Robbie LaFleur has been following a thread of Scandinavian textiles since she studied weaving at Valdres Husflidsskole in Fagernes, Norway, in 1977. She has continued her study with Scandinavian instructors at workshops in Norway and the Unite States. Recent projects include interpreting Edvard Munch's "Scream" painting into a variety of textile techniques, weaving tapestry portraits of her relatives, and continuing her exploration of various Norwegian coverlet techniques. She was awarded the Vesterheim Gold Medal in weaving in 2006. Robbie coordinates the Weavers Guild of Minnesota Scandinavian Weavers Study Group, publishes the Norwegian Textile Letter (norwegiantextileletter.com), and is on the board of directors of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota.