The 100 Good-Wishes Quilt

I got the 100 good-wishes quilt idea from other couples who are adopting a baby from China. We would love to do this for Lucy. If you could help us out, it would be awesome.

To welcome and celebrate a new life, there is a tradition in the northern part of China to make a Bai Jia Bei, or 100 Good Wishes Quilt. It is a custom to invite friends and family to contribute a patch of cloth with a wish for the baby. Most of the square is sewn into the quilt, while a smaller piece goes into a creative memory notebook with the wish for the child. The quilt contains the luck, energy, and good wishes from all the families and friends who contributed a square of fabric. The quilt is then passed down from generation to generation.

We would love very much for our family and friends to be a part of this tradition with us. Please contribute to the Bai Jia Bei for our little Lucy.

Please send:

(1) One 7"x7" square (or larger) of washable fabric that could work for a little girl. It can be new or "used and meaningful" fabric. Please pre-wash the fabric to prevent any shrinking when it becomes part of the Bai Jia Bei.

(2) A 5"x7" card (or smaller) with a wish dedicated to our child. Please include a scrap of your fabric glued to the card. Your wish can be simple or elaborate, handwritten or typed. It can be something original you wrote, or a favorite poem, lyric, or quote that has special meaning to you. Please remember to sign your wish and include your city and state. Your wish-card can be elegantly simple or colorfully decorated with stickers and photographs… or whatever else that tickles your fancy. Anything goes.

Please note that the finished size of the squares in the quilt will be 5x5, so if you are adding anything to your square, please keep that in mind.

We are asking that if you decide to send a square and wish, that you send it soon as possible so we will be able to get started making the quilt.

We appreciate it very much! Thank you.

Sue and James

Address: PO Box 1412, Newport Beach, CA 92659

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