Minick & Simpson

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.

  • Technology is King
    This is our great grandmother Polly. She epitomizes my mood.  It isn't a good mood.  There have been some challenges that I haven't quite taken in stride.  We had our 7th power outage of the summer yesterday.  Right now it is working (hence the blog post).  These power outages are... Read more »
  • 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 »

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