Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Our Christmas Eve Winner

We hope that all of you had a great Christmas, or had an enjoyable weekend with family & friends!  We sure did, and now we're busy preparing for the new year!  The Christmas Eve winner of this:

was Chastity Burton aka the Abominable Snowman (check out her Facebook pic, lol)!  Congrats Chastity!  We will be in touch shortly! 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday's Trip To The Prize Closet!

It's an easy walk to the prize closet - the hard part is picking out what to give away!  After much hemming (hee hee) and hawing, we decided to go with the June Taylor Cut n Press mat & one of the  Storage organizers!  It's the perfect prize for when you need to actually do a little hemming! 

We're sending these goodies to our friend Terri Jones from Springfield, MO!  Terri, we'll be sending these out to you next week!  Thanks once again to all of our friends for spending another week with us! We are getting close to giving away another Gidget II, so please let your sewing friends in on the fun!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Our Friday Winner!

Wow, there sure are a lot of you that like Gingerbread! ;)  We sure hope our luck Friday winner, Beth Hay from Eagle Point, OR likes to make gingerbread, because we think this apron will be a big help when she's getting creative in the kitchen!:

Congratulations Beth!  We will be sending your prize out shortly.  We hope you all had a great weekend, and we're looking forward to spending the rest of the week with you!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Handmade Holiday Ornament Contest

One of the best things about this time of year is all of the festive decorations that we see all around us - pretty candles & lights, beautiful decorations, and lots & lots of ornaments!  We think they are even more special if they are handmade.  Do you have a pretty ornament that you sewed this year, are you working on one now, or do you have an idea for one that you just haven't been motivated enough to start yet?  We'd love to see what you've been working on, and maybe provide a little motivation for you to get one done, so we're having a "Handmade Holiday Ornament" contest!

To enter, just send us a picture of an ornament that you've sewn this year.  It can be for Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa!  Email your pictures to rebecca@arrowcabinets.com by Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at 3 pm Eastern time.  We'll have the staff choose the winner, and we'll send them this lovely prize:

An adorable apron and matching tote!  Good luck everyone, we can't wait to see your creations!

Please email rebecca@arrowcabinets.com if you have any questions!

Friday, December 2, 2011

5,000 Likes - Who's The Lucky Winner??

We know you all have been waiting patiently to find out who our lucky winner is, and we're finally ready to spill the news!  An entire sewing suite - a chair. a Pixie cutting table, and an Arrow cabinet of the winner's choice...

is on it's way to

 Carol Fleming in Randleman, NC

CONGRATULATIONS Carol!!!  We'll be in touch with you shortly!

We'd also like to thank all of our Facebook friends for playing along.  You've made the first 5,000 sew much fun, we can't wait for 10,000!

* Cabinet shown is just a representative. Sewing machine and all other accessories not included.

Twice The Likes, Twice The Fun!

In just a little bit, we'll be giving away an entire sewing suite to celebrate over 5,000 people liking us on Facebook.  We have had such a great time interacting with you over the past year or so!  You're the best fans around!   You're always good for a giggle, you share all of your great projects with us, and you're always so enthusiastic.  THANK YOU!

We realized that as we began to near the 5000 mark, we needed to start thinking about what we should do when we hit 10,000.  We really wanted to keep the fun going, so we thought & thought about it, and decided that since 10,000 is twice as much as 5,000, we should have twice as much fun!  Here's the plan:

Every time we add 500 fans on Facebook, we'll be giving away not one, but TWO Gidget II's - one to a lucky fan, and one to a local Arrow dealer or quilt store that the winning fan chooses! 

When we hit 7,500 fans, we'll give away a sewing cabinet, and when we hit 10,000 fans we'll give away TWO SEWING SUITES!!  That's right, two lucky winners will receive a cabinet, cutting table and chair courtesy of Arrow.  Pretty amazing, huh? *

Like always, once you've filled out the online registration form located on our Facebook page, you are automatically entered to win the giveaway.  No need to keep re-entering!  Once again, thanks for all of your support this year, and we hope you stick around for 10,000!

*Contests are only open to U.S. residents residing in the 48 contiguos states.  Residents of Canada are eligible, but will be responsible freight, duties & taxes.  Please, only one entry per household.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Black Friday Winner!

We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, and have recovered from Black Friday! We're thinking that if Kathy Lohberger from Eureka, CA did a little thread shopping on Friday, she might need these to get organized:

A very cool bobbin organizer and thread organizer from June Tailor! Kathy, we'll be sending this your way shortly! Thanks for being a Facebook fan!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Another Friday, Another Winner!

