Still celebrating my 60th year, my husband and I visited Paris for our very first time!
It's a stunningly beautiful city, as you all know.
The best part for me was visiting quilt-maker friends whom I've met through this blog!
Our first full day there, Willemke invited us to her apartment to see her quilts. Wow!
The apartment itself was an inspiration. In just 500 square feet, Willemke and her husband have lived for 45 years and raised their two girls. She created "shabby chic" long before it was popular.
The show started with a stack of dolly quilts, each one exquisite. Here are a few.
Then she moved on to her quilt tops. With limited storage space, she can store many tops, but not so many quilts. Ready for an incredible show? OK!
This one really stole my heart. It's all linen plaids!
This one was featured in Quiltmania magazine recently.
There were many more, but I was too busy admiring to take photos of everything.
The next day, we met with Christine, who was raised in Paris, but now lives in Greece.
She happened to be visiting Paris just a few days while we were there. What luck!
Willemke showed us one of her latest creations.
Christine toured us through some of the shopping "passages" and invited us to her sister's apartment for champagne and caviar. Ooh la la!
I feel so fortunate to have met these lovely women. They made my trip so very special.
I'll be back with more from Paris and a special jaunt to Toulouse to see my dear friend, Katell.
A bientôt! See you soon!