Handmade quilt kits to empower women living in poverty

Salt Lake, Utah 9 Sales On Etsy since 2019

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Handmade quilt kits to empower women living in poverty

Salt Lake, Utah | 9 Sales

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Kymberly Frey

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Kymberly Frey


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About OneCommonThreadShop

Sales 9
On Etsy since 2019
Video summary: How to Sew Your Hexies

Helping empower women, one hexagon at a time (video of "What We Do" at OCT)
Our Mission
One Common Thread has a mission to help poor women living in developing countries to earn an income. We do that by offering them the opportunity to work and make money from home, while still tending to their families. In turn, they can provide for themselves and their children a better and more stable way of life.

We do that one hexagon at a time.

What We Do
At One Common Thread, we teach many women in Honduras the specialized skill and love of sewing small hexagons. The process is rather simple and easy to teach. These skills help them to provide for their families in a meaningful way. The finished hexagons are used to assemble our one-of-a-kind, quilt-making kits.
Each kit sold is a product hand-stitched by one of the women living in a Honduran "Bordo" (slum). The women are paid per hexagon, so the challenge to produce is motivating. Even better, they can stay home with their children, purchase groceries and take care of their families while sewing hexagons on the side.
Once enough hexagons are constructed and sewn, they are packaged into kits and brought to the United States for sale all over the world. Kit sales allow us to create sustainable funding to hire many women in need. We hope to expand our efforts to others parts of the world. (video of "What We Do" at OCT)

Shop members

  • Courtney Kimball

    Owner, Designer

    Courtney is the "boots on the ground" sister who made this dream of helping women a reality. Courtney lives in Honduras with her husband, Trent, and 6 of their 9 children. She is an avid quilter sharing her love with her new neighbors.

  • Kymberly Frey

    Owner, Marketer

    Kym is a partner and liaison for sales in the US for Kym is dedicated to helping others by using her corporate know-how to solve larger problems. She is also Courtney's older sister.

Production partners

  • Women of Pedregal

    San Pedro Sula, Honduras

    Group of women who sew quilt pieces for kit production. Their work helps elevate their families from poverty.

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