We are thrilled that everyone who uses our quilts knows they are getting an authentic Louette quilt worthy of the most treasured child.
Before I created Louette Design, I looked at quilts sold by high-end retailers and saw that they were utterly simple and plain, with most being just printed fabric and cotton or polyester batting quilted to a backing fabric. They were poor substitutes for the quilts my Appalachian-born grandmother made.
Then one day a close friend was dismayed when the mediocre quilt she purchased for her new god-child came apart in the wash. That’s when I resolved to create a quilt line that would exceed standards of quality and design by all others.
I was concerned that the price point of these quilts, because of the cost of expensive materials, might turn off aunts, grandmothers, and mothers.
But then after several doting aunts gave my quilts as gifts and became the envy of the other gift-givers, I realized that I was on the right path after all.
I decided to set out to create the most meticulously handcrafted, heirloom quality quilts for the best loved child and the most discerning person in the world.
It turns out, the road was more difficult than I imagined.
Suppliers of the high quality materials required large first orders, and some suppliers were difficult to find and unwilling to negotiate on price.
Because of this, I began creating one of a kind quilts from fabrics I already had on hand, but purchased the bamboo/cotton blend batting, refusing to compromise on that. This started opening doors as word was getting around about the quality of our quilts.
My younger sister was taken by Cancer, and then we learned that our daughter was unable to have children. With no nieces, nephews, or grandchildren in our future, there would be no more heirloom quilts in our family. But I knew we had to keep helping those loving families with precious little ones by creating quilts made with materials they can’t find anywhere else.
Through it all, we released our first products and the response has been pure love from everyone who sees them.