Handmade quilt by women in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
At 38 years old, Wendy's life has been marked by challenges and the need to relocate due to threats of violence in the bordo. Wendy's resilience and determination are evident in her continued participation as a Maker for One Common Thread. Despite the difficult circumstances, she remains committed to her craft and continues to contribute her skills to the organization.
Relocating to a city that is an 8-hour bus ride from San Pedro Sula signifies the lengths Wendy and her family have gone to find safety and security. This decision demonstrates their courage and determination to create a better future for themselves.
Wendy's son's ability to join the Honduran military thanks to the earnings from sewing is a testament to the life-changing opportunities that can arise from the work she does. The ability to afford vaccinations and necessary supplies demonstrates how the support from One Common Thread has empowered Wendy's family to pursue better prospects and secure a brighter future.
Wendy's story exemplifies the strength, resilience, and hope that can emerge from challenging circumstances. Her dedication to sewing, her family's relocation, and the improvements they have experienced thanks to the support they received are all inspiring examples of how individuals and organizations can make a difference in people's lives.
high-quality thread, cotton fabrics for quilt top, minky or velvet fabric backing.
50" x 54"
Red, Coral, Pink White and Cream; Light Gray Velvet 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