Betty Fikes Pillsbury

Sat, November 14 to Wed, November 18 2020

Crazy Quilting with Betty Fikes Pillsbury

Medium: Fiber

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

Instructor's Website:

  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow

Learn to create sumptuous, one-of-a-kind art by hand. You can make blocks or a wholecloth piece. Those blocks can be turned into a crazy quilt wall hanging or pillow, journal cover, etc. Betty will teach you her 52-card-pickup method of piecing, by hand. This technique ensures you will never sew yourself into a corner, or end up with awkward pieces – resulting in an organic, artful piece. After that, the embellishment fun begins!

Learn many embroidery stitches and combinations to enliven seam work. We will explore motifs to go within a patch. Learn to apply beads, laces, trims and any 3-D pieces you may want to incorporate. We will play with rubber stamps to crush velvet and add motifs to fabric. Color, composition, texture and layers will all be considered to create interest and cohesive crazy quilt art.

All skill levels welcome.


About Betty Fikes Pillsbury

Betty Fikes Pillsbury is a multi-award winning textile artist and author of “Crazy Quilting – A Beginner’s Guide”. Her work has appeared in the White House, Fenimore Art Museum, Quilt Festival Houston, NQA, AQS, VQF, Road to California, and many other venues. She has appeared on Simply Quilts and several radio interviews. Betty has written for Piecework, Quilting Arts, Crazy Quilt Quarterly, etc. Laughter and learning go hand-in-hand in Betty’s workshops.

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Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $425.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,093.00-$1,205.00* + Service Charge & Tax

*3-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 3 full class days, 4 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information your options to enroll here.