Handmade quilt by women in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Clivian's dedication and craftsmanship shine in this beautiful herringbone quilt. The intricate design and careful color selection demonstrate her attention to detail and the special care she puts into her work as a maker.
As a single mother of three, Clivian relies on sewing, alongside her sister Delia, to support herself and her children. At 22 years old, she has taken on the responsibility of raising her children without the assistance of a husband or partner. She acknowledges that this journey has been incredibly challenging but also recognizes that her children are the greatest blessings in her life.
Working from home provides Clivian with the opportunity to support her family while being present for her children. She is grateful for the employment she has found, which allows her to sew and contribute to their well-being. Additionally, Clivian's daily production of tortillas for sale in the slums showcases her resourcefulness and determination to make ends meet.
Clivian's story exemplifies the strength and resilience of single mothers who face numerous challenges while striving to provide for their children. Despite the difficulties she encounters, she remains grateful and dedicated to creating a better life for herself and her family.
Through her work as a maker, Clivian not only contributes to her family's financial stability but also finds a sense of fulfillment and purpose. The quilt she has created is a testament to her talent and the love she pours into her craft.
high-quality thread, cotton fabrics for quilt top, minky or velvet fabric backing.
43" x 47"
Blues, Creams, Browns and Greens; brown 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