Tag: Laurie Simpson

Indigo Trail

It is amazing what I came across as I was packing up things for Market. I forgot to show off one of my favorite quilts. How classic and timely is indigo and yellow?
This quilt is published in McCall’s Quilting.
I normally would have used Blue and red. That is so predictable, right? 
So instead I was a rebel and used yellow.
Indigo Trail: Classic Antique-Look Lap Quilt Pattern 
The quilt is made from Indigo Crossing by Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson.
 
I love love love this line of fabrics, but WAIT by now you may have
 seen their next line of fabric, 
MidWinter Reds that will be in stores September.
 I think I may have to make another quilt using these fabrics. What should be by rebel color to combine with these?
It is exactly one week until we start to set up our booth for quilt market in Portland, Oregon. The staff at moda has done such a great job and the show should be pretty darn good. 
If you are at market, be sure and stop by and say hello!
-modalissa

book lovin’

 On Wednesdays during lunch we have “Book Club”. It is not as big as Oprah’s book club yet, but I do think some quilt books should be on the NY times best seller list. 
Outlaw, the book and pattern buyer shares any new titles during lunch. I was able to sneak a few pics of the new titles from Kansas City Star.

I am a big fan of Red, White and Blue, so of course American Summer quickly caught my eye. Well of course it would, it is from Polly Minick, the queen of red white and blue. The book covers Polly’s love of wool and the rugs that she makes. 
American Summer
Seaside-Inspired Rugs & Quilts
The photography alone makes this a showpiece.
As I flipped through the pages I was thrilled to see there are also some quilt designs from Polly’s sister,
 Laurie Simpson.

Polly and Laurie are both huge supporters of Semper Fi.
I was surprised to see a page in the book about a charity event that
Polly and Moda did a few years back with wool kits. The picture has a few of my
favorite people from work.
Thank you Polly and Laurie for all you do to support the troops.
other books shown in picture above are:
 A Bountiful Life by Karen Mowery
Story Time by Kim Gaddy
A Year of Cozy Comforts by Dawn Heese

Victory Girls Book Review

Stitched with prayer is the winner of the carrie Nelson book from yesterday’s post.

Hey it’s me and I am making 2 posts in a row. Imagine that! Today I am sharing a brand new book published by Kansas City Star. The authors are good friends of mine and happen to be moda designers. Their style is classic and timeless. I think they are the female version of Ralph Lauren.

Patriotic quilt and hooked rugs from the WWII era.

An exerpt from the dedication page of this book.
Victory Girls is intended to serve as a testimonal to the women who supported World War II on the homefront through sacrifice, service and selfless dedication to the war effort.
-Incredible!
This is a giveaway for the Polly and Laurie Fan club. You know who you are.  
Tell me why you must have this book.
The rules are:
You must have a way for me to contact you via e-mail. This will be short and sweet. I will draw the name by 6:00 am tomorrow morning. (Thursday) A 24 hour giveaway.! Go for it and thanks for stopping by.

Just One Star

Moda fabrics is proud to be participating in a Quilts of Valor program co-ordinated by Marianne Fons. Moda’s very own Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson have created a line of fabrics and kits benefiting this program available in stores April 2011. Invite someone you know that may not quilt to get involved.

Note from QOVF website: Just how much of an impact has the Quilts of Valor Foundation made? As of February, 2011 there have been over 37,000 quilts awarded to service members/veterans.
“It’s not about politics, it’s about people.”

So this project inspired us to take it a step further.
We invite you to join the Moda staff and designers in our  Challenge…

The challenge is to piece, quilt and bind 100 quilts in 100 days using the
Flag of Valor pattern by Minick and Simpson.
The deadline for star blocks
is May 1, 2011 so that we can meet our quilt deadline
by Flag Day, June 14, 2011.
As the saying goes – “many hands make light work”.

We need 1800 star blocks to reach our goal.
Please take a few minutes to piece Just One Star block (click here for block pattern) using a medium red or blue and a cream background. Better yet, invite your small group or even your entire guild to make Just One Star block. Sign each block with your name and state.
Then we can truly say….the hands of a grateful nation comfort our soldiers!
We will coordinate the donation of the 100 quilts thru the Semper Fi Fund, a cause
that is near and dear to designers, Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson.
Thank you for your help!
Send untrimmed blocks to:
Attn: Just One Star Project
13800 Hutton
Dallas, TX 75234

Mark Dunn, Laurie Simpson, Polly Minick and Colonel James J. Minick USMC will be involved with the Semper Fi organization to donate the completed 100 quilts.

2 ways to be involved:
Make a quilt block (blocks) to support moda and Semper Fi’s efforts.
 and/or
Complete quilt kits (shown below) are available from your favorite
quilt store to benefit Quits of Valor .
“I am so excited about this project and think quilters everywhere are
going to jump into this.” – POLLY MINICK