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 4th 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 unpackaged, and some packaging for you. 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. (We try our best to return your specific packaging but due to the volume of quilts we can’t guarantee this).

Option 2: Collect West Sussex

All quilts that are posted back or taken to Bill Bowden will be repackaged by our team of Quilt Angels. We will try our best to return your quilt in your specific packaging but due to the volume of quilts we can’t guarantee this).

£6 fee (return of quilt only)

You can collect your quilt from either West Sussex any time between 9.30am and 8.00pm on Tuesday 6th August, and between 8.00am and 8.00pm from Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th August 2019.

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

Option 3: Return by Post/Courier

Prices below

With over 750 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 9th August 2019.

Return postage costs

UK EU Outside EU
Miniature (max 1.5kg) £10 £30 £38
Small (max dimension any way of 1.5m, max weight 3kg) £20 £40 £47
Large (over 1.5m in any direction, max weight 12kg) £25 £45 £52


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