Crossroads Quilters is a group of women, most of them African Americans, who display and sell their one-of-a-kind hand-made quilts through Mississippi Cultural Crossroads in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Together they are celebrating the traditional quilting heritage of their community while creating educational and economic opportunities for its citizens.
Each quilter is a craftsperson in her own right, making the myriad decisions about material, design, color, technique, and spirit that mark each quilt as the unique product of a vision that is both individual and shared. Many quilts are wholly the work of a single craftsperson; others are collaborations among several-blocks designed and sewn by some, stripped together by another, quilted by many, bound and finished by yet another. Each is unique, yet part of a shared culture of utility, beauty, and pride in craft.
Download the Registration Form for more information and to enter your quilt in the show. Everyone is invited to attend the awards ceremony on April 26th at 11:00 AM in the Crossroads Gallery.
We are elated that Mary Lohrenz, Mississippi Department of Archives and History quilt exhibit curator is our guest speaker for the awards ceremony. She will discuss Stories Unfolded, the first special exhibit of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History, which featured 40 quilts from the MDAH collection ranging from the 1830s to 2014. In her talk, Lohrenz will highlight the five MCC Crossroads quilters - Geraldine Nash, Tammy McGrew, Hystercine Rankin, Mary Ann Norton, and Malissa Banks - whose quilts were featured in the Stories Unfolded exhibit (December 9, 2017 - October 14, 2018) and in the accompanying museum catalog.