March 06, 2013

Sew Red Book REVIEW and GIVEAWAY!


I'm so excited to have been asked by  Jimmy Beans Wool to do a review on their amazing book
SEW RED!


This beautifully photographed book is for anyone who loves to sew and it's dedicated to raising awareness in the prevention of Heart Disease which sadly is the number 1 killer of women in the US. 

I think that creativity reaches it's maximum potential when a good cause in mind.   This book is proof!  



 It's jam packed with patterns, commentaries, and tips  from some of my favorite fabric and pattern designers a few of which are my own personal friends! Designers included are Patty Young, Kay Witt, Anna Maria Horner, Tula Pink, Amy AND David Butler, Valorie Wells, Ty Pennington, Denyse Schmidt, Nancy Zieman, Aneela Hoey, Vanessa Christensen, Kaari Meng, Linda Lee, Me and My Sisters Designs, Ellen March, Anna Griffith, Kaffe Fassett, Brett Bara, Suede, Jenean Morrison, Sweetwater, Marcia Harmening, Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich, Mark Cesarik, Saremy Duffy, and Anna Cohen! Wow, what a list. 

 I have spent many nights lying bed looking through it's vibrant Red and White pages and reading about the creative people who brought it to life. Words can not do it justice, you have to see it for yourself! 

Just to entice you a little bit more, I've selected a few morsels to give you a taste for whats inside...

I'm so in love with this belt by Anna Maria Horner...



I'm totally making this quilt by Tula Pink for one of my girls bedrooms...



Everyone needs a skirt by the very talented Kay Whit...



My dear friend Patty Young designed this darling purse...




I neeeeed it!

There is so much more, but you'll have to get the book to see it all :)

Now here's the fun part! One of my Lucky readers is going to win their own FREE copy of this book. Just leave a comment here and you will be entered in the giveaway.  Spread the word to your friends and family and help support the book and it's cause. Don't forget to leave your email so I can contact if you win. Entries will be accepted until Midnight March 17th! The winner will be announced March 18th. 

xo - Chelsea





Sew Red is one of many unique Stitch Red products created by numerous manufacturers and designers in the Sewing, Quilting, and Needlearts industries to raise awareness about heart disease in women. The book retails for $22.95, and a portion of its proceeds benefits 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.






58 comments:

Cathy said...

What a great idea! Heart disease runs in the family - was one of the things that my mother dealt with most of her life and my fondest memories are of her sewing clothes for herself, my sister, and me. (Except for when it was hemming time! I had a hard time being still.) It was her machine I used to sew my first stitches. Thanks for the giveaway!

Colleen said...

I love these patterns!

Rebecca said...

Wow, there's some big names in this book and some beautiful projects! THANKS for the chance!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

quiltma said...

looks like a great book.

Heather B said...

Looks like a great book! I love the Tula Pink Quilt! This cause makes me think of my Grandma, she lost her battle this past October. love you and miss you Grandma. Thanks for the chance to win.

llavmc said...

I have been waiting for this book to come out and just have to have it for my sewing library. Thanks so much for the give-away.

Sew_Happily_Ever_After said...

Can't wait to get my hands on this book!
Maadrose at sbcglobal dot net

Jennifer Fraunfelder said...

Awesome looking book, wonderful review and such a great cause. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. Heart disease runs in my family. It's a very scarey and silent disease. I can't wait to see what all is in this book.

jennifer(dot)fraunfelder(at)gmail(dot)com

Candy Mak said...

Looks like a great book with fantastic patterns.

Anonymous said...

Nice variety of patterns ... love the heart quilt and the skirt!

Janecisneros at cox dot net

Rebekah said...

What lovely selections. I especially like that skirt! I'll be sure to share the news.

Rebekah Bradord

Melissa said...

What a fantastic idea - I'd not heard of this book. Very neat
Melissa sassyfrasdesigns at gmail dot com

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

Oh my gosh I neeeeed that quilt!

Anonymous said...

What a great book!
April

Anonymous said...

Darling patterns <3
Missninabell. @ hotmail. Com

Christine said...

Wow, what lovely things all these ladies made for the book. I really want that skirt! I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance

Abbey said...

