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 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!