Mattie Rhoades-Haines

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About me

Occupation Owner of Quiltsmart, Inc.
Introduction Quilting should be fun! But, I was frustrated with fussy patterns and tedious sewing methods. With that feeling, out-of-the-box thinking, and a desire for a creative challenge, Quiltsmart was born (1994) based on using printed fusible interfacing - no curved or inset piecing! Between being a mom of 3 great young adults, and a new grandma, and running the business, I also love traveling, and have taught in Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, Spain, as well as the United States. I also enjoy inline skating, quilting, sewing, playing scrabble, 4-day work weeks, and anything chocolate. I married my sweetheart and business partner (aka “flannel-boy”), Steve this past summer. We moved Quiltsmart from Minnesota to Bend, Oregon, and enjoy living in Central Oregon. We travel together giving quilting seminars, classes and retreats and enjoy delivering that message that quilting should be fun, and relaxing – and with Quiltsmart's modern methods it can be!