Meet the Tour Organizers and Leaders

Jeanne Mills

Suzanne Cox

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.

Suzanne Cox, is a quilter, inveterate traveler and travel agent, and, since its founding over 30 years ago, a partner in Empty Spools Quilting Seminars. During five sessions each spring, Empty Spools Seminars brings nationally and internationally- known quilt teachers to Pacific Grove's Asilomar Conference Grounds.

In spite of our love of France, in 2016 we are excited by our plans to visit Ireland for our 24th tour. Jeanne Mills Tours is not affiliated with any tour group. We have been counseled by Marc Kavanagh of Journeys Connect, which will provide our coach and guide.  

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, artistic and culutral activities, which we believe 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.