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.

  • Spring Quilt Market
    I'm packing today for a flight tomorrow to Kansas City.  There will be friends to see, BBQ to eat, and lots and lots of quilts and fabrics.  Even for an introvert like me, these trips are looked forward to. These quilts made with Northport will be on hand....Seaside Leo6 Mini's from… Read more »
  • BLOCKHEADS 2 - Finished!
    The quilting was done by Maggi Honeyman. Thanks, Maggi!  And in other news, Leo is finished also!Laters,Laurie Read more »
  • BLOCKHEADS 2 - Week 52!!!
    We are down to the last block.  It is certainly not least......It is courtesy of Corey Yoder and you can get the directions HERECheck back next week for the finished quilt.   The Good Boy Quilt Pattern is here!  Thanks to Quiltmania for getting this baby produced and printed. It has full size… Read more »
  • BLOCKHEADS 2 - Week 51
    This week's block is courtesy of Lisa Bongean and you can get the pattern HERE.Only 1 more block to go!  I just got my quilt back from Maggi and I'm sewing on the binding - all getting ready for the big reveal!The quilting on the Leo quilt is going swimmingly. … Read more »
  • BLOCKHEADS 2 - Week 50
    It's a classic for a reason. The Vintage block! (or Broken Dishes). This week's block is brought to you by Sherri McConnell and you can find it HERE.  It's the perfect block to use up scraps, and you know how I love that.What else is going on here? I tried… Read more »
  • 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 »

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