Hoffman California Fabrics’ in-house textile artists design all of the world-famous Hoffman Bali Batiks. The artwork for the designs is sent to the Hoffman facility in Bali, Indonesia, where craftspeople create the metal stamps used in the batik process. The Hoffman Bali Batik process is completely entirely by hand. Being an eco-conscious water family of surfers and boaters, the Hoffman Family invested nearly a quarter-million dollars into water-treatment equipment at the Bali facility to remove the wax and low-residue dyes used in the process, and thus protect the local environment. Likely it is the only major batik manufacturer operating in Indonesia that has done so.
Hoffman California Fabrics works with unique artists in creating special signature screenprint collections. One such artist is Rennie Rau Marquez, who spent 20 years as a concept designer for Disney Imagineering. Hoffman is delighted to have been successful in transferring Rennie’s whimsical “Ark For Birds” into a beautiful screenprint collection. See more of Rennie’s brightly colored folkart at her website.
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Win One of Three Quilt Kit Prizes from Hoffman Fabrics!
Bali Love Song
“Bali Love Song” is a quilt kit made up of a Cherry Hoffman Bali Pops®, plus a Hoffman Bali Batik, a Hoffman Bali Style 1895 Hand-dye and backing fabric. The pattern with the fabrics make a 56” X 56” quilt.
“Watermelon Shuffle” is a quilt kit made up of a Watermelon Hoffman Bali Pops®, plus a Hoffman Bali Batik, a Hoffman Bali Style 1895 Hand-dye and backing fabric. The pattern with the fabrics make a 56” X 66” quilt.
“Izumi” is the Japanese word for "fountain" or "spring," and how fitting that our screenprint collection would depict a glorious oasis with koi fish and water birds. Inspired by the elegance of silk kimonos, Izumi suggests Asian-art brushpainting. Minimalist lines and strong color make for a modern freshness. The barest touch of gold metallic suggests gold thread running through the fabrics. The project “Izumi Pond” designed by Toby Lischko of Gateway Quilts ‘N’ Stuff features octagon blocks and whips us into a 63” X 77” quilt.
Here's How to Enter:
Write a 4 line poem to Hoffman Fabrics expressing your love of their Bali Batiks. The first letter of each line should spell BALI.
Here is an example:
Are the best
Line of fabric
In the world.
You are all so very creative, we can't wait to hear what you have to say :)
All entries must be posted by midnight (EST) February 29th, 2012. One entry per person please! Please note: You must be logged in to Quilters Club of America to leave a comment. If you haven't created an account, it's easy! All you need is a username, password and email address.
Three lucky winners will be announced in March. Good Luck!
Disclaimer: Winners will be notified via email. If you are notified as a winner, you will have 7 days to respond to the email. If you do not respond, your prize will be awarded at random to another participant.
The three lucky winners are:
Bring on the Bali Batiks
And the patterns to make
Lovely quilts, as Hoffman
Is the best material to use
Bet on the mystic
As you gave at the batiks
Love you Bali line
I can't get enough dream time
B oy, I would love to win
A Bali Batik Quilt Kit
L ike Watermelon Shuffle or
I zumi Pond