Urban Quilting by Amy Ahlstrom

Urban Quilting by Amy Ahlstrom

Lily Gahagan
Dec 1, 2008

12-1-08 ahlstrom mission quilt.jpg12-1-08 ahlstrom tokyo quilt.jpgOn a walk through Golden Gate Park this weekend we were lucky to stumble upon the final minutes of the Bazaar Bizarre craft fair. It was a good thing we left our wallet at home, otherwise we could have done some serious damage scooping up all the awesome handmade items we saw. One of our favorite sights were these wonderfully unique quilts by Amy Ahlstrom...

Ahlstrom has dubbed herself an "urban quilter", and by the looks of her designs it's no secret why; the vast majority of handmade quilts we usually see are extremely traditional, while Ahlstrom's creations veer in such a completely new direction that a sub-genre seems most necessary. The quilts are inspired by the artist's travels as well as images in and around San Francisco, where she is based. Next time we run into Amy's creative and utterly unique collection we'll have to make sure we've got our wallet, or at least enough time to give them the proper ogling they so deserve.

For more information on Amy Ahlstrom's quilts check out her website here, and for info on Bazaar Bizarre, here.

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