Instructions on getting your Quilt to us

Delivery of your Quilt

ALL quilts need to arrive between Monday 25th July – Sunday  7th August 2022. (Quilts cannot be accepted after this date).

Instructions for how to label your quilt will be provided in July. We will provide a template for labels (onto which you will hand-write your entry number, which we will email to you). This unique Entry Number will only be available from the end of July.

Please make sure each quilt is packaged properly and clearly labelled with your name and contact details.

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

Please choose one of the following options to get your quilt to us:


Option 1 – DELIVER BY HAND to BBEL

Please deliver your quilt by hand to:

Bill Bowden Event Logistics  
Bill Bowden Event Logistics Ltd
4 Dickens Close
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 1SE
Tel: +44 (0) 203 475 2700

If delivering the quilt personally by hand, you MUST do so between Monday 25th July – Sunday 7th August. Delivery times Monday – Friday are between 8.00am and 8.00pm and at weekends between 9.00am and 5.00pm.

The cost for using the BBEL delivery point is £7.

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 
4 Dickens Close
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 1SE
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 internal administrative use only).

Under no circumstances should you post to any other address than Bill Bowden Event Logistics in West Sussex. Posting elsewhere puts your quilt at risk of getting lost or stolen and we cannot accept any responsibility in such circumstances.

Option 3 – DELIVER BY HAND to NEC

Alternatively you can hand deliver your quilt to the NEC, Birmingham on Monday 15th August between 10.00am and 4.00pm ONLY.

Deliver to:

Hall 9 at The NEC
North Avenue
Marston Green
Birmingham
B40 1NT

Please drop off your quilt quilt at the entrance to Hall 9.
The cost for using the NEC delivery point is £7.

Sending from Overseas

If you are posting your quilt from overseas please refer to our advice below. 
Please note any customs duty or charges must be covered by the entrant and will not be paid by the show organisers or by Bill Bowden Freight Logistics.

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:

Your Labels

Instructions for how to label your quilt will be provided in July. We will provide a template for three different labels (onto which you will hand-write your entry number, which we will email to you). This unique Entry Number will only be available from the end of July.

If you are entering more than one quilt, please ensure that the correct labels are placed with the appropriate entry.

You will need a label for the following:

*Please note that although we do our best to return your packaging after the show, we cannot guarantee it.

Sending Multiple Quilts in one Package

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

Thank you for entering this year’s Festival of Quilts Competition. We can’t wait to see all your entries! 

competition quilts