Modern Machine Quilting DVD Blog Hop: Day Five

On the fifth day of the blog hop…

We say hello to Svetlana Sotak of S.O.T.A.K handmade!

Svetlana came to our first meeting of the Naperville Modern Quilters Guild and has joined in the fun ever since.

We had a sew-in in the snow last year and Svetlana was one of the four brave souls to attend. She stitched away on her blocks and got lots done!


With three children at home she doesn’t waste a minute. How else would she get this wonderful Pinkie Pie quilt finished for her daughter?


Svetlana loves to make pillows…


They all have hidden zippers in the back…that’s quite a few steps up from my pillowcase finishes…

And of course she writes her much loved and widely read blog with followers from around the globe. Svetlana is a first generation immigrant like me and it’s always good to share opinions and insights into the wonderful ways of the Americans!! We are going to share a room at Sewtopia in the spring and I am looking forward to it.

She has already told me she enjoyed the DVD and has a project to share with you so check out her blog and come back here and post a comment.

Don’t forget, I am giving away a DVD to one lucky reader who posts a comment here on my blog by Christmas Day. Make sure you don’t miss a stop! Here’s the complete list so if you have missed any you can find them.

Monday, December 15th:  Faith Jones
Tuesday, December 16th:  Bonnie Hunter
Wednesday, December 17th:  Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday, December 18th:  Maddie Kertay
Friday, December 19th:  Svetlana Sotak
Saturday, December 20th:  Julia Wood
Sunday, December 21st:  Laura Wasilowski
Monday, December 22nd:  Pokey Bolton
Tuesday, December 23rd:  Susan Brubaker Knapp
Wednesday, December 24th: ME!

All comments are moderated so don’t worry if yours doesn’t show up right away! Thanks…


  1. Rachael Click said:

    I’ve been reading the blog hop and am even more excited about this opportunity now than I was on day 1. My goal is that I will my current quilt top and have 2 quilts to quilt over the holiday break.

    December 19, 2014
  2. jewelryfun said:

    I’ve been thinking about making a quilt and quilting it myself. I could really use your dvd!

    December 19, 2014
  3. Just like Rachael Clark, I’m getting very excited. After Santa leaves town, I’m going to give it a try. I’m really enjoying the blogs and would love to win a copy of the DVD. Thank you

    December 19, 2014
  4. Reece said:

    The blog hop is doing a great job at showing your work and I love it. I feel like a hack sometimes when I am straight line quilting and I would love to get more refined with some direction and tricks. Thanks for the chance to win!

    December 19, 2014
  5. Cathy said:

    Would love to learn how to do something other than just straight lines! thanks for the chance

    December 19, 2014
  6. Nancy R said:

    This looks like a great DVD, always interested in learning techniques for quilting with a walking foot. Those spirals I saw on Svetlana’s blog look incredible!

    December 19, 2014
  7. Ellee said:

    For all the times I’ve tried machine quilting, I still need a lot of help. I don’t know if it’s a mental block or what. This DVD looks to be just the right approach to kick-start me to successful machine quilting.

    December 19, 2014
  8. RoseyToesSewsRose Smith said:

    I’ve just hopped over from Svetlana’s blog, and I’m really impressed with her quilting. Your DVD sounds great!

    December 19, 2014
  9. Linda Hiatt said:

    This blog hop has been fun and I’m getting lots of new ideas. I’ll have to win this DVD to complete all the projects I’ve started! LOL

    December 19, 2014
  10. Jasmine said:

    Looks fun! I am always looking for more quilting designs.

    December 19, 2014
  11. Nancy said:

    This looks great. If I don’t win a dvd I’m sure I’ll buy one!

    December 19, 2014
  12. Stephanie said:

    OMG I need this DVD so much! I just don’t like FMQ, I know right don’t kill me! I love the walking foot so much more than the darning foot!!

    December 19, 2014
  13. Anita said:

    I would love to improve my machine quilting. I’ve only tried circle quilting once it didn’t go too well.

    Happy holidays.

    December 19, 2014
  14. Mary Tyner said:

    would love to win the DVD. new at quilting

    December 19, 2014
  15. Alyson matsuo said:

    Would love to win your DVD and try a new technique.

    December 19, 2014
  16. Jeanne Weaver said:

    I would love to win your DVD! I am in the middle of my first BIG queen sized quilt and am going to need help when I get to the basting and quilting!

    December 19, 2014
  17. sharon said:

    I have been learning to use the long arm but there are limits esp with straight lines and the spiral that I love
    I would like to watch your dvd

    December 19, 2014
  18. Marla said:

    I love the placemats Svetlana made after watching your DVD! I’m working on expanding my machine quilting skills and your new video looks like just the ticket.

    December 19, 2014
  19. Whiskers said:

    I MUST have this DVD, I must, I must. Oh, Santa, please……..

    December 19, 2014
  20. Colleen said:

    Your DVD looks really helpful. Thank you for the chance to win.

    December 19, 2014
  21. paulsonfam said:

    This DVD looks amazing! I want to learn more about quilting by machine. . .

    December 19, 2014
  22. sogalthoughts said:

    I completed my first quilt this year and it is now at the quilters. My goal for next year is to quilt the next one myself. A sewing machine is my Christmas present from my husband. Now to decide on what to buy! I would love this DVD.

