Material Girls opened for business in April 2003 as a 1500 sq. foot quilt boutique. One year later we became Southern Maryland’s authorized BERNINA sewing machine dealer and moved to a 5000 sq. ft. location on Route 301 North, in the wonderful town of LaPlata, MD. In 2012, we expanded again, adding an additional 3,300 square feet for a new BERNINA showroom, Longarm Quilting Sew-ology Lounge.
We are a family owned and operated store with a mother (Robin) / daughter (Amy) team at the helm. Dad (Mike) serves as the certified Bernina technician. Wendy (another daughter), Seth and Mary (son and daughter-in-law) pop in every once in a while to lend a helping hand, while Keith, Christi, and Spencer (son, daughter-in-Law, and grandson) are stationed in California, so you'll meet them when they come for visits. With over 5,000 bolts of stunning fabrics to choose from, there's something here for everyone. We also have a wide selection of ribbons and trims. In the BERNINA Showroom, you'll find the latest and greatest in BERNINA products, as well as Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tools and machine embroidery supplies. The store aisles are comfortably wide to accommodate shopping carts (full of quilt store goodies, of course), wheelchairs, or strollers. Husbands and significant others are invited to relax in the lounge area while the ladies replenish their stashes.
Our store features an inviting, down-home environment where customers are greeted by name, with warm smiles and sunny hellos! If you're new to the area, don't worry, we'll soon be calling you by name, too. No matter your skill level or stitching style, we look forward to welcoming you into our growing community of friends and guiding you through your sewing journey!