Meet our wonderful seamstresses:
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? I live in Houston Texas with my husband of 44 years and am fortunate to have my two daughters and their families in the Houston area as well so we get to see our 3 grandchildren regularly.
What are your hobbies? Obviously I enjoy sewing, but I also golf, travel, volunteer and spend lots of time with family.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? My creative focus the past several years has been more on art quilting rather than sewing. These gowns get me back to simple sewing.
When did you first learn how to sew? My mother taught me to sew while I was in high school. I continued with textile, fiber and construction classes in college as I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising/Business Management.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? Favorite is hard to define. I continue to grow and learn new techniques as the creative process continues, but of late I design my own fiberart quilts. I have a Facebook site with all my projects – https://www.facebook.com/Deb.B.artstudio
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? I am a widow. My hubby and I have five children, 30 grand kids and over 40 great-grand kids.
What are your hobbies? I love to do service projects and when I started working on my first wedding gown and sewing the little angel gowns I cried, because I remembered when I lost two of my own grand kids. I make these as a labor of love and enjoy making them.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? I started being a seamstress for the Angel Gowns Project when my daughter invited me to join.
When did you first learn how to sew? I have been sewing since I was in elementary school. My first project was an apron.
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? My name is Rebekah and I live in Missouri with my husband Tyler. We have been married just over 1 year. I work at home teaching English to students in China. I also work part time at a local pottery shop where I love to craft. This past July I celebrated my 1-year anniversary of my kidney transplant. It has been a blessing given to me and I enjoy being a blessing to others. I like to volunteer in our local community. My favorite color is green, my favorite food group is chocolate, and my favorite animal (and dream pet) is a wombat.
What are your hobbies? Any type of crafting! Tyler and I are both avid crafters and we look enjoy making unique crafts and gifts throughout the year. Sewing has always been my favorite, but I really haven’t found a craft or art media I do not enjoy. I also love to garden and travel, especially to historic places.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? When I was engaged last year, I heard about places that turn wedding dresses into Angel gowns and I really wanted to donate my dress. I contacted several organizations, but everyone said they were overwhelmed with dresses and not enough seamstresses. It was then I decided that I would volunteer time to help make dresses since I had the passion and the ability.
When did you first learn how to sew?When I was about 10 years old my grandma taught me how to sew a log cabin quilt. I grew up in a family that did a lot of crafting but sewing has always been my favorite.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? I’ve made memory quilts for my husband’s family from his Grandma’s nightgowns. She wore them around the house all the time and they hold a lot of special memories for all the grand-kids.
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? I am married and have two grown children and three wonderful grandsons. I love cats and nature. I just finished 8 sessions with a personal trainer at the YMCA and am trying to be good about working out using the exercises she taught me! I enjoy my church volunteer work. I certainly stay busy while I’m enjoying retirement!
What are your hobbies? Of course, sewing is a favorite hobby. I also like to read mysteries and historical fiction, especially about WWII.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? I had heard about a similar project but did not hear back from them when I asked for the patterns. So when I saw about this project, I went after it quickly! I think it’s an important topic that many folks don’t like to talk about.
When did you first learn how to sew? My grandmother taught me to sew on her treadle machine when I was about eight years old. I’ve been making clothes and sewing other projects for many years now.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? I sewed memory quilts for my mother and my mother-in-law for their 80th birthdays. They were both born in 1920. Last Christmas I sewed t-shirt quilts for my two older grandsons using their soccer shirts. Now I typically make little outfits for new babies in the family.
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? I have been married to my husband Ray for 30 years. We have 3 daughters and 8 grandchildren .
What are your hobbies? Sewing, cooking, making quilts, crocheting and playing with my grands kids.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? I like to give back to the community. And what a better way to do so. The gowns have been so much fun for me.
When did you first learn how to sew? I have been sewing for years first with shirts and quilts
What have been your favorite sewing projects? Quilting.
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? My husband of 46 years passed away last year after battling MS for 34 yrs. with grace and humor to the end. I remain in NE Ohio but my two daughters and families have settled on either coast, which is hard on grandma. I have two grandchildren in Wilmington NC, a boy 10, and a girl 13, and two grandsons in San Jose CA, ages 6 and 8 months. I see them when I can. It is much easier for me to visit them rather than the other way round.
