betty busby--fine art in fiber
fiber gallery
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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.

I have been invited to TIQE in Taiwan May '16 to teach.

For complete sale information, visit my Etsy shop:

I now have a blog to contain some random babblings: Betty Busby Blog

Tribute is currently in Quilt National '15, and received an award

thank you Daren Redman for the photo!

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

and has been sold

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!

Retia, 60x45"

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

Night Jungle on the cover!


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.


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

It was a privelige 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

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






Another successful SAQA in the Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe.

Fourteen pieces from the show were selected by Dr. Sandra Sider for "Land of Enchantment- Art Quilts from New Mexico" at the Texas Quilt Museum from October 2 - January 31 2013


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

Snowbound has been accepted into the 2015 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.



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

and the Brush Gallery

accepted to Parch, 2015


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

Multicellular is the cover art for the Linus Gallery Science Show

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


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

also appeared at Parallel Patterns, Sequim, Washington


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

Corrosion (detail) is in SAQA's Redirecting the Ordinary


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

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

and Nucleus is on the cover of Sense of Adventure


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-, 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.

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


The premiere of our SAQA show Enchanted Threads here in Albuquerque was very well received.

Quilt Life has a feature on Cherry trees.

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



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


"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

Visit TAFA, the Textile and Fiber Art list- I'm a proud member! tafa


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.

"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!

Magpies appeared in "For the Birds", an all media show at the Brush Gallery in Lowell, Mass: Brush Gallery The juror for the exhibition is David Allen Sibley, one of the foremost bird artists of our time: Sibley

A full color catalog of the show is available from the Brush Gallery.

Fish Eye View was Best Wall Quilt at the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival, and has been sold.

Eleanor Bailey was a beloved artist who passed away in February.

Her church presented me with the first annual arts award in her memory- I am truly honored.




The Beyond Benign Foundation in Wilmington, Massachusetts, featured Cytology, Metaphase, and Primordia in November as part of its Art Meets Science open house. Beyond Benign is an educational foundation of Warner Babcock devoted to educating the public about the uses of green chemistry. Busby in Quilt Visions 2009

My work has been selected for inclusion in Quilt Visions "Interpretations 2009." Click on the image at left for a printable poster.

Check out the August/
September 2009 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. It's full of wonderful articles, including one by me on beaded trees.

Linda Faigen has published a profile of me on her blog. I have republished it here


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All images © by the artist, Betty Busby, and are not to be copied, reproduced or distributed in any manner.