Seams Unlikely—Nancy Zieman Explains Why She Wrote An Autobiography

Seams Unlikely, autobiography by Nancy Zieman

Seams Unlikely—Nancy Zieman Explains Why She Wrote An Autobiography

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Seams Unlikely, autobiography by Nancy ZiemanIt ended up being a watershed day when I keyed  “Nancy Zieman” into the Google search box. The terms “Nancy Zieman face,” “Nancy Zieman stroke,” and “Nancy Zieman smile” instantly popped up. My first reaction was embarrassment. Then I thought, “What—not a mention of sewing or quilting!”

That casual search caused me to pause, think, and realize that all of you watching Sewing With Nancy or paging through a Nancy’s Notions catalog had good reason to wonder why my face is not symmetrical. After all, it’s something I can’t hide!

What happens to us does not define us unless we let it.

Okay, I admit, writing an autobiography might appear like a rather pompous project. But all is not what it seems or seams as in this case!

My reason for writing is this: Each of us faces challenges. Some are larger than others. But what happens to us does not define us unless we let it. If this book can help others gain confidence in the face of challenge, that will bring me great joy.

Read a sample chapter online or view the video

I’ve written a lot of books, but this is the first book without a single sewing or quilting tip or technique. To read a sample chapter, visit SeamsUnlikey.com and click on “The Book”.

Or, view this short video.

httpvh://youtu.be/-mugEwLlxOU

I am generally a private person, but . . .

… once deciding to write an autobiography, I had to tell the story. (I liken it to wearing a skimpy swimsuit on a crowded beach when you have no business wearing a bikini. Gulp.) Here are a few images from the book and topics that are covered.

  • I grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Bell’s palsy hit early, when I was 14 months old.

Seams Unlikely autobiography by Nancy Zieman

  • 4-H played an important part of my life. That’s me hiding in the back row. Beth, Valerie, Vicki, Peggy, and I were all wearing the jumpers and blouses we made in the second year of 4-H.

Seams Unlikely autobiography by Nancy Zieman

  • Facial issues were not my only physical challenge. That was a long, hot summer in leg casts.

Seams Unlikely autobiography by Nancy Zieman

  • I started Nancy’s Notions literally from the kitchen table. (Obviously my outfit that day was less than coordinated!)

Seams Unlikely autobiography by Nancy Zieman

  • Our first warehouse was once a chicken house!

Seams Unlikely autobiography by Nancy Zieman

  • As the business grew, more family members became involved. (My father-in-law Earl, and our son Ted, moving into a new warehouse.)

Seams Unlikely autobiography by Nancy Zieman

  • Eventually, Nancy’s Notions home grew to this!

Seams Unlikely autobiography by Nancy Zieman

  • Sewing With Nancy had equally humble beginnings. Early TV shows were economically produced. It appears we didn’t use the vacuum cleaner very often. Those are tape spike marks that show the placement for the demonstration table. The studio was so small that we had to reset the studio between videotaping table and sewing machine segments.

Seams Unlikely autobiography by Nancy Zieman

  • Now its lights, camera, and sewing action!

Seams Unlikely autobiography by Nancy Zieman

  • As Sewing With Nancy and our business grew, so did our family. This photo was taken on “Gotcha” Day, or the day Tommy, our youngest son, arrived in our lives.

Seams Unlikely Autobiography by Nancy Zieman

  • Our family has grown!

Seams Unlikely autobiography by Nancy Zieman

There’s a lot more in the book!

Seams Unlikely is a  300 page book with an extra 16-page section of photos. The book is now available in stores. For a listing of stores/web sites where Seams Unlikely is available, visit SeamsUnlikey.com and click on “Where to Purchase”.

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A portion of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to adoption services.

Read an online article from Book Fun Magazine, see page 52.

Ebooks now available

Seams Unlikely is now available at Amazon for Kindle readers, on Google Play for Android devices, at Barnes and Noble for the Nook and from Apple in iBook formats. Enter search words, “Seams Unlikely”.

Seams Unlikely Kindle format

Blog Tour!

Today kicks off the Seams Unlikely Blog Tour. Twenty-eight talented bloggers have been sent an advance copy of Seams Unlikely. Over the next two weeks each blog=ger will share a review of the book at their blog. Mark your calendar to click below each day and read new insights into the book. Here’s the schedule:

Seams Unlikely Autobiography by Nancy Zieman

February 4          Nancy Zieman           http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog

February 5          Eileen Roche          http://dzgns.com/blog/

February 5          Pat Sloan          http://patsloan.typepad.com/

February 6          Melissa Stramel          http://melissaslilaclane.blogspot.com

February 6          The Long Ladies          http://www.mariemadelinestudio.typepad.com/

February 6          Tori Thompson          http://totallystitchin.net

February 7          Amy Barickman          http://www.indygojunction.com/blog/

February 7          Melissa Mora          http://mellysews.com

February 8          Shari Butler          http://www.doohikeydesignstudio.com/blog/

February 8          Vicki Christensen          http://www.sewinspiredblog.com/

February 9          Carolina Moore          http://alwaysexpectmoore.com

February 9          Kate Mclvor          https://theconfidentstitch.squarespace.com/blog/

February 10          Amy Ellis          http://amyscreativeside.com/blog/

February 10          Melissa Mortenson          http://www.polkadotchair.com

February 11          Ilene Miller          http://happyvalleyprimitives.blogspot.com/

February 12         Liz Hicks          http://blogerisms.blogspot.com/

February 11          Rachael Pannepacker          http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

February 12          Bill Gardner          http://www.quiltersnewsletter.com/blogs/insideqn/

February 12          Elizabeth Evans          http://www.simplesimonandco.com

February 13          Amy Webb          http://www.amylouwhosews.com/

February 13          Lindsay Wilkes          http://thecottagemama.com/blog/

February 14          Gertie Hirsch          http://www.blogforbettersewing.com

February 14          Veronica Philips          http://cloverusa.wordpress.com/

February 15          Jenny Gabriel          http://www.sewvacoutletblog.com

February 15          Laura Wasilowski         http://artfabrik.com

February 16          Frieda Anderson          http://www.friestyle.com

February 16          Rita Farro          http://ritassewfun.blogspot.com

February 17          Cindy Cloward          http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/blog/

February 17          Joan Hawley          http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/blog/

February 17          Patty Young          http://modkidboutique.blogspot.com

February 18          Nancy Zieman          http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/

Nancy Zieman's Giveaway

We’re giving away twenty copies of Seams Unlikely.  Please leave a comment below to qualify for book giveaways. Twenty random winners will be announced February 18, 2014.

Thought for the day!

Improbable. Doubtful. Unlikely. We often say those words out loud or plant them firmly in the back of our minds, but they don’t have to be true.

Bye for now,

Nancy Zieman The Blog

Nancy Zieman—author, pattern designer, businesswomen, producer, and national sewing authority—is the host of the popular show Sewing With Nancy®, which appears exclusively on public television stations across the United States and Canada. Follow Nancy’s Blog at NancyZieman.com/Blog and sign up to receive Nancy’s E-News for the latest news in Sewing, Quilting, & Creating.
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923 Comments

  • EIleen Weller
    February 4, 2014

    Have been shopping and sewing with Nancy for years and would love a copy of her book!

  • Amanda Freidline
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, you have always been an inspiration to me. I grew up watching you with my mother, whom also adored you and was quite the seamstress herself! Every Saturday morning would be spent cuddled on the couch watching, learning, and shushing anyone who dared speak over our television! She has now passed, but I carry on the tradition of watching and learning (and shushing!) with my daughter. You are a beautiful person, inside and out! Thank you for sharing your talent and gifts with the world and not letting your challenges, or the world, define you! You, my dear, are an Overcomer! 1 John 4:4, 1 John 5:4-5

  • Aimee Yamaoka
    February 4, 2014

    I’m glad that you finally wrote about yourself. I first watched you in our local PBS station, KHET, and just admired you for being so calm, organized and deliberate. I have always admired women who have become so successful, not just in business, but in many facets of their lives – I applaud you in more ways than you can imagine. I’ve been retired for 11 years taking on the sewing I stopped after getting married, working full time and raising a family. So now I should have no problem restarting? Well, actually I do sew in fits and starts. I look forward to reading more about you so I can get inspired, organized, and sew like I did as a teenager!

  • Joan
    February 4, 2014

    The book looks awesome!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jane McLean
    February 4, 2014

    Thanks so much for sharing your improbable yet inspiring story. The ability to laugh at yourself while believing in yourself is a gift you share freely!

  • Rita Pirkey
    February 4, 2014

    wow . I am imppresed! I had no idea.

  • Janet Johnson
    February 4, 2014

    I love you Nancy. I have always watched your show for years. I am so anxious to read your book.

  • bonnie glover
    February 4, 2014

    hope the book brings in a lot of money for the service.

  • Laura McGrath
    February 4, 2014

    When I was growing up I didn’t know anyone else my age who liked sewing the way I did. After discovering you on PBS, I knew I wasn’t alone and have watched your show since it started all those years ago. Love it, and think you’re wonderful!

  • Donna B
    February 4, 2014

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing snippets from your adventurous life, wish you much success with the book

  • Terri Rundlett
    February 4, 2014

    I have always enjoyed Sewing with Nancy! Can’t wait to read her book!

  • Diane
    February 4, 2014

    I have enjoyed watching your program for years. Nancy, the world will benefit greatly from your inspiring story.

  • Judy McGraw
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy
    You are a true inspiration, I began watching your show
    in the 1980’s. I was inspired by your facing your difficulties I knew if
    you could so could I. I decided to go back to school I finished with a
    Master Degree. I was told in high Schiller I was not college material. Thank you Nancy.

  • Mary Jo Pigott groom
    February 4, 2014

    I got my copy! Thank you for writing you. You are inspirational.

  • Debbie M
    February 4, 2014

    Can’t wait to read more about you, Nancy! Thanks for counting me in.

  • Vicki
    February 4, 2014

    Congratulations Nancy. Looking forward to reading your book.

  • Lela Hunt
    February 4, 2014

    I have always loved watching your show for years between working as a nurse and raising a family etc. I have admired you for being able to do what you do and the patience you always show . I am lolling forward to your book.

  • Laurie
    February 4, 2014

    You are an inspiration to women everywhere and definitely the best sewing teacher I ever had. Thank you for your sewing books, your tv show and for sharing everthing you know with us.

  • Betty
    February 4, 2014

    I was delighted to learn that you have written an autobiography. I have been watching you for many years because of your talent you share with us, but also because of the warmth and easy going personality that shows when you are teaching us. Thank you for your inspiration! Most Sincerely, Betty Smith

  • Nancy Sullivan
    February 4, 2014

    You are inspiring. Just watching you make all those beautiful quilts, jackets etc. Your incredible life defines you.

  • Denise Kniss
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your story. God Bless you for sharing your talents!

  • Sonja
    February 4, 2014

    Can’t wait to learn all about your interesting life.

  • Sandy Kent
    February 4, 2014

    Can’t wait to get and read your book. So happy I was able to meet you. Such a nice caring person.

  • Elaine
    February 4, 2014

    I was already so moved by the story of a woman who faced such challenges. Then I saw the picture of you in casts and just about lost it! I am even more impressed by your fortitude, evidently there for many, many years. Nancy, you didn’t just adjust and overcome, you totally excelled and conquered! I pray that your story will give others courage. A fan for so, so long…

  • Peggy Mason
    February 4, 2014

    I remember the excitement I felt when first discovered Sewing with Nancy on my local PBS station. It was probably the first show, or at least the first season. I learned so much from your experiences about fitting clothes to my body rather than pattern companies’ ideals. I have broad shoulders and back then, an abundant bust. My clothes always fit wonderfully after I started watching & using your techniques.

    I remember when Tommy came into your family.

    I still watch every Sunday after church. And now I DVR instead of video tape. Please keep it up. And I’ll keep sewing with Nancy.

  • Mary C. dolan
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, I think your courage is commendable. You have made your life your own and that is something to be proud of. You bring happiness and fulfillment to many, many people for many reasons, so please keep on keeping on!
    Mary
    P.S. I live in Ireland — I hope I still have a shot at the book :o)!

  • Mary C. dolan
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, you are a courageous woman who has made her life her own, and many people have benefitted from you. Your sharing of sewing skills brings contentment to many, so keep on keeping on!

    I live in Ireland – I hope this doesn’t discount me for a shot at the book.

    Mary

  • Carolyn
    February 4, 2014

    Looking forward to reading your story. Looks like you have a beautiful family.

  • Peggy
    February 4, 2014

    You a very talented lady !

  • Sharon Green
    February 4, 2014

    You are such an inspiration to the sewing enthusiasts who watch your show! I will have one of your books whether I am chosen or not. Thank you for sharing you love of sewing.

  • RobinDenning
    February 4, 2014

    Fascinating! I look forward to reading the book. Congratulations.

  • Mary Jane
    February 4, 2014

    I am so very proud of you for not letting an unfortunate situation keep you from succeeding! I watch you segments often and enjoy everyone of them from designs and hints to your guests for charity!
    Can’t wait to get your book, your video is so enticing !
    Cheers to 30 more! MJ

  • Theresa Cussimanio
    February 4, 2014

    I think this is awesome. I have been watching you for years and have learned so much. Blessings Theresa

  • Maxine Walls
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy , just love watching the Quilting and Embroidery very much. love the notions book. you are an inspiration to so many. please keep going.when I can’t watch , I record. wonderful inventions.

  • Cindy Keefer
    February 4, 2014

    I learned to sew literally at my grandmother’s knee. I would kneel next to her when she used her treadle machine….I so wanted to be able to reach that treadle with my own feet. I have always felt you took over my training to help fine tune what my grandmother taught me…thank you so much for so many years of educating us!!! I would love a copy of your book to add to my bookcase in my sewing room.

  • Sandi Colwell
    February 4, 2014

    I know this will be an inspirational read! Would love to win a copy.

  • April Mizell
    February 4, 2014

    I have always loved seeing your show. Especially when my mother got me interested in sewing. You have such great ideas. 🙂

  • Gail kemp
    February 4, 2014

    Such an inspiration shows no matter our obsticals we can achive our dreams with hard work, determination and God. Thank you Nancy for following your heart and dreams.

  • Carrie Penny
    February 4, 2014

    I have been watching Sewing with Nancy since I was wee. My mother sewed and she loved to get inspiration from the show. Even as a young-ling I was crafty and I would watch with her not really understanding what she was doing, or how sewing construction really worked.

    I am now 30, I am still only a beginner but I love it. I am not very good, but I love it. I record Sewing with Nancy every Saturday and keep the episodes on the DVR that I need to come back to. We are getting ready to move this year and I am working on making sure I re-watch every episode lovingly recorded (my mom also used to record them on VHS) and write down in my sewing journal the reason/reasons I saved them over the last few years.

    Nancy has been an inspiration for 2 generations of women in my family and now I have introduced her to my daughter in law who is also an avid sewer.

  • Toni
    February 4, 2014

    I have watched Sewing With Nancy for many, many years. I would love to get to know more about my dear “friend” that has inspired my creativity over the years!

  • Sandi C
    February 4, 2014

    I’m sure this will be a very inspirational read. Would love to win a copy!

  • Lorraine Carr
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy,
    Thank you for sharing your expertise on PBS for so many years. I hope you will continue to do so as so many others have left PBS for other venues. I’ve watched you for years, record and now DVR your shows, and get your catalog and books. You’ve been an inspiration to so many by your sewing and now your life!
    Hope you have many more years of success!

  • roxane
    February 4, 2014

    I never fully knew that it was Bells Palsy that affected your life but I went with that thought when a co-worker had it and he was embarrassed by his now prominent droop. He had become severely depressed. I told him about your show and he watched it out of curiosity. That one show that he watched, having absolutely no interest in sewing, gave him the courage to carry on with his life.
    Thank you for being so brave. You have no idea the ways in which you have affected the lives of some people.

  • Gloria Wright
    February 4, 2014

    Love watching Sewing With Nancy and I know the book will be a great read! Many blessings, Nancy! You have my admiration!

  • Annie
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, you’re so inspiring….with your knowledge and confidence and lovely disposition, your viewers don’t see anything but you! Love watching your show and look forward to,reading your autobiography.

  • Petrea Ward
    February 4, 2014

    I sure hope to be a recipient of your Bio. I’ve always loved shopping with you! Unfortunately, I have never seen your TV shows. Whether I win your book or not, I plan to read it. People react differently to their issues and I like to see how others deal with theirs.
    Obviously, you are quite a winner and I can’t wait to read about it!

  • Nancy Childress
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you for many years of sewing techniques on TV!
    Congratulations on your book! I look forward to reading more about your inspiration life. ✂

  • Mary Nelson
    February 4, 2014

    After watching and shopping with you for years, I would love to hear the story of how you got to where you are! Your tips and techniques have made me a better seamstress and give me the confidence to strike out and start my on longarm quilting business. Thank you!

  • Pat Fritze
    February 4, 2014

    I am signed up to hear your story in Puyallup. I have attend many seminars that you have led and enjoy you courage and knowledge that you always share.

  • Sandy Bakke
    February 4, 2014

    I have loved your show from the beginning. You and the show have always been perfectly professional, friendly, informative, and inspiring without overwhelming. Thank you for enriching our lives.

  • Janet Taber
    February 4, 2014

    We humans are curious creatures, and that is a good thing. Without our curiosity, we’d be so stale! So I admit to having been curious enough about your appearance to google you. And I also admit to feeling nothing but admiration for you for not letting such a small thing as a crooked smile stop you from turning into one of the best sewing coaches anywhere! You go, girl! I’d love to read your book!

  • Jenny
    February 4, 2014

    Thanks for your inspiration every Saturday morning. Even my kids watch your show with me!!

  • Judy
    February 4, 2014

    My granddaughter is the fourth generation in our family watching your programs, my mother watched you from the beginning.

    You have my utmost respect

  • Rhonda Lawrence
    February 4, 2014

    I have been watching “Sewing with Nancy” for years! I started sewing in my early 20’s, and am now 64, and am thrilled I still love to sew. I am so happy with the Public Broadcasting stations for keeping sewing shows on air when commercial stations just would not do it. Thank you for all of your informative shows, Nancy.

  • Vickie M.
    February 4, 2014

    I have been watching you for years. Love your show!

  • Zaida Jackson
    February 4, 2014

    Thanks for sharing, I am anxious to read your book. It is often very difficult to tell our stories to others. Thank you for sharing all of these years and all of your knowledge.

  • Sandra
    February 4, 2014

    What an inspiration! Began shopping with you last year, began sewing the year before that. Have the fitting book and it’s great! Thanks for all you do. Would love a copy of the autobiography.

  • Louise Weidner
    February 4, 2014

    I have always enjoyed and learned from your Sewing With Nancy shows. You have inspired many of the projects I have completed through the years. Keep up the good work!

