Handmade quilt by women in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
This gorgeous weave patterned hexagon quilt is made with over 1500 pieces of 1" hexagons. This quilt was also made by our shy and sweet Maker named Onayda. Onayda's involvement in sewing for One Common Thread is a natural progression considering the sewing skills that run in her family. With her sister Mariella, as well as her sister-in-law Maribel, all involved in sewing, it's evident that this craft has become a shared passion and a means of income generation for their households.
Having regular work through One Common Thread has brought positive changes to Onayda's life. She mentions the enjoyment she finds in the new bed she has been able to purchase, which not only enhances her comfort but also signifies the improved quality of life for her and her family. Additionally, being able to afford milk and food items indicates a positive impact on their overall well-being and nutrition.
Onayda is a mother of three children and in August 2023 experienced a devastating tragedy in which she lost her twins at delivery. One was stillborn and the other survived just hours. This has been so hard as she is trying to recover from the C-section she received and then being discharged from the public hospital just 24 hours later. She then had to return to her humble home with very little after care and just her very aged mother to take care of her.
We have some very big plans for Onayda and can't wait to get her supplies delivered for her to have a new cement floor and a new roof. With these improvements we are hoping to relieve a little bit of her depression from this tragic loss. Sewing is her only life line to keep her family fed and moving forward.
high-quality thread, cotton fabrics, minky fabric backing.
41" x 50"
Red, Green and Various Multi Colors; Beige 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