i’m jealous of amy ahlstrom

So there I was, enjoying a coffee and cranberry scone while writing posts for the coming week, when the work of Bay area based artist Amy Ahlstrom arrived in my inbox {I love it when that happens}. Apparently, I also love it when quilts and street art become BFFs. Amy, aka The Urban Quilter, mixes the grit of the street, with the softness of fiber art. The result is “a visual love letter to an urban neighborhood or city”… in quilt form. Fantastic, no?

{FYI: “Amy’s quilts will be appearing LIVE at a.Muse Gallery in the Mission starting June 9th. 614 Alabama St. SF. To get an invite go to: http://www.yourmusegallery.com and press contact.” Thanks for the info a.Muse!!}






comments (19)

  1. bliss /// 03.15.2011 /// 12:48pm

    this is aMAZing oooooo i love

  2. Ali /// 03.15.2011 /// 12:54pm

    I’m jealous too.

  3. Shelby Dillon /// 03.15.2011 /// 3:45pm

    These quilts are just fantastic! I love how contemporary they are, but still completely accessible. And, they’d make you nice and warm and snuggly on a couch!

  4. Jesse Lu /// 03.15.2011 /// 5:58pm

    Bawhat? This is awesome! I totally recognize all the signage she’s using from my hood… and one of those stencils looks like one from one of my best friends. What the hay? :)

  5. Corinna /// 03.15.2011 /// 6:22pm

    Beautiful! I would love to have one of those hanging on my walls. I doubt I could bring myself to cuddle with it and ruin it with coffee stains.

  6. the jealous curator /// 03.15.2011 /// 6:29pm

    very cool! yes, a lot of her imagery is taken from neighborhoods/streets in san francisco (that’s where you are, right?)

  7. Penelope@thirdroomstudio /// 03.15.2011 /// 8:16pm

    So fantastic, what a great and unexpected mix of styles, I love them.

  8. Jesse Lu /// 03.15.2011 /// 9:01pm

    Yes, and I just showed my friend and it is her! How wild. She made that stencil years ago and put it all over town. How funny…

  9. Susana /// 03.16.2011 /// 2:35am

    I remember seeing her work in, I think, apartment therapy a few years back and falling completely in love, thanks for showing this, I had forgotten her name, now I won’t

  10. the jealous curator /// 03.16.2011 /// 7:19am

    jesse lu… which stencil is it?

  11. a.Muse /// 03.16.2011 /// 4:25pm

    Amy’s quilts will be appearing LIVE at a.Muse Gallery in the Mission starting June 9th. 614 Alabama St. SF. To get an invite go to: http://www.yourmusegallery.com and press contact.

    If you like them on-line, you should see them in person. They are yummy.

  12. the jealous curator /// 03.16.2011 /// 4:43pm

    perfect! thank you for that!

  13. Jesse Lu /// 03.19.2011 /// 10:23am

    It’s the stencil of the girl’s face. My friend made that stencil of her own face. his is just too funny. Can’t wait to see the work in person in June.

  14. the jealous curator /// 03.20.2011 /// 7:53am

    wow – that is very cool! and yes, now you absolutely have to go and see it in person!!! is your friend going too?! That would be crazy for Amy to meet her!

  15. Lori Shantzis /// 06.06.2011 /// 12:12pm

    Wanted to invite everyone to Amy’s show: Sampled Layers of Meaning: Urban Quilts by Amy Ahlstrom, on Thursday, June 18th at a.Muse Gallery. http://www.yourmusegallery.com. Hope you can make it.

  16. the jealous curator /// 06.06.2011 /// 12:17pm

    Thanks Lori… I’ll be sure to tweet about it closer to the date as well!

  17. harmonia /// 07.12.2011 /// 2:00pm

    I believe you mean “envious,” rather than “jealous.”

  18. the jealous curator /// 07.12.2011 /// 4:59pm

    yes i do… but i prefer how “the jealous curator” rolls off the tongue ; )

    fyi : http://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/about/