Join the Fabric Shop Network and Support Women's Heart Health: Wear Red February 4

Vancouver, WA, January 29, 2011 --( Support Women’s Heart Health: Wear Red February 4.

Join The Fabric Shop Network and “Go Red For Women’s Heart Health” by wearing red on National Go Red For Women’s Heart Health day - - February 4, 2011.

The American Heart Association created “Go Red For Women” to teach women across this nation about things they can do to improve their heart health.

Heart disease kills more women than breast cancer.

FabShop wants women safe and healthy and created QuiltRed so members could talk to their customers about women’s heart health while creating beautiful red and white quilts. The Fabric Shop Network is a trade organization for independent quilt and fabric retailers with member shops all across the United States, in Canada, and abroad. QuiltRed is an educational marketing program that allows quilt and fabric shop owners to teach students how to make 24 quilts. These include pieced quilts, lap-sized and larger and redwork embroidery quilts. Shop owners market QuiltRed by teaching classes, block-of-the-month or kitting it. QuiltRed encourages quilters to make a quilt and raffle or auction it with the proceeds going to a favorite charity or women’s shelter. Promoting heart health for women and tying it to the time-honored traditions of needlework can have a direct influence on the lives of their customers and their communities. The Fabric Shop Network is supporting the QuiltRed program and its members with the recent launch of, a website with resources and tools to enhance heart health education.

The mission of “Go Red For Women” is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

The American Heart Association offers “The Simple 7” ( … a list of seven things people can ALL do to improve their heart health.

1. Get active - - Dedicate as little as 30 minutes a day or 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week
2. Control cholesterol - - Moderate fat intake. Limit or eliminate saturated or trans fats.
3. Eat better - - Choose foods like vegetables, fruits, whole-grain products and fat-free or low-fat dairy products most often.
4. Manage blood pressure - - Lifestyle modifications may include reducing salt intake, managing stress, maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol and avoiding tobacco smoke.
5. Lose weight - - 68.1 million women today are obese. Maintaining a healthy weight is simply balancing the daily intake of food calories with the daily energy calories.
6. Control blood sugar - - Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or stroke than adults without diabetes. Controlling the glucose in our bodies can slow the progression of long term complications.
7. Stop smoking - - Smokers have a higher risk of developing chronic disorders, including atherosclerosis, a build-up of fatty substances in the arteries. Controlling or reversing atherosclerosis is an important part of preventing future heart attack or stroke.

Please join the FabShop team and wear Red for Women’s Heart Health on February 4.

Press Release Contact: Cindy Morgan for Laurie Harsh - Founder of The Fabric Shop Network …the trade organization for independent quilt and fabric retailers. Phone: (360) 892-6500 Fax: (360) 892-6700
PO Box 820128, Vancouver, WA 98682

The Fabric Shop Network
Cindy Morgan for Laurie Harsh, Founder
360-892-6500 - consumer site