Hoffman Fabrics has been a sponsor since June, 2009
In 1924, Rube Hoffman, a New York textile jobber, founded Hoffman California Fabrics, selling wool flannels to California department stores and clothing manufacturers. Soon, he was buying greige goods (undyed fabric) to imprint his own designs. Transitioning from a jobber to a converter, Rube played an important role in the growth of California's textile industry.
His sons, Philip and Walter, both championship surfers, joined the company in the 1950s and combined their passion for traveling to their favorite surfing spots with discovering unusual printing processes and different types of fabrics. Soon, Hoffman Fabrics abounded with their original designs of surfing scenes, beach life, and underwater settings.
The 1970s found the Hoffman Fabrics enjoying great success in the apparel industry. Then, the Whitney Museum held a groundbreaking quilt exhibition that elevated quilt making to an art form. Around the same time, the American Bicentennial and the TV program "Roots" piqued the country's interest in its history. Everyone began searching for their own roots. Anything homemade and connected to our individual past was greatly sought after, and quilts headed our lists because of its storytelling tradition. The quilt world exploded, and Hoffman Fabrics answered demand by making quilting fabrics.
Today, three generations of Hoffmans are actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the company. More than eighty employees are involved with filling orders and shipping fabric to retail fabric stores, craft shops, quilt stores, apparel makers, wholesale distributors, and manufacturers throughout the world. Our Design Department creates more than 800 designs of colorful screenprints and luscious Bali batiks each year. Our fabrics are sold by independent sales reps that call on customers throughout the U.S.
How Hoffman Fabrics Sponsors Quilters Club of America:
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Watch this great music video from Taylor Swift, she is wearing pajamas made with Hoffman Fabrics' Woodlands fabric collection. This adorable pillow can also be made with the Woodlands collection, it is available to QCA premium members.