Monday, September 18, 2006

Great minds (and good friends) think alike!

Thank you to my new great cyber-friend Stacy, and to the Whites for this adorable fabric and very sweet wishes!

Square #9

Thank you to the Thomas family, I just love this fabric and your wish!

More Quilt Squares from the first Quilt swap

Thank you so much to the Hawkins, Hayes and Cromwell families, and Jennifer and Darcy

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Quilt Squares 2, 3 and 4!

Thank you to the Flores Family, the Files Family and the Bryant's! Your squares are adorable and we love them!!

Thank you!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Wish that came with my First Quilt Square

The Poem is a little hard to read in this photo but it is the
"Legacy of an Adopted Child"
-Author unknown
Many of these poems are out on the internet and they all have such passion and emotion in them. They do such a wonderful job of expressing all the hopes, dreams
and love that we already feel for these little babies
that we have yet to hold in our arms.
We are holding you in our hearts little ones, and hopefully it won't be long before we can hold you in our arms!
Thanks again to the McCann's!

My very first Quilt Square!

It came from the McCann's and I just love it!

The picture doesn't really do it justice because it has this shimmery, almost glittery quality to
it. The sentiment is obvious and I just
think it is awsome!

I couldn't have asked for a better first square!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

What is a 100 Good Wishes Quilt?

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 families and friends who contributed a piece of fabric. The quilt is then passed down from generation to generation.

We are inviting all of our family and friends to help us to make our quilt for Jamie. Most of our fabric squares will be coming from our online friends but it would be truly special to have some squares from the family and friends that Jamie will meet and grow to love.

Fabric guidelines:

1. Please send us one 9" x 9" square of 100% cotton, washable fabric.

2. The fabric can be from anywhere: select a fabric that is meaningful to you. Whether it is a print that you really like or an old favorite t-shirt, a piece you saw in the fabric store and just loved, anything meaningful really.

3. It is important to pre-wash and dry the fabric BEFORE it’s cut.

Wish guidelines:

1. Along with your square of fabric, send an index card (or some type of one sided note card) with a good wish for Jamie.

2. Please attach (glue, staple, tie on, etc) a small scrap of the fabric to the card.

3. Your wish card can be simple or elaborate, it can be deep and though-provoking or something as simple and fun as a wish for a lifetime of great hair days! If you feel creative and want to decorate it, that's great too. Poems, quotes, or anything else that floats your boat are fine and very common.

4. Wishes will be placed in a scrapbook so she will be able to look at her quilt, see who sent each square and read the wishes/messages. She will use this quilt every night and she will know by sight the people/fabric connections! It’s yet another way to help her understand that although she wasn’t born to us, she is part of us, and she is oh so very special.

5. Please remember to sign your wish and include your city and state, make sure to NOT use notecards that fold as the wish will be hidden inside once the scrapbook is assembled.

Thanks! We love you all and truly appreciate your help in welcoming Jamie Lyn into our lives!