Giny's professional career was in interior design, space planning and construction management. She always was fascinated with the color and texture of materials, hard surfaces such as wood and tile, as well as soft surfaces of textiles, fiber and fabric. Over the years she has worked with various kinds of mediums: garment and costume sewing, yarns and knitting, basket twining, embroideries, rugs, pillows, tapestries, beads, and making paper.
Giny started quilting about 15 years ago, making a baby quilt for a co-worker, and then taking some traditional quilting classes at a local quilt store. A year or so later while visiting in San Diego, she saw her first quilt show - "Visions". That show totally transformed her concept of quilting and fueled her focus!
Everything changed after Giny joined the East Bay Heritage Quilters guild. She was exposed to not only to multiple speakers with workshops showcasing various techniques and methods of creating art, but also a new world of making quilting friends. In 2004, Giny had the opportunity to apprentice to a hand dyer, Carlene Raper, having a wonderful time learning to create her own fabrics. The jury is still out as to whether Giny has more fun dye painting fabric, threads and yarns or using them to create her art. She also enjoys working with clients to fabricate quilts and wall hangings incorporating their ideas in fabric.
In 2000, Giny started entering shows, and each year since she participated in multiple venues. Her quilts have shown at the following events:
Houston International Quilt Show - 2006
Pacific International Quilt Shows - 2005 thru 2009
EBHQ-Voices in Cloth - 2000 thru 2008
Denver National Quit Festival - 2007
Journal Quilt Projects - 2004 thru 2007
On-line Journal Quilt Show "Braving the Elements" - 2008
In 2008 she was juried into a mixed media show at the Bedford Gallery "Local Voice". In addition, her work has been published in "Creative Quilting, the Journal Quilt Project", and "Confetti Quilts", and "Cotton Candy Quits" by Mary Mashuta.
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