Sunday, October 26, 2008

Quilt

Here is a picture of Mia's Nana and Poppa with her 100 wishes quilt.

There is a tradition in northern China of making a Bai Jia Bei or “100 Good Wishes Quilt” to welcome and celebrate a new life. The quilt maker invites 100 people to contribute a square patch of cloth with a wish for the baby. Much of the time the squares were scraps from worn clothing and is said that the luck, energy, and good wishes of the people who wore these clothes then surrounded the child when she was wrapped in the quilt. For us this quilt will represent the love, support and prayers of our friends and family. The quilt is then passed down from generation to generation.

Thank you to everyone who contributed fabric. And a HUGE thank you to my mom for sewing it. If you missed out on sending fabric but, have a wish for Mia, I can add it to the back of her scrap book of wishes.

6 comments:

a little leprechaun said...

HI Monique! Can not believe we are getting so close!! Can not wait to SEE you soon!!

a little leprechaun said...

Beautiful quilt!! I'll have to get some pointers!!

Jennifer said...

Monique, you're blog is GREAT! Mia is such a cutie! (As are all our Jiangxi Jewels!) LOVE Mia's quilt! Your mom did a fantastic job.

We'll be seeing you VERY soon! Finally!

Sooz said...

Oh the quilt turned out beautifully! Your mom did a wonderful job!

Beverly Dorson said...

Hi Mark, Monique, and Noah,
All our best wishes to you as you find your little jewel in China. The quilt is wonderful, too! Kudos to your mom. We will want to hear the whole story! cousin Bev

rss said...

Hey Mark and Monique,

We love the updates! Awesome. We can't wait to hear more and meet Mia!

Robert and Rebecca