Handi Quilter Best in Show Award 2021

The Best in Show quilt has been selected as the one most outstanding piece from all the winners, but it does not also win a category prize. The chosen piece wins a prize of £3500 thanks to our sponsor Hand Quilter.  

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Name Of Quilters: Vendulka & Oliver Battais 

Our Ladies

The judges agreed that this was “a wonderful collaboration of design and workmanship. We loved the variety of feathers and their balance of glorious colour. A masterclass in the stitching of an intricate Mandala, together with precise use of the glitter liner medium.”


175cm x 175cm


My husband designed the mandala, I have quilted it and we painted it together. 

The quilt is dedicated to all our customers and students – every feather is different and unique as are all “our ladies” who are part of our creative journey and who we appreciate and love working with.


Cotton batik fabric, Marabu Glitter and metallic liners

Technical Information:

Free motion quilting on the domestic machine and painting