Dawn Heese

Dawn Heese

Dawn Heese is an author, pattern and fabric designer and award winning quilter. She has published 5 books with Kansas City Star and her latest book, published by Quiltmania, is printed in French and English. She designs quilt patterns under the name Linen Closet Designs. Her patterns have a vintage , folk art appeal.
Dawn’s work can be seen in magazines such as Quiltmania, Simply Vintage, Fons and Porter, Quilts and More, Quilter’s World and Primitive Quilts and Projects. She has taught in France and all over the US, sharing her love of applique and quilting.

“Working with Wool” Trunk Show
Thursday, June 13 2:00 – 3:30 pm
This interactive trunk show will answer any questions you may have about working with wool. Quilts and projects of all sizes and styles will be shown to illustrate the various ways you can incorporate wool into your own projects. We will talk about stitch options and thread selections. Around 25 quilts will be shown.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – Quilting with Big Stitch
Friday, June 14 8:00 – 11:00 am
Hand Technique
Dig out those quilt tops and get started quilting. In this workshop we will work on mastering hand quilting with the Big Stitch method so that you can move those un-quilted tops out of the closet. This method uses all the same principles as fine hand quilting with a larger needle and pearl cotton. All the basics of basting and marking and choosing a design will be covered. You don’t have to be an expert to hand quilt your own quilts. Keep it simple and consistent. Samples of various quilting techniques will be on hand for reference as well.

Supplies:
24” piece of light colored cotton
26” piece of cotton for backing
26” piece of batting- preferably 80/20 (Do not use Warm and Natural or any batting with a scrim)
Masking tape
Basting safety pins
Quilting hoop- 14” is a great size
Blue water soluble marking pen
Thimble
Small scissors
Size 24 Chenille needle
Size 8 pearl cotton in a color that will contrast with your background fabric – you want to be able to see your stitches clearly

Honey Hill Farm Wool Applique
Friday, June 14 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Hand Technique
Create your own Honey Hill Farm in easy wool applique. In this workshop you will learn everything you need to know about wool applique. We will cover all the different thread and stitch options. You will leave this class with the skills needed to move on to any project you have on your list next. Beginner to advanced welcome! Pattern will be provided at no additional cost.
Supply List:
Fabric and wool requirements are for making the entire quilt.
Fabric
Gray/tan woven for background- 1 ½ yards
Red cotton print for borders- ¼ yard total
Brown plaid for borders- ½ yard
Wool
Assorted Red- 12” x 12” total
Brown- 8” x 8”
Black- 5” x 6”
Assorted Green- 9 ½” x 14” total
Cream – 2” x 6” 2 ½” x 17” total
Assorted Blue- 5” x 14” total
Assorted Gold- 1
Tan check for apron- 3 ½” square
White for net- 2” x 4 ½”
Black/gold check for bees and trim on net- 2 ½” x 5 ½”Additional Supplies
Sharpie
Freezer paper
Scissors- paper and fabric
Applique pins or glue
Chenille needle size 24
Embroidery floss in colors to match wool
Fray Check
Rotary cutter, mat and ruler

Rowan Hand Applique

Rowan Hand Applique

Rowan Hand Applique
Saturday, June 15 8:00 – 12:00 pm
In this workshop you will learn to make this stunning Sunburst block using simple needle turn appliqué. Learn to make sharp points and perfect circles. All are welcome — from beginner to advanced! You will receive the pattern to make the entire quilt at no additional cost but we will work on completing one block in class. The supply list gives fabric requirements for the entire quilt or the class block.
Supply List:
In this class you will receive the pattern to make the entire quilt but we will work on completing one block in class. The supply list gives fabric requirements for the entire quilt or the class block. In this workshop you will learn to make this stunning Sunburst block using simple needle turn appliqué. Learn to make sharp points and perfect circles. All are welcome- from beginner to advanced!
Fabric for entire quilt-
Grey floral– 4 yards
Grey plaid– 1 1/2 yards
Red print for sashing and border– 1 yard
Assorted red prints for compass points 1 ½ yards total
Green print – 1 fat quarter
Blue print – 1 fat eighth
Fabric for the workshop block
Grey floral- 25” square
Red print- 3 fat quarters of different prints
Green print- 1 fat quarter
Light blue print- 1 fat eighth
Workshop supplies:
Fray Check
Freezer paper
Sharpie
Scissors (including paper scissors)
Chalk pencil
Applique pins
Silk thread in a neutral color such as YLI #235
Milliners needles size 11
Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
Small spool of regular sewing thread and needle

Honey Hill Farm Punch Needle
Saturday, June 15 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Hand Technique
Punch needle is making a strong comeback because it is so fast and easy. In this class we will cover everything you need to know about punch needle from different types of punch needle tools to types of threads and finishing ideas. You will get the pattern and the weavers cloth to make the class sample at no additional cost.

Supply List:
A Punch needle of your choice with the threader
Small sharp scissors
10” locking hoop
Sharpie or pigma pen
Valdani 3-strand floss in the following colors:
O540, P5, O519, 200, O533, O538, 2 BALLS OF M93