DellaJane Hand Dyes: Meet Della....

Della Alice Cruz
Call me Della and I may not respond. I'm not ignoring you - I have always used my middle name!


My quilts are mostly on the contemporary side. Some are original designs, some use a pattern as a jumping off point. I used to be a prolific quilter, producing many quilts each year. Keeping up with the demands of running DellaJane Cloth & Patterns has cut into my production!

Quite a few people have suggested that I update my picture to reflect my current hair color. I've added Redhead Alice to Blonde Alice and Brunette Alice (circa 2003)! My hair is currently a wonderful shade of violet, maybe a photo will be added somewhere down the road.

RED BLOND BRUNETTE

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HISTORY: DellaJane Hand Dyes was the offspring of Alice Cruz and Becky Hinckley, both of Omaha, Nebraska.

By the spring of 2003, Alice had been dyeing fabric for about 3 years. After dyeing many yards for their personal use, Alice suggested a partnership to dye and sell the beautiful fabrics they were creating. DellaJane Hand Dyes was born over a Village Inn breakfast. (think plenty of Diet Pepsi and a pound of bacon!).

This is what our first booth looked like in October, 2003!

[FIRST DELLAJANE BOOTH]

At the end of 2004, (Della) Alice bought out Rebecca (Jane)'s interest in DellaJane Hand Dyes. Alice continued to offer a unique line of wonderful colors and beautiful fabrics as the sole proprietor of DellaJane Hand Dyes.

In May, 2013, Alice sold her remaining inventory of hand dyed fabric and dyeing supplies. She began to focus on vintage sewing patterns, notions, fabric and sewing items. Please browse through DellaJane.com! I also machine quilt for hire and would be happy to discuss quilting your top. Email me!


Copyright 2004-2015, Della Alice Cruz. All images and text on these pages may be used only with permission.