  • K.Stevens
    February 4, 2014

    I am happy to have watched many of your videos and
    get so much pleasure and information from them. I
    personally saw you in Eleanor Burns’ tent at Paducah
    several years ago and thought – “What a beautiful lady!”
    I would love to read your story and own your book,

  • Merriam
    February 4, 2014

    I am a fan of your show. If I miss an episode I feel I’ve missed learning some thing new.

    Keep up the good work.

  • Maria Hicks
    February 4, 2014

    Absolutely love your show & many tips. Congratulations on the book – and much luck with it!

  • Marilyn
    February 4, 2014

    Watching you on tv way back in the 80’s gave me the courage to start my own business. And the wisdom to not let the corporate mindset change who we are on the inside. Thanks for everything! Can’t wait to read your new book.

  • Karin
    February 4, 2014

    It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there, even if there IS no other challenge. You’ve done it with grace and graciousness (not to mention pure GENIUS) for many years, and you’re truly an inspiration & role model for me. Thank you for sharing your life & life story!

  • Becky Grosser
    February 4, 2014

    Inspiring story. Am 70 and have watched you for years. Cannot wait to read you FULL story. GOd bless and continue to bless

  • Gail
    February 4, 2014

    Seriously, would there be as many sewers if it weren’t for Nancy. She has led the parade from Day One!

  • Jessi G.
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy,
    I just wanted to say that I have been watching your show for many years, any time I lived in an area where PBS aired it and my work allowed me to be home. Then after the advent of VCRs, I could watch in the evening. It has always been my favorite.

    Whenever I have been in a classroom or seminar and am asked who is a woman I admire, I always say your name. Growing up with a mother with a port wine birthmark covering half of her face, I know how hurtful people can be with their comments, sometimes unintentionally. It must have taken a great deal of courage for you to become such a public figure, teaching and then appearing on TV., instead of retreating from the limelight. So many people would have said, No, I can’t appear in front of the camera.” Your courage has brought so much into the lives of your fans. Thank you.

  • Lynn B.
    February 4, 2014

    I’d love to get to know you a bit better. Since I don’t live any where near Beaverdam, this is the best way.

  • Patsy
    February 4, 2014

    I would love to read about how Nancy’s Notions got started, and about your life.

  • Patsy
    February 4, 2014

    I would love to read about your life and how Nancy’s Notions got started.

  • Lynda Adair
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you Mrs. Nancy, for being the inspiration for me to learn sewing skills and not be afraid to try something different. After years of watching you, I realize that anything you desire to learn is possible to achieve. New skills and techniques may require several attempts to get it “right”, but even Edison made many attempts at inventing the light bulb. It is through the process where you are blessed, not just the knowledge, but the personal gratification of accomplishment. No one can ever give or take this from you. It is a force of inner strength that develops the soul as well and the mind. It has made me who I am today and continues to drive me to further learn and explore new avenues of sewing and creativity.

  • Elaine
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy,

    As someone who has a disability and am aware of the stares and the embarrassement that goes with it, I understand. I’m very proud of you for writing this book…good for you! Love watching your quilting and sewing, keep up the good work!

  • Diane Cockman
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you for your inspiring story. You have really come a long way. When I can find you on PBS here in NC, I watch you. Have always enjoyed your programs. I will look forward to reading your book, if I win and if I don’t, I’ll just buy it.

  • Marianne
    February 4, 2014

    At first viewing I “wondered” about your facial features, but thereafter never “noticed”…. only interested in what was in your hands and what you had to say. Therefore…..

    I don’t see your B/P’s effects as a “handicap”, just a first momentary observation that I don’t “see” any more, so keep on sewing and teaching!

  • Alice
    February 4, 2014

    We wish we had been able to attend the book launch event in Madison. Would you consider a trip to Chicago? I am a self-taught sewer who has a lot to learn. Thank you for being there for me and my husband who is a new sewer. We laugh that he will be on Project Runway one day (not!). That you for all you do. We look forward to reading your book.

  • Nancy
    February 4, 2014

    I have watched and learned from your tv show and books for a long time, it is my favorite show to watch over again on the Roku. Your encouragement and the way to help others through sewing often speaks to me. Thank you for having the courage to pursue your dream and encourage me in mine.

  • Sally Becker
    February 4, 2014

    My plan is to tell your success story ( at least some of it) to my high school and college age grandchildren for motivational purposes. 😉

  • Christine Hurt
    February 4, 2014

    I love watching your show. There are always good projects and so professionally done! Thank you for such a quality show.

  • Mosaic Magpie
    February 4, 2014

    I will be looking forward to reading this book. It took courage to step in front of the camera, but it seems as though you had other challenges while growing up. Some would have dug hole to hide in…you face the world with a smile!

  • Mary
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your life history with us. May God continue to bless you and your family.

  • Teresa Weaver
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, thank you for writing your autobiography. I have long admired you for doing your show regardless of your Bells palsey. What an encouraging example to those of us who also suffer with physical problems. The theme of your book sounds wonderful, and I can’t wait to read it!

  • Bridget Guidry
    February 4, 2014

    Reading this brought back the memories of happily sitting and watching while being taught tips and techniques that have stayed with me through the years! I have always been a tad bit envious of your beautiful skills and quite frankly, never noticed an imperfecftion, being full of them myself!

    Thank you fo rsharing your sotry with us and being an inspiration for others as well! May God bless you!

  • Edith Larson
    February 4, 2014

    I feel like I really know you. My sister and I went to see you years ago when you came to Corpus Christi, TX. We have watched you and marveled at your sewing skills and all the short cuts you teach us. I am so looking forward to reading your new book. Thanks!

  • Dolores
    February 4, 2014

    Have watched your show for years….now I watch it online. Would love to read more about your growing up years and how you got the business started. God Bless.

  • Susan Stanton
    February 4, 2014

    I’ve enjoyed watching your show and videos for many years and have used the many, many sewing and quilting tips you give. You do everything first class. Now we have a delightful book to read. Thank you so much for continuing to teach and inspire us!

  • Gayle
    February 4, 2014

    My cousin and dear friend also deals with the aftermath of Bell’s Palsy. While she did not contract it until she was a teenager, the reality was devastating to her self-esteem. It could not have happened at a more vulnerable time. Your example, and your success has brought her immeasurable comfort over the years. Thank you for your book, and your willingness to talk about your challenges in life. We all have some “flaw” in our lives, but not all of us have to live with it being displayed to the world. God bless you for your candor and willingness to “set the record straight.”

  • Carol
    February 4, 2014

    Looking forward to reading your book, Nancy! Thank you for taking the time to write it. See you in Puyallup……

  • Penny
    February 4, 2014

    I can’t wait to read your book – I love your TV program, love your store, love your patterns, love your quiet demeanor and of course love your sewing skills and knowledge and your enthusiasm about sharing them with others. Thank you for the chance to “win” your book and for writing it.
    Congratulations to you. Have a great day.

  • Cindy Jenkinson
    February 4, 2014

    You have always been an inspiration with your beautiful spirit as well as your sewing skills. Thank you for sharing your story!

  • Linda Thompson
    February 4, 2014

    Ah, Nancy, I’m so happy you have an autobiography. I’m sure there will be funny reads, emotional reads, and just a plain good read. You have went down an interesting path in your life. I’m a mom of a Korean adoptive, so of course I’m interested in your sharing some portion of Tommy’s entry and life with him and Ted. Applause to you for sharing this private life of yours. Thank you.

  • Mary Ann Carlson
    February 4, 2014

    A remarkable and admirable lady!

  • Cynthia Willis
    February 4, 2014

    I have followed your career from the beginning, and was fortunate to meet you at the Puyallup Sewing Expo many years ago. I always felt a common bond, I too have a degree in Home Economics, Textiles and Business, and admired the way you wove a career from your love of sewing and the growth of a business that emerged from that love. Congratulations on the new book, I look forward to reading it.

  • Debra Poore
    February 4, 2014

    Like so many others listed here, I have watched you since the 1980’s. You gave wonderfully clear instructions and I would write down anything I wanted to remember. Now I DVR your show (it airs at 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday) and watch it faithfully. The funny thing is that my husband loves to watch it with me. His hobby is wood working and he has seen so many parallels between sewing and wood working. We both loved the 25th anniversary show, with all the old clips. Oh, and I watch his Wood Shop program with him!

  • Cindy Jenkinson
    February 4, 2014

    You have always been an inspiration with your spirit as well as your sewing skills. Thank you for sharing both!

  • Mary Ellen
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, you are such a beautiful, strong and talented woman. You are an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and talents with us. It’s such a joy to watch you make magic!

  • Peggy Underhill
    February 4, 2014

    Very much looking forward to your book. Thank you so much for all that you do.

  • Eleanor Strecker
    February 4, 2014

    You have always been an inspiration to me. I have enjoyed your shows for years and will continue to watch. You are such a gracious lady. I would love to read your autobiography and learn more about you and your family.

  • Debbie
    February 4, 2014

    Looking forward to reading your book. Love your show and books. Seams like through your TV program we’ve been friends for years.

  • Barb Wilson
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you Nancy for Sharing all your wonderful sewing tips and your life story. I only see a beautiful Lady who, helps make my sewing better, I even shared just a few days ago with a friend how much better the “wrapped corners” work. And just made pillows without looking like they have dog ears. Would love to read the rest of your story. Barb in Ozark, MO.

  • Pat
    February 4, 2014

    Thanks, Nancy for sharing your personal life with all of us. Your desire to help others just increases the esteem we have for you. Keep up the good work!

  • Carla Finley
    February 4, 2014

    So nice to read this and see photos. I never get tired of watching your shows.

  • Linda
    February 4, 2014

    I love your show and have been a fan for years. You “seam” to never run out of ideas!

  • Janice Elkins
    February 4, 2014

    I have always loved watching your show. You’ve always given really clear instructions and are an inspiration. I’ve been sewing since I was about four, making pillow cases for my Mom. I’ve kinda been stumped lately and trying to get going again. It use to be my haven

  • Cheryl Smith
    February 4, 2014

    I look forward to our Saturday morning coffee together. You and I have spent many Saturdays together. I look forward to your show every week. I always learn something while watching. Great show, great life story – Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Ruth Tyler
    February 4, 2014

    I am sitting here with tears running down my face.

    I watched your show for years and learned so much from you. I still have my “Sewing with Nancy” booklets safely filed away, and I still receive (and use!) “Nancy’s Notions”. As I work, I talk to you! And I’ll bet lots of others do too. I almost feel like I have a friend there with me, as indeed I do.
    I did not know the particulars of the cross you bear but I did/do appreciate the grace with which you live your life. You absolutely helped me when I was given something extra to bear(Parkinsons) and I can’t thank you enough. God bless you and your family for all you do. I would love to read your book. Again, God bless and keep you. Ruth

  • Diane Farmer
    February 4, 2014

    I would love to read this book. Nancy is an inspiration for all of us.

  • Sandy H
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy,
    I watch your program on Sat. morning religiously, and have so
    much admiration for you and what you have accomplished!
    You are a shining example of optimism, self-esteem and self-confidence. I look forward to reading your book. Congratulations on your success!

  • Joyce Jensen
    February 4, 2014

    I’ve been watching SWN and shopping through her catalogues forever. I think she is an amazing woman and would love to read her story. I’m glad she wrote the book!

  • Denise Cerro
    February 4, 2014

    I have not seen your show in years, not even sure where to look for it, though when I did come across it while moving through the channels I always stopped and watched. I so enjoyed watching you. It was by sheer happenstance that I came across your story this morning…and look forward to reading more about it. Thank you for sharing!

  • Faith
    February 4, 2014

    Love your promotion of adoption, and seeing pictures of your beautiful family. THis weekend, I was babysitting my 4 month old granddaughter and she and I watched Sewing with Nancy together. Claire even started crying when it was over, so we had to watch it again. Smart little girl.

  • Heidi
    February 4, 2014

    Hello Nancy!

    I am so thrilled that you wrote a book about yourself, finally. So many of us feel like we’ve “grown” up with you. I’ve watched you from the very early shows and have learned so much from you, even though I am an experienced sewer. I’ve seen your family grow, as you have become part of my family. They knew when your shows were on (in the early days), not to “mess with mom”. Then I was able to put your shows on VHS to watch whenever I wanted. Boy, was that terrific. I own all your books and now watch you on my computer, and we’ve gone through lots of innovations and technology together. Thank you for all you’ve done and I’m so looking forward to your book!

  • Darlene Moorehead
    February 4, 2014

    I am enjoying your newsletters and sewing help. After retiring from teaching, I am trying to do some sewing and just began using your website. Thank you for all the helpful articles. Best wishes for your new book. God bless!

  • Wendy
    February 4, 2014

    What a beautiful family. You are so lucky as are your children. I am 59 and was adopted as a baby. My mom & dad were the best!

    Thank you for being an inspiration.

  • jo ann
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, I am so looking forward to reading your book! I learned to sew on my mother’s treadle, and she taught me to sew at a young age…I wasn’t in school yet.. my dresses, that my mother made for me, also had matching doll dresses..smocking and all.
    I have followed you since the beginning…watched as you did alterations. And, have actually been able to use that information from time to time, and made a lot of my children’s clothes when they were young. Now, I do machine embroidery and am learning quilting. And, you are one of my mainstays 🙂
    Congratulation on the book!

  • J Simon
    February 4, 2014

    Love your show Nancy. Have visited Beaver Dam and attended your Spring sewing weekend. I’ve learned so much from you!!! Thank you Nancy!!

  • Judy Kearns
    February 4, 2014

    I’ve been following “Sewing with Nancy” more years than either of us want to count. Your open life history just made me love you more. You are an amazing and inspiring women Thank you for sharing, I look forward to reading , “Seams Unlikely”

  • Lynda Adair
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you, Mrs. Nancy, for your many years of inspiration and dedication to teaching America the art and craft of sewing. You’ve taught folks that even beginners can make beautiful fashions that look and fit professionally. Through watching your shows, I have not only honed my sewing skills by learning new techniques, but I’ve also gained the confidence that I can make anything that I desire. With practice and determination (even Edison had many tries before he invented the final light bulb), I have the confidence to attempt and complete all kinds of projects. This is pure gratification of the mind and soul. Not every teacher has this gift as you have.This comes from your inspiration and life experiences, I pray you have many more years of teaching. May God bless you!

  • Beverly Uttech
    February 4, 2014

    I have been watching SWN all of my life it seems and I enjoy each episode. I have learned so many things over the years and continue to learn things each Saturday when I tune it to her program. A great role model to those affected with Bells Palsy and other afflictions. Great Job Nancy. Keep up the good work.

  • Jean Williams
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, Thank you for freely sharing the first parts of your book. Your “voice” seems to be a true reflection of yourself–sharing the love and strength of your family and community.

    I will not be waiting to win a copy of your book, but will be buying it today. Thank you for sharing your life, your sewing knowledge (which has helped me keep up with sewing’s changes through the years of rearing my own babies and my employment) and your strength of character as you have evidenced in your shows throughout our lives.

    Honestly, I have such high regard for the positive influences you have on women that I risk sounding frivolous. Thank you Nancy, for all your good examples. God bless, J.

  • Judy Richardson
    February 4, 2014

    Enjoy your lessons and tips. It would be very nice to share your book with others.

  • Jackie K
    February 4, 2014

    Looking forward to reading the book and don’t care if I will be purchasing rather than winning – have watched Nancy for years! Even though sometimes would never try to do some of the things, am inspired. Enjoy the variety of the segments. If I remember correctly it’s been 35 years on PBS.

  • Sue
    February 4, 2014

    I’ve watched your show for many years whenever I could. Now I’m retired, I watch 3 times a week. 🙂 I catch whatever I missed on line. I never thought I would like quilting. But, you made it look so easy. I tried it a couple years ago and now I love it. Before I finish one, I have the next one planned in my head. Makes my retirement that much more enjoyable.
    Thank you Nancy!

  • Helen Stewart
    February 4, 2014

    Love to watch your programs on PBS. I know your book would be an inspiration to all.

  • Annie Mae (Soczka) Kingston
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, I would not expect you to remember me from our days at UW-Sout, many years ago, but I think you may remember my roommate Mary Jo Mietz Jones. The years sure have passed quickly. Mary Jo lives in Montana, and I have retired from the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. I watch your show on PBS every Saturday and have used many of your great resources throughout the years. Can’t wait to read your autobiography. Congratulations on your super career!

  • Peggy k
    February 4, 2014

    I am anxious to read your book. You are an inspiration to us all.

  • Mary Koster
    February 4, 2014

    I actually got to peek inside a copy of this book yesterday when one woman brought her copy to our sewing group. It fascinated me to hear your story and would love to have a copy of this book. My husband recently had an episode of Bell’s Palsy and although he’s almost 100% recovered it was a very difficult time for him to deal with the paralysis not knowing the outcome. I applaud you on your bravery to face this your entire life; handling it with such grace. Thanks for the glimpse at your life…I look forward to reading the book.

  • Janice
    February 4, 2014

    Very courageous! I would LOVE the chance to win a copy of your book! Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Patti
    February 4, 2014

    Thanks for this preview. I have long enjoyed your clear and easy to understand direction on your tv show and instruction books, and I am looking forward to reading your book.

  • Kate Tetzler
    February 4, 2014

    Have learned countless tips and techniques from your shows. Also love your commitment to showcasing sewers who volunteer their time to improve the lives of other sewers. Your new book makes me admire you more.

  • Susan
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you! I have learned so much from watching your show over the years!

  • Cindy
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you for your transparency and desire to help others.

  • Pauline Sawatsky
    February 4, 2014

    I would love to read your book. I have some of your sewing books and the story behind it all would be interesting.

  • Louise Brogan
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, I am so thrilled that you decided to write this book. I can’t wait to read it. I’m certain it will be inspiring to me. You posted my landscape quilt twice “Healing Through Quilting”… the quilt inspired by the loss of my son. Nancy, Richie also came to me through the blessed event of adoption! I am double thrilled that some of your proceeds will go towards adoption. We have more in common than I originally thought… I am excited to read this book. I’m wondering if it’s in e-book form through my Nook. I’m going to find out now! Best of luck in all your endeavors! You are always an inspiration to me.

  • Barb Hanson
    February 4, 2014

    My sewing experience grew up with you, Nancy. We always had the current issue of Nancy’s Notions catalog. Then when I found that our PBS channel was airing your program I was an “regular” viewer. I believe you would be totally amazed by the number of women and probably some men you have inspired. Thank you for making the most of your talents so we could make the most of ours. God bless you!

  • Janice Thomas
    February 4, 2014

    Thanks for stepping out of your comfort zone to share your story with others. You are helping people everywhere cope with their own challenges.

