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.

  • Latest News
    We've had a bit of drama here.....That is mail burning. Probably some of mine.  Whoops.  Hope the electric company doesn't turn off the power because the bill is late.We had some fun....Gibby had oodles of fun meeting and playing with his French cousins - William, Sophie, and Julia.I'm trying to... Read more »
  • Cotton Works Layer Cake™ Winners
    Thanks everyone!The winners are:Linda - (msstitcher)  and KathiquiltsLinda has been emailed and - Kathiquilts - please contact me at lauriesimpson92@gmail.comSome of you were wondering about hooking with this.  Polly has hooked this chicken with the new Cotton Works fabrics.The chicken uses 2 of the black and greys from Cotton Works.... Read more »
  • Introducing Cotton Works
    It's always fun to introduce you to our new fabric collections.  This one is just a bit different, so it super fun.This is Cotton Works!  Cotton works looks like wool, it feels like wool, it stitches like wool, but it's 100% cotton.It's perfect for all your stitchery projects, quilts, and... Read more »
  • Time
    How did the time get away from me.  My last post for Memorial Day weekend and now the 4th of July weekend is creeping up on us.  Life keeps on lifing and all is good here.  Polly and I took a trip to Nebraska and I'm been stitching away every... Read more »
  • Decoration Day
    Does anyone still use that term for Memorial Day anymore? That was what our parents called the end of May holiday.  The internet told me that Decoration Day was the first name of the holiday after the Civil War.  Our parents aren't quite that old - but their parents and... Read more »
  • Post Market Wrap Up and Winners!!!!
    We're back. We're tired, and we're happy. The big plans I have every year of taking more pictures is still unfulfilled, but I did manage a few.  You only get a few chances to walk around and explore.  Most of the time is spent in your booth talking to customers... Read more »
  • We're Going to A Convention!
    Polly and I are packing right now to go to a convention.....Nope, not this kind of convention.We're going here....The Salt Lake City Convention Center.  We'll be running into all sorts of friends and compadres.  Business will be done, but lots of laughing will be done too. International Quilt Market - Spring... Read more »
  • Bolt End Sale
    This is just giving you a head's up on our sale in our Etsy store.  We are expecting lots of bolts of fabric for our upcoming Portage Lake Block of the Month.  I need to make room, so I have partial bolts of many fabrics that were used in previous... Read more »
  • The Airing Of The Quilts
    All the quilts are back from the long arm quilter and they developed some creases being boxed up and shipped.  It was a gorgeous day today and I realized you haven't seen many of these close up - in their natural habitat.  This is Martin Place.  This is a large,... Read more »
  • Worst Vacation Ever - Or, How My Suitcase Went To Paris and I Didn't
    This is what we were hoping for.......Instead the entire extent of our trip to Paris consisted of my suitcase sitting in a room like this for a day.First of all, before I tell this tale, let me say I AM FINE.  Perfectly physically healthy, but possibly mentally deranged.Polly and I... Read more »
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