Teresa Duryea Wong, author of two books on Japanese quilts and textiles, will be the featured speaker at the August 18 guild meeting. Teresa promises a lively and fun lecture that will appeal to quilters of all types. Her presentation covers the fascinating history of Japan’s cotton & indigo – two epic plants that changed the world. She’ll also talk about Japanese quilts made with very old & very new textiles and share the stories behind traditional folk textiles such as boro & sashiko.
While researching her new book, Teresa was granted exclusive tours inside Japan’s esteemed textile printing mills, and she’ll explain why some of the finest quilting cotton in the world is being printed in Japan.
Teresa will debut her new book “Cotton & Indigo from Japan” to autograph and sell. The book is a beautiful hard cover book filled with 300 images and gorgeous quilts.
She’ll also be bringing a variety of Japanese quilting cotton fabric to sell, so you won’t want to miss this special shopping opportunity.
Teresa holds a Master in Liberal Studies from Rice University and in 2014 was named the 'Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Scholar' by the Texas Quilt Museum and the Bybee Foundation. She actively creates astounding quilts and has been a quiltmaker for 20 years.
Her first book, “Japanese Contemporary Quilts & Quilters,” was released in 2015.