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.

  • All In A Row Winner and More!
    Thank you for following along on our little blog hop!We had great fun and I'm happy to announce the winner of the All In A Row Again book AND my flower rowThe winner is GLENDA MCCARTHY.  Email me here at, Glenda and I will get your gifts right out... Read more »
  • All In A Row Again!
    It was such a hit the first time - here it is for an encore!  All your favorite Moda Designers are back with another Row experience.  23 more rows to mix and match with all your favorites from the first book.  Can you guess which one is mine?(as if my... Read more »
  • Pincushions and Such
    There is another week to go in our 12 Contests.  (Each month a Moda Designer holds a contest and this is our month - with pincushions!). Make a pincushion - any pincushion - out of Minick and Simpson fabric and post on Instagram with the #12contestsminickandsimpson and you could win.  We... Read more »
  • 12 Contests!
    September 5th is the starting date of the next 12 Contests! from Moda Fabrics and it just so happens to be OUR contest month!The rules are byzantine and confusing. Kidding!!! They are extremely simple. Extremely simple rules for extremely simple fabric designers.  The only rule is that you make a... Read more »
  • Polly's Rugs and New Ann's Arbor Quilt Kits!
      Above are pictures (taken inexpertly from a screenshot on my iphone) of Polly's rugs last week at the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum and Nantucket Antiques Depot.  I wish I had better pictures, but this is what I have. It was a grand time and Nantucket in August is absolutely lovely.We... Read more »
  • Ahoy!
    Polly and I are back from a delightful trip to one of the loveliest places on earth. Nantucket.  I have some very meager photos, but it was kind of a working vacation and I missed some great pictures.This is just an average house on an average street (across from our... Read more »
  • Summer Travels
    The SUV is being packed as I type this.  8 suitcases, 3 storage bins, 1 sewing bag, a new audiobook, and 2 humans will set off tomorrow morning for Delaware.  I am going to teach and lecture at the Ocean Waves Quilt Guild Show.  My friday class is sold out... Read more »
  • Happy 4th!
    We aren't there yet, but Polly and I will be in mid August.  The weekend of the 11th to be exact. There will be a book signing and show of some quilts and rugs.  We'll have more specific details closer to the event.  If you're in the area, stop by... Read more »
  • Sunday Update
    Good Morning! Summer has started here quickly and we will experience steamy weather this week.  We hope your fridge is stocked with popsicles and you are keeping cool. Our local farmer's market is in full swing and we will be eating lots of salads for the next few months.  This... Read more »
  • Memorial Day and More
     In honor of Memorial Day I put some of my flag quilts out on the line to photograph.  This isn't all of them, but it's what I could get my hands on today.  This is Victory Girls - a Baltimore Album folk style quilt in honor of American women during... Read more »
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