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.

Book Signing at the Schoharie Library, October 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm.
Book Signing at Creative Corner Book Store in Hobart, NY, October 29, 11-2.
Holiday Artisan's Show in Gallupville, NY, November 19.
Lecture at Sew Busy Quilt Guild, Gloversville, NY, November 21.