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A & E Fabric's Hoffman Challenge Viewer's Choice Award

2022-2023 100-year Hoffman Challenge


A&E Fabrics is joining in the 100-year-anniversary celebration of Hoffman Fabrics by challenging its shoppers to participate in the annual Hoffman Challenge. This year Hoffman has issued a beautiful line of 15 blue batiks and you must use at least FIVE of those 15 in your challenge piece. You may use additional fabrics of your choosing, but the challenge fabrics must be identifiable in the construction of the item.

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    Hoffman Challenge Batiks

A& E Fabric's Viewers Choice Awards

A&E is sponsoring a contest of its own featuring the 2023 Hoffman Challenge Fabric Collection.

You must follow the general guidelines established by the Hoffman Challenge,, but you do NOT have to actually enter your piece into the Hoffman Challenge for consideration. However, we are hoping you will also consider participating in the official Hoffman Challenge because there is a prize for the shop with the highest number of participants. Complete your piece and submit it to the A&E to hang as an exhibit for the chance to win a prize for Viewer’s Choice.

What is allowed?

  • Clothing - Any wearable garment
  • Accessories - Hat, shoes, handbag, jewelry, etc.
  • Quilts (quilts must fit the size guidelines established by the Hoffman Challenge)
    • Appliqued
    • Pieced
    • Mixed (Pieced and appliqued)
    • Modern
When is it due?

  • August 14-26, 2023 - Your entry or entries must arrive at the A&E.
  • September 5 to October 31 - The entries will be displayed. You are limited to 3 entries. There is no fee for participation.
  • September 5 to October 31 - Votes for Viewer’s Choice will be taken. You are limited to one vote per category (one vote for clothing, one vote for accessories, one vote for a quilt)
  • November 6, 2023 - The Winner will be announced. The overall winner of the Viewer’s Choice Award will receive a $100 gift certificate to the A&E. In case of a tie, two ($75) gift certificates will be awarded.