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at the
2023 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival in Overland Park, Kansas
and see seven of her quilts on exhibit,

June 15 -17,2023 
Thursday & Friday 9-5 pm and Saturday 9-4 pm

Books are also available for purchase online below,
and at the 1855 Harris Kearney House in Westport

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EVERY QUILT HAS A STORY: The Tammy Reid Quilt Collection  2022

By Marty Wiedenmann Jarvis and Christine Pembrook


This book is the result of Tammy Reid’s generous willingness to loan her quilts for a major fundraising exhibit and public trunk show in 2021, and to share personal photos of her quilts, family, home, and the stories about them. All monies raised from the book sale will support the Westport Historical Society's education programs and public research services. 


$25.00   Perfect Bound Paperback 9” x 6”

Your purchase of Every Quilt Has a Story is TAX DEDCTIBLE!

Book Review

When the Westport Historical Society reached out to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival in 2021 about having a sampling of Tammy Reid's quilts as a Special Collection in our biennial Festival, we were honored to be a part of promoting and supporting the 1855 Harris Kearney House Museum. The local quilt guilds that volunteer their time and efforts to support the KCRQF felt Tammy's gorgeous quilt collection would also be supporting the Festival's mission of "connecting quilters with the education, skills, information and resources they need to stimulate an interest in quilting and to promote and advance the knowledge of quilting in all its forms." 

Every quilter will be proud to add "Every Quilt Has a Story...The Tammy Reid Quilt Collection" book to their quilt book library, to not only further their education on the history of quilting, but to find ideas for

making their own quilts so people for generations can love and admire their quilts as Tammy Reid does in collecting just a small part of history for her enjoyment.

~ Kathy Limpic, 2023 Co-Chair of the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival  

About the Book

Quilting is an Art Form, and much more. When Tammy pulled out her beautiful quilts from every nook and cranny in her house to loan them to us, she told us about them saying often, “every quilt has a story.” This is not a “how-to-quilt” book or one only a serious quilter or professional quilt historian would enjoy. It is a book about old quilts but it has something for everyone!  As the result of the Westport Historical Society's Quilt Extravaganza in 2021, which featured 60 out of over 150 quilts belonging to Tammy Reid, you will get to know more about her and her life as the the Head Coach, of the Head Coach, of the World Champion Kansas City Chiefs, and her husband, Andy Reid. The book features sections about the actual Quilt Exhibit in the 1855 Harris-Kearney Historical House Museum in Kansas City, her "trunk show" during Tammy's Talk, photographs and quilting details about each of the quilts in the exhibit, Tammy's personal stories she shared about her quilts, and photos featuring Tammy at home with her quilts and family.


EVERY QUILT HAS A STORY: The Tammy Reid Quilt Collection is sure to satisfy anyone’s interest whether a serious quilter, a quilt enthusiast, someone simply interested in what Tammy Reid has in her collection, or why she has collected so many quilts. The warmth with which this book illustrates the beloved collection of someone whose life is filled with family, faith, and football, is heartwarming and is sure to make a connection with everyone.



  • 225 full color pages.

  • More than 60 of Tammy Reid’s quilts are featured.

  • 23 or more personal stories of Tammy’s about the quilts in her collection.

  • 360 vivid color photos including many close-up details of quilts in Tammy’s collection, images of quilts on exhibit during the Quilt Extravaganza, Tammy at home with her quilts, the Tammy Talk Trunk Show, and numerous family photos depicting life with quilts in the Reid home.

  • Construction dates or periods for each quilt ranging between the mid-1800s and today.

  • A variety of fun and educational information about the 60 quilts in the collection are described.

  • Language: English


Additional Details

Print length: 230 pages

Language: English

Publisher: Westport Historical Society, Kansas City

Publication dates:

First Print: September 1, 2022

Second Print: November 1, 2022

Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 6 inches

Price: $25.00 and tax deductible!

Tammy Reid with Christine Pembrook at Tammy's Talk

To Order Book for $25 + Shipping*, or for pick-up at the Harris Kearney House Museum.
Book Order Instructions:


1) Make check out to: Westport Historical Society
2) Mail your check and order details to:
Westport Historical Society
                  4000 Baltimore 
Kansas City MO 64111
3) Include with check, all order details:
  • Number of books
  • Name and phone number
  • Preference: Pick-Up or USPS mail
4) PICK-UP or SHIP your books by USPS Mail:
          a) Instructions to pick up your books:  email to coordinate a date and time
          b) Instructions for delivery by USPS mail:
Include the full name and shipping address of where you would like them sent.
Please contact Alana for payment with credit card by phone. Call (816) 561-1821or let her know by  email, your desire to pay by phone. In the email, include the same details listed in #3 and #4 above. 

QUESTIONS? Please contact Alana: Call (816) 561-1821or email


Thank you!


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