Join the Fabric Drive
Beginning November 1st we are hosting a fabric drive to support the nonprofit organization, One Common Thread. One Common Thread provides jobs to impoverished women in Honduras making and selling English Paper Pieced (EPP) hexagon quilts and quilt kits. These jobs help support the livelihood of these women and their families.
Who is One Common Thread?
One Common Thread was started by two sisters with a desire to help these women who they came to love and cherish. It’s their goal to give these women a way to provide for themselves and their families. They achieve this goal through donations and purchases of the quilts and quilt kits made by these women. The funds are then used to improve the maker’s living conditions by purchasing basic necessities such as appliances, mattresses and roof repairs. They are also able to support their children’s education, assist with medical expenses and more.
How to participate
We all have that stack of fabric scraps that we’re unsure we’re ever going to use. Now is the time to put them to good use by joining us on this mission. The mission to help these women in Honduras provide for their families.
Be sure to sign up for the fabric drive to receive prompts for how to prep your fabric for One Common Thread. We will also be sharing the stories of some of the women of One Common Thread. We will be sharing how each of the women’s lives has changed through quilting.
Keeping it fun
We are keeping this fabric drive fun and are running it like a quilt-a-long. This means that we have broken down the steps of how to prep and send off your fabric. We hope that you will share with your quilting friends and post about our drive to help encourage more people to donate. We have also partnered with One Common Thread and Art Gallery Fabrics who are sponsoring prizes. You can win a kit from One Common Thread and a fabric bundle by participating in the fabric drive.
To learn more about supporting the makers of One Common Threads and hearing their individual stories be sure to sign up for the fabric drive. Together we can make a difference this holiday season.