Nov 16, 2014

American Influence on Japanese Quilts: An Investigation

Last night marked the culmination of a five-year journey to complete a Master of Liberal Studies at Rice University. I presented my final capstone paper (thesis) to my faculty advisors at Rice, as well as fellow students, family and friends.

Teresa Duryea Wong presents
"American Influence on Japanese Quilts: An Investigation"
for a Master of Liberal Studies degree
at Rice University.
My capstone is titled: "American Influence on Japanese Quilts: An Investigation."

This material is an academic analysis of the story that will be published in my new book: Japanese Contemporary Quilts and Quilters: The Story of an American Import.  My book is due out in the Spring of 2015 and is being published by Schiffer Publishing. See more here.

Naturally, I'm thrilled to have completed my Master's degree. There were a lot of late night classes, tons of weekend studying, countless term papers and final exams. But in the end - it was an incredibly rewarding journey.

My part of the program is now complete and Rice will officially confer my degree in December 2014.

Next step is publication of the book. I am endlessly excited.