Deanne Eisenman

Deanne likes to add simple applique to pieced quilts to add a unique flair. All the applique can be done by hand or machine, whichever is your preference. She also designs charming wool applique on fabric projects!

Deanne’s patterns have appeared in many quilt magazines including American Patchwork & Quilting, Quiltmaker, McCalls, Primitive Quilts & Projects and Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting. She has also had patterns appear in the American Patchwork & Quilting calendars several times. Deanne is a published author of two books from Martingale & Company. Country-Fresh Quilts was published in 2008 and Scrap Quilts Go Country was published in 2011. Her current book, published at the end of 2014, is called Blooming Patchwork. Originally published by Kansas City Star Quilts, it is now with C&T Publishing.


Fabric Scraps and Random Threads

March 18, 7PM

Deanne will speak about her quilting history and her love of appliqué and scrap quilting. She will share some tips and techniques for successful “scrapping”!


Open Windows

March 19, 9:30AM-4:30PM

This workshop focuses on needle-turn hand appliqué and accurate piecing. Students can choose to bring their machine and work on piecing the blocks or they can just bring the strips of background fabric and focus solely on appliqué. Class includes tips for preparing templates, making bias stems, preparing appliqué motifs for stitching, etc. 

Additional cost of $18 for the corresponding book (includes 8 other patterns!)


Warm and Wooly

March 20, 9:30AM-4:30PM

This workshop focuses on wool appliqué on fabric. Students can make colorful, large seasonal banners that can be displayed alone or on the pieced background. Class includes tips and techniques for successful stitching!

Workshop Policies

To sign-up for workshops please use the link above, stop by the Programs Table at any guild meeting, or contact our Programs Chair at Policies are subject to change without notice.

  • Video or audio recording of class material is strictly prohibited, and may be cause for dismissal from the class without a refund.
  • Workshop reservations are open to members only from July through September, unless otherwise posted.
  • No seat in any workshop is reserved until payment has been received.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to in-person classes to set up . For virtual workshops, the link will open approximately 15 minutes prior to class time so you can ensure your connectivity.
  • Cancellation policy: If NSQG cancels the workshop, it is fully refundable to attendees. If participants cancel attendance at a workshop, it is only refundable if the spot can be filled by another attendee.
  • For full day workshops, a lunch break of one hour is included. For in-person workshops, lunch is not included in the price. The programs chair will provide details about food policies at the venue.
  • Be prepared. This includes having all items on the supply list, a sewing machine in good working order, and basic sewing supplies and an extension cord/power strip. Also useful: a small iron and an ironing surface that may be shared with other students..
  • Silence phones during class. If you need to make or take a call, please exit the classroom.
  • Visitors are very distracting and are not allowed other than during the lunch break.
  • If you know you have to leave class early, please try to sit in the back of the room to avoid disturbing the rest of the class.
  • Please refrain from wearing perfume.