Monday, June 8, 2015

Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop - Intro & Grand Prize Entry

It's Here, It's Here!!!  The Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop is starting today!!!  Can you tell I am a little excited ;)  For the next 2 weeks, we are going to be having some serious Irish Chain fun!!!!



I wanted to start off the Blog Hop with a quick little introduction to Irish Chain Quilts.  The Irish Chain design has a personal draw to me.   For my wedding, my Mother made me a beautiful queen sized Double Irish Chain   This quilt was one of the first quilts my mother made and will always be a treasured heirloom.  So it comes as no surprise that as my initial introduction to quilting involved a beautiful Irish Chain, that this design has always been special to me.  I hope to share that love  through this book and open a whole new world of Irish Chain designs for quilters of today, where the designs share a common theme but are as different and individual as the fabrics they are made from.  

When designing this book, I wanted to make it for everyone!!!   I am a huge proponent of always Trying New Things and if you have been around here for a while, you know that I am always encouraging you all to to break out and try something new.  Of course, I wanted to bring that into my book as well.   So Irish Chain Quilts is divided into four sections: Twists on Tradition, Modern Patchwork, Improvisational Piecing, and Appliquéd Chains.  Each section features quilts in varying sizes that blend the Traditional Irish Chain criss-cross design with the design concepts of today.    It is my hope that each quilter can find designs that fit in their “comfort zone” so they can create what inspires them, but as well that they can find designs that push them a little to stretch and try new things.
  


So for the next 2 weeks, I have asked some of my wonderful friends from all over Blog Land to share the Quilts of Irish Chain Quilts.  Along with the quilts, my bloggie friends will also be showing a Quilt Block that each of them have made with inspiration from their quilt.  At the end of the blog hop, I will be sharing a very special quilt made from all of the blocks, and I will give you a hint, it is going to have a bit of the rainbow in it ;)   That quilt will then be delivered to  Primary Children's Hospital.   I have a very special place in my heart for Primary Children's , and I am so grateful to all of my bloggie friends for helping me to make this special quilt for them ;) 


So, Let's see where we will be hopping for the next 2 weeks!!!  Here is the schedule and each day I will be updating the links with the post links as soon as they go live.  So you can always come back  here to make sure you don't miss out on any of the Irish Chain Quilts fun!!!    And a huge thank you to all of these ladies for being a part of this hop!!!

June 8th -    Happy Quilting - Blog Hop Intro & Grand Prize Entry  (you are here) 
June 9th -    Moda Lissa - Lissa Alexander
                    Fat Quarter Shop - Jocelyn Ueng
June 10th -  Piece N Quilt - Natalia Bonner
                    In Color Order - Jeni Baker
June 11th -  Amy's Creative Side - Amy Ellis
                    Sew Kind of Wonderful - Jenny Pedigo
June 12th -  Quilt Story - Megan Jimenez
                    Diary of a Quilter - Amy Smart
June 15th -  Freshly Pieced - Lee Heinrich
                   Christa Quilts - Christa Watson
June 16th -  Moda Cutting Table - Carrie Nelson
                    Little Miss Shabby - Corey Yoder
June 17th -  Fresh Lemons - Faith Jones
                    V and Co.  - Vanessa Christenson
June 18th -  A Quilting Life - Sherri McConnell
                    Stitch This! - Jenny Wilding Cardon
June 19th -  Happy Quilting - Wrap Up & Grand Prizes

There will be lots of chances to win Irish Chain Quilts along the hop at several of the hop stops.   And along with that, we are also doing some Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop Grand Prizes!!!   I have gathered up some super  fabric fun for this and there will be 2 Grand Prize Winners so you have double the chances to win!!!!

The first winner will receive an Entire Bitty Bits Quilt Kit, comprised of 14 Kona Cotton Charm Packs, a Vanessa Goertzen Gooseberry Charm Pack, 2 Irish Green Fat Quarters from Denyse Schmidt's Moderns Solids collection, an Angela Walters Drawn Fat Quarter, a Bitty Bits Mini made by me, and of course, a signed copy of Irish Chain Quilts!!!  

The second winner will receive a Lizzy House Butterflies Fat Quarter Bundle, and American Jane Lorraine Layer Cake, 2 Irish Green Fat Quarters from Denyse Schmidt's Moderns Solids collection, an Angela Walters Drawn Fat Quarter, a Bitty Bits Mini made by me, and of course, a signed copy of Irish Chain Quilts!!!  


