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100 Good Wishes Quilt

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 fabric.

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!


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