Daily Archives: May 7, 2010

Material Girls Quilt Shoppe to open in Delano

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.’ ”

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“They didn’t have advance-placement history back then. They were still making history when I was in school.”

Jim Patton of Airgas Carbonation, joking at a business meeting Friday morning at the Egg Crate that followed a breakfast his 17-year-old daughter and some other students had there before an advance-placement test

William/Lawrence & Associates to move to the Market Centre

WICHITA — After more than two decades at the Wichita Executive Centre — under several names and building owners — William/Lawrence & Associates is moving to the nearby Market Centre at First and Market streets.

“They’ve really upgraded the building, and they’re really bending over backwards to make the tenants happy,” William/Lawrence CFO Pam Coons says of Market Centre owners Bob and Judy Abbey.

Adam Clements of Grubb & Ellis/Martens Commercial Group handled the deal.

William/Lawrence is a Wichita-based management consulting firm, which does recruiting, leadership awareness training and consulting.

It has clients in all but two states.

Coons and her husband, CEO Larry Coons, own the business, which opened downtown almost 30 years ago.

The company will open in the new space June 1.

Pam Coons says the office will have 4,000 square feet, which is about what it has now.

“It will be a great environment,” she says.