Saturday, November 22, 2008

New Quilt Squares--November 22, 2008

The Ackers, Anniston, AL

Annalee, Abigail, and Debbie

Amber, Bobby, and Bobby Ray, Tuscumbia, AL

Laura Huene, Denver Colorodo
This book is absolutely adorable!!

The Campbells, Anniston, AL

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Quilt Squares for Lily


Addie Talley, Columbus MS

Gayle McClellan, Anniston, AL

Layne Allen, Anniston, AL

Amy Fisher, Owensboro, KY

See explanation below.
Thank you so much for the sweet squares you have sent for Lily. They are so precious. I get so excited to read each one of your notes and I know Lily is going to just love this. I am posting some of them today.
The last picture is a shirt given to me from my granny. When my granny was a young mom, she lost her oldest boy, Jimmy, to an unknown heart condition. He was outside riding his bike and he fell over and died immediately. He was 12 years old. She bought this shirt on the Thursday before he died on Friday. It was part of his "back to school" clothes. It has been sitting inside of a chest all these years just waiting to be a part of Lily's quilt. Thank you Granny.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


What is a “100 Good Wishes Quilt”?

Well, to welcome and celebrate a new life, a tradition exists in the northern part of China, to make a Bai Jia Bei (100 Good Wishes Quilt). Friends and family contribute squares of cloth along with their wish for the baby. The quilt is said to contain the luck and energy from everyone who contributed a piece of fabric. (I choose to call it prayers from everyone) The quilt is then passed down from generation to generation.

How to contribute:

1.)Choose a machine washable, 100% cotton fabric. It can be new or used/meaningful.

2.)Cut a large square , maybe 12X12.

3.)Add a note with your good wish or prayer for Lily, with a small piece of the fabric attached to the note. It can be simple or elaborate, your own words or a favorite poem, quote, recipe or whatever you want to share. Please remember to sign your wish and include your city and state. All the notes will be put into an album/scrapbook and when we look through it we will be able to match up the wish/prayer and the fabric in the quilt! When Lily is older she will be able to match up the wishes and fabric to her quilt and share her quilt with her children. Each square we receive will be added on this blog!

E-mail me if you need my address.

This is so exciting! I know that Lily will cherish this for years to come! I have included some example pictures for you and also a link on the right hand side to see an example of a 100 good wishes quilt.