LakeHouse was originally established in 1988 as a design studio devoted to licensing product and surface designs to manufacturers in the craft, home textile, gift, stationery & wallpaper industries.
Prior to that it's founder, Holly Holderman enjoyed a successful career in interior architecture and design devoted to small commercial and residential projects with offices in Marin County California and New York City.
Holly has loved quilts for as long as she can remember. She made her first quilt as a teenager and began collecting antique quilts and quilt blocks in her late teens. Her first quilt purchase was a Texas Star, it remains one of her favorites to this day.
Fifteen years after it's inception, LakeHouse the design licensing studio morphed into LakeHouse Dry Goods a textile design, converting & importing business with an emphasis on fabrics for quilting, baby bedding and children's clothing. Since 2012, LakeHouse project patterns patterns for aprons, table runners, lap, wall & bed quilts and the like are being written & published by ItsSewEmma.com. In 2014, Holly also started designing patterns for Cut Loose Press.
Holly's best-selling designs have appeared in numerous magazines like McCall's Quilting, McCall's Quick Quilts, American Patchwork and Quilting, Quilts and More, Fab Shop News, Home Fashion Daily, Country Home, Country Living and Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion.
Twice a year, LakeHouse displays new designs at both the International Quilt Market / Spring and International Quilt Market / Fall. The Sausalito Cottage collection featuring Holly's popular Hydrangeas & Raspberries will be delivered to Independent Quilt Shops worldwide in June 2014.
The LakeHouse Dry Goods fabric line is sold exclusively to Independent Quilt Shops, via its 3 distributors in the United States: Checker of Maumee, Ohio ... EE Schenk of Portland, Oregon ... Needlecraft of Paterson, New Jersey. Internationally LakeHouse fabrics are sold through Quiltex of Canada … Lloyd Curzon of Australia ... Trendy Trims of New Zealand ... Traditional Textile Supplier of Italy ... J. Pujol Maq Conf S.A. of Spain … Kurt Frowein of Germany … Rinske Stevens Designs of the Netherlands … Fischer Freres of Belgium ... Winborne of the United Kingdom … Long Teh Trading of Taiwan … KOHAS of South Korea