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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.

  • 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 »
  • English Paper Pieced 6 Pointed Star Quilt
    There were some scraps left of Northport prints and wovens after I made my 3 quilts for International Quilt Market.  I decided to make an EPP (English Paper Pieced) quilt with them. The picture isn't very good. I JUST got the border sewn on and since thunderstorms are threatening here -… Read more »
  • 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 »

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