Minick & Simpson


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Polly and Laurie are sisters that share of the love all things textile.

Laurie is known for the quilts she creates and Polly hooks a rug to match. They have shared and taught their unique folk art style and aesthetic in the United States and in France – occasionally teaching together.  Their fabrics have been rendered in quilting-weight cottons, classic twills and plaids and pure over-dyed wools.  combined all these loves into fabrics that include 100% cotton prints, Classic twills and 100% over-dyed wools.

Polly and Laurie are the authors of several best-selling books – Victory Girls, The Spirit of Sacagawea, American Summer: Seaside Inspired Rugs & Quilts, 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.

They have been also been featured in numerous magazines – national and international – including:  Quiltmania, Country Home, American Patchwork & Quilting, McCall’s Quilting, Victoria, and Architectural Digest.

  • BLOCKHEADS2 - Week 6
    How is the summer treating you so far? Roadtrips? Are you keeping cool?  Since we put in Casablanca fans in most of the big rooms of the house - we have used our air conditioning sparingly. I am not a shill for Casablanca - just a very satisfied customer.  They... Read more »
  • Happy July 4th and BLOCKHEADS2 - week 5
    My problem today is to decide which set of pictures to show you first?  How about some red, white and blue quilts for the 4th of July!I asked for help from Bill to get out the red, white, and blue quilts I had on hand.   It also doesn't include blue... Read more »
  • BLOCKHEADS ROUND 2 - Week 4
    Are you still caught up? I am.  I wonder how long I can keep saying that. This is block 4 with the Bella Solids.This is block 4 with Minick and Simpson scraps. This is how they are looking - all grouped together.It's starting to look really interesting, isn't it?This week's block is... Read more »
  • BLOCKHEADS - Week 3
    Week 3 is going to take it a bit easy on you folks.  The Blockheads 2 quilt needs all kinds of blocks - large, ambitious blocks and ones like this - quiet, easy blocks.  Meet Pennsylvania....I liked it so much, I made it twice!  Above is in Minick and Simpson... Read more »
  • BLOCKHEADS 2 - Week 2
    Have you pulled all your fabrics and scraps to start Blockheads 2?  Have you seen all the amazing week 1  blocks on Instagram and Facebook?  Wow!As usual, I couldn't do it the easy way - I had to make 2 versions.  So far, I've kept up.  Hah.  (It's only week... Read more »
  • I'm A Blockhead!
    No, you're a blockhead!!!......   Am I giving you the classic Charlie Brown put down? Or am I flashing back to a 40 year old Saturday morning tv commerical?  Maybe, but it's really something much more enjoyable.  It's THIS Blockheads....Yes, the folks from Moda Fabrics are doing it again and this... Read more »
  • One Block Challenge
    Good Morning!!My friend Annette asked me to join her One Block Challenge and I'm delighted to!You might have seen the previous One Block Challenges here on her blog.....Betsy Chutchian did the T block recently and I have chosen School Girls Puzzle.I have made the above quilt using our new fabric... Read more »
  • Portsmouth Jelly Roll Winner!
    The winner of the Portsmouth Jelly Roll™ is VickyI will get this right out to you Vicky!!Thank you everyoneLaters,Laurie... Read more »
  • Portsmouth
    I received my sample fabric of Portsmouth a couple of weeks ago.  It is now being shown to shop owners all over the world by the Moda Fabric salesforce.  What this means, is that in September it will be in shops for you!I auditioned lots of pieces with denims, chambrays,... Read more »
  • Our Own Special Pre-Cut
    There are a few people out there like me - the ones that like LOTS of different fabrics in their quilts.  I've made quite a few scrap quilts here that I've shown you.  I have lots of scraps because I cut into lots of yardage during the year.  It's all... Read more »

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