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Our Story

It all started in 1989, in Vancouver, Canada. Inspiration struck when our founders, Howard and Jixin, came across a simple, yet exceptional product: a well-made and well-priced duvet. In 1992, they opened their first two stores as ‘Quilts Etc’ in Clearbrook and Nanaimo, BC.

Almost 30 years later, QE Home has evolved from a small family business into a Canadian household name. Though we’ve done some growing up, we’ve stayed true to our roots, putting family, comfort, and our communities first. Today, we have over 70 stores across the country, from Vancouver Island to the tip of Newfoundland.

Whatever your style and however you sleep, our team of in-house designers and experts are dedicated to creating products you’ll love — using sustainable, high-quality materials you can feel great about.

From day one, we’ve kept accessibility top of mind. By working directly with manufacturers, we’re able to offer the best, most trusted materials, at prices that will help you sleep easy.

No middle-man, no markups, just quality linens.

Jixin and Howard, founders of QE Home

Our Story

It all started in 1989, in Vancouver, Canada. Inspiration struck when our founders, Howard and Jixin, came across a simple, yet exceptional product: a well-made and well-priced duvet. In 1992, they opened their first two stores as ‘Quilts Etc’ in Clearbrook and Nanaimo, BC.

Almost 30 years later, QE Home has evolved from a small family business into a Canadian household name. Though we’ve done some growing up, we’ve stayed true to our roots, putting family, comfort, and our communities first. Today, we have over 70 stores across the country, from Vancouver Island to the tip of Newfoundland.

Whatever your style and however you sleep, our team of in-house designers and experts are dedicated to creating products you’ll love — using sustainable, high-quality materials you can feel great about.

From day one, we’ve kept accessibility top of mind. By working directly with manufacturers, we’re able to offer the best, most trusted materials, at prices that will help you sleep easy.

No middle-man,
no markups,
just quality linens.

Jixin and Howard, founders of QE Home
Sicily Bedding Collection

Our Goal

Comfort starts at home.

It starts when you wake up in the morning, rested and rejuvenated. Cocooned in soft linens, wrapped in a warm, cloud-like duvet — there’s no better way to greet the day.

In many ways, your bedroom is the most personal space in your home. It’s a space just for you, sometimes shared, but always intimate. It should feel just like you, from the colours and textures to the knickknacks and picture frames.

At QE Home, our goal is to help you create a space that celebrates your unique take on the world — that makes you feel both comfortable and at home. How do we do it? By designing beautiful, high-quality bedding and unique accessories, in styles to suit every taste and prices to suit every budget!

Our Goal

Comfort starts at home.

It starts when you wake up in the morning, rested and rejuvenated. Cocooned in soft linens, wrapped in a warm, cloud-like duvet — there’s no better way to greet the day.

In many ways, your bedroom is the most personal space in your home. It’s a space just for you, sometimes shared, but always intimate. It should feel just like you, from the colours and textures to the knickknacks and picture frames.

At QE Home, our goal is to help you create a space that celebrates your unique take on the world — that makes you feel both comfortable and at home. How do we do it? By designing beautiful, high-quality bedding and unique accessories, in styles to suit every taste and prices to suit every budget!

Sicily Bedding Collection

Our Evolution

Howard and Jixin meet at Simon Fraser University. They decide to build a business together. They try out various products before coming across one they feel passionate about: a simple, comfortable duvet.

The digital boom is in full swing, and we get our very first website!

We bring in our first line of eco-friendly textiles, made of ultra-soft, natural bamboo fibres.

We begin building out our in-house design team and creating whole new lines of bedding every season.

We face a year unlike any other. To succeed, we focus on offering new services to our customers with safety in mind, like same day pick up.

Howard and Jixin come up with the name 'Quilts Etc' and open their first two stores in Clearbrook and Nanaimo, BC. Through cobbled together with second-hand fixtures and holding little product, Quilts Etc draws a crowd. Our founders are on the right track.

The early 90s were a time of rapid growth. Now, the family business spans the nation, with stores in Calgary, Alberta to Mississauga, Ontario.

Thinking ahead, we launch version one of our e-commerce site. For the first time ever, our products are available for purchase online!

We rebrand! Quilts Etc becomes QE Home. "QE" as a nod to our past. "Home" to better represent the variety of products we offer and carry us into the future.

We bring in our first line of eco-friendly textiles, made of ultra-soft, natural bamboo fibres.

“As a child, I used to spend time in our stores with my dad. What I remember most was the way we made people feel. The joy when guests walked out of our store with fresh linens, and the gratitude people expressed for the comfort we provided. The way I see it, QE Home doesn’t just provide bedding. We provide well-being, delight, and memories for Canadians of all ages and generations.
 
— Christina Xu, VP and Brand Manager

Our Evolution

Howard and Jixin meet at Simon Fraser University. They decide to build a business together. They try out various products before coming across one they feel passionate about: a simple, comfortable duvet.

