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 Festival

Free of Charge

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).

£7 fee (return of quilt only)

You can collect your quilt from either West Sussex any time between 9.30am and 8.00pm on Tuesday 3rd August, and between 8.00am and 8.00pm from Wednesday 4th – Friday 6th August 2021.

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

Option 3: Return by Post/Courier

Prices below

With over 800 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 6th August 2021.

Return postage costs

UKEUOutside 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)£26£45£52

(Please note, Winning Quilts travel onto our sister show The Knitting & Stitching Shows so will not be returned until December 2021).

Register your interest

Plans are underway for The Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham from 29 July – 1 August 2021.

Please help us understand your desire to attend this year’s event. By registering your interest you’ll get priority access to tickets before they go on general release.