Handmade quilt by women in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Genesis is a lovely young woman who sews after school or on weekends to help support her family by helping to pay for her own expenses. This quilt, Turquoise Lemonade, was made her and she was so proud to show us her beautiful creation.
Born on September 15, 2010, Génesis faced early hardships as her mother fell ill. In those challenging times, her older sister worked tirelessly to provide for her, ensuring she had milk and diapers. Génesis was fortunate to have her older sister and other siblings who joined forces to support one another, making sure no one went hungry.
As the years passed, Génesis's family faced even greater difficulties when her sister found himself without a job. It was a tough period, but they persevered, relying on their resilience and unity. Sadly, when Génesis was still a child, her mother passed away, leaving a void in their lives. It was her older sister who stepped up, taking on the responsibility of caring for Génesis and becoming her guiding light.
Despite the challenges, Génesis remains determined to forge her own path. She set her sights on education and enrolled in school, and has reached the seventh grade. Her dreams are big, as she aspires to graduate and become licensed in business administration someday. Génesis sees education as her ticket to a better future, not only for herself but also to support her sister and siblings.
With a heart full of hope, Génesis remained determined to overcome any obstacle that came her way. She understands the value of education, the support of her loved ones, and the blessings that came from those who reach out with kindness. Génesis continues to work diligently towards her goals, knowing that with perseverance and gratitude, she can shape her own destiny and create a brighter future for herself and her family.
high-quality thread, cotton fabrics, minky or velvet fabric backing.
40" x 44"
Turquoise, Gray, and Yellow Colors; Dark Gray 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