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:

 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 

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

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

January 8, 2018, Herbs for Colds and Flu, Catskills Regional Harvest, Delhi, NY

February 8, 2018, Herbal Aphrodisiacs, Catskills Regional Harvest, Delhi, NY

February 22, 2018, Herbs for the Winter Blues, Catskills Regional Harvest, Delhi, NY

March 15, 2018, Herbs for Spring Cleaning, Catskills Regional Harvest, Delhi, NY

March 29, Grow Your Own Medicinal Herbs, Catskills Regional Harvest, Delhi, NY

April 5, 2018, Grow Your Own Culinary Herbs, Catskills Regional Harvest, Delhi, NY

April 7-8, Embroidered Seams for Crazy Quilts, Edwardian Needle, Fairfield, NJ

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

​April 13-14, 2018, Empire Quilt Guild, workshop, NYC.

April 29, Weed Walk, Catskills Regional Harvest, Delhi, NY

May 16, 2018 Crazy Quilt Trunk Shop for Saratoga Springs Rug Hookers

June 2, 2018, Herbs That Delighted Victorians, Best House Museum, Middleburgh, NY

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

July 18, 2018, Natural Cures from the Garden, Old  Fort Johnson 

September 29, 2018, Crazy Quilt Trunk Show, Best House Museum, Middleburgh, NY