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.


The Davis Family said...

How neat!! I can't wait to go to the fabric store and shop for the perfect square.

Jason and Jessica said...

What a wonderful gift for a very special little girl!
I am with Alicia on this, I can not wait to find the perfect square of material!

Rebecca said...

Aimee - what an amazing project to share with your daughter and with you family (friends included). Thank you for the opportunity to take part in celebrating your new blessing.

The Terrells said...

so neat!! Can't wait to get our square together!!! it was fun to see you for a minute the other day and the church looks amazing- made me sad all over again!I know we are where we are supposed to be, but it is still hard- love ya

Anna Lee said...

Awesome idea! I'm so excited that you've given us an opportunity to share in this process with you guys! Yeah!

Laura said...

So beautiful...a treasure forever! Thanks for sharing her with me too. She is the picture of hope. Love all of you.

Barb said...

That is one of the coolest traditions I have ever heard of. This will be a treasured keepsake for years to come. Looking forward to seeing the end results. Thanks for inviting us to be such a special part of Lily's life.

The Ferrill's said...

Okay, I'm in! And Flat Stanley so had fun with us on our field trips. So much that he's ripped to shreds. I'll take better care of your quilt I promise!
I've got pics of Stan, by the way. I haven't forgotten!

Corie said...

This is awesome. I'll send mine soon. I am sure Emma would love to help...can she send one also?

Aimee said...

Yes, Emma can send one too!

Amy said...


I would like to send a fabric block for Lily's quilt. I'll work on searching for an appropriate fabric this weekend and will email you to get your address. What a neat idea!