Minick & Simpson

Minick and Simpson

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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.

  • 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 »
  • New Patterns for Grand Traverse Bay
    We hope you are having a relaxing weekend.  There is Opening Day for baseball to look forward to - even though we had a Winter Storm Watch last night. Sigh. There is still snow on the ground, but the roads are fine.  That seems to be the most important thing... Read more »
  • Grand Traverse Bay and Our New Block Of The Month
    We are pleased to announce our latest fabric collection with Moda Fabrics - Grand Traverse Bay.  Grand Traverse Bay was inspired by the colors of that beautiful place on Lake Michigan.The colors are many shades of blue with some gold and light taupes.  We have had a great time creating... Read more »
  • Worldwide Quilting Day
    We hope you are able to take a few stitches today to celebrate Worldwide Quilting Day!!I even tried some garment sewing on St. Patrick's Day - green of course. That's Moda's Mochi Dot Linen in particular.  Don't expect me to be wearing it any time soon.  No fault of the... Read more »
  • Back Home
    Bill and I are back home after an 8 day get-away.  Yes! EIGHT days.  Believe me, that's a long time away for Mr. Bill. We visited the Riverwalk in San Antonio....And headed over to La Grange to see the Texas Quilt MuseumWe visited family and friends.  A little trip to... Read more »
  • Scrap Bin Advocate
    I believe we're getting some Miss Scarlet delivered today.  It won't be showing up in our Etsy store for another week - unfortunately.We are winging our way to someplace warm tomorrow at 6am.   If you place any orders in our shop between now and the rest of the week... Read more »
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