Handmade quilt by women in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Velkis made this beautiful scrappy red quilt. Velkis is the mother of two and works very hard to feed her family. Her husband has been unemployed since the beginning of Co-Vid which has made financial pressures even harder. This gorgeous quilt is so fun and perfect for that red loving person in your life!
Velkis is 26-years-old and has two children, one daughter and one son. She is the daughter of Ruth. Her husband works infrequently, but the work she does for OneCommonThread.org provides her the opportunity to buy desperately needed food essentials like powdered milk for her children. Like most women in the bordo, she has no refrigerator and cooks over an open flame. She loves the confidence that sewing has given her, as it has changed her way of living. She is grateful to have it as a way to make much needed income to help support her family.
Update: Since Co-Vid hit there has been less policing in the bordo so Velkis and her families lives were threatened severely by gangs. Since July of 2020 she and her family have fled the bordo and with donations to One Common Thread they have been able to build a new home that houses her family, her sister and her family, and her brother and his family. She has also had the chance to buy her own refrigerator and oven.
high-quality thread, cotton fabrics for quilt top, minky fabric backing.
42" x 57"
Reds; gray and white patterned 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