Handmade quilt by women in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Selling balleadas and making deliveries demonstrate Mercedes's ability to adapt and find opportunities in her local community. These endeavors require hard work and perseverance, but they also showcase her ingenuity and ability to seize opportunities. The image of her with her son on the center bar of her bike exemplifies her resourcefulness in finding ways to balance her responsibilities as a mother and an income earner.
While Mercedes may not sew extensively for One Common Thread, it's heartwarming to hear that she still contributes by sewing hexagons for quilt kits in her spare time.
Her commitment to maintaining a clean and organized home despite the challenges of living in the slums reflects her love and care for her children. It's evident that Mercedes prioritizes creating a nurturing environment for her family, and her efforts are commendable.
Mercedes's story is an inspiration, showcasing resilience, adaptability, and the strength of a mother's love. Her diverse skills and unwavering determination are a testament to her character and the lengths she will go to ensure a better future for her children.
high-quality thread, flannel fabrics for quilt top, minky or velvet fabric backing.
55" x 52"
Red, Black, Purples and Blues; Gray 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