Koala Makes it Easy for Storage Dreams to Come True

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koala holiday sweeps 2014 winner

Sometimes dreams do come true. For Washington resident, Genelle T., it was as easy as seeing something she wanted and filling out a form. After doing just that while shopping for sewing supplies at Quality Sewing and Vacuum, her name was picked as the winner of the 2013 I’m Dreaming of a Koala Studio holiday sweepstakes. 

Genelle has been sewing for many years, and has known about Koala Studios sewing furniture for some time now. “I always liked Koala, so when I went to the store and they had an entry box, I thought I’d try,” she said. It was as simple as that. She was surprised to win the grand prize, the Koala Storage Tower.

Genelle is excited about the extra storage, though she said there’s still one aspect that takes up too much space. “I have too many used machines. My husband said I can’t get anymore,” she said laughing. Though her machines are all used, they still come to good use; each serves a different purpose. She has an embroidery machine, a cover stitch-only machine, a serger, and a longarm machine.

Before she owned a variety of machines, Genelle learned to sew by sewing garments. She sewed a skirt in high school and later continued to make clothes for her mother-in-law. “She just wanted something comfortable to wear and couldn’t find it in the store,” she said. Additionally, Genelle sewed for herself after achieving a significant amount of weight loss. “Nothing fit anymore, and clothes that did fit needed to be hemmed.” Today, she still repairs garments but prefers embroidery and quilting.

Thanks again to everyone who entered the sweepstakes, and a special congratulations to Genelle!

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20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. avatar Joanne L
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 07:12:14

    Congrats Genelle!!

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  2. avatar Cathy Woods
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 07:21:45

    You go girl. I love my Koala set up. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do.

    Reply

  3. avatar Evelyn Frankovich
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 07:39:54

    Congratulations to Genelle! Enjoy and make many beautiful things!

    Reply

  4. avatar Cynthia McCoy
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 07:43:56

    Congratulations Genelle!!! Enjoy

    Reply

  5. avatar Kathy Romans
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:09:19

    Congratulations Genelle!

    Reply

  6. avatar Karen K
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:11:05

    You will love your Koala, congratulations!

    Reply

  7. avatar Chris D
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:20:28

    So…..she won a storage tower and it “Made her dreams come true.”?????

    Reply

  8. avatar Donna
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:48:31

    Congrats, I hope you enjoy you koala as much as I enjoy mine and wish I had a couple more
    enjoy many years more quilting and embroidery

    Reply

  9. avatar Sandrea White
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:55:03

    Congratulation! I am so happy for you. I completely understand about the task specific machines. I have the same except the long arm which I want. I have one Kawala cabinet that come with my 10 needle embroidery machine. I love it. pure quality. The only thing I wish about it is that it was in white instead of the dark wood. My entire sewing room is in white. But I had to take it like it was even though the entire set up was brand new. One day by the grace of God I will have a new sewing room and a Sewing with Nancy set up in my house. LOL

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  10. avatar Sandrea White
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:57:26

    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:55:03

    Congratulation! I am so happy for you. I completely understand about the task specific machines. I have the same except the long arm which I want. I have one Koala cabinet that come with my 10 needle embroidery machine. I love it. pure quality. The only thing I wish about it is that it was in white instead of the dark wood. My entire sewing room is in white. But I had to take it like it was even though the entire set up was brand new. One day by the grace of God I will have a new sewing room and a Sewing with Nancy set up in my house. LOL

    Reply

  11. avatar Sandrea White
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:58:26

    I meant Koala.

    Reply

  12. avatar Sandy Mitchell
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 09:21:16

    Congratulations Genelle.

    Reply

  13. avatar Margaret
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 10:10:56

    Congratulations Genelle, on your good fortune! What a beautiful addition to your sewing room :)

    Reply

  14. avatar Terry
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 10:13:11

    Congrats Genelle…enjoy your new Koala Storage Tower!!! :)

    Reply

  15. avatar Alene Knox
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 10:36:13

    Congratulations to you on your win of such a beautiful set of sewing drawers/cabinets. I am TRULY tickled for you!!

