Please let me introduce myself. My name is Brenda Jeschke. I have been quilting since 1982 and showing my quilts in competition since 1989. I am a traditional quilt lover and make mostly bed-size quilts. I am not a quilt designer nor an artist. I am a machine piecer, hand appliquer, and hand quilter. My quilts are made from patterns that are in the public domain and available to any quilter.
In 1996, I had a quilt exhibit at the Ziegler Museum in Jennings, Louisiana. In May 2003, I had an article published in the Quilters’ Newsletter Magazine pertaining to a binding technique that I have developed using straight-grain binding with butted corners. In April 2005, my quilt Wedgewood Blue was featured in the book Mastering the Art of McTavishing by Karen McTavish. In June 2014, my quilt was published in the Revised 2nd Edition book Mastering the Art of McTavishing by Karen McTavish. This was such an honor because I had the only hand-quilted “McTavishing” quilt in the two books of machine quilted quilts. Over the years of showing my quilts in competition, I have won many awards on the local, regional, and national level. A few of the major quilt shows I have won are the Dallas Quilt Celebration, the NQA quilt show, and The Applique Society quilt show. I am a member of the American Quilter’s Society (AQS), The Applique Society (TAS), and the Quilters’ Guild of East Texas in Tyler, Texas.
I have been teaching quilt classes since 1991, judging quilt shows since 1997, program lecturing since 2001, and teaching machine embroidery classes since 2007. I live on a small farm outside of Buffalo, Texas with my husband William Cole. Besides quilting, my hobbies include upkeep of the farm and working in my yard and garden. I also enjoy doing any type of embroidery work (such as cross-stitch, hardanger, and silk ribbon). Above all, I am just an ordinary girl who happens to love to make quilts and share my knowledge.
I am available for quilt show judging, guild lectures and workshops, and as a teacher for quilt retreats. I am listed as a teacher under the Texas Association of Quilt Guilds. I look forward to working with your guild. Please contact me to discuss scheduling a program lecture or workshop.