20/5 Quilted and Painted Mandala or Feather


Friday 20th May

10 -4 pm   £42

Learn the technique we used on our Best in Show quilt at Festival of Quilts 2021.

We will quilt and we will paint with our easy to use glitter liners. You can choose a Christmas design or a Mandala design. I have designs for free motion quilting or straight stitch with a walking foot to accommodate all abilities.

To keep the guidelines of social distancing we can now only have 8 students per class. The class still costs £42, to secure your place you can now only pay a deposit and we will be in touch closer to date to confirm that it’s safe to run the class and to require the remaining £32.

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In the class, we will spend the morning tracing and quilting the Mandala design onto our fabric and wadding sandwich. I have several designs you will be able to choose from, 5 different Mandala designs and 2 different Christmas trees if you wish. The project is suitable for those experienced with free-motion quilting as well as those who have no quilting experience as I have designs for walking foot as well.

The afternoon will be then dedicated to the “colouring” the shapes with Marabu liners. We will have some practice runs before we embark on the actual project. You will have the full use of all the range of colours on the day plus opportunity to purchase some paint if you’ll wish to continue more at home.

Additional information

Date and Time

Friday 20th May 2022
10am – 4pm

Skills level



Vendulka Battais – Owner of OliVen, she's been now teaching for 9 years. With no formal training, Vendulka is self-taught and her passion is to create with love and pass her knowledge onto her students.


OliVen, Bridge Farm Barns, Hadleigh Road, Monks Eleigh, Ipswich, IP7 7AY
Free all-day parking on site
Teas and coffees provided. There is a tearoom on site where you can purchase your lunch or feel free to bring your own – we have a fridge and microwave in the workroom.


You will need to bring a piece of plain-ish fabric in the size you’d like your hanging
or your cushion to be. Usually Fat quarter is big enough unless you want to go
bigger. This can be a light or dark colour.
Wadding of the same size (or a little bit bigger)
Backing fabric – preferably calico or plain LIGHT fabric as we will trace a design onto the back, if your front fabric will be too dark or to avoid the lines showing
Thread for the quilting – variegated looks really good, choose one which will stand
out on your top fabric
Sewing machine with walking foot or free motion quilting foot – whichever you
prefer to work with
Extension table for you machine if you have one
Marking pen
Usual sewing kit


Cancellation with 2 weeks notice – we will refund your payment or offer you a place on a future workshop.

Cancellations within 13 – 8 days of the workshop – we will refund 50% of the payment.

Last-minute cancellations, ie. 7 days or less before a workshop – we’re afraid we cannot refund any payments as from experience we’ve found it impossible to fill places at such short notice.

Full refund for cancellation under 14 days possible if we replace you. Thank you for understanding with these formalities.

A requirement list can be found in the previous tab. The cost of supplies and fabrics are not included in the cost of the workshop unless stated. If you purchase your supplies for the workshop at OliVen you will receive 5% discount.

A sewing machine or overlocker can be hired in the shop for £5 a day – subject to availability.

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