You have three choices for the return of your quilt(s), as follows:

Option 1: Collect at the end of The Festival

Free of charge

  • Collecting at the end of The Festival is by far the easiest and safest option to take. Why not collect for your friends too!
  • If you choose to collect your quilt on Sunday 13th August, you will be sent a collection slip which you must produce when collecting your work. This collection slip will be sent with your labels in June.
  • We envisage that the first quilts will be available for collection from 5.30pm and we aim to have them all collected by 6.30pm.
  • To speed the process our quilt teams will return the quilt itself and, separately, your packaging. Should you wish your quilt to be repackaged, this can be done, but priority will be given to those prepared to wrap their own work.

Option 2: Collect from London, West Sussex or York

£11 fee (includes delivery)

You can collect your quilt from either London or West Sussex any time between 9.30am and 5.00pm from Tuesday 15th August – Friday 18th August 2017. If collecting from the Quilt Museum in York the opening hours are 10.00am – 4.00pm.

See ‘Getting Your Entry to Us’ for address details.

Option 3: Return by Post/Courier

Prices below

With over 700 quilts to return in limited time, we regret that it is totally impractical to weigh and price each piece individually. Furthermore, whilst the entrant can choose any carrier, as organisers we are forced to select one, reputable organisation with a tracking system to entrust with the return of the quilts.
The prices below reflect these limitations and are heavily subsidised (particularly the overseas entries).

We anticipate that quilts to UK addresses will be returned by Friday 18th August 2017.

Return postage costs

UK EU Outside EU
Miniature (max 1.5kg) £10 £28 £38
Small (max dimension any way of 1.5m, max weight 3kg) £19 £37 £47
Large (over 1.5m in any direction, max weight 12kg) £24 £42 £52