• The Red Dress Collection 2014 Presented During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    February 6 was a fashionable first as Go Red For Women ® and The Heart Truth came  together to present The Red Dress CollectionSM 2014 during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Go Red For Women - The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2014 Show - Made Possible By Macy's and Subway Restaurants

     

    Stars at this year’s show were Lindsey Vonn, AnnaSophia Robb, Colbie Caillat, Giada De Laurentiis, Gina Torres, Bella Thorne, Joan Jett, Leona Lewis, NeNe Leakes, Rutina Wesley, Sasha Cohen and Vanna White, to name a few.

    You can watch the presentation here: Wear Red Day!

     

  • National Wear Red Day! – February 7, 2014

    For 10 years, the American Heart Association has sponsored National Wear Red Day to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women. This year, join us on February 7, 2014 to celebrate National Wear Red Day.

  • Today is National Walking Day!

    We spend more time at work than ever before and as a nation we are becoming more inactive. So today – April 3, 2013 is American Heart Association’s National Walking Day – a day to get up and move! Take a 3o minute walk, enjoy what spring has to offer – green grass, flowering trees, and the promise of nicer weather and more opportunity to walk!

    It’s a great way to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and to give us a friendly nudge towards a healthier lifestyle.

     

  • An Uplifting Message to Start Your Day!

    I found this positive message on Alison Buffkin’s Pinterest site under the heading Inspirations. Did you know the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women website has a Go Red BetterU tab offering a FREE 12-week online nutrition and fitness program that can makeover your heart. Each week will focus on a different area of your health and provide step-by-step guidance. You’ll have access to everything from daily expert tips to an online journal. Check it out!

  • World Stroke Day – Oct. 29

    Today - October 29, is World Stroke Day. For seven years, on the popular TV show “Hercules,” Kevin Sorbo embodied the legendary half-god, half-man character from Greek mythology.

    Actor – Kevin Sorbo

    But in real life, he suffered three strokes at age 38.

    Get your Personal Risk Assessment by checking a few boxes related to your age, family history, medical history, tobacco use, total cholesterol, blood pressure, physical activity, body weight and diabetes.

  • Carriage House Quilts – Naples, New York

    Carriage House QuiltsCarriage House Quilts is located in Naples, New York, nestled in the picturesque Naples Valley located at the south end of Canandaigua Lake. Carriage House Quilts is an independent quilt shop specializing in the finest quality 100% cotton fabric. The shop is in a 140 year old carriage house. Upstairs is the Gammill long arm sewing machine.We’re proud to be one of New York State’s Gammill sales representatives.

    We also offer a wide selection of books and patterns to entice you and just the right fabrics to delight you! Our fabrics include Moda, South Seas Imports, Hoffman, Timeless Treasures Clothworks, P & B Textiles, and many more delightful selections. Carriage House is fully stocked with all the notions and tools you’ll need to create your very own special quilts.

    While you’re visiting our quilt shop for your quilting fabric, patterns and notions, visit our local wineries to sample world renowned Finger Lakes wines.

    Photo and information courtesy of Carriage House Quilts.

  • Grandma’s Attic

    Grandma's Attic

    Discover the online home for GrandmasAtticQuilting.Com.  Its a great place for quilters, stitchers, embroiderers, fabric lovers, and anyone else who loves the Fiber Arts. If you get a chance, visit the shop in Dallas, Oregon.

    I’ll let you in on a little secret: Grandma Rachel created our QuiltRed CD with help from our program designer. It includes 12 red & white pieced quilt projects, 12 redwork quilt projects, 3 redwork pillow projects and 13 full-size redwork embroidery patterns. QuiltRed™ was inspired by the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign, which focuses attention on heart health, encouraging women to take good care of their hearts.

    Have a Heart Sampler

    Say I Love You over and over again with Grandma’s Sweethearts Redwork
    Sampler Club
    . Embroidered hearts, designed and/or adapted by Grandma Rachel
    from vintage redwork patterns, are easy to stitch and fun to create. Each month,
    you’ll receive the fabric and floss you need to create an embroidered heart
    block, plus information from FabShopNet’s Quilt Red program with tips for
    keeping your own heart healthy and strong.

    Look what else I found on her website:

    Gram’s Delicious Apple Pie

    6-8 tart
    Apples. Peel, core and slice. Use a mix of Apples for texture and flavor.
    1/4 cup Brown Sugar
    1/4 to 1/2 cup white Sugar depending on taste.
    1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
    1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon Clove
    1/8 teaspoon Salt

    Place sliced apples in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss gently. If the apples are dry, add two or more tablespoons water or apple juice. Arrange slices in prepared pie nine inch plate. Dot with butter. Cover with upper crust. Prick. Brush top of crust with one egg white that has been beaten and
    sprinkle with sugar. Place pie in hot oven 450 degrees for ten minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake until done — 45 to 60 minutes. If the edges of the crust brown too quickly, cover them with aluminum foil.

    Text, picture and recipe courtesy of Grandma’sAtticQuilting.com.

  • Myths versus Realities

    The American Heart Association has released an infographic that compares myths to realities in an easy-to-understand format. Download the PDF from GoRedForWomen.org.

  • 5 Heart-Healthy Foods – WebMD

    Five heart-healthy foods are blueberries

    salmon, soy protein, oatmeal

    and spinach according to WebMD.
     Find a recipe for the heart-healthy Lemon Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins pictured above here.

  • Wear Red for Women’s Heart Health – Feb. 3

      About Go Red For Women®

    Since 2004, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement has been educating millions of women on the urgent truths of heart disease. The fact is: More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Unfortunately, this killer isn’t as easy to see and is often silent, hidden and misunderstood. Go Red For Women works to spread life-saving truths about heart disease and fund lifesaving research – all which can make the difference between life and death. Learn more at GoRedForWomen.org

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