Meet Barb, Our Holiday Giveaway Winner

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Barb with Dan, owner of The Sewing Machine Shop

Barb with Dan, owner of The Sewing Machine Shop

A huge congratulations goes out once again to Barb S. for winning our Holiday Giveaway! Here’s what Barb has to say about winning a Creative Gallery Wall System:

“Oh my goodness, I’m so excited! What an honor to win this beautiful Creative Gallery Wall System. I’ve long admired the beauty, function, and quality of Koala cabinets and can hardly believe I will soon be the owner of this Koala wall system! I didn’t expect to win when I submitted the entry; my husband and I have been filling out entries for years with no result. So, what a surprise to get the phone call from a Koala representative telling me I’d won! I was pretty much speechless at first; the last time I won anything was 39 years ago when I won a camp stove at the grand opening of a sporting goods store in Berkeley, CA, so I wasn’t prepared with a fitting response. Instead I kept repeating, “what?” I think the representative with whom I was speaking began to wonder if she’d gotten the wrong number since, after about the 5th “what” she asked me if I’d submitted an entry at The Sewing Machine Shop in Walnut Creek, CA. At that point, reality set in and I realized what she was saying, and I was ecstatic!

Sewing is my passion, and my sewing room is my sanctuary. The addition of this beautiful cabinet to my sewing room will make the experience all the more special to me for years to come. And what a great segue to a new adventure— I’ve always wanted to make a big quilt. Last year in a class with Linda [of The Sewing Machine Shop] I learned paper piecing doing the New York Beauty quilt pattern. Gorgeous! I have 13 squares (of 40 some odd) completed and look forward to hanging out at The Sewing Machine Shop drop-ins to finish it so I can hang it on my new Wall System!

2013 is starting very nicely! I am grateful to everyone at The Sewing Machine Shop who made participation in this drawing a possibility (and for the great classes, advice, guidance, support, inventory….), and to Koala for the giveaway and for making such awesome product.”

Barb at The Sewing Machine Shop

Barb at The Sewing Machine Shop

Barb resides in Danville, CA and entered the giveaway at The Sewing Machine Shop, her local Koala retailer. The Sewing Machine shop is located in Walnut Creek, CA and serves many of the San Francisco Bay area cities. Learn more about their shop here.

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. avatar DEBBIE BOGGS
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 16:27:35

    Congratulations, although just a bit jealous LOL

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  2. avatar DEBBIE BOGGS
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 16:29:07

    Congratulations although just a bit jealous LOL

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  3. avatar Alisha
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 16:34:55

    How exciting for you! Sometimes I wish they would give away more! LOL YEAH FOR YOU. Enjoy!

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  4. avatar claudia
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 16:40:01

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

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  5. avatar Lois Hale
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 17:02:39

    Well I used to enjoy mine until the flood of 08 took it away, I’ll never be able to afford another one, unless I win the lottery. We still don’t have our house finished, when boom we got hit again in 2011. One thing I can say at least we have luck, even if it is all bad.

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  6. avatar Denise
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 17:28:22

    Congrats!

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  7. avatar eLLEN
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 17:33:33

    CONGRATULATIONS ENJOY SEWING IN YOUR FUN ROOM.

    HAVE A SUPER DAY WISH YOU ALL THE BEST

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  8. avatar mona
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 18:28:14

    How great is that. We enter give contests and never see who wins. It is nice to actually see someone win in the flesh. I actually have a Koala cabinet and love it. I was lucky and found mine at an estate sale on the half price day for $50.00. I think it is worth about $1,800.00. It was closed up so I don’t think anyone really knew what it was. I think it was my best find EVER.

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  9. avatar GERI TAVARES
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 19:01:26

    I agree its so nice to actually see the picture of the winner! I am so happy for you – enjoy it honey – in your happy place… many happy hours…

    Reply

  10. avatar Jan
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 19:20:38

    This is great !it is so nice to hear good news for someone, have fun and happy sewing

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  11. avatar Bohlenn
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 21:03:12

    Congratulations, Barb! My own Koala just arrived today that I ordered in December, and I’m thrilled! I can’t wait to start sewing on it. Enjoy your system, Barb!

    Reply

  12. avatar Cassandra R Floyd
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 03:15:00

    Happy for you! You deserve it.

    Reply

  13. avatar Cassandra
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 03:17:25

    Happy for you!

    Reply

  14. avatar Nancy Brennan
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 08:34:07

    Barb you are one very lucky gal…..enjoy your additions and keep on sewing!!!!! Nancy

    Reply

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. avatar DEBBIE BOGGS
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 16:27:35

    Congratulations, although just a bit jealous LOL

    Reply

  2. avatar DEBBIE BOGGS
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 16:29:07

    Congratulations although just a bit jealous LOL

    Reply

  3. avatar Alisha
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 16:34:55

    How exciting for you! Sometimes I wish they would give away more! LOL YEAH FOR YOU. Enjoy!

    Reply

  4. avatar claudia
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 16:40:01

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

    Reply

  5. avatar Lois Hale
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 17:02:39

    Well I used to enjoy mine until the flood of 08 took it away, I’ll never be able to afford another one, unless I win the lottery. We still don’t have our house finished, when boom we got hit again in 2011. One thing I can say at least we have luck, even if it is all bad.

    Reply

  6. avatar Denise
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 17:28:22

    Congrats!

    Reply

  7. avatar eLLEN
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 17:33:33

    CONGRATULATIONS ENJOY SEWING IN YOUR FUN ROOM.

    HAVE A SUPER DAY WISH YOU ALL THE BEST

    Reply

  8. avatar mona
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 18:28:14

    How great is that. We enter give contests and never see who wins. It is nice to actually see someone win in the flesh. I actually have a Koala cabinet and love it. I was lucky and found mine at an estate sale on the half price day for $50.00. I think it is worth about $1,800.00. It was closed up so I don’t think anyone really knew what it was. I think it was my best find EVER.

    Reply

  9. avatar GERI TAVARES
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 19:01:26

    I agree its so nice to actually see the picture of the winner! I am so happy for you – enjoy it honey – in your happy place… many happy hours…

    Reply

  10. avatar Jan
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 19:20:38

    This is great !it is so nice to hear good news for someone, have fun and happy sewing

    Reply

  11. avatar Bohlenn
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 21:03:12

    Congratulations, Barb! My own Koala just arrived today that I ordered in December, and I’m thrilled! I can’t wait to start sewing on it. Enjoy your system, Barb!

    Reply

  12. avatar Cassandra R Floyd
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 03:15:00

    Happy for you! You deserve it.

    Reply

  13. avatar Cassandra
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 03:17:25

    Happy for you!

    Reply

  14. avatar Nancy Brennan
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 08:34:07

    Barb you are one very lucky gal…..enjoy your additions and keep on sewing!!!!! Nancy

    Reply

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