Betty Pillsbury - Crazy Quilts & Embroidery and Green Spiral Herbs
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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.

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:

​POSTPONED due to coronavirus caution.
April 4-8, 2020.  Hudson Valley Art Workshops, Greenville, NY.

Rescheduled due to coronavirus caution. Now May 16-17
March 28-29, 2020. Edwardian Needle, Fairfield, NJ. 973-743-9833.  Dragonfly weekend.  

​POSTPONED due to coronavirus caution.
April 14-15, 2020. Quilt Guild By The Sea, Boca Raton, FL. 

April 18, Schoharie Free Library, Schoharie, NY. Crazy quilt heart, piecing.