Minick & Simpson

Polly and Laurie are sisters that share of the love all things textile. They are the authors of “Folk Art Friends; Hooked Rugs and Coordinating Quilts”; “Everyday Folk Art; Hooked Rugs and Quilts to Make”; Modern Primitive Quilts: Redefining Country Style,” and “Americana Rugs”. Laurie is known for the quilts she creates and Polly hooks a rug to match. They have both been featured in various magazines including Country Home, American Patchwork & Quilting, McCall’s Quilting, Victoria, and Architectural Digest. They have combined all these loves into fabrics that include 100% cotton prints, Classic twills and 100% over-dyed wools. Polly and Laurie travel and teach together occasionally.

Minick and Simpson introduced their newest collection, Lexington, at Quilt Market this Spring. The collection contains 40 prints in beautiful indigo blues and golden neutrals. In stores August 2014.

  • Remember?

    Remember coin purses? Remember when most of your financial liquidity was in coins and all your worldly cash was carried in a coin purse? Remember when your daily purchases consisted of candy bars, bubble gum, or comic books? Me too! I had a little nostalgia this week when I made... Read more »

  • Restocked - Refreshed

    Polly and I took a little respite and had some Holiday fun. I'll post a couple of pictures below, but first I want to tell you that we have restocked some hand quilting tools in our Etsy store.We have more hoops, thread kits and Tulip Hiroshima needles.  We also have... Read more »

  • Mrs. Billings is Finished

    That kind of sounds like an Agatha Christie title doesn't it?  It's not.  This title is a bit more joyous than that.I finished sewing the binding onto Mrs. Billings Coverlet last night.  Bill asked me how long it took to make.  It's hard to say.  I started it 2 years... Read more »

  • The L-Tryptophan Aftermath

    A lot of us   cooked a turkey this week. We probably ate some too. (Sorry, all you people on the other side of the world. You might have missed the feast).  These were the herbs I used when I made the stuffing.  Did L-Tryptophan have you drowsy and non-productive?... Read more »

  • Pre-Holiday Prep

    Like most of you, this week has been spent doing many, many things.  I've been prepping for the big feast - and catching up on projects.   I made some pinwheels for a surprise future project.I cut lots of fabric for our Austin Bluebird Sampler Block of The Month.  I will... Read more »

  • A Few WIP's For Wednesday

    It's seems like bad form to keep apologizing every time I make a blog post, but I'm doing it again.  It has been too long.There has been a lot of catching up on projects, planning new ones, and basically just getting all my ducks in a row...My drafting table has... Read more »

  • Because Of The Brave

    Debbie is the winner of the Because Of The Brave Fat Eighth Bundle. Debbie said  "I am planning on making a quilt for my son to mark his retirement from the Army and his 20 years of service. Thanks for the opportunity."  Debbie has already been emailed.  Thanks everyone!I hope all... Read more »

  • It's A Cold and Windy Day

    Bill is at hockey all day and I'm done with my grocery shopping.  I'm IN for the day.  Just me, some Miss Marple videos and these...I'm going to try something new for dinner.  Something that Bill wouldn't like.  I hope it's better than the last dinner I made.  It was... Read more »

  • No Wonder It's Cold - It's November

    The trip to the Farmer's Market this morning required a coat. I should have had gloves too.  It's a beautiful, sunny, brisk day - the 1st of November.  My basket was filled with apple cider and acorn squash.  Tomorrow we will have stuffed squash for dinner.It's time to announce who... Read more »

  • The Speedy Version of Quilt Market

    We're Back! It was fun, it was dramatic, and no permanent physical damage occurred. What else could you ask for?Remember how I said I would take pictures? You can imagine how that went.  If I wasn't too busy to take pictures, I was too exhausted. Or laughing too hard.  It... Read more »

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