Well, we're only a few days away from Thanskgiving and the biggest shopping day of the year - Black Friday! I'm sure that an extra shopping bag would come in very handy, and just think how stylish you'd look carrying this around:
We think that Sandi Price from Jesup, GA will be the envy of her friends when she goes shopping with it! Sandi, thanks for being on of our Facebook friends, we'll be sending you your prize shortly! We'd like to thank all of for spending another week with us!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Our Weekly Winner!

It's time to "shine the light" on our weekly Facebook winner! We hope that Sue O'Neal Miller will enjoy using this Mighty Brite light to illuminate their sewing projects!
Sue, please email us at rebecca@arrowcabinets.com. We hope all of your are enjoying your weekend! See you on Monday!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Another Friday Winner!

Hi everyone!  We hope you're all enjoying the pictures from Quilt Market!  We still have a few more to share, but right now we want to share some good news with one of our Facebook fans!

We hope that Regina Borysenko from Shrewsbury, MA is excited about winning this apron!  We think it will look awfully cute on her!  Regina, please email us at Rebecca@arrowcabinets.com.  We have most of your info from the prize database, but your zip code is missing a number! Congrats Regina!

We are getting closer and closer to giving away an entire sewing suite, so please make sure that you have signed up in our database - one entry per household please (duplicate entries will be eliminated).  The database link is on our Facebook page under our profile picture, so head on over there and fill it out!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Our Friday Winner - Finally!

Did you miss us yesterday? We all headed down to Houston to set up our booth for the International Quilt Market, so we were a bit busy! Now that the booth is set up, the show is open, and all of our great cabinets are wowing the crowds, we thought we'd sneak on here and post our winner! Since the June Tailor booth isn't too far away, why don't we give away the June Tailor Thread and bobbin organizers?

They'll come in pretty handy for organizing all of that thread, won't they Cindi Clark from Georgia? Congrats, you're our winner! If you didn't win, please keep checking in on our Facebook page this weekend. We'll be posting some fun giveways while we're here at Market!

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Tote-ally Fun Friday!

We always look forward to Fridays around here, because we get to make a trip to the prize closet, pull out something fun, and brighten someone's day a little when we pick their name!  Today, this happened to fall out of the prize closet:

It's an awesome tote, made from the same Alexander Henry print that our Chair-y's are made of!  This Friday we're sending it to.... Maria Zelinski from Bushkill, PA.  Yay Maria!  We have your info Maria, so watch your mailbox! 

Thanks for making it another great week everyone!  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Great Way To Start The Weekend!

Isn't it fun to start the weekend as a prizewinner??  We sure do hope that the lucky winner of this Mighty Brite light thinks so!

Why don't we ask her?  Hey Teresa Nance from Lincoln, AL - is this a fun start to your weekend?  We'll be in touch with you shortly!

Hopefully we'll really be starting someone's weekend off with a bang when we finally reach 5000 fans on Facebook and can give away an entire sewing suite - cabinet, chair and cutting table!  Woohoo!  Don't forget to tell all of your sewing friends to come on over to www.facebook.com/arrowsewingcabinets and give us a like!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, October 14, 2011

We've Been Doing A Little "Quilting"!

Several months ago,  we decided that Arrow needed to participate in a local community tradition - barn quilts.  Even though we don't technically work in a barn, we were interested in having a “Barn Quilt” mounted on our building, and we had a contest to select the block.  The winner, Brenda Gleiter, sent in the winning design - the Silver Maple design, a traditional block from Electric Quilt library. “We loved the fact that the design had 4 Arrows, which we interpret to represent the 4 different divisions of Arrow Companies,” said Hether Miles-Fiess, Division Manager at Arrow. “Besides manufacturing sewing cabinets since 1943, Arrow also has an EDI Service Bureau, a Fulfillment and Distribution Center and an IT On Demand Computer Support Division.” Well, after a lot of preparation, we're proud to announce that the “Arrow Barn Quilt” has finally been unveiled!

Arrow staff members Bill Walser, Jo Jacobi and Hether Miles-Fiess spent the hot summer days layering oil base primer and paints onto the 8' x 8’ structure. 

Thankfully, Jo is an expert quilter and came to the rescue when Bill came in and said he needed to make the arrows smaller to fit on the board! Jo immediately took over and solved the problem, as only a quilter who has created thousands of smaller quilt blocks could.

