betty busby--fine art in fiber
fiber gallery
collage gallery
about betty busby

Welcome to my website! My name is Betty Busby. I am an artist living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

I am a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where I majored in ceramics. After RISD, I founded a ceramic tile manufacturing studio in Los Angeles,

ran it for 18 years, and sold it to move to New Mexico. I am happy to say that it is still in business today.

I have been working full-time making fiber art and teaching since I moved to New Mexico in 1994. The Fiber Gallery and Collage Gallery contain full (and some detail) images.

Teaching Schedule

Art Quilt Tahoe, October 28- November 4, 2018 -at Lake Tahoe

Scottsdale, Az, February 13-15, 16-19, 2018 (full)

Art Quilt Santa Fe, April 23-26 2018 - in Santa Fe (full)

Hudson River Valley Art Workshops, August 12-18 2018

Pro Chem, 3D workshop! September 16-20, 2019- Fall River, Mass.

FRCQ September 13-19, 2018- Denver

For complete sale information, visit my Etsy shop:

Looking forward, I will have a two person show with Jane Sassaman- the Nature of Things- at the Visions Musuem in San Diego, opening January 20, 2018

PBS has done a short feature on me for their arts program, Colores- it can be viewed here- Colores




Mycology was awarded at Visions:Interpretations

sold from the show: private collection


I was honored to have a solo exhibition at the Dairy Center for the arts in Boulder-

On and Off the Wall, July, 2016


We're proud of our regional SAQA show, Structural Diversity-

appeared at the Rotunda Gallery, New Mexico State Capitol

and at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.



Lichen reveived Best in Show at the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Festival




Let There Be Light is one of 3 works that appeared at The Lincoln Center in Ft Collins, Colorado

for Art Quilt legacies

Take 110 yards of silk, add gallons of paint, three dozen talented artists, bolts of non wovens- and what do you get? an amazing week of classes at QSDS in Columbus Ohio

The Abyss was Viewer's Choice in Taiwan

It was another wonderful show at the Whistler House Museum

Flow was the cover piece for Quilts 20/20



OverGrowth appeared in Fiber National,

and has been accepted to Interpretations:Conversations at the Visions Art Museum

October 21 in San Diego

Ovum won first place at Art Quilts XVIII at the Chandler Center for the Arts, Arizona.

Spike the Yucca Fish is going to the The Nature of Things

at Visions Art Museum in San Diego-

reception Janurary 20 2018- hope to see you!



Tribute was Quilt National '15, and received an award

Wing will be at Art Quilt Elements 2018 in Wayne, Pa


Sand Dollar Spectrum won the Award for Creative Artistry in Fort Collins and was sold from the show.

Secrets received an award at Q=A=Q 2013 in NY


Fracture won Best of Show at Form, not Function in Indiana

and the Brush Gallery

accepted to Parch, 2015, and Turmoil, 1066

private collection


Oxidation appeared at Q=A=Q at the Schweinfurth Gallery2014 and was sold from the show.

Home on the Reef has taken first place at the Festival Gallery of Quilt Art in Houston, and has been sold.

Retia, 60x45"

Amazing but true, I have been awarded Best in Show for the second year in a row at Form, Not Function at the Carnegie Center. I am very grateful!

also appeared in Fiber Currents invitational curated by Judith Plotner

Multicellular is the cover art for the Linus Gallery Science Show

and was accepted to Layered Voices, premiering at IQSC in Nebraska

Snowbound appeared at 2015 Fantastic Fibers at the Yeiser Art Center Paducah, KY

and Focus:Fiber '16 ar Kent State University

Let There Be Light is one of 3 works that appeared at The Lincoln Center in Ft Collins, Colorado

for Art Quilt legacies


Vengeance appeared at the 2014 Chandler Center for the Arts show in Arizona

Tributary recieved a 2015 purchase award from the city of Chandler


Genesis: Colony was awarded the Whistler Prize at the Whistler Museum, Lowell MA 2013

also appeared at Parallel Patterns, Sequim, Washington


Corrosion (detail) was included in SAQA's Redirecting the Ordinary

Ginger Jar was awarded at Form, Not Function at the Carnegie Center



Anomaly will appeared in Art Biologic at the Limner Gallery in New York

May-June 2017- private collection


I am the featured artist in the spring 2014 SAQA Journal




Diatom II premiered in SAQA's "Sense of Scale" in Houston and was

sold from the show.

