Gina Parris-Perkes
Payson, AZ








112-W
Fantabulous Feathers
and Fills




122-W
Stencils and Rulers




226-T
Glorious Grids and Fills




304-F
Appliqué by Bobbin




406-S
Modern Love




422-S
How Do I Quilt This?
Gina Perkes is an internationally award-winning quilter. She has been quilting for nearly two decades and is featured in Gammills quilting ads and is proud to represent them as a national spokesperson.

She has appeared on several quilting shows. Gina loves working with other quilters sharing her techniques and helping them find inspiration and gain confidence.

She believes that quilting is therapeutic and strives to create a stress-free, fun learning environment for her students.



 

Gina's Classes at HMQS

Fantabulous Feathers and Fills

Wed. May 6, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | 112-W | $58.00

Level: Beginning, Demo/Lecture | Category: Longarm

Feathers are amazing and completely versatile! Discover how to design and quilt the perfect feather for the job. Gina will demonstrate how to place your own unique style on your feathers which will suit the style of your quilts! She will show you how to eliminate backtracking by incorporating stitching paths and filler designs. Come away with many new, unique filler designs and variations of commonly seen fillers.

Kit includes: Written materials to support class content.

Student supply list: Notebook, pen and pencil.
Stencils and Rulers

Wed. May 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | 122-W | $58.00 

Level: Beginning, Demo/Lecture | Category: Longarm

Join Gina Perkes as she demonstrates how to use some of her favorite tools, stencils & rulers. You will discover how to quickly mark your quilt tops with stencils then how to select stitching paths to cut back on backtracking. She will also show you some of the basic rulers she uses to outline applique curved shapes as well as straight lines.

Kit includes: Written materials to support class content.

Student supply list: Notebook, pen and pencil.
Glorious Grids and Fills

Thurs. May 7, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | 226-T | $58.00

Level: Beginning, Demo/Lecture | Category: Longarm

Join Gina Perkes as she demonstrates how she uses grids for both straight line quilting and as a guide for perfectly spaced free motion quilting. She will show you how to have success with straight line quilting and how to utilize fillers as a means to travel from one point to another without back tracking. In addition, you will learn how to have success with decorative threads and how to achieve perfect tension.

Kit includes: Written materials to support class content.

Student supply list: Notebook, pen and pencil.
Appliqué by Bobbin

Fri. May 8, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 304-F | $90.00

Level: Intermediate, Hands-On | Category: Appliqué

Gina will show students how she embellishes her appliqué with decorative yarns and fibers. Applied thru the bobbin, students will play with both decorative & straight stitches. Students will create a beautiful wall hanging using unique materials. Explore new techniques for machine appliqué and bobbin work!

Kit includes: Pattern and all fabrics and threads used to create the class project.

Student supply list: Basic sewing supplies, paper and fabric scissors.
Modern Love

Sat. May 9, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 406-S | $170.00

Level: Beginning, Hands-On | Category: Longarm

Modern quilts provide a fabulous canvas for showcasing gorgeous quilting designs! Discover new quilting designs which will enhance your modern quilt tops. You will learn the basics of ruler/grid work, new modern fill designs and more. You will also come away with trouble shooting information and tips for decorative thread success!

Kit includes: Fabric, batting, thread and workbook.

Student supply list: Erasable marking implement, notebook, pen/pencil and thread clipping scissors.
How Do I Quilt This?

Sat. May 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | 422-S | $28.00

Level: Beginning, Demo/Lecture | Category: Longarm

Gina will take you through the process of determining how to quilt a quilt through a power point presentation. Students will discover how to identify the style and purpose of their quilts or those of their customers, then how to create an appropriate quilting plan. Students will have the opportunity to email pictures to Gina ahead of time to be discussed in class.

Kit includes: Written materials to support class content.

Student supply list: Notebook, pen and pencil.