What are your hobbies? I enjoy watching all sports, the outdoors, going to the wonderful theater and orchestra concerts that Cleveland is famous for. When I was younger I did lots of needlework, x stitch and n-point. It has evolved into quilting, where the pieces are bigger and I can see my work better. I have have made charity quilts for quilts of Valor and other charity organizations. Now I also make quilts for friends, family and of course, Grandchildren. The older two have three each and the younger two have two each.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? I was looking for places to donate my wedding dress to and the Angel Gowns Project came up. At the time of my donation there was a surplus of gowns, but a need for seamstresses, so I immediately volunteered and have loved making and embellishing the gowns.
When did you first learn how to sew? I first learned to sew in a home economics class in 7th grade. I only remember making a gathered skirt with a waistband. I started making clothes for myself after college, the occasional in-style long vests, long dressy skirts. After marriage and two baby girls I started with christening dresses, clothes for all occasions, all halloween costumes (my 6 year old. was Strawberry Shortcake and my two year old was custard the dog. My favorite costume to make was a full sized ,furry Sylvester the cat with a large molded and shaped head.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? My favorite sewing period and projects were the ones I made for my children when they were very young to toddler ages, I made bridal purses for both my daughters , and clothes for my grandchildren when they were very young. I am still making quilted holiday panels, table runners, wall hangings. I love to play with colors and fabric, and my fabric stash is still increasing!
Donna Jean McNabb
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? I live with my husband of 30 years, my son, and my granddaughter who is fifteen.
What are your hobbies? I have always loved to sew.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? A friend of mine’s daughter, in my hometown, delivered a stillborn baby. They were not expecting this tragedy and had nothing to put their grandson in, except the hospital gown and beanie cap. Since I’ve retired I have made quilts for my family members. But when my friend lost her grandson I decided to start learning how to make angel gowns. I hope that my efforts and my donors efforts, will bring some sense of peace and comfort to the parents who have to walk this dark journey. I want them to know that there are people who care about them and are praying for their family.
When did you first learn how to sew? I learned to sew in home economics class 50 years ago!
What have been your favorite sewing projects? I have really enjoyed making these gowns. The different styles of dresses, different colors of fabric and adding embellishments give me a sense of purpose.
Lou Ann Moore
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? I have been a seamstress for The Angel Gown Project since October 2017. My husband and I have been married for 43 years. Steve and I have two Daughters and 3 Grandchildren. I worked in Child Development for 25 years and loved working in Pre-K.
My husband served over 22 years as a Officer and Pilot in The United States Army. After 29 moves we decided to make our dreams come true and move to South West Florida. I am an animal lover, especially cats.
What are your hobbies?
My hobbies are walking outside and seeing all the wildlife in Florida. I love to collect sea shells at the beach. I also enjoy reading and sewing.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project?
I had my wedding gown made into Angel Gowns by another organization. The lady who did my gown is the person who inspired me. She gave me the courage and told me I could make these gowns. So I started looking around at some organizations. The Angel Gown Program seemed to fit what I was looking for. When I retired I knew that I wanted to do some type of volunteer work. I had never planned on sewing after retirement but
realized that making angel gowns was my calling.
When did you first learn how to sew?
I learned how to sew from my Mom when I was in high school.
What have been your favorite sewing projects?
Sewing for my daughters when they were young and making Angel Gowns.
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? I have been married for 25 years to the same guy. I have two grown children, a son, 22, and a daughter, 20. We’ve lived in Idaho for 16 years after spending time in the military and moving around a bit. We currently live in Kuna on nearly five acres raising 20+ chickens and our four cats. I’m always telling people who meet me that I will be an influence on them, but it may not always be a good influence.
