Betty Pillsbury - Crazy Quilts & Embroidery and Green Spiral Herbs
bpills@midtel.net
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Welcome to my world of fantasy created with needle and thread.  I'm an award-winning textile artist and instructor and author specializing in crazy quilts and all the hand work that goes into creating them. I am an herbalist and a contributor for Mother Earth News Herbal Living and I make products for Beekman 1802.
Offering a selection of classes on crazy quilting, beading, embroidery, silk ribbon and more.  Lots of laughter in a relaxed setting while you learn more than you thought possible!  

Some of my patterns are available on Craftsy   Faux Pearls, Victorian Crazy Quilt Blocks, An Elder Gathering. and more.







I keep a blog at www.GreenSpiralHerbs.blogspot.com   There, I talk about herbs and crazy quilts.  

​Go here to watch a You Tube video of me demonstrating how to end off embroidery threads.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z5uxvB1_eo

And here to watch another video of me demonstrating French Knots.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ4HIo2H0y4

A video of me demonstrating Cable Chain stitch.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q_Tm0V7W9A

A video of me making pickled Dandelion Buds.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uey3MrcEtBA

There are more videos of me showing how to strip embroidery floss without knots, how to make sage and ginger tea for a sore throat, etc. ​

​And here is a compilation video:



 Looking for a unique Christmas gift? Give a one-hour, private, on-line crazy quilt/embroidery consultation from me! Using Face Time or FaceBook messenger video, I will provide advice and tutelage on color, design, stitching, etc. to improve your hand work. The gift giver will receive a certificate to print to give to their lucky recipient. The recipient will get in touch with me to arrange a mutually agreed upon time to receive the instruction. A one-hour session is $75, payable to me through PayPal. Give the gift of knowledge this year! (To complete the thoughtful gesture, order my book on Amazon.)
 
Crazy Quilts A Beginner's Guide 


 March 19-23, 2019  Woodland Ridge Retreat, Downsville, WI.  Making a crazy quilt purse.

March 30, 2019, Edwardian Needle, Fairfield, NJ. 973-743-9833.  Piecing a Crazy Quilt block Betty's way, by hand.

March 31, 2019, Edwardian Needle, Fairfield, NJ. 973-743-9833. Beginning Seam Treatments.

April 6, 2019, Edwardian Needle, Fairfield, NJ.  973-743-9833.  Shibori Butterfly.

April 7, 2019, Edwardian Needle, Fairfield, NJ. 973-743-9833.  Flowers, Flowers and Webs.

April 10-11, 2019, Brandywine Quilters, Thornton, PA.

April 26-28, 2019,South Windsor, CT.  Crazy Quilt Retreat.

May 18, 2019.  Wiltwyck Quilters, Lake Katrine, NY.

September 14-15, 2019, Edwardian Needle, Fairfield, NJ. 973-743-9833. Silk Chenille Purse.

November 16-17, 2019. Edwardian Needle, Fairfield, NJ. 973-743-9833.  How Does Your Garden Grow?.

April 408, 2020.  Hudson Valley Art Workshops, Greenville, NY.