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Durham Quilt

  • Owner:
    Irene Copping
  • Location:
  • Maker:
    Martha Robson
  • Pattern:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 244
    Width: 215


The quilt was made by Mrs Martha Thomason Robson in Newcastle NSW, Australia about 1930. It is now owned by her daughter. It is not used. Mrs Martha Thomason Robson came to Australia from Durham England with her family in 1928. She was a dressmaker and skilled in many forms of needlework. It is thought the design on the quilt was pre-stamped in Durham and the quilt made in Australia. Martha's husband built a trestle table and roller for the material to be worked on. Martha was painstaking in preparing the material ready for the roller. "Mother was very fastidious in assuring that the stitches were all even and often consulted with my father as to their evenness."
[Irene Copping, daughter 16 November 1996]


Durham quilt. Hand-quilted with Durham Feather Pink on one side and cream on the other. Cotton material with a slightly sheen cotton is used for the quilting. Cotton wool padding.
2440 x 2150mm

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