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Last Updated 25 April 2021

Thursday, 1/2 day workshop  -  Machine Embroidery Basics 

             Learning  basic knowledge of your machine,  discuss stabilizers, their purpose and when to use which stabilizer,  how to properly hoop, discuss needles,  threads and bobbins,  when you need a printed template and how to print templates;  getting designs to your machine, and design organization on your computer,  and discussion why or if you need embroidery software. Supplies needed for the 1/2 Day workshop  -  Machine Embroidery Basics:  notepad and pencil, and laptop computer if you can bring to class.

Friday, full day workshop  -  Multi-Hooping Technique -
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              Learn in this workshop how to use the re-positioning tool in your embroidery machine and how to use the plastic grid that comes with all your embroidery hoops, you will also learn how to use a printed template for accurate placement of your design, this workshop will allow you to use YOUR hoops and not have to purchase a machine with a monster size hoop to make larger designs and will also allow to understand if your design is appropriate for multi-hooping.


Brenda’s quilting awards are from local, regional, and national quilts shows, including the National Quilting Association, The Applique Society, Dallas Quilt Celebration, and numerous quilt shows throughout the state of Texas.

Brenda is a member of the National Quilting Association, the Applique Society, the American Quilter’s Society, and the Quilters’ Guild of East Texas. She has chaired and co-chaired the Azalea Quilt Show in Tyler for several years in the past.

Brenda lives on a farm in Buffalo along with her husband, where she enjoys her farm work along with gardening . Her other interest are cross-stitch, hardanger embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, and of course her quilting and embroidery machine.

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Brenda Jeschke is an award winning quilter, quilt teacher, and quilt show judge. She has been creating quilts for more than 32 years, teaching quilting classes for 23 years, and judging quilt shows for more than 17 years. Brenda does programs, lectures, and workshops for quilt guilds around the Texas and Louisiana area. Brenda has exhibited her quilts at the Ziegler Museum in Jennings, LA and has had a quilt featured in Karen McTavish’s book “Mastering the Art of McTavishing”. Two of her quilts have been in Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine and she has written a technique workshop on binding for Quilters’s Newsletter Magazine.

Brenda became interested in machine embroidery in 2004 and purchased her first embroidery machine with the intention to combine her quilting skills with the embroidery machine work. She learned the machine and became confident using the machine and software and in 2005 began to combine the machine embroidery work with quilting.   In 2007 she began to teach classes using the embroidery machine along with quilting techniques. She continues to teach technique classes using the embroidery machine at quilt shops and individual small groups in various parts of the state and continues to make quilts using the embroidery machine.