About the Artist
Born and raised in San Diego, California. Mark L Sherman began his quilting in 2001. His mother taught him how to sew and everything she had learned from Eleanor Burns about quilting. Since the beginning, Mark wanted to make his own quilts using his own style and concepts. As a result, he developed many unique quilting methods which he is now teaching to the quilting community.
His love for arts, history and nature has taken him many places. He started playing the piano at age six. He quit his job as a musician and moved to the Dominican Republic, where he was a Peace Corps volunteer making Spanish his second language. Upon his return to the U.S.A. he married and moved to South Florida to make raising his two kids, Sara and Matthew Sherman, his full time job.
Mark has always been into collecting antiques, plants, Tiffany windows, colors and nature. Mark dyes his own fabrics and if you have the chance to see his work you will immediately notice his obsession with bright, rich and ReMARKable colors. His quilts have received many awards featured in numerous publications (MQA Journal, American Quilters Magazine, 500 Art Quilts, to mention just a few) and art exhibits. His first stained glass quilt “Wisteria” was inspired by one of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s stained glass windows, and is now part of the Permanent Founder’s Collection in the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. A lot of his work is inspired by nature and his love for Stained Glass, which he has been studying for a long time now.
Before Mark became a quilter, his full time job was being a pianist/organist, certified GIA gemologist, interior designer and an entrepreneur at heart. He went from designing shoes, decorating houses in the Palm Beach/Boca Raton area, making floral arrangements for charity events to becoming a full time quilt artist. He is now doing what he loves the most: Traveling all around the world teaching and speaking. With a lot of projects, from traditional to contemporary, different techniques and designs, and a handful of ReMARKable tips, Mark L Sherman is committed to spread a message of encouragement and positivity. It doesn’t matter what type of quilter you are, he will take you to the next level of creativity by teaching you how to let the artist that lives inside yourself shine through.