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Bright and bold quilting fabrics are the stars at Material Girl quilt shop in Grand Island, Nebraska.
The selection of fabrics in brights, batiks, and prints at Material Girl in Grand Island, Nebraska, encourages quilters to use bold colors in contemporary quilt patterns.
The shop, just a few miles north of Interstate 80, combines bright, bold quilting fabrics with antiques in a homey atmosphere.
Seated, from left: Theresa Mostek, Deb Girard, Mary Pitchall, and Debbie Warren (co-owner); standing: Linda Wemhoff, Joan Schmidt, Missy- Girard-Lemons, Cindy Paris, and Ken Warren (co-owner).
Owners Debbie and Ken Warren, who previously owned antiques stores, use their experience to inspire fabric and sample displays.
At Material Girl, antique mailboxes hold bright fat quarters.
Debbie Warren designed Burst of Blooms for Quilt Sampler Fall/Winter 2010 magazine.
Shelley Carmichael echoed the flowers and leaves in the fabric with machine quilting, outlining various details in the small floral block centers and the large floral setting squares.
Quilt tester Laura Boehnke took advantage of the block centers in
Burst of Blooms to showcase fussy-cut jungle animal outlines from the Baobob Flannels collection from . She chose to widen the outer border, cutting strips 9-1/2” wide, to feature the fabric collection’s decorative border print in the frame of this 60-1/2”-square baby quilt. RJR Fabrics
to purchase a copy of the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Material Girl Quilt Sampler magazine. Issues are also available at your local quilt shop, on newsstands, and . online
Links:  http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/slide/look-bright-side