CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. -- It’s a scene from a movie set in the pioneer days of the Old West: A herd of bison thundering across the tallgrass plains as cowboys on horseback ride alongside. But this is real life, and Chad Kremer is one of those cowboys — the head cowboy, in fact.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — One by one, Bob Shore carries the quilts into the living room, spreading them out on the floor to display. The first ones are recent creations, made from fabric panels featuring wildlife or farm scenes. Next come some quilts with a little bit of history: Blocks pieced together by his first wife, Vivian, that he found after her death in 1999 and assembled into a quilt. A lavender bed cover was cross-stitched by second wife Dot (Vivian’s sister) during winter trips to Texas.