  • Paula
    February 4, 2014

    I think it’s wonderful you’ve written your autobiography. I remember watching your shows with my mother so many years ago. She’s gone now, but I still watch ever show. And probably shop way too much from your store! Ha.
    I will buy your book and look forward to reading it.
    Thank you!!

  • Pat Fagan
    February 4, 2014

    Sewing allowed me to work from home while my children were growing. We were a 4-H family also and I taught sewing and tailoring to many students. I got into quilting with a group of friends to have something to do when I retired. Your have been teaching me for many years! When I miss on TV, I follow up online now. Thank you for sharing with us all these years! BTW, you are a beautiful person, inside and out with your patience and kindness. Thanks for writing the book!

  • Susan Sorrells
    February 4, 2014

    Like those who have commented before me, I am thrilled that you decided to write this book. I’ve often wondered about your story and admired you for being willing to be used to be such a blessing to others. Best wishes for this endeavor, which is already a success…not because of how many people will read it, but because of the fact you were willing to write it and share your story. Thanks for being you.

  • Christine-Helene
    February 4, 2014

    Your show was the highlight of my days when I lived in Canada; we came back to Belgium, our home country, in 1993. I can’t watch PBS from here. Thanks to the web, distances don’t prevent people from keeping in touch. My daughter had cancer at age 14 and like you, she decided to fight and never give up; she is now 27, has a degree, a brand new job and is happy. This book is certainly an excellent idea as some people I am sure might have doubts when confronted with health or other serious issues. You are a great example of humanity and generosity.

  • Mary C in WA
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, you were one of the reasons I Love PBS! When I was living on the Farm, far away from Town and needed an adult voice to listen to, all I had to do was turn the TV on and SEW! Thanks for the book.

  • Kathy Ackley
    February 4, 2014

    I have been a fan of yours since the early years of your show. I was fortunate enough to attend a retreat you held in the Seattle area many years ago. I won a laptop bag there before I even owned a laptop. I have several of your books and embroidery patterns. I look forward to seeing you every other year at the Sewing Expo in Puyallup Washington. I look forward to many more years of Sewing With Nancy.

  • Brenda Wathier
    February 4, 2014

    Having worked with you those soooo many years ago at MN Fabrics in Homewood and knowing then that you were a very lovely person, I would so much love to win one of your autographed books. Keep going strong!!

  • Frecia Kelly
    February 4, 2014

    I took sewing in high school, and was told by my teacher that I had to drop sewing and take cooking because I had absolutely NO aptitude for sewing.

    I went on to college without touching a needle until after graduation when I was caught handling the fabrics that were out in the mall. The clerk said “anyone who handles fabric like that is a “sewer wanting to come out…I’ll help you”. I took every class she had and I’ve been sewing every since.

    Once you tv series started I have not missed a single episode. Thanks for all the help.

    Fyfee

  • Dee Darrell-Fick
    February 4, 2014

    You Nancy, have always been beautiful to me!

  • Betty Harden
    February 4, 2014

    I have ordered from you for years and have been a loyal watcher every Saturday for 8 years and now cannot change tv cable companies because Charter does not carry your show. I get it on PBS from South Carolina. I admire your courage as I had a friend who had Bell’s Palsy and she was in a lot of pain and got very agitated because of it. You are my hero and I have learned so much from you and hope your tour comes near me so I can tell you this in person. I so look forward to your show and also repeat watch on my iPad and laptop. I am learning to quilt and appreciate your instruction. I ordered from you in your early days and found an old order form the other day. Brought back memories. I am retired now and have time to work with projects. I love your DVDs. Just like being there almost. Bless you and keep the info coming. I so want your book. As I always say “blue skies and palomino ponies” to you, which is my very best thoughts. I am looking forward to 30 more years of Sewing with Nancy and Nancy’s Notions. I hope, I hope I am lucky this time.

  • Veronica Hallissey
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, I know I am not the only one with tears running down. You have walked me through years of sewing as I have tried to make sense out of a world holding little of it. The work of my hands helped me help myself while I eased the workload of the young ones. For all of it, I thank you. You cannot begin to know the far shores your ripples reached when you through yourself into the ocean. Bless you love, bless you.

  • Susan Johnson
    February 4, 2014

    I can hardly wait to read your story and hear about it in person. I have signed up for your seminar at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup later this month. Keep on doing what you do.

  • Duane Wiley
    February 4, 2014

    Congratulations on your new book! I know it will be a great read and full of inspiration. Thank you for all the many years of sewing satisfaction! Thanks for taking the plunge!

  • Tina
    February 4, 2014

    I think everyone’s history is fascinating. Although Nancy seems to downplay her story, these few bits that she shares are quite interesting. Would love to win this book.

  • Ann Gold
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you Nancy Zieman, for the total enjoyment which you have given to me over the years! You have spurred me on to many projects. I had always wondered whether you had been a victim of Bells Palsy because my father had been a victim of it. He, as you, achieved great things in his life as a pastor and preacher. Then when I was struck with Lupus, part of my healing was learning the patience which you exhibited on your tv shows. Yours was with making clear concise examples. Mine, of necessity, was learning patience with my disease and making room for it so that I could again become a productive member of society. I love sewing and it was through this rather circuitous route that you are “my friend.”

  • Judy Hodges
    February 4, 2014

    I love the first photo when you were a little girl!

  • Grandma G
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your very personal story. I would love to read more about it in your book!

  • Anne Gupman
    February 4, 2014

    I need to hear abut your challenges.. and hope I win. My adult daughter (40) has terminal breast cancer, and we have crafted together over the years. She has so many wants that I cannot provide (her bucket list includes a garage for her husband so he can work on the side after she dies to make extra $$, or he will lose the little house they have; and she wants to go with the whole family to Disney one last time). But, the quilts I create, with your constant companionship on TV, while she struggles.. will retain her memory forever. This is so hard.. but every little stitch has her love built right in!

  • Mary Ann Hutchinson
    February 4, 2014

    I have watched your shows what seems like forever. I have learned so much from you. My mother was a seamstress but I couldn’t learn from her. It wasn’t until she passed that I started sewing and it was you and your shows that gave me the confidence and information to get me going. THANK YOU so much. You are the best!

  • Sandi C
    February 4, 2014

    This book will be so inspiring! I would love to have a copy of it. Love to order from the catalog…always new and wonderful notions.

  • Janey Freedman
    February 4, 2014

    Dear Nancy, Thank you for all of the knowledge you have imparted to so many people for all of these years. You are truly an inspiration!! You have taught me so many techniques, and have helped me learned to use my fancy machines–I cannot thank you enough. I have many of your DVDs and books, which are invaluable when I do a project. I also admire you for donating a portion of your book to adoption services. I have a gorgeous baby girl who has been my ‘gift’ from Peru for 26 years.

  • Shirley Freienmuth
    February 4, 2014

    It will be fun to see what the hardest working person at Quilt Market does in the “other side” of her life!

  • Tina Cobb Gough
    February 4, 2014

    I would be honored to receive a signed copy of your book. If I don’t win one I will surely purchase one. I have been following you for many years and learning so much. I love receiving emails from you with all of your great projects. I actually met you at a trade show booth in Novi, Michigan a few years back. I went to one of your classes and enjoyed it tremendously. I can’t wait to read your book about a true success story and how you overcame so many obstacles. Thanks for writing it.

  • susan b
    February 4, 2014

    Love your show Love that you adopted (so did we!). Keep up the good work!

  • Wanda Kruger
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your life with all of us that have you watched over the years. You continue to inspire all that watch!

  • Brooke L
    February 4, 2014

    I have always admired your spirit as well as your sewing skills. Thank you for sharing, can’t wait to read the book!

  • Susan B H
    February 4, 2014

    I can’t wait to read this book. Nancy, you have been an inspiration to me for 30 years, half a lifetime for me. I constructed fabulous garments professionally because of you. Thank you for this book!

  • joyce wilson
    February 4, 2014

    I get the feeling that I could invite you over to see my “futility” room and we would have fun in my eclectic stash. Oh the UFO’s! I suffered from an attack of Bell’s Palsy several year’s ago. It was fun eating out and trying to be dignified holding the left side of my mouth closed and chewing at the same time. Thank you for your show and thank God for you.

  • Donna G.
    February 4, 2014

    I bought a copy of your book for my mom and she absolutely loves it! She says it’s so well written that it’s hard to put down. I can’t wait to read it myself; we’re both big fans of yours!

  • Bev Sampley
    February 4, 2014

    Pre-ordered the book and just finished a great read. It was wonderful !!! Thank you for inviting us into your private life. Please give us another 30 years of enjoyment.

  • Carol
    February 4, 2014

    What an inspiration you are. I have been a fan since the first sewing expo in WA years ago. Thanks for enriching my life!

    Carol

  • Sue Horton
    February 4, 2014

    You are always such an inspiration. I am librarian of my Quilt Guild. I am sure everyone would love to have a copy of your book in our library.

  • Martha Griffin
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you for years of quilting inspiration. I have learned so much from watching your shows. Keep up the good work. The quilting and sewing world need you.

  • Jeanne Ragan
    February 4, 2014

    What an inspiration you are, Nancy! We’re all here for a reason, and you sure found yours. Thanks for being you!

  • Shirley Burns
    February 4, 2014

    I have been a follower of your show for many years and a frequent shopper as well. When I saw at Nancy’s Notions that the book was available for purchase, I bought it immediately and was thrilled when it came. I could not put it down and could not believe how much we “have in common” although I am more from your Mother’s generation. I have a daughter born in 1953 like you, married again in 1977, grew up on a Minnesota farm, my favorite store was Minnesota Fabrics where I practically lived at and even shared your favorite music!! The read was so fantastic , sometimes it felt like it was my life I was so mesmerized. I learned on a treadle from a wonderfully talented Mother and sewing has been my life long passion. I like to try new things and your show, techniques, patterns and expertise have been my life long “companion”. I am widowed now and 84 yrs old but have been blessed with good eyesight and I am still sewing, kids & grandkids still asking for my creations! Expecting the arrival of my first great grand child so I surely won’t run out of projects. Family always gives me gift certificates to Nancy’s Notions for Christmas and this year I made a nice big dent in my “wish list”. When I get your catalogs I almost memorize them so that list gets pretty long sometimes!
    You have been like a good friend to me over so many years for which I am so grateful. I am so happy for your success and you are an inspiration to the world. The one thing in your book that brought out the tears was when you quoted Proverbs “In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths”. That was my Mothers favorite and she had a placque that always hung on the wall, now it hangs in my home as a permanent reminder of her and the philosophy she taught me. So yes, your book gave me goose bumps!!! Thank You for writing it and God Bless You my dear! All your books are excellent, this is your masterpiece!

  • Joanne Austin-Sproat
    February 4, 2014

    My mother always said “cannot never did anything” and this inspired me to achieve in life. You are an inspiration for all, especially young people who may feel bullied! As a life long sewer, I retired and found my passion in quilting. As my e-mail indicated, I earned a pilot’s license after my husband died suddenly at age 48. That “can do” attitude lives on! You and your shows are an inspiration. May God bless you to continue your work for years to come!

  • Dorothy Matheson
    February 4, 2014

    I have always watched your program and enjoyed your products in my favorite sewing stores. Thank you so much for your courage to do all that you have accomplished in your life.

  • Ethel Ahrendt
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, you have been an angel sent from God for many of us “would-be” sewists. Thank you for inspiring me and teaching me (and others) sew much!
    God bless you always.

  • Ivonne
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, you ROCK!

  • Nancy in Minnesota
    February 4, 2014

    I love to read about strong women overcoming challenges. Thank you for sharing your story and for inspiring us with your strength and your talents!

  • E. Sharon Smith
    February 4, 2014

    You have been such an inspiration in the sewing world! I have learned so much from your TV program and sewing books. I have seen you in person and love your humor. I am hoping to get your book at the SewExpo in WA at the end of the month….ONLY if I don’t win it here!

  • Sandra McDonald
    February 4, 2014

    Would love to have a copy of your book. Have been watching your show for years. So glad you can now
    see it any time!

  • Lynette Myers
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you for sharing yourself, your knowledge and your talent with us. You have been an inspiration to everyone!! God bless you and your family!!!

  • Dorothy
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you. I DVR you every Saturday so I never miss. I saw the programs where you showed how you started and how your business grew. Look forward to reading your book. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Glenda Taylor
    February 4, 2014

    I’ve learned SO much from Sewing With Nancy over the years and have shopped from Nancy’s Notions numerous times. I learned to sew from my sweet Mom and still have my first little doll quilt that I made when I was six! Thank goodness my quilts have come a long way since then! I never miss an episode of your TV show or your blog, and am now anxious to read your book. Keep up the great work!

  • Edlynn
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, I finished your delightful biography on Super Bowl Sunday. Your strength and kindness has helped me many times in my life when I attended Sewing With Nancy Weekend and through watching your sewing programs. I will share your book with our daughter, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, great-granddaughter and sister. I recommended your book to my sewing group friends yesterday and will pass your book on to my daughter next. Thank you P.S. I will be trying some of your recipes soon!

  • Sandy Makin
    February 4, 2014

    I purchased Nancy’s book recently and after reading it, and being quite inspired, I knew I would love to share it with others! Trouble is I want to keep my signed copy to review again. If I won a copy I would love to share it with the many sewing ladies I know. A great book with a great purpose, Nancy! Thanks!

  • Mrs. Iona Gorham
    February 4, 2014

    I found you on PBS and have enjoyed my Sat. mornings with Nancy. You inspire me each week. I’m 82 and feel like I have more to give with all the talents the Lord has given me. I also grew up on a dairy farm in the Black Hills many yrs. ago with a mother that could look at the catalog and make our clothes for the new school yr. In the last yrs many of my friends have quit sewing and gave me all their stash. Everything is at my fingertips to fabricate my wishes. I keep thinking it would be wonderful to teach young ones the joy and contentment of sewing. Thank you!

  • Kathy Adams
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you for writing an autobiography. I would assume that many people like me have watched you over the years, bought many of your books and wondered if you had Bells Palsy. Let me say that that thought did not interfere with the wonderful lessons learned from your expertise in sewing. Keep on “trucking”. Thanks for sharing. Would love to win a copy of your book.

  • Lois
    February 4, 2014

    I love getting the Sewing with Nancy catalog to see what’s new.

  • Patty
    February 4, 2014

    I “sew” look forward to reading your autobiography! What a wonderful way to share your personal story and give us Nancy fans a special look into the beginning of your life and career. I know I can’t wait to read it!

  • theresalightonthehorizon
    February 4, 2014

    I have been a Sewing With Nancy fan since the 80’s and thought I’d just send a “Thank You” to you, Nancy, for your continuing teaching and giving inspiration over the years. Also I’d like to add that I have found the courage to join a quilting group last month and have completed my first quilt block! Your shows have given me the determination to complete many more. Thank You!

  • Barbara Koertge
    February 4, 2014

    I can tell what a strong woman you are. I would love to read about you and your family.
    I have had your show on record for months. I learn so much, and there is so much to learn.
    So fun to watch you and your guests.
    I love the new pad for the embroidery hoops. I hope to purchase this in the near future.
    I used to work at a quilt store in Florida, and you get to know the women that come in to either add to their stash, or just to start a new project, and they leave the store so happy.
    That is how I see you in all you do. A very happy woman, and I am so inspired by you.
    Thanks to you for making my day by watching your show.

  • Debbie Reaves
    February 4, 2014

    Oh how I would love to win your book, Nancy.

    Thanks for sharing your heart and sewing with us.

    Debbie

  • Amelia M. McNairy
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, I love you. Thank you so much for coming into my home twicely week. I miss you when you’re gone. You have become a member of my family, even though we have never met. I love your creativity, originality, and sincerity. Your ability to demonstrate fabric construction techniques, and your generosity/sharing know-how of tips and patterns is unsurpassed. Thank you for sharing you.

    Mimi

  • Bobbi Cecil
    February 4, 2014

    Love, Love, Love your show and have left the house many times, especially later than I should have to pick up something you said would “help” with my sewing and did not want to wait a single day for it to arrive from Nancy’s Notion. Can’t wait to get the book.
    Bobbi

  • Judy Iocco
    February 4, 2014

    You are such a clear and easy to understand teacher. I have always learned so much from your programs. I think we are so fortunate that you over-came so much and are there to help the rest of us. Thank you.

  • Lois V
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy has been such an inspiration for so (sew) many years. Her sewing, quilting and now machine embroidery continues to inspire me. I have purchased many of her books and so happy she is now telling “her” story.

  • Starla
    February 4, 2014

    I would love to read your book.

  • Anna Nusbaum
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy,

    Nancy,
    I don’t even remember when I first “found” you, but I’ve been a fan for over 20 years, for sure. I’m grateful to our local PBS station, KNME here in Albuquerque, NM, for carrying your show every Saturday morning. You have been inspiring, funny, serious, creative, and generous in your programs, books, catalog, and store. I would be honored to have an autographed copy of your book.

  • Susanne Rice
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, what a cute little house you grew up in.

  • ROBIN E JUERGENS
    February 4, 2014

    NANCY, I HAVE BEEN WITH YOU SINCE THE 1980’S..I HAVE ORDERED FROM NANCY’S NOTIONS FOR YEARS..YOU HAVE TAUGHT ME MANY THING’S AND I HAVE BOUGHT A LOT OF YOU HOW TO BOOKS..ALL ARE SO VERY INSPIRING AND HELPFUL…I WOULD LOVE A COPY OF YOU BOOK SEAMS UNLIKELY..THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY..

  • Eudora Myrick
    February 4, 2014

    I began sewing on my mother’s treadle Singer following the lines on notebook paper when I was very young. Miss Rast taught me a great deal in Home Ec, but through the years I have learned as much or more from following Nancy as both of taught me. Thanks for allowing us to share your life. Anticipate reading the book from cover to cover.

  • Linda C.
    February 4, 2014

    I bought your book before it was released and I thought it was outstanding. Not only about the trials you overcame and the wonderful relationship you had with your family but also how you answered so many of the questions I had about your business. Some day I am going to write a letter to you to tell you about all the ways our lives were similar, even though I am 12 years older than you. But my sewing life has been much different from yours. If it hadn’t been for you, your TV show and your catalog, I wouldn’t be doing the sewing I do now. Sewing kept my 3 little girls and 6 grand-children in clothes (from panties to wedding dresses), gave me a way to make extra income when I had to retire and gave me a reason to keep going when I suffered kidney failure, dialysis and a kidney transplant. You are one of my all-time favorite people. Thank you!

  • Joan Kruse
    February 4, 2014

    I have one of your early books. It will be fun to read your story.

  • Candy Soehren
    February 4, 2014

    I am so looking forward to reading your book! As a polio survivor, I can relate to some of your struggles. “What doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger!”

  • Darlene Crosby
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you for the sewing and quilting lessons and tips. I have enjoyed your show and watch it anytime I can find it on in my area. I was excited to see your book, and more excited that I have a chance to win it!

