• 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!


  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Go Red for Women: Just a Little Heart Attack

    Go Red for Women has produced a short film highlighting the symptoms of a heart attack, featuring Elizabeth Banks. Heart disease affects us all.

  • Go Red For Women’s Heart Health – What is heart disease?

    Independent quilt shops all over the United States are Going Red For Women and promoting QuiltRed, a program that teaches quilters to make red and white quilts, while educating women about heart health. It’s all about making women aware of their heart health and making healthy life choices so they can take steps to live heart healthy lives.

    Heart disease is when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become hardened and narrowed due to a build up of plaque on the arteries’ inner walls, restricting blood flow to the heart.  Heart disease is one of several cardiovascular diseases of the heart and blood vessel system. Other cardiovascular diseases include stroke, high blood pressure and rheumatic heart disease.

    Friday, February 4 is Go Red For Women day and women across our nation are wearing red to support women’s heart health.

    The Fabric Shop Network is promoting a year-long campaign for member quilt shops who promote QuiltRed for Women’s Heart Health by supplying them timely press releases and information they can use to educate women about taking steps to live heart healthy lives.

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