Teresa Duryea Wong Joins IQM Advisory Board

Teresa Duryea Wong Joins IQM Advisory Board

September 9, 2021

The International Quilt Museum is pleased to announce that author, quilter and veteran public speaker, Teresa Duryea Wong of Houston, Texas, will be joining its International Advisory Board.

“Teresa’s expertise and vast experiences in quilting, journalism, and public speaking make her a natural fit for our board. Teresa always has terrific ideas and has been a wonderful ambassador for the International Quilt Museum over the years,” said Leslie Levy, Ardis and Robert James Executive Director. 

Teresa Duryea Wong is a lifelong writer and communicator. She holds a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Rice University and in recognition of her academic research, was named the ‘Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Foundation Scholar’ by the Bybee Foundation and the Texas Quilt Museum. Teresa began her career as a television journalist and spent several years as the publisher of a fine art magazine. For two decades, she worked in public affairs and became Vice President of Communications for a large corporation.  In addition to being an accomplished quilter and author of four quilt-history books, Duryea Wong frequently lectures to quilt guilds across the U.S. and Canada.

Public service is also a core value for Duryea Wong.  A former Texas Representative for Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA), she is currently a volunteer for the Social Justice Sewing Academy.  During her corporate years, Duryea Wong served on many boards: Girls Scouts of San Jacinto Council; The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra; YMCA of Greater Houston Camping Services, as well as being a former volunteer for United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, and Junior Achievement.

The museum has asked Duryea Wong to serve a three-year term on its board. Among their responsibilities, IQM board members serve as advocates and provide suggestions and guidance to help the museum best achieve its mission and goals.