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A gifted textile artist Betty Pillsbury

 

Good morning everyone — it’s another beautiful sunny day in Cape Town. Colder in the mornings and at night, but the glorious sunshine makes up for it! To brighten up your day I have something special to show you by Betty Pillsbury from America

 

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Betty Pillsbury is a textile artist and instructor and lives in the beautiful northern Catskill Mountains of New York State in America. She is a herbalist and herb gardener as well.  The surrounding beauty inspires her.

 

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Betty taught herself to embroider when she was eight and loves everything to do with needle and thread!  Over the years, she has won nearly 200 awards for her needlework and has appeared on Simply Quilts, has written numerous articles, created a piece for the White House and her work has been exhibited in numerous venues across America. 

 

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 and the completed piece:

 

 

 

Teaching needlework, in particular crazy quilting and all the associated techniques, brings her great joy and Betty wrote to me: “Guiding students in gaining confidence in their abilities and artistic vision is a wonderful thing.  I find great peace in creating my art.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betty’s first on-line class started in March and it is called Peacock in Paisley.  Perfect on its own as a framed piece or incorporated into a crazy quilt.

 

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Friend Betty on FaceBook at BettyPillsbury or e mail me and I will put you in contact with her.

 

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Some more to inspire you…

 

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And some more…

 

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And some more inspiration :)

 

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This is one of my favourite pieces…

 

 

 

I have some beautiful masterpieces to share with you in the weeks to come. 

 

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Thank you, Betty, for sharing your beauty with all of us.  You have a wonderful talent and I am sure that you have made many people happy today  

 


 

 

Have a good weekend stitching world. My husband is much better now and out of danger… so we are a very happy household. Thank you for all your kind messages and prayers. I am most grateful.

 

Love

 

Di

 

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