So fun!!!!   You can enter into this Grand Prize Drawing right here at the end of this post anytime throughout the entire blog hop!!!   All Entries are welcome, including International Entries, and please, only one entry per person.    And if you are a no-reply blogger, please be sure to leave an email address ;)  

To Enter the Grand Prize Giveaway . . . 

Simply leave a comment at the end of this post that has the word Irish in it :)

Simple as that ;)  The giveaway will be open until the end of the Blog Hop and the winner will be announce on the final day, June 19th along with the Charity quilt reveal and blog hop wrap-up ;)   

And if you find over the hop that you just love Irish Chain Quilts: Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design and are wondering where to find it . . . It released on May 5th, 2015 and is available in Local Quilt Shops, Online Quilt Shops  (I know several of my sponsors are carrying it, Thank You Ladies!!), at Martingale, and wherever Quilt Books are sold.   If you would like a personalized and signed copy you can order  Irish Chain Quilts from my little Book Shop right here ;)   

I am so excited for the next 2 weeks to share Irish Chain Quilts with you!!!  Let's get this hop a Hoppin!!!  

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1,026 comments:

  1. Awesome giveaway packages! "Irish" I could win one :)

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  2. Your book looks amazing! I have Irish heritage and I'd love to make one of your quilt designs in memory of my Mom. Wonderful giveaway! peks1001(at)yahoo(com)

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  3. I'd walk a mile in my brogues to win a copy of your signed book!

    caribousmom (at) aol.com

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  4. The part of my heritage that is Irish also loves this quilt design. You've done wonders with making it exciting again.

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  5. Wow what a generous giveaway. I've never made an Irish Chain quilt but I love yours with the rainbow colors ( I'm a sucker for rainbows!).
    Thanks for all the great stuff in your blog.
    lawton_linda (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  6. hope I have the "luck of the Irish" and win this great package!

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  7. What a wonderful way to start the morning Irish or not! Good luck with your book and yes, I'd love to win any prize. rmgsummers at yahoo dot com

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  8. What a wonderful way to start the morning Irish or not! Good luck with your book and yes, I'd love to win any prize. rmgsummers at yahoo dot com

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  9. Looking forward to the Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop! Can't wait to see what all of your awesome bloggie friends have whipped up for it!

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  10. I have never made an IRISH chain quilt!! But I would love to learn how to!

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  11. Since my name is Erin, I've always considered myself honorarily Irish. And my Native American best friend was born on March 17, so she is, too.

    Also, I love your Irish Chain quilts!

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  12. I am not Irish but I love Irish chain quilts! Congratulations and thanks for the chance at that generous giveaway!

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  13. If I won, these Irish Eyes would be Smiling!!!

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  14. The next two weeks will be amazing! I am looking forward to following the Blog Hop. The Irish chain pattern is one of my favorites to sew ...so much variation and personalization is available ...and the pattern is adaptable to any size quilt I desire. Thank you for the spectacular giveaway!!

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  15. My surname - Byrne - is Irish. Pronounced "burn".

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  16. I've been to Ireland one time because a dear friend married an Irish man in Claregalway! It was beautiful and I hope to spend some time in Ireland again:-)

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  17. I've made 3 Irish chain quilts.

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  18. Love your Irish Chain Quilts I've seen so far and your mini's are so cute!!! I've made the top so far of your Triple Irish chain Quilt!! Love It!!!

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  19. I'm not Irish, but I love Irish Chain quilts!!

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  20. Irish I could win this prize.

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  21. Irish or not, those Irish chain quilts are appealing. As much as I like green, there must be a drop of Irish blood way back from those British ancestors.

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  22. Love the cover quilt. I've always been fascinated with the Irish chain quilts. They can be plain and simple or dressed up and fancy.

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  23. Irish Chain Quilts are lovely and your book is a treat. Congratulations on making the dream come true!

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  24. Married an Irish man so I pretended I was Irish and celebrated all that is Irish including my children(Erin and Ryan). At 53 years of age I found out my birth father was 100% Irish......so I pretend no more!

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  25. What a fun blog hop this is going to be. Your quilt for Primary Children's Hospital sound like it's going to be an Irish Chain rainbow leading to the pot of gold at the hospital and it's healing. Rina

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  26. May the luck of the Irish be with me!

