Saturday, May 23, 2009

Featured seller is... troutt_enterprizes

Hello everyone, Linda is our featured seller and her eBay Id is troutt_enterprizes, but she doesn't sell no she sells lots and lots of wonderful fabric.

She has been with Rag Queen Quilters for a long long time, so she is a native for sure...She even had a get together,and got to meet some of the other members at a local quilt show. That was really neat. I didn't get to go but they took lots of photos.

Linda is always around the group, very active, and most of us know her personality, she is very funny when she wants to be. At least that's what the Peeps say!! LOL inside joke sorry.

Linda has fabric listed on ebay in squares and yardage, and usually a nice variety too. Here are some of her current listings.

This is just a very small portion of what she has listed, there is several hundred listings, and I have bought from Linda before so I know she is a fast reliable shipper.

Just take a moment and browse through her listings, I asked Linda some questions and here is what she said.....

At what age did you become interested in crafting?

When I was five or six I would get pieces of fabric and try to make doll clothes. All I could do was cut too holes for the arms, but my dolls had alot of dresses and I thought they were beautiful. At eleven I learned to embroidery in GA group at church.

How long have you been doing your craft?

53 years, what a personal question, since I was eleven and learned to embroidery. In my early 20s I made my dtr a quilt and matching curtians for her room. I used one piece of fabric and quilted it on the sewing machine, 2" squares but in places they would be 6" or maybe wider, that was some crooked lines. Never made another quilt until I made one for her little girl a sunbonnet sue. I have sewn clothing since I started high school in 1958 and learned to sew.

What different crafts do you do ?

Sewing clothing, sewing items for my house mostly curtians and pillows. Piecing quilts on the sewing machine and hand quilting them. Embroidery quilt blocks, make raggy quilts, I made a raggy quilt for my great nieces baby. Learned how to make raggy quilts from the girls in the RQQ group. You couldn't ask for better teachers anywhere.

Who inspired you to get into it?

My grandma she made my clothes when I was a little girl, and she was always piecing quilts, and then hand quilting. After she retired to make ends meet she quilted and charged $20 a quilt. My other grandma also pieced quilts. My mom never could sew but I remember her patching clothes and sewing on buttons. She pieced quilts, I have the last quilt she made Grandmothers Flower Garden.

Any goals in the next 5 years?

I hope I am alive and well, and still selling fabric. I plan to work on my UFO quilts and projects list that is a mile long. If I would get something done and stop adding projects I could see the end.

What is the best project you created and why?

I have two, my dtrs wedding and a special quilt. I made my dtrs wedding gown with a long train, 3 briadmaids dresses, 2 little flower girls dresses, and mine. The wedding was in black and white.

I designed and made a quilt for my youngest granddtr it was a farm scene I appliqued across the top I AM A COUNTRY GIRL, I added a large red barn, a big apple tree and all the farm animals. She took her quilt to school for a quilt show and it got 1st place.

What do you do when your not crafting?

Work in my flowers,go shopping, spend time on computer, read, watch tv, my favorite show is Nancy Grace. Play with my grandkids.

Anything else you want to share?

At one time I had a sewing business, at that time I had rather sew than eat. I always dreamed of having my own line of fabric that my customers could choose from. In 2003 I was able to open my ebay fabric store and bundle by bundle I filled my 12X12' room. My room is now filled with fabrics, My dream has come true. I work and strive every day to make every transaction a wonderful experence.


  1. Couldn't happen to a better person! Congrats, Linda!!

  2. You are a great queen. I am one of the few members who have seen your eBay store. You made that such a fun trip for all of us.

  3. Congrats on your feature Linda! You certainly deserve the recognition!