Threads of Blessing

God's Grace allowing the voices of women to sing through their elegant textiles

Why Threads of Blessing?

What makes Threads of Blessing textiles so unique?

Stories and News

Threads of Blessing, Honduras, 2017

Threads of Blessing, Honduras, 2017

  From January 9 – 16, four of us journeyed to Chalmeca, Honduras for the annual Threads of Blessing workshop. The team, led by Terry and the Rever...
Threads of Blessing, Uganda 2016

Threads of Blessing, Uganda 2016

The team, led by Helen and Garry Schnelzer, included Connie Bye (Cypress Mill, Texas), John and Cherie Kittle (New Braunfels, Texas), and Beryl Wri...
A Testimony from Uganda

A Testimony from Uganda

    I want to thank God abundantly. I didn’t know I would be alive at this time. When the message came that you were here, I was in bed. I am a wid...

Some of Our Work

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The Garden of Eden

Embroidered by Mercy Nabatanzi from Mukono, Uganda, this piece measures 20” x 20”.  Mercy’s home is close to the capital city of Kampala.  Mercy and other needle workers in her group meet weekly to encourage each other and children they are also teaching to do this creative work.  Mercy may use the funds she receives from the sale of this piece to buy seeds for crops, pay school fees for her children, cover medical costs for her family, or make repairs to her home.

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Butterfly pillow

Inspired by the prevalence of butterflies near her home in Honduras, this pillow was designed and stitched by Romelia who is an integral member of the small group of women who are the pioneers for Thread of Blessing in Honduras. Romelia’s fine work is encouraged by her young son who told her, “You can do it, Momma, you can do it” and quoted 1 Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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Bible Cover

Measures 11”x 7.5” x 2” – made of denim and lined with a contrasting fabric.  It closes with Velcro flap.  The embroidery creates a pocket on the outside.  The embroidery was designed and stitched by Abisagi Ayikanying in Uganda.  Abisagi lives in a small village in the district of Nebbi that borders Lake Albert to the south, the River Nile to the east and the Congo to the west.  Abisagi’s life revolves around caring for her family and her crops.  She meets weekly with her fellow needle workers.  The community they have developed encourages each of them and has significantly raised their confidence.

The Women of Threads of Blessing

Woman's Center

Goli, Uganda

Ugandan Women

Sharing their music at the Threads of Blessing Conference