I sent 2 quilts off to Dallas yesterday for the show in a couple of weeks. One quilt had a crease right down the middle from when it was returned from the last show it was in. Last year I entered quite a few shows and I have been really surprised and disappointed with the condition of some of my quilts when they get returned. I send most of my larger quilts rolled in a tube container and the smaller ones in a flat box. Since they usually have quilt a few embellishments they really don't fold very well. I have gotten them back several times just shoved and squished in the boxes with ugly creases to deal with.
I understand that taking down the quilts and repacking them to send, must be one of the worst parts of a show since it is over and all the excitement is done. Now I am not saying that this happens every time but enough to bother me. For the last show I entered last year I sent a note included with the quilts with specific packing instructions and one of the quilts came back folded when I specifically said do not fold. Maybe I am expecting too much but I have been a little spoiled by the return packaging from Houston where they really handle the quilts with care. Has anyone had any similar experiences? Could it be the packaging?