“After launching the contest on our Facebook page in May and picking the winner, we never thought it would take 4 months to get our 8' x 8' quilt block on the side of the building,” said Hether.  “When we started the project we began to look for places on the building where we could mount the large plywood structure securely and safely, but we never imagined we would find the stucco of our building peeling away.  After an extensive building overhaul where all the stucco was removed, new stucco put back in place, new aluminum siding and gutters added and a fresh coat of paint topped it all off,  we were quite frankly afraid to put any holes into the new siding to hang our block!

In the end it was all worth it, and we feel that the final result is a bright and cheerful reflection of our business, our industry and certainly the heritage of quilt blocks on barns.  If you are ever in the area, stop by and check out our block!"

Friday, October 7, 2011

Another Friday Winner!

Can you believe another week has come and gone?  Time sure does fly!  We hope you all had a great week, we've enjoyed your company tremendously.  Since it's Friday, how about we give away a little something?  We opened the door of our prize closet, and this jumped out:

I think Tami Smith from Caldwell, ID will be thrilled to find this in her mailbox, don't you?  Tami, we'll get your prize out to you soon!  We hope that all of the rest of you have a great weekend, and don't forget - we're almost to 5000 likes, so we've got a huge giveaway coming up!  Yippee!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Our Friday Winner!

It's time to announce our Friday winner!  Sorry we're a little late, but we had some travel issues and this is the first chance we've gotten to post to let you know who our lucky winner is!

We sure hope that Debra Palmquist from Tracy, CA likes her June Tailor goodies - a Cut 'n Press Mat and a Separate 'n Store Container.  Congrats Debra!  We'll be emailing to confirm your address, but please give us a few days - we're in the middle of inventory and some shows.  My, work can be so inconvenient, can't it??  hee hee!  We hope all of you had a great weekend! 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

We're So Excited - A Double Gidget II Giveaway

Wow, we couldn't believe that in less than a day we not only reached 4000 "likes", we hit over 4500 "likes"!! Amazing!  That means that we get to do something fun for not one, but TWO of our Facebook fans - give them an awesome Gidget II sewing table!

She's even wearing her party hat for the occasion!*  We downloaded our giveaway database, put the random number generator to work, and came up with two names:

Jan Crowder from McKinney, TX
Cyndi Stephenson from Vancouver, WA!


Congratulations to both of you!  We have all of your info and we'll be in touch shortly.  We'd also like to say a big "Thank You" to all of our other fans for joining us this week!  Don't forget, we'll be giving away an entire suite (chair, cabinet and cutting table) when we get to 5000 "likes", and we also do a fun little giveaway every Friday, so make sure you pop by and visit us often!

*sewing machine and party hat not included :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

F-R-I-D-A-Y Spells Prize!

Or at least that's what all of our Facebook friends tell us! We always look forward to starting someone's weekend off right with a little goody. We hope you all enjoy it too! We don't want to keep you in suspense, so why don't we give a little "woot!" for Linda Milward from Middle Island, NY. She's the gal you'll soon see sporting this cute apron:
We're sure she'll look great in it! Congratualtions Linda, we'll be in touch shortly to mail your prize! Thanks everyone, and have a great weekend!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Another Friday Winner!

It's officially the weekend!  Yippee!!  We hope that you'll all be productive this weekend, and maybe even get a little organized.  Maybe Carrie Coviello from Rucklesville, VA will be able to put this bobbin and thread rack to good use!

Congrats Carrie!  We'll be in touch on Monday to verify your shipping information.  In the meantime, we hope all of our friends have a wonderful weekend.  Maybe next week we will hit 4000, and we'll be able to give away a Gidget II!  Wouldn't that be great??

Help Us Dress Auntie Oakley For Quilt Market!

Poor Auntie Oakley, she's been feeling a little exposed ever since she saw her sister Auntie Em all dressed up in her gingham curtains!

We don't want Auntie Oakley to be self-conscious while we're at Quilt Market in October, so we thought we'd ask all of our friends to help her out!  We're having a contest to see who can make the prettiest curtains for Auntie Oakley!  She'll be photographed wearing all of the entries while we're at Quilt Market, and the set of curtains judged "Best of Show" will win one of our awesome Chair-y's in their choice of finish! **Update!  We're also sending the winner an awesome Oliso Steam Iron!** 

Here are the rules:

1.  Curtains must be the original work of the submitter.
2.  Curtains must be made to the specifications in the pattern.
3.  Curtains will need to be received at the Arrow offices by Monday, Oct. 17th, Monday, Oct. 24th. Our address is P.O. Box 410, Elkhorn, WI 53121.  Packages received after the cut-off date will not be considered.
4.  Winner will be determined by a panel of Arrow judges, and the winning entry, along with those that are not specified to be returned, will become the property of Arrow.

