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
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.
(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
or whatever else that tickles your fancy.
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
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
We appreciate it very
much! Thank you.
Sue and James
PO Box 1412, Newport Beach, CA 92659
If you have any
questions please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org