What are your hobbies? I love to bake, sew (everything), crochet, garden, and re-purpose old items into new ones.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? A friend asked me if I would be interested in sewing for The Angels Gowns Project and I accepted. I love creating new ways to embellish the gowns so I’m not making the same gown over and over again, and I try to replicate the gown design only in miniature form. I spend sometimes too much time adding hand sewn elements to the items, but I only want to make each item as beautiful as I can make them to ease the grief of the parents burying their child. If they know someone else cared enough to spend a few hours creating their burial clothes, then it means someone else loved the child too. I love the creative aspect of making the gowns and pockets and challenge myself to use all the fabrics that are included with the dresses and try not to have any scraps bigger than a few inches left over, so I make bonnets, booties, and embellishments as much from the dresses as I’m able to.
When did you first learn how to sew? I first learned to sew about 40 years ago when I was eight from my mom
What have been your favorite sewing projects? I go back and forth with favorites, I love doing clothes, home decor, and quilts. Sometimes the fast and easy are the favorite because you get the satisfaction of making something from start to finish and seeing the results so quickly.
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? I come from a North Dakota farm family of eight children, but sadly three have passed away. I’ve been married to my husband Henry for 37 years. We don’t have children of our own, but I love being “Auntie” to my nieces & nephews, blood ones as well as children of friends who grew up calling me Aunt Cheryl.
What are your hobbies? I enjoy reading & shopping, but most importantly love sewing. I’ve been retired for almost 4 years, but have stayed so busy that I don’t know when I had time to work!
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? Very good friends of mine lost a baby 25 years ago. Baby Katelyn had two surgeries for a hole in her heart, but she still died when she was five days old. I couldn’t fathom how they would be able to go to a store to buy an outfit to bury her in. So I met with them and together we decided I would make an outfit for her to be buried in. I still remember sitting up until 2:30 am, sewing her pink eyelet outfit that consisted of a dress, bloomers, booties & a bonnet. I knew I had to make it special because I’d never sew for her again. Then I read about Angel Gowns a couple years before I retired and knew that was what I was going to do when I retired.
When did you first learn how to sew? My grandmother taught me to sew when I was in junior high school. Unfortunately, after making my Prom dress when I was a Senior in high school, she passed away & was not able to see me dressed up in it for the Prom.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? I’d have to say one of my most favorite sewing projects was my youngest sister’s wedding dress over 40 years ago. While having seven yards of fabric on my lap, I sewed on the lace, pearls & bugle beads by hand! Years before that I took a tailoring class, so was able to tailor suits for my husband and coats for my family members. And of course the Angel Gowns Project is near and dear to my heart. It’s fun to be able to be creative and add special touches to the gowns. And it’s really special when I use wedding gowns from my family or friends.
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? My husband and I have three grown sons and two grandchildren. Our oldest son and his wife live in Ohio, about 35 minutes away from us. Our middle son and his wife, our two grandchildren (granddaughter 5 and grandson 2) and youngest son live in California. Fortunately we FaceTime with them weekly and visit twice a year since retiring. I truly enjoy sewing! When I retired from teaching I prayed that God would give me something to do that helped others. Angel Gowns is the answer to my prayers!
What are your hobbies? Spending time with our grandchildren and adult kids, sewing, crocheting, reading visiting with friends.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? We experienced miscarriages years ago, the loss lasts a lifetime. When I heard about Angel Gowns, it tugged at my heart and I wanted to be a volunteer.
When did you first learn how to sew? I started making doll clothes as a young girl and kept sewing until I was making my own clothes in high school.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? Making an Elsa dress for our four-year-old granddaughter is my favorite project so far. She lived in CA and I live in OH, so this was the first project that I hadn’t fitted the pattern to the person. Our son took fabulous measurements for me and the dress was a big hit!
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? My husband and I have two grown children, and are thoroughly enjoying retirement. We go for long walks and enjoy sharing everything each season has to offer.
What are your hobbies? I have always enjoyed knitting and sewing. I am almost 6 feet tall and had to sew most of my clothes when I was in high school to get the sleeves and overall length correct I have made 3 wedding gowns so far and love working with bridal fabrics and all the bling that goes with them. We converted one of our bedrooms into my sowing room. I know, you think I spelled that wrong, but no, besides the sewing that goes on, I also have a Bible Study library and a music ministry and all of these activities flow out of my “sowing” room.