    December 19, 2014
  23. Even more reveals on your wonderful instruction in the book! Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the drawing. I could really benefit from this!

    December 19, 2014
  24. This kind of quilting intrigues me- I would love a copy of the DVD. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    December 19, 2014
  25. Quilting Tangent said:

    Sounds great, any tips on quilting are welcome.

    December 19, 2014
  26. Lyn Crump said:

    2015 is the year I get back into quilting on my domestic machine, so it will be good to put some of your ideas into practice.

    December 19, 2014
  27. C. said:

    Would love a chance to win this DVD 🙂

    December 19, 2014
  28. Ellie Wood said:

    I would LOVE to have some help! SOunds like you have secrets we all should know! Thanks for the opportunity to maybe be the lucky one!

    December 19, 2014
  29. Kelsey said:

    I’m brand new to quilting – tackling my first quilt over the holidays as I just received my first sewing machine! Going to check out your DVD!

    December 19, 2014
  30. Tabitha K. said:

    Your DVD looks like it would be a great teaching tool and I would love to win! Thanks for a chance!

    [email protected]

    December 19, 2014
  31. jesshea said:

    Sounds like a great DVD!

    December 19, 2014
  32. Susan said:

    I love the spiral quilting and would love to learn to do it well. Would love yourDVD!

    December 19, 2014
  33. Betsy said:

    This would be so helpful. I love the spiral quilting.

    December 19, 2014
  34. Nancy Stokholm said:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win your DVD, I read about it on Svetlana’s blog today. It sounds right up my alley, I am just venturing into machine quilting and would love to learn more.

    December 19, 2014
  35. Patti said:

    After a few bad experiences I was almost ready to give up on stitching anything other than straight lines. Your DVD sounds like the answer to my prayers! Thanks for a chance to win!

    December 19, 2014
  36. Nancy said:

    Looks like a great DVD… thanks for the giveaway.

    December 19, 2014
  37. Diane said:

    Read about your DVD from Svetlana’s blog. Looking forward to hopping to the other reviews. It looks like a great DVD!

    December 19, 2014
  38. Jackie said:

    I’d love to win a copy of your dvd! I’ve always wanted to try quiting a spiral.

    December 19, 2014
  39. Hi there, hopping over from Svetlana’s blog! She has certainly inspired me to be more adventurous in my quilting. Would love the opportunity to learn from your dvd. Many thanks for the giveaway! Jxo

    December 19, 2014
  40. Laura said:

    Hi Found this hop through Svetlana’s blog. Love the idea of straight line quilting. Your spirals are beautiful Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    December 19, 2014
  41. Mary Ann said:

    I quilt on my sewing machine and would love this DVD. Looks very informative and helpful.

    December 19, 2014
  42. Karen said:

    I found your blog thru sotak. Great give away. This dvd would be so very helpful. Like a one on one lesson. Thanks for hosting this give away. Mrscummings2u at Gmail dot com

    December 19, 2014
  43. Traci powell said:

    I would love a copy of your DVD. I think straight line quilting looks so great and I would love to learn your techniques. Thank you so much!!!

    December 19, 2014
  44. Anne Dawson said:

    The DVD looks great. I really need some help finishing things!
    Thanks for the chance to win

    December 19, 2014
  45. Karen said:

    Svetlana’s spirals–WOW! I have my very first quilt–a table runner–upstairs all ready to quilt, so on to some straight lines! Your DVD looks like a real winner

    December 19, 2014
  46. cindy said:

    From what I’m reading on the blog during this hop your dvd is a must have for the new year! Going on my wish list. 🙂

    December 19, 2014
  47. Jean said:

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I would love to see your video and learn your techniques.

    December 19, 2014
  48. pauline said:

    Oh I need to learn how to use my walking foot – this looks so good!

    December 20, 2014
  49. Debi Winchester said:

    December 19 was my Birthday! I looked on Svetlana’s blog in the wee tiny hours of the morning and she had not yet posted about your lovely DVD. I did read about her little pencil cases. DH whisked me away for a wonderful day trip to an Amish community and let me wander through the fabric shop there. Oh yeah some fabric followed me home. So I just read Svetlana’s post this morning and was again inspired by your wonderful DVD. It would make a great Birthday Gift!!! I’m headed off to make a set of placemats and will wait until Monday to quilt them.

    December 20, 2014
    • catherineredford said:

      Hope you had a happy birthday. Mine’s coming up soon!

      December 21, 2014
  50. springleafstudios said:

    I’d love to learn more about what can be done with a walking foot besides simple straight lines.

    December 20, 2014
  51. Debra said:

    I am always looking to learn new techniques and new ideas for finishing my pieces.

    December 21, 2014
  52. Morgan said:

    I would love to have this video and learn your techniques .. Thanks for making your knowledge available to everyone. 🙂

    December 21, 2014
  53. Would love some help with choosing quilting patterns etc. That stumps me. I have a couple of quilts that need quilting. Well, I guess they are not really quilts if they are not quilted…….

    December 22, 2014
  54. Jill Leslie said:

    Svetlana has a lovely site too. And she highly endorses your new DVD. Neat blogspot shop hop!

    January 10, 2016

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