Textile experiences rich in the French tradition abound in this tour. From visits to specialty shops to attendance at Quiilmania’s Pour l’Amour du Fil show, you are surrounded by vibrant fibers, quilts, fabric printing history, and French culture.The trip begins with a visit to Claude Monet’s amazing garden and home in Giverny, then, it’s on to a half-day walking tour with a local textile artist to discover textile shops that are hidden treasures. In Avignon, there is ample time to explore the captivating villages and towns of the beautiful region of Provence. There are outings to beloved markets and the opportunity to tour The Quilt House La Maison du Boutisuse, a quilt and costume museum in the charming village of Calvisson. As you journey to Albi and Bordeaux, a stop at at Vezac allows a visit to the impressive Marqueyssac Gardens.
The trip concludes at Quiltmania’s Pour l’Amour du Fil in Nantes, one of Europe’s most prestigious fiber events, with an impressive gallery of artwork and international vendors offering the latest wares.
The tour starts at 6.00pm on Monday April 10, at Pullman Paris Montparnasse, and finishes after breakfast on Wednesday, April 22, at Mercure Nantes Centre Grand Hotel..
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Kris Vierra has been sewing or quilting for over 20 years. She loves sharing her passion for quilting and all things related to fabric, believing that quilting should be fun and not stressful. Kris teaches at national shows and guilds across the country, and has won numerous national awards for her machine quilting skills over the years. Most recently, Kris won the Best Long Arm Quilting award at the 2018 AQS QuiltWeek Paducah and the 2016 AQS QuiltWeek events in Phoenix and Des Moines. She also took home the PFAFF Master Award for Machine Artistry at the 2015 International Quilt Festival Houston. Two of her quilts, Tiger, Tiger and Star of India, are part of the permanent collection at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah. She recently published her first book, Easy Machine English Paper Piecing.
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Pullman Paris Montparnasse (2 nights)
Mercure Pont d'Avignon Centre Hotel, Avignon (2 nights)
Hôtel Mercure Albi Bastides, Albi (1 night)
Bordeaux (1 night)
Mercure Nantes Centre, Nantes (3 nights)
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877 235 3767
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