Patty Murphy, Kristi McDonough, and Jennifer Sampou came together with an idea to highlight the quilting, sewing, and crafting communities while promoting sustainability to help preserve our world. The three women were inspired by global activists and decided to put their vision into action.

Kristi, Patty, and Jennifer were initially planning a two week blog and Instagram tour but the idea received such positive feedback from makers and companies during Fall Quilt Market 2019 that this small idea quickly grew and Create and Sustain was born.