This month's Past Perfect quilt designer inspiring traditional quiltmaking is Dawn Heese.
She has a new book from the French publisher
Flowering Folk Art
This is Dawn's seventh book and she has also done many stand-alone patterns, BOM's etc. all inspired by antique quilts.
"I am a big history buff and I love the quilts from the 1800’s. I don’t make reproduction quilts but there is generally an element of an antique design in each. The quilts in this book are all designs that are easily recognized as 19th century designs, but each has my own unique twist."
She uses a variety of techniques with cotton and wool. Alice Rose is wool appliqued to a cotton shirting print from her Common Thread collection last year. The applique is an unusual mid-19th-century design.
Two prints from Common Threads
She runs her business Linen Closet Designs from her home in Missouri.
I could go on but you can see her work for yourself at her online sites: