Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Pat Sloan’s Tour of Ireland Blog Hop

Are you wearing green? If not, I’ll send my minions over to pinch you. I’ve already been pinched today. When I pointed out that there is green in one of my tattoos, the pinch was not retracted. Not even an apology. But I also got a St. Patrick’s Day kiss from the same person. Forgive and forget, I say.

Got plans for the day? Please add a blog hop to your calendar for the day and visit the other blogs celebrating the book, Tour Ireland with Pat Sloan!

Oh, indeed, I would love to tour Ireland some day. When Pat’s book arrived, I sat down and pored over it and honestly felt like it was the next best thing to being there! Beautiful photos, lovely narrative about the cities and towns the group visited, interesting facts and great travel tips provided by Jim West, the tour’s organizer!  Pat’s book is really like sitting down with an old friend and going through the scrapbook of her trip to Ireland. Very well done!

And then there are the quilt projects — 12 projects inspired by the trip. It is, of course, wonderful to read the inspiration behind each quilt.  My favorite is Pat’s Irish chain quilt in all its traditional goodness!

There are 12 projects in the book — some are pieced, some are appliqued in Pat’s trademark unfussy and FUN style.

Among the envious stops on the trip, the group stopped at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. When I saw that, I thought of Guinness cake. Mmmm…. So, I’ve included a link to Nigella Lawson’s chocolate Guinness cake recipe. Mmmmmmmm…. doesn’t that sound mighty tasty?

All in all, Pat’s book is wonderful and makes the trip so vivid. I love that it also puts the quilts in a context and makes it more than just a pattern book.

Pat has two wonderful videos talking about the book. Take a look:

part 1

part 2

Would you like a chance to win a copy of Pat’s book?? Each stop along the blog tour will be giving away TWO copies of the book generously offered by Pat’s publisher, Leisure Arts. So, leave me a comment for a chance to win. Comments will be open until the end of the day on Saturday, March 19.

Be sure to visit the other stops on the Tour of Ireland blog hop:

Leisure Arts Blog
Pat Sloan
A la Mode Fabric
Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts –– you are here
Canton Village Quiltworks
The Happy Zombie
Crazy Mom Quilts
Pam Kitty Morning

If, sadly, you don’t win a copy, you can purchase a copy at Leisure Arts’ web site — the book will be 25% off through the end of March. So, if you want a little vacation without leaving your chair, grab yourself a copy!

May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.
And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!



  1. Mimi said

    I would love to pour over the pages of Pat’s book – it looks awesome! Thanks for the chance! Happy St. Patrick’s Day too!!

  2. Ruth said

    The book looks great and I would LOVE to win a copy!

  3. Hanna said

    One day I would love to go to Ireland – it looks beautiful. Pat’s book looks great, please count me in for a chance to win!!

  4. Julia said

    What a lovely book. The pictures are so inviting and the quilts are lovely.

  5. Mary W said

    The book sounds wonderful. Would love to travel to Ireland, the book makes me want to go even more!!! What lovely pictures and quilts.

  6. Carrie P. said

    Pat just came to our guild and it was so great to meet her. Thanks for a chance to win a book.

  7. Bridget Boyle said

    Perhaps I will have the Luck of the (Half) Irish!

  8. mary said

    Erin Go Bragh! thanks for the chance to win and thank you so much for the link to the cake….yum!

  9. Love the book! Seriously want to get my grubby paws on a copy.

    PS – I’m not even Irish, but the hubby is and any excuse for a yummy corned beef dinner is alright with me 🙂

  10. Meri said

    The more I read about this book, the more I think I NEED it!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  11. Lee Ann said

    Ok, Ok, send over your minions, I have not yet put on my green. Well do green eyes count? I carry them everywhere I go. Thanks for putting me in for a chance to win a copy of the book.

  12. Kathie L said

    I hope I’m blessed with the luck of the Irish! Kathie L in Allentown

  13. Kathy said

    “There is green in one of my tattoos” — the things we don’t know about you, Mrs. S!! MULTIPLE tattoos. Well!

    Meanwhile, I am Irish on both sides all the way back through five generations. Doncha think I should win the vicarious tour of my mother land with Pat’s book? I’m jonesing for that sheep on the hillside quilt.

  14. Momster said

    Please don’t pinch me- I don’t have green on!
    I have always wanted to make and Irish Chain quilt, and Pat’s is gorgeous!

  15. I’m on the St. Patrick’s day blog hop…fun!
    Of course I’m wearing green!
    Hope I have the luck of the irish with me today!

  16. Lucy said

    I have my green jammies on~
    I hope you draw my name.

  17. Melissa said

    I would love to win this- I’m wearing green for luck!

  18. I remember the first quilt I attempted to make.. was a triple Irish Chain.. KING SIZE.. what was I thinking.. start small is good advice to a beginning quilter LOL..

  19. Pat said

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Hope I’m a lucky winner!

  20. Sallie said

    Thanks for hosting the tour – would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  21. tree said

    hope i’ve got the luck of the irish on this one!

  22. Marg said

    Pat’s book looks awesome! I would love to win it, next best thing to going there!

  23. jessica said

    I would LOVE to win Tour Ireland with Pat Sloan!!! This book is on my Wish List!

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of it!

  24. Patty Hoyt said

    The Irish countryside is beautiful and the people are absolutely charming. Pats’ book seems to be a fine tribute to both. I love the blog hops as they have introduced me to some fabulous creative people!

  25. Gill watson said

    Ireland is a beautiful country – I’m visiting it in July!

  26. Rachel said

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day! I am definitely wearing green today – to avoid being pinched.

    Pat’s book looks wonderful! I love Ireland and want to go back there someday to see more of it (I was just in Dublin last summer).

  27. Deb A said

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m wearing my green today, and thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

  28. Kristin said

    What an incredible book. Having it and making a quilt from it would be the perfect way to celebrate my Irish heritage.

  29. Ladybug said

    I love the Irish chain quilt. I’ve always wanted to make one.

  30. AnnieO said

    Hi Amy! I love that quilt on the front of Pat’s book, and have indeed pored through it in the bookshop before! It would be wonderful to win a copy.

    My mom and dad went to Ireland a few years ago and loved it. My dad’s great grandparents were from County Cork, so there’s some Irish in me too!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  31. The book looks beautiful. I’m traveling to Ireland in August and would love to have this book to help plan the trip!

  32. krisgray said

    Yes, before I leave the house I need to put on some green. The reviews make we want to go to Ireland, too.

  33. Cat said

    Pick me…I’m wearing my green and have kissed the blarney stone.

  34. Jean said

    I love St. Patrick’s Day and I would love to win the book. If I weren’t on vacation out of town today I’d be making the cake for sure!

  35. Anna McD said

    Love Pat and her books.Thanks for a chance to win

  36. folksmith said

    Love being Irish. Ireland is a must see place. The driving is wild, the castles are beautiful.

  37. Amy said

    Sure, and we’re all Irish today. I must remember to be wearin’ the green to work this afternoon. We’re all bringing in green food, and I started my day with Irish Breakfast Tea. Maybe the luck o’ the Irish will be with me, and I’ll win this book!

  38. Linda said


  39. Rhonda said

    I too would love to tour Ireland some day…maybe Pat will call us next time. LOL

  40. Jacque said

    I’m not only wearing green, I’m celebrating extra today – 33 years of marriage! One really good thing about a wedding on St. Paddy’s day is that everybody celebrates with you! LOL Plus we can’t forget the date, can we!
    Thanks for the giveaway – hope I have the luck of the Irish and win the book!

  41. Bec said

    thanks for the chance to win! looks fab!

  42. sandra said

    I would love to win one! I’ve been to Ireland and loved it!

  43. Kelly Wenhold said

    I love Pat Sloan designs – her Ireland book looks live alot of great patterns.

  44. Gidget said

    This book looks so fun and interesting!

  45. Barb Colvin said

    This hop is the perfect Irish gift 🙂 Happy St Pat’s Day!

  46. Laura K said

    Wow I never thought of using my tattoo’s to show I am wearing green. I will have to remember that for next year since I am wearing green today.! Thank you for the opportunity to win this fabulous book!

  47. Deb said

    I’d love a copy of Pat’s beautiful book!

  48. Colleen said

    Thanks for the lovely review. The Irish Chain is beautiful!

  49. Kate said

    May the road rise up to meet ye. Lovely book. I would be estactic if I should win it.

  50. Janis T said

    I’d love to tour Ireland starting with this book!

  51. Thanks so much for joining us on a trip to Ireland…in book format. We had a great time and I hope winning makes for a couple of happy, happy quilty type!
    Cheryl at Leisure Arts
    (the large hatted lady on Pat’s blog today)

  52. BethFriend said

    Love the tour through Ireland. Would so love to have the book.
    Happy St Pats day.

  53. Cyndi said

    Oh gosh, I would LOVE to win this book. I am of Irish descent and my hubby and I are planning a three-week trip to Ireland next year…it would be fabulous to have this as a “tour guide” of sorts. I’d also love to give several of those quilts a try – especially that Irish Chain! Thanks so much for the give away and the chance to win! Erin go Bragh!



  54. Debbie Barnes said

    Would love to win the book. It may be the only way I get to visit Ireland.

  55. Sharon said

    there’s no better excuse to make nigellas cake.

  56. Ann said

    Hello, I would be thrilled to win one of these books/ Pat’s designs are the best. what am I doing for St. Patrick’s Day, Well wearing my green t-shirt and going out for wings and a pint this evening. going to the local pub. Hope everyone enjoys their Irish day too.

    Cheers Ann

  57. lisel said

    What a yummy idea….and Happy St. Patty’s day! Someday Ireland is on my travel list!

  58. Sunnymay said

    Pat Sloan is one of my favorite sewers to watch on PBS, so this book looks real good.

  59. Delores Wagg said

    Always wanted to go to Ireland – this may be the closest I can get.
    Would love to win!!

  60. Sharon said

    Forgive and Forget is the Irish way, right? I want that book. Hope I’ve got the luck of the Irish today.

  61. Debby, Chester NY said

    Pat’s book looks like so much fun. I’m not Irish, but I always have thought
    that Ireland would be a beautiful country to visit. It would be great to get a small taste of it by winning Pat’s book. Thanks for being part of her blog hop.

    Chester NY

  62. Mary Jean Price said

    This book looks like the next best thing than a trip to Ireland.I would love to curl up with one!!

  63. Melody said

    I love bloghop type tours like this – I always find a new blog I want to follow. I’m anxious to see this book. I’d love to take a trip to Ireland and always love Pat’s designs.

  64. Jennifer Padden said

    I am wearing a t-shirt with a really cute shamrock embroidery at the neck. Love the celebrations and love the give a way. Thanks!

  65. rita goshorn said

    happy st. paddie’s day! ’tis also my b-day, which is why everyone celebrates today. i’d enjoy winning this book – it has some gorgeous green quilts in it!

  66. Catherine said

    Aren’t Pat’s book great?!?! Even better are Pat’s blog hops and I’m so glad you’re part of this one. In honor of the day I’m wearing a green turtleneck and will be attending our city’s Wee Parade (it’s only 2 blocks long lol) followed up by an Irish Coffee with my husband at a local restaurant. Erin Go Bragh!!!!!!!! 😉

  67. CindyB said

    Of course, the Irish Chain – when I saw that Pat was doing an Irish book, I wondered what the Irish Chain would look like – of course, I love it!!! Such creativity!!!

  68. Anita said

    Guinness Cake ~ Now you’re talking! I was, in fact, planning on making something along those lines for a little dinner get-together on Saturday.

  69. Kathy C said

    I have never done an Irish Chain quilt but would love to with Pat’s book.

  70. 4dreamsr said

    Would love to win a copy of Pat’s book & that would be my trip to Ireland.

  71. Marcia W. said

    Tonight for supper it is our traditional corned beef and vegetables. I’ve been fielding “why” questions from my grandniece about leprechauns, elves, and shamrocks. Thanks for the giveaway blog tour stop. I would enjoy winning one of Pat’s books. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  72. RoseMary said

    12 wonderful blocks and pictures of Ireland, sounds great. Hope to visit Ireland someday. Thanks for being apart of this hop.

  73. jopsy said

    whilst i was trying to think of something whitty to type my daughter justcame over to see if i can see a new tooth growing where her tooth fell out yesterday! i think i’d best stop quilt book dreaming and be mummy!

  74. Denise said

    I would love to visit Ireland! Love those little sheep on Pat’s quilt!

  75. Susan said

    Ireland and quilts — two of my favorite things!

  76. Cynthia said

    I love Pat’s Irish Chain quilt in the book. I think I need to make another!

  77. Nancy said

    I would love to get to Ireland someday. Also love Pat’s designs. Love the book.

  78. Yes I’d love to have a chance to win this book. It looks so inviting and i’d love to try some of the projects. Someday I’d also love to visit Ireland. Probably wont’ happen, but you just never know. : )

  79. Janet Hoonard said

    Chocolate cake I’m sencing a pattern here!

  80. Pat V. said

    Thanks for highlighting this new book. It looks like it would be a great addition to my quilting library!

  81. Marsha m said

    Love Irish music, check
    Love Ireland, check
    Pat Sloans Tour of Ireland, let’s hope you can help me check that one off also.

  82. lynn said

    Quilts and Ireland, all in one book!

  83. I LOVE travel photos and nothing is better than travel photos WITH quilts!!! I’d love to see Pat’s book and her lovely quilts.

    I would also like to see your tattoo(s).

  84. Janet said

    This book looks fabulous! I too would love to tour Ireland in person but a book tour would be second best. Thanks for a chance to win.

  85. Karen in Tucson said

    I would love a copy of the book. I wear green and play Irish music all month and especially today.

  86. Birdena said

    Thanks so much for being part of this blog hop. I really want to win this book.

  87. Nancy B from Many LA said

    What a great idea for a book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  88. EG said

    Now I want to go to Ireland. Or at least drink some Bailey’s.

  89. Sally said

    Ireland is on my “bucket list”. This is one of the few Pat Sloan books that I don’t have so I would love to win a copy.

  90. Jill Warren said

    I would love to win Pat’s beautiful book. My husband’s name is Patrick…I should win this book because I married a leprauchaun AND – I LOVE Nigella Lawson’s Guiness cake recipe. Recommend it to everyone!

  91. Stacia said

    I’d like to celebrate by winning an Ireland/quilt book!

  92. Alberta said

    Love that quilt against those rugged rocks with the lush green in the background. Travel & quilting, what an incredible combo!

  93. Nan said

    Wouldn’t a tour of Ireland be FUN!?!?!? Thanks for the Guiness Cake recepie link… I’m making that tonight! Just happen to have a bottle of Guiness on hand.

  94. Julie Murphy said

    I would love to go to Ireland one day. My Mother-in-law is from county Cork. It would be great to look through the book and travel if only in my mind!
    Julie M

  95. WendyB said

    Oh what a treat it would be to win a copy……that Irish Chain does look delectable!
    thanks so much
    sugary hugs
    Wendy :O)

  96. Looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win one!!

  97. Sheryl said

    Mmmmm…loving that cake recipe. Thank you for the link! I suppose one could finish the rest of the beer AND read Pat’s book while the cake baked. Surely wouldn’t want the beer to go to waste now, would we? Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (mom-in-law is 90 years old today!)

  98. maryc said

    Gorgeous book! Can’t wait to see it!

  99. Judith Blinkenberg said

    I love the Book! I have watched the videos and I’m ready to go to Ireland!

  100. Judith Blinkenberg said

    It’s a lovely book. I think by next year I will make an Irish chain quilt!

  101. Bobbie Schneider said

    I love looking at pictures of the Irish countryside, and the quilts,too. What a special book this would be to possess.

  102. Roberta Patterson said

    Erin go Bragh

  103. Jan Harmon said

    I want to go to Ireland, drink Irish coffee and herd sheep with the border collies. I will bring my Border Collie, Buster with me.

  104. Thanks for the cake recipe as well as the blog!!! Ireland. …. enough said! Such a peaceful feeling … I want that book!

  105. Linda P. said

    I would love Pat’s book, I may never get to Ireland, but I can dream while created some quilts. I am wearing green, but shamelessly used to tell people my eyes were green – hee hee!!!

  106. Megan said

    Looks like a great book! I would LOVE to win!

  107. Pam said

    What a fun book. I love all things Irish.

  108. wordygirl said

    I’d love to win this book. Our trip to Ireland remains one of my favorite memories. Thanks for the chance. And thanks for the recipe!

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  109. Jen said

    I want a vacation without leaving my chair! That sounds fabulous. Thanks for the chance!

  110. Pam said

    I want to go to Ireland! Happy St Paddy’s Day.

  111. Sue said

    The book looks great! I’d love to go to Ireland.

  112. Silvia Reven said

    I would love to have Pat’s Ireland book!
    Makes me want to go back to Ireland….Guiness anyone?

  113. Ruth said

    Sounds like it was a wonderful trip.

  114. janie ! said

    Ohhh , I hope the Luck of the Irish is with me !!

  115. Evelene S said

    Pat’s quilts are so beautiful-love the Irish Chain. I’ve never made that quilt before-so here’s to hoping I win. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    bimbi9 at verizon dot net

  116. GerryH said

    Oh, thank you for the Irish blessing.
    I am of Irish decent and would like to ‘tour’ Ireland thru Pat’s book.
    I saw a couple of projects in the videos that I’d love to hang on my wall.

    Irish Hugs,

  117. I’m feeling a bit Irish today and Lucky Too! Hope you choose my name so I can make the cover quilt.

  118. Tammy Hempel said

    Pics are great!! would really like to win a copy of this book!! he he

  119. Jeanne said

    I would love to win Pat’s Ireland book. Irish Chain quilt is one I would like to make.

  120. Janice M said

    Maybe I’ll have a little luck of the Irish and win a book.

  121. Kitty said

    Good luck to everyone–but I hope I win 😉 !

  122. Susannah said

    I’d love to win the book… I’d also love you to bake and mail me that cake!

  123. Carlie said

    What a combination…Pat and Ireland!!!! I love them both and would love to win a copy of the book…Thanks!

  124. JoAnne said

    Thanks for playing along. That Pat always has something fun in the works.

  125. Carla said

    What could be better than a trip to Ireland + quilting? Wish I could have gone too.

  126. Jill said

    The book looks great. What a pretty setting for some good looking quilts.

  127. Clairellen said

    Good to meet you, Amy…what a fun idea, a blog hop. When the wind is chilly and blowing, it’s more comfortable to blog hop than shop hop, for sure! St. Patrick’s Day today for me included taking our Lab puppy, Daisy, for a bath, buying Spiderman fabric for my grandson’s curtains, and having a wonderful corned beef dinner. I sure would love a copy of Pat’s Ireland quilt book, to honor my ancestors…won’t it be fun in heaven to catch up with everyone? Thanks for giving us all a chance to win the book.

  128. Cindy J said

    Quilts and Ireland……such a score.
    Having fun reading your blog for the first time. Such great quilts you have.

  129. Carol in E TN said

    Thanks for the great book giveaway.

  130. Kristen S. said

    Munching on a big slice of that guiness cake and browsing through Pat’s Irish Tour book sounds wonderfully enjoyable!

  131. pam said

    This book looks beautiful!! I would love to win!

  132. Sherri said

    I love the idea of a blog hop, almost as good as a pub crawl.
    Sherri Kennedy

  133. Tamie said

    Count me in on the giveaway. Thanks for participating.

  134. Mary Jo said

    I’d love to visit Ireland someday. My parents brought back wonderful pictures from their tour years ago. Thanks for the chance to win Pat’s book.

  135. Laura said

    Love these blog hops and hope I win this beautiful book.

  136. Bonnie said

    This book looks wonderful! Some day I too would love to go to Ireland. This book would be a delight. Please include me in a change to win!

  137. Wendy D. P. said

    Beautiful! I am wearing green – a leprechaun even (March madness has arrived and we’re Irish fans in this house!)!

  138. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a terrific book- I think Ireland is such a beautiful country and I have often wanted to visit it.
    I did wear green today and we had a fun day in Kindergarten – There were lots of leprechaun games and wearing of the green.

  139. Ann Marie said

    I love Ireland and Pat Sloan. Winning her book would be the best of both worlds! Thanks for the chance.

  140. Daisy said

    thanks Amy – I’d love to win a copy of the book – it does look gorgeous – happy St. Patrick’s Day – oh and thanks for Nigella’s chocolate guinness cake link – looks so yummy just needs some green coloring in the cream !

  141. Kathy said

    Quilts and Ireland it doesn’t get any better, unless, you happen to be so lucky as to be headed to Ireland in August. My sis and I are so excited to go. So I really need this book. I had already decided to buy fabric and yarn while there and make both of us a keepsakes or two. The Irish Chain is stunning. So hopefully the luck of the irish will be a smilin’ on me, but if not I’ll have to have this book. I wanted to share an irish blessing that my mom use to tell me: May ya be in heaven a half-hour before the devil knows you’re dead. Happy St. Patty’s Day everyone!!!!

  142. Em said

    I would love a chance to win! The photos look beautiful, and they make me want to pack up and move right now!

  143. Verity said

    Wish I could have made the trip but the book is the second best thing.

  144. Jocelyn said

    This looks like a fabulous book. Thanks for offering to give a copy away.

  145. Darlene B said

    I love the Irish Chain quilt. It’s one of the quilts on my “to do” list!

  146. Maria said

    I’d love to win the book! Thanks for the opportunity and the recipe link…I love Guiness and Chocolate cake – putting them together seems like a great idea….did you know that nursing moms were (and maybe still are) encouraged to drink Guiness for the nutrition….? Gotta love the Irish – I do since I am married to on!

  147. Dianne Ritter said

    Thanks for the Guiness recipe! Drinking Guiness in Ireland is the best place to drink it for sure!

  148. Nancy said

    Ireland is a lovely country to visit, Pat’s book is such a beautiful reminder of our trip several years ago. I would love to win her book, just for the memories (may have to make a quilt or two as well!). Looks like I’ll put this on the wish list if I don’t win. Thanks for the opportunity!

  149. lwm said

    looks like a fun book!

  150. Shirley in Canada said

    Great book giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win and for inviting us to visit your blog!

  151. Christine Carter said

    The book is so inviting! I hope I win!

  152. robin said

    YAY! Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous book!

  153. Valerie Jenkins said

    Chocolate Guinness cake!?! I KNEW I liked this holiday! The only thing better would be to win Pat Sloan’s new book.

  154. the photography and of course the quilts in this book look fabulous!

  155. Pat in Washington said

    Ah Ireland. I want to go there now! Failing that, could I please win this wonderful book? What a treasure.

  156. Heather Rourke said

    I love the photos of the projects and the new book.Thank you for sharing those with us. Even better, you shared some recipes. Guinness Chocolate Cake? I might have to give that one a try!

    Like everyone else, I’d love to visit Ireland – and to win a book!

  157. Shelley said

    It looks like a beautiful book!! I can’t wait to own a copy!

  158. Liz Kisielewski said

    Would love to read Pat’s book while eating the Chocolate Guiness Cake – both sound delicious!

  159. Judy said

    Thanks for a chance to win an awesome book – a tour of Ireland with Pat Sloan would be a fabulous treat!

  160. Carla Norris said

    Ok now that cake recipe is very interesting will have to try this one for my uncle thank you for the recipe. I am looking forward to seeing this book it makes me want to visit there even more.

  161. KylieC said

    Loved Ireland when I was there – nearly 20 years ago!@! wish to go back some day – may be this book will be just like being there? Thanks for the travel opportunity!

  162. Hannele said

    I’d love to go to IReland one day – and I’d love to win a copy of the book 🙂

  163. Kathlene said

    Nice review. Thanks for the recipe, just might try it. Would be a pleasure to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  164. Kathlene said

    I also like your house quilts. Inspiring.

  165. Carol McNab said

    Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  166. simone said

    Love your saying at the end of your post.
    What a lovely chance to win the Tour book! Thank you.

  167. Rose said

    What a beautiful book. Would love to win and include with my collection of Pat Sloan books.

  168. Monica said

    I always wear green…..my eyes! 😉 My DIL says her favorite color is orange….BUT she always wears GREEN! Yesterday was her favorite day! 😉

  169. Lisa England said

    I’ve never been to Ireland but my aunt has been twice and says it’s the most fabulous place. Maybe I could enjoy some of the beauty through this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  170. RoseMary said

    Since I posted here, I have gotten over 75 emails of the same post from someone I don’t even know. So I will be deleteing so I won’t get any more.
    Thank You

  171. Deb said

    Awesome videos!!! I would so love to visit Ireland…..

  172. ~Kathleen said

    Lovely book…Pat you did a great job! I’d sure like to visit Ireland. I’d love to win your book.

  173. kathy h said

    This book makes me want to visit Ireland but in the meantime I could make one of the quilts in the book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  174. Dube said

    Thank you for sharing Pat Sloan’s journey through Ireland with her friends – it looks like the trip was a real blast!

    Love the little lamb quilt – so cute!

  175. Sue said

    Love your site- thanks for the bonus recipe! And I hope I win Pat’s book. All good. Cheers!

  176. Karen G said

    Chocolate cake and beer????? hmmmm! I would rather have the book! LOL

  177. Joanne said

    Pats new book looks so wonderful. If I can’t go to Ireland I would love to win Pats book.

  178. Sorcha girl said

    Thank you for participating in Pat’s Irish blog hop and the opportunity to win one of her books. Also, it’s fun to ‘blog hop’–I looked at some of your links and ‘traveled’ to new places.

  179. Patty said

    Enjoyed your blog. I would love the book and it would help educate the McGahan side of our family.

  180. Wanda said

    I love blog hopping and discovering new blogs to visit. Winning Pat’s book would be a wonderful bonus.

  181. Linda R said

    Hubby and I will be going to Ireland this June for 10 days and I’m really getting excited. All the pictures I’ve seen of Ireland are really beautiful. I have Irish decent on both sides of my family and it’s been a dream of mine to go to Ireland. I also have a subscription to the Irish Quilting Magazine. I love it! Linda R

  182. JudyG said

    I always wanted to go to Ireland. This year it’s not in the cards but maybe next.
    Guess I need some luck of the Irish. Thanks for being part of the blog hop

  183. sandra parsons said

    Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book!
    ” May your troubles be few, and your Blessings be more,
    and nothing but Happiness come through your door!” 🙂

  184. Amy C said

    I would love to win the book. Wish I could go to Ireland…

  185. Heather F said

    Ireland is the place where I long to go. It’s where my husband’s ancestors are from and i just know he and my two little red-head girls would fit right in. i’d love this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  186. CathyC in Alberta said

    May you be blessed always with a sunbeam to warm you.
    A moonbeam to warm you.
    A sheltering angel so nothing can harm you!
    Irish and proud of it…would love to win Pat’s book!

  187. CathyC in Alberta said

    Oooops…that 2nd line should be: A moonbeam to charm you.

  188. Nancy said

    Went to my nephew’s hockey game Thursday. Walked in and saw a crazy green and white spectator in the stands. Knew right away it was my dad.
    Pity we arent Irish. We found out a few years ago after my cousin traced our ancestry, but my dad won’t give it up.
    Love to go to Ireland and see all its sights.
    We had a show of Irish quilts near Toronto a few years ago met a few of the ladies. They were sweet as pie.

  189. Victoria said

    Pick me! I’m Irish!

  190. Bec Clarke said

    Ireland is in my blood, literally and green is my favourite colour too.
    Now I have a St Patricks Day daughter all is right in the world!!!

  191. Kristin said

    Happy St. Pat’s Day! would love to win

  192. Julie Averill said

    The book looks great and would love to win a copy. Thanks

  193. Joyce said

    Touring Ireland will have to come later. I’m looking forward to my first cruise and it is with Pat!

  194. Allison said

    This book, in a rocking chair by a sunny window, with a cup of coffee and a slice of Irish soda bread… yup, I could spend a Saturday morning like that 🙂

  195. karen said

    I want to get my grubby hands on that book & make an Irish Chain quilt

  196. Frances said

    Irish Chain is also a favorite of mine. Would love to win the book.

  197. Sara said

    Oh, I would love to win this book – it would encourage me to quilt some lovely things…

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

  198. Syd said

    Not only would I love to tour Ireland, I’d love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  199. Star said

    Would love to travel to Ireland and would love to win the book!

  200. Jill said

    What I wouldn’t do to go to Ireland. Oh well, I guess I’ll make a quilt instead. The book would help, lol.

  201. Cassie said

    Thanks for doing the blog book tour! I love ireland, and the pictures that are shown here are great! Thanks!

  202. Laurie said

    I’ve been wanting to do an Irish Chain — thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  203. Joan said

    Guiness Chocolate Cake- you’re killing me!! Can you even imagine that with a cup of Irish coffee…….

  204. Helle said

    Would love to win this book; thanks for the chance!

  205. Beautiful book. I’d love to win, and add it to my collection.

  206. Barb Losee said

    Oh, count me in–would love to win that book!

  207. Maureen said

    Would love to have the book with all the patterns.

  208. Thea said

    love the book tour – what a wonderful ‘mini quilter vacation’!

    sure hope I win the book, too!

  209. Cat said

    I love wearing green but on this holiday I rely on my color of eyes! I loved catching someone with that each year growing up.

  210. cathy payne said

    Please enter me….. the book looks fabulous…..i’d love to go to Ireland =) Nurse Payne

  211. DebrafromMD said

    We have no plans to go back to Ireland anytime soon so I will just have to settle for reading about it in this book should I win.

  212. KatieB said

    Fun blog hop – lovely book. Thanks for the chance(s) to win!

  213. bev silvestre said

    It looks like a beautiful book and a fantastic trip!! The Irish chain quilt is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day

  214. JudyGo said

    Fun hop! Thanks! Beautiful Book!

  215. Linda said

    Would love to win this book!!

  216. Ada Shave said

    I would love to do a quilting tour of Ireland

  217. Deb said

    i’ve always dreamed of a trip to Ireland…wow! A quilting trip to Ireland via Pat would be delightful! I’d love to win her book.

  218. sndy1 said

    I hope it is not to late to enter. I would luv to have a copy of the book. Thanks.

  219. Jodi said

    Wow, this book sounds like my paradise – quilting and travel. What a brilliant idea.

  220. Hannele said

    Yes, I’d love to win a dopy!

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