Eileen Colligan

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Shown wearing a braided witch’s hat, Eileen Colligan is a talented rug braider, rug hooker, and penny rugger who lives in the Lancaster area.  An active member of the Valley Forge Rug Braiding Guild, Eileen also gives classes on making penny rugs.




This entry for the Blue Willow Challenge is “Windmill Rug,” which was braided and hooked in honor of Eileen’s mother, who loved Blue Delftware.
Eileen is shown with her “Hit and Miss Round Rug,” made from recycled wool skirts and other clothing.