Handmade quilt by women in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Glenda's life took an unexpected turn when she faced a terrible experience that she prefers not to share. Despite this, she found the strength to carry on. She worked in a factory and one fateful day, as she was leaving work, she fell victim to a violent robbery. She was wounded by three bullets and had to endure a lengthy recovery period of three months and twelve days. During this time, she was unable to work, but her determination never wavered.
Life had more challenges in store for Glenda as she faced a five-year battle with cancer. Yet, armed with faith, trust in God, and the support of excellent doctors, she overcame this formidable adversary. While still undergoing treatment, Glenda stood tall, refusing to let her illness define her. She felt blessed to be on her feet and appreciated every moment of her life.
It was during this journey that Glenda discovered a newfound passion for sewing. She learned the art from another Maker, and it became a therapy in her life. The project she embarked on through One Common Thread brought light and hope to her days. Sewing served as an escape from her troubles, allowing her to focus her mind on creating beautiful things. It was a source of solace and rejuvenation.
However, amidst the trials Glenda faced, she was confronted with another heartbreak. Her husband of 26 years chose to abandon her, shattering her belief in a forever-lasting marriage. This betrayal tested her resilience, yet she refused to let it define her worth. Though the absence of her parents, who had been pillars of support, weighed heavily on her heart, Glenda found strength in the memories they left behind.
high-quality thread, cotton fabrics for quilt top, minky or velvet fabric backing.
39" x 49"
Yellow, Beige, and Cream Colored Fabrics; Cream 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