Meet the Tour Organizers and Leaders

Jeanne Mills

Bonnie Bennett

Since 1995, Jeanne Mills has been organizing and leading annual art and textile tours, visiting places that quilters, textile buffs, inveterate travelers and those looking for inspiration, will enjoy. Jeanne is an experienced European traveler, who has spent many years living and traveling in France. She is co-founder and past president of the Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild and works part time at Back Porch Fabrics quilt shop in Pacific Grove, California.

Bonnie Bennet, Jeanne's daughter, spent a few years of her early childhood growing up in France, attending locall French schools. We have traveled together often, a few times as my tour assistant and several times with one or more of the three grandchildren. Now that Bonnie has retired from her 38 years at the Manteca School District, she is available eto travel with the group.

In spite of our love of France, in 2018 we are excited by our plans to visit England. Jeanne Mills Tours is not affiliated with any tour group. We have been counseled by Marc Kavanagh of Journeys Connect, will provide our coach and lodging.

Our objective is to provide travelers with opportunities to discover and take home creative ideas for their future artistic endeavors. We have planned the the itinerary to include textile, visits as well as gardens, where one can enjoy not only the fegetation, but also the fall color and garden ornamentation. We believe these visits will interest all travelers.

We reserve the right to make changes in the daily activities according to the needs and energy level of the group, the weather, and new museum exhibits, ideas, suggestions and information coming to our attention.