Sunday, December 16, 2012

Now What?

So the final day of business as usual at Heirlooms and Comforts Quilt Shop has come and gone. We want to thank all of you who have faithfully shopped with us across the 28.25 years that we have had the quilt shop. We have seen many friends come and many friends age with us and many friends precede us to greater reward. There have been "family" joys shared and doubled by doing so;there have been"family" sorrows shared and abated. The staff has been incorporated into our family and the customers have become our friends.

We have seen wonderful quilts planned and created. It has been a pleasure to share our knowledge of fabrics, threads, tools, and techniques with those who had questions. Hopefully many more projects will be photographed and shared with us when they are completed.

Thank you for all the great years and for sharing in our recent Retirement Sale. Ten shoppers during the last six weeks qualified for prizes that were awarded on Saturday morning. Everyone contributed to a successful sales event. Thank you all!!

Now What?
Heirlooms & Comforts quilt shop will now become Heirlooms & Comforts Husqvarna Viking Dealership with special store hours: Tuesdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Our phone number remains 864-639-9507 where you can call to leave messages when we are not in the shop. We will check the machine often to retrieve messages and requests. We will return calls as soon as we can. Service questions can be emailed to which will get you the fastest information of all methods. Notice that we will begin our new schedule on January 8, 2013.

Our focus will be on sales and service of Husqvarna Viking sewing machines, sewing and embroidery machines, accessories, and instruction in the use of these machines. We will offer feet, hoops, designs, stabilizers and other supplies as required for the proper operation of the Husqvarna Viking machines.

You will notice that there is a provision in this email and on our web site (which will be updated and continued) for you to opt to continue receiving our occasional emails when there is information to pass on, or I just want to write. Please opt for the mail you wish to receive so that you don't miss out on what will be happening.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Final Days!

Our Huge Wall to Wall Retirement Sale will come to an end on Saturday, December 15th at 3 p.m.! Every single item of merchandise on the Fabric Side of the store remains on sale at 1/2 OFF the regular retail price or more.  

The more you choose, the more you save! Clean off the bolt of fabric or buy more than five yards of a single fabric and get an extra 10% off. (75% off fabric excluded.) Lots of bolts of fabric remain on our shelves for you to choose from. About half are batiks and many are very skinny! You'd better check us out for your best bargains. 

Prices are changing daily as we sell down! You'll want to stop in often to see what is new, and remember, remaining store fixtures are on sale now. This is your Last Chance to Save on every single item in the store.

The Prize Contest is coming to an end! This is your last week to win in our Fantastic Prize Contest. You can deposit your daily Prize Dollar awards up until 5 p.m. on Friday, December 14th when the Contest ends. Prizes will be awarded to the Top 10 Contestants at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 15th.  

You will receive Bonus Prize Dollars each day when you present this letter at the Contest Desk starting Wednesday. This is your last chance to catch up and win!
Wednesday December 12th 50,000 Bonus Prize Dollars
Thursday December 13th    75,000 Bonus Prize Dollars
Friday December 14th       100,000 Bonus Prize Dollars

After the Retirement Sale Ends! Our Sewing Machine Sales and Service will continue after the Holidays. We will be closed from December 17th thru January 7th. For Machine Service during these dates, please send an Email to: and starting January 8th, we'll be open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Thank you all for your valuable patronage over these 28 years and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
Happy Holidays,
Sara and Bobby Ballentine

P.S. Remember, you have until 5 p.m. on Friday, December 14th to deposit Prize Dollar Awards to your account. We will announce the Top 10 Prize Winners on Saturday, December 15th at 11 a.m. so please join us for the fun, the excitement and the final day of savings on every single item in the store.

Thank you
We wish to thank all of you who brought in food items for the Clemson Community Care pantry. This agency fills quite a need in the local area for those who need assistance in feeding a family and themselves. Your generosity is appreciated by the staff of Heirlooms and Comforts and those who deliver the foods to the persons who are in need. Thank you for participating in this project! Three large boxes of food will be given to Clemson Community Care.

Top 20
Monday the Top 20 Contestants list will be posted at the Contest Desk. Come in to see how close you are to qualifying for one of the 10 prizes to be awarded on Saturday morning. You could be closer than you think to having a winning score!

