Saturday, 14 January 2012

Sew Red Blog Hop


Last week, Leah from Burgundy Buttons asked me to join in her Sew Red Blog Hop starting next month and it is hard to say no when it's a good cause in spite of my new year's resolution to say no to anything new.

What is the hop about?

Well, it's raising awareness about heart disease!  Each month, Sew Red for Women will feature an original quilt block designed ecspecially for you by some of today's most inspiring designers & bloggers and me.  We will provide a special link to hop on over to the blogger and/or designer's site for details and instructions for completing the featured block. And you just might learn a thing or two about heart disease while you're there.  The hopping begins on February 3rd, which happens to be Wear Red Day!

Who's Partcipating? And when?

February 3
Leah of Burgundy Buttons
March 3
Fat Quarterly's Tacha of Hanies Quilts
April 3
Katie of Swim, Bike, Quilt
May 3
Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting
June 3
Charlie of Qubee Quilts
July 3
Jessica of Twin Fibers
August 3
Melissa of The Polkadot Chair
September 3
Amber of A Little Bit Biased
October 3
Amy of Diary of a Quilter
November 3
Amy of Amy's Creative Side
December 3
Sherri of A Quilting Life
January 3
And last but not least (whatever that even means) me.

What fabric are we using?
We will be using fabrics from Chemistry by Cosmo Cricket and coordinating Bella Solids.  Naturally you may use any fabric you like.  As the blocks are released, Burgundy Buttons will offer a block-specific fabric pack for purchase while supplies last.


Will there be a flickr group?

We'd love as many of you as possible to join in and support the project and we will be sharing pictures in our own Flickr group right here http://www.flickr.com/groups/sewredforwomen/

We are so excited to bring you this heart friendly hop and raise awareness about heart disease at the same time!  Please help us by sharing information about this event on your blogsite, twitter and facebook!  Grab a button from the Sew Red for Women Blog and add it to your side bar!  And I would love it if as many as possible would sew along with us to help the momentum of the event.  Please leave a comment here letting me know if you are playing along.  

13 comments:

  1. Great idea!
    My dad died of a heart disease ans so will I ( if I don't lose weight). And I just had the idea of making a red quilt.
    I'll join in and pre-order from BB.
    By the way: when will it sink in that you yourself are a very inspiring blogger???
    xxx

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  2. This sounds like a worthwhile hop........will try to hop a long, can't promise I'll make the quilt tho.

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  3. I will definitely be following along and trying to keep up with the quilt! :)

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  4. What a fantastic idea - it will be fascinating watching all the blocks, and quilts come together over the year
    Don't know if I'll take part but I will cheer from the sidelines

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  5. Super idea - I am trying to build up my red stock to make red quilts so perfect. Would love to hop along. Kx

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  6. This is a great idea L & i would love to join! I'll add the details to a blog post too if that's ok..

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  7. Por favor voy a seguirlas.Me gustaría muchísimo participar.Gracias por compartirlo

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  8. Heart Disease - the surprise number one killer of women. I have had a heart operation and am now able to get out and about without fear of ending up in the emergency room - count me in!

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  9. Wonderful idea, I will try to play along.

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  10. Oh I will definately be following along with this. Having been born with congenital heart disease and 3 heart operations so far. I've seen the leaps and bounds that research into Heart Disease has taken and how much more we need to learn.

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  11. Gee, I don't know how to tell you this, but...you ARE an inspiring, awesome designer and blogger! Don't sell yourself so short!

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  12. What a great idea. I can't wait to see the first block!

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