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The Next Westside Quilters' Quarterly Meeting

May 4, 2024

10:00am -12:00pm
Social Hour 9:30

in Person and Over Zoom

A Zoom link will be sent to all members a day or two before the meeting.

Our Featured Speaker

Rachel Derstine

“"Bringing Architecture to Life" ”


A PowerPoint lecture featuring Rachel's architecture quilts. Her recent move to Philadelphia has inspired a new series of quilts featuring favorite buildings and vistas.  She includes the techniques used to create these quilts in the lecture. 


From Rachel:

"I am an art quilter living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  My works have been featured in invitational and juried gallery shows and fine art/craft shows throughout the country.  My work has been purchased and installed in institutions such as Epic Corporation in Madison, WI, and the Milton Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA.  I have done commissioned works for Salford Mennonite Meetinghouse in Harleysville, PA, Souderton Mennonite Homes in Souderton, PA, Garden Spot Village in New Holland, PA, and Penn Foundation in Sellersville, PA. 
Originally coming from a music background with degrees in piano performance, I have had a long music teaching career.  My quilting has only become the focus of my work in the last 12 years.
Having spent my first 15 years in Japan as a child of missionaries, my work is greatly influenced by my childhood surroundings.  
I primarily use hand dyed or painted cottons, silks and nonwovens but also have a love of Asian fabrics and kimono silks, incorporating these ancient traditional fabrics into my compositions. Use of sheers, couching and fabric paints give a sense of depth and texture. Slightly curving lines portray gracefulness and circles are often present representing wholeness and creativity."