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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.

  • BLOCKHEADS 2 - Week 48
    We are at week 48, people! Almost to the finish line.  I have assembled my top and it is being quilted by Maggi right now.  I'll be able to show you my finished quilt when we show the last block!Oh, I have a lot to show you this week.  This is my… Read more »
  • BLOCKHEADS 2 - Week 47
    It's week 47 of Blockheads 2 and this block is brought to you by Jan Patek and you can find the directions HERE.What is going on here is..... lots of top secret sewing.  You know what that means - we're getting ready to introduce a new fabric collection at the… Read more »
  • BLOCKHEADS 2 Week 46
    This week's block is brought to you by Stacy Iest Hsu and the directions are  HEREAs you can guess, this block is now sewn into the complete top.  I worked ahead just a bit and I couldn't wait.  I'll have it back from the quilter and ready to show you once… Read more »
  • BLOCKHEADS 2 - Week 45
    This week's block is brought to you by Betsy Chutchian and it's a winner!  You can get the directions HERE. I hope to start putting all these blocks together this weekend. Hope to, because things here just got real with finalizing new patterns and getting new fabric shipped from the… Read more »
  • BLOCKHEADS 2 - Week 44
    Sorry about last week's non-post. I just did an iOS update and the photos were not cooperating.  I think everything is fine now.  Here is Blockhead 2 - block number 44Here she is before she got her haircut.  This week's block is brought to you by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella… Read more »
  • BLOCKHEADS 2 - Week 42
    It's week 42 and this block is brought to you by Carrie Nelson. You can find the directions HERE.The countdown has begun..... only 10 more blocks!I'm writing this post Tuesday evening and I will post it early Wednesday morning.  I have to go out and about today - and I… Read more »
  • BLOCKHEADS 2 - Week 41
    This week's block is brought to you courtesy of Me And My Sister.  You can find the instructions HERE Like quite a bit of the country, we got snow this weekend. And frigid temperatures too.  Sadly, today we are getting rain.  Maybe I'm in the minority, but I'd rather have snow… Read more »
  • BLOCKHEADS 2 - Week 40
    It's week 40 people! we have quite a pile of blocks with only a few more to go!  This week's block is courtesy of Lynne of Kansas Troubles. You can find the directions HERE.  This little cutie finishes at 6" square.What else has been going on here? Well, I've been… Read more »
  • Blockheads 2 - Week 39
    We are at week 39 - and this big girl block is brought to you by Corey Yoder. You can find the directions HERE.  At 24" square she takes up some acreage. It was a delight to make and I'm starting to get antsy, wanting to sew all my blocks… Read more »
  • BLOCKHEADS 2 - Week 38
     This week's block is brought to you by Lisa Bongean. You can find her instructions HERE.Things here are unexciting, but productive. The Christmas tree is down and put away for another year and I'm knee deep in paper work getting the taxes ready for the CPA.  Inventory is next. Whoo-hoo!Gibby… Read more »

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