Walters resident will show her quilts at heritage fest
WALTERS Walters residents can see Mary Ann Geer Hollander at the Walters Public Library most of the time, but reading and checking out books are not her only passions.
She also writes books and makes quilts and she's good at both, winning accolades for her quilts and having people enjoy her books.
"I have worked at the Walters Public Library for five years now," Hollander said. "My husband and I have been in Walters for 10 years now. I grew up in Stillwater, Carney, Ripley, Perkins and Lindsay. My dad was an MP in the Air Force. I grew up with two sisters and three brothers and I always enjoyed designing things and artwork."
Designing things has helped Hollander create many quilts, which she sells at different venues throughout the year.
"I just showed my quilts at the recent arts and crafts show in Walters," she said. "One of my quilts placed second in the competition.
"I love to quilt it's so relaxing," Hollander said. "I also love to bake. My cinnamon rolls took Grand Champion and first place at the Cotton County Fair last year."
Hollander got into writing when her husband wrote his first book in 2012.
"The book was named 'The Outdoor Adventures of Wild Man Willie' and was based on his different hunting and fishing trips and being in the woods."