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Friday, March 2, 2012

Fun Friday Giveaway: Prairie-Point Pizzazz


"Prairie-Point Pizzazz:  Quilts with New Dimension", by Karen Sievert, published by Martingale & Company, home of That Patchwork Place, is a  a fun quilting book that shows you how to create prairie points and to also use them in your quilts, way beyond their traditional use in borders and bindings!

You may be familiar with Karen's popular book " Better Together", which is an excellent quilting book based on beautiful quilts that use two different block designs.  She has done another excellent job sharing designs for 10 unique projects, that range in size from table runner, to wallhanging, to full size quilts.

She does a great job walking introducing the reader to Prairie Points and how to use them to create Pizzazz in your quilts.  She even talks about the "Zen of Prairie Points", fabric selection, marking, fusing, and many other tips & tricks.

All of the projects in this book are well written, with great visuals, material requirements and easy to follow instructions. 


There are also quilting suggestions for many of the designs.  Along with a great section on "Quiltmaking Basics" that provide insigns on fabric care, rotary cutting, piecing, pressing, binding and more.  Thus, I view this is an excellent book for quilters of all skill levels, but definitely a perfect book for a new quilters too! 


I hope you get a chance to check out this fun quilt book at your local quilt store, or online at Martingale & Company's online store.

Did I mention a giveaway? Thanks to Martingale & Company for donating a copy of this delightful book for a Fun Friday giveaway for followers of SewCalGal.



Want to win a copy of this book? Simply leave a comment on this post to enter.

Want an extra entry ?   For those on Facebook, go "like" Martingale & Company and leave a comment on their page underneath the photo for "Jelly Babies".    Come back here and leave a 2nd comment to claim this extra entry.


http://www.martingale-pub.com


The winner will randomly be selected and announced on the next Fun Friday giveaway, March 9th.

The winner of last week's Fun Friday giveaway, sponsored by Dutton Books, for a copy of the newly released "Sonoma Rose" is Billie Bee

197 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Maybe it can be first come first served...grin. Looks like I'm number one to post.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

OK Billie beat me to it and I see she won last week - gotta love that gal! This looks like a really sweet book - love 3-D quilts.

Christine M said...

Those stars look great made with prairie points! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

love the new take on points! Count me in please!

zarina said...

I bet people will think its magic. Love the look though.

zarina said...

I have liked the FB page and left a comment there.

Gracias por visitar mi blog! said...

Very interesting book! Thanks for the chance.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

It has my interest ... thanks for the chance

Jill said...

This looks like such fun! I hope I win!

Editfolt said...

beautiful book.

Editfolt said...

I have liked the FB page and left a comment there.

jofridsquilt said...

Looks like great fun. Happy Friday. Hugs Jofrid

Lesley said...

This looks likea wonderful book to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

Sequana said...

Dimensional quilts always LOOK so good - maybe it's time I made one.
Thx for the chance to win the book.

Nana B said...

I will add my name to the hat. Thanks for the opportunity.

Mhairi said...

I love Prairie Points and use them whenever I can get away with it! What a great book to have, one that shows where you can get away with it and lots of other ideas for me. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.

Mhairi said...

I don't facebook but I LOVE Jelly Babies - I found it second hand and have planned about 6 quilts out of this one book. Truly an excellent book and I am sure that the Prairie Points one is of a similar calibre.

Hannele said...

Lovely idea - the book would be worth winning!

Anonymous said...

I love and enjoy putting Prairie Points in my quilts, this would give new "dimension" to my quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Faye Bushey
abusyquilter@yahoo.com

Rhonda P. said...

Sounds like an interesting book! Would love to win it!

Dorian said...

Oh, I LOVE prairie points!! What a fun looking book. Thanks for a chance at winning it :)

Karen said...

Looks like great stuff SCG !! Thanks for sharing.

Karen

Rosa Robichaud said...

I would LOVE a copy of this book. I've never done Prairie Points and am itching to give it a try... *s*

Tks for the contest!

Rosa Robichaud
robich@rogers.com

Eileen said...

