Packaging Your Quilt

Sending multiple entries in one package

We will permit more than one quilt to be sent within one parcel but only when:

  • The quilts all come from the same person
  • Care is taken to ensure the weight limits are not exceeded (see the entry form)
  • You tape the external packaging labels for ALL the enclosed quilts to the outside of your parcel so our ‘Quilt Angels’ know what has arrived.

 
Advice on how to package your quilt

Packaging the quilt is ultimately the responsibility of the maker, but we advise the following methods if possible:

  • Roll your quilt face-out around a cylindrical tube (cardboard if possible) putting acid-free tissue paper between each roll if possible.
  • Alternatively, fold it into as small a parcel as possible (with tissue paper inserted to avoid creases).
  • Both rolled and folded quilts should be covered in bubble wrap to ensure it is waterproof and to limit possible damage.
  • Rolled quilts should then be covered in brown paper and an address label attached.
  • Folded quilts can be packaged in a box if available, or covered in brown paper with the address label attached.
  • Attach a ‘From’ label but make it clear which is the ‘From’ and ‘To’ address. If your address labels are hand-written, please write clearly in BLOCK capitals.
  • If you are entering a 3D item or wearable art piece, please make sure you provide adequate protection for your work.
  • *Please note that although we do our best to return your packaging after the show, we cannot guarantee it.

 

Labels

Three labels (to help us identify your quilt) will be sent to you.

Please note, we intend to email labels to those of you sending work from overseas.

If you are entering more than one quilt, please ensure that the correct labels are placed with the appropriate entry.
On each sheet of labels you will find:

  • The first label is to be fixed to the back of the quilt detailing the name and address of the maker plus the relevant competition. Please sew a flap of fabric on the back of the quilt to cover this label, to ensure anonymity during the judging.
  • The second label should go on the outside of the packaging (which will not reveal the detail of the contents).
  • The third label is to be attached to your packaging to help us with the return of your quilt.
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      Labels for Young Quilter / Embroiderer will be written in the name of the adult / carer who has entered for them. Please be assured that the child’s name will appear in the catalogue.

      Please note that the labels we provide are for administrative purposes. We do not provide postage labels – you will need to create these yourself.

      If your labels are delayed in the post or you need to get your quilt to us before they arrive, you can create your own labels. Please call us on +44 (0) 20 7688 6830 to find out your Entry Number (only available from the beginning of July), and make sure each quilt is packaged properly and clearly labelled with your name and contact details.

       

      Delivery of Your Quilt

      Deadline for receipt of all quilts is between Monday 17th July – Friday 28th July 2017.

      Please choose one of the following options to get your quilt to us:
      Option 1 – DELIVERY BY HAND
      Costs £11 (includes delivery and collection).
      Choose from one of the following locations to deliver by hand:

      Upper Street Events offices in London
      Upper Street Events, 58 White Lion Street, Islington, London N1 9PP
      Tel: +44 (0) 20 7688 6830
      Nearest tube Angel.

      Bill Bowden Event Logistics in West Sussex
      Bill Bowden Event Logistics Ltd
      Unit 4 The Bell Centre, Newton Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9FZ
      Tel: +44 (0) 203 475 2700

      The NEC, Birmingham
      Drop off your quilt between 10am – 4pm on Monday 7th August 2017 ONLY. Please drop off your quilt quilt at the entrance to Hall 8.

      The Office of The Quilters’ Guild
      St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PW
      Tel: +44 (0) 1904 613242

      If delivering the quilt personally by hand, you MUST do so between 9.30am and 5.00pm from Monday 17th July – Friday 28th July 2017 (10.00am – 4.00pm for The Offices of The Quilters’ Guild). PLEASE DO NOT DELIVER AT THE WEEKEND.

      Option 2 – POST YOUR QUILT
      If you wish to post your quilt, it must be posted to our shippers
      Bill Bowden Event Logistics in West Sussex at the following address:

      Bill Bowden Event Logistics Ltd
      Unit 4 The Bell Centre, Newton Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9FZ
      Tel: +44 (0) 203 475 2700

      The cost of postage will depend on the courier or service you choose. Please create your own postage label (the labels we send you are for our administrative use only).

      If you are posting your quilt from overseas please refer to these instructions

      Under no circumstances should you post to any other address than Bill Bowden Event Logistics in West Sussex.