A Proud Handi Quilter International Ambassador, Telene was the Keynote Presenter at the Handi Quilter Academy 2019 in Utah, USA. She is an amazing quilter, teacher and artist.
Telene lives in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa. She is an SAQG (South African Quilters Guild) Accredited Quilt Teacher after successfully completing the Teachers Accreditation Course. Telene has won numerous prizes for her quilts and attained Master Quilter Status from the SAQG. She has proudly had a quilt juried into the IQA Houston Quilt Show 2016 where it was displayed in the exhibition.
Telene’s mother taught her to sew when she was young and her obsession for quilting stems from her passion for sewing. She completed a B Tech in Interior Architecture and during her studies became involved in her parents’ sewing machine dealership where she taught a variety of basic sewing lessons. During her time in the corporate world (2002 – 2010) as an Interior Architect, she started quilting. In January 2011 she began teaching basic quilting classes which developed into quilting for clients, specializing in custom free motion quilting. In October 2014, she opened a quilting shop, Lady Jane Quilting, from where she taught quilt related workshops on a weekly basis. Telene represented Bernina South Africa for a short while. She has taught at national quilt festivals, other national quilt events and made her international teaching debut in November 2017 in Texas, USA.
Free motion quilting is Telene’s absolute passion, and she is a firm believer that everybody can quilt. Her goal is to inspire students to simply try, as she knows they will never look back!