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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.

  • Catching Up
    It's kind of embarrassing to see how long it was since I last posted.  Things are well here, and there is a bit to catch up on.For the past several months, my evenings have usually been spent on hand quilting a whole cloth quilt. Hand piecers (and especially hand quilters)… Read more »
  • Houston International Quilt Market - 2019
    I'm packing my bags right after I post this.  It's always so fun to get to Quilt Market and see fabric and PEOPLE.  This is what I'm showing....... Mackinac Island.  It won't be long before it's in shops - January 2020.Mackinac Island is one of my favorite places - and… Read more »
  • Northport is HERE!
    Northport fabric is in shops now - or in my case...... will be here on Friday.  I hope to spend all weekend cutting into it.There will be a few kits of Leo to send out...... we have them here if you are interested.Leo is actually quite easily pieced. The 4… Read more »
  • Taking RESERVATIONS for the Derby House Block of the Month
    Starting today - we are taking RESERVATIONS for the Derby House Block of the MonthDerby House is a 10 month block of the month that will start in December of 2019 and run for 10 months until September 2020.Derby House is made with Mackinac Island prints and Northport woven fabrics… Read more »
  • A Peak at Our New Collection - Mackinac Island
    It's been too long, folks.  I'm sorry for being tardy.  Things have happened and I'll show you all the news.  First of all, my pal Leigh Ann and I collaborated on making a purse.  I was admiring boro bags online and thought (with the help of Leigh Ann) we could make… Read more »
  • Charm Swap - Me and My Sister
    Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister designed this great little quilt using Northport!  I love it!  Thanks, gals.Make sure to head on over to their blog for the free download patternWhat other things are happening over here........... a small vacation is planned (very small - 3 days).  Beach… Read more »
  • Charm Swap Day
    Today is Charm Swap Day here at Minick and Simpson.  A while ago a few Moda Fabric designers swapped Charm Packs™ and made a mini quilt.  The challenge was to use fabric that is a bit different than we usually use - and add up to 1 1/2 yards to… Read more »
  • 4th of July Celebration
    Hope you all have a great summer spectacular celebration.  We will be laying low as I travel the next day.  I'm going to celebrate by showing my gratitude.This quilt is quilted now - by Maggi Honeyman.  I have offered this quilt for auction on my Instagram page. (if you cannot get… Read more »
  • Charm Swap
    There has been a plan brewing between myself and 5 other Moda Designers.We have some fun planned.  Every wednesday for the next 6 weeks.  What is it, you ask?  Well, we all swapped charm packs and made quilts using each others fabrics. Today, we start it off with Lynne at Kansas… Read more »
  • Sewline
    In my last post I showed you the top I pieced in the English Paper Pieced style.  EPP, as it is commonly known, is made easier with a few handy tools.Sewline makes quite a few of them......... this is an item available from them - The Quilter's Starter Kit.  Included in… Read more »

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