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about betty

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betty busby, fine art in fiber

brief bio

Betty Busby played at "Arts and Crabs" with her two little sisters as a small child, and continued her obsession through graduation from the Rhode Island School of Design, with a ceramics major.

She founded and operated a ceramic tile manufacturing firm in Los Angeles, and sold it after 18 successful years in order to move to New Mexico to raise her son.

She is a published fiber artist and teacher, and maintains a busy exhibition schedule nationally and internationally.



Betty Busby
Albuquerque, New Mexico

selected exhibition history

  • American Quilter’s Society Paducah, Judge’s Award, 2008
  • Art Quilt at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 2007, 2008
  • World Quilt Show Xll, Best of United States, 2008
  • International Quilt Association “Celebrate Spring”, award, 2009, 2008
  • Art Quilt: Cultures, Judge’s Award, 2008
  • Pacific International Quilt Festival, Honorable Mention, 2006
  • Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta, first place, 2006
  • Threadlines, second place, 2008
  • “My World in Black & White”, Gitner-Moore Memorial Award, 2009
  • “Sense of Time” SAQA show
  • Northern New Mexico Quilt Fiesta, first, third place, judge’s award 2008
  • Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival, Best Pictorial, 2009
  • MQX, Judge’s Award, 2008
  • American Quilt Expo, Des Moines, Ia, 3rd place, 2008
  • Road to California, 3rd Place, 2009
  • Quilt Odyssey, Judge’s Award, 2008
  • National Quilting Association, Judge’s Award, 2008
  • International Quilt Association, Houston, 2008, 2009
  • Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta, Best of Show, Best Pictorial, Best Quilting awards 2009
  • Quiltscapes at the Whistler, best in Show, 2009
  • The Brush Art Gallery, 2009
  • American Quilter’s Society Quilt Expo, first place, 2009
  • Denver National Quilt Exhibition, second place, 2009
  • Art Quilt: Transitions, 2009, 2 awards. Cary, NC.
  • Fuller House Gallery, Los Alamos, Impressions Show, Judge’s Award 2009
  • Gallery 101 Main in Collinsville, Connecticut
  • TAQS in Taiwan
  • Johnson’s of Madrid, New Mexico
  • Sacred Threads, Ohio

professional organizations

  • Studio Art Quilt Associates
  • American Quilter’s Society
  • Quilt Visions
  • International Quilt Association
  • Rio Rancho Art Association


  • AQS Calendar cover 2009
  • SAQA Portfolio 15, cover, 2008
  • Quilting Arts Magazine, “Beaded Trees”, 2009
  • Machine Quilting Unlimited, “Reflections”, 2009
  • Textile Arts, spring 2010
  • American Quilter, pending


  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence Rhode Island
  • Graduated 1974 with a BFA in Ceramics
  • Kansas City Art Institute 1973

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