Meet your tour leaders

Barb Alexander

Tour Leader

A vacation to Bali in 1999 changed my life!

As I prepared to retire from policing I had no intention of starting a business. After meeting a talented batik factory owner in Bali, though, I realized his fabulous quality and designs needed to be shared with sewists in the US and Canada. For 12 years we designed batik together, which I sold through my business The Batik Butik.

Many of my fabric customers asked me to share my knowledge, sources and connections in Bali, so in 2011 after selling The Batik Butik, Bali Fiber Tours was born.  As of 2019 I have led 19 tour groups to Bali!

My co-leader and friend of many years, Deb, look forward to meeting like-minded women and sharing all the wonders Bali holds for fiber enthusiasts.  Join us!

Deb Lourme


Like Barb, I am a retired police officer although still working part-time within law enforcement. Yoga and daily walking enhance my lifestyle choices.

I have always been a sewist but in the late ‘90’s I took my first quilting class and have never looked back. My love of quilting and textiles usually plays a part in my travel plans.

Bali, for me, fulfills that love along with walking the spectacular scenery, shopping and relaxing visits to Balinese spas. I look forward to meeting tour guests and sharing the best of Bali!