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.

  • Upcoming Adventures
    While we hope you are cozied up stitching on something - maybe you want to plan a trip when the weather turns to spring (at least in our hemisphere).Polly and I are thrilled to be going back to Nantes France for the Pour l'Amour du Fil Show put on by... Read more »
  • Irish Chain Variation
    The Irish Chain Variation is basted and in my hoop.  The pattern is also finished and in our Etsy ShopThe directions let you make a 2 color version (blue and white) or a 3 color version (red, green, and white).  If you like strip piecing....... this is for you!Now that... Read more »
  • Adios 2016
    You may or may not remember this quilt.  It was an Irish Chain variation that I made awhile ago.  It will be one of the featured quilts in our upcoming Blue and White Book with Martingale.To make a long story short...... when I first made this there wasn't a pattern... Read more »
  • Christmas Day
    We hope you all are having a peaceful day, surrounded by friends and family.   I'm still a little under the weather, but feeling well enough to work on a quilt.  Sadly, I think I'm still contagious so a little confinement is in order.  All is good, though and a... Read more »
  • We hope all your holiday plans are going smoothly.  Both Polly and I are home bound (me by sub zero temperatures) and working on projects.  I hope to have pictures of my "in progress" quilt soon.  Today I am starching and cutting strips.Here is what has been happening lately.....There was... Read more »
  • Lake Effect
    My Lake Effect quilt is quilted and bound.  It was expertly quilted by Kari Ruedisale - thanks Kari!I wanted to get a picture outside, but the weather wouldn't cooperate.We have the pattern in out Etsy shop HERE.We are also taking reservations on the complete kit HERE.  The kits will ship... Read more »
  • Inventory Update
     Now that we are back from Houston and settling in..... some of our purchases are here.  We have these great  See Your Stuff bags.  4 nested clear bags to store all your projects and sewing notions.  It makes hand work at home or on the road very easy and keeps... Read more »
  • Snowfall Winners!
    Thank you everyone for saying such nice things about SnowfallThe 3 winners are.....Becky SYarnspinner13MoosecraftEmail me at lauriesimpson92@gmail.comI did get some English paper piecing done this weekend.  Maybe by next weekend I'll have Lake Effect all done.Laters,Laurie... Read more »
  • Snowfall
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/0k0daLI_6As?feature=player_embeddedThis is Snowfall - our new collection with Moda Fabrics.  We hope you like it.We are just back from Houston were this was debuted.   Here are some more pics from Houston.This is what Lake Effect will look like shortly.  I have the top and bottom border to still put... Read more »
  • Houston Bound
    My bags are packed and I have a flight out at an obscene hour tomorrow.  I'll be in the convention center before some of my colleagues wake.I'll be posting photos on Instagram during the show - as will just about everyone else I know.  Between all of us, you might... Read more »
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