WICHITA — Jan Munroe started quilting 28 years ago and has been an employee in quilt shops almost as long.
At the first one she worked at in 1982, Munroe says she used to always tell the owner her dream was to one day have a shop.
That dream is about to be a reality.
Munroe and her sister-in-law, Jo Degner, are opening Material Girls Quilt Shoppe in the Travel Air Building in Delano.
"We're going to have everything you need to get started and just build every kind of quilt you want to build," Degner says.
She didn't become interested in quilting until a couple of years ago.
Munroe's young granddaughter died of a brain tumor, and one of the fundraisers for her Kyrie Foundation was the auction of a quilt.
"It was a kind of quilt that I had never seen before," Degner says.
She describes it as not-your-grandma's kind of quilt, although Degner adds that "those are still very cool and very valuable."
"I saw that quilt, and I said, 'I want to do that.' "