TALLADEGA -- On display this month at The Heritage Hall Museum in Talladega, guests can immerse themselves in a tradition and art form that dates back to before the 19th century. Celebrating Black History Month, this exhibit proudly shows the artful hand-stitched quilts created by the women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. The vibrant quilts were created by stitching together scraps of fabric to make warm blankets and bed coverings necessary in the unheated slave shacks. Now these works of art celebrate the history, tradition and heritage of African Americans in the South. The museum will host a reception Thursday, Feb. 15, from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and will also host a workshop with Mary Ann Pettway and China Pettway on Feb. 16. Contact the museum for more information.