Heritage Hall Museum - Current Exhibits


March 6 - May 4, 2012

“Our Quilted Past”
A discovered Cache of Traditional Folk Art
Our Quilted Past Exhibit
Alabama Feedsack Quilt

Alabama Feedsack Quilts
Made by Leola Heard And Elizabeth Heard Bean
1930-1950

Calendar of Events
  • March 6, 2012 - Exhibition opens
  • March 25, 2012 2:00 P.M. - Lecture by Textile Historian, Mary Elizabeth Johnson
  • April 13 - 14, 2012 - April in Talladega Tour of Homes
  • April 13, 2012 6:30 P.M. - Wine and Cheese Reception sponsored by Talladega Pilgrimage Committee
  • May 4, 2012 – Exhibition closed
Exhibit Description


Old quilts are lovely reminders of the necessity in times past of recycling fabric, a textile too valuable to be wasted. In the rural South, our frugal grandparents either used what they had or they did without. If it couldn’t be grown in a garden - flour, sugar, coffee, rice, chicken feed, fertilizer - it was purchased at the nearest general store. Fortunately for us, these staple items were packed in cotton bags that, in the hands of resourceful women, became clothing and household items for their families, and are preserved in colorful quilts that have survived well beyond their intended purpose.

Ala Feedsack Quilt

Ala Feedsack Quilt

Ala Feedsack Quilt
Quilt Reception
Exhibit Reception

Quilt Reception
Exhibit Reception

Quilt Reception
Exhibit Reception

Quilt Reception
Exhibit Reception

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by grants
from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.