Sew Red is the first sewing and quilting book to put a stylish twist on raising awareness about heart disease in women! Authored by Laura Zander and with a foreword by designer and veteran journalist Deborah Norville, Sew Red is a follow-up to Knit Red, offering the same level of excitement and inspiration, with projects from such fabric design, sewing, and quilting luminaries as Ty Pennington, Amy Butler, Tula Pink, Brett Bara, Anna Maria Horner, and Kaffe Fassett.
I love the fact that this book, along with it’s predecessor, brings awareness to women about heart disease, something that we as women tend to overlook during to our busy lives.
Inside Sew Red you will find over twenty projects, including quilts, totes, garments and home décor, as well as healthy living tips and heart healthy recipes. Each project includes a designer bio, along with their tip for healthy living, detailed step by step instructions, beautifully photographed finished projects and full paper patterns for the top, skirts and dress designs. Also included is sewing basics, fabric terminology, basic stitches and finishing techniques.
The recipes are simply mouth-watering and include soups, main dishes, including a heart healthy version of macaroni and cheese, side dishes, salads and desserts, including an apple coffee cake. You will also find a section dedicated to the “facts”. Here you will learn about the signs of heart disease, the risks, what you can do to make your heart healthy and stay healthy, exercise tips that includes walking and more. Laura has dedicated one full page of informational sources and links where you can learn even more about heart disease and awareness.
Overall I give this book a huge thumbs up and have to say it’s perfect for anyone who enjoys sewing, quilting and who wants to stay “heart” healthy.
About Jimmy Beans Wools: Jimmy Beans Wool is a yarn and fabric retailer offering knitters, crocheters and sewers worldwide a comprehensive selection of the finest yarns and fabrics along with the latest fashion trends. As a market leader in its multi-billion dollar industry, Jimmy Beans Wool takes an innovative, unparalleled approach to marketing. It is the first-ever official yarn, knitting and crochet supplier to U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing and is responsible for the national industry-wide Stitch Red campaign against heart disease in women. The store has been awarded an excellent rating from StellaService for its outstanding customer service reputation and has been named four times to the Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine’s List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S and three times to the BizRate Circle of Excellence. It has also been featured on CNN and NPR and in Forbes and the New York Times.
About The Heart Truth® Campaign: The Heart Truth® is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease and is sponsored by the NHLBI, part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Through the campaign, the NHLBI leads the nation in a landmark heart health awareness movement that is being embraced by millions who share the common goal of better heart health for all women.
I am happy to announce that I will be giving my review copy of Sew Red that Jimmy Beans Wool sent to me to one lucky blog reader. To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment, and do be sure to leave a means of contact if your email does not automatically attach to your comment, for example your Ravelry ID.
The Deadline to enter is Monday, March 11th at 7:00 p.m. Arizona Time. The winner will be selected by a random number generator and will be announced on Tuesday, March 12th. Please note that the winner will receive their book directly from me and that this giveaway is open only to US Residents only.
Disclaimer: This copy has been sent to me by Jimmy Beans Wool for review. Please note that the above opinions are my own.
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