Handmade quilt by women in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
The Maker of this American Flag quilt is our friend Velkis. Velkis is 29-years-old and has three children, two daughters, and one son. Her husband works infrequently, but the work she does for One Common Thread provides her the opportunity to buy desperately needed food essentials like powdered milk for her children. She loves the confidence that sewing has given her, as it has changed her way of living. She now has a refrigerator and we are currently in the process of getting her a new stove as she currently cooks over an open flame. Velkis is grateful to have it as a way to make much needed income to help support her family.
Update: Since Covid hit, there has been less policing in the Bordo so Velkis and her family were severely threatened by gangs. Since July of 2020, she and her family have safely fled the Bordo. With donations to One Common Thread, she and her family have been able to build a new home that houses her family, her sister and her sister's family, as well as her brother and his family.
high-quality thread, cotton fabrics for quilt top, minky or velvet fabric backing.
39" x 55"
White, Red and Blue; minky gray 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