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.

  • One Block Challenge
    Good Morning!!My friend Annette asked me to join her One Block Challenge and I'm delighted to!You might have seen the previous One Block Challenges here on her blog.....Betsy Chutchian did the T block recently and I have chosen School Girls Puzzle.I have made the above quilt using our new fabric... Read more »
  • Portsmouth Jelly Roll Winner!
    The winner of the Portsmouth Jelly Roll™ is VickyI will get this right out to you Vicky!!Thank you everyoneLaters,Laurie... Read more »
  • Portsmouth
    I received my sample fabric of Portsmouth a couple of weeks ago.  It is now being shown to shop owners all over the world by the Moda Fabric salesforce.  What this means, is that in September it will be in shops for you!I auditioned lots of pieces with denims, chambrays,... Read more »
  • Our Own Special Pre-Cut
    There are a few people out there like me - the ones that like LOTS of different fabrics in their quilts.  I've made quite a few scrap quilts here that I've shown you.  I have lots of scraps because I cut into lots of yardage during the year.  It's all... Read more »
  • Mini-Charm Book Winners!
    Thank you everyone!  Sorry for the delay, my Mac was in the shop, but we're good to go now.The winners areKaren NDahja JanYorkie MomEmail me at and I'll get your books and charms out to you.Laters,Laurie... Read more »
  • Mini-Charm Quilts Blog Hop
    It's time for another Moda All-Star book - this one uses those adorable Mini-Charms we all love so much.  We love them, but what exactly can we do with them. Now you know!  You can mix them up, and add yardage to make small quilts or doll quilts.  You can... Read more »
  • Farmhouse Reds
     It's not everyday you get a staged/halfway decent photo from me and my quickly failing iphone.  Today's the day!  The light was right and the scenery almost perfect.   Nothing like red and white quilts on a cold, snowy day.  Perfect for winter and an upcoming holiday.I got some emails yesterday... Read more »
  • Hibernating
    Are you hibernating like me?  Because of the weather? Because you are feeling under the weather?(I hope you're feeling great).  This time of year emphasizes my natural inclination to snuggle in and do hand work.  If it's by a roaring fire - all the better.  I will have to get... Read more »
  • Holiday Prep
    This winter solstice probably finds you knee deep in Holiday preparations.  Things here have been hectic (you can relate, I know) and decorating is at a minimum this year.  Since I have a collection of Christmas quilts - that is how we are decorating this year.  I have 5 Christmas... Read more »
  • All In A Row Winner and More!
    Thank you for following along on our little blog hop!We had great fun and I'm happy to announce the winner of the All In A Row Again book AND my flower rowThe winner is GLENDA MCCARTHY.  Email me here at, Glenda and I will get your gifts right out... Read more »

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