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Book Review: Sew Red

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Anything that is done for a cause – a marathon or a charity – beats hard and fast in my heart. I write about my mom’s losing battle with breast cancer on my I am page and how the experience shaped who I am and how it affects my reaction towards others who are fighting a disease.

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Cassandra, a representative for Jim Beans Wool, contacted me about a newly released book – Sew Red. It’s the second of the four book series Stitch Red and is dedicated to raising awareness in preventing heart disease – the number one killer of women in the United States. It’s not your average sewing and quilting book as its patterns are fresh and fun and were designed by thirty renowned sewing/quilting masterminds – Ty Pennington, Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink and Suede are a few of these designers. And they don’t stop at designing, they also offer commentaries on their experiences with heart disease and tips and tricks to lead heart-healthy lives.
Now, you could consider this a sponsored post but it’s for the right reasons. When I read Cassandra’s email, I could hear my mom saying, “Maddie, this is something you want to endorse.” I don’t put anything on my blog that I wouldn’t use, or at least I try not to, and this book is no exception. It’s a great book. My mom did not beat cancer but maybe someone else can win their fight with the help of proceeds raised through Sew Red.

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11 Comments

  1. Reply

    Diana

    What an amazingly caring, yet creative way to raise awareness about heart disease through sewing. It takes a lot to be able to open up like that.

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    Elizabeth

    everything about this in magical! the idea. the book. the photos. your mom story. i just love it! what a beautiful way to fight heart disease!

    http://www.untilonyloveremains.com

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    Ginger

    What a nice idea! It’s so sweet of those designers to dedicate time to a project that raises money and awareness for such a great cause.

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    PFla

    Love you Maddie
    AHAW

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      Maddie Flanigan

      Love you too, Dad

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    Angela

    What a great idea to make a sewing book for heart disease awareness!

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    Maggie Smith

    I love this idea and the execution! Thanks for letting us all know 🙂

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    Anna Depew

    This is a great idea! Thanks for spreading awareness! Nearly all of the women in my family have had it and sometimes I feel like my days are numbered … 🙁

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      Maddie Flanigan

      Because my mom and her mom had cancer, I feel the same way 🙁

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    sallieforrer

    Maddie thanks so much for the review! I’ve been curious about this book ever since I heard about it. The pictures look great, and it’s really wonderful that it also brings awareness to such a major issue!

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    kriston lion

    I hadn’t seen this book yet! Thanks for sharing. I think its really important to increase awareness!

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