In the northern part of China
there is a tradition of making a Bai Jia Bei, or “100 Good
Wishes Quilt.” It is a custom to invite 100 people to contribute
a square patch of cloth. The 100 squares are then sewn together
into a quilt that contains the luck, energy, and good wishes
from all the family and friends who contributed a piece of
Last February we invited over a hundred families to share in
this special keepsake for our daughter. Addison received special
wishes from Africa, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand,
Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky,
Massachusetts, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Washington,
Wisconsin and of course Minnesota.
This quilt is a special way of showing Addison how much she was
wanted before she came into our family. Every night she will go
to bed under a huge support system filled with love!