Instructions on getting your Quilt back

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

Option 1: Collect at the end of the show

Free of Charge

Option 2: Collect from BBEL in West Sussex

All quilts that are posted back or taken to Bill Bowden Event Logistics for collection will be repackaged by our teams of Quilt Angels. The re-packing takes place at speed on the evening of Sunday 21st August, so while we will try our best to return your quilt in its original packaging, this isn’t always possible due to the high volume of quilts and the short time frame.

You can collect your quilt from BBEL any time between 9.30am and 8.00pm on Tuesday 23rd August, and between 8.00am and 8.00pm from Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th August 2022.

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

The cost for using BBEL to collect your quilt is £7.00

Option 3: Return by Post/Courier

To return your quilt by post / courier we use our reliable, experienced and long standing freight partner Bill Bowden Event Logistics. Depending on where you are in the world, they will work with other local carriers to get your quilt back quickly and safely.

With over 700 quilts to return in limited time, we regret that it is totally impractical to weigh and price each piece individually so our prices are standardised based on ‘small’, ‘medium’ and ‘large’ quilts. These prices have been held since 2019 despite rising costs and are heavily subsidised (particularly the overseas entries).

We anticipate that quilts to UK addresses will be returned by Friday 26th August 2022.

Return postage costs

UKEUOutside EU
Miniature (max 1.5kg)£10£30£38
Small (max dimension any way of 1.5m, max weight 3kg)£21£40£47
Large (over 1.5m in any direction, max weight 12kg)£26£45£52

(Please note, Winning Quilts travel onto our sister show The Knitting & Stitching Shows so will not be returned until December 2022).