It’s time to get ready for the 2014 Hoffman Challenge! Here’s this year’s challenge fabric:
It’s a fabric so full of color and so varied in appearance, no wonder it was chosen for the 2014 Hoffman Challenge! Large, bright stylized flower designs in every color of the rainbow bloom over a background of line-drawn blossoms on deep indigo. Large bright floral motifs share the space–and just when you least expect it, you’ll notice smaller realistic florets and butterflies. It’s an explosion of color and a floral fantasy in 100% cotton!
Click HERE to purchase this year’s Hoffman Challenge fabric. It’s an intriguing design, even if you don’t choose to enter!
If you’re not familiar with the Hoffman Challenge, it’s your opportunity to use those super-creative skills (Do you keep them hidden away? Set them free!) in designing, cutting, and stitching. Use this fabric, combine it with others of your choice, and make it look, well, SO good and SO different that it will win a prize!
There are a few ‘musts’: you must use a recognizable amount of the Challenge fabric. Your quilt, clothing item, accessory, or doll must be created within the rules found HERE.
The Hoffman Challenge, started in 1988 with 94 entries, has grown so large that 12 separate exhibits now travel across the U.S. and Canada. Some years, the number of entries exceeds 700! There are three quilt categories (pieced, appliqué and mixed technique) and new categories including clothing/wearable art, accessories, and dolls.
For the complete list of categories and prizes, click HERE.
Although use of Sulky thread is not a prerequisite for the competition, Sulky is a co-sponsor of the challenge, and offers a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place “Best Use of Sulky” awards.
Interested in entering? A link to the online entry form and more information about the Hoffman Challenge can be found HERE.
And here’s our quick LINK to the Hoffman Challenge fabric, so you can get started right away!