This would be great for a child's quilt! Thanks for the chance to win>

karenfae said...

I would love to win this book, I recently had thought of purchasing it.
Karen

Barb said...

This does look like a fun book, very interesting and out of the norm...love those kinds of books. Thanks for the review.

Pat said...

I'd love to win. I can think of so many ways to use them.

Diana said...

Would love to win this book. Thanks for offering it!

sao said...

I am so excited about this book - I love the way the prairie points are used! UNIQUE AND FUN!

sao in Midlothian, VA

KaHolly said...

I have loved playing with pinwheels over the years!! The possibilities are endless. Looks like a great book.

Missy Shay said...

I love how she did those flying geese, I can't wait to see the book!
missysaprons@yahoo.com

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What beautiful quilts above!! I would enjoy this book so much..thank you

Vicki W said...

That looks like a fun book!

Pauline G said...

I have just tried prairie points and would love this book

Teresa said...

I would love to get my hands on this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa Lisa said...

Looks challenging and fun! I've never tried Prairie Points. Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Friday :)

Michelle Harrison said...

I love Prairies Points! Thanks for the chance.

Michelle Harrison said...

I commented on the Jelly Babies photo.

Josie McRazie said...

They are so beautiful! I need to try out the 3-d!! LOVE!!

Margaret said...

I love Prairie Point in anything. This book looks great

Estie said...

Yes, I would love to win that book on prairie points.

Kim said...

Now doesn't that look like a fun twist on quilt making:0).
Thanks for the chance to win,
Happy Sewing

Gill said...

This looks a great book!
Can I join in from the UK???

Madakamom said...

How cool is that! I love those prairie point borders!
I would love to win this book and make the quilt to go with it!
How awesome!
hm

Readwater said...

Very interesting book! I'd love to make something like that for Mom who's from the prairies. :)
-genny

Nancy said...

Looks like a fun book.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow this book looks awesome!! Such pretty quilts.

Colleen said...

Wow! That is a neat idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

JayTee said...

Karen has some beautiful quilts in both books....the prairie points are so much fun

Rosa said...

Looks fabulous. Thanks for the giveaway!

quilt 'n piece said...

Would love to win this book. Holding thumbs! Many thanks for the opportunity.

quilt 'n piece said...

I have "liked" and left a comment at Martingale & Co. on the Jelly Babies photo.

Diane N said...

I would love to with that book! Thanks for the chance.

Julie said...

This book looks intriguing - what a fresh way to add texture and embellishment to a pieced quilt. Thanks for the opportunity!

robin said...

I'd love to win the book. Thanks!

robin said...

I left a comment on FB for Martingale. :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance.

Lee Ann L. said...

I have always liked prairie points; but, am intimidated by them. Thank you for posting that video link!

Kathy Biggs said...

The Prairie Points Pizzazz books looks EXCELLENT. And I enjoyed the video, too. The book would be well used around here. :-)

Kathy Biggs said...

I "Liked" Martingale & Company on FB and left a comment under the Jelly Babies photo. It looks like a really fun book, too.

RSHudson said...

Thanks for chance to win this book! (marshudson at comcast dot net)

Rilene said...

I'd love to put some pizzazz into a quilt!

Sallie said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance!

Sallie said...

I left a comment on their FB page.

Doreen said...

That is so fascinating....and sew simple!! Would love a copy!-b

mariebeers said...

I love praire points, would love to win this book.

Bev in TX said...

I like to learn new techniques, so I would find this book very useful. Thanks for the drawing!

Connie said...

What a neat book! Prairie points always add a lot to a quilt!

Connie said...

I left a comment on Martingales FB, thanks!

Abbigail said...

Wow! This sure loks interesting! I'd love a copy of this book!

MaryBeth said...

I'd love to win this book. thanks for the chance.

Abbigail said...

I left a comment on Martingale link. Under Brenda Hulsey

Linda E in AZ said...

This sounds like a great book - I was just considering Prairie Points for a small quilt yesterday and could use the guidance.
thanks!

Sherryl said...

