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Martha Pierpont Robinson ’55

Martha Pierpont Robinson ’55, who studied at Swarthmore before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died Aug. 6, 2018.

Graduating summa cum laude with a degree in mathematics, “Peggy” was a prodigiously gifted needlepoint artist. After winning first place in a national competition for designing and creating a cross-stitch sampler depicting the tree of liberty, she co-founded The Needle Tree, a needlework store and home to classes she taught on knitting, crocheting, sewing, and related arts.

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