Handmade quilt by women in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
These beautiful playful fabrics are such a fun combination that Mariana used to make this quilt. This quilt is lovingly called Not Your Grandma's Quilt because of these bright and bold fabrics. Mariana is a mother of one of our Makers that started off just by helping her daughter but has enjoyed having the extra money to help her large family of 11! Mariana is the mother of 9 with lots of grown children but still has 5 at home and also takes care of her 73 year-old mother.
Here is a little about Mariana in her own words.
"A few years ago my partner was working as a security guard. When he went to work one day he was getting off his bike and a stray bullet hit him and it pierced his cheek and shredded his tongue. He was admitted to the hospital but a month later he died because he could not eat. He couldn't eat or drink because his throat became inflamed and swollen and soon he died. It was a hard way to die and so he died very unhappy. After that it was even harder to support my children.
My eldest daughter sewed quilts and hexagons and I helped her. Then she asked Sister Courtney if she could give me a job sewing so I could have money to support my children. Soon I started making hexagons and quilting.
For me it was very joyful because despite not being able to read I can make quilts and I feel blessed to have a job and the donations from people like you. Thanks to everyone who donates, because of this I can have a weather resistant roof and new walls. Today I don't get wet and I live in a house with a new floor. I am grateful to the sisters, Kym and Courtney, and to the people who donate to make this possible. I never imagined having help like this. But thank God and the people that God sent me are like angels. Because of you I am able to live well. Thanks to all, I love you❤. I also know, God will bless you. 🙏"
high-quality thread, cotton fabrics for quilt top, minky or velvet fabric backing.
49" x 64"
Lavender and Various Light Pastel Colors; light gray 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