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Thursday, March 27, 2014

2014 Hoffman Challenge and a Giveaway

One of SewCalGal's favorite exhibits at major quilt shows is seeing a traveling exhibit of the Hoffman Challenge.  Every year they are different and always inspirational.  The quilts, the dolls, and the clothing are always beautiful.  I always enjoy every entry and love the creativity.


The Hoffman Challenge is truly a great challenge.  Every year a new Challenge fabric is selected and entries must use enough of the challenge fabric to be recognizable, plus any other fabric that they wish to use.  

 


Of course, Hoffman always coordinates the challenge fabric with other fabrics that would work well with the primary fabric.    You should be able to  find the Hoffman Challenge fabric, as well as complimentary fabrics, in your local quilt shop or favorite online shop.







Entries for the 2014 Hoffman Challenge need to be received by July 18th 2014.   Click here for more information on the rules, as well as how to enter.


Did I Mention A Giveaway: 

Hoffman has generously donated a bundle of fabrics for a lucky  follower.  This fabric bundle includes the primary Hoffman Challenge fabric and three complimentary Hoffman fabrics.  All are very generous half yard cuts.



This is a great bundle for anyone interested in participating in the Hoffman Challenge, but you can also use this bundle to create anything you wish and do anything you want with your project.

SewCalGal will ship this prize to the lucky winner, but due to finances I can only afford to ship to a US Winner at this time.  But for my International followers I will be holding a giveaway for you shortly.  Thanks for understanding that International Shipping costs are just outrageously expensive!  And do keep an eye out for my page where I share insights on Giveways and Contests, as I've also added a log for all Giveaways SewCalGal hosts, including near term giveaways that will be posted soon.

For US followers that would like to win this fabric, please submit your entry in the rafflecopter form below.

You can find Hoffman California Fabrics at:

You can find the Hoffman Challenge at:

http://www.hoffmanchallenge.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hoffman-Challenge/503063583080401 

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91 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have always wanted to try this, but wasn't always in love with the choice fabric - this however has super possibilities.

Kim said...

I haven't entered a Hoffman challenge. I've seen the entries and they are amazing.

Karen M said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win some of this fabric. This just might be the push I need to try my hand at the challenge.

Betsy said...

I have never entered a challenge. I do not feel experienced enough to enter

Lisa Marie said...

I have never entered a Hoffman Challenge. I have seen the displays at various quilt shows over the years and they are always wonderful. Love the fabric, thanks for the chance to win.!

Gene Black said...

I have never entered a Hoffman Challenge.

Katie said...

I have been looking to enter this contest and this is a great opportunity. The challenge fabric is beautiful.

Nancy said...

Great opportunity for beautiful fabric.

Nancy said...

Great opportunity for beautiful fabric.

Connie said...

Beautiful fabrics and I have never entered a Hoffman challenge.

Marty Mason said...

I am always amazed at the imaginative ways Hoffman challenge fabric is used by quilters. Great exhibits that I don't want to miss at quilt shows.

Nancy D. said...

What gorgeous fabric! I've never entered the Hoffman Challenge.

annmarie said...

I've never entered the Hoffman Challenge. Love this year's fabrics - very unique...

Bonnie said...

Nope, I've never entered a Hoffman Challenge. Although I know someone (or maybe a couple) who has and been accepted.

patchouli moon studio said...

That is a gorgeous fabric for the Hoffman Challenge this year! What a great giveaway, thanks.

homeschoolmommy said...

I would love to win this. I have done a challenge before and it was a great experience.

Josie McRazie said...

I love the bright and beautiful fabric! Oh what an amazing challenge this will be!

Sharon B said...

What lovely fabric, it sounds like fun to enter the challange

M.W. said...

I have never entered the challenge but I think it would be fun. This would give me the push I need.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Shar said...

I have never entered a challenge before. I didn't know about this. I this this would be a great opportunity for me to try.

Lori K said...

I Would LOVE to win! I have never used Hoffman fabrics but those are gorgeous!

Kearstie Grenier said...

I love Hoffman fabrics and have collected them for years, but have never entered the challenge. I've never entered my quilts in any sort of competition; just haven't felt they've been good enough. I'm still practicing and trying to improve. Maybe someday...

carla said...

Hi!!! I love the fabric!!!! Sounds like a fun challenge!!!! Thank You

Rebecca Grace said...

I've never entered a Hoffman challenge before, but I REALLY like the challenge fabric this year. It's very tempting!

Norma said...

This looks like something I would love to try. Thanks for mentioning the Hoffman Challenge!

Jeanne said...

Have wanted to enter Hoffman Challenge. Winning the fabric would be great.

Kristine said...

I've never entered the challenge either, but I've always admired the winners' creations.

tesuque said...

Never entered, but occasionally dream of what I might design.

Lisa said...

I have not but I think it would be fun to try the challenge!

The Weekday Chef said...

No, I have never entered the Hoffman challenge, these fabrics are inspiring though.

OhioLori said...

I have never participated in any sort of challenge project...consider myself tooooo new to quilty things. lol Admit..pretty Chicken too....

Art2wear said...

I entered 4 times, always a traveler and won prizes twice with my coats!
I 'm now working on this years challenge.

Brenda said...

Have always been tempted but have never entered the challenge. This would be a good excuse not to back out!

Sallie said...

I've never enter a Hoffman Challenge, but I have used (and love) their fabrics!

Beverly said...

I've never entered any type of challenge, but am starting to consider it.

Karen said...

I have never entered before, but this looks interesting .

terri h said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I've never entered the Hoffman challenge.

Lyn said...

I've never entered the Hoffman challenge.

Sewbig said...

I've never entered the Hoffman Challenge, but I did buy the fabric one year.

