Since 1995 Jeanne Mills has organized a quilting tour in France. Each year she adds different elements to explore and to be inspired by. This year Jeanne asked me to speak to her group.
We met at a restaurant close to my home. Thierry, Alan and Remy prepared a wonderful sit down luncheon, I brought piles of French antique textiles to admire and talk about. I plunked a pile on each table as a makeshift table top.
The bus arrived with the happiest group of women, instantly I wanted to be on the bus touring with them. Many of them are repeated travelers with Jeanne.
Between courses Jeanne asked me to weave my tales about living in France, and the brocante. The antique textiles gathered on each of the tables gave me plenty of props to show and talk about.
If I am asked to speak again next year I would set up a brocante because many of the women on the tour wanted to buy the antique textiles I had brought.
Have you ever gone with a tour goup?
Jeanne Mills tour last two weeks, their final destination is Paris.
Each pile on the tables was of a different shade and or era.
I took a seventeen hundred quilt, handmade lace, hemp, spools of linen, a Provencal doll...