The quilter/sewist who enters first wins! Well, not really, but we were delighted to see Sharon Morgan made the first submission in the 2018 Hoffman Challenge featuring Shine On!
Entering is “sew” easy! Just fill out the form, submit two photos of your artwork, and pay the entry fee at Hoffman Challenge 2018 Entry by the June 22 deadline.
2018 marks the 30th year of Hoffman Fabrics’ annual juried contest featuring original quilts, garments, and accessories. Makers of winning artwork receive cash and product prizes. Challenge co-sponsor Aurifil Thread presents awards for the Best Use of Aurifil category.
After reviewing all entries from the digital submission process, a panel of judges invites quilters and sewists to mail their artwork to Hoffman Fabrics for in-person judging. Get full details on the contest website.
We loved Sharon’s entry in the 2016 Challenge featuring the butterfly-themed Crystalia. Her mixed-technique quilt showed originality, good execution, and storytelling. Take a look. We think you’ll agree and find inspiration from it. And we look forward to seeing your entry soon!
Did you think that you would ever see a wide back fabric as lovely as Skylines? Or Hoffman’s Bali Sunflower? Or Mystic Meadow?
That’s right! We took some of our most popular designs in batiks and digital prints and blew them up BIG! As in 108 inches wide big. That means with our popular Skylines cityscape, the building reach nearly 9 feet. How cool is that?
Of course you can count on Hoffman wide back fabrics to offer the same premium quality as our regular-width goods.
We’re packaging our wide backs in user-friendly 3-yard cuts – the perfect size for quilt backs. Look for our beautiful fabrics folded in clear bags bearing our super-cute product name … wait for it … Hoffman 3-Sums!
They add just the right touch of elegance and beauty, and they’re so pretty you can also use them for seamless borders or bindings, whole-cloth quilts and duvets, pillows, dust ruffles, tablecloths, slipcovers, curtains and other chic DIY home décor.
Ask for a 3-Sum at your favorite Hoffman retailer!
Lucky attendees at QuiltCon couldn’t help but notice that Me+You modern batiks are on a roll. A big roll. A Big Fat 50 roll!
Quilters and sewists went gaga over Big Fat 50, a collection of 50 one-yard cuts of Me+You Indah Batiks that are hand-crafted at the Hoffman Fabrics’ factory in Bali. They swooned over the modern, minimalist motifs and palette of saturated bright colors.
Me+You founder Aaron Hoffman had family on hand to celebrate the newest release of Indah Batiks, which are designed to accent the blender-basics line of hand-dyed Indah Solids.
“My favorite part of Quiltcon every year is connecting with the makers and creators that love my fabric,” he said. “The quilts in the show are rad, and the people at Quiltcon are full of ideas and inspiration. It was awesome to be able to share my brand with my kids and the rest of the Hoffman family at the show.”
Keep up on Me+You on Instagram at me__and__y0u. Next stop: Portland Quilt Market (trade only) in May. Save the date: Feb. 21-24, 2019 for Quiltcon Nashville, Tenn.
Everyone wants to look behind the curtain, but few get the chance. So we had some video shot of what goes on behind the scenes at Hoffman’s offices in sunny South Orange County, Calif. Come along for an insider’s look at what goes into designing, sampling, and distributing quilting cottons — from sketching artwork to rolling bolts. Click your heels three times and say “There’s no place like Hoffman! ”