Handmade quilt by women in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
The Maker of this quilt, Don't Blink, is our sweet Maribel. Maribel is 33-years-old and the mother of four children. Right now her husband of a common law marriage is not employed. She has always cooked and taken care of her children. She has a 6th grade education and her goal is to be happy with her family. Due to donations of One Common Thread she was able to reroof her house and that has brought her a lot of happiness because is able to keep dry in San Pedro Sula's tropical climate.
This quilt has gorgeous fabrics, and a precious white polka dot trim border. It also has a super soft white velvet backing. Here is a little biography that Maribel put together. She can hardly read and write so this was difficult for her to write.
"My name is Maribel and I am from Santa Barbara Honduras. When I was 15 years-old I suffered a lot with my parents. Then I moved here to San Pedro Sula. I worked a lot but always suffered with an aunt who treated me poorly. Then I left for a young man who was not worth it. He left me pregnant, then I had my first baby. The birth was so difficult they gave me up for dead in the hospital. I survived and then I married Victor. Now, I have four children and I have been with him for 16 years. I am thankful to be together with him and happy with my children."
high-quality thread, cotton fabrics for quilt top, minky or velvet fabric backing.
40" x 50"
Pink, White, and Black; white 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