Sally Gallo Lee, Quilter, Costume Technician

Sandy Gallo Lee is from northern Maine and has been a resident here since 2010. Sandy enjoyed her career as a pediatric speech language pathologist, but as a retiree she is most passionate about quilting.

Sandy learned to sew at the age of 4, standing at her mom’s treadle machine. She started making quilts, quilted handbags and quilted maxi skirts. For the last 15 years, Sandy has been quilting on a long arm machine with a 12’ frame.

Sandy is an active member of the local Project Linus chapter. Project Linus is a  nationwide non-profit, dedicated to providing children with handmade comfort “blankets” (i.e. quilts, afghans, etc.). She organizes several “sew days” workshops a year for members to gather and make quilts for Project Linus.

Sandy is also a member in Mountain Top Quilt Guild, participating in their community quilts program and youth sewing classes.

Most recently Sandy became a volunteer costume technician for the Yavapai College Performing Arts Department. She enjoyed working on costumes for “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Here in Yavapai Hills, Sandy organized “Stitch Sisters”, a group that meets in the Clubhouse Sunroom on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Residents meet to sew, knit, crochet, or embroider.

Contact Sandy via text at 602-350-4845 or email at

Below are some pictures of the quilts she made for Project Linus…