Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Noble Quilter - Elk River, MN

Next week I start off another another leg of my giant shop hop adventure. But before I go I want to introduce you to another shop that that is right in my very own backyard!!! This shop is in my home town of Elk River, MN and is brand spanking NEW. It opened exactly one week ago today!

Introducing . . . drum roll please . . . The Noble Quilter!

Meet Angela Roberts the lovely owner of this lovely new establishment!

Angela has a number of Scrap-bags™ patterns in stock
and will be offering kits and classes.

Way in the back on the left is the classroom.

Nice selection of new and unique notions, books and patterns.

Isn't this simply a lovely little place?

Shop Grand Opening!
Stop by all 3 days and see 4 trunk show displays, including
one by Terri Atkinson.

Friday, August 28th - Meet Lorri Franz of
beancounter quilts from 4 pm- 7 pm

Saturday, August 29th - Have your new "Christmas Critter" book
signed by Linda Hohag of Brandywine Designs - 10am to 1 pm

Sunday, August 30th - From 2pm - 4 pm have your book
"Frosted Memories" signed by Sherri K Falls,
author of the "This & That" patterns.

Currently this shop hosts Civil War, Batiks, Novelties, baby flannels
with more inventory coming in every week.

Ask about the STORE SPECIAL of Moda Batiks $5.99/yd while supply lasts!

Below- Check out the sample the have displayed in their shop (8/18/09) They substituted the magnetic snap/or zipper options for this awesome button closure and eliminated the third small square pocket. By making those two simple changes they ended up with this fantastic bag!

Kits are available! YES they are! (while supplies last)
You will find their contact info below for ordering.

Stop in early and stay late.
You'll enjoy your time is this remarkable shop,
I guarantee it!

The Noble Quilter
19576 Holt Street NW
Elk River, MN

(Located north on 169, at the last stoplight heading out of Elk River. You will see Menards and the Harley dealership on the right; The Noble Quilter is on the left next to Pearl Vision Center, which is next to the Aldi grocery store.)

Phone 763-633-4669

Shop Hours:
Mon-Wed (10 am - 5 pm)
Thurs (10 am - 7 pm)
Friday (9 am - 4 pm)
Saturday (12 am - 4 pm)
Sunday (12pm to 4pm)

For Ideas & Inspiration on using Scrap-bags™ Patterns
please visit:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

In the Studio

I'll be off the road for a bit. There are certain things I have to be in the studio to do. Today I needed to #1 send artwork to my licensing agent in Tokyo, #2 work on bag project that I will be introducing at fall market, and #3 put the binding on my granddaughters quilt. I'll be posting more on the quilt later on my ideas blog. (see photo below)

Thanks for following my travels . . . I will be back on the road again shortly!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Apostle Highlands GC - Bayfield, WI

Tomorrow, I will be enjoying this golf course. Another designer day off . . . ; ))

Fabric Patch - Ironwood, MI

Historic charm . . . with a contemporary flair!

And if you think the quilt above is bright and cheery . . .
then meet these two.

Nadine Hewitt (left) and Shop Owner Joanne Kuula (right)

(Below) a Quilt Moments Quilt by fellow
Minnesota Designer Marilyn Foreman.

The next three photos are of the upstairs at Fabric Patch.
I thought to myself, "I could live here"!

There's even a kitchen!

And now here is someone else I want you
to meet . . . Joan Negri of Bessemer, MI.
Joan came into the shop while I was
visiting and Joanne asked if she could show
Joan's quilt to me. Joan said, "sure".
Now I have seen a lot of quilts and . . .
WELL, I was speechless!

Can you believe all the fancy stitches?

Joan told me that this quilt is an expanded version (king size)
of a pattern called Fancy Stitches by Smith Street Designs.

Joan's work was absolutely stunning and truly a work of art!
Thanks for allowing me to share it on this blog Joan.

Fabric Patch
100 W Mcleod Ave
Ironwood, MI 49938-2526
(906) 932-5260

Special Notice for all you blog followers! Fabric Patch Tent Sale, Friday July 17, 9:30-5:00 and Saturday July 18, 9:30-4:00 Largest Sale event of the year! Don't Miss it!!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

You Know You're Up North When . . .

. . . you see Paul Bunyan!

The drive was spectacular!
The weather sunny and cool with
no humidity!!! aka HEAVEN!

This Mama White Tail deer and her fawn put on a little
show for me. The fawn had run ahead of the doe
and got up on the pavement and freaked out, turning
wildly in circles, while the doe waited in the ditch.
Finally the baby came to it's senses and ran back toward
it's mother and escaped any injury.

Shortly after seeing the deer I saw a mink lop (not lope)
it was definately a lop, lop, lop across the road. Sorry no photo.

The rest of the photos are where I spent the 4th of July,
in Presque Isle, WI.

Quintessential Northern Wisconsin,
where both the air and water are clean.

A Deluxe Model Fish house!

My early morning shadow, flattering isn't it? ; )

And today I played GOLF!!! See my golf blog if you want details.

I hope you enjoyed YOUR 4th of July Weekend!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Barn Door Quilt Shop - Sturgeon Bay WI

Barn Door Quilt Shop just blocks from the bay!

Meet Georgia (aka George) and Carol, co-owners of this shop.

"Lighthouses of Door County"
is a shop exclusive pattern~

Lots of help with color combinations here,
by the bag or by the roll!

Of course Cherries are Big here in door county
and I'll bet they have every cherry fabric available!

Barn Door Quilt Shop
154 N 3rd Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2416
(920) 746-1544


Summer Hours: Mon - Sat: 9AM - 7PM Sunday: 10AM - 4PM
Winter Hours: Mon - Sat: 9AM - 5:30PM Sunday: 11AM - 3PM

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