TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11th
1-3 p.m. | 7-9 p.m.
Small Town Girl to Designer
Linen Closet Designs
Dawn Heese is an author, pattern and fabric designer. She has published 5 books with Kansas City Star. She designs quilt patterns under the name Linen Closet Designs. Her patterns have a vintage, folk art appeal. She is also a licensed fabric designer with Henry Glass Fabrics. Her first fabric line “Best Wishes” shipped to shops in July 2012. Dawn’s work can be seen in international and national magazines such as Quiltmania, Simply Vintage, Fons and Porter, Quilts and More, Quilter’s World and Primitive Quilts and Projects.
Dawn grew up in a family of quilters and stitchers and has been doing some kind of needlework her whole life. Dawn says, “I really got into quilting in 1999 and set out to teach myself everything I could about the process. In 2008 I partnered with Kansas City Star Quilts and published my first book, Geese in the Rose Garden. My fifth book with KC Star was released in Sept. 2014. Book publishing led to magazine work and I started my design company Linen Closet Designs in the fall of 2010. Linen Closet Designs expanded from producing just quilt patterns to including fabric design in partnership with Henry Glass Fabrics. My first fabric line Best Wishes was released in July 2012. I am so blessed to be able to work doing what I love.”
“My love of hand work has led to many designs that feature needleturn appliqué and wool appliqué. I am also a hand quilter. Due to publishing demands I don’t get to hand quilt as many quilts as I once did. I often do big stitch quilting on my quilts with pearl cotton.”
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