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Katherine Enevold Grunwald quilts

Kathrine Enevold Grunwald made these quilts in the 1920s and 1930s. She was born in Germany in 1870 and in 1889, immigrated to Omaha to live with her sister. Kathrine was a talented seamstress and lace maker and shortly after her arrival in Omaha, became employed at a shirt manufacturing company. She married Bernhard Grunwald in 1898. Kathrine and Bernhard raised a family and lived in Omaha for the rest of their lives, where Kathrine used her formidable skills to produce beautiful quilts, lace, and other needlework.

Source: Berno Marie Anderson


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