2010 Hoffman Challenge
November 10, 2009
If you have ever attended one of the travelling Sewing Expo's, you have had the opportunity to see that years Hoffman Challenge competition.
Started in 1988, the Hoffman Challenge has grown to be a premiere traveling quilt, clothing, and doll collection. The quality of entries and a growing number of exhibit requests have led Hoffman to establish additional traveling collections. Currently, twelve collections travel coast-to-coast within the USA and to several Canadian locations.
This year the Hoffman Challenge is celebrating its 23rd Anniversary. In 1987 the Challenge started with 94 enthusiastic quilters, and some years the number of entries has grown to more than 700. In addition to the three quilt categories (pieced, appliqué and mixed technique), new categories include clothing (wearable art), accessories, and dolls. While the majority of the entries come from the United States a wide variety of international entries are received. Each year, the top entries are grouped into traveling collections and visit quilt and fiber shows, seminars, quilt shops and quilt- and doll-makers guilds nationwide and in Canada.
This year Sulky is a co-sponsor of the Hoffman Challenge. In addition to the other prizes, Sulky is offering a $1000.00 prize for the "Best Use of Sulky".
The competition is open to quilters, apparel makers and doll makers. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your style and creative ability. For more information and an application, click on Hoffman Challenge.
Fabric. com is excited that we have an opportunity to offer our customers the Hoffman Challenge collection: Treasures of the East. This is a beautiful collection of oriental fabrics in cool, tranquil colors of blue, turquoise and green accented throughout with gold metallic accents. Fabric.com wishes you "Good Luck" in your pursuit of sewing excellence! Maybe we will see your creative entry in the next travelling show.
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