Quilt No.781IC - Irene Copping

Irene Copping
Owner: 
Irene Copping
Location: 
ACT
Maker
Maker: 
Martha Robson
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Durham quilt. Hand quilted with Durham Feather Pink on one side and cream on the other. Cotton material with a slightly sheen cotton used for the quilting. Cotton wool padding.
2440 x 2150mm
History: 

The quilt was made by Mrs. Martha Thomason Robson in Newcastle (Australia) about 1930. It is now owned by her daughter. It is not used.

Story: 

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 tressle 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 16.11.1996]

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