Mary Robare Collection, 59 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection contains a group of articles concerning historic Quakers and their textiles, and information on the family history of the Lupton Family and the Pidgeon Family

Last updated 06/12.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Mary Robare was raised in New York City where she worked on Broadway and in television commercials. In 1989, she moved to Winchester, VA where she was employed at Shenandoah University as a dance instructor and choreographer. Work in the theater fostered a great appreciation in her for craft and design. This interest led to several articles on quilting, particularly as it relates to the Quaker community.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection

CITE AS: Mary Robare Collection #59, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.


News Article?two leaves, photocopy

Cheerful and Loving Persistence: Two Historical Quaker Quilts by Mary Robare, from Uncovering 2007, Vol. 28 of the Research Papers of the American quilting Study Group, one item, printed

Pidgeon Family Quilt by Mary Robare, Published by author, 22 leaves, transcript

Quaker Networks Revealed in Quilts by Mary Robare, Published by the Textile History Forum, 2007, 12 leaves, transcript

Quaker Networks Revealed in Quilts, with Additional Lupton Family Material by Mary Robare, Printed in Winchester, VA for the Lupton Family Reunion, 2007, 17 leaves, transcript

Quaker Quilt Signatures, List of, five leaves, typescript

Pidgeon, Isaac ? Descendants of, two leaves, typescript