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  27. Your Irish chain quilt is gorgeous!

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  28. Irish I could win this awesome prize!

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  29. HI, REALLY LIKE YOUR IRISH CHAIN QUILT+THANK YOU FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  30. when I was younger I always wished for a bit of Irish so I could have that lovely red curly hair

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  31. I am Irish but have never made an Irish chain quilt - maybe I should buy your book now ! Amazon here I come can't wait to get started

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  32. hoping that the Luck of the Irish is with me! LOL

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  33. An Irish blessing for you and your family. I do want a copy of your book, Irish Chain Quilts, if I can't win one. poladydwd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. I hope the "Luck of the Irish" is with me during the blog hop. I look forward to seeing everyone's projects!

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  35. Have always wanted to make an Irish Chain quilt. This just may be the push I need.

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  36. Maybe I will have the Luck of the Irish and win your wonderful book !!!
    thanks...

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  37. I love the look of the Irish Chain quilts - and the fact that they can be "scrappy" makes them even more appealing!

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  38. Irish I could win. Irish I could finish some my projects that are in progress. Irish for a nap! And Irish for no more bugs in my kitchen, yuck!

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  39. Making an Irish Chain quilt is on my bucket list (maybe because I'm part Irish).
    quiltingloon10 at gmail.com

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  40. I love your site! Love the Irish quilts too! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  41. Irish eyes are smiling today!
    basaran.family@rogers.com

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  42. You have inspired me to try an Irish Chain quilt!

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  43. I loved wandering the Irish countryside. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. i love where the quilt is going. so cool. this seems like it will be an exciting blog hop. I am looking forward to it These are wonderful give a ways, thanks for this chance. . I am 1/4 Irish. And like my mother I have the fair skin and reddish hair. Now going gray, LOL
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  45. Irish I could win! Irish I could win! Irish I could win!

    Three times makes it true right?
    :-) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  46. I would love to win! My Triple Irish Chain quilt is in shades of purple. Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    sfernkopf@yahoo.com

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  47. My big disappointment in life is that I don't have a drop of Irish in me!

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  48. Congratulations on your Irish Chain Book. And thanks for the give away.

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  49. I loved making my Irish Chain Twist, and I want to make just about all the quilts from Irish Chain Quilts!

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  50. I am not Irish but my husband is. Congrads on your book. Excellent!!!!!

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  51. I love the rainbow Irish chain quilt. what a fantastic way to use up scraps. And since I regularly cut up bits into 2.5" squares, i've got a good base started!. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  52. I live all things Irish. ..Ireland has been my favorite place to visit. And I love Irish chain quilts.....they are so versatile and quick to make! Looking forward to this blog hop!

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  53. Beautiful. I LOVE Irish chain quilts and especially yours, Melissa. they are so fresh and innovative. thanks so much for sharing

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  54. Beautiful. I LOVE Irish chain quilts and especially yours, Melissa. they are so fresh and innovative. thanks so much for sharing

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  55. Long time coming, but obviously worth the wait. Great post, serious grand prizes, you've done good. Amazing!

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  56. I made an Irish Chain quilt as a wedding gift for my daughter and son-in-law. It was perfect for them because they both have "Irish" names (Erin & Sean). I'd love to win your book. Thanks for the chance.

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  57. My daughter is engaged to a man half Irish. I plan on making an Irish chain quilt for a wedding gift. Looking forward to the blog hop to help me decide which Irish Chain quilt would be best.

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  58. Never saw an Irish Chain that I didn't love.

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  59. My own ancestry is Irish (my mother is the 3rd child in her family and the 1st one born in the USA)! The Irish Chain rainbow quilt on your book cover is gorgeous. I'd love to make one for myself.
    Congratulations on your Irish Chain Quilts book! I'm really looking forward to this Blog Hop -and- crossing my fingers in the hope of being your giveaway winner!

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  60. What a wonderful Irish giveaway! I'd love to win!

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  61. I've never made an Irish Chain quilt, but your book is just the thing to get one into my sewing rotation!

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  62. I love Irish Chain quilts, especially the more improvisational and "wonky" ones! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  63. My first quilt that I made was an Irish chain quilt!

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  64. I love this quilt!! I would love to enter your contest!

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  65. The Irish Chain is one of my favorite designs!!

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  66. I enjoyed your Irish chain quiltalong so much, I can't wait to see all the stops on your blog tour for your book!