Voodoo Lily at Fantastic Fibers, has been sold




Echinoderm recieved the Whistler Award at the Whistler House Museum in 2014

and has been sold

I am one of the featured artists in the Natural World, available on

and Nucleus is on the cover of Sense of Adventure


Opposites Attract was selected to be a part of the 2011 Quilt National Show.

It was a privilege to attend the opening weekend, and meet the other artists from around the world.

Kudos and many thanks to Kathleen Dawson and staff, who did a fantastic job.

Deidre Adams has a great post about it on her blog, she really went out of her way to get photos of people with their work- Deidre Adams

We're very proud to announce the publication of our first regional New Mexico catalog. It features works from multiple exhbitions: Enchanted Threads, A Walk in the Wild and New Mexico:Unfolded. The limited printing run will be available at the SAQA conference in Santa Fe.

Julie Filatoff did a magnificent job with the design and layout of the catalog- see her work here-, or on her blog,

Thank you Julie for your countless hours of work on this project!!

String Theory appeared at the Arvada Center for the Arts in Colorado in the" SAQA: Structure" exhibit shown above, and was purchased from the exhibition..

Conundrum received a purchase prize from the City of Chandler at Art Quilts XVII


Christine Brown's interview with me is in American Quilter.

Organelle was exhibited at Art Quilt: Elements at the Wayne Art Center. It was sold from the show.


Flow received an award at New Fibers 2012 in Ypsilanti MI, and is included in the review of the show in Fiber Art Now magazine.

Dichotomy is Best in Show at the Lincoln Center, 2014, and has been sold


Interwoven was awarded at the 2015 Q=A+Q in New York.

It also appeared in my solo show in Ontario, Canada

Quilt Life has a feature on Cherry trees.


Mourning Doves is on the post card for the show in Chandler Arizona and was in Utah

for the Brigham City Museum's International Quilt Invitational Exhibition: July, 2014


Primordium's on the "Mad about Color" postcard. It won Best of Show and has been sold.

5 pieces have been shipped to the Taiwan Art Quilt Exhibit for another wonderful show for Hsien-Chen!


Quilt Expo Beaujolais put on a small exhibit of my quilts this year.

The Prescott College Art Gallery in Prescott AZ had an invitational fiber art exhibit titled "Common Threads". Cherry Trees sold from the show, and will also be featured in an article in

Quilting Life Magazine.

Images courtesy of PC Art Gallery at Sam Hill





Push, in Quilt Visions in Oceanside, Ca, has been sold from the show to a private collector.

and Hill Country received the Texas Independance Award.

It was a wonderful Festival, visiting with old and new friends



"La Luz" received an award in the "Good for You" special exhibit in the Houston Quilt show.

The November 2009 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited (below) features my work.

Machine Quilting Unlimited

Quilting Art in Stitches has a big article by me complete with videos!


The Whistler House Museum in Lowell, Mass, included Storm and Fracture in this summer's "Art Quilts at the Whistler"

"Art Quilts Lowell: The Sea" at the Brush Gallery featured Triggerfish and Garibald- which were both sold from the show.

Coral Sea is a prizewinner at the World Quilt Show and has been sold.,

"The Art Quilt Experience" in Cazenovia, NY included Pod, which was sold from the show.

Layers of Memory opened at the World quilt Show in Manchester NH. Shattered was chosed to be a part of the exhibition.

Ending/Beginning was shown in Sacred Threads 2011, and received an award at the Pennsylvania Quilt Expo. - more about this piece on my blog.

Toxic was awarded at Art Quilt Elements at the Wayne Art Center

"Sandia Mountain Spring" (above) was an award winner at IQA's "Wonders of the World" special exhibition and has been purchased by Karey Bresenhan. I am deeply honored!

Christine Brown's interview with me is in the November issue of American Quilter.

Welcome to the Jungle was awarded Best Wall Quilt at the American Quilter's Society show in Knoxville.

It was chosen to represent the Natural World book in Houston and was sold from the show.

The "Deep Spaces" show, curated by Larkin Van Horn, featured Medusa and Coral Spawn


Pollen appearing at Octagon in Ames Iowa

It also received an award at Q=A=Q in New York and was sold from the show

Night Jungle on the cover!


In the Garden awarded at the Carnegie


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