Machine Bargains
At Heirlooms & Comforts there are several bargain machines that you can purchase at bargain prices:
  • Viking 1100: $199 A workhorse machine ready to sew quite a lot.
  • Viking Designer II or Quilt Designer II Embroidery Unit only: $125 for an embroidery unit to make your Designer II into an embroidery machine. This one was hardly used at all by the previous owner.
  • Huskystar 215 machine: an entry level sewing machine at an unbelievable price of $50.
  • White Quilter: basic machine for $50. This one comes with a walking foot!
  • Software Update bargain: We have one Upgrade package for 4D Embroidery Extra to 5D Embroidery Extra. If you missed the big push to upgrade your 4D program when 5D was introduced, now is the time to get that update at 25% off the price. Talk to us for the very specifics. 
Husqvarna Viking Machines During this last week of our H&C Retirement Sale not only do we have quilt shop bargains galore, we have some really low prices on many of the sewing and the sewing-and-embroidery machines. In fact they are so low that we cannot advertise the prices according to our dealership agreement with Husqvarna Viking. You must come into the shop to get the prices. We promise that from the Floor Model Designer Diamond DeLuxe all the way to the Sapphire 835 and the new Opal and the mechanical Emeralds, you will find low prices like you haven't seen in a long time. These are good for only this short time; so, don't let these six days pass you by without a look at what you have been wishing for. Get your Santa by the hand and bring him in to make the deal!!

New Email Lists - Don't Forget
Don't forget to go to our web site to opt for continuing to receive our emails. You have an opportunity to choose which email (or emails) you want to get weekly. We need to know soon since the format for that function will change really soon.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Everything is 1/2 Off!

Starting Wednesday, December 5th, everything goes to 1/2 OFF! The price of every single item of merchandise on the Fabric Side of the store will be cut to 1/2 Off the original retail price - or even lower - during our Huge Wall to Wall Retirement Sale. In some cases prices will be much lower.

More Specials Starting Wednesday! While the Sewing Machine side of the store is not included in the 1/2 Off pricing, there are great deals to be had so be sure to check out the new specials in this area starting Wednesday!

Last Chance! You only have one week left to Special Order your new Sewing Machine, Sewing Cabinet, Software and Machine Accessories at the low sale prices if you want them to arrive in time for the holidays! All Special Orders are subject to the manufacturer's in-stock position.

Extra Bonus Prize Dollars! Present this letter at the Contest Desk on Wednesday and receive 30,000 Extra Bonus Prize Dollars! Remember, the Contest Score Boards are updated every morning so stop in often to see how close you are to being our Grand Prize Winner.

Our Help is Needed! Clemson Community Care is running out of supplies to feed the less fortunate so we are asking for your help and we will reward you for that help! Bring in any non-perishable Food Item and we'll give you 50,000 Extra Bonus Prize Dollars for each item you bring. (Limit 3 items per day per Contestant thru December 11th.) These are the items that they need the most...Peanut Butter, Mac & Cheese, Any Dry Pasta, Pork & Beans, Tomato Sauce, Mixed Vegetables... but any and all donations will be greatly appreciated!

See you Wednesday!
Sara and Bobby Ballentine 

P.S. Stop by our Contest Desk and present this letter - it's good for 15,000 FREE Prize Dollars each day, except Wednesday, and 30,000 on Wednesday only.
(All offers are good thru Tuesday, December 11th and while quantities last.)

Great Holiday Gifts
At Heirlooms & Comforts you can do holiday shopping for wonderful Husqvarna Viking products including machines and accessories for members of your gift list.  As an addition to our Retirement Sale we have marked terrific prices on sewing and embroidery machines and on special order sewing cabinets.  Don’t miss this chance to purchase a great gift for the sewing enthusiasts on your list—the clock quits ticking at H&C on December 15 for the year 2012.  There are also embroidery design packs that have been reduced by 40% for this special event.  Even though the dealership will continue, we have great bargains in store for you!  Come early for best choices.  Offers good while supplies last.

Update your Email Profile:
For a number of years you have been receiving a joint email featuring both H & C and VSQ shops. With the changes forthcoming at H & C we are changing this format to one in which each store will be sending their own email separately. The last joint email will go out on Sunday December 16, 2012. In order to facilitate this transition we are asking each of our customers to update their email profile. When you update your profile you will have a choice of which shop or shops you would like to receive emails from:  H & C or VSQ or if you would like to receive emails from both shops then you can select both. This will take only a few minutes of your time so all you have to do to start the process is click on the update profile link below.   Thank you, and if you have any questions please reply to this email and we will assist you.