This class is for everyone – whether you’ve never quilted and want to learn, or if you already quilt.
You will learn how to prepare the quilt top, resize and apply designs, select batting and backings,
baste, and all about threads, needles and tension. Bring a finished top, if desired, to discuss ideas
and approaches to finishing your quilt.
• How to prepare the quilt top and backing for quilting • Threads, needles and tension
• How to select, resize, audition and apply quilt designs • Batting and basting basics
• Stitch-in-the-ditch and meander quilting
Gina started sewing at age 12 when her Grandmother gave her a sewing machine. It was love at first stitch and she has been sewing ever since. Her love of quilting was born in 1985 when she bought her first hand-quilted Amish quilt in Lancaster PA. Soon after, she joined a quilt guild, learned to quilt and began teaching others!
Having purchased her first longarm quilting machine in 2003, Gina has years of experience on a variety of different brands and sizes of machines; but
Handi Quilter is her favorite. She has over twenty million stitches to show for it! She presently quilts with an HQ Infinity® with Pro-Stitcher®. She comes from a long line of teachers and teaches machine quilting on both longarm and domestic machines.
Gina has had quilts entered at Road to California, has received blue ribbons at county fairs and has been honored to be the featured quilter for one of her guild’s shows. She most enjoys making quilts of comfort for charities and gifts for family and friends.
Gina currently belongs to three quilt guilds in Southern California where she lives with her husband. She has two grown children, which, of course, are
her proudest achievements! She is excited to be part of the wonderful
Handi Quilter team and to share her passion of quilting and educating others.