So much fun going on there!

tj79 said...

I adore the heart quilt! Thank you for doing this giveaway. What a cute book!

Rene said...

What a great cause and looks like a great book to put in my library. I recognize some of those designer names. That quilt is to die for.
Thanks for the opportunity.
rplona@comcast.net

Jessie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This book looks fantastic!

dawsonlaigh said...

Love that belt! Looks like a great book.
Dawsonlaigh@hotmail.com

swilloughby said...

This book looks great! I love the heart quilt in your blog post! Beautiful!

Kristy said...

Lovely! I think I NEED that cute purse too! :) Thanks for the chance!

crescendogal said...

What a gorgeous book!!! I would love to be a new owner of it...and for such a worthy cause too!

Nana Potts said...

I saw this book the other day at B&N. It is fabulous! I would so very very much love to win a copy!! Thank you for giving us a chance.

Jake and Michelle said...

Red is my favorite color! That heart quilt is right up my alley...I hope I win!

Susan B said...

Wonderful way to bring awareness to the cause. Thank you for the opportunity to win this.

Elizabeth said...

I would love to win this book! I really want to make the skirt. Thank you for doing the giveaway!

Robin said...

Looks like an interesting book! I'd love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

Angela C. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

accoupons at gmail dot om

Jessica said...

I LOVE the heart quilt...so fun! My birthday is next week, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll win! =)

kim leavens said...

I love this book and I'm soo in to "hearts", love that quilt. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!!

Mary Pat Proctor said...

Love the skirt and purse! And red is always a great color! :)
I am seriously thinking about getting into quilting and make my daughter one for graduation next year (that gives me a little time! LOL!)
marypatproctor@Hotmail.com

Carrie Slater said...

Love anything by Kay Whit cslater289@Yahoo.com

Gill said...

I love Tula Pink's heart quilt!
Thank you!

Shirley Ann said...

Wow!! Love the sneak peek of the book; the patterns look fantastic!!

Lauren said...

What a gorgeous book loaded with many great projects! I would love to have this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sarah said...

Oh, thanks for the chance! Love this!!

sarah8914 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I loved this book the first time I saw it. All the items are fantastic.

fashionguru73 at yahoo cot com

eye_on_sparrow said...

That book looks like something I need. So many great ideas thanks for sharing with us.

Kelli Camp said...

Having suffered two heart attacks before the age of 37, I totally support anything that brings more awareness to heart disease in women!!

kelli c - kellicamp AT ymail D.T com

jolie said...

Would love to win! Stampgirljn at prodigy dot net

Melinda's Musings said...

The heart quilt is so cute.
Melinda
mautry@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the skirt!!!!!

Cecilia said...

I really like the heart quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

Shelley in CT said...

A great cause, and looks like a really fun pattern book. I'm already in love with that heart quilt! Thanks for the chance to win the book!

DeneAnn said...

Awesome book and like many others I love the heart quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
Dene'
Shabbeesoul@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would so love to win this sewing book! I love to sew and who doesn't love red too! Thanks, JP at jsp_2002@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I want one!! pkrwarren@bigpond.com

Kari Terhune said...

Love the skirt and the purse :)
karit75@hotmail.com

Debra Lee said...

I love the heart quilt!
Needledd at gmail dot com

PolyCraftual said...

That book looks amazing! I'm loving the skirt.

Tau said...

A few months ago I started taking sewing lessons. A whole new world opened for me :-) The projects in this book look awesome! Greets from Belgium.

tau(underscore)be(at)yahoo(dot)com

Peggie said...

This book looks wonderful! Thank you for the chance!

smoochymoosey at gmail dot com

audreysattic said...

This book looks wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to own it!

Ehesse1215@cs.com

Gina said...

Oh I've been looking at this! Great giveAway!

Gina
Gina@gigglekidsboutique.com

Graham Donahue said...

I would love to have this book!

Joanna Donahue



thedonahues7(at)verizon(dot)net

Tammy Thomas said...

So I just love your patterns..I wish I could get them all.
Thanks Tammy
bugnbus 43 @ hotmail. com