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Congratulations to Charlie Church on winning the colorful Cockatoo and Parrot Rug, hooked by Inge Sweeney and donated to the Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library by the Rug Hookers Group. We would also like to thank everyone who purchased tickets. All proceeds have benefited the Friends.
The wall hanging was hooked by Ingeborg (Inge) Sweeney (1935-2013) and donated to the Friends to raise money for the library. Inge was born in Germany and immigrated to the USA to marry Bernard Sweeney whom she met while he was stationed in Germany in the early 1960's. After his retirement from the Army, they settled on Center Rd. Bernard later served as Veteran's Agent for the Town of Shirley. Inge learned to hook rugs from Sally Newhall, a native of Shirley and a well-known rug hooking teacher. The rug/wall hanging was hooked by Inge under Sally's tutelage. It is a wonderful example of the high degree of perfection that Inge demanded of herself.
An avid patron of the Hazen Memorial Library, Inge would be honored to have a piece of her workmanship offered to raise funds for the library she loved so well.