Sunday, October 31, 2010

Capture the Season

My yard is so covered in the beauty of nature that I just oooooh and aaaaah every time I look out the window.  The maple trees are so rich in color and the red of the dogwoods is deep and gorgeous!  How the mums can be that brilliant is beyond me.  Some of our wonderful fabrics at Heirlooms & Comforts have pretty much captured that beauty.  How that happens so well is also a mystery to me except that the artists make their reproduction of nature to be really authentic.  Come in and let us show you what I mean.
Feature of the Week:
Clean Off the Bolt

At Heirlooms & Comforts this week we will feature Clean Off the Bolt days. That is when you can get 25% off the fabric original price when you buy all that we have on a bolt.  When you clear of sale price bolt we will take another 10% off the sale price.  At the end of the week we will be preparing to load up again for the trip to Quilter's Rescue Mission Retreat at Toccoa.  That means that if you have your eye on some of the sale price fabrics in the shop you need to get them before we go to the retreat.  Usually they don't come back.  Save big this week with Clean Off the Bolt.

Special Financing
Beginning November 1 there is special financing available when you purchase a Husqvarna Viking Machine. For example, if you purchase a Designer Ruby with your Home Design Card you can get 36-months financing. (We can help you make the application for this card if you don't already have one.)  If you purchase a Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond with your Home Design Card you can get 48-months financing.  This is also interest-free financing.  Come in and talk to us about exactly how this works.  Start thinking about what your special Santa needs to do to make your sewing and embroidery dreams come true this holiday.  This financing will be offered until the end of the year.

Australian Prints
At Heirlooms & Comforts we have received a shipment of M&S Textile Australian Prints that is fascinating and beautiful.  There is hardly any way to describe these prints other than to say they are unique and tell a story.  These have wonderful color that is bright and the juxtaposition of various colors is intriguing.  These prints combine well with other fabrics in a project to add interest and fun.  Look these items over for a new perspective on the Australian experience.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bargain Hunters Listen Up

There are two tables placed in Heirlooms & Comforts that hold reduced price items: one is general merchandise and the other is sewing machine related. Starting on Monday October 25 these items will be at 75% off the original price. There are children's patterns from designers of fine clothing for kids, French laces and Swiss embroideries, pre-made quilt binding by the yard in various colors, books, patterns, remnants, tote bags for Sew Steady tables, wools, and other "stuff" on the one table. The second table holds hooping aids, accessory kits for H-V machines, miscellaneous generic feet, handbooks and notebooks for specific sewing operations, a few closeout embroidery packs, etc. Bargains, ladies, bargains!

H&C Feature of the Week: Hot Flashes BOM Class Kit
Sign up and complete your registration this week for Hot Flashes Block of the Month class and get an extra 10% off the kit price - that would be 20% off the kit for the class. Kathy has completed the blocks for the class sample and found that only one or two will present a challenge for construction and that is with the process of keeping up with where you are in the assembly procedure. You know Kathy; she has a solution to offer you for that. No instruction in the world of quilting is more thorough than what Kathy offers you. The class is a true value for the students. Come by to look at the samples and be dazzled by the stunning blocks from Hot Flashes! Class starts November 2 and is scheduled for 5 PM to accommodate working people. Look at the schedule on our web site. When the class is assembled, adjustments can be made if we need to.

Machine Bargain
Really!! We have at Heirlooms & Comforts one Husqvarna Viking Platinum 950-E Sewing and Embroidery machine to sell at the closeout price of $899. That's a $2899 original price machine for a $2000 savings. $899! $899! I can hardly believe that - it's a no-brainer, folks. What a terrific second machine or beginner machine or just-to-have machine. (For those who might be concerned, Bobby is normal; I checked to see.) One only to go at this price. It is a full warranty machine that has been sitting on display for a while and was only demonstrated a few times before that.

Sapphire Deal To End This Week
The terrific $800 saving on the Sapphire 875Q will end at the end of this week. We need your commitment now for this great machine in order to save you this amount of money. This machine has the great extended sewing surface with auto tension and Exclusive Selective Sensor System. Love to quilt? You'll love the Sapphire 875Quilt and you'll love the great price.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Plan Ahead

A rather busy time of year is moving in on us faster than it did ten or fifteen years ago, don't you think? Why is that? Could it be that those important ten or fifteen years have elapsed for us? Well, buckle in tight, friends. The ride can be great with a "plan ahead" scheme. Let us be part of your plan ahead details for your sewing projects! We can help with the d├ęcor items and with the soft goods gift items. We have ideas and lots of them; they are as diverse as the personalities of those of us whom you see behind the cutting tables at Heirlooms & Comforts. Give us a shot at helping with suggestions.

