Middletown, NJ – Rebecca’s Reel Quilters Guild has established a new Fiber Arts Group that meets weekly at Poricy Park.

The Annex at Poricy Park Conservancy, always a beehive of activity, has added a Fiber Arts Group to its busy schedule, created by local fiber artists, Mary Ann Russo and Debby Slavitt, members of Rebecca’s Reel Quilters Guild.

The new Fiber Arts Group is looking for creative individuals to come out and “play” in the world of non-traditional fiber arts techniques and creations.  In a fun, relaxed atmosphere of co-learning, the group uses techniques such as fabric, painting, dyeing, silk screen printing, and stamping on fabrics to incorporate in art quilts and other work, which is Mary Ann’s focus.  Debby is particularly involved in embellishments like beading and stitchery, mixed media, non-traditional materials, and clothing and doll construction.

The Fiber Arts  Group, is a “Small Group” within Rebecca’s Reel Quilters Guild (RRQ), meets every Tuesday  from  3:00-6:00 PM.  Members work independently and also present monthly (or spur of the moment) demonstrations and mini-workshops. Mary Ann and Debby – as well as other group members – will be available for advice as everyone has a lot to share and brainstorm.

This new group is another reason to become a member of Poricy Park Conservancy! Membership in RRQ is free with paid membership in the Park. Curious? Try something new and expand your creative expression and learn about the wonderful resources of Poricy Park at the same time.


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Rebecca’s Reel Quilters Guild will present its 2010 quilt show, “Visions and Dreams,” on May 14 and May 15 in the Poricy Park Conservancy, 345 Oak Hill Road, Middletown, NJ.  There will be a professionally judged display of over 150 traditional and contemporary quilts, a raffle quilt, door prizes, refreshments and vendors.   Admission to the Quilt Show is $5 for adults; children under 8 years of age are admitted free.  For more information call Maryann (732) 842-5253 or visit www.rebeccasreel.org.

Poricy Park Conservancy is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization located in Middletown Township. With exceptional ecological resources, the 250 acre historical and nature site makes it one of the largest nature preserves in Monmouth County. The Park offers recreational activities such as magnificent wooded hiking trails, bird watching, pristine pond settings, fishing, and a one-of-a-kind 70 million year-old Cretaceous fossil bed. For more information please visit www.PoricyPark.org, or call 732-842-5966.

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