It's Here: The Hoffman Fabrics 100 Year Challenge!
Put your creative & technical skills to the test to make a work of art with the blue themed Hoffman Bali Batiks! With a shared history for our love & appreciation of the ocean and surfing, this breathtaking fifteen-piece collection represents the waves of our beloved Pacific Ocean and the waves our businesses have ridden! They are the very BEST of their batiks: their bestsellers, staples in your stashes and a tire celebration of their 100 years in textile making!
To enter a minimum of 5 of the 15-piece collection must be used in the body of the quilt top or garment in recognizable, but not necessarily equal amounts. You can use Hoffman’s fabrics or fabrics from any other manufacturer in addition to the required challenge fabrics. The completion of your online registration, including photos of your artwork (one overall and one close-up) must be submitted by Sept 1 of this year. You may submit up to three different pieces of artwork with a $30 entry fee (paid online).
Exciting categories and prizes that captures our hearts & minds:
1st 2nd & 3rd place awards for APPLIQUED QUILTS, PIECED QUILTS, MIXED TECHNIQUES QUILTS, MODERN QUILTS, CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES categories
1st prize: $300 + Aurifil product,
2nd prize: $250
3rd prize $150
1st, 2nd & 3rd awards prizes for BEST USE OF AURIFIL THREAD including thread painting, embellishments, beading category.
1st prize: $500 in Aurifil product
2nd prize: $300 in Aurifil product
3rd prize: $150 in Aurifil product
We are proud to offer Aurifil threads, including the beautiful Hoffman Challenge collection. Prizes will be awarded for the best use of ANY and ALL Aurifil threads. Must name type and indicate size of Aurifil thread on entry form.
$500 BEST IN SHOW category (compliments of the Hoffman Family).
And an all-new category: YOUTH (18 years old and under),
Grand prize of $300 + Aurifil product
$500 YOUTH BEST IN SHOW (compliments of the Hoffman Family).
Santa Cruz Vac & Sew can win too: a $750 in Hoffman shopping credit, if we can enter the most Hoffman Challenge entries!!
The completion of your online registration, including photos of your artwork (one overall and one close-up) must be submitted by September 1, 2023.
You may submit up to three different pieces of artwork with the $30 entry fee (paid online).
Quilt Entry Rules
Any quilt shape is allowed. The quilt must have a 4" quilt sleeve attached to the back of the quilt, about 1/2" from the top. All quilts layers must be secured with quilting or tying. Size matters! Please double check. The maximum perimeter is 160". The minimum perimeter is 72".
You must select the appropriate quilt category on your submission form.
Please know that the panel of judge reserve the right to change an entry's category, based on their determination that the entry may compete more successfully in a different category.
Position and securely affix label to the back side of your quilt on the lower right corner.
Clothing Entry Rules
Any clothing size allowed. Coordinating separates (i.e, matching jacket, shirt, skirt, pants) may be entered as one time. A matching accessory must be entered as its own entry in the accessory category.
Position and securely affix label to the inside shoulder. If the garment is sleeveless, affix to inside bodice.
Accessory Entry Rules
Hats, jewelry, purses, shoes, etc., cannot be larger than 12" x 12" x 12" excluding purse handles. Jewelry and small items should be securely attached to and within a shadow box no bigger than 12" x 12" x 12". Please remove all glass or plexiglass from shadow boxes.
Position and securely affix label to inside of handbag, hat, shoes, etc. For jewelry, attach a smaller 2" wide by 1" tall label.
Deadline for online entry submission
September 1, 2023
Judging, catalog of entries, and creating trunks
September - December 2023
Traveling Trunk Show
January - November 2024
Creations returned to owners
November - December 2024
We can’t wait to see the SPLASH you make with your designs! Let’s get sewing!!!