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Magic & Memories: 45 Years of International Quilt Festival

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Magic & Memories: 45 Years of International Quilt Festival

Teresa Duryea Wong

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Once a year, tens of thousands undergo a pilgrimage to Houston, Texas, for the International Quilt Festival—an enormous confluence of exhibitions, shopping, competitions, educational opportunities, and, most importantly, a gathering of kindred spirits like no other. Standing behind this magical show are two of the most influential trailblazers and business leaders in the quilting industry. Karey Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes are cousins who were raised as sisters, and their shared history is a colorful story of five generations of quilters. Through numerous interviews, Teresa Duryea Wong shares a mosaic of memories and histories not only from Karey and Nancy, but from an array of quilters and Festival-goers. With nearly 200 photos spanning more than half a century, Magic & Memories celebrates the resilience and passion of all who love quilts—young and old, beginner and expert, traditional and contemporary—and the history they make.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 185 color and b/w images | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764357411 | Binding: hard cover

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Teresa Duryea Wong is the author of Japanese Contemporary Quilts and Quilters: The Story of an American Import and Cotton & Indigo from Japan. Her travels regularly take her to Japan and throughout the US to research, write, and lecture. When she’s not traveling, writing, or walking the dog, Teresa makes quilts.