The Quiet Quilt was developed to meet the sensory needs of our son who is on the autistic spectrum. He craves deep pressure and we found that a weighted vest or blanket helped him relax. We were not happy with the weighted blankets we found on the market (some were filled with sand or birdseed which posed washing odor and durability issues) so my inventor husband urged me to design my own. After much trial and error and aided by my mom (a talented quilter) the Quiet Quilt became a reality. Our son now settles down happily under his 15 lb. quilt and we all sleep much better.