Sherrill Ash, Linda Garofalo, and Catherine McGovern
The November meeting for the guild will be an exciting one. First it will be a 10:00 am meeting, the first of three morning meetings we plan to have this coming year.
We will be showcasing three of our own quilters, to share their work and tell us about their quilting journey. The guild has so many accomplished, talented, quilters it’s fun to meet these three, get to know them better and admire their work.
I’d like to introduce you to these three wonderful ladies.
Sherrill Ash, has lived in the Monterey area for the past 35 years, she started sewing in Junior High. Sherrill is an architect, but if you ask her what she is the answer is, “I’m a quilter."
Sherrill has been married for 35 years and her husband is an architect working in Monterey. She owned a Christmas store for 13 years in Monterey, you can imagine how wonderful her house is at Christmas.
Sherrill loves to make miniature quilts, precise piecing is her favorite, but as you will see she does many kinds of quilting. She would define her quilting style as a modern, traditional quilter.
Linda Garofalo moved to the Carmel area in 2013, she lives in Quail Valley with her husband and beautiful white cat named Lilly-pad, (Lilly was featured in one of Linda’s beautiful art quilts). Linda has two children, a son in Hawaii and a daughter in Marina.
Linda worked for the President of Sun Microsystems as his executive assistant for 15 years, before that she was in Chicago working for Motorola.
Linda has been a crafter her whole life, several years ago discovered quilting and has found her creative home. Linda excels in making Art Quilts for which she has won many awards.
Linda is an artist at heart, which is reflected in her wonderful quilts.
I began sewing at my grandmother’s and aunt’s knees when I was in elementary school, but didn’t make my first quilt until I was expecting my eldest daughter, over 40 years ago. That quilt could have been a strong contender in the World’s Ugliest Quilt Contest, and prompted me to study and take classes to improve my skills.
Over the years, I have been fortunate to work as a pattern designer, technical editor, and author. My favorite techniques are applique, piecing (both hand and machine) and hand quilting. I love scrappy and traditional-styles, and currently have too many WIPs to count and a very healthy stash.
Phyllis Martin, Program