Series 2300 begins with a burst of color and personality as Renaissance man, Mark Sherman, unlocks the secrets for creating truly unbelievable Tiffany style stained glass quilts based on inspirational photos, hand-dyed fabric, and his deft touch at realism. With effervescent personality and humor, Mark shares tips and tricks, so that you too can stitch up your own stained glass masterpiece. And if that weren’t enough to get your creative juices flowing, Ricky designs a stunning contemporary quilt based on an antique string pieced tumbler design. It’s a double dose of fun and inspiration in one show. Don’t miss it!
Julie Silber showed Ricky an antique quilt featuring a string pieced tumbler block. He loved the design and was inspired to create a contemporary version. He demonstrates quick piecing the strips, piecing the blocks, and quilt assembly.
Having created and lived with stained glass in his home, Mark developed an understanding for translating the glass medium to fabric. He shares tips for creating a composition based on a photograph of grapes.
Mark shares his technique for letting the fabric do the work when it comes to mimicking light/dark/colors to those found in the original photograph inspiration.He also shares tips for quilting and blocking the quilt.
At one time, Mark was a collector of rare peacocks. He shares a funny story of searching the neighborhood in his bathrobe one morning after discovering that the peacocks had escaped.