When did you first learn how to sew? I’ve been sewing since I was ten years old making doll clothes.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? The Angel Gown project was just a natural fit for me. I use as much of the bling as I can to dress these little innocent Angels to meet Jesus. I want them to look their very best as they go into His presence. The inspiration of the Holy Spirit aids me in the designing of each gown so each one is unique! Some times I get an idea and just run to my sewing room and whip it up. It never ceases to amaze me, with each wedding gown I am given, I seem to make another of my all time favorite little Angel dresses. Here is a photo of a couple from a dress I am currently working on.
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? I have been married for 37 years and have three grown children and a grandson on the way! I worked for 38 years in health care as a microbiology technologist in a hospital laboratory. I live in beautiful Upstate New York
What are your hobbies? I love to garden, sew, exercise doing yoga and swim, travel and enjoy the outdoors whether it be walking, hiking, or riding my bike. I volunteer at our community food bank, church soup kitchen, and sing in my church choir
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? When I retired two years ago, I was looking for something that I could do with my love of sewing and came across the Angel Gowns Project website and thought that it would be a perfect fit for me! I love transforming the beautiful dresses that are donated to create memorable clothing for a cherished Angel baby
When did you first learn how to sew? I began sewing at age twelve when I received a sewing machine for Christmas. My mom enrolled me in classes at the local Singer sewing center and my love of creating began!
What have been your favorite sewing projects? Some of my favorite sewing projects have been making my own prom dresses, making the flower girl dresses for my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding, and making a baptismal gown for my friend’s grand baby out of her wedding gown.
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? My husband and I have been married for six wonderful years. Our daughter is three years old and her name is Harper Kate. She is the light of our life. We live in sunny Southern California, and have been here for one year.
What are your hobbies?
My hobbies include anything I can do with my hands. I love to paint, draw, play the piano and guitar, sew, and do hair. I was an apprentice in a beauty school program and have loved doing hair over the years, but I am now a stay at home mommy to our little girl and love that even more. I’m a very creative person and love to lots of DIY’s. Me and my family also have Disneyland season passes and try to go as often as we can, so I would put that as a hobby too.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project?
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and service is what we do, it’s our second nature. I have always loved helping people in every way I can. When I found out about this organization I knew I needed to give of my time and talents. I was looking for a kind of service I could do from my own home and this came into my life. I’m so happy to be a part of something so wonderful!
When did you first learn how to sew?
I first was taught to sew when I was about 10. I got my very first sewing machine for Christmas and was SO excited! We opened it up and it didn’t work! My grandma told my mom, “don’t got buy her a toy one! Buy her the real thing!” And so my grandma and mom went and found me the perfect sewing machine. I still use it to this day! I’m so grateful that toy sewing machine didn’t work. Both of my grandmas taught me how to sew from there, and I have very fond memories with them making different projects.
What have been your favorite sewing projects?
Oh goodness, this is a hard one! I would have to say my wedding dress. My grandmother and I worked on it together and those are memories I will have forever. I do love making dresses for my daughter, she is my best model. I recently started sewing cloth dolls as well and have really enjoyed doing that.
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? I have seven children, four living, and three babies who died. I like to work and help others. I have Two daughters who are married, and two grandchildren. I have had many experiences and difficulties in my family, but we are happy in this earthly life. We really enjoy being together. I also volunteer for a foundation, Bountiful, that helps children of low weight and height in the state where I live and its surroundings.
What are your hobbies? I like sewing on a machine and embroidering typical blouses. I like to travel on important matters, and take the time to get to know the places. I also like serving others.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? I love seeing people who like to help, so that the challenges of others are lighter. I also like the feeling of helping my neighbor. These people set an example to me to serve others and be more confident in myself.
When did you first learn how to sew? I started sewing in 1982
What have been your favorite sewing projects? Typical Guatemalan costumes, washable reusable menstrual hygiene kits and Angel’s gowns.
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? There are three in my family; my three year old Son, my husband and I. I am a homemaker; my husband works and provides for our physical and spiritual well being. Now I am waiting for my baby to start school. My family and I are very happy when we can help others. I like to know places, to know about cultures. I like the fact that I can know that I can help others.
What are your hobbies? I like to walk with my family, share ideas and meet new people. I enjoy exercising, although not as often as I would like.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? The service and love for others that the project provides. It also motivates me to support, serve my neighbor, and develop sincere love for others.