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  67. I have never tried Irish chain before! Sounds fun :)

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  68. Nothing Irish about me, but I would love to win one of these prizes to make an Irish Chain quilt.

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  69. I have always wanted to make a Irish chain quilt and LOVE the colors you have with this give away. with the name McDevitt, need I say more. :) I would love to win this and make this for my Irish husband.

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  70. Oh how fun!! I look forward to seeing all the Irish Chain goodness!!!

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  71. WOW! What prizes!!! Fantastic and THANK YOU so much for it!
    I'm just sewing an Irish Chaine with Oakshot's Lipari at the moment. :D That was easy for me.
    Greetings from Germany!
    Rike

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  72. I-rish, I -rish to win this prize!!! :)

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  73. I love irish chain quilts. I made a xmas one and donated to an auction. Would love to win your book and I do have a little irish in me.

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  74. I've visited Ireland w/my mom who's 100% Irish!

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  75. Irish-American: Irish or not, American or not-particularly on March 17th.

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  76. I've been wanting your book but waiting for September for my b-day...you are so talented! A rainbow Irish chain is on my bucket list for sure! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  77. Hope I have luck of the Irish and win this prize! My first quilt was a triple Irish Chain. Really like how you modernized the design.

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  78. The luck of the Irish to you and all your blogger friends!!!🍀

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  79. Wow! These Irish Chains are now on my to do list!!

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  80. I need a little leprechaun to give me some luck of the Irish to win this prize. Thanks.

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  81. Irish Chain quilts always look so intricate, but they aren't too tough to piece!

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  82. I've always wanted to make an Irish Chain quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  83. My wonderful mom, who gave me my love of quilting, always loved all things Irish! I would love to win the grand prize!

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  84. I can't wait for the Irish Chain blog hop to start! I've been laid up at home after knee surgery (luck of the Irish......Lol) and it's a tad.. Well bigger than a tad really...... boring!

    Julie DOT mirdoch AT shaw DOT Ca

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  85. I've had an Irish Chain with sparkly fabrics in my heart for a long time! Saving all kinds of Fairy Frost to do it with!

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  86. I'm so excited to make my first Irish chain quilt. Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  87. My Irish eyes are smiling about this blog hop!🍀

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  88. I need to make an Irish chain quilt!
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  89. How fun Melissa. I'm really looking forward to visiting your blogging friends and seeing their IRISH support of your fabulous book :) Thank you!

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  90. Irish I vacationed in Ireland each year. :)

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  91. I'm a little Irish, my great grandmother was born in Ireland. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  92. I love the "Irish" chain, so much that it was the first, second and third quilt I made.

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  93. Congrats on your book - all of my Irish family would love this quilt pattern.

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  94. It is on my to do list. An Irish Chain quilt in green, of course!

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  95. I love your irish chain quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  96. I love all the variety of Irish chain quilts. Joanrob8@aol.com

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  97. So happy for you with your new book! Hello from Michigan - from Colleen! Thanks!

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  98. Hi Melissa! This hop will be so much fun! I love the look of Irish chain quilts. Thanks for arranging the hop and thanks for the great giveaway!

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  99. Your book looks terrific. Thanks for sharing the giveaway. I like to think that I have the luck of the Irish, since I met my husband on St. Patricks Day!

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  100. Irish Chain is one of my favorite quilt designs.

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  101. Love the look of the new book. I'd like to sip some Irish cream liquer and read it!

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  102. I have made 1 Irish Chain quilt for an Irish family. now I want to make one for my family!

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  104. I love Irish Chain quilts! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  105. I want to make an Irish Chain Quilt! The book looks wonderful!

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  106. I love Irish chain Quilts. May the luck of the Irish be with me!

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  107. "Irish"I could win a prize. Never made an Irish chain. Now may be the right time. Can't wait to see all the quilts in the blog hop.

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  108. I am Irish so, maybe i will get lucky and win! Yay!

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  109. I am Irish so, maybe i will get lucky and win! Yay!

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  110. I am Irish so, maybe i will get lucky and win! Yay!

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  111. Loooove your book already! & is definitely on my Wish List too! :)

    Love Love Love Irish Chainquilt's & know they are usually 2 colors...but LOVE the way you made yours in colors!!! It is sooo Happy ... makes me Smile!

