Sunday, February 05, 2006

100 Good Wishes Quilt

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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 100 people to contribute a single square patch of cloth. The 100 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. The quilt is then passed down from generation to generation.



These are my quilt squares and wishes that I sent for my November DTC 100 Good Wishes fabric swap. ( My group decided to send 2 fabric squares along with our wishes ). If anyone would like to send me a wish and fabric square for Abby's quilt please e-mail me for the details!

9 comments:

Kristie said...

Jenny- send us the information on this... Loghan, John, Shane and I would love to send you a piece for Abby's quilt. I know she will have thousands of good wishes. When I tried to hit the email link it didn't work!!

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

I will Kristie. Sorry I thought Laurie had already given you guy's the info. (I had asked her to) Thanks also for telling me my e-mail link is broken. I am trying to fix it.

Lisa and Tate said...

Love the new look for your BLOG... I want to send a square.... I will try your email first....

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Jenny -
Honest there are at least 5-10 squares coming from "up north". Wendy just got back from Fla, Bama is still looking through material swatches, Ali picked out some material, but isn't thrilled with the choice she made (college town does not have a lot of choices), Uncle Terry has his material, just needs to get it together (wish and MAIL it) and I keep looking for that perfect swatch of material. Aunt Laurie I know is looking. If you get more than 100, maybe you could have a doll size quilt made???
Love, Debbie

Lisa and Tate said...

I want to send a square but can't seem to email you. Please email me thru my blog with information so I can send a quilt square!!!

Lisa

Nancy said...

Jen, When do you need the pieces? And by the way, not to be too mushie? your picture looks awesome...
Nancy

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Lisa, I left you a comment with my e-mail address. :D
Debbie, I can't wait to see the squares. Thanks for letting me know.
Nancy, Just need them in the next couple of months. I will be sending them out to have a quilt made cause I can't sew!

Nathan & Emily's Mommy (Mary) said...

I'd love to trade squares with you. :) Email me your info at marehare7@gmail.com

Desiree said...

I am also collecting for a quilt. Would you like to swap squares? Click my name to email.

Desiree