Prairie Points! Yes! Okay, there are those (including my very own self) who would say I don't "need" another pattern book - but I want one! Thanks for the opportunity.
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

2ne said...

A nice book - thanks for the chanse to win this :-)
Have a great weekend.

2ne said...

I left a comment on Martingale link

Brita said...

There is a new baby in my near future (a great-niece/nephew), and I think a baby quilt with dimensional prairie points would be so cool! I'd love to win the book.

Gloria said...

I'd love to try some of these new ideas for prairie points as it is a good way of using up stash!

Nichey said...

I always struggle with prairie points. I would love to learn how to make them as beautifully as those in this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

ylrbmk said...

I like the modern uses of prairie points. I hope I'm the winner!

ylrbmk said...

I commented on FB :)

strandkorbtraum said...

Would love that book on my shelves

Linda said...

I love adding Prairie Points to baby quilts. I would love to have these awesome book of great ideas!

Deb said...

I'd love to try prarie points out in new ways! The one time I tried, though, I gave up and had prarie points in my scrap bin for a very long time...

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love prairie points! This book looks like great fun - I'd love to work on paring my stash with some of these projects - thanks for the chance to win a copy.
Pat
patricia dudek at yahoo dot com

Janice. said...

count me in!

Teri said...

OMGosh that is a really cool video what a great giveaway......I'm now headed off to Facebook to leave a comment and will be right back....

Anonymous said...

Great looking book
sdt98 at frontier dot com

Teri said...

I just left a comment of FB.....

Richard Healey said...

Looks like a great book

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
http://trackmyshows.blogspot.com

ritainalaska said...

prairie points are one of the things i have on my list of things to try ... this book would be really helpful.

ritainalaska said...

i have been a fb fan of martingales for awhile now ... i've posted a comment on their 'jelly babies' post.

rgoshorn@ak.net

Rhonda G said...

What a gorgeous quilt on the cover of this book. Would love the chance to win it. Thank you.

Linda said...

SUCH A NEAT BOOKE-WOULD LOVE TO WIN IT!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

Linda said...

Shared on martingales FB site!
Thanks to them and you for sharing!

quilt happy said...

would love any chance to win a quilting book thank you

Renate said...

That book would look so nice in my library. Thank you for offering the FFGA.

Diane Wild said...

This book would be a great addition to my library. Thank you to Martingale and Sew Cal Gal for the chance to win.

Suzanne said...

This could be very interesting and fun...something new to try. Thanks.

Lee said...

Looks like a great book! thanks for the review and giveaway!

Christine said...

Thank you for the giveaway! The books likes great.

Linda said...

I "Liked" Martingale & Company on FB and left a comment under the Jelly Babies photo. It looks like a great book also. So many awesome books and so little time!

Linda said...

Love the book, and all the ideas to use the jelly rolls for!

Linda Coleman said...

I've watched Karen's demonstation and she makes it look so easy

Dirt Road Quilter said...

This looks like a great book to add to my library! Prairie points are so pretty, but I have never known quite how to make or add them to my quilts. I love the added dimension and texture. Thank you for the opportunity to chime in on this great give away!

Mimi said...

Looks like another awesome book!! Thanks for the chance!

Mimi said...

I like Martingale & Company on FB and left a comment on the Jelly Belly post!

quiltmania said...

I saw the demo in Houston, love her technique. Thanks for the chance!

Barb said...

I really like the traditional look of prairie points and would like to learn other ways to use them. This sounds like just the book!

Barb said...

Left a comment under the cover photo on facebook! Looks like an awesome collection of quilts, and 'jelly babies' is an awesome title.

teachpany said...

What a great book! I love prairie points, but haven't made any yet. I'll need to look for this! Thanks.

Phyllis said...

Great book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tammy said...

Looks like a really great book and some fun projects. I've never tried prairie points before!!

Deborah said...

This looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

Phyllis said...

I liked the facebook page and left a comment.

scottylover said...

I love Prairie points and have been wanting to learn how to do them. The projects in this book look great, too!

