Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mia's 100 Good Wishes Quilt

While we wait for our sweet baby girl, we will be working on collecting fabric for her 100 Good Wishes Quilt.

To welcome and celebrate new life, there is a tradition in northern China to make a Bai Jia Bei (pronounced "bye-jee-a-bay"), or 100 good Wishes Quilt. It is custom to invite friends and family to contribute a patch of cloth with a wish for the baby. Part of the patch goes into a quilt for the baby and the other part of the cloth goes into a 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 then is passed on from generation to generation.

How You Can Help With Mia's 100 Good Wishes Quilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Following Chinese Tradition, we invite you to contribute an 8x8  100% cotton cloth, along with a 2x2 inch swatch of the same color, and a piece of paper (card stock or index card) with your wish for Mia. the bigger piece will go into the quilt and the smaller piece will go into a memory book with the wish for Mia to cherish as she grows older and reads all the good wishes sent to her.

If you would like to contribute you can mail your cloth and wish to

P.O. Box 866
Montgomery, Texas 77356

Thank you for making this 100 good Wishes Quilt Special.

1 comment:

polinka said...

Hi!

DO you still need fabric for your BJB?
I also have a BJB project currently, if you'd like an exchange :)

http://polinka.canlblog.com