Welcome Jenny from MSQC


Please help us give a warm welcome to Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Co. as our newest sew-lebrity! Jenny is a YouTube sensation with her easy-to-follow quilting tutorials, and now her sewing space is completely outfitted with Koala Studios furniture.


Learn more about Jenny and take a virtual tour of her sewing studio here.

Meet Barb, Our Holiday Giveaway Winner


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.

Congratulations to Our Holiday Giveaway Winner

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A huge congratulations goes out to Barb S. of Danville, CA for winning our Holiday Giveaway! She entered the contest at the Sewing Machine Shop in Walnut Creek, CA, her local Koala retailer. We had a box stuffed to the brim with entries from all across the country, but as luck would have it, Barb’s name was drawn!

Barb will receive a Single Unit Display with One Closet; this piece of furniture is part of our Creative Gallery Wall System.Once again, congratulations Barb!





Last Call for Holiday Giveaway Entries!


GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED! Thank you all for your participation in our Holiday Giveaway. We will announce the winner on Monday, January 14, 2013.


We are still accepting entries in our Holiday Giveaway! Head to your local Koala Studios retailer for a chance to win a Creative Gallery Wall Unit.

Click here to find your nearest retailer.

If you can’t make it to your nearest retailer, you can still enter by mailing a post card with your name, address, email and phone number to:

Koala Holiday Giveaway
1760 Gilsinn Lane
Fenton, MO 63026

Good luck and happy holidays!

Koala Studios Holiday Giveaway


GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED! Thank you all for your participation in our Holiday Giveaway. We will announce the winner on Monday, January 14, 2013.


The holiday season is fast approaching, and we are so excited to play “Santa” this Christmas with our Holiday Giveaway! Enter to win a Creative Gallery Wall Unit, now through December 31 at participating Koala retailers. While you’re there, pick up a free Koala Dream Planner with a special Koala Wish List to give to your own “Santa.”

See your local retailer for more details and to enter for your chance to win. Click here to find your nearest shop.


Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

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Title: Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Location: Chantilly, VA
More Information: Click Here

Description:  The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo is back for their annual event with even more classes, workshops, stage presentations, and other great opportunities for you to learn from. Take a stroll through the Exhibit Hall, sit in on a lecture or two, and sign-up for sewing and quilting classes during this three day event.

Start Date: October 4, 2012
End Date: October 6, 2012

Love of Sewing with Nancy Zieman

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Title:  Love of Sewing with Nancy Zieman

Location: Lady Lake, FL
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Description:  Nancy Zieman has partnered with A-White Sew and Vac to bring you three days of hands-on sewing classes, lectures, giveaways, and more. There will also be a special guest lecture by Brian Bailie, creator of  Designer’s Gallery Embroidery Software. Don’t miss this unique sewing experience!

Start Date: October 4, 2012
End Date: October 6, 2012

Anita Goodesign Embroidery Party

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Title: Anita Goodesign Embroidery Party with Sew Much More

Location: Austin, TX
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Description: Learn from the Anita Goodesign owner himself, Steve Wilson, and expand your embroidery capabilities with this fun-filled two-day event.

Start Date: September 15, 2012
End Date: September 16, 2012

Meissner Sewing & Vacuum Center

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Located in Northern California, Meissner Sewing & Vacuum Center has grown their company over the past 70+ years to be the biggest sewing machine company in the area. Each of the three store locations offers classes, clubs and special events to educate and inspire sewing enthusiasts of all levels. Meissner Sewing & Vacuum Center prides itself on offering a huge selection of sewing, serging and embroidery machines, as well as a wide variety of notions, books, accessories, software, and, of course, sewing furniture.

Meissner Sewing & Vacuum Center also proudly provides a low-price guarantee, free classes and factory-trained technicians. Learn more about the store and what they have to offer here.

As we continue to introduce you to some of our featured retailers, don’t forget about our National Floor Model Sale going on at a retailer near you!


B Sew Inn

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As part of our National Floor Model Sale, we are featuring some of the awesome stores and shops that sell Koala cabinets. Today, we want to tell you about B-Sew Inn.

B-Sew Inn began in 1981 as “The Vacuum Shop” with 250 square feet of retail space and about $5,000 in inventory. In 1986, the store added sewing machines to their inventory, expanded retail space, and changed the name of the store to “Godby’s Sew-N-Vac Shoppe.” As the store began to thrive and expand, Mary Hess, the current owner of B-Sew Inn, joined the team and worked closely with management to create a long-term plan for the store. Putting her plan into place, Mary Hess grew the company even more and eventually took over ownership in 1995 and officially changed the name of the store to B-Sew Inn.

Currently, B-Sew Inn has five locations in three states and is the largest Baby Lock retailer in the country. The store prides itself on bringing its customers the latest and greatest in the sewing industry and places an emphasis on education, offering special classes, discounts, and much more for both public and private schools.

Click here to read more about B-Sew Inn!

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