways to enhance the community by creating jobs, providing a beautiful shopping experience, and encouraging creativity in others.
Their faith is the driving force in their marriage and in their businesses.