My first class: Fantabulous Feathers and Fills started bright and early at 8:00 Monday morning. I was so excited to finally be starting my long-anticipated week of classes at MQS. Award-winning quilt artist Gina Perkes, was ready to roll when we got to class. I learned SO much from her. She had a variety of her own unique designs to share with us. She not only demonstrated her designs, but also carefully explained the best techniques for how to do them. I highly recommend taking a class with her! The photo above is one her motifs she shared with us.
A little bit about the Artist: Gina has won several awards, such as IQA's "future of quilting" top award in 2008. She has been a guest on both "Linda's Long Arm Quilting" and Ricky Tims' & Alex Andersons' "The Quilt Show." In 2007, Gammill asked her to be their National spokesperson. She does gorgeous quilting and has made several award winning show quilts such as the one seen below. She lives in Payson, Arizona with her husband and three kids.
The best part of Gina's class was Gina. She was so laid back and fun to be with. I enjoyed interacting with her and thought that the way she handled the class was excellent. We learned so many skills, some of which were fairly advanced, without stressing!
Gina brought her award-winning quilt, Silken Defiance, for us to get an up close look at. When I asked her permission to post pictures of it she jokingly said: "Absolutely as long as you mention that I'm a super cool teacher with super cool techniques...LOL!" So let me just say...here's a super cool quilt by a super awesome teacher! To view a full shot of this quilt, go to Gina's website here.
I have been a professional long arm quilter for several years and am located in the greater Raleigh area in N.C. My customers have sent me their quilts from all over the state, Virginia, Pennsylvania and more recently Switzerland! I offer a wide range of quilting options to my customers from edge to edge all-over designs to custom quilting. I often design all new patterns for many of my custom jobs. This is why I love what I do - the creative possibilities are endless! Please email me if you would like to discuss having your quilt quilted. Also, please share with me any questions, comments or ideas you have!
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