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 Walmart 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 a quilter. In addition to making quilts, Mark dyes his own fabric and has developed many innovative techniques that he teaches to the quilting community. He teaches classes on machine trapunto and hand-dyed fabric, among others. Mark draws his inspiration from nature, color, and antique stained glass, and his innovative techniques are widely admired. He enjoys encouraging and serving as an inspiration for other quilters.

Mark is an international award-winning quilt artist whose lecture and workshop engagements keep him busy. His work has been featured in books and other publications. His quilt, Wisteria, is a part of The Permanent Founder’s Collection of The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Find out more about Mark’s work at