McCoy buys quilting and sewing center

PARKERSBURG – On Feb. 1 the Parkersburg Sewing and Quilting Center came under new ownership and a new name.

Brian McCoy, a 1987 Parkersburg High School graduate, bought the business and it is now operating as Bolts and Quarters Quilt Shop in the same location at 1809 DuPont Road, Suite 1, Parkersburg.

McCoy said he has was familiar with the products since he has been quilting for 10 years and has worked at Jo Ann Fabrics. He decided to take the plunge into owning his own business at the urging of friends.

“I worked there for several years and my friends said I needed to take the opportunity to buy the business,” he said.

McCoy said he received an economic development loan from the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council, along with a bank loan from Premier Bank in Mineral Wells to purchase Parkersburg Sewing and Quilting Center from Cheryl Carpenter.

McCoy said the regional council funds are being used to create three new part-time jobs. He added the store will also have a number of volunteers.

“I will continue to work my full-time job at Ohio University, and work at the shop in the evenings and on weekends,” McCoy said.

McCoy said Bolts and Quarters Quilt Shop will carry quality quilt fabrics, batting, backing fabrics, thread, along with quilting and sewing notions such as scissors, rulers, rotary cutters, needles and many other items.

Bolts and Quarters Quilt Shop will also offer longarm quilting services, binding services. A 14-by-24 feet classroom is also now available for daytime, evening and weekend classes, retreats, quilt guilds and other groups to utilize. We offer a variety of BabyLock Brand Sewing Machines, as well as HandiQuilter LongArms.

Janis McConkey, owner of Jan’s Sewing and Repair will be housed within Bolts and Quarters Quilt Shop. She will provide certified sewing machine service & repair, apparel alterations, embroidery and monogramming services.

McCoy said a website for the store is being built. He said it will share additional information about the store’s products and services, as well as a registration form to get signed up for classes and workshops.

Hours for the store are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. A ribbon cutting ceremony with Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley has been set for 2 p.m. Feb. 20