    Reply

  16. avatar Sandra
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 10:46:50

    How exciting. Congratulations Genelle. I’m sure you will enjoy the Koala storage tower.

    Reply

  17. avatar Joan
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 16:21:02

    Good for you Genelle! I’m sure you will enjoy. Congratulations!

    Reply

  18. avatar Annette
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 18:18:17

    Congrats ! Genelle!
    I love my Koala studio and I’m sure you will love your storage tower.

    Reply

  19. avatar Teresa
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 18:51:19

    So glad you won. Enjoy your new furniture. Koala is the best.

    Reply

  20. avatar Lynda
    Mar 12, 2014 @ 10:12:36

    Congratulations!!!!!!!! My sister has this and it is beautiful!!!

    Reply

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20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. avatar Joanne L
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 07:12:14

    Congrats Genelle!!

    Reply

  2. avatar Cathy Woods
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 07:21:45

    You go girl. I love my Koala set up. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do.

    Reply

  3. avatar Evelyn Frankovich
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 07:39:54

    Congratulations to Genelle! Enjoy and make many beautiful things!

    Reply

  4. avatar Cynthia McCoy
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 07:43:56

    Congratulations Genelle!!! Enjoy

    Reply

  5. avatar Kathy Romans
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:09:19

    Congratulations Genelle!

    Reply

  6. avatar Karen K
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:11:05

    You will love your Koala, congratulations!

    Reply

  7. avatar Chris D
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:20:28

    So…..she won a storage tower and it “Made her dreams come true.”?????

    Reply

  8. avatar Donna
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:48:31

    Congrats, I hope you enjoy you koala as much as I enjoy mine and wish I had a couple more
    enjoy many years more quilting and embroidery

    Reply

  9. avatar Sandrea White
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:55:03

    Congratulation! I am so happy for you. I completely understand about the task specific machines. I have the same except the long arm which I want. I have one Kawala cabinet that come with my 10 needle embroidery machine. I love it. pure quality. The only thing I wish about it is that it was in white instead of the dark wood. My entire sewing room is in white. But I had to take it like it was even though the entire set up was brand new. One day by the grace of God I will have a new sewing room and a Sewing with Nancy set up in my house. LOL

    Reply

  10. avatar Sandrea White
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:57:26

    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:55:03

    Congratulation! I am so happy for you. I completely understand about the task specific machines. I have the same except the long arm which I want. I have one Koala cabinet that come with my 10 needle embroidery machine. I love it. pure quality. The only thing I wish about it is that it was in white instead of the dark wood. My entire sewing room is in white. But I had to take it like it was even though the entire set up was brand new. One day by the grace of God I will have a new sewing room and a Sewing with Nancy set up in my house. LOL

    Reply

  11. avatar Sandrea White
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:58:26

    I meant Koala.

    Reply

  12. avatar Sandy Mitchell
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 09:21:16

    Congratulations Genelle.

    Reply

  13. avatar Margaret
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 10:10:56

    Congratulations Genelle, on your good fortune! What a beautiful addition to your sewing room :)

    Reply

  14. avatar Terry
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 10:13:11

    Congrats Genelle…enjoy your new Koala Storage Tower!!! :)

    Reply

  15. avatar Alene Knox
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 10:36:13

    Congratulations to you on your win of such a beautiful set of sewing drawers/cabinets. I am TRULY tickled for you!!

    Reply

  16. avatar Sandra
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 10:46:50

    How exciting. Congratulations Genelle. I’m sure you will enjoy the Koala storage tower.

    Reply

  17. avatar Joan
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 16:21:02

    Good for you Genelle! I’m sure you will enjoy. Congratulations!

    Reply

  18. avatar Annette
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 18:18:17

    Congrats ! Genelle!
    I love my Koala studio and I’m sure you will love your storage tower.

    Reply

  19. avatar Teresa
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 18:51:19

    So glad you won. Enjoy your new furniture. Koala is the best.

    Reply

  20. avatar Lynda
    Mar 12, 2014 @ 10:12:36

    Congratulations!!!!!!!! My sister has this and it is beautiful!!!

    Reply

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