Friday, November 04, 2011

                                               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 friends and family to contribute a patch of cloth with a wish

for the baby. Part of the patch of cloth goes into the quilt for the baby, and

the other part of the cloth can go into a creative memory notebook with the wish
for the child. 

The quilt 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.

Pauliina has been very busy in the background putting together this wonderful is now nearing the end..but we need you help??

Over to Pauliina......

Urgent shortage of good wishes!

Donations of beautiful materials flooded in. The quilt itself is coming on. 
I have cut materials for the top stripe but not done it yet
 in case someone wants to donate material and wish over the weekend.

The project needs at least 30 good wishes to go with each individual fabric. As
the idea is to make money for Hope4China's work I am looking for wishes with a
donation. Every £2.50 you donate will put your name in the hat and gives you an
opportunity to own the quilt.

You can donate directly at just click to Paypal.

E-mail me your good wish and name.

Or if you wish to send a cheque just e-mail me and I'll give you my address. 

I was listening to all the news about 7th billion person being born this week.
Every research shows the fastest and cheapest solution for poverty and
overpopulation is educating women. 
That is one of the things Hope4China does. 
It enables poor girls to get an education.

I am hoping that 30 of you will think that giving up a cup of coffee and
donating the money will make a difference for a child and a sustainable, fair
future for us all.


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