Frequently Asked Questions Link to Flag Care
1. What are your silk flags made of?
I had hoped this would be fairly obvious, but I will clarify. They are made out of 100% chinese silk-worm spun silk, which is the strongest monofilament fiber designed by God. Every single flag IS silk unless it is specified otherwise.
2. I want something that I don't see available on one page, but is available on another, can I get it anyway?
Yes, custom orders are almost 100% do-able.
3. I need a dozen pairs of flags, all of the same size, custom dyed and in my hands in 10 days for some thing we need to rehearse before we go on stage. Can you do that?
Probably not. But I can try if you call me ASAP. If I do not have the size you want, mixing sizes can create a nice effect on stage, colors can be varied to contrast the sizes for a nice effect. Please allow 4-6 weeks for large orders. If you need more practice time, order sooner, or practice with dowels you buy at your local hardware store. If I cannot get it there on time I will tell you!
4. I'm so excited! When will the flags I ordered get here?
3 weeks if I am not backordered. If you need a rush order, please know it takes me 4 business days to receive from my supplier, 2 business days to process, and 3-4 business days to ship your flag to your door. That is still about 2 weeks, if someone else isn't in line before you. Calling (559) 901-6285 and placing your order is the best way to get a rush order started. At this time it does not cost any extra, but it is not always an option. The GET IT FAST page might have something that will work for you. It is always changing, so check back often.
5. Why does it take so long!?
Hand making & dyeing flags takes time and wide open clean spaces. Sometimes both are not available consecutively. Believe it or not I have 4 children from 0 to12, I am a homeschooler, and even though I stay at home, my family can be very demanding what with wanting to eat several times a day and wear clean clothes as well as needing an education, loving care and snuggles. I also travel to sell and teach at conferences frequently.
6. Do you make these yourself?
Yes, I sew the silk, dye or paint the silk, cut and construct the poles myself. My oldest daughter is learning the process, and I may have some other helpers very soon. I do not make the instruments or oils.
7. Who is your supplier?
I have several suppliers for different parts, they are wholesalers, and the information probably wouldn't help you much anyway. If you want to know because you want to start making silk flags to sell, then I wouldn't be very smart to tell you, now would I? My designs are subject to international copyright law, as are the style of the Quill flags. If you make flags, please ask the Holy Spirit to show you a new expression of the same idea.
8. I am with 'ABC Church' and want a discount. Can I have a discount if I place a big order?
Since worship is the main purpose of these flags, church affilliation alone does not warrant a discount. If however your church wants to place a large order (min. quantities of 1 dozen per size) I can give a bulk discount, because I recieve a bulk discount.
9. Your flags are really expensive.
That's not a question.
10. Ok, Why are your flags really expensive?
The run down here is: silk anything is expensive, it is a luxurious and amazing textile. Add that to the fact that these are not just stamped out by a machine in Hong Kong like Old Glory is, but are actually had dyed, cut, sewn, crafted to fit hand assembled poles, and that this all really takes time. A single small flag can take 2 hours or more from beginning to end. I am an artist creating a unique work to glorify God. I have set my prices to make sure you are getting quite a good deal compared to some other hand made silk worship flag sites. Please remember that the Bible even states that the workman is worthy of his hire. Everyone deserves to get paid for their time.
11. Is the book you carry any good?
I happen to think so, considering I wrote it, but seriously, It's only $7. take a chance! I have many flag & dance teachers, pastors, elders & worshippers who have bought and enjoyed the book. Several endorse it and even use it as a guideline to teach a class on flag & dance.
12. Who is the lady with the pink hair?
That's me. I have pink hair. It's weird, I know. I't been like that for a few years. It helps break off the religious spirit. The most fun thing is how many little old church ladies who seem as though they should disapprove actually tell me that they like it.
13. The prices on your website and the prices I paid at the conference are way different, why?
The difference in prices usually goes to support another one or two ministries, and often includes sales tax. I try to keep the prices the same as on the website, but am not always able to do so. Please also consider I have to travel to attend and teach at the conferences, and rarely do I recieve payment or an offering. I sometimes pay table fees, hotel fees, plus eating out, and I don't increase the prices for that.
Please see 1 Corinthians 9:7, Matt. 10:10, Luke 10:7
14. Will you come by my town and teach me flags or streamers?
Yes! Please discuss this with your pastor or a local worship ministry. I would like to have about 20 - 40 participants for a flag workshop. It is helpful to have my travel expenses covered, and if my drive time is more than an hour I'll need a place to stay for a night or two. I'll also need a couple of tables provided to set up my flags for sale, and really good directions. If I am not available, Rick Young might be open for that weekend. Children in workshops must be accompanied by at least one parent per family Please Contact me.. Punless a youth team will be there to keep order.