  • Cathy Ricchezza
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you for so many years of wonderful sewing instruction and example . I also grew up on a farm and started sewing under my Mom’s watchful eye. I have been most grateful for years to be able to watch your show and learn from you. I have always appreciated the variety of subjects you present. I own many of your sewing books , especially those related to the serger, and if I do not win a free copy, I certainly plan to purchase this one. Though you deserve to retire as I have, I will look forward to whatever time you will share with us in the future.

  • Lois Van Haaften
    February 4, 2014

    I have been watching your show for years and love it. I received your signed book in the mail and had it read in a couple of days. I could hardly put it down. It was a very inspiring book. I appreciated read about your faith and family.
    Thank You.

  • Ethelann Wood
    February 4, 2014

    I watched you show for many (many,many LOL,) years before I ever sewed or quilted. Now that I do I learn while watching and get so much from what I learned before my quilting journey began. I will enjoy reading ready your journey that led you to teach all of us. Winning a book would be a real treat!

  • Savannagal
    February 4, 2014

    I absolutely love your show and find your career fascinating. I would love to read your book.

  • Rosalee
    February 4, 2014

    I have watched and shopped with you over the years and still learning! Thank you, Nancy, for all the beauty and inspiration!.

  • Rosalee
    February 4, 2014

    I have watched and shopped with you over the years and still learning! Thank you, Nancy, for all the beauty and inspiration!

  • Jeanette Belz
    February 4, 2014

    I have watched your show and enjoy all the tips. I would love to read your book!

  • Amy C
    February 4, 2014

    It is amazing how many things I continue to learn from this amazing quilting community. Looks like an a amazing book 🙂

  • AZ Barbara
    February 4, 2014

    I have watched your show for ages and although I enjoy all episodes – I particularly like the ones that focus on garment sewing! Thanks for all the lessons over the years!

  • Lynn
    February 4, 2014

    I was at Stout State University (now called UW-Stout, Menomonie) from 1969 through 1972. I moved to Madison, WI after that and sewing was a enjoyable avocation for me. Over time your Sewing With Nancy program was broadcast on WI Public Television and that’s when I became aware of your skills for teaching and inspiring others to sew. It was years later when I discovered you also attended Stout during the time I was there. It made me wonder if we had any of the same classes? Just before you were famous! Do you remember all the rules and regulations for girls in the dorm in those days? And only one telephone for an entire section of residents!
    In 1986 we adopted our son from the Philippines. And now I know that your family has also been blessed with an adopted son. Nancy, I feel like I have shadowed you without knowing it.
    Thanks for all you do! I think your success Seams Very Likely!

  • Nancy Finkeldei
    February 4, 2014

    Especially enjoyed seeing the photos from your book!

  • Valorie Spanogle
    February 4, 2014

    You have done amazing things with your life! So glad you have never let things hold you back.

  • Mary Hintzman
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, your faith, spirit, courage and strength are beautiful and shine through in all you do. I love laughing with you and Mary Mulari. Your “step it up a stitch” show, was a stitch. You’ve been a part of my sewing world for many years and I thank you. That you continue to share your talents and now your story is truly a testament to a beautiful person. Thank you and hugs and blessings to you and your family.
    Mary

  • Jean M
    February 4, 2014

    I’ve been a follower for years and look forward to reading your book.

  • Mary Douglas
    February 4, 2014

    I have meant to write you for a long time to tell you what a blessing and wonderful teacher you have been to me for many years. I can’t begin to tell you all the many thing you have taught me about sewing and I am still learning new things at 77 yrs. They say you are never to old to learn and I firmly believe that. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

  • Debra Kay Neiman
    February 4, 2014

    I have been a customer and follower for a long time. You are such an inspiration as a woman in business, to teaching, to quilting and sewing. I know my skills have grown due to your efforts. I want to congratulate you on your new book. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  • Sonya M
    February 4, 2014

    I can’t wait to read this book! I’d love to win a copy!

  • Gloria Shapiro
    February 4, 2014

    I’ve watched almost from the beginning. I can’t tell you how much I have learned about alteration of patterns. My grandmother started me sewing and you taught me how to sew so it fits well. I still refer people to you older books. Now, I am mainly a quilter and still watch your show weekly. And I still refer my friends to your website, too.

  • Coni W
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, I found your first chapter captivating. I would love to read the entire book. Congrats to your great accomplishment.

  • Sharon Stone
    February 4, 2014

    You are such an inspiration for all of us. Have enjoyed your sewing show but most of all was thrilled to see you in person and take classes from you at Sew Expo in Puyallup. Really have enjoyed your sense of humor. Thanks for everything you have done for us to make our sewing easier and more fun!

  • Barb L
    February 4, 2014

    I remember watching Sewing with Nancy on my local pbs station. Loved it! Glad you put wrote the book.

  • Lee
    February 4, 2014

    I love your show and I am sure your book is just as great! thank you!

  • Joyce Calvert
    February 4, 2014

    I have been watching Sewing With Nancy for years and love to shop the on-line store. I look forward to reading your autobiography!

  • Karen Dicken
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you for what you have shared with us over the years, as well as years to come! I have learned so much that has added to my love of sewing and quilting.

  • Diann J
    February 4, 2014

    Always try to catch your program, always inspirational. I would be most interested in how you got started with your pattern designs and the marketing of them.

  • Margaret Morton
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, you are a wonderful writer. Enjoyed the chapter from your book and look forward to reading “the rest of the story”.

  • Helen
    February 4, 2014

    Congratulations Nancy!!! I love the work you do.
    If I could do a do over with my life I would want to grow up and be like you. I admire you and I admire the skills you have!! I cannot wait to read your autobiography!!

  • Sharon S
    February 4, 2014

    How nice to learn more about the person behind the sewing and tv screen.

  • Jean Prosser
    February 4, 2014

    Thanks for being an inspiration to us all,

  • Debkb
    February 4, 2014

    You’re an inspiration!

    I’ve been watching your show since the early 90’s. I hope it continues for many more years.

  • Denise F
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy, I’m so happy to find out about this book. I started watching you when I was a young newlywed bride. You inspired me to take up sewing which is mainly quilting now and I can’t thank you enough for that. Can’t wait to read your book; you are an amazing person.

  • kathe1223
    February 4, 2014

    Enjoy watching your show. A note to the 84 year old who was still sewing for her grandchildren and great grand children, my mother-in-law only gave up sewing when she was 98 and could no longer easily thread the machine. She is now over 104 and can still tell stories, but I now mend her clothes when necessary.

  • Beverly Cyphers
    February 4, 2014

    If only I could sew half as good as you, Nancy, I would be so thrilled. Anxious to read your biography, my favorite read.

  • Marilee (Lee) Wimmert
    February 4, 2014

    You are a very inspiring person in all that you do! Thank you for teaching us through the years and the years to come. I learn something each time I watch your show, look through your website, or read your blog! What an awesome career doing what you love!

  • DeAnna Stanga
    February 4, 2014

    What an awesome journey you’re experiencing. I love your shows and I’m looking forward to reading your new book. Thanks for writing!

  • Shirley Clark
    February 4, 2014

    What lucky bloggers to get to review your book! I am so glad I got to meet you in Shreveport. You taught us so much in such a short time. Congratulations on your success in the sewing world!

  • Cheri Costa
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy I’ve been watching you for most of those 30 years and love your shows.
    I hope I win your book.
    I think your great.

  • Fran
    February 4, 2014

    Best wishes to you. Can’t wait to read your book. I have enjoyed you show for years. Keep up the good work!

  • Diane C
    February 4, 2014

    Could not think of any other book I would like to read!

  • Fran
    February 4, 2014

    I have enjoyed your program for many years, both on tv and on the web. Keep up the good work!

  • Judy G
    February 4, 2014

    I have been a fan for years and when I received your book (which I pre-ordered from Nancy’s Notions the minute I heard about it) I couldn’t put it down. Needless to say, no sewing was done the day it arrived in the mail! If my name should happen to be drawn, please disregard and draw a new name. I have a copy already and don’t want to deprive someone else the opportunity of reading your story..

  • Nita
    February 4, 2014

    I am coming late to the sewing party. I would love to read your autobiography.

  • Kathy
    February 4, 2014

    Reading what you wrote was an inspiration. Overcoming obstacles and how you handle it means so much to me. I work with people with great difficulties and will use you as an inspiration. On Tues PM we gather around to watch your show and now I can give them some of your background. Thank you for telling your story.

  • diane i
    February 4, 2014

    I have enjoyed your sewing segments for so many years. I have ordered items and the one time had a question about an item which was before email and I received a handwritten note telling me about the item. It was so nice that someone really cared to help. Thanks for also the sewing shows over the years.

  • Joaniez
    February 4, 2014

    Hi Nancy,
    I want to buy your book, but I would love to have it signed for me. I was at the Quilt Expo in Sept. 2013 and I was waiting in line to meet you and sign the book, but I also have a disability and was unable to stand too long and my friend had my wheelchair and I couldn’t find her so I had to get out of line and get my wheelchair, by then the line was so long, I just sat and watched you sign.
    I watch all your shows and buy lots of things from Nancy’s Notions. You have inspired me to sew and I have learned so much from you, thank you.
    If there is a way to get a signed book please let me know, I would be thrilled to buy a copy.
    Sincerely,
    Joaniez

  • glenda
    February 4, 2014

    I’ve been a fan for years – can’t wait to read your amazing story.

  • gail
    February 4, 2014

    I taught myself to sew about 15 years ago. A few years after that I discovered your show. I have learned a lot from your show. Thank you!

  • Elizabeth Kuntz
    February 4, 2014

    Nancy was my first sewing instructor! Of course, it was through books. Best teacher ever!

  • Florence
    February 4, 2014

    You are such an inspiring and encouraging teacher! I have learned so much from you and your books and videos. Thank you! I would be honored to receive a signed book from you.

  • Lorena Messenger
    February 4, 2014

    Thank You Nancy for all the sewing inspiration you have given so many of us thru out the years. I remember watching you along with my Mother years ago and continue to watch weekly (and now my husband even knows who you are). Your book is a must read on my list.

  • Barbara
    February 4, 2014

    I look forward to reading your book. Thank you for being such a positive influence for us all.

  • Taylor
    February 4, 2014

    I’ve faced some pretty big health battles myself lately at the age of 31… A little inspiration never hurts when you’re clawing your way back above water. 🙂

  • Evelyn
    February 4, 2014

    Thank you for your wonderful show. I’ve learned so much throughout the years. Each year I eagerly look forward to a new season of inspiration.

  • Elizabeth Johnson
    February 4, 2014

    Growing up I always wanted to sew like you still do! After reading the sample I believe I respect and admire you more than ever. Your parents raised you to be strong. What a great role model so few of those left these days. It would be great to win!

  • Robin Harsh
    February 5, 2014

    Sewing has been an important part of my life and you, Nancy, have had an enormous influence on my sewing. After watching your program for so many years I realize now that it wasn’t just skills and techniques you were teaching us. Every single week you give us all a lesson in grace and confidence. You are a treasure, Nancy!

  • Jan Mohler
    February 5, 2014

    Love your creative ideas for crafting.
    Thank you.

  • lyn lewis
    February 5, 2014

    Golly would love to read your story Nancy. I applaud your resolve to not let health stop you achieving a fulfilling life and have a lovely family.

  • Beth Dollar
    February 5, 2014

    Looking forward to reading your book. All I know is that you are a super sewer and would like to know more.

  • Kathie L
    February 5, 2014

    I’ve loved your show and would love to read your life story.

  • Colleen Waclawski
    February 5, 2014

    Dear Nancy,
    I also had my life defined my 4-H, what a great place to learn to sew! You are an inspiration to so many people, I sell Babylock machines at Lakeshore Sewing in Grand Rapids, MI. Not a day goes by that I mention to a customer about you and your TV show.
    I often tell people that I have met you in St. Louis at Babylock Tech, and how nice and approachable to really are!
    I would love to read and promote your book!

  • Jane Hall
    February 5, 2014

    Nancy – Your life – your inspiration — and how you inspired and “rescued” me………….have taped and watched your shows on PBS “forever”……….however, right before Christmas I finally made a decision to tackle a much dreaded task…………I had put off for TEN YEARS –I was challenged with 50 Dresden plate circles made by my boyfriends mother back in the 50’s………..that were something less than perfect in their size and assembly!! I plowed my way through “turning under” and sewing down the raw edges — accomplished nine of those “masterpieces” and set them on 18 1/2 inch blocks and managed to make a beautiful couch throw. However, I promised to make four more for his children — and thought I’ll never get this done!!! And, then — NANCY TO THE RESCUE!!!!! I watched her shows on “Sewing The Grand Dresden Quilts” — and, yes, I cried with JOY!!! I had no idea that the answer was so simple – using fusible lightweight lining to turn those raw edges into finished circles!! And, thank you, Nancy, I’m proud to say I have now completed all those circles with your magic method — and am moving on with those circles onto their 18-1/2″ foundations — and the family heirloom throws will be sent to Indiana to the four children with much love and a gracious heart to Nancy to give me the courage and inspiration to get them done!! And, now the bonus is — I’ll have time to read Nancy’s book – that I’d be so honored to receive. The obstacles she has tackled and overcome is indeed an “ahhh-haaa” moment for me to absorb and appreciate. Thank You Nancy.

  • Nancy M
    February 5, 2014

    You are a great encouragement!

  • Michelle Wagner
    February 5, 2014

    Thank you for sharing the pictures! I just love them! You are a true inspiration!

  • Diane Puotinen
    February 5, 2014

    Thank you, Nancy, for sharing your story in your book. After watching your series for several years, mostly the quilting episodes, I want to thank you for sharing all those quilting and sewing tips. I especially enjoy the segment at the end with your special guests.

    Tried to get the video of you and your friend doing the “cooking” segment, but they ran out. So funny – hope they show it again one day.

  • Janita
    February 5, 2014

    Nancy you are an inspiration to so many. Thank you . Janita

  • Rosemary
    February 5, 2014

    What an inspiration you have been to sooo many sewers!! I would love to read this book!

  • Robin Huss
    February 5, 2014

    I have watched your shows way back when I was still a kid. You are an inspiration to us all. Would love to have a signed copy of your book.

  • Theresa Schlaak
    February 5, 2014

    Your personally autographed book (@Nancy’s Expo-Sept 2013) has been read, immensely enjoyed & being shared with KAQL (Kaukauna Area Quilt Ladies!) One ONLY has to look beyond your face & see your heart, dear lady, to SEE the love you have for your craft & your willingness to SAHRE that LOVE with those of us who ALSO LOVE TO SEW!! God Bless!!!

  • Chris Teague
    February 5, 2014

    “pompous?” NEVER! You have lived an extraordinary life and encouraged generations of sewers to learn more about with craft. I have experimented with things I’ve discovered through your teaching and look forward to tomorrow as a result.

    Cheers to you and your future.

  • Sandi Cade
    February 5, 2014

    You were my first inspiration! Love your
    Show and the gifts you share will us!!

  • Margaret Schindler
    February 5, 2014

    Thank you for the chance to win this book about you. You are such an inspiration to the world not only the sewing world either.

  • Lola
    February 5, 2014

    I honestly think if it had not been for you Nancy, I would have never tried to sew beyond one badly taught home ec project!Thanks so much for all the wonderful inspiration through the years!

  • Gina S.
    February 5, 2014

    I’ve been watching you since the late 80’s. You kinda saved my sanity after moving to the mid west from Ca. I would love to read about the Queen of sewing!

  • Jill
    February 5, 2014

    Nancy, I have a huge amount of respect for you and have loved watching your videos. I have several of your wonderful books and definitely would love a copy of your autobiography. Best wishes for continued success and have fun on your blog tour!

  • Andrea Hanlon
    February 5, 2014

    Congratulations on your new book. I look forward to reading your inspirational life story!

  • Wendy
    February 5, 2014

    Wow – What I like best about the story so far is the fact that you faced your discomfort about viewers curiosity and went far outside your comfort zone to share some of your most private thoughts so that others could also be inspired. Awesome accomplishment! Very courageous undertaking. Thank you.

  • Donna
    February 5, 2014

    Can’t wait to get my copy

  • Janice Mc Laren
    February 5, 2014

    I’ve been watching Sewing With Nancy since almost the beginning. And even though I don’t do a lot of garment sewing i still watch. There is always more to learn!

  • shirley tener
    February 5, 2014

    Writing and talking about your obstacles has really made me want to start a new blog with some friends that I know that have autoimmune diseases. I want the blog for support and also to share tips on how someone with say rheumatoid arthritis can quilt with more ease. I hope to win a copy and be inspired, We cant think of a name. The other bloggers are already published and have a lot on their plates, but we want to do this. I love bio’s , I am sure I would love yours.

  • Kathy Radich
    February 5, 2014

    I have been watching sewing with Nancy since the beginning! I think I have every book, video and have spent lots of time purchasing notions and other items from your store. I learned so much watching the PBS shows in the beginning and ended up starting an embroidery business with all I learned from you, Nancy. I have always been inspired by you, and even though my business will never be the size yours is, and I will never accomplish as much as you, I think I saw in you a determination and drive that I have tried to channel when you have those days in your business that make you wonder “why am I doing this”. When machines break down and you have orders that need to be shipped and customers at your throat – if Nancy can do it, so can I. Thank you for all you have done for sewers, embroiderer’s and women – God Bless you and yours!

  • Joye Cox
    February 5, 2014

    I have enjoyed Nancy’s TV shows and books and tips for years. I would love to have this book. Congratulations on the book and thanks for sharing your skills with us over the last 30 years.

  • Donna B
    February 5, 2014

    Eileen’s and Pat’s reviews were great! I love the glimpses inside from Pat with quotes from your loved ones, such a great touch.

  • Caroline S
    February 5, 2014

    WoW!!! you truly are inspiring,,,, this is the longest posts I ever seen….. you definately touch many peoples lives…. 🙂

  • Lou
    February 5, 2014

    You have definetly inspired so many with your books, Dvd’s and shows! Everythime I had a project and couldn’t figure it out you already had a show on it:) Thanks you!!!!!

  • Tracy
    February 5, 2014

    My husband favorite saying is “it’s not what happens, it’s what you do about it that counts”. You have done wonderful things! Thank you for sharing.

  • Sue S
    February 5, 2014

    Nancy fits my definition of a truly beautiful person. The kindness and generousity shines brightly. She’s what smart women aspire to be, both in business and personally. I look forward to reading more about Nancy.

  • Sherry Evans
    February 5, 2014

    I have watched your show for many years and have used your DVD and booklet tutorials for multiple projects. What a wonderful gift you are giving to your viewers, another piece of Nancy’s Notions.

