Mark L. Sherman
Grand Rapids 2019
Mark L. Sherman became a quilter in 2001 when he needed a Christmas tablecloth. After browsing in a big department store, Mark decided he could make his own tablecloth for less money. He went to Wal-Mart and bought a sewing machine and some fabric. The Christmas tablecloth was a great success! While looking for more fabric, Mark went to his neighborhood quilt shop, realized the creative potential in quilting, and quickly became an accomplished quilter.
Amazing artists often inspire Mark’s original designs. Louis Comfort Tiffany inspired his quilt, Wisteria, now a part of The Permanent Founder’s Collection of The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Mark learned to dye his own fabric as he focused on selecting just the right colors for his art quilts. He has developed many innovative techniques that he teaches to the quilting community. Mark draws his inspiration from nature, color, and antique stained glass. He enjoys encouraging and serving as an inspiration for other quilters.
An international award-winning quilt artist as well as an accomplished pianist and organist with a great love for arts, history, and nature, Mark’s work has been featured in numerous books, publications, and special exhibits. See his quilts at remarkablequilts.com.