Saturday, June 30, 2007

Crossroads Quilters of Mississippi

........................Earlier this month I had the pleasure of meeting Patricia Crosby, Director of the Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, a local arts agency, in Port Gibson, MS. The community program began in 1978. The cooperative quilting group, Crossroads Quilters, is an outgrowth of the arts program. The collectives shares their quilting skills within the community as well as sponsors an annual quilt contest and show, "Pieces and Strings," which is open to all Mississippi quilters. In addition, Crossroads Quilters has four traveling exhibits available for booking, The collective also offers its quilts for sale and accepts commissions. Do you have a copy of "Quilts and Quilting in Clairborne County" in your library? This 32-page full-color booklet includes a profile of the collective as well as quilts by Geraldine Nash, Sarah Carpenter, Artemeasie Brandon, Gustina Atlas, Darlene Jones, Hystercine Rankin and others. The booklet is $10. To contact the collective, call 1-601-437-8905. Enjoy!

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