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Gina Perkes

Appliquilting on your Longarm Machine - WF-39

Gina Perkes

Fri. June 22, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Level: Beginning, Hands-on
Category: Longarm Machine Quilting

This fun and creative class combine two great techniques: quilting and appliqué into one! The appliqué is stitched free motion and serves as the quilting stitch as well. This is the ultimate in multi-tasking! Discover how to create many different and unique appliqué stitches free motion. You will explore both raw edge techniques and turned edge invisible appliqué. A variety of free motion background quilting designs will also be explored with information on selecting appropriate designs and choosing the right quilting paths! You will have fun creating a quick table runner in class while learning the appliquilting technique along with great designs to compliment any appliqué quilt!

Kit/handout Fee: $25 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: All materials to make the class project.

Student supply list: notebook/sketchpad/pencil, light-colored marking pencil for quilting (such as Bohin or Sewline), thread snips.

This class is a hands-on, stand-up longarm class. Two students per machine head. The skills taught in this class can be used on any longarm where the machine moves attached to a stationary frame.
Innova Longarm Quilting Machines sponsored by Sew So Shop



Edge to Edge Designs with your Longarm Machine - WS-53

Gina Perkes

Sat. June 23, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Level: Beginning, Hands-on
Category: Longarm Machine Quilting

Discover how to quilt amazing edge to edge designs while working from the front of the machine. You will come away with many new designs that you can use in your quilting whether as a business or for personal quilts. Gina will show you how to select the right style of designs for your quilt and how to achieve balance with the scale of your designs. This class is filled with creativity and technique!

Kit/handout Fee: $20 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Material, batting, thread, handout.

Student supply list: notebook/sketchpad/pencil, light-colored marking pencil for quilting (such as Bohin or Sewline), thread snips.

This class is a hands-on, stand-up longarm class. Two students per machine head. The skills taught in this class can be used on any longarm where the machine moves attached to a stationary frame.
Innova Longarm Quilting Machines sponsored by Sew So Shop


   $65.00 
Quantity Available:  0


If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please e-mail opalfrw@gmail.com with the class number, your name, address and phone number. Than

How Do I Quilt This - WT-27

Gina Perkes

Thur. June 21, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Level: Beginning, Hands-on
Category: Longarm Machine Quilting

Do you ever wonder how to decide on a quilting path? Gina will share with you her methods for determining the right design choice for quilting individual pieces. You will discover how to implement specific steps when looking at your quilts so that the design process becomes simpler. She will show you how to apply designs to highlight the quilt top and much more.

Kit/handout Fee: $20 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Material, batting, thread, handout.

Student supply list: Notebook/sketchpad/pencil, light-colored marking pencil for quilting (such as Bohin or Sewline), thread snips.

This class is a hands-on, stand-up longarm class. Two students per machine head. The skills taught in this class can be used on any longarm where the machine moves attached to a stationary frame.
Innova Longarm Quilting Machines sponsored by Sew So Shop


   $85.00 
Quantity Available:  0


If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please e-mail opalfrw@gmail.com with the class number, your name, address and phone number. Than

Quiltside Tools - WT-21

Gina Perkes

Thur. June 21, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Beginning, Hands-on
Category: Longarm Machine Quilting

Join Gina Perkes as she shares with you her favorite quilting tools. You will discover how to use stencils to quickly mark designs onto your quilting space, then how to plan stitching paths to reduce or eliminate backtracking by adding secondary designs in your quilting. You will also learn new techniques for using a variety of ruler styles. Discover how to outline applique shapes with precision using specialty guides. You will learn a variety of methods for marking designs onto your quilt top with no fear! Two students per machine.

Kit/handout Fee: $20 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Material, batting, thread, handout.

Student supply list: notebook/sketchpad/pencil, light-colored marking pencil for quilting (such as Bohin or Sewline), thread snips.

This class is a hands-on, stand-up longarm class. Two students per machine head. The skills taught in this class can be used on any longarm where the machine moves attached to a stationary frame.
Innova Longarm Quilting Machines sponsored by Sew So Shop



Ruler Work on a Domestic Machine - WS-49

Gina Perkes

Sat. June 23, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Level: Beginning & Advanced, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

Discover the excitement of using rulers to quilt on your domestic machine. Gina will show you how to set up your machine to begin using this amazing technique. You will discover the proper fundamentals for using rulers to quilt amazing designs and how to incorporate them into your own quilts!

Kit/handout Fee:None


Student supply list: Click to view/print (PDF)

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.


   $55.00 
Quantity Available:  0


If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please e-mail opalfrw@gmail.com with the class number, your name, address and phone number. Than

The Fundamentals of Free Motion Quilting - WW-12

Gina Perkes

Wed. June 20, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Level: Beginning, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

This class will take the beginning machine quilter to a new level! Students will gain confidence in free motion quilting and begin learning how to use rulers for straight lines. Gina will introduce students to a wide variety of exercises which will train them to successfully execute many different designs while relaxing and having fun! Also discussed in class will be: machine set up, trouble shooting, tension, threads, and tools of the trade.

Kit/handout Fee: None

Student supply list: Click to view/print (PDF)

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.



The Fundamentals of Longarm Quilting - WW-19

Gina Perkes

Wed. June 20, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Level: Beginning, Hands-on
Category: Longarm Machine Quilting

Confidence is the key to success in longarm quilting and the best way to gain confidence is through learning. Gina Perkes will help you discover the proper steps to take and share many tips as you embark on your new and exciting journey. You will learn freehand exercises which will train you to become fluid in your free motion quilting and how to mirror image & execute shapes with ease. You will learn to love working at the front of the machine and the many benefits of doing so. In addition to learning to quilt simple yet beautiful designs, you will come away with the basic knowledge of machine set-up, trouble shooting, thread and tension tips, and much more! This is a great class for beginners and is taught in a positive and stress-free environment. Two students per machine.

Kit/handout Fee: $20 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Material, batting, thread, handout.

Student supply list: notebook/sketchpad/pencil, light-colored marking pencil for quilting (such as Bohin or Sewline), thread snips.

This class is a hands-on, stand-up longarm class. Two students per machine head. The skills taught in this class can be used on any longarm where the machine moves attached to a stationary frame.
Innova Longarm Quilting Machines sponsored by Sew So Shop



The Fundamentals of Free Motion Quilting - WF-37

Gina Perkes

Fri. June 22, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Beginning, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

This class will take the beginning machine quilter to a new level! Students will gain confidence in free motion quilting and begin learning how to use rulers for straight lines. Gina will introduce students to a wide variety of exercises which will train them to successfully execute many different designs while relaxing and having fun! Also discussed in class will be: machine set up, trouble shooting, tension, threads, and tools of the trade.

Kit/handout Fee: None

Student supply list: Click to view/print (PDF)

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.





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