Handmade baby quilt by women in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
This quilt was made by our Maker Damaris. Damaris is a single mother and has a 6-year-old daughter. Damaris is one of my very favorite Makers because she is such a hard worker. She was born and raised in the slums of San Pedro Sula Honduras and has never known a life any different until recently. Before the pandemic, she had started sewing for us at One Common Thread and soon had some extra money to buy clothing for work. She also took the opportunity to get free pre-school for her daughter by going to work at a pre-school center. She really loved her job and was so grateful that her daughter was able to go with her and receive some schooling.
Unfortunately, when the pandemic hit and all the schools closed, she found herself unemployed. So she began sewing again full-time for us. Within 6 weeks of the pandemic hitting, again the police stopped going into the Bordo (slums) and her area became very dangerous. Many of our ladies were told to abandon their homes and all of their belongings or suffer being killed or having their young girls taken. It took time but with funds from One Common Thread, we have been able to find permanent housing for all of those ladies and their families. For the first time in her life Damaris left the slum she was raised in and moved about an hour outside of the city into a house built by her brother and brother-in-law. They built one large house that fits 7 adults and 5 children. Her accommodations are small but she is so grateful to have shelter, food and safety for she and her daughter.
high-quality thread, cotton fabrics for quilt top, & velvet fabric backing.
41" x 60"
Browns, Creams and Whites ; brown 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