Happy Birthday, Dong and Yan!

Happy Birthday, Dong and Yan!
Are they making a wish?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

One Hundred (or Two Hundred) Good Wishes

A tradition in China is that a new child is welcomed with a "one hundred good wishes" quilt. Each block represents a good wish for the child and their life. What a lovely idea (especially if you are a quilter...).

Please join us in creating a"one hundred good wishes" quilts for each of our new children

  1. Send a piece of fabric (8" square), or a completed "quilt square" (6 1/2 " finished size (for a 6 " block). Use any technique you wish, or just send a piece of fabric you love.
  2. Send along with each patch a written wish (on paper) which we can put in a memory book for them.
  3. To keep some degree of organization, we would ask that the squares for Thaddeus/Dong be in the Red/Orange/Yellow palette, and for Elizabeth/Yan in the Red/Pink/Purple palette.
  4. Return the squares to us by the end of February, so Nancy can get them sewn together, off to the quilter and ready for their arrival sometime between April and June! The Mailing Address is: 231 Sunset Hill Road, Sugar Hill 03586
When they are done, we'll publish the photos of the quilts on the blog.

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