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Amy Ahlstrom: The Hour

Amy Ahlstrom: The Hour


Amy says, "My quilts are thematically dense, full of layers of meaning. Like a DJ or a collage artist, I sample and reinvent. I find images in alleyways, on buildings, and on garbage bins. Using hundreds of pictures, I design by computer, make patterns, and sew quilts made of silk and cotton. The images are cut by hand and I quilt by 'drawing' with a sewing machine: moving the fabric under the needle. The resulting quilts are modern art rendered in fabric. They reflect the experience of city life and serve as an historical record of a neighborhood, in that the places I capture are constantly in flux."

17" x 41" art quilt, silk and cotton

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