October Koala Events

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The month of October will be busy with events, and we hope to see you at one (or more!) of these great shows:

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo



Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

October 3-5

Fredericksburg, VA

Retailer: All Brands Service Center

Click here for event information.








Rusty Barn Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival

October 10-12

Pomona, CA

Retailer: Moore’s Mission Viejo

Click here for event information.









Nancy Zieman Love of Sewing Retreat

October 10-12

Frederick, MD

Retailer: Ellicott City Sew & Vac

Click here for event information.






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Pacific International Quilt Festival

October 17-20

Santa Clara, CA

Retailer: Eddie’s Quilting Bee

Click here for event information.



International Quilt Market*

October 26-28

Houston, TX

Click here for event information.

*Trade show only. Not open to the general public.






International Quilt Festival

October 31-November 3

Houston, TX

Click here for event information.






National Floor Model Sale 2013

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Now through September 30, save up to 30 % off MSRP on select Koala floor models. This is a once-a-year opportunity to take advantage of the lowest prices on Koala Studios. This amazing sales event takes place in-store only at participating retailers. Quantities are limited, so don’t wait!

Click here to find your local Koala Studios retailer.

American Patchwork & Quilting

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When American Pathwork & Quilting wanted to update their Craft Studio, they turned to Koala Studios to get the job done. Their new studio features the TreasureChest Plus IV, the CraftPro Plus IV, the Creative Gallery Wall System, and SewComfort Chairs.


Click here to take a virtual tour of their new and improved Craft Studio!

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.

Picture This… Voting

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VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who participated in our “Picture This…” contest!


Over 200 room plans were submitted as part of our “Picture This…” contest, and now the fun part begins! To determine the winner of the Small StorageCenter, you get to vote for your favorite room plan. That’s right, we’re putting it in your hands!

Here’s how it works:

  • You can vote for one room plan per day until May 31st.
  • Whichever room plan has the most votes on May 31st wins the grand prize!
  • Head over to our Facebook page to vote for your favorite room plan.
  • Don’t have a Facebook page? That’s ok, we’ve got you covered! You can vote here.

Don’t forget! You can still enter to win a Madeira Thread Treasure Chest. All you have to do is register an account with our online room planner, and you are automatically entered to win!


Picture This… Giveaway

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Design your picture perfect sewing room for a chance to win in the Koala Studios Picture This… Giveaway!


There is 1 way to win:

1. Register an account with our online room planner from now until May 31 for a chance to win a Madeira Thread Chest.

2. Design and submit your dream room plan for a chance to win a Koala Studios Small StorageCenter. Room plans must be submitted by April 30. Submitted room plans will be displayed on the Koala Studios Facebook page for visitors to vote on their favorite room plan. The room plan with the most votes wins the Small StorageCenter!

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Vote for your favorite room plan here.

Learn more about about the Picture This…Giveaway here!

Check out James’ Koala Studio!

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James M. from Chatsworth, CA recently uploaded his Koala Studio to our Share Your Studio Gallery, and we were so impressed that we wanted to feature it on our blog! James was able to fit three Koala cabinets into a small 11’x10′ space, which allowed for big style and even more functionality.

No matter the size of your space, there is a Koala cabinet that’s a perfect fit. It’s easy to plan out your room with our online room planner where you can easily create a floor plan that has the same dimensions and features of the space in your home.

James M.

We recreated James’ studio with our room planner to show you how easy it is to plan out your sewing studio, even if it’s a small space. Have a similar sized studio as James does? Click here to rearrange and customize his plan to fit your space’s needs


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!

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