Teresa Duryea Wong is a lifelong writer and communicator. She began her career as a journalist, and spent several years as the publisher of a fine art magazine. For two decades, she worked in corporate public affairs and eventually became Vice President of Communications for a large corporation.
She is the author of two books on Japanese quilts and textiles: Japanese Contemporary Quilts and Quilters: The Story of an American Import (2015), and Cotton and Indigo from Japan (2017). She travels to Japan often to research and write, and travels the U.S. to lecture.
In 2014, Teresa earned a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Rice University, where she authored her final capstone (thesis) on the history of Japanese quilts. In recognition of this academic research, she was named the ‘Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Foundation Scholar’ by the Bybee Foundation and the Texas Quilt Museum.
Teresa has been a quiltmaker for 20 years and she is also a handbag designer and makes handcrafted leather bags and clothing for her own label, mariejay.
More info on her website: teresaduryeawong.com