  • Sandy Willmott
    February 5, 2014

    Love your show! Really happy to receive your catalog and because I live out in the country, it makes it easy to find sewing notions that I need and can order them from your catalog. Would love a copy of your autobiography!

  • Marion Powell
    February 5, 2014

    Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your books. What an amazing story. I can hardly wait to read your autobiography. I’m sure it’s an amazing story. Congratulations on your wonderful successes!

  • Sandra
    February 5, 2014

    What a remarkable woman you are! You have come such a long way and are an inspiration to us regarding what we can achieve if we only believe in ourselves.

    I can’t wait to read the book and hope I win the autographed copy!

  • Susan Novak
    February 5, 2014

    Looking forward to reading it. I don’t know how you find the time and motivation to accomplish all that you do. I admire you.

  • Susan K
    February 5, 2014

    I watched many episodes of your show while staying home with my boys. They can attest to that! You have always been a source of “how-to” while I am sewing. Thanks for many years of shows and a wonderful source of sewing notions.
    I am definitely picking up one of your books!

  • Elaine S
    February 5, 2014

    I would love to read your story. I have watched your show but no longer can find it in our lineup. Wish we still got it.

  • Barb McCarty
    February 5, 2014

    Love your show and you are an inspiration

  • Sue Halter
    February 5, 2014

    Your show has always been a favorite of mine. Your catalog has prompted me to spend money many many times! Your book would be wonderful to win!

  • Jan
    February 5, 2014

    Love your show when I can find it!

  • Sally
    February 5, 2014

    I have always loved your shows. There is always a new technique to learn, many “ah-ha!” moments, and fun projects. Thank you for sharing your love of sewing.

  • Amy Reitzel
    February 5, 2014

    I cannot wait to read your book! You have taught and inspired many sewers over the years. I have enjoyed your shows and tips for years.

  • Amy Reitzel
    February 5, 2014

    I cannot wait to read your book! You have taught and inspired many sewers over the years. I have enjoyed your shows and tips for years.

  • Amy Reitzel
    February 5, 2014

    I cannot wait to read this book. You have taught and inspired many of us over the years.

  • Jocelyn
    February 5, 2014

    Sewing has been a part of my life sine I was in my teen years. Thank you for sharing so many insights and beautiful creations. And thanks for the book. It looks awesome!!

  • Sharon N
    February 5, 2014

    It is no small thing to share with others how to make beautiful things and how to make a beautiful life.
    Thank you for all your inspiration.

  • Jackie Zierden
    February 5, 2014

    Countless enjoyable hours have been spent designing, planning and sewing and more often than not, with the aid of Nancy. Through your books, CD’s and DVD’s, I have tried to come close to perfecting my projects. It was as if Nancy was by my side, guiding me through another project. One of my favorite techniques that I have used over and over again, is the “two seam fly-front zipper.” Not only did I use this on my own pants, but also on my husbands with minor adjustments. It worked every time. Not always able to find pants for a 6’5″ guy, prompted me to give pant making a try for him. Nancy you are an inspiration and so talented. I would thoroughly enjoy receiving a copy of your new book, “Seams Unlikely”. Thank you for all the “tips” through the years.

  • Peggy Wagner
    February 5, 2014

    Love your show! Looking forward to reading your book!

  • Connie Anderson
    February 5, 2014

    Wow reading through all the comments. ..there isn’t much left to say about how wonderful you are , Nancy. I have been following you from the beginning and recording your shows on my ole VHS player when not home. Now you are on at 8:00 am here in OSSEO MN so I have to set my Alarm so I won’t miss your show.
    The favorite thing I re bet leaning from one of your shows was on making collars ….thank you !!!

  • Dawn Frisch
    February 5, 2014

    Nancy, I’ve been watching you for years and years and I must say that you’ve been an inspiration to me! Not only have you inspired me to do better at sewing but at life too! I can’t wait to get your new book – I have a lot of your books and I love to collect them. They all are a great resource for any sewing library!
    Dawn Frisch
    array-dawn at cox dot net

  • Liz
    February 5, 2014

    I enjoy your show and look forward to reading your book. Thanks for a chance to win one.

  • Sandi Myer
    February 5, 2014

    Anytime I see an email or a post from someone else, I rush to the link or the site to see what is happening. I too have followed you for years on TV and now on Facebook and I
    enjoy every minute of it. I’m eager to read your autobiography and will continue to follow you on FB and TV. You are an inspiration to my sewing and quilting.

  • Shari
    February 5, 2014

    Congratulations on your book! I can’t wait to read it. I’ve been a fan for years.

  • Karon Henderson
    February 5, 2014

    Would love to win your book. Have always admired your work & watched many of your TV programs

  • Colleen Gorman
    February 5, 2014

    So looking forward to reading your book. Love watching the show.

  • Kris Janssen
    February 5, 2014

    Spent teen years and early 20s making all my own clothes. Then came career and children–no time to sew. Retirement allows me to get back to my creative side but now in quilting. Love watching Nancy’s show as she reminds me of those too many things I may have forgotten over the years. Thanks, Nancy!!!

  • Liz from Carlisle
    February 5, 2014

    Have been watching Nancy on tv for years. What I most admire is her versatility and her ability to let the viewers know that we could try anything in stitching and succeed.

  • Dyann Cox
    February 5, 2014

    I just wish I had a fraction of your knowledge, You are the “guru” of sewing, all facets of sewing. Thank you for sharing your love and knowledge of sewing with the world and thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. You are truly inspiring 🙂

  • Chris
    February 5, 2014

    Nancy,you have been a great inspiration to me & everyone in the quilting & sewing industry. I started sewing when I was just 4 yrs old taught by my Grandma & never stopped (now 62) always trying to do things better until I was introduced to your patterns & books a big THANK YOU through out all my years. I am disabled but people don’t see me like this but the inner beauty I hold in my heart & now through your book you have touched may, many lives. I have 7 grandchildren & start to teach them about 5-6 yrs old have taught 4 & 3 more to go & they love every minute of it, again, THANK YOU for opening your heart to us.

  • Jan
    February 5, 2014

    I’ve been watching your show for as long as I can remember and learned so much from you. I still watch your show and still learn something new after all these years. Even attended one of your Sewing Weekends many years ago with my older sister. We had a blast and spent so much money because of the bargains. Congratulations on your book and I look forward to many more years of learning from you.

  • Jodi Savage
    February 5, 2014

    So looking forward to reading your book! I can’t wait to get a copy for my quilt retreat farmhouse. I have so many ladies where sewing and quilting is truly their source of fellowship, friendship and joy! I learn so much from them everyday. They will enjoy having your book to read while they are retreating!

  • Lu Ann
    February 5, 2014

    Have followed you through the years. Looking forward to reading your book.

  • Diane Swett
    February 5, 2014

    Nancy, so glad that you have written your autobiography and can’t wait to read it. I have been following you on PBS for almost 30 years. Much of what I know about sewing I learned from you. I was so happy to meet you last May at the Sewing weekend. even my youngest girl was excited when she saw our photo together. “Mom isn’t that the Lady you watch on TV? Wow” Even she remembered you – just made me smile.

  • Sheila Stauffer
    February 5, 2014

    Pat Sloan posted about your new book. You always amaze me with all your little technique. Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us.

  • Peggy Poole
    February 5, 2014

    I have watched Sewing with Nancy for years and would love to win a copy of the book. Nancy, you are such an inspiration to the rest of us. Thanks for all the teaching you have done.

  • Carolyn
    February 5, 2014

    Nancy, I have been a fan for what seems forever as I watched your Sat tv show. When I happened to be in beaver dam many years ago I made sure I visited your shop. I now receive your daily mailing. I have always had the utmost admiration for you. Congratulations,

  • Diane Swett
    February 5, 2014

    I enjoyed reading pat sloans blog and her review of your book. thanks

  • MS Barb
    February 5, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your story, w/pictures! I’ve enjoyed the preview, and would love to have an autographed copy of this book!

  • Joy
    February 5, 2014

    I recall watching your shows when my daughter, now 30, was an infant. Fast forward — I recently retired and was delighted to find you on WUSF! Your show is part of imy daily routine now. Even if the subject is something I’m not necessarily interested in I still manage to pick up great tips. Seeing your story ( on your anniversary show) brought me back to a day in 1972 when I was about to graduate from UW Madison with a degree in English but was sitting with two motherly co-workers outside the medical school library where I worked having a conversation about how I wished I had pursued home ec instead. Well look out world, Nancy you have inspired me to take the next thirty years by the horns and do some awesome sewing, be it for myself or others. I especially enjoy your Nancy’s corner guests who also show us what an inspiration you are. Can’t wait to read your book!

  • Jacie
    February 5, 2014

    You have been a big influence in sewers/quilters lives.

  • Mary Ann
    February 5, 2014

    I always admired you, but now even more because you are also an adoptive Mom!

  • Valarie Black
    February 5, 2014

    Love you Nancy. You are a great inspiration to many, me included. I can hardly wait to read your book!

  • Brenda Howard
    February 5, 2014

    Congratulations on the book and I can’t wait to read it.

  • Liz Rehrauer
    February 5, 2014

    I too grew up on a hundred acre dairy farm in Wisconsin. I learned to sew in 4H but also sitting at the kitchen table watching my mom sew. She didn’t “teach” me but I learned a lot. I have you Tvo’d every Saturday and get to watch you when I can have you all to myself. I do lots of stops and repeats. Thanks.

  • Marya
    February 5, 2014

    I have loved your show for years! Really excited to read this book by and about an inspiring businesswoman.

  • Jean Robb
    February 5, 2014

    Nancy,you have been my sewing inspiration for years. I have watched your show, bought your books,and ordered from your catalog/website lots! Thanks for helping keep sewing alive! I learned to sew in 4-H back in the 60’s and am still going strong! Thanks for the generous give away.

  • Nancy
    February 5, 2014

    You go, girl! Your life has been an inspiration to me.

  • Judy Hall Sanvitis
    February 5, 2014

    I just started watching Sewing with Nancy a few short months ago. I would see it periodically and then forget to look for the show again. I’ve been trying to remember to watch every Thursday afternoon since I retired last July. Nancy’s show and the Fons and Porter show are the two I enjoy the most. Thank you for your time and wonderful shows.

  • Sue W
    February 5, 2014

    I already have my autographed copy but should I win a book I want to give it to our library. There are so many people in our area who follow you and shop at the Beaver Dam store and I know they would like to read your story.

  • Terri
    February 5, 2014

    When I discovered your show, I was so happy to find something for us, women who love to sew, but really didn’t have access to advice of Mothers and others in their life. The shows still provides the inspiration to try one more thing and save a frustrating moment when things don’t work as you think they should!
    I remember back and most of my friends would look at me and say, you do what, why when you can buy it cheaper … the list goes on. But I learned there are many in our fold like me, and it was a connection that still validates and lets me express my creativity and my love of the art. Thanks for bringing us our inspiration through yours.

  • sally ann
    February 5, 2014

    Hi Nancy,
    I would love to win a autographed copy of your new book. What alot of your wonderful life you have shared. the ups and downs are what have brought to where you are today! I love all the old photo’s! i have watched you for years on TV and have many of your other books! thanks for the chance!

  • Patricia Hersl
    February 5, 2014

    My hero! I have watched Sewing with Nancy for so long that I can remember the boys being very little and you having them model in the catalog. One classy girl!

  • Allyson LePenske
    February 5, 2014

    Have always been a fan. Loved watching your Sewing With Nancy and learned a lot. Looking forward to reading your book.

  • Judy Brennan
    February 5, 2014

    Thank you for writing your book. I look forward to reading it. I so appreciate all the lessons you provided, the Sew Weekends, the patterns, the booklets, the knowledge, etc. Thank you for becoming such a wonderful you!

  • Kathleen Hatfield
    February 5, 2014

    Look forward to reading your book. Don’t even know how many years I have watched your shows, always very informative.

  • Judith
    February 5, 2014

    You have motivated me and so many others. Thanks so much.

  • Mo LaBranche
    February 5, 2014

    I am glad that now I have a granddaughter to sew for, I love that you take us step by step on projects, sometimes we forget the best way to do projects that we haven’t done for years, and of course trying some new ones.
    Thanks

  • Torry Hemmert
    February 5, 2014

    Having spent a couple of summers with only one cast on my leg, I really felt for you when I saw the picture of you with two casts! I hope the book does well!

  • Thunder Kaplan
    February 5, 2014

    would love to win a copy of your book, thanks for the chance.

  • Karen Shackleford
    February 5, 2014

    Just learned about your book on Pat Sloan’s blog. My mom was a fan of your TV show and I’ve watched too. Your book looks terrific. Think I’ll get myself a copy to read your story. The photos you’ve shared here are very enticing. Congratulations on your book!

  • Gloria Pietruszka
    February 5, 2014

    Congratulations on your book , can’t wait to read it. I have enjoyed sewing with you over the years.

  • Michelle H
    February 5, 2014

    I am so glad I saw this!!! I have watched Nancy for a very long time (though admittedly not as long as many of the above comments mention!!!) and have learned so much during that time. I (of course) would love to win a copy of this book, but if I do not, it is on my list to buy–looks great!!! Way to go, Nancy!!!

  • Linda P
    February 5, 2014

    I have always been a huge fan and watched your shows until we moved to the mountains and we can’t get it. Is there anything you can’t do? I know you’d try. Thank you for the opportunity to win your book, if I don’t win, I sure be getting it.

  • Kay F. Graf
    February 5, 2014

    You have been part of my life for a long time. You are an inspiration for sure. The picture of you as a little girl holding a kitty with saddle shoes could have been a picture of myself in rural northern Wisconsin. With my mom being a terrific seamstress, 4-H plus a great home economics teacher, I grew up sewing. We have much in common as I also have had bells palsy since birth, but there is no need to feel sorry for yourself. I was lucky to marry a wonderful man that could see the real me. I worked as a high school secretary and worked with kids and parents for 41 years before I retired. Until I read about you on Pat Sloans blog I was not aware that you also had bells palsey. I have since lost my husband and retired so I spend time sewing, mostly quilting now. Have recorded your programs for years and have lots of wonderful purse and tote templates plus patterns that are so great. You are an inspiration and may
    God bless you for helping me over the years.

  • Ida Brandon
    February 5, 2014

    I have watched your program on tv for years. I also heard one of your lectures at a AQS quilt show and enjoyed it very much. Also by watching your programs learnt how to use my serger better than from the dealer. Thank you for your great shows and books. Am looking forward to reading your new book.

  • Shirley Jobson
    February 5, 2014

    You have me hooked!! I have to read all of the story!!! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!! ❤

  • Joyce Van Winkle
    February 5, 2014

    I can’t remember how many years I have been watching your program, Nancy, but as soon as I knew about it I started watching and have continued to do so to this day. I love the way you present information, making it clear and easy to follow. You have presented so many interesting topics. Thank you for all you have taught us over the years. My dear mother taught me to sew, and I made my first dress when I was 11and now I am 72 and still love to sew! She was such an encouragement to me. I hope your book is a great success. I don’t see how it could miss…with all the pictures of your family, and I’m sure your book will be one which I cannot put down. Thank you so much for
    your inspiration!

  • debbie brugier
    February 5, 2014

    Oh, how I love your show. I have it taping all week on ALL the cable channels that carry it. My husband oftens comments, “didn’t you just watch this show?!?!?!?” I have learned soooooo much from you. Please keep the shows coming!!!

  • Penny Kitzmiller
    February 5, 2014

    I want to personally thank you for being an inspiration to me. You have taught me so much. Being from the foothills in TN, I never had the what you would call the fancy things of sewing. I always watched your TV show and dream that one day I would own my own sewing machine. I had to wait till I was married before I had my own. My first sewing machine was from Montgomery Wards back in 1986. I am so thankful for what I have today and would love to add your book to my sewing library.

  • Brenda Fish
    February 5, 2014

    I get up early (and wake up my husband) to catch your show every weekend on our local PBS station. If I oversleep and miss it, I have to go find it on the Internet to get my NZ fix. I grew up on a farm in Ohio in the 70’s, joined 4-H, and my parents gave me a sewing machine for graduation. I’ve bought several of your books over the years – you’ve been a great inspiration to me, not only your sewing tips, but also sharing stories of other sewists around the globe who do so much good through their charity work. Thanks so much for being a part of my life, and I hope your book does very well.

  • Pam G
    February 5, 2014

    I have learned so many sewing and quilting techniques over the years watching your programs on my local PBS station! Thank you for continuing to inspire us! Can’t wait to read your book and would be honored to win a copy!

  • Peggy Finney
    February 5, 2014

    Amazing. Can’t wait to read your story.

  • Bonnie Pfrimmer
    February 5, 2014

    I have watched your show for many years and learned alot. I can’t wait to read your book. Thanks for the chance.

  • Heather
    February 5, 2014

    I watched you for years on PBS. I would love to read your book.

  • Montell Lanier
    February 5, 2014

    I was not aware of all the struggles in Nancy’s life. Would love to read the book.

  • Charlotte Brown
    February 5, 2014

    I have watched you for many years. You have been an awesome inspiration. I have many of your sewing books. Will be a pleasure to read your latest. I wish you great success with this new book.

  • Cindy
    February 5, 2014

    You know, I watched you all those years, and never noticed your lopsided smile. I liked your smile, and your easy going personality. I’m glad you’re giving a potion of the proceeds yo adoption, as both my boys were adopted. One was our Foster child from 3 months old until he was 6 and a half. He has special needs and was considered un-adoptable. We were all so happy and relieved when we went to court and became a “real” family.

  • M. Wilent
    February 5, 2014

    Such an inspiration for creativity and quality sewing for many many years. Can’t wait to read the book.

  • Mary Ann Genre
    February 5, 2014

    Nancy, thanks so much for sharing your sewing skills and knowledge with us for all these years. And now you share even more of yourself with us in your book. I love to read and I look forward to reading your book. Thank you Nancy, you are a jewel!

  • Claudia Voorhees
    February 5, 2014

    I have watched your show for many years…..you continue to inspire me with all the different projects and types of sewing you do. I look forward to reading your book.

  • Claudia Voorhees
    February 5, 2014

    I have watched your show for many years and you continue to inspire me with all your different types of sewing projects. I look forward to reading your book.

  • Gwynn
    February 5, 2014

    Wow 30 years. It seems like seconds yet 100 years. How awesome. I wish you well in the next 30 years. I’m hoping to meet you in person one of these days.

  • Kathy M Boice
    February 5, 2014

    I watch Nancy’s show and have ordered from her catalog! I am inspired by her determination, skills, and now this new book she has published will be a book I read! I don’t read much, unless it is a quilt book or a doll clothing book, but Nancy’s story intrigues me! It would be great to win a copy! Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Janet LaBruyere
    February 5, 2014

    I have had the privilege of attending one of your sewing conferences and your presentation was the highlight of the three days. I was fascinated by the facts you shared from your life but you left me with many unanswered questions. I can hardly wait to read your book and discover the answers. Thanks for the many ideas that you have shared through the years. You have inspired many.