Here's the curtain pattern:

Please email us at rebecca@arrowcabinets.com if you have any questions.  We can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Friday Winner!

We closed our eyes, reached into our Arrow prize closet, and came out with this!

We think it will look so nice hanging on the shoulder of Kay Goebel from Hermleigh, TX! What do you think? We'll be in touch with you shortly, so check your inbox! Congratulations Kay!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Hurrah! It's A Long Weekend!!

We hope you all enjoy the long weekend, most of us here at Arrow will! Unfortunately, poor Hether & Phil have to work a trade show, so they will be up before the sun rises tomorrow morning. It's too bad they don't have one of these to help them get ready:

An awesome Mighty Brite light! I bet Hether would love to have that handy magnifying glass so she could pluck her eyebrows, hee hee! We think one of our Facebook fans would find this pretty handy to have around as well, so that's why we've reached into our magic hat and drawn a name - Heidi Lehnig from San Antonio!

Heidi, we hope you put your new light to good use! We'll be in touch soon. Thanks for being our Facebook friend, and thanks to all of our other Facebook friends as well. We're getting closer to giving away a Gidget II, so remind everyone to give us a "like" on Facebook so we can get there a little faster!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's Bernina Week!

There have been some great combinations throughout history - Antony & Cleopatra, Fred & Ginger, and peanut butter & jelly to name a few. We think Arrow Cabinets & Bernina sewing machines are a great combination too, and this week we're celebrating that great combination!

Look how well this Bernina 830 and our Kangaroo cabinet go together! The large openings on our cabinets can handle the 830 with ease. It's almost as good a combination as Bogey & Bacall! Do you have a Bernina? Or better yet, a Bernina in one of our Arrow or Kangaroo cabinets? If you do, we'd love to see a picture! Email a snapshot of you and your Bernina to us at rebecca@arrowcabinets.com, and you'll be entered to win a Mighty Brite Lite!

If the picture is of you, your Bernina, and your Arrow/Kangaroo cabinet, it counts as a double entry! Once we receive all the pictures, we'll post them in our Great Combinations album on our Facebook page. The deadline for pictures is Friday September 2nd at 6 pm Eastern, so get those entries in!

**Don't have a Bernina? Don't worry, we have more fun planned in the upcoming weeks!**

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Is Here!

And the prize closet is open for business! Why don't we send one of these

To the wonderful Sheila Townsend from Raceland, LA! We'll be in touch Sheila!

Remember, we do this every Friday, and we're also getting close to giving a way another Gidget II! We hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and if you're in the path of Irene, know that we're thinking of you! Stay safe everyone!

"Remake That Tablecloth" Contest!

We had so much fun with our last contest, "Get Your Tote On", we've decided to have another one! This time we want to see what all of you can do with an old tablecloth. We got so many suggestions from all of you when Hether posted on facebook about the pretty ones she got at the antique fair.

We've also seen lots of cute ideas on the web, like this adorable skirt by Beccy:

Check out her blog for full details, she's got other great projects on there as well: Beccy's blog.

Need more inspiration? Just Google "old tablecloth projects", and you'll be amazed at some of the cool projects that pop up. We've seen laundry carts, aprons, slipcovers - just about everything! I'm sure you'll all be inspired to come up with some cool ideas of your own!

Now for the contest details:

1. This must be a new item made for this contest, and be your original work.

2. Please email us two pictures - a "before" picture of the tablecloth, and an "after" picture of your completed project. They should be no larger than 600 x 900 pixels, and should be emailed to rebecca@arrowcabinets.com by Monday, September 19th at 10 am, along with your name and mailing address. You may enter more than once.

3. All photos will be posted in a slide show here on the Arrow blog on Wednesday, September 21st.

4. The winner will be chosen in a blind judging by Arrow staff members.

5. The winner will receive our awesome Kangaroo Kabinets rolling tote!

If you have any questons, please email us at rebecca@arrowcabinets.com. Good luck, and have fun with it!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Another Friday Has Come and (almost) Gone!

