Gina Perkes

Gina Perkes Design

Gina Perkes is a lover of all things creative. She has an innate need to beautify things.  Her life is filled with: color, fun, ideas, texture, challenges, bling, threads, glitter, sugar, flour, and sometimes chaos. Though she enjoys all sorts of creative outlets and mediums: gardening, mosaic, oil painting, etc…her  favorites are QUILTING and culinary. These are the two passions which she can rely on to support herself and her three children.


You can see her on The Quilt Show, iquilt,  and The Quilting School.  Gina has authored four books and design patterns with many new projects in the works.

Gina Perkes classes are appropriate for longarm, sitdown and domestic machines. There is no need to bring a machine. The classes will be primarily lecture/demo, but we will have a longarm machine and a sitdown machine in the room. There will be opportunity for hands-on as time allows.

Thursday Workshops

Thursday Workshops

9am to 12pm ~ The Fundamentals of Longarm Quilting $609am to 12pm ~ The Fundamentals of Longarm Quilting $60Confidence is the key to success in Longarm quilting and the best way to gain confidence is through learning. Gina Perkes will help you discover the proper steps to take and share many tips as you embark on your new and exciting journey. You will learn freehand exercises which will train you to become fluid in your free motion quilting and how to mirror image & execute shapes with ease. You will learn to love working at the front of the machine and the many benefits of doing so. In addition to learning to quilt simple yet beautiful designs, you will come away with the basic knowledge of machine set up, trouble shooting, thread and tension tips, and much more! This is a great class for beginners and is taught in a positive and stress free environment. Gina Perkes classes are appropriate for longarm, sitdown and domestic machines. There is no need to bring a machine. The classes will be primarily lecture/demo, but we will have a longarm machine and a sitdown machine in the room. There will be opportunity for hands-on as time allows.
3pm to 6pm ~ Make Mine Modern $603pm to 6pm ~ Make Mine Modern $60Let's face it, Modern quilts are hot! They provide a beautiful canvas to showcase amazing quilting designs. Join Gina Perkes, as she shares with you a variety of modern designs which will enhance your quilts perfectly. Some of the designs you will learn include: gridwork basics (an introduction to rulers), geometric patterns, modern filler designs, and more! You will also gain many tips on decorative thread success, tension, trouble shooting, machine set up, and more. This is a fun and stress free class filled with creativity and tips for success. Gina Perkes classes are appropriate for longarm, sitdown and domestic machines. There is no need to bring a machine. The classes will be primarily lecture/demo, but we will have a longarm machine and a sitdown machine in the room. There will be opportunity for hands-on as time allows.
Friday Workshops

Friday Workshops

9am to 12pm ~ Quilting with Rulers $609am to 12pm ~ Quilting with Rulers $60Quilting rulers are amazing tools! Gina will show you how to use them to create incredible free motion designs. You will discover how to hold them for better control and accuracy, how to use the registration marks on the rulers for angles and built up designs, and which foot to use. You will leave class with excellent technique and a new supply of quilting designs: both curvy and geometric. Gina will also show you how to use rulers to stylize your quilting designs with accuracy. You will discover how to gain versatility with each ruler and adjust them to fit the size of your quilting space. She will also discuss how to use rulers with grid stencils as a reference for perfect placement when building designs. Gina Perkes classes are appropriate for longarm, sitdown and domestic machines. There is no need to bring a machine. The classes will be primarily lecture/demo, but we will have a longarm machine and a sitdown machine in the room. There will be opportunity for hands-on as time allows.
3pm to 6pm ~ Glorious Grids with Fillers $603pm to 6pm ~ Glorious Grids with Fillers $60Fear grids and fills no more! Straight lines can be your best friend. Use grids for both ruler work and as a guide for perfectly spaced free-hand designs. Students will gain confidence in producing beautiful cross-hatching and unique variations using minimal tools. Learn how to use temporarily marked grids as a guide for spacing beautiful freehand designs. A variety of unique freehand filler designs will be explored and you will learn how to achieve balance and control in your work. Gina Perkes classes are appropriate for longarm, sitdown and domestic machines. There is no need to bring a machine. The classes will be primarily lecture/demo, but we will have a longarm machine and a sitdown machine in the room. There will be opportunity for hands-on as time allows.
7:30pm to 9pm ~ Evening Presentation: How Do I Quilt This? $457:30pm to 9pm ~ Evening Presentation: How Do I Quilt This? $45The quilting process plays a very important role in the overall appearance and success of any quilt. Oftentimes, we are uninspired or become "in a rutt" when it comes to deciding how a quilt should be quilted. Join Gina Perkes, as she shares with you the steps she takes when deciding on a quilting path to take. You will discover how to determine the style and function of every quilt and how to design and plan quilting to enhance each unique quilt. Gina will include a power point presentation with many photo samples of quilts and recommendations for quilting ideas in each. Many different styles of quilts will be covered: ranging from modern to traditional, custom to edge to edge. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and attendees are encouraged to bring photographs of quilts they would like design input for.
Saturday Workshops

Saturday Workshops

9am to 12pm ~ Fantabulous Feathers and Fillers $609am to 12pm ~ Fantabulous Feathers and Fillers $60Feathers are amazing! They can be stylized and are incredibly versatile. Gina will show you how to find your own unique style in your feather work. There are a variety of techniques for drafting and stitching feathers which can be used in different applications from block and border motifs to freehand work­experiment with them all! You will then explore the exciting world of filler designs which will make your feathers jump right off the quilt! Gina will show you how to avoid backtracking when an heirloom look is desired and how to select threads and achieve control for intricate work. Gina Perkes classes are appropriate for longarm, sitdown and domestic machines. There is no need to bring a machine. The classes will be primarily lecture/demo, but we will have a longarm machine and a sitdown machine in the room. There will be opportunity for hands-on as time allows.
Afternoon ~ Meet the ArtistAfternoon ~ Meet the ArtistMeet Gina Perkes in the Marketplace, at her booth Gina Perkes Designs.
Our Corporate Sponsors

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Our Shop Affiliates

Our Shop Affiliates

The Modern Sewist,  Country Quilts & Bears, Boutique 4 Quilters, Quilt Lovers Hangout, Inspire Quilting and Sewing, and Fabric Smart
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