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Darla's Studio
Darla established her love of needlework at a very early age while growing up in West Michigan. Her passion grew over the years while sewing everything from clothes for her grandchildren to custom draperies and design.

In the early 90's Darla moved with her husband to Canada and was introduced to the Gammill Quilting Machines.  It was love at first sight.  She bought her first model in 2003, a Classic non-stitch regulated machine, and has upgraded twice since then. She is now using two Statler Stitcher Optimum models.

Darla worked for the Canadian Gammill Dealer for four years and has since become an authorized Gammill National Sales Representative in the United States.  Darla is also a Certified Creative Studio Trainer and conducts classes in longarm and domestic quilting at her studio in Grand Haven, Michigan and at conferences throughout the country.

Darla is an experienced and active quilter, a member of Michigan’s Patchers at the Lakeshore (PALS) and Lighthouse Quilt Guilds, and has won several local and national quilting awards, including a National Quilting Association Award of Merit for Achievement in Quilting.

Darla’s Elegant Stitches quilting business is an extension of her desire to be creative and her love of all aspects of the quilting process.  

Customer testimonials

Darla is very good at answering my questions about quilting and taking her time educating me on what would look good on my quilt. * Pam

I just this evening had time to really examine my quilt....... you did a FANTASTIC JOB!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU * Cheryl 

I wanted to put in writing the acknowledgement of your Longarm quilting contribution to my quilt entitled “Circle of Curiosity”.Your work is most superior and anyone would be thrilled to have you add your skills to their quilt top. *Anne Armour