ALEXANDRA (SANDY) SCHWEITZER
& HOLLY J. SCOTT
Sandy is an AQS certified appraiser, quilt historian, teacher and an award winning quilt maker. Sandy has a BGS from Roosevelt University and an MS from George Williams
College. She claims her best job, ever, was the five years she volunteered at the Field Museum in Chicago demonstrating hand spinning.
Holly is a quilter, quilt lover, and quilt historian.
After receiving a B.A. in Biology from Blackburn College, Holly worked as a pharmacologist for Abbott and Ross Laboratories.
She became interested in quilt history and started taking classes at AQS in Paducah, Kentucky, in 1988. She took more textile classes through museums in her work as volunteer textile curator of McHenry County historical Society in Illinois.
Holly worked on state documentation of McHenry County quilts in Illinois, and then joined American Quilt Study Group in 2002. Through their annual seminars, she attends lectures, classes and tours as an ongoing student and quilt historian.
Inside the Mary A. McElwain Quilt Shop
Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
The inside story, as told to Sandy Schweitzer and Holly Scott by Genevieve Peters Wainwright. Genevieve started to work as a book keeper for Mary McElwain in 1932 and worked her way up over the next 5 years to shop manager. Sandy and Holly were delighted to sit down with Genevieve and talk with her about Mary and her shop. Sandy and Holly will treat us to the same treat Genevieve shared with them, Kringles and coffee.
Registration: TQHF members $15.00/ non-members $20.00