Gina Perkes lives in Payson, Arizona, where she owns and operates her quilting studio, training facility, and Innova longarm dealership.
Gina learned to quilt in 1998 while expecting her second child. Wanting to make quilts for her children, she took a beginning class at the local quilt shop. Passion quickly ensued. She began entering national quilt shows to feed her competitive drive and improve her skills as an artist and quilt maker. She has received numerous international and national awards including IQA’s Future of the Industry and AQS’s Best Longarm Machine Workmanship. Her quilt, Nostalgia, now resides at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, as part of the permanent collection.
Gina is passionate about teaching others and developing patterns and tools for quilters. She has appeared on numerous quilting shows including: The Quilt Show, Quilt It, iquilt, Linda’s Longarm Quilters, Daily Crafts TV, and The Quilting School. She travels both nationally and internationally to guilds and conferences teaching her techniques on both domestic and longarm machines.
In 2014, Gina was inducted into the Arizona Quilter’s Hall of Fame.
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