H&C Feature of the Week:
Kids' Motif Fabrics

At Heirlooms & Comforts this week we will feature kids' motif fabrics at 40% off. There are cute "girly" prints with beautiful soft to medium tones and there are "dirty boy" prints with space ships or trains. The prints we offer are suitable for clothing and/or craft projects or quilted projects. In addition we have several microfleece pieces for you to choose from as well as kids themed flannels. Remember seeing is believing; so come see!

Special H-V Machine Offer
At Heirlooms & Comforts we can help you with your plan ahead projects by offering the Husqvarna Viking Emerald 116 mechanical sewing machine at a very special price of $299. This is a terrific basic sewing machine that uses the same feet as the popular electronic H-V machines. It is a wonderful introductory machine for beginners or it is a really great "take it to class" machine or second machine for owners of the H-V sewing/embroidery machines. Having one of these allows sewing at the same time that you are doing machine embroidery on the other machine. For those who have much older machines in need of repair consider that a repair job at least is already about ¼ of the price of this machine. When the repair is complete you still have an old, used machine. The H-V Emerald has a 10-year warranty too. Check out this great Husqvarna Viking jewel - the Emerald 116.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Squirrel away stash!

Sitting in the easy chair beside the open window to use my laptop to write this letter allows me to see nature at work outside the many windows of my "porch". The chipmunks are so busy scurrying around the yard. The oh-so-prolific squirrels are everywhere scratching up nuts and bulbs to hide away. It reminds me of quilters who love to squirrel away stash as fall and winter near us so that IF there is bad, cold weather we can continue to sew and create beautiful projects to make people around us happy. Have you gotten your recent collection? The choices are pretty good right now; so plan ahead.

H&C Feature of the Week: Holiday and Christmas Motif
At Heirlooms & Comforts this week we will feature holiday and Christmas motif fabrics at 40% off (1/2yd minimum cut, please). It is less than a month until the next trip out to a retreat with fabrics and notions to sell. We want our local customers to have the advance chance to get this group of fabrics before they are whisked away to the retreat. Now is the time to get the best choices of these motifs before they get picked over. Come early; choose well.

Special Values for Special Customers
Two GREAT Husqvarna Viking models are being offered to you at unbelievable prices at Heirlooms & Comforts. These models, the Designer Diamond and the Sapphire 875Q, have just become available at super savings prices: the Diamond is at special price and with a free 5D Professional Embroidery software package. The Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 875Q is offered at a tremendous $$ value. You must come in to the shop to get these prices since they are below what we can legally advertise as the price for these models. Hurry, while supplies last.

The Blues Have It
We have for a limited time a sample of the Hungarian Blue quilt on loan from Clothworks Textiles for you to see. So, in reference to that sample we are offering a kit to make this gorgeous quilt complete except for the batting and the backing. Come by right away to see this quilt and pick up your kit (including the pattern) to make it. If blue is a favorite color for you or someone you know this just might be the quilt for you!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A True Sign

A true sign of the times is the completion of Quilters of SC Pieceable Retreat. When that event is past it means that around Heirlooms & Comforts the time has come for preparation for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. So just today the retreat ended where 290 ladies and two gentlemen spent the weekend sewing and quilting and having a great convivial time together. As for us at Heirlooms & Comforts, here we go headlong into fall holidays!

H&C Feature of the Week: Holiday Fabrics
At Heirlooms & Comforts the week we will feature holiday fabrics at 25% off original price (1/2 yd minimum cut, please.) There are wonderful harvest and pumpkin motifs ready for your use. The Christmas and winter motifs are truly beautiful this year. There are many different types of prints to suit all tastes in the shop now. Actually, five new ones arrived recently. You'd better watch out, better not risk a pout, and get your choices before they sell out!

Table Runner Extraordinaire
There is a pattern called Easy Striped Table Runner by Karen Montgomery that has the most potential for beauty depending on the fabric you use to construct it. Kathy White has made soooooo... many of these and there are some on display in the shop now. The pattern requires a striped border print to make the runner. Kathy's samples in the shop are stunning and illustrate well how choices can change your view of something. We have a few of her models to show you and many striped fabric choices to suggest for holiday runners and holiday quick gifts. Come see them!