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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

Jump ahead to today, and Carolie and Tom Hensley have turned the business over to their sons Todd and Tony, who are assisted by a staff of more than 20. Most of our tight-knit team works together in an office in Concord, California, where fabric swaps, quilt block clubs, everyone pitching in to film a video or pack our crate for Quilt Market, laughter, and other shenanigans are a regular occurrence.

C&T Publishing's catalog includes more than 1000 titles in print and over 300 products to inspire creativity. We have four imprints: Stash Books (modern quilting and garment sewing), FunStitch Studio (children's crafts), Kansas City Star Quilts (traditional quilts with an emphasis on history), and the recently acquired Crosley-Griffith (publishing company of renowned quilter Judy Martin). 

C&T Publishing is proud to have become an industry leader for providing exceptional books and products to the quilting, sewing, needle arts, and fiber art markets throughout the United States and internationally.

Stash Books is our oldest imprint, created in 2008, in the midst of the financial crisis. We saw in the growing modern quilting movement a new generation of quilters with contemporary sensibilities who could benefit from books and products that reflected their style and covered their techniques. From the beginning, Stash Books’ focus has been 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 than our other titles and boast inspirational photography and beautiful, clean graphics. 

C&T Publishing’s list of authors includes many award-winning modern quilters (and many members of the Modern Quilt Guild), including Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Jean Wells, Alissa Haight Carlton, Melissa Averinos, Elizabeth Hartman, Angela Walters, and many, many more. These brilliant authors envision new styles and invent new movements. 

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