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BERNINA has been part of the sewing machine industry for 125 years. This video takes you through the history of BERNINA recalling iconic sewing machines, moments, and fashion pieces. Some funny, some serious, all inspirational. Watch the video and travel through time. More information can be found at www.BERNINA.com/125years.
 
 

 

 

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Every quilter has their own story to tell. Sometimes we forget that there is life outside of quilting. We have three fun facts that you might not know about Mark Sherman and you can learn more about him in Show 2301: Luminous Stained Glass Quilts.

1 - He is an accomplished pianist and organist (just like Ricky).

2 - He is a GIA gemologist certified in pearls with a specialty in natural pearls.

3 - He is fluent in Spanish as a result of serving in the US Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic.

 

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Mark created this quilt in memory of his Dad (who his kids called Poppy). His two kids are in the quilt as butterflies and Mark is in the quilt as a frog. He told his kids as a joke, "if you don't behave, I'm going to eat you..."

Watch Mark Sherman in Show 2301: Luminous Stained Glass Quilts.

Here's a blog post from the past regarding the quilt.

Fresh from the 2013 AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah is Poppy's Rainbow by Mark L. Sherman winner of 1st Place, Large Wall Quilts: Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilted. Mark spent many months working on the turned edge appliques, quilting and fills. He even added a few Swarovski crystals for highlights. Poppy's Rainbow also took Best of Show at the World Quilt Show - Florida IV last November.

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Visit Mark's Website.

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6808_zoomquilttadakonagasawa_flowergarden.jpgCaptain John thought he had some idea of how "Flower Garden" by Tadako Nagasawa was put together. Turns out he was wrong. How do you think it was put together?

Take a close look at how this quilt was put together.

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Mark created this quilt in memory of his Dad (who his kids called Poppy). His two kids are in the quilt as butterflies and Mark is in the quilt as a frog. He told his kids as a joke, "if you don't behave, I'm going to eat you..."

Watch Mark Sherman in Show 2301: Luminous Stained Glass Quilts.

PoppysRainbowbyMarkSherman - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

PoppysRainbowbyMarkSherman - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

PoppysRainbowbyMarkSherman - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

PoppysRainbowbyMarkSherman - 36 Pieces Rotating

PoppysRainbowbyMarkSherman - 100 Pieces Rotating

PoppysRainbowbyMarkSherman - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Amazingly, Ricky's house was spared from the Spring Creek fire where over 105,000 acres were burned. He'd like to thank everyone who sent their support, well wishes, and prayers.

Watch the amazing video below the photo to see the discovery of the house after the fire went through the area.

Please do not comment on this blog. Click here to comment on Ricky's Facebook page.

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This was Mark's attempt at incorporating a face into a stained glass window quilt, just like Tiffany's stained glass windows. It took him over one month just to get the eyes right. We think his attempt was quite successful.

Watch Mark Sherman in Show 2301: Luminous Stained Glass Quilts.

BountybyMarkSherman - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

BountybyMarkSherman - 96 Pieces Non-Rotating

BountybyMarkSherman - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

BountybyMarkSherman - 35 Pieces Rotating

BountybyMarkSherman - 96 Pieces Rotating

BountybyMarkSherman - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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This was Mark's attempt at incorporating a face into a stained glass window quilt, just like Tiffany's stained glass windows. It took him over one month just to get the eyes right. We think his attempt was quite successful.

Watch Mark Sherman in Show 2301: Luminous Stained Glass Quilts.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Learn more about Ricky's quilts, including the quilt that "put him on the map," the quilt that has a little bit of a naughty name, and the interesting item he bought at Walmart that helped him win awards. Ricky's Quilts That Speak exhibit was held at AQS QuiltWeek Spring Paducah 2018.
 

As he mentions in the video, Ricky shows you how to make a Rhapsody quilt in Show 803: Create Your Own Rhapsody Quilt - Part 1 and Show 804: Create Your Own Rhapsody Quilt - Part 2.

Click here to watch Part 1.