Naturally, we want to celebrate with YOU because it is your creativity and loyalty to our brand that allows us to continue to lead the way in textiles. There's no better way to celebrate than joining in on the 32nd Annual Hoffman Challenge. Our "Garden State of Mind" digital print collection make up the 2020-2021 Hoffman Challenge Collection. We are putting you to the ultimate test this year! For the first time ever, Hoffman Challenge participants are required to use a minimum of 3 out of 6 fabrics from the collection in their artwork entry. Ready to celebrate with us? Here's what you need to know:
Mixed Techniques (Pieced and Appliqué)
Any type of wearable garment
Handbags, hats, jewelry, shoes, etc.
Aurifil makes this beautiful collection which is available at your retailers. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place 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.
Hoffman's First Stitch Aurifil Thread Box
Any quilt shape is allowed. The quilt must have a 4" quilt sleeve attached to the back of the quilt, about ½" from the top. All quilts
layers must be secured with quilting or tying. Size matters! Please double check. The maximum perimeter is = 160 inches. The minimum perimeter = 72
To calculate, combine all 4 sides.
Example: a rectangular quilt 30" x 40"
(30" + 40" + 30" + 40" = a perimeter of 140")
Select the appropriate quilt category on your submission form. Please know that the panel of judges reserve the right to change an entry's category, based on their determination that the entry may compete more successfully in a different category.
Any clothing size allowed. Coordinating separates (i.e., matching jacket, shirt, skirt, pants) may be entered as one item. A matching accessory must be entered as its own entry in the accessory category.
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.
Aurfil makes this beautiful collection which is available at your retailers. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place 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.
label must be 4" x 4" and include name, address, phone and entry title.
Position and securely affix to the back side of your quilt on the lower right corner.
Position and securely affix to the inside shoulder.
If the garment is sleeveless, affix to inside bodice.
Position and securely affix to inside of handbag, hat, shoes, etc. For jewelry, attach a smaller 2" wide by 1" tall label.
Deadline for entries via online submission is April 1, 2021
Notifications will be sent from Hoffman Fabrics by April 15, 2021
Once notified, accepted artwork needs to arrive at Hoffman Fabrics' headquarters by May 14, 2021.
2020 Challenge artwork will be returned to its owner approximately April 2022..
Accepted artwork will be shipped to:
Attention: 2020 Hoffman Challenge
25792 Obrero Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
To find your closest Aurifil retailer, visit Aurifil.com.
Have any questions?
Please email our curator Jean Impey