When did you first learn how to sew? When I was young, at the age of 14, my mother wanted me to study a course. She enrolled me in a dressmaking workshop. My first garment was an apron. It was not one of my favorite courses, but putting it into practice now is very beautiful, since I recognize that we have talents that we must develop.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? I have not had many, but this project is now one of my favorites. While we work we show love by creating these dresses to donate and show gratitude to those who also have faith in this project and donate their dresses.
Sandra Josefina Coj Bocel
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? I am thirty-three years old; I am a single mother; I have a nine-year-old daughter. I belong to a large family of nine brothers. My parents did not have much education, but they taught me that through the effort they made for us we can move forward.
What are your hobbies? I enjoy going out and seeing new places and learning to do new things. I also enjoy exercising, and spending time with my daughter. I am a woman who likes challenges, I like to serve and dedicate time to what I like to do, so I love being part of this project.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? I love learning new things. Hearing about this project caught my attention because of the goals they have. Through it I can help myself, and others.
When did you first learn how to sew? I learned a few years ago, but with this project I am realizing what I had learned was a small amount. Now I am learning more and feel I am improving and it is something that I like.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? I like to make the Angel’s gowns, it fills me with great joy, previously I had only worked making typical blouses, but as a beginner and nothing more.
Syntia Carolina Callejas Santizo
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? I am a single mother with one daughter. We live with my parents. we are a very united and humble family.
What are your hobbies? I like to go for walks as well as run and excercise with my daughter. I like to cook and teach her household chores. I also like to sew, and participate in events in my community
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? Making the dresses for the people who need them, and being able to learn how fills me with happiness that I can share with others. I feel that through this project I will be able to learn more and provide more of my service to others.
When did you first learn how to sew? I learned at age nineteen, in a training provided in our community.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? Making aprons, and now angel gowns.
Lucía García de Yoxón
Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family? I have nine children and nine grandchildren. I am a widow, but I had the opportunity to be sealed to my husband for eternity.
What are your hobbies? I enjoy going for a walks, and meeting people. I also I like to cook, knit and take care of my grandchildren.
What motivated you to be a part of The Angel Gowns Project? It makes me feel happy to be able to share with others in this project, and make beautiful dresses. I know that with the help of Our Heavenly Father I will be able to improve them for this beautiful purpose.
When did you first learn how to sew? After I was diagnosed with Diabetes, I decided to have a hobby and learn to sew and now I can work here.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? Making aprons and cloth napkins.
Dianira Can Tubac
Can you tell us a little about yourself and your family? My name is Dianira Can, I have 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys. The oldest is called Jared, he is 6 years old, he already attends school. He motivates me a lot, because he is very intelligent and he is always telling me that he loves me, and that he will pray for me. My second baby is 4 years old, then 3, and the youngest is 1 year old. They are my greatest blessing.
What are some of your favorite hobbies? Play with my children, study the scriptures, go to church, and learn new things
What motivated you to be part of the Angel Gowns Project? I had some nephews who died, at that time I would have liked very much that they too could have used these gowns, so I want to learn to help others and have better luck, and by learning, I will be able to improve myself.
When did you learn to sew for the first time? About 7 years ago, but I didn’t learn very well. I still have trouble sewing, I did not continue practicing and until now I have the joy of doing it better
What have been your favorite sewing projects? I know how to sew skirts for my girls, and now that I will be able to make these gowns
Anything else you want to add to get to know you better? I really like learning to do new things, but I am also very shy and I doubt myself. But I know that the Lord always guides us if we have faith that we can get things done
Dana Naomy García
Can you tell us a little about yourself and your family? I am Naomy, I am 18 years old. There are 5 in my family. I am a student, and I help my parents in the support of my home, I am happy to be able to work on this project.
What are some of your favorite hobbies? I really like listening to music a lot.
What motivated you to be part of the Angel Gowns Project? I like to learn new things, and I really like babies, so being able to learn a trade to help them and to be able to learn to continue studying encourages me a lot to want to be part of something that can help babies and their families.
When did you learn to sew for the first time? I had not sewn on a sewing machine, only by hand. This would be my first time doing something more complete.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? I have not sewn before; I am very excited.
