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.

Minick and Simpson introduced their newest collection, Lexington, at Quilt Market this Spring. The collection contains 40 prints in beautiful indigo blues and golden neutrals. In stores August 2014.

  • Autumn

    It's finally Fall here in Michigan.  The calendar says it won't be here until next week, but believe me, it's here.  The windows are mostly closed and someone has even threatened to turn on the furnace. Bah, humbug to that. They were told just to grab another quilt.  It's way... Read more »

  • Moda Love Blog Tour Winners!

    Thanks for stopping by our blog - and all of our colleague's blogs to comment out Moda Love!I'll tell you who won the the Lexington Jelly Roll™ and the Lexington Layer Cake™, but first, let's see what I made with Lexington….. All lined up on the clothes line are Biddy's Quilt,... Read more »

  • Moda Love Blog Tour

     Today is our day on the Moda Love Blog Tour…..Can you stand it?  You folks don't know how close you came to missing this stop along the tour.  We had a storm Friday and we lost power.  The prediction was we wouldn't get power back until Tuesday or Wednesday.  Fate... Read more »

  • Moda Love

    Before you head out for all you weekend fun - make sure to stop by the 3 stops today along the Moda Love Blog Tour..Basic GreyFig Tree  Pat SloanCome back here on Monday when we get our chance.Another little news item….. I'm on Instagram now.  Yes.  Peer pressure works.  You... Read more »

  • This Will Take Awhile

    Oh, we certainly have a lot to catch up on.First of all, a little about my vintage sewing suitcase.  Uh, NOT such a good idea.  On the flight there, I checked it and when I picked it up off the carousel - it was tagged by security.  It got a... Read more »

  • Another Wednesday…..

    What has happened this week?  Well, we've eaten a lot of tomatoes, we survived the garage sale, and I'm writing and proofreading patterns.  I'm also packing for a sweet little trip.  Here is my "sewing suitcase".I have my favorite pin cushion, some prescription glasses for close-up work, several bags of... Read more »

  • Work In Progress Wednesday

    Because our fabric collections came out in a slightly altered schedule this year, I have had some time to work on a personal quilt.  I'm still waiting on a couple quilts to come back from Kari that I will bind for Quilt Market, but this is what I have been... Read more »

  • Zip Code

    Zip Code is finished, washed, and just about dry……..  It was fun.  I used straight lines marked with a hera marker on the house blocks and then quilted a large cable in all the sashings.  If I've never said this before - marking a quilt that is mostly solid fabric... Read more »

  • Lexington Has Landed!

    For all of you who have held on to pre-cuts and patterns - the yardage for Lexington should all be in your favorite shops by today.  It started landing last week and it should all be in it's final destination by now. We had a question on the last blog... Read more »

  • Basics Of Rug Hooking

    Look at what finally is here….. Polly's new book… We have it in our Etsy store.  Polly's book is 126 pages (in both English and French) of lessons on how to start rug hooking.  There are 11 projects, lots of great photos, and a DVD with demonstrations by Polly.  If... Read more »

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