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It all started with an impulsive promise back in 1983. When quilting teacher Roberta Horton told quilt-shop owner Carolie Hensley that she wanted to write a book on Amish quilts, but hadn't found a publisher yet, Carolie quickly said that she and her husband Tom would publish Roberta's book. The Hensleys launched C&T Publishing from their garage, with a catalog of exactly one book: Roberta Horton's An Amish Adventure

Click ahead to today, Carolie and Tom Hensley have turned the business over to their sons Todd and Tony, who are assisted by a staff of more than 30 employees. Meet the StaffC&T Publishing's catalog includes over 2,000 books and products..

C&T Publishing’s list of authors includes many winners of the coveted Silver Star and virtually every other major quilting award. These brilliant authors envision new styles and invent new movements. 

Our staff is made up of avid quilters, sewists, embroiderers, and crafters who love being part of the quilting and sewing communities, whether that means participating in local quilt guilds or sharing their industry insight on our YouTube channel. Our Publisher, Amy Barrett-Daffin, is on the Quilts Inc. Advisory Board, the PubWest Board of Directors, and is a founding member of the Sewing & Quilting Strategic Summit while C&T is a member of Bay Area Women in Publishing. 

C&T Publishing has become the industry leader for providing exceptional books and products to the quilting, sewing, needlearts, and fiber art markets throughout the United States and internationally.

C&T Publishing’s staff and authors live their mission statement every day...Innovate. Educate. Create.

Our Imprints:

Stash Books: Stash Books’ focus is to deliver great content from authoritative, trend-forward authors that promote the love of fabric and sewing. Stash titles are offered at lower price points and boast inspirational photography and beautiful, clean graphics. 

FunStitch Studio: FunStitch Studio books strive to instill a love of handmade in the next generation and encourage kids to “Stitch Your Art Out,” as the tagline goes. The titles in this imprint aim to be both inspirational and educational, including the basics like sewing, quilting, and embroidery, but also emphasizing the importance of building skills while having fun creating.

Kansas City Star Quilts: In July 2015 Kansas City Star Quilts became part of the C&T Publishing family. The American Midwest has been dubbed the heart of quilting country, and Kansas City is no exception. KCSQ has published more than 300 quilt books for quilters. Star Stitch comprises books and patterns for cross stitch enthusiasts.

Quilt with Marci Baker: Quilt with Marci Baker brings you best-selling products, books, and patterns from quilting icons Marci Baker and Sara Nephew. The dynamic duo enjoys sharing ideas and tools that simplify the process of quilting.

Crosley-Griffith: Acquired in 2019, Crosley-Griffith is an established and popular line of quilting books and products by esteemed quilter Judy Martin. Judy is a well-recognized authority in the quilting world, and top quilting authors look to her for inspiration, expertise, and patterns.