PADUCAH, KY — Wilma Moss, an award-winning long-arm quilter from Sulphur Springs, is a semifinalist for the 2016 AQS QuiltWeek – Chattanooga, Tennessee Sept. 14 – 17, at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
Moss has been chosen to display her quilt, “Between the Lines,” along with 171 others at this AQS contest.
Moss, a member of the Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild, has had patterns published in magazines.
She has won multiple awards for her design and long-arm quilting.
According to Moss, “Between the Lines” was originally made to enter the 2016 Dallas Quilt Show in the category, “Words and Letterforms.”
“When trying to come up with ideas for a thematic quilt, I often do a brainstorming session for a catchy title,” Moss explained. “Out of that brainstorming for this quilt, I came up with ‘between the lines.’ From there I began thinking of possibilities that would illustrate that idea and hit on fingerprints.
“Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. The lines on the quilt are pieced in a improvisational way using brightly colored scraps of fabrics. Between the lines I wrote quotes from some of my favorite books along with quotes from various famous people, which hopefully give some insight into my persona. The background is white and features swirly free-motion quilting.”
Moss used one of her fingerprints as the model.
The quilt won second place in the “Words and Letterforms” category in the Dallas show and caused quite a stir, according to Moss, with attendees standing in line to get close enough to read what was written on it.
In the 2016 Azalea Quilt Show in Tyler, “Between the Lines” placed third in the Art category.
At the AQS show, first, second, and third place prizes in seven categories will be awarded, along with seven overall awards including Best of Show.
More than $50,000 will be granted, including $10,000 for the Best of Show and $3,500 each for Best Wall Quilt, Best Use of Color, Best Original Design, Best Hand, Best Home, and Best Longarm Workmanship.
Regardless of how “Between the Lines” places in the final judging, all semifinalists’ quilts will be displayed at the show, which is expected to draw more than 15,000 people.
“We are all excited to display these beautiful works of art at the AQS QuiltWeek in Chattanooga,” said AQS Founder and President Meredith Schroeder.
Winners will be announced at the show and posted on the AQS website, QuiltWeek.com.