Friday, July 16, 2010

100 Wishes Quilt Take-off Day

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 family and friends to contribute a square patch of cloth. The patches are sewn together into a quilt that contains the luck, energy, and good wishes from all the families and friends who contributed a piece of fabric.

We want to add your thoughts and prayers not only to the quilt but to a "100 Wishes Scrapbook."

This quilt is for all our family, friends, preschool families, and adoption friends to be part of.

The quilt is then passed down from generation to generation.