‘Quilt Lady’ loves hobby

By Etta Reed


I am known as the “Quilt Lady.” I am 87 years old and have lived in the Sapa community since 1939.

I have pieced and quilted up to 50 to 75 quilts. I have given my five children two or three apiece. My 10 grandchildren have gotten quilts for graduation or weddings. I am working on my five great-grandchildren’s quilts.

I have a quilt that Barbara Justice told me I could get $1,000 for it if I had it at the right place and right time — I’m still looking. It was on display at the Louisville Library in September.

I love my hobby.


Etta Reed displays one of her quilts.

Etta Reed displays one of her quilts.