Wilma Moss has had one of her quilts selected to advance to an international competition this fall. The Sulphur Springs resident’s quilt “Between the Lines” is among 172 entries selected as semifinalists for the 2016 American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek in Chattanooga, Tenn. Sept. 14-17.
Quilts compete for first through third place prizes in seven categories, as well as seven overall awards and Best of Show.
“Winners will be announced at the show and posted on the AQS website, QuiltWeek.com. More than $50,000 will be awarded, 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,” Bonnie Browning, AQS executive show director, noted in a press release announcing Moss’ quilt as a semifinalist.
Quilts entered in the international contest were stitched by quilters in 35 states and seven other countries. The show will also include a wide range of special exhibit quilts, including quilts from the Collection of the National Quilt Museum and the New York Beauty National Quilt Museum.
“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,” Browning noted.
“Between the Lines” features a swirl of colorful lines, that look much like a feather or fingerprint. Numerous varied printed fabrics are used to make the “lines.” Between the whirled lines are inspirational sayings ranging from biblical scripture to quotes from famous authors, poets, entertainers and other individuals.
Completed in 2015, Moss’ “Between the Lines” garnered a red second place ribbbon in the “Open Division” at the Dallas Quilt Show earlier this year.