I know you fondle it when you wander through your favorite quilt or fabric store.
You run your hands over pillowcases in the department store.
What fabric can make you consider giving up chocolate or wine?
For me, it’s silk. How about you?
Admit it, you want to wrap yourself in it!
Hello there! I’m Della Quimby, owner of della Q.
That’s my boyfriend’s dog, Lucky. She is as sweet as she looks.
I’m basically her butler; I open the door to let her in and out all day long.
Are you participating in Debbie’s latest contest?
Be sure you join in to win a bundle of della Q’s taffeta silk.
All you have to do is go to my website della Q and sign up to receive my newsletter.
Our fabric is made in Vietnam.
We have been using our fabric in the manufacture of our
knitting needle cases and bags.
Have you seen them?
This is our most popular needle case, The Que™ for circular needles.
Many of my customers were starting to ask about just buying my silk.
At first, I said, “I don’t sell just the silk”.
Stupid! I quickly realized that if I spend time in Vietnam
selecting fabric and designing our pieces,
why couldn’t I just have the fabric manufactured for quilters and sewers?
TaDa! della Q Textiles! Ok, it wasn’t that easy, but let’s pretend it was.
Check out our silk collection, including kits with Debbie’s patterns.
I spend about three to four weeks a year in Vietnam
working with our production process.
Have you been? You should go.
The food is great, the people are amazing and the textiles are luscious.
The currency is the “Dong”; my boyfriend thinks that is really funny.
I know, immature. Check out all the vibrant colors.
Blah, blah, blah. Enough about me, let’s talk silk.
What’s the secret to working with it? Fusible interfacing. That’s it.
Fuse it before you cut it with an ultra lightweight interfacing
so you don’t change the hand.
I’ll share another secret with you about della Q silk.
It does take on a bit of a vintage look, but frankly, I quite like it.
The piece below was washed in a front loader with a mild detergent and then air-dried.
It also tends to come out a bit brighter.
Portions of della Q profits are donated to Vietnam Quilts
an organization that teaches rural and low-income
Vietnamese women how to quilt as a means to a steady income.
So you see, when you buy from della Q,
you are really doing good for the world. It’s a win-win.
Well, at least that is what you can tell your husband
when more fabric arrives in the mail.
Now let’s talk prizes.
Sign up for the della Q newsletter and you’ll be entered in our contest
to win six fat quarter bundles on March 1st.
Just in case you haven’t had your coffee yet,
that’s nine yards of luscious, taffeta silk that could be part of your stash.
Go to dellaQ.com now and sign up.
The sign up box is on the homepage on the left navigation bar.