Registration Guidelines 

Please read guidelines before submission.

Pieces and Strings

2021 Annual Quilt Show and Contest

Awards Ceremony Luncheon: Friday, July 23rd at 11:00 AM
Show opens to the public immediately following the ceremony.

Prizes: Cash Prizes will be awarded in the categories listed below. Prize amounts

are determined at the discretion of MCC Board of Directors. There will be

only one monetary prize per quilt. Prizes will be awarded to the person

entering the quilt.


• Traditional Pattern, Hand Quilted

• Traditional String, Hand Quilted

• Traditional Pattern, Machine Quilted

• Traditional String, Machine Quilted

• Applique, Hand or Machine

• Non Traditional Art or Story Quilt

• Best of Show/Judges Choice

Exhibit Only (Limited space available, no prizes, no entry fee)


REGISTRATION: Registration forms, with check or money order, are due no later than July 16, 2021. Please mail or bring to the delivery address below.

Fees: The fee is $10 for each quilt entered. A separate registration form must be completed for each item. Make check or money order payable to Mississippi Cultural Crossroads. Please fill forms out completely.

Delivery: All items for the Quilt Show MUST be delivered on or before

Friday, July 16, 2021, by 4:00 PM.

Bring or ship to: Mississippi Cultural Crossroads

P. O. Box 816

Port Gibson, MS 39150

Physical Drop-off:

507 Market Street

Port Gibson, MS 39150

If you are shipping your quilt, be sure to request a signature confirmation upon delivery.

Eligibility: Open to Mississippi quilters, quilts must have been quilted within the last 3 years. Quilts MUST be constructed and made by the person(s) named on the registration form.

Preparation: A cloth label must be sewn to the back lower right of the quilt to identify quilt and maker. Heirloom quilts need identifying label also. All contest quilts must have a 4-inch sleeve sewn across the back at the top for hanging. Place quilt in a pillowcase or large plastic bag (only one per bag). Each bag should be clearly labeled with entrant’s name, address, and phone number.

Telephone: Our office number is 601.437.8905. Our volunteer staff availability if from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. You may also email us at with any questions or concerns.

Pick-up: Quilts submitted must be left for the duration of the Pieces and Strings show (through August 31, 2021). Quilts will be ready for pick-up on September 1, 2021. Please make plans to pick up your quilt or call us to have it shipped to you. You will be responsible for shipping costs.

Sales: If your entry is for sale, we will mark it “FOR SALE” at the price you put on your registration form plus a 30% consignment fee. Please understand that we do not guarantee that your quilt will be sold. You must leave your judged entry hanging for the duration of the show. You may bring additional quilts to sell as well. An additional agreement will be signed if you’d like us to hang your quilt on consignment. We will handle all of the quilts entrusted to us with the utmost care. All quilts are insured while they are with us. Our building is monitored by Vivint Security.

Have questions? Need help filling out the registration form? Call us at 601.437.8905 or email questions to