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At the Noble Quilter in Elk River, Minnesota, a well-stocked refrigerator and shelves filled with fabric team up to fuel quilters.
The exterior of The Noble Quilter brings to mind a North Woods hideaway.
The shop offerings range from Civil War reproduction prints to juvenile novelties.
Front row, from left: Karla Milless, Angie Roberts (owner), Robbin Roberts, Lorraine Thompson, and Lori Olson; back row: Cathy Johnson, Joan Rohloff, Margie McNichols, Adrianne Chmel, Pamela Johnson, Fredericka Schuur, Rose Welter, Debra Oscarson, Rachael Hunt, Lori Barnier, Deb Goodrich, and Rita Kroening.
A collection of small wool projects provides inspiration for customers.
The shop’s classroom is a haven for area residents. Instructors include local well-known quilt and fabric designers.
Designer Lorrie Franz of Bean Counter Quilts, based in Elk River, Minnesota, designed this giraffe quilt. The pattern also is available in monkey, bear, frog, puppy, and elephant motifs.
Batik samples brighten the walls at The Noble Quilter.
Shop owner Angie Roberts designed a rich turquoise and brown quilt,
Perfect Palette, for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2013 magazine.
Using variegated thread, Debra Oscarson machine-quilted floral designs in the blocks and outer border and filled the inner border with a curling vine.
Links:  http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/slide/passion-place