Dawn’s freehand quilting has been winning awards since 1994 when she opened her business, Rockin’ Bobbin Quilting, Inc. Her quilts have received first-place wins at AQS Paducah, MQX and MQS and many more shows. Teaching others how to be successful machine quilters is her passion. Named the MQX Teacher of the Year for 2008, and was nominated again in 2009 and 2014. Dawn continues to inspire others at such venues as Houston Quilt Festival, MQS, NEQF, PNQF, Machine Quilting Today, Australian Machine Quilters Show, and many quilting and longarm guilds worldwide. Dawn shares her expertise in national publications such as Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine. As National Education Director for APQS, Dawn helps quilters all over the world develop a love for their craft, just as she has.