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  112. Oh Wow! What a generous give away. And your book -- it looks amazing -- just the thing I need to get me going. I have been "away" from blogging and quilting for several years after the unexpected death of my hubby. But, I'm Back!!! I am a natural redhead and "IRISH" people would believe me when I say "it's not from a bottle"!

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  113. Love this book - want to make a second "Irish" chain as my first went to my son and now my daughter wants one

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  114. What an amazing giveaway :) I hope I've got the luck of the Irish and I win!

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  115. While my man is drinking Irish Whiskey, I want to sew Irish Chain. :-)

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  116. I would love to win this Irish chain giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  117. I could go for an Irish coffee right about now - thanks for the giveaway and looking forward to the hop!

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  118. I've never made an Irish Chain quilt. If I'm lucky enough to win, I will just have to then! Thanks for the lovely giveaway, Melissa.

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  119. I've never made an Irish Chain quilt so I'm ready to give it a whirl. Thanks for the giveaway opportunities.

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  120. Hi there Melissa,
    Have you been to the Wahlburger restaurant? It's owned by 3 Irish brothers!!!
    Thanks!
    Quilty Huggs,
    Jacqueline
    snausages22 at yahoo dot CA

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  121. grand daughter is part IRISH and i promised to make her an IRISH chain quilt
    hspirit_99@yahoo.com

    thanks so much

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  122. I wasn't fond of Irish chain quilts until I saw yours. I fell in love with the one on the cover of your new book. This will be perfect for using up some of my colorful scraps.

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  123. I have been wanting to make an Irish Chain Quilt so maybe I will get to at least start one soon with this blog hop and all the inspiration it will bring. Thank you. vkh6210 at gmail dot com

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  124. I had such fun in the Irish Chain Twist Quilt Along... so I know your book must be fantastic!
    What a fun Irish Chain blog hop this will be!!
    Susie

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  125. I could go for some Irish stew with my Irish chain quilt!

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  126. Love making Irish chain quilts comes from going to St. Joe's HS where we were known as the "Irish"...wore green and gold for 4 yrs! Now have a cabinet full of Irish Waterford Crystal!

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  127. I'm a big fan of Irish butter and Irish chain quilts

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  128. Wow You IRISH chain Twist Quilt book looks awsome! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  129. Wow You IRISH chain Twist Quilt book looks awsome! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  130. Fabulous .Your embroidery caught my eye!

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  131. 100 percent IRISH, Mom was from Clare, Dad from Sligo
    My brother just asked me to make a Irish chain quilt for his wife :)
    Slainte

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  132. I'm so excited for your Irish chain quilt blog hop!

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  133. I am Half Irish, I love Irish Chain Quilts, I have made one for a gift, I want one for me!

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  134. My MIL has made an Irish Chain quilt but I never have. I NEED your Book!!! Excited for winning Prizes

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  135. What a great chance to find out more about the Irish chain quilt. Drhodes9@cox.net

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  136. I love the irish chain on the front...if i won that would be my first make

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  137. I love the irish chain on the front...if i won that would be my first make

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  138. I would love to win the Irish giveaway.

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  139. "Irish" chain is on my bucket list!

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  140. Irish eyes are smiling at the great quilts!

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  141. There is a double Irish chain quilt waiting for me to finish hand quilting in my sewing corner.

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  142. Irish Chain is on my Bucket List of Quilts to make! Your giveaway could make it happen!

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  143. My Irish eyes would be smiling if I would win one of these fantastic prizes! thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  144. Great giveaway. I haven't tried to make an Irish Chain yet. The Irish side of me is loving it.

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  145. My Irish eyes would be smiling for sure if I would win. What a great prize to use to make an Irish Chain quilt

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  146. I may not be Irish but I still would like to win that "pot of gold"

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  147. I. Only part Irish but the reddish hair and freckles make people think I am.

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  148. Have a long history of Irish in my family with lots of red heads.

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  149. Enjoyed listening to your interview podcast the other day. I've never made an Irish chain quilt but it's definately on my list. Want to check out your book first though. Sounds very creative.

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  150. I am not Irish, but i love Irish quilts!!!

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  151. I just had genetic testing done and its true= I'm part Irish!! And alot of other things too!
    sandyzoo45@comcast.net

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  152. I love your Irish chain quilts! So fun, so colorful! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  153. Love the Irish Chain Quilt. Your book looks wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  154. I just love your blog! I would not have tried the Irish chain quilt otherwise.

