Introducing ~ Svetlana from s.o.t.a.k handmade

on June 18 | in Contributors | by | with 28 Comments

Svetlana adds to our Ready,Set,Go! series today with really fun tutorial. Svetlana blogs at s.o.t.a.k handmade where she shares her absolutely gorgeous quilts, fun tutorials and more. It’s hard to believe she started her first quilt not too long ago (December 2010!)… Visit Svetlana and then stop back for her tutorial!

Hello, my name is Svetlana Sotak. I live with my husband, our three children, and one incredibly affectionate kitty in a Chicago suburb.

I have a part time job and a full time obsession with beautiful fabric, sewing, and fresh, modern quilting. I started sewing about two years ago and I have not stopped since. I like to make bright and colorful bags, pouches, pillows, and quilts. I recently started hand sewing felt stuffed animals, too (I needed an easy portable project for the summer outings with my kids).

One of Svetlana’s recent quilts…

I blog about my crafty adventures at s.o.t.a.k handmade and I have an Etsy store the kokoon where I sell some of my handmades.

This week you can win a copy of Where Women Create: Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women (May/June/July Volume 4 Issue 3), With Fabric & Thread by Joanna Figueroa or We Love Color: 16 Iconic Quilt Designers Create with Kona Solids Compiled by Susanne Woods.

Comment on any post this week to win, and learn more about the books in our June Book Giveaways post.

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28 Responses to Introducing ~ Svetlana from s.o.t.a.k handmade

  1. Heather K says:

    I’ve been following Svetlana for a while ~ so inspiring!

  2. Barb in MI says:

    Beautiful quilt – love the colors!

  3. Beth T says:

    It amazes me that you started sewing two years ago. It feels like I’ve been admiring you (worshiping your work) for far longer than that.

  4. Steph says:

    I found Svetlana’s blog through Giveaway Day–such beautiful quilts. And that rainbow string quilt is amazing!

  5. Lydia says:

    Thanks for pointing me to this beautiful blog! And a great book giveaway, too!

  6. Jenna B says:

    I am always looking for more amazing bloggers to read. Guess I found my next one.

  7. Lisa Marie says:

    Svetlana’s quilt that you pictured is gorgeous! I will check out her site.

  8. amorette says:

    love the colors in the strip quilt.

  9. lee says:

    The string quilt is great!! love Svetlana’s blog too!

  10. Aristi says:

    Svetlana’s work is amazing! I follow her now! :-)

    Thank you for a chance to win these great books!

  11. heidi says:

    love the string quilt!!!

  12. Cheryl B says:

    I just adore Svetlana’s quilt and I’m glad you made me aware of the blog and etsy store. I’m going there next to check out more quilts.

  13. Ramona says:

    I have the book We love color and it is a great book. My favorite quilts are lupine, ladders and Spring will come.

  14. Melissa Williams says:

    I love s.o.t.a.k handmade’s blog and I especially love that she’s only been doing this for a few years. Gives me some inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

  15. i’ve seen svetlana’s work and i think she’s very talented! her quilts are beatiful.

  16. Kirsten says:

    Svetlana has so many beautiful projects on her blog.

  17. cliodana says:

    this quilt is amazing, i realy love rainbow quilt!

  18. Irenoski88 says:

    I am a beginner and it’s really motivating to hear that someone who startedquilting just two years ago is now doing such beautiful things. I just stopped by Svetlana’s blog and I’m just loving her fun and easy tutorials, perfect for me to continue practising and improving!

  19. carriem says:

    What a lovely design!

  20. Debbie says:

    I also live outside Chicago and love to follow quilters’ blogs from the area.

  21. Fawn says:

    OMG what a beautiful quilt!!!! She sounds awesome!

  22. robin says:

    LOVE Svetlana’s quilt!

  23. Mary Jo says:

    Love looking at s.o.t.a.k Handmade. It is hard to tell if I like the patterns or the fabric selection the best.
    There is always inspiration .
    Thanks,

  24. Liz says:

    I am a huge fan of Svetlana and can’t wait to see what she comes up with!

  25. These books look great!! thanks for the chance to win one!

  26. LindaC says:

    thank you for the post about Svetlana’s blog, she has some beautiful quilts

  27. Debbie says:

    I love following Svetlana – she does beautiful work!

  28. Colleen says:

    Beautiful way to bust some scraps!

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