You will be hard pressed to find a more entertaining lecture personality and enjoyable quilting class than one taken with national quilt teacher and quilt designer, Mark Lipinski.
Called “the bad boy of quilting,” Mark’s no holds barred, brutally honest, riotous PG-13 talks are half quilting and all stand-up comedy.
As a designer, Mark's work has been seen in McCall's Quilts, McCall's Quick Quilts, Quiltmaker, American Patchwork and Quilting’s Quilts and More, The Quilter and Fabric Trends magazines and he has been a guest on HGTV's Simply Quilts.
A veteran, Emmy Award nominated and Cable Ace Award winning, talk show producer and programming executive, he worked on shows such as Oprah, The View, The Joan River’s Show, Attitudes and Ricki Lake (to name but a few). Mark has also conceived and developed an innovative magazine for quilters named Mark Lipinski's Quilter's Home, which is published by CKMedia and is available on newsstands and by subscription.
Locally, Mark is the past Vice President of the State Quilt Guild of New Jersey, the past Vice President and Quilt Airing Coordinator for The Common Threads Quilters, and member of The Nubian Heritage Quilters, The Garden State Quilters and The Brownstone Quilters. On a national level, Mark is a member of the Quilt Professionals Network, Studio Quilt Art Associates, and the American Quilter's Society.
Mark and his family moved from the hustle and bustle of New York City into a historical 1864 “fixer upper” in Long Valley, New Jersey where he raises honey bees and laying hens when he’s not being ‘called’ to his design studio (where his family will one day find him dead and crushed by the too many bolts of fabric and years worth of magazines and books that he has, can’t throw away, and will never use).