Thanks for the great give away!
Sandy A

scottylover said...

I left a comment on their FB page. I already like them there, too!

Sandy A

Kati's Quilting said...

I'd love to know how to make prairie points. I made the 3D pinwheel blocks before, but can't remember how, it was a long time ago :) Liked them on facebook!

Cecilia said...

I haven't tried prairie points yet but would love too. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Leah said...

Looks like a great book.

Cecilia said...

I already like Martingale on Facebook and I left them a message. :-)

Shannon said...

I don't own one single quitling book! But this looks like something I would treasure. :) This book had me at Prairie! Made me think of Laura Ingalls Wilder. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathryn said...

I really like the cover quilt on this book. I'd love to try it. Kathie L in Allentown

Martha said...

I would love to own this book. Thanks for a great give-a-way.

Carla G said...

This book looks awesome! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Carla G said...

Left a comment on facebook on the Jelly Babies picture! :)

Kallie said...

I would love to own this book! Thanks for the give away!!

Kathy MacKie said...

just watched the You-Tube video and how simple the process is, would love to win this book! Thanks.

Kathy MacKie said...

I left a comment on the Martingale Link-hope this is the winning entry!

Janet said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for a chance to win.

Sharon said...

This book sounds like one I really need. I do not piece many quilts with hst due to them never coming out right. So this would be a big help to me....Thanks for entering me.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I made a baby quilt with prairie points all around years and years ago and loved making them. It would be fun to play around with them again so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed on this one!

KAM said...

I would be thrilled to win a book on prairie points! Looks like so much fun; something to explore. Kristin

cpup40 said...

I would love to win this book on prairie points! It looks like it has great ideas and tips to help you on making a quilt.

cpup40 said...

I already like Martingale & Company on Facebook, I left a comment under the Jelly Babies. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gretchen said...

I have been eyeing this book. Winning it would prevent my having to actually make a decision!

Shebandowan said...

I would love to add this book to my library. Thank you for the chance to win.

Janet

Donna Taylor said...

Looks like a great book to own! Thanks for the chance to win it!

M and M plus 3 said...

An awesome video! I know exactly where I'm using the flying geese! On my current project. I love flying geese but hate making them. I love that you shared this video. I'll be watching now for your book.

Jan said...

Love the look of prairie points!

Cecelia said...

Would love this book!

JoyceLM said...

Love the chance to win this great new book.

JoyceLM said...

I liked & commented the pic of Jelly Babies on Facebook.

Fran said...

I haven't used Prairie Points yet, what a great way to learn how!

Barbara said...

I would love to win!

Barbara said...

I liked them on FB.

happymrs said...

Oh my, another lovely book! Yes, sign me up, would love to add it to my quilt book collection! Now, to enter on the site, I'll be back when I have done that!

happymrs said...

Okay, I liked them on FB & left a comment there, so now I will have a second entry, yeah! Count me in twice now, thanks!

Cher in Victoria said...

I would love to win this book, it is made to look so easy, very clever .

Jacquelin said...

Es estupendo, siempre son buenos los consejos y nuevas ecnicas para nuestros edredones. Me gustaría ganar este libro. Gracias por la oportunidad.

Cher in Victoria said...

Went off to Facebook and left message, 2 chances to win this great book. What an interesting template.

Jacquelin said...

He dejado un comentario en Facebook. Un saludo.

Laurel said...

I love this book! I'm always drawn to dimensional quilting and this does it for me! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Laurel said...

I just posted on Martingale's "Jelly Babies" Facebook page for a 2nd chance to win "Prairie Point Pizzazz." Thanks for the chance!

VickiT said...

I'd love to win this book. I have had it on my wish list since first seeing it awhile back. It looks like an awesome book to have. With Grandchildren to make things for, adding dimensional things to their little quilts and blankets is great for them to touch and feel.

Bonnie58 said...

I would love to win this book. I have been looking at it for a while now and really would like to have it in my collection/

Paula said...

I have never made a prarie point but the book looks interesting. Looks like fun to try something new.

The Village Queen said...

