Dawn Heese is an author, pattern designer, fabric designer and award-winning quilter. She is a fourth-generation quilter and grew up stitching from a young age.
Her career in the quilting industry was launched with the publication of her first book, Geese in the Rose Garden, published by Kansas City Star in 2009.
The following year she started Linen Closet Designs, named for her grandmother's linen closet full of vintage quilts. Here she produces patterns for quilt, punch-needle, cross stitch and hooked projects, as well as fabric designs.
Dawn's work is regularly featured in magazines in the US as well as abroad. She teaches and presents trunk shows and workshops nationally and in France, sharing her love of appliqu and quilting.
Dawn has just put the finishing touches on her ninth book. This book is her third published by the French publisher, Quiltmania and is co-authored with Bonnie Sullivan. Dawn and Bonnie are co-creators of Made by Hand, a yearly membership dedicated to all things made by hand.
Dawn has two grown sons and a grandson.