Hello and Welcome! I am Colette Rose Marie Boring and I am the owner of Quilter’s Nook in Boydton, VA. Mecklenburg County’s only quilt shop. It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you as well as my shop and delightful patterns.
I have lived here with my husband Bobby in Boydton for 22 years. We love it here, the small town charm and rural surroundings are just what we wanted. I am a graduate of Longwood University and have taught children in school for the last 20 years. I sincerely love helping children learn but over the years my passion of teaching had been replaced with a passion for color, design and quilting.
I started Penny Slate Designs in 2005. After trying to design a simple piece, I found I could design and write patterns successfully. At first, my patterns were based on a Western theme then floral, seasonal, tropical and historical designs followed. While designing, I happened upon a quick and foolproof method for completing a complex design The Press & Peel Pattern System® was invented.
As a result of the patterns, the need for a close fabric/quilt shop surfaced. To meet this need I rented a booth in Clarksville’s Virginia Avenue Mall to house the fabrics and to show my designs. Well, others quilters needed the fabric as well and sales started to climb.
With the never ending pressure placed on teachers it wasn’t a hard decision when I found the perfect location for a real quilt shop right here in Boydton. The Quilter’s Nook was born. I am very happy here. The Town of Boydton, Historical Boydton Renaissance as well as the citizens here have given me plenty of support and encouragement. This is a wonderful town to start a business or a family. I am currently in negotiations with some top fabric companies to promote my patterns and their fabric. Business is good and I am very happy to serve surrounding area quilters with beautiful fabric, notions, classes and exclusive Press & Peel Patterns.