Handmade quilt by women in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
This beautiful quilt was made by our Maker Jeimy. This quilt has such beautiful bright colors.. Here is a beautiful statement from our young mother of one.
Jeimy, at 20 years-old, is a devoted mother to her one-year-old daughter, Anna Camilla. Her journey as a Maker for One Common Thread began with some initial hesitation, as she didn't find much enjoyment in the work and decided to quit. Recognizing the importance of finding a sustainable source of income with a young child at home, Jeimy soon realized that sewing provided her with the convenience she needed to care for her daughter. She made the decision to return to sewing and has been dedicated to her craft ever since.
Living in a one-room house that they rent, Jeimy and her common law husband navigate their daily lives within a shared living space, including the kitchen and living room located outside. This arrangement presents its challenges, but Jeimy's determination to provide for her daughter fuels her motivation to work hard and seek opportunities for improvement.
Through her perseverance and commitment to sewing, Jeimy has been able to witness tangible results. With the income she earned as a Maker, she was able to purchase a new bed—a significant achievement that brings her a sense of fulfillment and gratitude. This bed symbolizes the hard work and dedication she has put into her role as a Maker and the progress she has made in providing for her family.
Recently, Jeimy was even able to buy materials to build a whole new home for she and her partner and daughter. The new home is quite impressive and she is excited for her new living situation. Soon she hopes to be able to purchase a toilet so they can even have a bathroom of their own.
As Jeimy continues to sew for One Common Thread, her journey serves as a testament to the potential for personal growth and empowerment that lies within every individual. With her unwavering dedication and the support of the organization, Jeimy can continue to provide for her daughter and create a foundation for a brighter future.
Materials: high-quality thread, cotton fabrics for quilt top and minky or velvet backing.
Dimensions: 47" x 50"
Predominant Colors: Yellow, Green and Pink; Hot Pink 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