The Gallery at Rockhill welcomes Skilled Quiltist Rachel Derstine

Please join us for an Art Show Opening Reception at The Gallery at Rockhill, featuring Rachel Derstine!

Rachel Derstine is an award-winning fiber artist living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her works are featured in invitational and juried gallery shows and fine art/ craft shows throughout the country. Her work has been purchased and installed in institutions such as Epic Corporation in Madison, WI, and the Milton Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. She has done commissions of large works for Salford Mennonite Meetinghouse in Harleysville, PA, and for Souderton Homes in Souderton, PA.

Having grown up in Japan, this influence is evident in Rachel’s style and use of kimonos, silks, ikats, hand dyed and batik fabrics. Her recent move to center city Philadelphia has also influenced her to create her architecture series of local buildings and scenes along the Schuylkill River.

Rachel includes traditional techniques of quilting as well as her own contemporary methods. She does all her piecing, applique and couching on a domestic sewing machine and her quilting on a long arm quilting machine.

An Opening Reception for this sure-to-be stunning exhibition of art will be held on Saturday, March 9th, from 1-3 p.m. Light fare will be provided. This show will be on view from March 8th through May 6th, 2024. The Art Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is handicap accessible.



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Kim Bydlon

Kim is the Marketing & Communications Manager for Grace Inspired Living. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from West Chester University of PA and works part-time as a Sales Consultant for a bridal boutique. Kim spends her free time with family, traveling and performing as a professional vocalist. Her well-rounded experience includes Marketing, Events, Public Relations, Project Management, Web Design and Community Outreach throughout industries such as Executive Search, Dining Services, Healthcare Publishing, Artists Management and Local Government. Kim is thrilled to be a part of the Marketing & Sales Team at Grace since mid-2023.

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