Mattie started Quiltsmart in 1994, with the feeling that quilting should be fun, out-of-the-box thinking, and a desire for a creative challenge. This novel company in Bend, Oregon is based on using printed fusible interfacing to make quilting easy with new modern methods! Between being a mom of 3 great young adults, and a grandma, and running the business, she also loves traveling. She has taught the Quiltsmart methods in Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, Spain, and around the United States. Mattie enjoys inline skating, quilting, sewing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, playing scrabble, 4-day work weeks, and anything chocolate. She also loves hiking and joined the “Century Club” in 2020 for her 50th hike up Pilot Butte, a total of 100 miles! Her newest love is a 12-pound furry friend named Bennie! Mattie teaches quilting seminars, classes, and retreats and enjoys delivering the message that quilting is fun, and relaxing – and with Quiltsmart printed interfacing, it can be!