Saturday, January 19, 2008

Coming to Casper: Iron Crosses Quilt

One of the splendid raffle items for the 2008 International Convention of Germans from Russia in Casper next summer is a beautiful quilt donated by Muriel Kraus of Riverton, Wyoming.

The quilt measures approximately 78” square; Muriel has done a lovely job making it; there's little doubt that it'll be a hot item in Casper! Read more about the making of the quilt, which she has named Faith of our Fathers – Iron Crosses.

Muriel says she was inspired to make the quilt after seeing the many photographs of iron crosses taken by Laurin Leonhardt in Kansas cemeteries.

Above right is a recent photo of Muriel and her husband Bob. While Muriel is not a G-R descendant, both of Bob's family lines are German-Russian.

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