Visitors to the 15th Annual Old Town Temecula Outdoor Quilt Show on Saturday, Oct.
5 will have more quilts than ever to admire this year.
That is because the Temecula Valley
Museum is hosting the 2013 Hoffman Quilt Challenge exhibit from Oct. 5 through Nov. 10. Visitors are invited to enjoy the quilts that are part of the annual show, and then walk
one block east of Old Town Front Street to view beautiful works of art
from fabric artists from all over the country.
Each year the
Hoffman Fabrics Company issues a challenge to fabric artists to create
colorful and creative art pieces using a few selected fabrics. The
winning entries then travel the country to showcase the intricate and
exquisite results. Now one of the most prestigious quilt challenges in
the country, the contest began in 1987 with only 95 entries in
two categories. However, so many submissions have been received in the
years since, that today the contest includes six categories (Pieced Quilts, Appliqued Quilts, Mixed Technique, Dolls, Clothing, and Accessories). Last year, more than 800 people entered. The Temecula
Valley Museum is proud to display a portion of this year’s entries and
winners in the “2013 Hoffman Quilt Challenge” Exhibit, opening Saturday,
Oct. 5 and on display through Sunday, Nov. 10.
Saturday during the run of the exhibit Valley of the Mist Quilters Guild
and Temecula Quilt Shop will be on hand at the museum for workshops to
teach quilting techniques. There will be demonstrations on paper
piercing and holiday themed applique kits to include both Halloween and
Thanksgiving. Demonstrations will be scheduled on Saturdays at the
museum between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and are free to the public.
Temecula Valley Museum is located at 28314 Mercedes Street in Sam Hicks
Monument Park, Old Town Temecula. Operating hours are Tuesday through
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. through 4 p.m. The museum
is always closed on Mondays. For more information please call
951-694-6450 or check our website at www.TemeculaValleyMuseum.org.