Anything else you want to add to get to know you better? I like to be with the people who are part of this project, I am studying and my greatest desire is to help my mother, and to begin to be more responsible and independent.
Ana Lucrecia Matzar
Can you tell us a little about yourself and your family? Hello, my name is Ana Lucrecia Matzar, I am 29 years old. I have 2 children, a girl and a boy. I am a single mother. I am from Panajachel Guatemala.
What are some of your favorite hobbies? Spend time with my children. And work, I’m always doing something that can help me raise my children
What motivated you to be part of the Angel Gowns Project? To be able to learn to sew and thus be able to show my children and my family that one can improve oneself with the help of our Heavenly Father.
When did you learn to sew for the first time? A few years ago I learned to sew and embroider, but by hand. I made bags and typical Guatemalan costumes of different sizes, but everything was always by hand.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? I would like to learn to make blouses, dresses, and pants that my children can use.
Anything else you want to add to get to know you better? I am the third daughter of a family, I have 2 younger brothers, and a little sister. I love my family very much, we take care of each other, we support and we always live together to get ahead together.
Eleana Beatriz Pablo
Can you tell us a little about yourself and your family? I am Elena Pablo de León. I have 11 older siblings, and I am the youngest. I am a student, I like Sports. I have very good parents, who support me in everything that ispositive for my life.
What are some of your favorite hobbies? I like to read, watch videos that help me in life, that really leave a teaching in my life.
What motivated you to be part of the Angel Gowns Project? To be able to learn to be caring, where I can develop new skills, such as learning to sew, and above all because it will be a great experience of growth in my life.
When did you learn to sew for the first time? I don’t really know how to sew, but I have the desire to learn to be able to make the little dresses that the project requires, that’s why I’m here today.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? I don’t have had other jobs, make angel gowns will be my first project
Anything else you want to add to get to know you better? I like to cook, draw, and know and explore new places in nature.
Can you tell us a little about yourself and your family? I am María Pablo, I am 45 years old. I have 3 children, I am from Guatemala, I live here in Panajachel.
What are some of your favorite hobbies? I like to sing, I really like to eat and cook. I like to work.
What motivated you to be part of the Angel Gowns Project? Learn a new skill to help me improve myself and help babies and their families.
When did you learn to sew for the first time? I don’t know how to sew by machine, but I know how to sew by hand and I also know how to embroider.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? I have embroidered typical costumes, but only by hand. And now I can make these little dresses. As time goes by I would like to learn how to sew aprons, tablecloths and curtains.
Anything else you want to add to get to know you better? With this opportunity to belong to the project, I can do more sewing work, improve myself and generate employment and income for my home.
Can you tell us a little about yourself and your family? Hello Sonya López de García, I am 26 years old. I have been married for almost 3 years, and it is a whole new experience for me. My family is humble, loving and patient. We are always willing to be able to learn at all times.
What are some of your favorite hobbies? I like to read and listen to music. Many times I am working on Family Search on behalf of the church. I am always trying to fulfill my assignments.
What motivated you to be part of the Angel Gowns Project? Learn a new talent and be able to help others, and we can progress together in this life.
When did you first learn to sew? I have never sewn before, but this excites me so much, I am so excited to get on.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? Well, I have not had any project before. Learn to make angel dresses which will fill me with knowledge and experience.
Anything else you want to add to get to know you better? I like to be creative. I think it is a good opportunity to grow.
Can you tell us a little about yourself and your family? Hello my name is Mayra Liseth Oxlaj. I am 39 years old and have a son over 18 years old. I come from a humble family, but with a lot of desire to improve. I am from Panajachel.
What are some of your favorite hobbies? I like being with my son, and enjoying the views of Lake Atitlán.
What motivated you to be part of the Angel Gowns Project? I heard about the Project and I was really interested and loved the idea of being able to belong to a place where I can serve others.
When did you first learn to sew? I learned in 2013. I like to design clothes.
What have been your favorite sewing projects? Make clothes, accessories and everything that is easy, such as children’s clothing.
Anything else you want to add to get to know you better? Thanks for the opportunity, and because The Angel Gowns Project exists.