Welcome to our Studio
My name is Suzan deSerres and I am a longarm quilter and co-owner of Singing Stitches Quilting Studio. My husband, Mark, and I spend our days finishing our clients' quilt tops. We have a quilting studio dedicated specifically to the art and science of longarm quilting!
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Singing Stitches Longarm Quilting Studio is a professional longarm quilt finishing business located in rural Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We are open by appointment only. Our quilting studio is home to two Gammill Classic Plus longarm machines with the Intelliquilter computerized quilting system. We use computerized quilting techniques to give your quilt a personal and unique look. The machine's frame is twelve feet wide, which makes it possible for us to quilt anything from a small wall hanging up to a quilt measuring 112" wide, and any length. We offer edge to edge quilting, border to border quilting (with edge to edge or simple block designs in the center of the quilt plus a separate border design), and quilt basting for those who want to hand-quilt or quilt on a domestic machine. We carry Quilters Dream batting and can also provide muslin backings. We work with a provider that can bind your quilt for you too!
"I see quilting as a marriage of beauty and function - a visually and texturally pleasing work of art. I love to quilt because if offers me a creative outlet, it calms me, and it provides me with great satisfaction."
Suzan has been longarm quilting since 2008. Since becoming a longarm quilter she has won several awards in local quilt shows, a "Teacher's Award" ribbon from Pam Clarke at MQX East, "Best Longarm Quilting" twice from the Carolina Longarm Association, "Best Longarm Quilting" at the Gate City Quilt Guild, "Best Longarm Quilting" at the Vintage View Quilt Show, "Best Longarm Quilting" at the Durham Orange Quilt Guild, "Best Machine Quilting" at the Cobblestone Quilt Show in South Carolina, and the "Capital Quilters Award of Excellence in Machine Quilting" at the NC State Fair in both 2015 and 2016.
Suzan is now working exclusively on edge-to-edge and border-to-border quilting, thus allowing time for pursuing her own quilting projects and for spending time with her four grandchildren. She is a long-time member of the Durham-Orange Quilter's Guild.
Mark has been quilting since 2012. He won his first ribbon at the Vintage View Quilt Show in Raleigh in March 2014. Mark has also won "Best Machine Quilting" at SVQA Harvest Quilt and Fiber Art Show in California and several ribbons for duet quilts in local quilt shows. Mark works exclusively on edge-to-edge quilting and basting and has quilted thousands of quilts over the past few years. He is a member of the Durham Orange Quilter's Guild.
Why the Name Singing Stitches?
I've been asked many times if I sing, what I sing, etc. Remember the song "Wild Thing", recorded by The Troggs in the 60's? Well, it's more like that - quilting makes my heart sing! And now - my Intelliquilter sings too!