Neva Asinari-Post said...

I love the fabric. Sounds like fun!

scottylover said...

I haven't entered a Hoffman challenge before, but I have seen some of the creative items from past challenges as quilt shows in Paducah and Chicago. Very inspiring!

Sandy A

PK Sews said...

I've never entered the challenge - not enough confidence I guess. But I always follow it, and I love seeing the traveling exhibition at quilt shows. Thanks so much for the chance to win! Maybe the fabric will inspire me to try the challenge!

Jake said...

Thanks fir the GA

The Quilted Dog said...

I've never entered a challenge....perhaps in the future! The fabric is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Never entered a challenge yet. Maybe someday. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

ozone3 said...

Beautiful fabric. Love the bright colors.

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Linda Nelson said...

I have never entered the Hoffman Challenge before...maybe when I retire!

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

Lynn said...

Have never entered a Hoffman Challenge so just might have to give it a try if I win the fabric.

Sharon Hughson said...

I love the Hoffman fabrics this year.

quiltyVal said...

I have always loved Hoffman Fabrics, but don't feel I am at the level of entering a competition - maybe someday.

Elizabeth said...

I have enjoyed seeing the winners of the Hoffman Challenge and have friends who participate. Maybe I will. Either way I would love to win the fabric. thanks for sharing.

Vicki H said...

I have never entered a Hoffman Challenge.

Lori said...

No I have not entered one of their challenges yet. Some day when I am not sewing for a wedding.

Chris Matsche said...

I have never entered the Hoffman challenge. Love the fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful fabrics.

Barb said...

Same here, I have always wanted to try my hand at this but just haven't....I have even gone as far to order the fabrics...wonderful fabrics.

lisa cox said...

I haven't yet... But would love to!

Kay said...

I would be very excited to win this fabric for the challenge!! Thanks for offering it!

Abbigail said...

I've never entered a challenge before. The word even scares me!LOL!

linda j said...

I love the Hoffman fabrics this year. Thanks for the giveaway!

Charlene McCullough said...

The fabric is fantastic. I just saw a mini ladder block and a Pretty Petals pillow pattern I'd love to try. I think these fabrics will work. Thanks for the giveaway.
katztoo at exede dot net

patricia said...

Too chicken. I don't feel as if I have enough creativity or imagination. How's that for honest?

wendy said...

I have never enter a Hoffman Challenge before. This year's fabric looks like it has many possibilities. If I win I think I would go for it.

wendy said...

I have not entered the challenge before but would if I win the bundle.

JoyceLM said...

I've never entered a Hoffman Challenge. The challenge projects are always so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy ~~~ said...

O My Goodness! would Love to win this! Thanks for chance;-)

Anonymous said...

I've never entered, but I'm waiting for inspiration. I'd love to enter because I love Hoffman fabrics.

Z Any Mouse said...

Every year I say I'm going to enter the Hoffman Challenge, but somehow time gets away from me and I never do. I really want to enter this year (plus I love the fabrics)!

Carrie P. said...

I have not entered a Hoffman challenge but I was lucky enough to see a traveling quilt show of those that entered the challenge many years ago.

Joan H. said...

I have never entered a challenge but they do sound like fun. Maybe this time? The fabrics are beautiful and tempting.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am a new quilter and have not entered the Hoffman Challenge before. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Grace Fearon said...

I have never entered a Hoffman Challenge giveaway.

barb said...

i have never entered one of these but would love too! what better way to get those creative juices than a challenge! thank you and riley blake for a wonderful giveaway. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Missy Shay said...

I've never entered a Hoffman challenge before! I love that fabric.
missysaprons@gmail.com

Missy Shay said...

I've never entered a Hoffman challenge before! I love that fabric.
missysaprons@gmail.com

Mom C said...

Never entered but my DIL entered the Riley Blake and won so I'm thinking about it much more seriously. Thanks.

Sewgirl said...

I have not ever entered the Hoffman challenge, but have entered smaller local challenges, and my quilt guild does some sort of challenge every year I usually participate in.

KT said...

I have not entered the challenge mostly because i have so little time as it is! I don't think I could meet any deadline.

Anonymous said...

I have not entered before.
Mejayne
Jalalonde@aol.com

lizzieslog said...

I have never entered a Hoffman challenge. The fabric chosen for this year looks amazing

Anonymous said...

I have never entered a Hoffman challenge. Mostly, because I look at previous challenge winners and think there is no way I will ever be that creative. I still consider myself a beginner.

Jacque said...

Wow! I've always been a spectator on these....but that primary fabric is stunning! I'd love to give it a try!

Jessibeth Vicenty said...

I haven't entered a Hoffman challenge. I've seen the entries and they are amazing.<3

GG said...

I wish I could say I have entered the Hofman Challenge but I haven't
as yet.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I've never tried a Hoffman challenge--the fabrics look like a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...

I purchased everything I needed for the Hoffman Challenge a few years ago and even designed the quilt. Then stuff happened....

Jessica said...

I've never entered, though I came close last year. This year I've been busy so haven't gotten to it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gloria Richards said...

No, I have never entered a Hoffman Challenge. I am very new to this and am trying to decide on my next project.

Miss Tracey said...

This will be my 4th year in doing the Hoffman Challenge. It's fun to work the brain on what to make.

Diane said...

Wow, I really love this fabric! Thanks for the giveaway.

Carol Bledsoe said...

That is a gorgeous fabric. It is very different from most of their challenge fabrics. If I didn't already have so much on my plate I'd consider entering this time. I'll probably have to settle for just getting the fabric for now.

Alesha Klein said...

I love the Hoffman fabrics this year. Thanks for the giveaway!
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