Bates Bedspreads at French's Point

We love catering to the hospitality industry and, dare we say, our fans in the hospitality industry love working with us too.  The design, durability and generous sizing of our...
June 18, 2018 — Administrative Account

Bates at the Maine Innovation Expo 2018

We were recently invited to participate in the Maine Innovation Expo hosted by Museum LA at our original home, the Bates Mill in Lewiston. The expo was a fantastic event...
May 31, 2018 — Administrative Account

Celebrate the Unofficial Start of Summer: 5 Fun Activities for Memorial Day Weekend in Maine

Memorial Day is just around the corner and that means the unofficial start of summer in Maine! The snow is gone (finally!), and we're ready for some fun in the...
May 10, 2018 — Administrative Account

Weaving 101: Handweaving Fun on a Table Loom

Before any of our products can be manufactured and sold, they have to be designed and sampled. This process is incredibly labor intensive, but it's also exciting and rewarding. Our...
April 26, 2018 — Administrative Account

Mother's Day: Made in USA Throws for Every Kind of Mother

Mother's Day is just around the corner (Sunday, May 13th)! Whether your Mom loves a classic design that reminds her of her childhood or a more modern design that fits in...
April 17, 2018 — Administrative Account

Spring & Summer's Favorite Bedding: Cotton Bedding

It's that time of the year when the temperatures start to warm, and we're looking for ways to stay cool and comfortable through the night. While winter loves wool, everyone...
April 05, 2018 — Administrative Account

5 Tips to Prep Your House for Spring

Spring is officially upon us and we are very excited for the weather to start warming up and for the buds to begin blooming.  After a long winter stuck inside,...
March 20, 2018 — Administrative Account

Coverlet versus Quilt: What's the Difference?

We get lots of questions from customers about the difference between our woven coverlets and traditional quilts. In this blog post, we're going to explore the differences between these two popular bedding options and...
February 19, 2018 — Administrative Account

How to Pair Colors and Textures to Make Your Bedroom Yours

When decorating a bedroom, it’s important to keep the purpose of the space in mind - it’s a place to sleep.  It’s also important, however, to decorate the room in...
January 16, 2018 — Administrative Account

3 Fun Christmas Traditions & Where They Came From

With just days to go until Christmas, we thought it'd be fun to learn more about where some of our favorite traditions come from. From the stockings on the fireplace...
December 22, 2017 — Administrative Account

'Tis the Season: 5 Clever Ways to Give Gift Cards

Gift cards are a funny thing.  People love receiving them, but as the gift-giver,  they can leave you feeling a bit lackluster, like you did not put in enough effort...
December 13, 2017 — Administrative Account

'Tis the Season! 7 Maine Traditions to Kindle the Holiday Spirit

The days may be colder and the nights may be longer, but this is one of the brightest times of the year in Maine.  We're experienced in combating a 4:00PM sunset,...
December 02, 2017 — Administrative Account