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.

  • 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 »
  • Voyage Avril
    We have worked hard with sewing deadlines and proof-reading deadlines to fit in a little fun.Polly and I are going on a little trip....Any guess to where me might go?We will be gone until May.  Our Etsy store is still open, but items won't be shipped until May 1st.For those... Read more »
  • Frivol Winner
    Woo Hoo!  We have a winner of the Minick and Simpson Frivol™The winner is Jill and she has been contacted  Thanks all for participating.Laters,Laurie... Read more »
  • Frivol Friday!
    You know about Frivols™ right? Those adorable little boxes of awesome?  We were so happy to be the second one issuedBeside having a quilt kit inside - this is ours.....The kit is it's own little pre-cut - larger than a Charm Pack™, but smaller than a Layer Cake™. There are... Read more »
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