Howard and Jixin come up with the name 'Quilts Etc' and open their first two stores in Clearbrook and Nanaimo, BC. Through cobbled together with second-hand fixtures and holding little product, Quilts Etc draws a crowd. Our founders are on the right track.

The digital boom is in full swing, and we get our very first website!

The early 90s were a time of rapid growth. Now, the family business spans the nation, with stores in Calgary, Alberta to Mississauga, Ontario.

We bring in our first line of eco-friendly textiles, made of ultra-soft, natural bamboo fibres.

Thinking ahead, we launch version one of our e-commerce site. For the first time ever, our products are available for purchase online!

We begin building out our in-house design team and creating whole new lines of bedding every season.

We rebrand! Quilts Etc becomes QE Home. "QE" as a nod to our past. "Home" to better represent the variety of products we offer and carry us into the future.

We face a year unlike any other. To succeed, we focus on offering new services to our customers with safety in mind, like same day pick up.

We bring in our first line of eco-friendly textiles, made of ultra-soft, natural bamboo fibres.

“As a child, I used to spend time in our stores with my dad. What I remember most was the way we made people feel. The joy when guests walked out of our store with fresh linens, and the gratitude people expressed for the comfort we provided. The way I see it, QE Home doesn’t just provide bedding. We provide well-being, delight, and memories for Canadians of all ages and generations.
 
— Christina Xu, VP and Brand Manager

Our Approach

Expertise

We’re almost 30 years old! That’s 30 years specializing in bedding, perfecting comfort, and innovating to improve your sleep.

Fashion

It’s no secret, our designers have great taste. They travel around the globe to cultivate a keen sense of style and bring home the latest fashions.

Craftsmanship

No detail is too small. No technique too new. From sourcing sustainable fabrics to testing the latest textile technology, craftsmanship is at our core.

Service

Shopping should be simple and enjoyable. We do our utmost to make it so. Our teams are here to help — in-stores, by phone, online chat, or virtual consultation!

Our Approach

Expertise

We’re almost 30 years old! That’s 30 years specializing in bedding, perfecting comfort, and innovating to improve your sleep.

Fashion

It’s no secret, our designers have great taste. They travel around the globe to cultivate a keen sense of style and bring home the latest fashions.

Craftsmanship

No detail is too small. No technique too new. From sourcing sustainable, high-quality fabrics to testing the latest textile technology, craftsmanship is at our core.

Service

Shopping should be simple and enjoyable. We do our utmost to make it so. Our teams are here to help — in-stores, by phone, online chat, or virtual consultation!

Our Core Products

Signature Bedding

Designed in-house in Vancouver, BC. Every season, discover beautiful new collections in the latest palettes, fabrics, and styles.

SHOP BEDDING ▸

Alder Bedding Collection
Bamboo Cotton Sheet Set in Orchid

Luxury Sheets

Bamboo Cotton | BeechBliss | Eucalyptus Luxe

Sustainable and so soft, you’ll never go back. Upgrade to luxury sheets woven with a rich, lustrous finish and a silky hand-feel.

SHOP SHEETS ▸

Top-Performing Duvets

Fabricated with certified responsible materials. Explore our lineup of top-performing duvets with thoughtful touches, like anchor loops to secure a duvet cover.

SHOP DUVETS ▸

Luxe Duvets

Our Core Products

Signature Bedding

Designed in-house in Vancouver, BC. Every season, discover beautiful new collections in the latest palettes, fabrics, and styles.

SHOP BEDDING ▸

Alder Bedding Collection

Luxury Sheets

Bamboo Cotton | BeechBliss | Eucalyptus Luxe

Sustainable and so soft, you’ll never go back. Upgrade to luxury sheets woven with a rich, lustrous finish and a silky hand-feel.

SHOP SHEETS ▸

Bamboo Cotton Sheet Set in Orchid

Top-Performing Duvets

Fabricated with certified responsible materials. Explore our lineup of top-performing duvets with thoughtful touches, like anchor loops to secure a duvet cover.

SHOP DUVETS ▸

Luxe Duvets

Our Certifications

Look for this Downmark® logo on our down duvets! And rest easy knowing they’re finished in Canada with genuine, high-quality down.

The majority of our products are OEKO-TEX® Certified! That means they’re free of any harmful substances and safe for your home.

Many of our sheets and duvet covers are made with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. That’s short for “Global Organic Textile Standard”!

We care about animal welfare. The Responsible Down Standard verifies we follow best practices and our products contain only certified responsible materials.

Our Certifications

Look for this Downmark® logo on our down duvets! And rest easy knowing they’re finished in Canada with genuine, high-quality down.

The majority of our products are OEKO-TEX® Certified! That means they’re free of any harmful substances and safe for your home.

Many of our sheets and duvet covers are made with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. That’s short for “Global Organic Textile Standard”!

We care about animal welfare. The Responsible Down Standard verifies we follow best practices and our products contain only certified responsible materials.

Woman sleeping in Charity Bedding Collection with text overlay “We sleep better when you do”.
Woman sleeping in Charity Bedding Collection with text overlay “We sleep better when you do”.