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 Hand Dyes has cut into my production! I try to hand quilt at least one project each year, but most of my projects are machine quilted. You can see my quilts at both local (Nebraska) and national shows.
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)!
Lime Green (DellaJane 4001) Fabric Bowl
HISTORY: DellaJane Hand Dyes is 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!
At the end of 2004, (Della) Alice bought out Rebecca (Jane)'s interest in DellaJane Hand Dyes. Alice will continue to offer a unique line of wonderful colors and beautiful fabrics as the sole proprietor of DellaJane Hand Dyes.
DellaJane has been expanded to include vintage and newer sewing patterns, vintage fabric, vintage quilting and sewing items. The past and the future, tied together!
May, 2013: I am in the process of doing a complete inventory of DellaJane Hand Dyes, with the intention to sell it as a package. I expect to offer 200-250 yards for a very reasonable wholesale price. If you are interested, email me!
Copyright 2004-2013, Della Alice Cruz. All images and text on these pages may be used only with permission.