Saturday, September 22, 2012

100 Good Wishes Quilt

Do you want to join in the fun and contribute a square?
A couple of months ago I heard about a 100 Good Wishes Quilt.
According to www.originalquilts.com:

"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. Part of the patch of cloth goes into the quilt for the baby, and the other part of the cloth can go 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 piece of fabric. The quilt is then passed down from generation to generation."

I have participated in a couple of quilt square swaps with other China adoptive moms. I now have 34 squares. They are such a wonderful variety - solid, stripped, polka dotted, sports themed, animal themed, truck themed, and even fabric purchased in Ethiopia when the family adopted children there. 

Here are a couple of examples that I found on-line:


from: http://waitingforbriana.blogspot.com/2010/05/100-good-wishes-quilt-drum-roll-please.html



from: http://waiting4abby.blogspot.com/2006/02/100-good-wishes-quilt.html



from: http://quiltsfrommycrayonbox.blogspot.com/2012/02/100-good-wishes-quilt-top-finish.html


from: quiltedlovelies.com

Would you like to send us a square?
Email me at sandykreps at yahoo.com for our address
We need a pre-washed 8 x 8 cotton square of fabric 
and a "good wish" with a small bit of the fabric on the paper too
(I plan on making a book of the good wishes and having fabric on each page will help us remember who sent us the square).

Blessings, Sandy

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes.....the Shore Family will be donating a quilt square!!!

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