Handmade quilt by women in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
This Country Place quilt was made by Mercedes. It is gorgeous and has a super soft ivory velvet backing.
Mercedes is what we here in the states would call a "jack of all trades". I have never seen a woman have so many ways to make money! Before the pandemic hit I would see her pushing her stroller with her youngest son all over town as she sold baleadas to guards and workers all over the city. Then as her son got to be a little older I would see her with him teetering on the center bar of her bike as she rode around town making deliveries.
She doesn't sew very much for One Common Thread (because I'm sure it just is too slow for her) but she does take some time to sew hexagons for quilt kits in the evenings. Mercedes is the mother of 4 boys and keeps one of the cleanest houses I have ever seen in the slums. Total organization and so much love for her children.
High-quality thread, cotton fabrics for quilt top, minky or velvet fabric backing.
41" x 61"
Various Colors ; Ivory 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