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:

November 2, 2019.  Artist Exhibitor at Beekman 1802 Mercantile, Main Street, Sharon Springs, NY

November 16-17, 2019. Edwardian Needle, Fairfield, NJ. 973-743-9833.  Dragonfly Weekend has been postponed until spring due to cervical spine surgery.

December 1, 2019.  Creating Dream Pouches, Schoharie River Center, Esperance, NY

December 8, 2019, Crazy Quilt Trunk Show and Lecture, Schoharie River Center, Esperance, NY 

April 4-8, 2020.  Hudson Valley Art Workshops, Greenville, NY.

March 28-29, 2020. Edwardian Needle, Fairfield, NJ. 973-743-9833.  Dragonfly weekend.  

April 14-15, 2020. Quilt Guild By The Sea, Boca Raton, FL. 

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

April 25, Schoharie Free Library, Schoharie, NY. Embellishing the crazy quilt heart.

May 16-17, 2020.  Edwardian Needle, Fairfield, NJ. Workshops to be announced.