by Mary Beth Krapil

I’m hungry to share some of this collection that was on display at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo last week in Lakeland, FL. A group of sweet quilts, and like the sign says, “Zero calories”! This special exhibit is the result of a juried and judged challenge issued by Wisconsin Public Television with Nancy Zieman Productions in conjunction with the 2018 Quilt Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.

The variety of techniques and materials used was delightful!


Katherine used raw edge applique and the chef’s hat and apron are 3 dimensional. She employed fabric covered pipe cleaners for the chef’s hair and the stars are made from glow in the dark fabric.

Galactic Goodies
by Katherine Dossman
Belton, Texas


Marianne used creamy fabrics, lace and luscious trimmings to create her delicious looking cake.

I Do…Love Fabric
by Lois Knaack
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
quilted by Marianne Belier


Phyllis added sparkly gold candles and shiny pearl buttons to make her birthday cake shine.

Birthday Cake
by Phyllis Campbell
Rockford, Illinois


Linda celebrates cupcakes with her quilt and rows of colorful cherries to salute!

Mega Cupcakes with Saluting Cherries
by Linda Marcangelo
Oak Park, Illinois


Renate is honoring her parents and German heritage and traditions with her sweet quilt. Her father was a pastry chef who would bring home an assortment of pastries on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday Afternoon Coffee
by Renate Diedrick
Green Bay, Wisconsin


Bonnie took fabric and lace from wedding gowns and satin from a gown for the binding. The cake topper is a wedding veil!

Let Them Eat Cake
by Bonnie Zahnow
Cedarburg, Wisconsin


Gloria managed to take all the guilt away! She used her vast collection of food themed fabrics. What a great way to get your “5 a day”.

All Major Food Groups in One Birthday Cake
by Gloria Welniak
Cottage Grove, WI


Deb wanted to create movement in her quilt, so she had some of her cupcakes tumble from the old-time carnival glass cake stand.

by Deb Kipp
Gillette, Wyoming


Laurie’s quilt really made me smile with her pin-up girl complete with tattoo. (It says, “Bake Gluten Free”.) She found fabric with baking words for her dress. The quilt is embellished with loose glitter, nail polish, donut themed buttons, silk flowers, rick-rack, bugle beads, fabric marker and a vintage earring!

Cupcake Betty
by Laurie Ceesay
Menominee, Michigan


Birgit’s sweet twins were created with pen and ink sketching on cotton, then colored with colored pencils, paint and markers. Everything was assembled on the background, then thread painted.

Baking Us Some Mischief
by Birgit Ruotsala
Green Bay, Wisconsin


Lori’s modern quilt honored the tools used to create our sweet treats. The whisk was made with hand sewn 1/8th inch bias tape and the rest is machine pieced.

Tools of the Trade
Lori Schloesser
Watertown, Wisconsin