  • Janet LaBruyere
    February 5, 2014

    Thanks for sharing your story. I have found you to be an inspiration in and out of the sewing room, thanks.

  • Janet Sabol
    February 5, 2014

    I’ve received sewing notions from you for many years and never knew the obstacles you’ve dealt with. I’d love to have a copy of your book to read and share with others!

  • Diane
    February 5, 2014

    Congratulations on your book. I’ve learned a lot from your shows/videos and would love to read your story. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Myra Williams
    February 5, 2014

    Remarkable and talented lady.

  • Louise Marie
    February 5, 2014

    Thank you so very much for all you do for our sewing community. You are an amazing lady, and i want to learn more about you. That is why i hope i win your book.

  • Glenna
    February 5, 2014

    I have watched your show for years and love it. I have been so inspired.
    You are a beautiful lady. My daughter got Belle’s Palsy when she was around 16 years old. A tough time for her. Very little residual from it now.
    You are a real trooper and an inspiration to all of us in so many ways!

  • Carol Osborn
    February 5, 2014

    Thank you for writing your story and for having the courage to write it and live your life fully. I look forward to reading the book.

  • Charlotte Brincat
    February 6, 2014

    You are so courageous and an inspiration for so many others to look up to. I recently had a brain tumour removed. As I was convalescing, I spent many hours curled up in bed with my tablet while watching many of your segments via you tube. You inspire me. I can’t wait to get back to sewing and attempt so many things that I have learnt from you! I will definitely be looking for your book.

  • Doree shandera
    February 6, 2014

    The name Nancy zieman is synonymous with sewing. I have heard you speak before and totally enjoyed it, so I know the book will be fabulous.

  • Morgan
    February 6, 2014

    Nancy, I love all of your sewing techniques, and I do have a few of your sewing books. I would like to read this book of your life. I know it will be interesting. You are a very strong person, as I am too. I know how hard it is to keep moving forward… and doing what we love with other problems. Yet, Nancy you did it. As I too have ! Hugs Morgan oxoxoxoxo

  • Jean
    February 6, 2014

    You are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your story – I cannot wait to read the book.

  • wildwinowoman
    February 6, 2014

    Ordered a copy for my local library – we need to share!

  • Melanie Leigh
    February 6, 2014

    Love to read how she did it. Write the vision and make it plain. Hab 2:2

  • Bobbie Molony
    February 6, 2014

    Reading about your journey makes me want to read the whole book. leaves me with great admiration for you.

  • Wendy
    February 6, 2014

    Nancy, You have been an inspiration to my mom for years. I think it is quite a compliment when my dad says, “that woman is great at what she does….I think I could learn to sew from her. I like when your mom watches her show.”
    Thanks for all the inspiration and the amazing lessons for all of us that are not professional seamstresses.

  • Liz
    February 6, 2014

    Nancy’s book looks awesome…love her shows.

  • Karen Burkett
    February 6, 2014

    THANK YOU for writing your book! It’s so important to give the next generation examples of how to make something out of your life in spite of obstacles. I have watched your show, with admiration, for years and have often times wondered about your story. Now I get to know!

  • Pamela VanAustin
    February 6, 2014

    Thank you for the years of sharing your skills, tips and ideas with all of us! I have watched your show from the very early days. Your passion reminded me of my high school home ec teacher, who taught me so much. I can’t wait to read about you story and how Nancy’s Notions grew into the wonderful company it is today!!

  • Carole Diehl
    February 6, 2014

    I admire your talent and your courage. Would love to read the whole story.

  • Betty Woodlee
    February 6, 2014

    I Always treasured my Sewing With Nancy catalogs. When the computer age hit it was wonderful to visit Nancy’s site on line. I greatly admire you and all that you have accomplished.

  • Charlene Bessken
    February 6, 2014

    I’d love to win a copy of your book. You have been an inspiration for years.

  • Kim of Persimon Dreams
    February 6, 2014

    I’m so excited to read this book! I was planning on heading to the Lodi Valley Library for the program tonight BUT hubby surprised me with a B&B stay…sorry to miss seeing you talk in person! Congrats on all you have accomplished!

  • Jennifer P
    February 6, 2014

    Your show was the first sewing show I ever watched on TV and Saturday mornings were set aside for you to educate me. I took the lessons from the pin and pivot series to alter a wedding dress pattern for a good friend of mine and her dress fit perfectly for her special day. I was so proud to have made that dress, which never could have happened without your great lessons. I’d love to win a copy, but even if I don’t, I’ll be searching for your book in my local bookstore. Congratulations on publishing your autobiograpy1

  • Judi Burr
    February 6, 2014

    Have watched you for a long time and am looking forward to reading your book. Thanks for sharing your life.

  • Marcia Redd
    February 6, 2014

    Living in the STL area I’m not priveleged to view Sewing With Nancy, but when I travel, the first thing I do is check to see the time Nancy’s show is on TV. She’s a great inspiration and a woman who had the fotitude to overcome and persevere. I look forward to reading her book.

  • Jean
    February 6, 2014

    I’m so glad that you’ve published this book. It’s a story that should be told. You’ve always been my sewing hero. I think I bought every one of those first instructional pamphlets and still have them today.

  • Brenda Y
    February 6, 2014

    You taught me to press, to be able to sew with only minutes a day, (when I was single mom of 2 kiddos!) made sweatshirt sweaters for gifts and much much more! You, Nancy, changed my life. Thank you! I can’t wait to read this book.

  • Brenda Y
    February 6, 2014

    I learned how to press, measure seam allowances, sew in minutes a day (when I was single mom of 2) and also embroider and quilt…from your tv shows to owning many of your books, I have made gifts of sweatshirt jackets and much more! I taught 4-H sewing and used many of your hints along the way. I can’t wait to read this book, thanks for writing it !

  • Renae Walters
    February 6, 2014

    Thank you for your willingness to share your life journey. It is always of help to hear others stories.

  • Julia
    February 6, 2014

    She would be on my list of who would I love to have dinner with. I find her story heartwarming and definitely interesting. A self made woman who made it big. How could anybody not admire that.

  • Patti K
    February 6, 2014

    Thank you so much for sharing with us — your skills, your trials, your life! You are a real inspiration to us and I know your book will be to millions more. I never realized that you had an adopted son…we also have a son (deaf) that we adopted from China! This made you that much more special to me, personally. Thanks again for being you.

  • Debbie
    February 6, 2014

    I’ve learned a great deal from watching your show and can’t wait to read your book
    Thank you

  • Karen McDonner
    February 6, 2014

    I have been sewing with Nancy for many years and thoroughly enjoy watching the program on Saturday mornings!

  • Machelle Smith
    February 6, 2014

    I laughed and teared up just reading this post! I have learned so much from you I can remember when your show was first available on our local PBS station in Pennsylvania on WQED. my mom, a Home Ec teacher, was thrilled to see such high quality sewing instruction on TV she was already familiar with you , Nancy. What an inspiration you have been to me! Look forward to reading this book..and recommending it to my friends!

  • Vicky Isliefson
    February 6, 2014

    I was hoping to attend some of your classes in Puyallup this year, but not it the cards. One of these days. I would love to read your book.

  • Sandi Cunningham
    February 6, 2014

    In truth, we ALL have issues whether seen or unseen and how we do NOT let them define us is exactly what Nancy is all about!
    I knew Nancy’s Notions long before seeing her smiling face. But, as an OB RN I could not help but notice what I assumed might be Bells’ palsy perhaps from childbirth. Certainly I wondered what the story was behind the smile and assumed it was only my nurse background that even noticed it.
    I think it is courageous and brave to talk about your personal health and applaud your bringing your issues out to the forefront, to embolden others with conditions. It makes them feel they can do anything, as you have, and forces the public to look beyond the physical to the true woman of strength!.
    I’ve always been impressed with your company, now I get to be impressed by the woman behind the company. You GO! Girl!

  • venita
    February 6, 2014

    I have watched Nancy on TV for years. I really admire her and her accomplishments. At one time here in MI we couldn’t get her program and when I would go to Tx to visit my mom, I never missed a show. Most of the time I would return to Mi with a handful of notes. Love her show.

  • Janet Neff
    February 6, 2014

    Have been a fan for many years, although our PBS station doesn’t always carry your show. I look for it on cable. Congratulations on your many successes.

  • Donna W
    February 6, 2014

    Thank you for the load of things that I have learned from you. You are truly an inspiration to us all.

  • Liz Patterson
    February 6, 2014

    Nancy…the book looks fantastic. I have watched you on Sewing with Nancy and have always enjoyed what your current project of the day is. I would love to enter your draw for a copy of your new book Seams Unlikely 🙂

  • Mary Haggenmaker
    February 6, 2014

    Your shows over the years have helped me do so many things, both new and an easier way. I was so upset when PBS no longer carried you in the Washington, DC area. I hope they change their mind and bring you back. I would be so happy. On the personal note you are such an inspiration to all. You are so gifted and talented and you share it with us.
    Thank you.

  • Rhonda Gillette
    February 6, 2014

    You are a very talented lady and a great inspiration to me. I was born with a large port Wine birthmark on my face which causes some major facial deformities, then later developed MG which now affects my speech, hand/arm strength and vision. I have always dreamed of owning my own small home busn. but it seemed that I may have to be bold enough to go in front of others to promote it, and I just couldn’t bring myself to be out in public. Now I’m at the point of desperation to either get serious about a home busn. or risk being hopelessly in debt. I know that no one will hire someone that looks like me, and suffers from a chronic illness on top of it.
    I would love a copy of your book, in hope that it will help motivate and inspire me to venture forth with what I love to do.

  • Amy, a redeemed sheep
    February 6, 2014

    This is one book I must read. Thank you, Nancy, for all that you have done for the sewing world. As a mom with two adopted boys and one of my grandchildren who was placed for adoption (open so I am in her life), I so appreciate you sharing some of the proceeds to adoption. I love adoption dearly!!!!

    Bless you!!!!

  • Mary Haggenmaker
    February 6, 2014

    Pat Sloan says I need to come here. One of the inspirations I got from Nancy resulted in my oldest daughter’s wedding dress. My daughter gave me a picture and said that is what she wanted. I called the store and they said $800+. I started shopping for the materials and lace and it cost me $280+. (Long way from 800). My daughter was thrilled. I forget what segment it was that inspired me but it sure saved me a lot of money.

  • Cindy Craddock
    February 6, 2014

    You are an inspiration!

  • Patricia
    February 6, 2014

    Thank you for writing the book. I have watched your show since the beginning. Hope to win a copy.

  • Kris B
    February 6, 2014

    I love watching your show. I always learn something new! I can’t wait to sit down and read your book.

  • Mary Haggenmaker
    February 6, 2014

    The Long Ladies told me to come here to put in my comment. I will probably be buying some of your DVD’s to get to see the shows that PBS did not air in the DC area.

  • Mary Haggenmaker
    February 6, 2014

    Tori sent me back here too.

  • Denice Weys
    February 6, 2014

    I have been inspired by you and your obvious passion for the craft of sewing since your early years on tv. You explain things with such clarity and are simply fun to watch. I thank you from the bottom of my heart as you have created a sewing passion in me. Looking forward to many more years,.

  • Patty
    February 6, 2014

    Thanks for a chance to win a copy of your book!

  • Shawn
    February 6, 2014

    Thanks for a chance to win. Would love to read your book.

  • Rhonda
    February 6, 2014

    You are such an inspiration! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your book.

  • Kathy
    February 6, 2014

    I received my copy of your book yesterday. I began reading last night. I love that you have opened your life to us. I have been sewing with you for many years. Thank you for all you do.

  • Jan Morton
    February 6, 2014

    Nancy – What a beautiful woman and great inspiration you are. I appreciate your sincerity and thank you for the opportunity to win a book. I’ve enjoyed learning from you over the years.

  • Donna
    February 6, 2014

    I have watched your show for many years and am quite excited to read your book. I also want to tell you that you presented this so tastefully. THANK YOU.

  • Roberta MacKinnon
    February 6, 2014

    Nancy – thank you for being on Television for 30 years helping us all learn to sew and quilt. I have purchased many of your notions and find they really add to my sewing experiences. The magnet wrist pin catcher is the best thing since sliced bread.
    I will be sewing you at SewExpo in Puyallup and will be attending your seminar about your book. See you there.

  • JulieCC
    February 6, 2014

    I cannot wait to read this! My daughter is multiply disabled, my husband is adopted, and I love to sew!

  • Roberta Patzer
    February 6, 2014

    I have watched Sewing with Nancy for more years than I care to admit. I have bookmarked her videos and DVR’d her television shows. Sometimes I will have an idea in my head for sewing a project, but the techniques allude me. She is always there (electronically I mean). The customer service department of company is also very helpful when I have a question. Thank you so much for giving us all a readily available learning source.

  • Roberta Patzer
    February 6, 2014

    I have watched Sewing with Nancy for more years than I care to admit. I have bookmarked her videos and DVR’d her television shows. Sometimes I will have an idea in my head for sewing a project, but the techniques allude me. She is always there (electronically I mean). The customer service department of company is also very helpful when I have a question. Thank you so much for giving us all a readily available learning source and sharing your immense knowledge.

  • Esther taylor
    February 6, 2014

    thank you so much for stepping out of your comfort zone to write this book. i so look forward to reading it. you are a true hero and inspiration. I’ve watched your show for many, many years, it was like a little personal vacation in my busy life.

  • Elizabeth Paris
    February 6, 2014

    Nancy, when I first read your blog about your new book, I thought, why does someone who is talented, sharing and inspirational have to define why they wrote a book?
    I am glad you did and can’t wait to read about the one person who inspired me to stop being afraid of sewing. Now many many dresses, quilts and home décor items later, I still am amazed at your talent. Keep up the great work you are doing for so many.
    “Good bye for now”.

  • Vicki B.
    February 6, 2014

    Sewing With Nancy has been my inspiration for so many years. My husband complains that I “hog” the DVR with so many episodes that I just can’t bear to delete. Thanks for all you have done to make sewing popular.

  • Lori Vale
    February 6, 2014

    Thank you for being an inspiration, I’d love to read your book.

  • vicki
    February 6, 2014

    I am going to the seams unlikely talk at the Puyallup fair, can’t wait!

  • Jan
    February 6, 2014

    Been watching and sewing along with Nancy for 30 years. Since I love biographies, this is a “must read” book for me. Congrats!

  • BJ Wurst
    February 6, 2014

    I was given a quilt that had belonged to my grandmother. It is in bad shape so I wasn’t sure what to do, whether or not to try and replace some of the fabric in the stars. I sent an email to Nancy’s Notions and promptly got a response telling what would be the best thing to do with the quilt. I appreciated the prompt response and advice. I’ve always had great luck in dealing with Nancy’s Notions. Nancy, you are a great inspiration to all of us. Keep guiding along the sewing and quilting way.

  • Karen Sopjes
    February 6, 2014

    I have watched your show for many years. We visited your store about 6 years ago. I hoped to meet you this past September in Michigan, but instead enjoyed your video. Hope you are feeling much better now.

  • Theil Dooley
    February 6, 2014

    I have watched your show for over 26 years. I have learned so much from your shows and I helped the local 4-H kids learn to sew – using your methods! You are an inspiration to so many and I would love to receive one of your books. Thank you for all you have done!

  • Debbie Landwehr
    February 6, 2014

    I couldn’t sleep one night and got up to watch TV. I found your broadcast quite by accident and ordered your quilt pattern on Column Quilts. I have been quilting ever since! Thanks so much! I have made quilts for each of our children, for all of my siblings and several for ourselves! I would have never thought I could quilt if it hadn’t been for you! Thanks again, Debbie

  • Deb Landwehr
    February 6, 2014

    Thanks so much for all of your creative talent. I have learned a lot about quilting from you!
    Debbie

  • Christine Gibbons
    February 6, 2014

    I can’t wait to read the hole book. Just the first chapter is so inspiring.

  • Linda Boothman
    February 6, 2014

    I would love to win a copy of your book…I have been sewing with you for so long…love your programs & books. If I don’t win it I will be buying a copy at Sew Expo in Puyallup, Wa. the end of the month….:)

  • Mary jo Barclay
    February 6, 2014

    I would love to get a copy of your new book. I follow your blog daily and appreciate all of your work. Good luck and best wishes for your new release.

  • SewCalGal
    February 6, 2014

    I’ve always been so proud of you and am very excited to learn about your bio. Would love to win a copy and delighted to write a review and share insights with others.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  • Linda9853
    February 7, 2014

    Nancy is an incredible role model for all of us. She demonstrates how strong and self-confident we can all be when we let our personalities and generously shared knowledge and talents outshine our insecurities about our flaws. Whether we have weight issues, vision or hearing challenges, scars, twitches, or hair loss, we can take Nancy’s lead and let our personalities dominate and win peoples’ respect. Nancy is so awesome, and so are YOU! Learn, create, inspire, share, and be joyful for who you are.

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  • Clara
    February 7, 2014

    I love sewing and would love to learn more about it!

  • Donna B
    February 7, 2014

    Enjoying all the book reviews; everyone has such nice things to.share about the book and you!!

  • EmSewCrazy
    February 7, 2014

    Wow! This is so exciting! The only way I could get out of or postpone Saturday Cleaning was if Sewing with Nancy was on. I was allowed to sit and watch it much to the dismay of my brothers who thought it was super boring. 🙂
    Nancy is an inspiration to me and I can’t wait to find out more about her. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of her book.

  • Margo
    February 7, 2014

    Sounds like a fascinating story. I would love to read about how she started her business!

  • Deena Paine
    February 7, 2014

    Can’t wait to read you book. I love your show I can really get enthused everytime I watch you.

  • Ola Norman
    February 7, 2014

    Love watching Sewing with Nancy. It’s great to learn more about her.

  • Jessie Fyfe
    February 7, 2014

    Many years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Nancy’s store and was hoping to meet her, but when I asked if she was there, I was told she was in a business meeting and was unavailable. I am from Pennsylvania and my husband and I were on an extended car trip to California and when I mentioned to him that I would love to visit Nancy’s store, he said we could return home via a more northerly route. I was ecstatic!
    Anyway, while I was shopping, someone came up behind me and when I turned around, there she stood! I have to say, I was blown away! She was taller than I thought. At the time I was only 4’11. I have never met anyone nicer or more talented than she. I will never forget her coming out of her meeting just so I could meet her.
    I had been a fan of hers for many years and that continues to this day!
    Thank you, Nancy for being the woman you are.

  • Connie McCahan
    February 7, 2014

    I too always wanted to know more about you Nancy. Thank you for sharing your life story and your passion for creating.

  • Kathleen Moran
    February 7, 2014

    So looking forward to reading this book!

