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.

  • Bluebirds Are Here
    A little Bluebird told me these shipped to me last week and an email from UPS confirms that they will land on my porch tomorrow.  The complete Austin Bluebird Sampler Kits are here!  I just added them to our Etsy store in 2 forms - the kit as you see... Read more »
  • New Starts
    I hope your year is starting out better than ours.  We have been under the weather.  It felt like it would never get better - but it has.  The 6 week bug has now been vanquished.I had a great time with the Capital City Quilt Guild in Lansing Michigan yesterday.... Read more »
  • New Year Update
    Happy New Year to you all.  I hope you are all hale and hearty.  We are still enjoying ourselves here in Ann Arbaugh (heh)This was in the window of Van Boven's Men store when I went in today.  Let's just say it's been a fun week.While waiting for our next... Read more »
  • Excuse Us, We're Feeling a Bit Giddy
    Those of you in or around Michigan know about this.  Some of you sports fans have possibly heard about it.  The rest of you.....please excuse us for just a minute.We're a bit giddy with the excitement.  Those of you who have followed us awhile know that we have posted about... Read more »
  • Year End News
    We hope your holidays are going splendidly.They are for us.  I am finishing up some projects and starting some new ones....I sewed on the binding to this oldie, but goodie - the Blue NantucketIt's now in Polly's studio.  The loveseat expands into guest bed - and it needed an appropriate... Read more »
  • Thank you all for sharing your lovely Holiday memories.  Polly and I loved them all and were pleasantly surprised to hear so many that recalled downtown Hudson's in Detroit.The winner of the Christmas bundle of fabric.....is HiyacinthHiyacinth has already been emailed.  Have a wonderful holiday everyone!Just a little reminder...... For... Read more »
  • Remember?
    Remember coin purses? Remember when most of your financial liquidity was in coins and all your worldly cash was carried in a coin purse? Remember when your daily purchases consisted of candy bars, bubble gum, or comic books? Me too! I had a little nostalgia this week when I made... Read more »
  • Restocked - Refreshed
    Polly and I took a little respite and had some Holiday fun. I'll post a couple of pictures below, but first I want to tell you that we have restocked some hand quilting tools in our Etsy store.We have more hoops, thread kits and Tulip Hiroshima needles.  We also have... Read more »
  • Mrs. Billings is Finished
    That kind of sounds like an Agatha Christie title doesn't it?  It's not.  This title is a bit more joyous than that.I finished sewing the binding onto Mrs. Billings Coverlet last night.  Bill asked me how long it took to make.  It's hard to say.  I started it 2 years... Read more »
  • The L-Tryptophan Aftermath
    A lot of us   cooked a turkey this week. We probably ate some too. (Sorry, all you people on the other side of the world. You might have missed the feast).  These were the herbs I used when I made the stuffing.  Did L-Tryptophan have you drowsy and non-productive?... Read more »
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