Cute book, looks good. thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

This book looks like it would be a great addition to my quilting library. Thanks for the chance to win it.
Charlotte B.
charlottebetts@yahoo.com

Jsoosay said...

That looks like it would be a fun one to try.

Jsoosay said...

That looks like it would be a fun one to try.

Deb R said...

Thanks for the chance to win Praire-Point Pizzazz, it looks very interesting.

M-R said...

That looks like a fun technique. Thanks for the giveaway!

SewLindaAnn said...

I could use some inspiration and new ideas for prarie points.

SewLindaAnn said...

Left a message on Facebook.

Inge Lise said...

Jeg tror bogen ville få det godt hos mig, og jeg ville elske den
Tillykke til den heldige (Måske mig - håber)
Inge Lise

kc said...

I got to see a demo of this in person, and boy, did this jazz up a block! I absolutely LOVED how she did it, but it's not something I can remember - I really NEED this book!! Thank you for the opportunity to do something really cool!!!

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Joyfully Stitching in MN said...

I love prairie points. They are such a nice touch on any quilt! I'd love to have a copy of Prairie Points and 3D FLying Geese. I'd love to tryout these projects!

shenyon said...

Looks like a great technique that I've never tried before...LOVE new techniques.
I'd love to get this book.

Rosa said...

I would love to try out this technique.
Thank your for the chance to win:-)

Wivi said...

I'd love to win a copy of that book.

Pauline said...

Prairie Points! What an ingenious idea to incorporate them into the middle of quilts instead of just around the edges. I'd love to have this book!

AlessandraLace said...

I think it is an amazing book. thank you for this chance to win. hugs

Sue Halter said...

Always hoping to win something! Thanks for the chance!

Cathy said...

I have some prairie points on the border in my UFO quilt pile. It would have been nice to have this book before I attempted the darned things.

Marcia W. said...

I would not have thought of the use of prairie points such as saw in the photos - interior within blocks. Thanks for the chance.

Marcia W. said...

We left a comment on the Martingale post on FB - as Margaret and Marcia with the butterfly avatar and email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mona Beck said...

Love the 3D look of the samples in the book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

Sooli said...

I love the idea of a 3 dimensional quilt. Fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a neat idea! I would love to learn to do this!
cathy at 'thehappygreenfrog.wordpress.com'

butrfly2200 said...

Looks like and interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win it.
:)Carol

mwhite said...

Prairie-Point Pizzaz Quilts with New Dimension, by Karen Sievert, looks like a wonderful book. I would love to learn to do this and add prairie points to my quilts. Thankyou for the giveaway!
mwhite87701@yahoo.com

mwhite said...

Liked Martingale & Company's on FB, I love the pic of the owl quilt. So cute, makes me want to try that one.

GranChris said...

I love Prairie Points so this will be a must have book for me. I can't wait to see it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Amanda said...

I've recently discovered prairie points, and all the different variations, so this book looks like a real 'must-have'.

Kim said...

I found a bunch of prairie points in a box of fabric my MIL gave me-this book would be perfect for inspiring me to use them!

Kim said...

I left a comment on the Jelly Babies picture--looks like another great book!

aggcalifornia said...

Love it! I hope I win! Thank you so much!

- lablogs@yahoo.com

Bill Locke Designs said...

Wow! This looks like a book with such fun possibilites........Fabulous!!! I always loved Prairie Points..now we take them to a new level!!! Marvelous!

Kathy M Boice said...

Great New Book!!
midwayfarms@hughes.net

Anonymous said...

Wow! Who knew you could do so much with prairie points! Prairie Points Pizzazz looks like so much fun! Thank you for the opportunity to win this great looking book!
mind.less@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I 'liked' & left a message over at Martingale & Company on FB too. Jelly Babies are adorable! That looks like another great book!
mind.less@comcast.net

Stevii said...

Karen Sievert is a great teacher. She will be teaching at Road to ca next year too!

Unknown said...

Free quilting book? Hells yes!!

Kristine said...

Very cool use for prairie points!

quilt happy said...

love any quilt book