  • Janet E
    February 7, 2014

    I have been watching Sewing with Nancy for many years and have withdrawal symptoms when PBS does their fund raising. Would love to read and am so glad to have the chance to win!!!!! Thank you!!!!

  • Elaine S
    February 7, 2014

    You are such an inspiraton to so many of us. I look forward to reading more about you on theses blogs and maybe winning your book to find out more.

  • Laura Grabow
    February 7, 2014

    I have a great deal of respect for Nancy because she is one of those hardy souls who kept sewing and quilting alive. It really is acceptable to sew now more than it was in the 70’s and early 80’s and I am happy for that. Thank you for the chance to get a copy of your book.

  • Jenny Chetcuti
    February 7, 2014

    I get up early Saturday morning just to watch “Sewing With Nancy”. The only day I have to sleep in!!

  • joyce H.
    February 7, 2014

    I read the review of your book on Melly Sews blog. It sounds like a fascinating story about your life. I too have watched your show throughout the years and enjoy hearing how people got started with their crafting careers. I hope you have many more years doing what you love to do.

  • Darlaine Gibson
    February 7, 2014

    I have enjoyed watching you on TV and browsing through your catalog. I would love to read your book – with granddaughters 9, 12, and 14 this would help them see that no matter what happens you can overcome. God bless you.

  • Denise
    February 7, 2014

    Nancy is such an inspiration and makes all sewing projects look easy. She also instills a level of confidence that I can do it too and my project will turn out as good as hers do. I would love a copy of her book.

  • Agnes Palko
    February 8, 2014

    I started sewing only 2 years ago and I have learnt so much from you, Nancy, through the internet. I would be thrilled to win a copy of your book 🙂

  • Betsy
    February 8, 2014

    Nancy you have been my idol since I started sewing 27 years ago. I record your show and continue learning from it. Thank you for sharing your life experiences with us

  • Karen Patterson
    February 8, 2014

    Thank you Nancy for your videos on Utube ……they have taught me so much! I have several of your sewing books and they are a great help too. When I went to work many years ago my first thing I saved up for was a sewing machine. I didn’t have a car yet but my first desire was a sewing machine! My only training was a Home Ec. Class in high school. Through the years I learned so much from watching you on TV, on Utube and your books. I still love sewing so much that I am glued when I start and forget to eat or drink which isn’t good since I have low blood sugar. I so admire your dedication to helping so many such as myself to receive the joy of sewing and creating things. Your dedication has given so many direction in their lives. Right now I’m finishing up a baby quilt to give as a baby gift to a friend. I think something specifically made for them is much better than store bought. Thank you for all your years of help and inspiration! I would love to read your book!

  • Rose Burnett
    February 8, 2014

    I have always admired Nancy Zieman for her sewing knowledge and her courage to lead the way in teaching others. I am sure her book is quite interesting and will be an
    excellent addition for my reading . My mother and grandmother both sewed beautifully. I am teaching my youngest granddaughter to carry on the tradition. At ten, she
    has won two first place ribbons on her quilts, one was also best in show when she was seven years old.

  • Vicky Douglas
    February 8, 2014

    I love Sewing With Nancy. I watch online now that I don’t have Dish Network and it is not on my local PBS station. I will be reading your book. You are always an inspiration to me. Thank you!!!

  • Glenola Maxwell
    February 8, 2014

    I pre-ordered your book and finished reading it while helping my son and daughter-in-law with our newest granddaughter! Little Madison is our 6th grandchild (ages 16 to 10 days old) so a lot of our time is spent spoiling!! I grew up watching my mother sew and wearing the special dresses she made for me. When I married, one of my first splurges was an Emdeko sewing machine! Never heard of that brand before or since but it sewed like a charm for many years. Your book has been an inspiration to me. I have been a follower of yours for years but had no idea what you had been through to do what you do. The challenges you have faced would be enough to stop some people in their tracks but you have demonstrated that a strong faith does indeed keep us going when the going gets tough! Love your show and am a faithful customer of Nancy’s Notions! I keep your catalogs at my side and reach for them almost daily. Look forward to many more years of Sewing With Nancy and Nancy’s Notions.

  • Cheryl B
    February 8, 2014

    Can’t wait to read your book, Nancy. I also grew up on a Wisconsin farm with 4-H playing a big role in my sewing history. My mom and I have watched your tv show since the beginning and we often call each other on Saturday mornings to discuss one of your sewing projects or guests. Keep on inspiring us sewists!

  • Jan P
    February 8, 2014

    Nancy, I recently went to a new nail technician and after a while she mentioned her bells palsy. The first thought I had was to share with her your same issue and how you have succeeded in spite of it. Will have to share your book with her as soon as I can. Bless you for being such an inspiration.

  • Stephanie
    February 8, 2014

    WOW I bet it is just a wonderful book! I would love to win! Thanks so much

  • Andrea Hawkins
    February 8, 2014

    Two of my friends developed Bell’s Palsy during pregnancy and childbirth. I thank Nancy for educating others about her health challenges. Her book will help others in their life challenges.

  • Lisa Marie
    February 8, 2014

    Looks like a great book and one that I would love to share with my MIL who is a big Nancy fan.

  • Maia Hunt
    February 8, 2014

    I had been watching Sewing with Nancy on Saturday mornings before I ever had a machine. Out of the blue my dad bought me one. Once I had it I was confident that I could do some the projects she did because she broke them down into steps that made it easy to follow.

  • Jennifer King
    February 8, 2014

    I just recently found your show. I began sewing quilts a year ago, and my desire to learn led me to search for television programs dedicated to sewing. I felt led to make what I call “prayer quilts” for people who were struggling with an issue in their lives. One of the first quilts I made was for a couple trying to adopt a baby in China. I am currently in the midst of making even more for a local pregnancy care center. The quilts are simple and definitely not perfect. Watching your show has been very beneficial. Now, hearing your story, I am even more inspired. Thank you for sharing your something so personal.

  • Karen Babcock
    February 8, 2014

    Sewing with Nancy was one of the bright spots in my week for years; I was a young bride whose husband was in the Navy and would go away for 14 weeks at a time. I was lonely, but Saturday mornings would find me watching my friend Nancy showing me how to sew things I never dreamed I’d be able to make. My kids used to play “Sewing with Nancy” and made all kinds of outfits for their dolls and teddy bears. You are more of an inspiration than you’ll ever know, Nancy. Thank you so much.

  • Donna Doyle
    February 8, 2014

    Congratulations on your new book. and thank you for the oppornity to win a copy.

  • gail livingstone
    February 8, 2014

    Unlike most of you I have only recently ‘found’ Nancy and I am amazed. What a courageous woman. I, also, have a bilateral facial paralysis so have more than a passing understanding of what you face on a daily basis. And like Nancy, know that if someone judges me by my face, I don’t care to have them in my space. luckily there are only a very few of these people in life. I must admit that unless looking in a mirror or being asked to smile, I do not even think of it. kudos to you nancy for making such a wonderful success of your life. And THANK YOU for your wonderful program. I will now be going through the archives to catch up.

  • sonia tuttle
    February 8, 2014

    Wow! I’m excited to see that you have written a book. I’ve been watching your show for years and have learned so much from them. Saturdays I always start my day with your show. Thanks so much for all you’ve taught me and millions of others. Winning your book would be wonderful.

  • RuthAnn
    February 8, 2014

    I have enjoyed your TV show for many years and have several of you wonderful books. I would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for this opportunity to win!

  • Sallie
    February 9, 2014

    I love that a portion of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to adoption services. Thank you!

  • Francis C. Moore
    February 9, 2014

    Even though I got my public library to order a copy, I would love to have my own personal copy of the book. When I requested that Indianapolis Public Library system order the book, their reply was that they received many, many request for book orders. I was surprised a few days later to receive an email that they had agreed to order Seams Unlikely. I am first on the list to read the book.

  • Donna
    February 9, 2014

    Thank you Nancy for sharing all of your sewing techniques and tips. I was excited to see you at Houston quilt market last fall. Love your sewing books and TV shows.

  • JudiC
    February 9, 2014

    I record your TV show whenever it is on sew I can watch it when I am in need of inspiration or help in my sewing room. I too always thought you had a stroke at an early age since I have been watching for many years. It will be nice to read your true story if I should win a copy of your book. Thank you for all you do.

  • Debbemcl McLaurin
    February 9, 2014

    I’ve watched Nancy’s show for years & loved every one of them. She is such an awesome person & so inspiring to others. She has so much sewing knowledge to share with us all trying to learn new techniques .I would love to have a copy of her book.

  • Trina Stephenson
    February 9, 2014

    Nancy,

    There is so much to learn about your journey. You are an inspiration in many ways. You are definitely more than a “face”. I look forward to reading your autobiography.

  • Denise
    February 9, 2014

    I’m very new to sewing and quilting, I only picked it up a little over two years ago at the age of 25 and have been hooked ever since. But one of the first names I came across when looking into this new and great hobby was yours, and I recognized the source of that unique smile immediately as my father-in-law has also had an attack of Bell’s Palsy and my husband and I are also great wrestling fans and have followed commentator Jim Ross’ history with Bell’s as well. It definitely sounds as though you have an amazing story to tell, and I would love to read it in its entirety 🙂

  • Lisa Y
    February 9, 2014

    Yours is the first sewing show I can recall watching in my younger years. My Grammy was an expert seamstress and planed a love of sewing in me. I’m so happy to learn you are a Christian as well 🙂 I will most likely never know you here but we can chat and sew in Heaven one day 🙂

  • mike forbes
    February 9, 2014

    Looking forward to the book! DVR your show, though I am starting to make shoes and use industrial machines your techniques carry over nicely.

  • Joyce Andersen
    February 9, 2014

    I have been a fan of Nancy since 1985, when I first heard about her. That year I went to a seminar weekend of hers in Beaver Dam. There were about 50 women there, and Nancy was amazed there were that many!

    She has made it through the days of small beginnings, and handles it with much dignity and grace.

    Congratulations, Nancy!

  • Renee Heinbuch
    February 9, 2014

    Thank you! What a wonderful gift for your fans! Nancy has been a sewing friend to me since I can remember and she was my inspiration to start sewing.

  • Southern Gal
    February 9, 2014

    Your sewing show is one of the first I remember watching when I was a teenager. I didn’t start sewing (other than the home economics pillow case, pillow and drawstring bag) until I was 30 and had a daughter to sew for! You’ve always been an inspiration. And I watch when the guys in the house will let me. 😉 I’d love to read your book. Thanks for the chance!

  • Janet E
    February 9, 2014

    I love anything to do with Nancy, have most of her books and they are so awesome. Love her weekly show and only miss when PBS is doing their fund raising. Seams Unlikely would be such a fantastic read and appreciate the chance to win!!!!!

  • Joan W.
    February 9, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your VAST knowledge of my favorite hobby, sewing. Your instructions are so clear and practical, that I never fear starting a project. How wonderful of you to share your life with us in book form after so many years of sharing your talents on television!

  • Kathy Smith
    February 9, 2014

    I am new to Nancy’s work and look forward to learning more! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Helen Sue Hunt
    February 9, 2014

    Nancy I so enjoy your TV show and your catalogs and other programs. It is wonderful that you showed that no matter what your health issues are you can overcome them. I have learned so much from you and look forward to your shows weekly. Good Health and many more ideas to come from you. I would love a copy of your book it sounds so interesting.

  • Colleen T
    February 9, 2014

    Would love to win your book! I’ve watched your show for as long as I can remember. I have learned a lot.
    Thanks!

  • Anne
    February 9, 2014

    Thank you for writing this book. Five years ago one side of my face was permanently paralyzed during my pregnancy with my daughter. I must admit that I struggle with my feelings of loss for my former face every day. I intend to read your book as soon as I can and take some inspiration from it!

  • Laurie Shook
    February 9, 2014

    I too grew up participating in our local 4-H program. My mom was a leader, and we had sewing and cooking groups that met at my house after school. The girls would ride the bus home with me, and my teenage brother would take them all home after our lesson. They all had a crush on my cute brother! I retired from my day job a few years ago and now have the opportunity to work at what I love. I have a quilting business from a home studio and work in a quilt fabric store part-time. Thanks for your awesome inspiration to all of us who are obsessed with this wonderful craft.

  • Sherry Manning
    February 9, 2014

    I’m going to love reading your book someday. I love your show and your writing style. In the last forty years or so I’ve sewn an amazing number of garments, yet you still teach me new things. Thank you.

  • Annette Swan
    February 9, 2014

    I enjoy your program. Look forward to reading your book.

  • Kathy Schultz
    February 9, 2014

    I’ve enjoyed watching your show for years! You are a true inspiration to sewists everywhere!

  • Kathy Schultz
    February 9, 2014

    I’ve enjoyed watching your show for years! Thank you for your inspiration!

  • Alice
    February 9, 2014

    I’m looking forward to reading your book. I read Melissa Mora’s review on her blog, Mellysews. You have inspired me and my sewing in my adult life. Thank you!

  • Karen Cutchey
    February 10, 2014

    Enjoyed the sneak peek.

  • Mary
    February 10, 2014

    Nancy, Thank you for sharing your story, although painful. It is hard to open yourself up to the old hurts. I am thankful that with The Lord’s guidance that you overcame the challenges in your life and shared with the world the talents that He blessed you with. I pray that He will continue to bless you and your family.
    You were the only sewing instructor that I could afford and I am so grateful that you were so very willing to be a teacher to the people.

  • Donna F.
    February 10, 2014

    My Nancy’s Notion catalog is always well read. I circle things I want to do and try, I highlight things as gift ideas for my family. I have been watching and learning for years. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and now your story with us. I look forward to reading it.

  • Beth Pyle
    February 10, 2014

    I love Nancy and so do my daughters…who’ve gone many years to Sewing Weekend with me. We have pictures through the years with Nancy – always so gracious and a person they can seek to be like. Thank you for writing the book…and even if I don’t win, I will be on my gift wish list and I will be reading it soon!

  • Shauntel
    February 10, 2014

    I’m already feeling excited and inspired, just having read a few things about your book. I can’t wait to read it!

  • Patricia ONeal
    February 10, 2014

    “Sewing With Nancy” on the computer is a great place to learn more concerning sewing of all kinds. It’s one of my favorite places to visit from my computer chair.

  • Monica
    February 10, 2014

    Nancy, I loved watching you years ago when I had more time. What a joy to see that you are still going strong. It’s time to inspire my daughter to sew, so I’m so glad to find you again.

  • Monica
    February 10, 2014

    I loved watching you when I was younger and I am so glad to have found you again. It’s time to inspire my daughter to sew, so I know who to turn to again. What a joy it is to see you still going strong.

  • Elizabeth Bolton
    February 10, 2014

    Thanks for all the help and energy you’ve given the sewing world. Eager to read the book, whether in a copy I win or in the copy I buy!

  • vi mc allister
    February 10, 2014

    I to had Bells and did recover. I am an ardent watcher of your program. I have learned so many things from you. I also know you are related to the VanPrices. Keep up the good programs.

  • Angie
    February 10, 2014

    Nancy, I have several of your books and you have been special to me in my sewing endeavors. My mother was a seamstress and I wish I had taken the time to learn from her before she died. I now look to you for much of my sewing education. Thank you for all that you do.

  • charlotte m.
    February 10, 2014

    This sounds like a fascinating story. I would love to read more. I always new you must have courage to put yourself out there, which is hard enough, but with Bell’s, more of a challenge. I applaud your success. You deserve it.

  • Cassy
    February 10, 2014

    I am so looking forward to reading this book. Your stories are amazing and inspirational. I have learned so much from you throughout the years and it hasn’t been just about the sewing!

  • Cassandra
    February 10, 2014

    As a loyal watcher of “Sewing with Nancy”, purchaser from “Nancy Notions “and now follower of Nancy’s facebook page and blog; I am excited to see what “Seams Unlikely” is all about. I’ve gain so much from this giant of lady in the home sewing industry; I feel as if she’s a personal mentor and friend. You give so much, unfortunately Google doesn’t have a clue.

  • Barbara
    February 10, 2014

    Just ordered two books and can’t wait to start reading! One of the things I love most about your show is the segment at the end. You are always “paying it forward”! Always willing to help others and there is always such a need!

  • Marian
    February 10, 2014

    I’ve watched Sewing with Nancy for over 20 years. I am guilty of searching online to determine whether Nancy had a stroke. But, it didn’t stop me from talking up the show with all my sewing and non-sewing friends. I found a copy of one of Nancy’s first books in a used bookstore. It finally shed some light on her health history. Thanks for being so generous with you time and expertise.

  • Kathy Zachry
    February 10, 2014

    So inspiring! And Nancy is even lovelier in person than she is on tv.

  • Beth T.
    February 10, 2014

    Nancy, you set a great example for all of us. Sometimes our challenges are outwardly visible, other challenges are less apparent, but we could all benefit from handling them as you do.

  • Nancy
    February 10, 2014

    I have learned so much from your PBS shows over many years; but learning about the woman behind the series will be so inspiring me and so many others.

  • Diana Wiley
    February 10, 2014

    You have inspired me though the years. I thought your 30 year 2 part shows were great. And now the book! That is terrific. Even if I don’t win one I plan on purchasing the book.

  • CJ
    February 10, 2014

    I learned to sew from my Mother and also 4H but never had dreams such as yours. It would be wonderful to share your book once I’ve completed it, either donating to our public library or our women’s shelter.

  • Debbie
    February 10, 2014

    I don’t know when I first saw you on PBS. The show was what caught my eye. It took me a while to realize your face wasn’t symmetrical but I just assumed you had had a stroke of some sort. I’ve always thought you were fantastic. You’ve certainly inspired me! I can’t wait to read your book.

  • sandra pipitone
    February 11, 2014

    would LOVE to recieve Nancy’s book thanks for the chance!

  • sandra pipitone
    February 11, 2014

    would LOVE book THANKS for the chance!

  • sandra pipitone
    February 11, 2014

    Thanks for the chance to win book! LOVE your show

  • Diane
    February 11, 2014

    What a wonderful story you have to tell and I’d love to be a winner of your book. Thanks for all you do for the world of crafts, sewing, and human inspiration.

  • Kristi Ryan
    February 11, 2014

    Thanks for opportunity to win! I will read the book either way, thanks for the inspiration!

  • Moneik
    February 11, 2014

    I would love a chance to read this inspiring book.

  • Deb Claypool
    February 11, 2014

    Watch you all the time and would love to read your book.

  • carol broughton
    February 11, 2014

    Wow! I would love to read your new book! I have learned so much from you over the years by watching your TV programs and from your books. You are always so patient, clear and thorough with your demonstrations and explanations. Thank you for sharing your expertise and knowledge!

  • Susan
    February 11, 2014

    Hard to believe I have grown up with you Nancy. Thank you for all your teachings and inspiration!

  • Josie McRazie
    February 11, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your life with us! It takes courage! And girl you got it!

