Sunday, December 20, 2015


Lois SpragueTMI too much informationTEXT MESSAGES
an exhibition that weaves together texting and textiles featuring more than thirty contemporary artists organized by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.
WHEN: December 5, 2015 through March 20, 2016.

WHERE: The Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown

From the obvious connection to modern technology to works comprised solely of actual or implied writing, the quilts in the exhibition explore the many facets of the term "text message." The featured artists draw inspiration from graffiti, photograph notations, love letters, ancestor letters, hieroglyphs and their own journals. Their work references family, technology, the personal, and the universal.

“This exhibition of art quilts continues the Morris Museum's commitment to showcasing the work of fine craft artists in thought-provoking and inventive ways,” said Linda Moore, Executive Director of the Morris Museum.

Artists included in the "Text Messages" exhibition: Naomi Adams, Helen Beaven, Peggy Brown, Shannon Conley, Carol Coohey, Phyllis Cullen, Gabriele DiTota, Ree Fagan, Monique Gilbert, Iva Jensen, Georgianne Kandler, Bella Kaplan, Kathleen Kastles, Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Sherry Kleinman, Karol Kusmaul, Barbara Lange, Uta Lenk, Susan Lenz, Lisette Léveillé, Denise Linet, Kathleen Loomis, Salli McQuaid, Susie Monday, Amalia Morusiewicz, Judith Plotner, Connie Rohman, Judy Sebastian, Susan Shie, Diane Skidmore, Lois Sprague, Grietje van der Veen, Enid Weichselbaum, and Charlotte Ziebarth.

In conjunction with "Text Messages," the Morris Museum will host the following public program. Further program information can be found at or by calling 973.971.3706.

Tandem Poetry Writing
Wednesday, December 30, 1:00 - 4:00PM
Join New Jersey poets Amy Tingle and Maya Stein and their vintage typewriters in the galleries for an afternoon of tandem poetry. Visitors will provide the poets with a word or short phrase and in return they will receive two original poems. Tingle and Stein’s work is equal parts intuition and connection, and the poems offer a wonderful place for the recipients to reflect and connect. FREE with Museum admission.

About the Morris Museum
Founded in 1913, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through high caliber exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities.  The Museum also offers educational programs, family events, and is home to the Bickford Theatre and its wide range of performing arts offerings. Continuously serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has been designated a Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Citation of Excellence, among other awards. The first museum in New Jersey to be accredited, the Morris Museum was re-accredited in 2013 by the American Alliance of Museums.

The Morris Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Location & Hours
The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00pm. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members.  For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit


Image: Lois Sprague, "TMI too much information." Fused raw edge appliqué, silk screening and machine quilting. Image courtesy of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.