Handmade quilt by women in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
We will never get over how much we love these "Message" designed quilts. This beauty was made by Wendy and it has so many beautiful turquoise colors that will lift any person needing an extra bit of love. Since it boasts a cream minky backing it is super soft to the touch and will wash very well. Wendy is a very hard worker and is one of our original 8 Makers from the very beginning days of One Common Thread. She works very hard to provide for her family and some of her grandchildren!
This is Wendy and she is 33 years old. Wendy has two children, three grandchildren. Her husband is the brother to Ruth, Jocelin, and Juli. She cooks many tortillas all day long to help feed this large extended family. Unfortunately, her husband often finds the stresses of life too much and disappears for a month or two. Currently he is gone, but she has hope he will be coming back. That leaves paying the bills and bringing home any groceries her responsibility. She has the sweetest smile and does what she can to make ends meet. Gratefully her son gets work when he can, to help pay the bills. Work in Honduras is very hard to find for those living in the bordo.
Update: Wendy's family has also had to relocate out of the bordo due to threats of violence. They have all moved to a city that is an 8 hour bus ride from San Pedro Sula. Wendy continues to sew for One Common Thread and rides the bus to turn in her quilts and get more to sew. Her new house is also made by the donations of One Common Thread.
high-quality thread, cotton fabrics for quilt top, minky backing.
45" x 63"
Turquoise; cream 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