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.

  • Lake Effect
    My Lake Effect quilt is quilted and bound.  It was expertly quilted by Kari Ruedisale - thanks Kari!I wanted to get a picture outside, but the weather wouldn't cooperate.We have the pattern in out Etsy shop HERE.We are also taking reservations on the complete kit HERE.  The kits will ship... Read more »
  • Inventory Update
     Now that we are back from Houston and settling in..... some of our purchases are here.  We have these great  See Your Stuff bags.  4 nested clear bags to store all your projects and sewing notions.  It makes hand work at home or on the road very easy and keeps... Read more »
  • Snowfall Winners!
    Thank you everyone for saying such nice things about SnowfallThe 3 winners are.....Becky SYarnspinner13MoosecraftEmail me at lauriesimpson92@gmail.comI did get some English paper piecing done this weekend.  Maybe by next weekend I'll have Lake Effect all done.Laters,Laurie... Read more »
  • Snowfall
    This is Snowfall - our new collection with Moda Fabrics.  We hope you like it.We are just back from Houston were this was debuted.   Here are some more pics from Houston.This is what Lake Effect will look like shortly.  I have the top and bottom border to still put... Read more »
  • Houston Bound
    My bags are packed and I have a flight out at an obscene hour tomorrow.  I'll be in the convention center before some of my colleagues wake.I'll be posting photos on Instagram during the show - as will just about everyone else I know.  Between all of us, you might... Read more »
  • Cotton Works Winner!
    The winner of the Cotton Works Fat Quarter Bundle is.....Lavendermills.netI'll be sending you this asap!Thank you all for saying such nice things about Cotton Works - and my shoes.Laters,Laurie... Read more »
  • New Arrivals
    This new Moda/Martingale collaboration is now available! I was lucky enough to be included.This is my Stars and Stars quilt. I used foundation paper piecing.  It's not my usual go-to construction, but in small doses (just like this quilt) it really packs a punch. Perfect, sharp pointed stars.  Look what... Read more »
  • Fall
    How can there be only 2 more days of September?I'm writing this on a cool, windy, rainy night. I'm wearing sweat pants, sweatshirt, and socks. Socks, people! It's been a few months since I've worn those.  Someone in the neighborhood is burning logs in their fireplace and the whole neighborhood... Read more »
  • Football, Books, and Shoes
    Hello again.  I'll tell you about the last couple of weeks by going through my photos on my phone. Polly, myself, Jennifer and Steve Keltner  had a nice treat 2 weeks ago. We watched a University of Michigan football game together.  We had spiffy seats. I'll probably never get to... Read more »
  • Early Fall
     I'm ashamed to see how infrequently I have put up a blog post.  Things get in front of it on my daily "to-do" list.  It was summer when I last blogged and now it's early fall.  You know that of course by the kazillion football games that were broadcast this... Read more »
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