In 1973, when Marie Mattison was in her mid-30s, her mother suggested they make a quilt together. They had often cooperated on sewing home-decor projects, so a quilt, according to Mattison, “...was just the next project to work on.” Then, working on her own, Mattison saw Friendship Plume, a Mountain Mist quilt design, in a magazine and ordered the pattern. The quilt became the centerpiece of her redecorated master bedroom, complete with coordinating curtains, green plaid wallpaper, and green shag carpeting. Mattison reflects the do-it-yourself decorating trend that paralleled shelter magazine editors’ professional interior designs featuring quilts.
Marie Hart Mattison
International Quilt Museum, Gift of Marie Hart Mattison