Quilt contest at libraries

February 7, 2013

Started in 1988, the Hoffman Challenge has grown to be a premiere traveling quilt, clothing, and doll collection. The quality of entries and a growing number of exhibit requests have led us to establish additional traveling collections. Currently, twelve collections travel coast-to-coast within the USA and to several Canadian locations.

This year the Hoffman Challenge is celebrating its 24th Anniversary. The Challenge started with 94 enthusiastic quilters, and in some years, the number of entries has grown to more than 700. In addition to the three quilt categories (pieced, appliqué and mixed technique), new categories include clothing (wearable art), accessories, and dolls. While the majority of the entries come from the United States, a wide variety of international entries are received. Each year, the top entries are grouped into traveling collections and visit quilt and fiber shows, seminars, quilt shops and quilt- and doll-makers guilds nationwide and in Canada.

Winning entries in the 2012 Hoffman Challenge will be on display through February at both Mason County District Library locations in Ludington & Scottville. Library open hours are: Sunday noon to 4:00 pm; Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm; Thursday & Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; and Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For information about library events, collections and services, including a wide variety of online collections and services, go to MCDLibrary.org.

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