Minick & Simpson


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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.

  • Sunday Update
    Good Morning! Summer has started here quickly and we will experience steamy weather this week.  We hope your fridge is stocked with popsicles and you are keeping cool. Our local farmer's market is in full swing and we will be eating lots of salads for the next few months.  This... Read more »
  • Memorial Day and More
     In honor of Memorial Day I put some of my flag quilts out on the line to photograph.  This isn't all of them, but it's what I could get my hands on today.  This is Victory Girls - a Baltimore Album folk style quilt in honor of American women during... Read more »
  • New Patterns are Here
     We now have our new patterns featuring the Ann's Arbor fabric collection in our Etsy shop.  This one is Lady of Lake Superior (you know, Lady of the Lake pattern with the added "Superior" because we like to use Michigan names).  It makes a happy quilt.  These Ann's Arbor quilts... Read more »
  • Snowfall in April
    Yes, it's April and the flowering trees are showing their stuff.  This is a dogwood that we planted last summer when it had a few green leaves.  We were pleasantly surprised to see the pink blossoms emerge.  I'm hoping that the sparseness on the bottom is just because it's a... Read more »
  • Winners of The Blue and White Book Raffle!
    We have heard that the books are on their way from the warehouse to here, and other book loving places.  If you have purchased a Pre-Order - you were entered into a raffle for a quilt or a hooked rug.  Well, the winner of the quilt is....Leslie BergesonThe winner of... Read more »
  • Winner of Lucky Charm Quilts
    The winner of the Lucky Charm Quilts book by the Moda All-Stars is...Lori from Notforgotten FarmLori, I'll get this out to you asap.Thank you all for participating.Laters,Laurie... Read more »
  • Lucky Charm Quilts
     I was honored to be selected to be one of the Moda All-Stars to participate in this new book.    Inside you will find 17 different quilts that use either 1 Charm Pack™, 2 Charm Packs™, or 3 Charm Packs™.  Because I always look for the easy way out -... Read more »
  • Winners of Ann's Arbor Fabric Scraps
    The weather didn't cooperate too much for my traditional "clothesline" shot of the new quilts. I have 2 boxes of Ann's Arbor scraps to go out to winners -Michelle and Vicky(yes, Vicky - who I believe has entered every contest I have ever offered and has finally won)Michelle - email me... Read more »
  • Ann's Arbor
    Our new fabric collection, Ann's Arbor is being shown to shop owners right now and will be delivered to your favorite Quilt Shop in August 2017.  Here is my stash to make lots of new quilts!It is our expected Red, White and Blue with an added sunny yellow.  It is... Read more »
  • Florida Book Signing
    The book launch is getting closer.  You can order the book pre-sale in out Etsy shop.  The book will be autographed and each pre-purchase will be eligible for a raffle ticket for a quilt or a rug made by Polly and I.If by chance you are in South Florida (or... Read more »
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