Sunday, September 2, 2007

100 Good Wishes Quilt

Dear Family & Friends,
We are still on the path we began almost two years ago to adopt a daughter from China. Along the way there have been a few bumps and turns but we remain steadfast. During this process God has continued to refine us and prepare us for our daughter. Since beginning the adoption process it has been laid upon our hearts to consider adopting a Special Needs Child. Currently, we are approved to adopt a female with a congenital heart disease and/or a cleft lip and palette.
While we are waiting for the arrival of our daughter, Faith, we are working on a project that we REALLY need your help with. We are creating something called a "100 Good Wishes Quilt." There is a tradition in the northern part of China to make a Bai Jia Bei, or 100 Good Wishes Quilt. When a child is born, friends and family are invited to contribute a scrap of old clothing along with a special wish which is to made into a quilt by the child's mother. It is said that 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.
Parents adopting from China have taken on this tradition by creating One Hundred Good Wishes quilts for their children. With each fabric piece that is given to the new parents, a wish for the child is also sent, written on paper so that the child will always know the wishes made just for them.
We are asking you to please participate in this project. We love the idea of welcoming Faith into our arms with a warm blanket filled with love from all our family and friends.
Here is what we would like you to do:
1. Choose ANY 100% cotton fabric that you like. It can be from clothing or from a fabric store. It just needs to be a design and color that you like.
2. Cut two (2) 7" squares from the fabric OR one (1) 7” by 14” piece of fabric.
3. Include your "good wish note" to be placed in a scrapbook that will be given to Faith someday. This can be written on a note card or index card.

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