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 Hoffman Fabrics' 100 Year Anniversary Challenge. Our "100 Year Hoffman Challenge" batik collection make up the 2022-2023 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 5 out of 15 batik fabrics from the collection in their artwork entry. A minimum of five of these challenge fabrics must be used in the body of the quilt top or garment in recognizable, but not necessarily equal amounts. While we love when you use Hoffman's fabrics, we invite you to use fabric from any manufacturer in addition to the required challenge fabrics. 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.
The Hoffman family's dream is that future generations will be taught to quilt and sew to carry on the creative wave of the art form and love for fabric. This year, we will be hosting a youth challenge to encourage you to teach your children, grandchildren, and all of the kiddos you love to sew! This category will be for those 18 years old and younger. (Quilts Only)
Thread painting, embellishments, beading, 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 100 Year Challenge 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 inches.
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.
First delivery of fabric and Hoffman Challenge information to
stores March 2023
Deadline for online entry submission September 1, 2023
Judging, catalog of entries, and creating trunks September-December 2023
Traveling Trunk Show January-November 2024
Quilts returned to owners November-December 2024
Accepted artwork will be shipped to:
Attention: 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