Laurie Simpson

A lifelong needle artist, Laurie’s quilts grace galleries and private collections.  Her work has been featured in Country Home, Coastal Living, Architectural Digest, American Patchwork & Quilting, McCall’s Quilting, Quilt Sampler Magazine, Quiltmania, and Ann Arbor News.

A patchwork quilt magazine inspired Laurie to take up quilting at the age of 14. Drawn to traditional themes and techniques, she prefers to piece, applique, and quilt by hand. “Handwork is calming and meditative. It’s the way I was meant to work,” says Laurie.

She joyfully spends her time quilting, creating, teaching, writing, and designing fabric for Moda Fabrics with her sister and design partner, Polly Minick.

Laurie lives with her husband, Bill, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They share their home with a happy pair of rescues: a cat Roscoe and a dog Gibby.

Laurie is a co-author of Victory Girls: Patriotic Quilts and Rugs of WWII.

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