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Volume 26, Number 7 — July 2018

Arts Calendar

International Quilt Challenge visits Jonesborough
The Hoffman Challenge in July features a collection of nearly 40 quilts and 15 home décor items.
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International Quilt Challenge visits Jonesborough

Date(s):  July 01 - 31, 2018
Location:  Jonesborough,

JONESOBROUGH, TN — The Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center and Old Town Emporium hosts the traveling art exhibition known as the Hoffman Challenge in July featuring a collection of nearly 40 quilts and 15 home décor items.

Hoffman California Fabrics was founded by Rube Hoffman. Rube was a New York textile jobber and a veteran in the garment district. Since that time, Hoffman California Fabrics has been designing and manufacturing premium screenprinted and hand-dyed fabrics for independent retailers.

The Hoffman Challenge has grown to be a traveling quilt and home decor collection. Currently, 12 collections travel coast-to-coast within the USA and to several Canadian locations. This year the Hoffman Challenge is celebrating its 30th year.

The Challenge started with 94 enthusiastic quilters, and the number of entries has grown to more than 700. While the majority of the entries come from the United States, a wide variety of international entries are also 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. All entries must include a designated fabric each year and the 2017 selection that will be showcased is Fabric P4299 from the mastery digital print collection. The 2018 challenge fabric is from the Shine On! collection and will celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of the Hoffman Challenge.

The exhibition is on display at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center & Old Town Emporium Gift Shop July 3 through July 28. The Center’s normal operating hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on the Hoffman Challenge, visit hoffmanchallenge.com or call 423-753-1010.


Topics: Art, Exhibits


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.


Hoffman California Fabrics was founded by Rube Hoffman. Rube was a New York textile jobber and a veteran in the garment district.


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