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Meet your Texas Region Representatives

Teresa Duryea Wong

I am a lifelong writer and communicator. My first professional job was in journalism. Later, I was the publisher for a fine art magazine. For two decades, I worked in public affairs in the oil and gas industry, and eventually became Vice President of Communications for a large corporation. I left the full-time corporate world behind in 2013 to quilt, write and do part-time consulting. As a consultant, I teach oil and gas execs how to speak to the media and manage their communications during a crisis.

My first book Japanese Contemporary Quilts and Quilters was released in 2015 and I am researching and writing two more books. I also make quilts and blog about quilts at

In 2014, I earned a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Rice University and was named the ‘Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Foundation Scholar’ by the Bybee Foundation and the Texas Quilt Museum for my research on Japanese quilts.
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Kim Buchmann
Central Texas

Following in my Mother’s and Grandmother’s footsteps, I have been creating things with fabric, stitches, paint, beads, baubles and anything else I could get my hands on my entire life.  Although I’ve been sewing since I was middle-school aged, I did not begin quilting until 2004 and it didn’t become my main creative outlet until 2010.  

I have a significant business background, specifically in the accounting and financial services arena, but after leaving the corporate world in 2010 I have realized I'm truly an artist at heart.  My mother and I are the owners of Quilting Adventures which hosts quiltmaking and fiber art retreats in Central Texas.

My other great loves in life are cooking, attending live performances of my favorite musicians, reading, and exploring the Texas Hill Country.  I live in the Gruene Historic District of New Braunfels with my husband, Kurt, and our Boxer fur babies, Victor & Valerie.

Ode to Mom's Scrapbag
by Kim Buchmann
18' x 20"

Deborah Bright
North Texas

I started as a traditional quilter when my mom took me to a Block of the Month club. Since then, I've added art dolls, modern quilting and art quilts. My favorite technique is manipulating fabric with heat. I am obsessed with leaves and trees and use them in a lot of my work. I also like to layer fabrics to give dimension to my work.

African Drums
by Deborah Bright
12 x 12

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