by Maggie Buettner
Up until about a year ago, Gallagher’s Glad Rags was literally a figment of Colleen DeShaw’s imagination. “My mother was a seamstress and reupholstered furniture and I started sewing Barbie dresses at eight (years old),” she stated. “And I was able to use the machine by myself at eight. My sister, Rita, had the quilt shop and I worked for her for a while.” Five years ago, she purchased an embroidery machine to play with. Starting with small projects for grandchildren like shirts and pillowcases, she then moved onto monogrammed towels and dish towels for family and friends.
For the complete story, check out the December 23 issue of the Winthrop News.