Gina Perkes is an international award-winning quilter and quilting educator. She spends much of her time in the classroom sharing tips and techniques with the most wonderful people in the world: quilters! Gina loves to work with other quilters, sharing her techniques and passion for quiltmaking. She is a national spokesperson for the Gammill Quilting Machine Company and has appeared in numerous publications. She is an iquilt.com instructor and author of books including Tips for Longarm Quilting and the soon-to-be-released The Guide to Grids, both published by AQS.
Gina, a lover of all things creative, has an innate need to beautify things and feels completely blessed to have been born an artoholic. Her life is filled with color, fun, ideas, texture, challenges, bling, threads, glitter, sugar, flour, and often chaos. Though she enjoys all sorts of creative outlets and mediums, her favorites are quilting and culinary arts. She travels all over this beautiful country sharing her techniques with others and hosting classes for all levels and ages at her shop, The Copper Needle. Quilters can find more about Gina at www.thecopperneedle.com.