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.


  • Another Thursday Update

    I can't believe it's been a whole week since I checked in.  Mea Culpa.A lot has happened for you to catch up on.  The vending at the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild went splendidly.  It was fun seeing a lot of you - especially the ones who crashed the booth... Read more »

  • Thursday Announcements

    Pay Attention! There is lots of info here.  :)First of all, let's post a better picture of Polly, her family, and her lovely rug from last week's celebration.From left to right - they are John Minick, Jim Minick, Polly, Tom Minick and Jeff Minick. This is what I have been... Read more »

  • Family Celebration

    Summer is a good time for family celebrations, isn't it? Bill and I ventured out on a road trip last week.  We meandered through Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas.  There was even time to stop at a couple of quilt shops on the way. It isn't a real road... Read more »

  • Tulip Hiroshima Needles

    As we promised earlier this year, we are stocking some hand quilting tools in our Etsy store.The hoops were a huge hit and we hope to have them back in stock shortly.We also just got in the Tulip Hiroshima needles.  They make them for many forms of hand work -... Read more »

  • Quilts of Honor

    I had a wonderful treat this weekend.  I was asked by the folks at Quilts of Honor - Melissa Guzman, Angie, and her husband Dave - to accompany them to Progressive Field in Cleveland to present quilts to the 2 ballplayers there nominated for the Bob Feller Act of Valor... Read more »

  • July 4th

    Pledge Rug by Polly MinickLots of quilts at Polly's houseHurrah!Happy 4th Everyone! Stay cool, stay safe. I read a disturbing item online this week that said most pets that run away - this is the week it happens.  The travel and the fireworks disorient and scare them.  I know Gibby hates... Read more »

  • Lexington and Crazy For Red Winners

    I'm boxing up fabric right and left.  The winner of the Lexington Fat Quarter Bundle is….ElaineThe winners of the Crazy For Red Scraps are…Cindy PMarthaLaurelI've emailed Elaine and Martha, but Cindy P and Laurel, please contact me HERE and I'll get your boxes out to you,The UPS guy has worn... Read more »

  • Bad Photos

    We are becoming famous in the quilt blog world for something that that is increasingly hard to find……bad photos.And with no delay, here are some more.  (Even Gibby complained about his unflattering picture on the last post. I have lots of excuses. First is that I'm a lousy photographer. Second... Read more »

  • Sunday Update

    While some of us are having a slow, lazy Sunday…...Gibby hogging the ottomanI am plugging away at some chores.  First off, I want to thank all the ladies at the Genesee Star Quilt Guild for a exciting lecture and trunk show.  What a great afternoon, ladies! Second of all I want... Read more »

  • New York

    I'm just a bit late for this Flag Day picture, but here it is.  I was actually in New York on flag day.  The city was beautiful.  I was in town to do a lecture trunk show and a class for the Empire Quilt Guild. I had a great time... Read more »

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