Handmade quilt by women in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Ruth and her husband made this gorgeous quilt. It is a "China Plate" design but made with tropical prints that reminds me of the South Pacific. The purpley minky backing is so cozy and soft and this is the perfect quilt for that beach house or just chilly nights at your own home. The bright colors remind you of the vibrance of the islands and all of the relaxed feelings that come with it!
Ruth, is 49-years-old, and the mother to five children. She has lived in the slums her whole life and in this particular “bordo” since the day she was born. No one that lives there owns the land they live on, so there is always a fear that she will be moved away from where she has spent her entire life.
She is the second oldest child in her family. She has six sisters and one older brother who all live in the bordo near her. Since her mother died in 2018, she is the matriarch of the family and watches over all of her siblings and their families. This includes a sister who is currently in prison, leaving nine children in the bordo.
Ruth is an amazing, quiet woman who is not afraid to work and appreciates this opportunity to supplement the small income brought in by her husband, who works as a shoeshiner.
Sadly, since Co-Vid hit she and her extended family have all been threatened and had to leave the bordo she has lived in all of her life. Her family has been relocated with an extended family member out in the country and thanks to the donations of One Common Thread, she has been able to build a new house and has a little more peace in her life. Sadly, it is far away from many of her siblings.
high-quality thread, cotton fabrics for quilt top, minky fabric backing.
46" x 57"
Bright Red/Orange, Purple, and Blue; purple minky backing
Beautifully hand-stitched hexagon quilt. Majority of fabric is donated and proceeds employ women living in poverty in the "bordos" of San Pedro Sula, Honduras