Betty Pillsbury - Crazy Quilts & Embroidery and Green Spiral Herbs
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Welcome to my world of fantasy wrought 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   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.

And here to watch another video of me demonstrating French Knots.

A video of me demonstrating Cable Chain stitch.

A video of me making pickled Dandelion Buds.

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:

​After 2 1/2 years of hard first book on Crazy Quilting has been published! Ohio University Press asked me to write and photograph a book on how I create crazy quilts and the embroidery and embellishments that go on them. Go here to order it on Amazon. Also check out my author page by scrolling down the page on Amazon.

Many thanks to those special people in my life who encouraged, cajoled and supported me while this was accomplished. I am blessed to have you in my life.
Saturday, July 22, Heritage Craft Show, Lasell Hall, Schoharie, NY.  I will demonstrate crazy quilting and have my book available.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10 am.  Lecture at Warwick Valley Quilter's Guild, Warwick, NY.

Friday, August 4, 2017.  Workshop at Edwardian Needle Needlework Retreat, NJ.

Thursday, August 17, 5-7 pm.  Grilling with Herbs. Catskill Regional Harvest, Delhi, NY.

Saturday, August 26, Noon - 2 pm. Demo at Beekman 1802, Sharon Springs, NY.

Thursday, August 31, 5-7 pm. Cooking with Lavender. Catskill Regional Harvest, Delhi, NY

Thursday, September 14, 5-7 pm. Pestos!  Catskill Regional Harvest, Delhi, NY

Thursday, August 28, 5-7 pm. Herbal Vinegars.  Catskill Regional Harvest, Delhi, NY

Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14, 2017, Pieces from the Heart Quilt Show.  I will have a special exhibit, demonstrating and showing crazy quilts. My book will be for sale.

November 7-11, 2017, workshop at Woodland Ridge Retreat in WI.

January 6-7, 2018, Workshops for The Edwardian Needle, Fairfield, NJ.

January 12, 2018, Q.U.I.L.T., Inc, Delmar, NY Workshop.

January 17-20, 2018, Jabez Quilt Seminar, KY

April 9-10, 2018, Garden State Quilter's Guild, NJ.  Workshops.

​April 14, 2018, Empire Quilt Guild, workshop, NYC.

July 17, 2018, Warwick Valley Quilter's Guild, CQ Heart workshop.