One of the fun things about blogging and the internet is meeting up with wonderful artists whose work you admire. Just before leaving on our trip I received an email from Will, an incredible quilt maker and blogger- http://willsquiltsinparis.blogspot.com called "not so zen-quilts in Paris".
She said give me a call when you are in Paris. We did and Will graciously gave us a tour of Montmartre where she lives. This is where the fabric stores are located as well as lots of fun little shops that we had never heard of. We all found some fabric to take home, had a delicious lunch at her favorite spot and were treated to a special showing of her amazing quilts while sipping tea she prepared for us.
This was one of our very favorite shops. Handmade little things and great fabric....we all found things to bring home.
Another fun place that Will directed us to with all sorts of cool stuff from vintage dolls, buttons, eyeballs and jewelry. Called " Tombees Du Camion" - a bit like our Art from Scrap, but better!
Will shared many of her handmade quilts with us. Many have appeared in a magazine called Quilt Mania, all beautifully hand quilted!
Susan and Colleen admiring her lovely work.
Fun fabric choices, many vintage fabrics she has collected become a part of her quilts.
Had to show you this amazing piece of beadwork. Will found this at a thrift store.
Heading on our way to the metro live music was playing in the town square as we passed by. A lovely way to spend our last day in Paris before we took the bullet train on down to our workshop at
Les Soeurs Anglaises.