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Heirlooms & Comforts

Central, (864) 639-9507

About Us

Front Entrance of Heirlooms & Comforts during the Quilters Guild TourHeirlooms & Comforts

The mission of Heirlooms & Comforts is to offer unparallel service to quilting and sewing customers while providing top quality products and education in an environment of fun and friendship.

We hope you will make Heirlooms & Comforts your primary sources for all your sewing and quilting needs.

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Step through the doors of Heirlooms & Comforts in quaint Central, SC, where we offer a color-splashed world of quilting in an historical setting that inspires the creativity in you. Established in 1984, we are the oldest quilt shop in South Carolina and carry products that you, as a quilter, heirloom sewer or machine embroiderer desire.

Our Mission is to offer unparalleled service to quilting and sewing customers while providing top quality products and education in an environment of fun and friendship.

We hope you will make Heirlooms & Comforts your primary source for all your sewing and quilting needs.

Sara Ballentine

Sara is the owner of Heirlooms & Comforts. What started as a love of sewing and a hobby has turned into a thriving business and the oldest quilt shop in South Carolina. Quilting has been in Sara's family for generations and she still has many of the priceless family heirlooms hanging on the walls above the fabric bolts in the shop in Central. With two daughters among her four children, Sara sewed their clothing when they were young

A former English and French teacher, Sara has combined her love of the arts of sewing and quilting with her superb teaching ability and has assembled a staff of knowledgeable and friendly associates.

Bobby Ballentine

Bobby graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Industrial Management. He started his career as a Management Trainee in the textile industry at Mayfair Mills. Over the years Bobby worked in many different positions throughout the company and in 1996 was promoted to Manager of Corporate Quality. He utilized Statistical Process Control methods and employed Edward Demming's 14 Point Method of Management.

During the nearly 20 years that we have been Authorized Husqvarna-Viking Dealers, Bobby has always been the Service Technician. For the entire life of the business, he has been the accountant for Heirlooms & Comforts. He assisted Sara with the renovation of 104 Madden Bridge Rd. and the move from Clemson to Central. In 2001, when the Mayfield Mills company closed, Bobby turned his attention full time to the operations of Heirlooms & Comforts and Viking Sew 'n Quilt. He was instrumental in opening Viking Sew 'n Quilt in Greenville in 2001 and, in addition to his ongoing service technician and accounting duties, now manages the marketing and promotions portions of the business.

Sewing, QuiltHeirlooms & Comforts in Centraling and Embroidery with Heirlooms & Comforts

Heirlooms & Comforts strives to support the arts of heirloom sewing, quilting and machine embroidery. Let us assist you to create that special gift or heirloom. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff members are here to provide guidance and offer suggestions for your first adventure or a new project for a seasoned enthusiast.

We offer classes and workshops for learning and improving your quilting, sewing and machine embroidery skills. Our array of classes is tailored to the needs and desires of the customers in our tri-state area.

With our 2000+ bolts of fabric and 200+ titles of quilting books, you're sure to find all you need for that special project. With our notions and tools, your work will be speedy and accurate. We are an authorized Husqvarna-Viking Sewing Machine and Serger dealer and can match your needs and desires to the most appropriate model for the modern home sewing experience.

The Husqvarna-Viking line of sewing machines is extensive at both shops with technical service provided by Heirlooms & Comforts's Blue and Gold Certified Technician Bobby Ballentine.

Browse through our site and then come browse around our homey, cozy store which is designed and stocked to allow you to learn the art and skill of quilt making!

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