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 RJR Fabrics . 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.
Material Girls Quilt Shoppe is in the heart of the historic Delano District in Wichita, Kansas.
Fabric bolts in every hue line sandblasted brick walls at the Material Girls Quilt Shoppe owned by Jan Munroe and Jo Degner.
Front row, from left: Jan Munroe (co-owner) and Jo Denger (co-owner); middle row: Sharon Kilgore, Lacie Thome, Norma McCray, and Merilyn Austin; back row: Marlynn Branam, Anita Martz, Cathy Burk, Leslie Snodgrass Brinkley, Terry McHargue, and Ethel Munroe.
Material Girls Quilt Shoppe specializes in contemporary, bright, and batik fabrics. A large selection of soft fabrics caters to those shopping for baby bedrooms.
Although the shop specializes in brights, reproduction-inspired fabrics and patterns from designers such as Jo Morton and Carol Hopkins have a home in the shop, too.
McCommas Beauty by Karen K. Stone is the standout in a collection of fall-inspired projects.
An autumn-theme vignette features appliquéd quilts that use batiks and tone-on-tone fabrics.
A wall hanging composed of precut fabrics from the Hello Luscious collection by BasicGrey takes center stage.
The staff at Material Girls Quilt Shoppe designed Color Inside the Lines for Quilt Sampler® Fall/Winter 2012 magazine.
Siriporn Hollar machine-quilted an undulating feather design in the colorful zigzags and in the ditch of each black strip.
Contact Material Girls Quilt Shoppe  to purchase a copy of the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine, pick up the magazine at your local quilt shop or newsstand, or get the digital issue online .
Peek inside Lone Star House of Quilts , another quilt shop featured in Quilt Sampler Fall/Winter 2012.