Friday, November 03, 2006

WHEN LOVE TAKES YOU IN (by Steven Curtis Chapman)

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One Hundred Good Wishes Quilt

Join in our One Hundred Good Wishes Quilt - Bai Jia Bei

We have been participating in a block exchange with our May2006DTC group. This is the group of people that have their dossiers submitted into China the same month we do. We will most likely travel with some of these people. We have found the group to be very warm and caring, people like us aching for our special little ones. We also participate in the OHGWQ yahoo group, again this is a great loving group of people.

The Tradition of the 100 Good Wishes Quilt is 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 family and friends who contributed a piece of fabric. This quilt is a special way of showing our daughter how much she was wanted before she came into our family. The wishes are printed on a card a sample of the fabric is then attached to the wish. For wishes we have recieved everything from prayers, poems, scripture to good thoughts.

We invite you to share in this special keepsake for our daughter. Please send one pre-washed 7x7 100% cotton square along with one wish(any size) with a small piece of the quilt square. Please email me at if you need an address. For those fellow parents adopting, we would love to contribute to your quilt as well. How special to have these "threads" through all these special little children's lives.

The photo shows a few of the many squares we have recieved. The girls are excited to check the mail each day to see what squares we have recieved. Thanks to everyone who has sent their square, hope you like ours as well.