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 pages
ISBN13: 9780764357411 | Binding: Hard Cover
Magic & Memories: 45 Years of International Quilt Festival
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Teresa Duryea Wong is a lifelong writer and communicator. She began her career as a journalist, and later published a fine arts magazine. For two decades, she worked in public affairs and eventually became Vice President of Communications for a large corporation. She currently writes, quilts, and blogs about quilts. Teresa holds a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Rice University and was recently named the Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Foundation Scholar by the Bybee Foundation and the Texas Quilt Museum.