About Us

If fun, friendship, fabric and sewing are your cup of tea. The Material Girls in Fairbanks, Alaska is THE place to be!!! We are a locally owned sewing center full of fabric, notions, books, patterns, classes, threads, quilting supplies and gifts.  We also are the world’s farthest north Bernina dealership offering you the full line of Bernina sewing machines, accessories and service.  

The Material Girls is about all of us who share the same enthusiasm for sewing as you do. We are committed to our customers and strive to provide the best service available.  Our store is designed to give you a relaxing atmosphere  

Long, long ago an anal-retentive accountant met a whole lot of friends with many things in common.  One being their love for Bernina sewing machines, the second being their love of all things creative. Sharon is a pointless quilter (points don’t always match) with her first love being her husband Jonnie followed by a love for art quilts.  Nearly six years ago, Sharon’s friend Julie decided that due to her health she must close her store.  Panic struck, Sharon with the help of many friends, including Susan, Barbara, Sue, Michelle, Linda and Penny helped start The Material Girls.

Sharon’s beloved husband, cabinetmaker and general contractor Jonnie, designed a building which is similar to the “old” borough library which was originally built in 1906. 

As time has gone on, The Material Girls has evolved into a sewing store featuring nearly all things creative.  Naturally, we have all types of fibers and embellishments used in art quilting.