Loomed to be Heirloomed, Candlewick and Matelasse woven Bedspreads, Coverlets and Shams by Maine Heritage Weavers. Maine Heritage Weavers are former Bates employees continuing the Bates tradition of style and Quality. Their Candlewick (terry loop) bedspreads like Martha's Choice ( George Washington) are as popular now as they were when introduced over 60 years ago. Matelasse, which means padded or cushioned, is the style of weaving that produces the quilted appearance of bedcovers popular from Colonial times. Queen Elizabeth, Heritage, and Abigail Adams collections are the finest matelasses and are included in the "Loomed to be Heirloomed" collection.