Annual Floor Model Sale

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It’s that time of year again!

Koala Studios: 2014 National Floor Model Sale

Now through September 30, take advantage of special savings on Koala Studios floor models at participating retailers. Find your nearest retailer on the Sewing & Craft Club site.

Oh Sew Organized Winner Reminded of Home with Her Prize

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After moving to the United States from Australia over 20 years ago, Andrea S. still misses plants and animals unique to Australia. So when she found out she was the grand prize winner of the Oh Sew Organized sweepstakes and won a KOALA Studio, it reminded her a bit of home.

While Andrea misses some of the beautiful birds, flowers and wildlife in Australia, she loves this country. It seems like a perfect fit that she would win an American made Koala Studio as within the last year Andrea became a United States Citizen. In fact, the entire basis of the Oh Sew Organized sweepstakes was ideal for Andrea. “Right now, I am using two old bedside drawers, a mover’s packing box, and a variety of storage tubs,” Andrea said. “Yes indeed, my new furniture will help me organize my sewing room. This definitely is a dream come true!” And Andrea isn’t the only one who thinks she needs a little help with organization, her husband agreed with an enthusiastic “You NEED that StorageCenter!” when Andrea found out she won.

Koala Studios: Oh Sew Organized Winner

Andrea’s room before she won a Koala cabinet.

Andrea has had her eye on Koala Studios for a while, and it wasn’t until now that her wishing paid off. “I had heard of Koala Studios before the sweepstakes and wished I owned some pieces of Koala Studios cabinetry. For the past 31 years, my sewing table has been something I bought for $10 at a second-hand store in Australia. It’s functional but nowhere near as beautiful as Koala Studios. I am most looking forward to walking into my sewing room each time I get creative and seeing the elegant StorageCenter in American Birdseye Maple while having my threads, scissors, rulers, leather and leather tools, all the necessary bits and pieces, all in one place. I might have to shine a spotlight on it 24/7!

Koala Studios: Oh Sew Organized Winner

Andrea loves to sew all kinds of projects, which is probably why she has so many materials, but she especially loves sewing leather because it is challenging. As she says, “I only get one ‘oops’.” In addition to leather outfits and handbags, she has sewn ball gowns, coats, shirts, skirts, slacks, dog beds and toys, drapery, fancy dress costumes, and more. Andrea was more or less self-taught and has been sewing since she was eight years old. Her sister did try to teach her some new techniques when they were young, but that resulted in Andrea’s sister’s finger becoming part of the project. Andrea, a retired Royal Australian Air Force Officer, has never been deterred by blood, and continued to pursue her sewing dreams.

And her sewing dream is now more fulfilled by winning the Koala StorageCenter Plus IV. “Having a Koala Studios StorageCenter is not only going to remind me of Australia, but I will always remember the generosity and friendliness of the people at Koala Studios…Winning the grand prize in the sweepstakes really is a dream come true. I would also like to give thanks to Almighty God for His love and blessings.”

Oh Sew Organized Winners

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Thank you to everyone who entered our “Oh Sew Organized” sweepstakes. We’ve emailed all of the winners, so check your inbox! The email MAY have landed in your spam folder, so check there too.

We Have a Winner

Once we hear back from the winners, we will update the prize page with their info.

 

Koala’s Oh Sew Organized Sweepstakes

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We’re excited to announce the Oh Sew Organized Sweepstakes! Starting Tuesday, April 1st, you’ll be able to enter for your chance to win 1 of 38 prizes. Prizes include a Koala StorageCenter, Madeira Thread Chests, and more! Learn about all of the prizes here.

Koala Studios: Oh Sew Organized Sweepstakes

 

Entry is simple: fill out the entry form on this page, and you’ll be automatically entered for your chance to win! You can enter once throughout the duration of the sweepstakes, but you can potentially earn additional entries for sharing the sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter. Take a peek at the official rules, but feel free to leave questions in the comments!

Koala Makes it Easy for Storage Dreams to Come True

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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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