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, she became involved in her parents’ Bernina dealership where she taught a variety of basic sewing lessons. During her time in the corporate world, she started quilting.
In January 2011 she began teaching basic quilting classes which developed into quilting for clients, specializing in custom free motion quilting. She also taught at IQCA and other quilt groups in her area.
She is an SAQG Accredited Quilt Teacher after successfully completing the Teachers Accreditation Course. In October 2014, she opened a quilting shop, Lady Jane Quilting, from where she teaches quilt related workshops on a weekly basis.
Telene has won numerous prizes for her quilts and attained Master Quilter Status from the SAQG.
In January 2016, BERNINA RSA appointed her as one of their Global BERNINA Long-Arm Quilt Ambassadors.
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!