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 presently quilts with a HQ Infinity® with Pro-Stitcher®, a HQ Forte® with Pro-Stitcher® and a HQ Capri®. She enjoys using the Pro-Stitcher and free-motion quilting. She comes from a long line of teachers and teaches machine quilting on both longarm and domestic machines.
Gina quilts for friends and of course, class samples. She most enjoys making quilts of comfort for local charities and gifts for family and friends.
Gina currently belongs to two quilt guilds in Southern California where she lives with her husband. She has two grown children and one beautiful grand baby, which, of course, are what she is most proud of! She is excited to be part of the wonderful Handi Quilter team and to share her passion for quilting and educating others.