Welcome to Sew Red: Sewing & Quilting for Women's Heart Health!

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. Including everything from couture dresses to wearable skirts and tops, fashionable accessories, home decor items and fresh, modern takes on traditional quilting designs, there is something for sewers and quilters of all tastes! Additionally, the book highlights each designer's personal experiences with heart disease and how they stay heart-healthy, as well as other heart-healthy living information, tips, resources and recipes.

A portion of proceeds from the sale of Sew Red will benefit the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in support of The Heart Truth®, a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease, sponsored by the NHLBI.

You can purchase your own copy of Sew Red for just $22.95 now!

Available Project Kits from Sew Red

This kit includes everything you need to sew a little pincushion from the Sew Red book! Your pincusion will measure 4.5" wide and 5" tall. Each kit contains fabric, polyfil, a written pattern and template all in a cute drawstring bag!

Basic sewing supplies needed to complete this project: scissors, all purpose thread, a sewing machine, straight pins, and a hand sewing needle.

Already have some suitable fabric? Here you can find a free copy of this sewing pattern.

Designers and Fabrics from Sew Red

Denyse Schmidt is often referred to as the mother of the modern quilting movement as her quilts constantly push the limits of traditional quilt design. As the designer behind Denyse Schmidt Quilts and a number of fabric collections including Chicopee and Flea Market Fancy, Denyse's designs are heirloom-worthy for a new generation of quilters.
Nancy Zieman is the host and executive producer of Sewing With Nancy, the longest running sewing and quilting program on television, which has been on the air for over 30 years! Nancy is the author of over ten sewing books and has designed patterns for McCall's sewing pattern company.
Aneela Hoey is both a quilter and an embroiderer, both of which often inspire her whimsical fabric lines for Moda. She is the author of the book Little Stitches and has created many quilting and embroidery patterns which she sells through her blog "Comfort Stitching".
Vanessa Christenson is the designer behind the V & Co Fabric Line for Moda Fabrics and is an avid quilt and sewing pattern designer as well. She is the author of Make it Sew Modern and writes about her design adventures on the V and Co. blog.
Kaari Meng is the creative genius behind French General Textiles, Notions, and Vintage Crafts. She is well-known in the sewing community not just for her beautiful French inspired designs, but also for her 22-year long tradition of running sewing and crafting excursions in France.
Linda Lee is an ever-present force in the sewing world with her ongoing contributions to Threads, Sew News, and Stitch magazines. She's been in the sewing business since the 6th grade when she made and sold felt hats to classmates, is the author of ten books, and creator of The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection.
Valori Wells is a professional quilter, author, and fabric and pattern designer, photographer, painter, and co-owner of The Stitchin' Post in Sisters, OR (with her mother.) She has co-authored nine books with her mother, three on her own, and numerous sewing patterns in her 14 years in the sewing industry.
Me and My Sister Designs is comprised of Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson, sisters from Phoenix AZ. Together they have designed over 100 quilt patterns and have their own line of fabrics from Moda.
Ellen March is the Editor in Chief of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines, as well as the host of Sew it All on PBS Stations nationwide. She has been sewing her own clothing since she was eight years old and drafting and writing her own patterns since college which helped pave the way to her career in the sewing industry.
Anna Griffin's artistic upbringing translated into a long and successful career in the paper and textile industries. Her love of antiques and vintage textiles and prints are what inspire her fabrics and sewing designs among her other many creative talents.
David Butler's entrance into the fabric world is fairly recent but his eye for graphic design is an art he's been honing for years. Husband to fabric-designing icon, Amy Butler, David is now translating his talents into the textile industry by designing for Freespirit fabrics under the name Parson Gray.
Kaffe Fassett is a man who needs no introduction and is known for his unique and colorful designs over five decades in the Needlearts industry. He is the author of over 30 books and numerous contributions to magazines and publications which help to illustrate his prolific career and heavily lauded talents.
Brett Bara is an all-around craft maven who specializes in knitting, crocheting, sewing, and DIY décor among other craft pursuits. She is the host of the show Knit and Crochet Now!, author of Sewing in a Straight Line, and contributes to numerous sewing and crafting publications all while keeping the crafting going over at her blog, Manhattan Craft Room.
Suede is a New York based fashion designer, crafter, and personality who exploded onto the fashion scene after his Season 5 appearance on Project Runway. His SUEDEsays brand of patterns and products for Simplicity have gained a wide audience, especially with the young adult and youth oriented markets.
Jenean Morrison is a self-described creative Freespirit making it all the more fitting that she fell into painting and graphic design. Her fabric designs for Freespirit Fabrics and sewing are a natural extension of those creative talents and showcases designs that are both retro and modern all rolled into one.
Tula Pink's formal art and design background eventually led to her combining that talent with her true passion, quilting and sewing. As a result, her charming and whimsical fabric designs and patterns are some of the most unique on the sewing scene today with a voice that is all her own.
Ty Pennington is a world-renown TV personality on shows like Trading Spaces and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. His love for interior design led to the launch of his fabric line Impressions which features designs inspired by his travels and the world around him.
Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studio pattern designs is known for her young and fresh style and bold fabric choices. Her classic yet modern designs are showcased on both her website and through her books: Sew Serendipity, Sew Serendipity Bags, and the Sew Serendipity Sewing Workbook.
Sweetwater is a family-run company that has its roots in quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking. Owned by a mother-daughters team of three women, Sweetwater continues to design prints and logos for a wide range of crafty pursuits.
Amy Butler is a beloved sewing industry icon most known for her bold and modern take on floral prints and graphics with a global twist. Her company, Amy Butler Designs focuses mostly on fashion and interior design patterns and fabrics, as well as its magazine Blossom.
Anna Maria Horner's fabric designs are distinctive in their bright color combinations and folk inspired patterning. Anna Maria has authored two sewing books: Seams to Me and Handmade Beginnings and continues to produce fresh designs for both sewing and needlework.
Marcia Harmening, a now Reno resident, took up quilting 15 years ago as a means to survive the bone- chillingly cold Alaskan winters. Today, she is the designer and creative mind behind Happy Stash Quilts.
Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmrich is an avid knitter, knitwear designer, and now sewing designer! She is the in-house knitwear designer for Jimmy Beans Wool and loves learning more and more about sewing every day; building on the skills that her professional seamstress mother passed on to her.
Mark Cesarik is the Batman of the fabric world: graphic designer by day, world-class doodler by night which he often uses as inspiration for his fabric lines. Mark and his wife are also the founders of the Sew Bettie fabric line on Spoonflower and his fabrics have been featured in the New York Times and Design Sponge.
Patty Young is the founder of MODKID designs and has designed ten different fabric lines for Michael Miller Fabrics. MODKID focuses on boutique style kids clothing, doll clothes, accessories, and home décor.
Saremy Duffy is the creative mastermind behind Chicken Boots knitting accessories and notions. Her hand-sewn original designs are popular amongst knitters and crocheters alike with their color-coordinating prints and colors.
Anna Cohen is a Portland, OR based fashion designer with a passion for sustainable fibers and environmental awareness in the fashion industry. Along with fashion and custom wedding and couture design, she focuses much of her professional energy on helping other fashion-based companies with their creative direction and branding.

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