So that means it's time to announce our Friday winner. We think that maybe Terri Quackenbush Conner would love these:

What do you think Terri? Please email us at cs@arrowcabinets.com and let us know! We hope you all had a great week. We did, because we're getting closer and closer to giving away another Gidget II. We hope we can do it next week! Until then, have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tote Bag Entries!

Wow, we got some great entries for our tote bag contest! Not only are they cute, but they're functional too!

Love the embroidery on Amanda G's bag!
The trim on Brooke G's bag is adorable!
Marilyn's red & white plaid bag has got a great summery feel!
Nancy M's bags are made from dollar store vinyl tablecloths, and they're a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society -they're just too cute!
Vicki W's tote folds up, AND it's made from organic cotton!
Ahlia B's bag is so sweet! It's made from old tablecloths and doilies - adorable

Take a peek at the slideshow, and let us know what you think!

We'll be announcing the winner on Thursday, and they'll be receiving this awesome Kangaroo Kabinets rolling tote:

Thanks so much to everyone that entered! Stay tuned, we'll be announcing our next contest shortly!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Winner

Phil here. So this friday afternoon all the girls are out of the office (with the exception of Jo) so I finally have control of the blog again!!!! And seing as how I'm the only guy in our division I'm going to hijack this blog post and talk about football.

Just kidding. I'm here to announce the winner of our weekly give-away.....
Kim Milone Gleason you are our Friday winner.
Email cs@arrowcabinets.com to claim your prize

Congrats Kim!

P.S. Go Bears!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Another Friday Winner!

Wow, can you believe it's Friday already? We are getting closer and closer to giving away another Gidget II sewing table (tell your friends to "like" us on Facebook), but in the meantime, let's start someone's weekend off right with this cute prize:

I can just see Sheila Whitney trotting around El Paso with this beauty on her arm! Sheila, we'll be in touch! In the meantime, we hope you all have an AWESOME weekend! Thanks for hanging out with us!

Friday, July 29, 2011

We Love Fridays!

It's our favorite day of the week here at Arrow - giveaway day! Today we'll be giving away this cute and sassy apron to one of our Facebook fans! Remember, once we hit 4000 fans, we'll be giving away a cute and sassy Gidget II sewing table, so don't forget to tell all of your quilty/sewy/crafty friends to stop by our Facebook page and give us a "like!

So, who's our lucky fan this week? It's Lisa Green from Beach City! Lisa, please email us at cs@arrowcabinets.com so we can verify your address. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Our Latest Friday Winner!

Friday is our favorite day of the week here at Arrow Sewing Cabinets, because we get to make one of our Facebook fans very happy! Today we're going to brighten one lucky winner's day by sending them this:

A June Tailor Cut n' Press Mat, and a Separate n' Store Container! Yay! Our luck winner this week is Becky Stancill - congrats Becky! We'll be in touch!

If you're not already a fan, be sure to visit our Facebook page for instructions on how to be included in the fun. Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Another Friday Winner!

We're going to help someone get organized this week by giving away a June Tailor thread organizer and a bobbin organizer too!

Who's our lucky winner? Why, it's Lynne Zimmermann! Congrats Lynne! Enjoy the weekend, and we'll be in touch with you on Monday. Thanks to all of our Facebook friends for hanging out with us this week!

Get Your Tote On: Our Latest Contest!

These days it seems that everyone is trying to be more eco-friendly, and lots of re-useable grocery bags have become very popular. The problem is, sometimes they're not very cute! We'd like to challenge you all to make a re-useable grocery bag/tote that's not only functional, but cute! They're fairly simple to make, and they don't use a lot of fabric. If you're really eco-concious, you can even re-purpose something you've got lying around! There are some great tutorials on the internet, here are a few:



Check them out, and get sewing! We'll choose a winner at random to receive another kind of tote - our awesome Kangaroo Kabinets rolling tote!

Now, the rules:

1. This must be a new item made for this contest, and be your original work.

2. Please email a 600 x 900 pixel image of your completed project to rebecca@arrowcabinets.com by Saturday, August 13th at 9 pm, along with your name and mailing address. You may enter more than once.

3. All photos will be posted in a slide show here on the Arrow blog on Monday, August 15th.

4. The winner will be chosen in a blind judging by Arrow staff members.

Good luck, and have fun with it!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Yahoo For Yo-Yo's: The Entries!

Thanks so much to everyone that sent in their creations for the "Yahoo for Yo-Yo's" contest! We had some cute and creative entries! Check them out here (scroll over the picture to see the name of the contestant):

Aren't they all wonderful? We sure will have a hard time picking the winner! Which ones are your favorites?