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  155. One of my aunts loves Irish Potato Candy.

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  156. My two favorite people are such redheads that you would think they are Irish

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  157. just gonna pour myself some Irish breakfast tea. congrats on a great book!

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  158. I am a pure red-headed Irish and proud to be. My great grandfather came to the US during the potato famine. I believe my other grandfather and grandmother was Irish also. I love quilting and the Irish Chain quilts are one of my favorites.

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  159. 100% Irish Quilter, hoping to win your awesome give away!

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  160. I love Irish Chain quilts and look forward to the hop. gagliano30@yahoo.com

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  161. What a fun, fun and generous giveaway! I already have a copy of your Irish Chain book, and can't wait till I get caught up with the yard and garden so I can get started on one of the patterns. I'm still trying to decided which one to do first.

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  162. Wow Melissa! You are just full of surprises. I was excited to check the blog hop out so that possibly I might win a copy of your book. I knew the minute I saw this book that I had to get one. Winning one would be awesome and then you added those two amazing prize packages too. Wow! My stepmother had an Irish background and a good friend of mine does as well. Irish my stepmother was still alive so that I could make one of your awesome quilts for her. I know she would have loved it.

    Thank you for creating such a great looking book.

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  163. An Irish chain quilt is on my to make bucket list! Thanks for a chance at an amazing giveaway prize!

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  164. An Irish Chain is on my quilty bucket list, too! I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance!

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  165. Irish I can be an amazing quilter, with this great Irish contest, I will be!!!

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  167. Oops, I posted a comment then deleted it because I forgot to fill in my email address. Hoping I didn't upset anything. I deinitly look forward to resting an Iris chain quilt in the near future. Love your idea of this Blog hop! Much luck with it!

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  168. I would like to make an Irish Chain quilt and I like what I've seen of your book. Congratulations!

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  169. I made an Irish chain quilt for my daughter who spent a semester in college in Ireland

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  170. My mother in law is Irish and we plan on taking her on a trip to Ireland in the next few years. It looks like a stunning book - I'm excited to see that there are a mix of patterns for new and more experienced quilters. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  171. I've never made an Irish Chain quilt but I'd like to.

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  172. I loved the Twisted Irish Chain QAL. Looking forward to doing more Irish Chain quilts.

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  173. I am working on my first Irish Chain Quilt. It is a triple Irish Chain.

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  174. The first bed size quilt that I ever hand quilted was a double Irish chain quilt for my friend Charlene's wedding. She didn't get it until 6 months after the wedding, but at least she got it! :)

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  175. The second quilt i made was a double Irish chain for my husband. Thank you for the chance to win a great prize!

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  176. Irish eyes are smiling at your beautiful quilts!

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  177. I would love to create an Irish Chain quilt...they look so beautiful.

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  178. It would be the luck of the Irish should I win this! Looking forward to the hop, Melissa.

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  179. May the luck of the Irish be with You,,,, and me of course. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  180. Does it count if I have Irish green eyes and red hair??? Can't wait for this hop...need to make an Irish Chain quilt for my three Irish daughters!!!

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  181. We love all things Irish in our home--especially or twill red-heads, one of whom is perfecting his Irish accent =)

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  182. We love all things Irish in our home--especially or twill red-heads, one of whom is perfecting his Irish accent =)

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  183. I'm hoping I have the luck of the Irish here. Thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  184. Thanks for the chance to win! Your Twisted Irish Chain QAL made me curious about your new book :) For some reason I would love to make Irish Chain quilt for Christmas.

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  185. What a nice story about your connection to, and fondness for, Irish chain quilts! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  186. I love your Irish chain pictures. I loved making my Irish Chain. Not only is the piecing fun, but, so is the quilting. http://kathys-quilt-corner.blogspot.com/2012/05/q7-irish-chain.html

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  187. I live your cheery colourchoices and would be oh so happy to win a signed copy of your book. Congrats!

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  188. There are sheep in my back yard. I'm feeling pretty Irish.

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  189. There are sheep in my back yard. I'm feeling pretty Irish.

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  190. Somewhere over the rainbow is a pot of gold with an Irish chain quilt in it being guarded by a leprechaun just waiting for me to claim it.

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  191. No actual Irish heritage in my family, but I do like Lucky Charms...does that count? ;-) Thanks for the giveaway!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa