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GENERAL MEETING: "Sewing & Survival: Native American Quilts from 1880 - 2022" with Teresa Duryea Wong (ZOOM)

  • January 21, 2025
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom



Teresa Duryea Wong

This presentation covers a tumultuous period in Native American culture beginning in 1880, when Native lands were taken away, buffalo herds were decimated, forced relocations were happening, and education systems changed dramatically.  Indigenous Americans learned to adapt over the next few decades.  Western missionary women introduced quiltmaking to the community, and Native American women, with their adept needle skills, learned to make quilts that reflected their own cultural heritage.

Learn how the transition from sewing buffalo hides to quilting evolved and see examples of beautiful quilts made in this period.

More About Teresa

Teresa loves to write, and has been at it her entire life.  She has worked as a TV news camera woman, freelance journalist, publisher of a fine-art magazine, and 20 years working for a corporation.  In 2013, she struck out on her own again to follow her passion.  She is a staff and contributing writer for numerous quilt magazines, has published five quilt history/textile books, and presents lectures to guilds throughout the US and Canada.

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