Dawn Heese is a third-generation quilter and an avid cross stitcher. Inspired by a quilt pattern in a magazine, she bought her first rotary cutter and mat in 1999 and hasn’t stopped quilting since. She particularly enjoys needleturn applique and hand quilting. Her love of traditional patterns stems from fond childhood memories of being surrounded by quilts.
Dawn lives in Columbia, Missouri, where she also works as a hairstylist. She is a member of the Boonslick Trail Quilters Guild as well as an applique group and quilt study group. Dawn teaches at her local quilt shops as well as quilt guilds.
Dawn is the author of Geese in the Rose Garden and Cottage Charm: Cozy Quilts and Cross Stitch Projects.Â She is also designer of the Hot Off the Press patterns French Wrens, Carsley, and Alyce.