Jun 26, 2017

coming to a quilt guild near you!

Once I sent my new book off to the publisher (a year and something ago)... there is a lot of "down time" while the publisher does their thing. The book will be released next month!

But while I was waiting, I went straight to work planning my second book tour.

Many of the quilt guilds plan their programs one or two years in advance... so I'm fortunate to have many presentations already booked - starting in August and going through June of 2018.

I'm excited to be a part of QuiltCon in 2018! I'm also presenting a lecture at the Houston International Quilt Festival on Oct. 31. (Tickets are available at the door - no need to register for Festival).

In August I will be in Fort Worth. In September, I'll be back in Japan for a book launch and artist reception.

In October my husband and I will drive to the beautiful town of Taos, New Mexico. November we'll head to New York!!! Then two trips to California next year.... and many wonderful Texas towns in between.

Can't wait to share my research on Japanese cotton and indigo... and beautiful quilts I encountered!

Coming soon to a town near you!

2017-18 Book Tour schedule

Jun 5, 2017

finished: 'i heart dogs with glasses' (an imrov quilt)

Teresa Duryea Wong. 2017. "I Heart Dogs with Glasses" Cotton fabric and Japanese print, improv piecing, machine quilted. 60 x 65 inches.
Its finished!My improv quilt made with dog with glasses - fabric from Japan.

I saw this fabric last year at the Houston International Quilt Festival and bought a bunch of it in different colorways. If you gonna' go for 'dogs with glasses' fabric you need the whole collection, right?

Each dog and each block is cut improv - no rules and no plan, really. I love the freedom of piecing this way. I machine quilted it in black (used almost an entire spool of Aurifil! - and if you know how big one Aurifil spool is, then you know how amazing that is!)

Each time I picked up one of these silly dogs to sew it or iron it, they made me smile. It was a very amusing project.... totally fun... no serious thoughts or worries.

The world can go its own way! I made a quilt with dogs wearing glasses.