2009 Faculty

Gina Perkes, Payson, AZ
Gina does not have a web site.

Gina is an award winning long arm quilter. She will be teaching two all day classes, Block Designs and Gridwork and Creating Beautiful Quilting Designs. The two half day classes will be Wonderful World of Wearables and Longarm Appliqué.

More about Gina
Carolyn: How many years have you been quilting?
Gina: I have been quilting for ten years.

Carolyn: Do you have any other hobbies besides quilting?
Gina: There is no shortage of hobbies in my life. I enjoy photography, scrapbooking, cake decorating, wearable art, costume making…I guess the pattern here is “creativity”!

Carolyn: What motivated you to start quilting?
Gina: I was pregnant with my second child at the time and wanted to make quilts for my daughter’s bed and for the new baby.

Carolyn: Where have you traveled in your quilting teaching career?
Gina: Since I have three young children at home I have stuck to teaching nearby so that I don’t have to take too much time away from family. I live in Arizona so I mainly teach in AZ or California.

Carolyn: Does anyone else in your family quilt?
Gina: Yes, my mother and my grandmother both enjoy quilting on a regular basis. My grandma has always enjoyed sewing she sewed beautiful garments for years, she taught me to sew clothing when I was twelve. Then I introduced her and my mother to quilting.

Carolyn: What is your birth order? – only child, first, second, third, or ??
Gina: I am an only child.

Carolyn: Where did you grow up?
Gina: I grew up in Lancaster, California

Carolyn: Do you have children – grandchildren?
Gina: I have three children ages:13, 9, and 7- One girl and two little boys…the loves of my life!

Carolyn: Do you have any pets?
Gina: We have two smash-nosed dogs: Roscoe- a french bulldog and Tucker- a Boston Terrier, we also have an African Grey parrot who has yet to be named so we just call him “Birdie” for now.

Carolyn: What is your favorite food?
Gina: I am not picky about food whatsoever, I thoroughly enjoy all types of cuisine- Italian and Mexican I would have to say are at the top of my list!

Carolyn: What would be on your “bucket list” (like the movie) if you could do anything and money was no object.?
Gina: I am a fairly simple person in terms of what makes me happy, my life is very full- so I guess if I knew that my life was nearing its end I would just want to spend as much time with my family as I could, traveling with them to neat places…The Carribean perhaps…anywhere tropical!!

And a big thank you to Gina Halladay for allowing us to refer you to her website for more information about Gina Perkes.

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  1. Gina (the other Gina) Halladay

    Gotta love a Gina! Yup, people get me and Gina Perkes mixed up all the time–can you imagine that? I love her energy and “got for it” attitude. She’s a young thing doing her thing and winning amazing long arm quilting awards along the way!
    Gina QuiltersBuzz.com and Cranberry Quiltworks.

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