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 for 2016
Art Quilt Santa Fe, April 18-21 http://artquiltsantafe.com
I have been invited to TIQE in Taiwan May '16 to teach: http://www.taqs.org.tw/news.asp
QSDS, 5 days!! May 30-June 3, 2016 http://www.qsds.com/classesbysession2016.html#busbymulti
Pro Chem, June 13-17 https://www.prochemicalanddye.com/product.php?productid=17957&cat=293&page=1
For complete sale information, visit my Etsy shop:
I now have a blog to contain some random babblings: Betty Busby Blog
New! PBS has done a short feature on me for their arts program, Colores- it can be viewed here- Colores
please join me at the opening reception of Art Quilt Elements at the Wayne Art Center- 1-4pm Saturday April 2
The Abyss is now in Taiwan at the 2016 TIQE
Tribute was Quilt National '15, and received an award
thank you Daren Redman for the photo!
Mycology was awarded at Visions:Interpretations
sold from the show: private collection
Dichotomy is Best in Show at the Lincoln Center, 2014, and has been sold
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
Sand Dollar Spectrum won the Award for Creative Artistry in Fort Collins and was sold from the show.
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
Oxidation appeared at Q=A=Q at the Schweinfurth Gallery2014 and was sold from the show.
Snowbound appeared at2015 Fantastic Fibers at the Yeiser Art Center Paducah, KY
Ovum won first place at Art Quilts XVIII at the Chandler Center for the Arts, Arizona.
Echinoderm recieved the Whistler Award at the Whistler House Museum in 2014
and has been sold
Flow was the cover piece for Quilts 20/20
My video, "Horizon" was accepted to Diaspora, a SAQA exhibition at the National Textile Museum in Washington
Tributary recieved a 2015 purchase award from the city of Chandler
Corrosion (detail) is in SAQA's Redirecting the Ordinary
Secrets received an award at Q=A=Q 2013 in NY
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-http://www.jirafstudio.com, or on her blog, http://www.jirafstudio.blogspot.com.
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..
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
Ending/Beginning was shown in Sacred Threads 2011, and received an award at the Pennsylvania Quilt Expo. - more about this piece on my blog.
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
The November 2009 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited (below) features my work.
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.