  • Tracy Hudson
    February 11, 2014

    Nancy is a great inspiration in life and in sewing, thanks for the chance to win her book!

  • AngieM
    February 11, 2014

    I am looking so forward to reading your book. I feel I have been a student of yours for a few years now. I have many of your books, both new and old. I pick up your books any chance I get. I love Nancy’s Notions, and can’t wait for Quilt Expo every year. My Saturday morning ritual is a cup of tea and sewing with Nancy.
    I look forward to many more years of this ritual. I’m hoping this year to make it up to Beaver Dam. It will seem like a trip to Disney for me…
    Thank you for all you do, it’s like you read our minds and share your knowledge just when we need it. Or at least for me,
    Thank you,
    Angie Marcure

  • SewCalGal
    February 11, 2014

    Nancy is such an inspirational woman. I’m delighted that she has captured her story in a book and I’d certainly love to win a copy and read her story too!

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  • Jude Jones
    February 11, 2014

    I have followed you for many years and had an ultimate respect for all that you know and have taught me. I can’t wait to read your story! Thank you for sharing your life with us. -Jude

  • Kim Schorer
    February 11, 2014

    Wow, what a story! I have a favorite quote:

    Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.

    Will look forward to reading your book!!!

  • Kim Schorer
    February 11, 2014

    Wow, so glad I found your blog through Jaybird quilts. I have a favorite quote:

    Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.

    Looking forward to reading your book…..

  • Jennifer
    February 11, 2014

    This book looks very inspirational, would love to win one!

  • Hilde Johansen
    February 11, 2014

    Duane Wiley February 4, 2014 Reply

    Congratulations on your new book. I have always enjoyed Sewing with Nancy! The book looks awesome,
    thanks for the giveaway!

  • Deb
    February 11, 2014

    I came here from Jaybird Quilts – thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your book.

  • Jan Murry
    February 11, 2014

    You have been a sewing inspiration for years – thanks for sharing your story – each of us has challenges in our lives – it’s how we deal with them that defines us. You truly are an inspiration!

  • Terry
    February 11, 2014

    Congratulations on your book…you are an inspiration to so many!!!

  • Hema
    February 11, 2014

    I love your show “Sewing with Nancy”, your story is truly inspiring. Congratulations on the book and inspiring many more to overcome their hurdles in life.

  • Elise
    February 11, 2014

    Congratulations! Fabulous woman! Fabulous story! Truly an inspiration!

  • Melissa Quinn
    February 11, 2014

    Congratulations on the book! Can’t wait to read it.

  • Shirley
    February 11, 2014

    Have watched your show for years, and hopefully will continue to for years to come – have learned so much from you. You are truly an inspiration to all. Thank you……….

  • Brigitte baierl
    February 11, 2014

    What a story! I’d love to read the whole story – thank you for the chance to win

  • Shirley
    February 11, 2014

    Love your show – have watched for years, and learned so much. Thank you. Your truly an inspiration to all…………

  • Deb
    February 11, 2014

    So inspirational – I can’t wait to get my hands on your book!

  • Heidi Medhurst
    February 11, 2014

    Nancy, you are such an inspiration! I would love to read more about your life. Thanks for this opportunity to win your book. Have a happy day:)

  • Cindy
    February 11, 2014

    I’ve followed and enjoyed your tv show for years. Thanks for all the information, ideas and great notions! I’d love to win your biography!

  • Linda Kucera
    February 11, 2014

    I would love to read about how you got to be where you are now! What a list of accomplishments, to serve people with your knowledge and abilities, and to recognize the market for quality teaching and equipment, and to continue to meet the demands of all you do!

  • Nancy McKenzie
    February 11, 2014

    I have great respect and admiration for you! I can’t wait to read this book. After all, we share a name and a true love for all things neat and useful!

  • bergereink
    February 11, 2014

    I want to keep on sewing with you forever! Thank you for all the tips, techniques, guidance and great example you have shown to us all.

  • Marianne Scott
    February 11, 2014

    From aprons to zippers, I consider you the authority. I have enjoyed watching your shows. Your presentation and organization make it seem like anyone can make the project.
    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of your book.

  • nancy
    February 11, 2014

    Your story sounds fascinating. I have been tuned in for decades!

  • PT in SC
    February 11, 2014

    Inspiring! Would love to read the whole story. Thank you!

  • Jane Scelfo
    February 11, 2014

    Nancy, you are an inspiration and hero to so many!

  • Jenny l
    February 11, 2014

    Would love to read your story. Thank you. Jenny larking at gmail dot com

  • Helen Glover
    February 11, 2014

    Nancy you have been my inspiration for years!! I taught myself how to sew when I started my family and now, 53 years later I am still learning. I love your show, your products, and watching you each week as you bring new and innovative ideas to the sewing public. Thank you for your years of giving to us! Can’t wait to read your story. Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us. Helen

  • Helen Glover
    February 11, 2014

    ps My son and dil adopted a son so we have that in common. I too believe in adoption and am happy to contribute to any services for adopting parents.

  • Claudia McKenzie
    February 11, 2014

    I have so much respect for you and can’t wait to read the book!!

  • Neecy
    February 11, 2014

    I started sewing sewing around age 10. I was a physics major in college and I finally got a sewing machine to take to school with me. Sewing kept me sane while getting that degree and then onto graduate school for my masters degree. I watched Sewing With Nancy while at home with my 3 young children and stayed home for those years. I learned how to sew in short time segments and still get things made. Children are now grown but I still sew. It has always been a comforting hobby for me. And I still enjoy Sewing With Nancy.

  • Dianne M.
    February 11, 2014

    What an inspiration! There are those of us who THINK we face challenges, and there are those who REALLY face challenges. The secret: overcoming. I look forward to reading your book, Nancy.

  • Nancy Bekedam
    February 11, 2014

    Nancy, you are amazing. So creative and crafty. I can’t wait to read your book.

  • Sally LaBree
    February 11, 2014

    I started sewing at an early age. Learned to sew my own clothes. Years later I went to work for a company where we made (sewed) uniform pants. Job didn’t keep me more than a few months as I found a better paying job, but I didn’t sew again for many years!! Lol! I am back in the sewing mode, this time making quilts. I try to catch your show when i can on a local PBS station. I love shopping for fabrics. I would love to win a copy of your book!

  • Chris Crouch
    February 11, 2014

    I you am very interested in seeing your book. I am impressed that you have moved beyond “just sewing and craft books” and are now writing a business book along with an autobiography.
    I must make sure that my local quilt store has ordered some to sell.

  • Lea
    February 11, 2014

    You’re book sounds captivating and inspirational. It’s a book that I want to read. Thank you for sharing you’re story. I came over from Jaybird Quilts. I love you’re quote for the day, it’s so very true.

  • Althea
    February 11, 2014

    Thank you for following the idea you had in your mind….your mind’s eye envisioned a future; you took action and made it happen. I want to reading your book whether I win a free copy or not.

  • Gloria Courtney
    February 11, 2014

    Nancy has such a warm, natural approach to her viewing audience. My PVR is set to record EVERY programme. Love to watch it each time.

  • Abby Krane
    February 11, 2014

    I am fairly new to watching Nancy. I work at a local quilt/sewing shop and she is known as “THE Nancy”. She is an inspiration to so many people. An amazing women. Looking forward to reading the book.

  • Abby Krane
    February 11, 2014

    I am relatively new to watching Nancy. I work at a local quilt/sewing shop and there she is known as “THE Nancy”. An amazing women. An inspiration to many. Looking forward to reading the book.

  • Cindy Mizer
    February 11, 2014

    Can’t wait to read it!

  • Barb
    February 11, 2014

    I have been shopping from Nancy’s Notions for a very long time. I have so admired your work and tutorials. I love your landscapes! I would love to win your book to read about your life and how you started your business. It takes a very brave and determined woman to start a business and be so successful! Congratulations on all your successes! Thank you for the chance to read your story!

  • Barb
    February 11, 2014

    Didn’t see my comment posted? I truly love Nancy’s Notions and have ordered from you many times. I love all,you work with landscapes! I have learned a lot from your books! I would love to win and read this one! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Jan
    February 11, 2014

    Nancy, thank you so much for sharing your story. I have learned so much from your books and videos. Thank you.

  • Margaret Graham
    February 11, 2014

    Nancy, you are an inspiration. I appreciate all your teaching tutorials, your mail-order business and your sharing of your personal life journey. I have learned much from you.

  • Jean MacKie
    February 11, 2014

    Have watched your show for years when available in the area where I lived. Love biographies. I combine working in libraries and quilting in my life so what could be better than a sewist bio!

  • Judy Bivens
    February 11, 2014

    I just found out about your book from an E-mail from Jaybird Quilts, and am so happy to know that you have written your story and are sharing it with us. I have recently come to quilting after a long life of sewing other things, and don’t know what I would do without your books to guide me when I’m feeling a little bit lost. Thanks for being there for all of us for such a long time. (Is it okay to say that? 🙂 )

  • Susan
    February 11, 2014

    An inspiring book. I used to be able to watch your program on TV, but hasn’t been carried in my area for several years now.

  • Gene Black
    February 11, 2014

    I have admired you for a long time, Nancy. I would love to read your story. If I win I would love a Kindle version – but I will take print if that is the choice for the giveaway.

  • Bland
    February 11, 2014

    I have watched Sewing with Nancy on and off for years. I remember it when I began to sew, falling in love with fabrics, but I never did fall in love with garment sewing. The light bulb went on when Nancy began quilting for me. Thanks Nancy for being bold enough to appear on television when others in similar circumstances wouldn’t fathom the idea. You have taught millions that they are talented, not only with a machine and thread, but in business, in self promotion and most of all, with themselves. My hope is that you have many more years (or at least as many as you would like) with your show, your business and your fanbase!

  • Marcia
    February 11, 2014

    Love your shows and have ordered from your shop, and now I’m so happy to find your blog through Jaybird quilts. Looking forward to reading your story too, you are such an inspiration!

  • amanda gargula
    February 11, 2014

    I’m desperate to know about 4-H and the long hot summer in casts! If I don’t win I’ll be purchasing a copy for my Kindle. Or maybe I’ll purchase and pay it forward if I do win…. Thank you Nancy xxx

  • Rae Brietzke
    February 11, 2014

    Nancy, if I win this book I’m going to give it to my teenaged daughter as she is always so critical of herself. Reading about your wonderful attitude might be the encouragement she needs. Thanks, Nancy.

  • craftygramma
    February 11, 2014

    Hello Nancy! I have been setting my alarm for ‘early day’ as we call it for some time now in order to watch your show on Saturdays. My 4 year old granddaughter usually opens one eye from time to time to see if she “likes” your projects… then wakes up if “yes”. I have especially enjoyed your ending segments of late as I would love to do something similar in my community (help women to sew/craft/make). However, I have a recent disability to finish working through first.
    You are such an inspiration! Bless you.

  • Jennifer Leean
    February 11, 2014

    Congratulations on your autobiography, Nancy. I have been watching your show since the 80’s. Thank you for sharing your talents and knowledge of sewing.

  • Judi Jordan
    February 11, 2014

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your new book. I have always enjoyed your sewing and quilting books and even have some old 8 track tapes about strip quilting! We’ve had a friendship over my years of sewing and quilting even if you didn’t know it. I will thoroughly enjoy reading about your life.

  • Lou Wotzke
    February 12, 2014

    Dear Nancy, I am so happy you are telling your story. I hope it is a best seller like you are!

  • Diane
    February 12, 2014

    You are an inspiration to me and so many others. Would love to read your book.

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  • Amy C
    February 12, 2014

    You are an inspiration 🙂 I love the photos!! I was a 4-H’er too!

  • Karrie Smith
    February 12, 2014

    I would LOVE to win a copy of your book! You are a very inspirational woman to me, and I think that you have accomplished so much! I would love to read about your life! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Stacey Giancarlo
    February 12, 2014

    I am really excited about this book. I admire Nancy so much & have watched all her shows when they are broadcast.

  • Karen Seitz
    February 12, 2014

    This seams like a great read — right up my alley. Thanks for sharing even more of your life with us!

  • Lorraine
    February 12, 2014

    Sounds inspiring! Love to read stories of those who have overcome!

  • Barbara Boyle
    February 12, 2014

    Congratulations on your autobiography! I would be thrilled to receive a copy, as I’ve been following your shows since my sons were toddlers. They are now 27 and 31. I have several of your fitting books!

  • Barbara Boyle
    February 12, 2014

    Congratulations on your autobiography! I would be thrilled to receive a copy, been watching your shows since my sons were toddlers. They are now 31 and 27!

  • Sue Blank
    February 12, 2014

    It “seams” we are kindred spirits. I was a farm and 4-H girl. Had to quit 4-H when my mother died, but majored in Home Economics Education in college. I am now in seminary, but sew every chance I get, even making paraments, banners and clergy stoles. Thank you for your book.

  • Dita
    February 12, 2014

    Congratulations on your autobiography! I didn’t grow up here in the US so I am not very familiar with you, I am familiar with Nancy’s notions, however! I think reading this book will really inspire me!

  • cindy oneal
    February 12, 2014

    I have never taken a sewing class in a class room. But I have been watching your show for longer than I can remember. I have learned so much from you I now call myself an experienced quilter. Not ‘expert’ but experienced as there is always more to learn. Look forward to reading your book and getting to know you better. Thanks Cindy

  • Ann Holland
    February 12, 2014

    I have been an admirer for many years and look forward to learning more about Nancy

  • Sharon T
    February 12, 2014

    Love your show and would love your book. You are an inspiration to women.

  • Catherine Wilson
    February 12, 2014

    I grew up learning to sew from Nancy as none of the women in my family are sewists. Excited to read her story and how she made sewing popular over the years.

  • Tammy
    February 12, 2014

    I look forward to reading Nancy’s book, I have been a fan for a long time and enjoy going to her store whenever I get a chance.

  • Roberta Miller
    February 12, 2014

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your story-I would enjoy a copy of the book. Cool blog tour! Thanks again.

  • Lisa Stamper
    February 12, 2014

    Wow!
    I haven’t read or used any of your material, but sounds like this book would be a good place to start!
    (fingers are crossed)!!!

  • Tonia Jeffery
    February 12, 2014

    It sounds like such an interesting and inspiring read.

  • Jeanne
    February 12, 2014

    I have sewed along side you for years and have learned much from you. I would love to win your inspirational book.

  • Pat V.
    February 12, 2014

    It is always inspiring to read how an idea becomes a success. Thanks for sharing, Nancy!

  • Carolyn
    February 12, 2014

    Would love to be able to read this book. Have enjoyed her catalogs and products for many years.

  • Kathryn Lester
    February 12, 2014

    I’ve always been inspired by Nancy and how she never let what others perceive as a handicap hold her back. She shows me all the time that the only person holding me back from, going for it, is myself. She inspires me to not look at what is an issue, but look at what and how I can still do things. She has helped me keep working at solutions to get around my issues to still work with what my body is able to do.

  • Natalie
    February 12, 2014

    Oh, this went on my Christmas wish list as soon as I got the email from Nancy’s Notions! I can’t add much to what has already been posted here; you continue to inspire & amaze us! Best of luck with the book tour!

  • Julie in GA
    February 12, 2014

    I grew up about 15 minutes from Beaver Dam, WI where Nancy’s Notions is based. I have enjoyed shopping there for many years and would love to win Nancy’s book.

  • Darlene
    February 12, 2014

    I look forward to reading this book. Sounds interesting.

  • Connie Kallerson
    February 12, 2014

    I am looking forward to reading your book. You have taught me so much about sewing and quilting. I am ready to learn how to overcome setbacks and tough times.

  • Letha Price
    February 12, 2014

    I have been sewing over 40years and have truly enjoyed watching sewing with Nancy for as long as I can remember. I have learned a lot by watching her show and have been inspired to venture into areas of sewing that I wasn’t sure I would try. I now teach sewing since it is my passion and often use some of Nancy’s books to inspire and teach others. I look forward to reading Nancy’s biography.

  • Diane Keagy
    February 12, 2014

    I would love to read your story.
    I love watching your shows.

  • Betty drake
    February 12, 2014

    I would love to read your story. I missed seeing you this fall in Maryland and hope you health has improved.

  • Audrey
    February 12, 2014

    I grew up a few miles from Beaver Dam and I remember when you started your business. I remember at the time that many people didn’t think you would make it, because after all, there was a fabric store already in Beaver Dam. I remember receiving your single page leaflets and started ordering from the very beginning. When you started the store, I probably knew it as well as any of the ladies that worked there.

    I now live about 60 miles away, but I stop in as often as I can when in the area, visiting my Mother. I will always be a “Nancy’s” customer and fan. I’m so happy that you built your dream into the success that it has become. Thanks for the chance to win your book. I’m excited that it is also in Kindle version, and I’m off to purchase it right now. But I will also be sure to buy a hard copy next time I’m at your store. Wishing you continued success.

  • Cindy
    February 12, 2014

    Wow! I have admired you for so long!!! I look forward to reading your book and hopefully will receive a signed copy!
    You are an inspiration to all women everywhere!!!
    You go girl!!!

  • Nancy Bowers
    February 12, 2014

    I truly look forward to reading this book about Nancy and her path to where she is today. I have always felt like I knew Nancy even though I have never personally met her because she is “one of everybody’s next door neighbors” tending to make everyone feel right at home with her. Thanks, Nancy, for all of your inspirations!!

  • Julie
    February 12, 2014

    Would love to read this!

  • Linda Vipond
    February 12, 2014

    Thanks for sharing your story with us!

  • Judith Epstein
    February 13, 2014

    You are an example of what can be accomplished despite the odds. I have learned much from you over the years, for both sewing and life. I look forward to reading your autobiography.

  • Jo Stovall
    February 13, 2014

    Just can’t wait to read your book and be amazed all over again. Thank you for sharing your autobiography and I know you have many times over and over been a blessing to others and will continue to be. My mother always drilled into me, “never say you can’t do something cause can’t never did do anything” so I try to remind myself of this often!

  • Liza Ahern
    February 13, 2014

    Nancy has been such an inspiration and I so look forward to paying that forward as I tech my young daughter to sew and create!

  • Deborah H.
    February 13, 2014

    I really look forward to reading your book, Nancy. Thank you for agreeing to share your inspirational story with the world!

  • Ellen B
    February 13, 2014

    Would love to read your book! Been watching & enjoying your show for years.

  • Kristin
    February 13, 2014

    I look forward to reading the book! I would love to win a copy. I also reside in WI and think Nancy is one amazing woman

  • Kay A.
    February 13, 2014

    I’m so glad to learn of this book! I have also faced serious physical obstacles. But strong women as yourself learn to push past them and be successful in spite of everything!

    Coincidence is God’s way of being anonymous. :o)

    Kay in Texas

  • Denise in PA
    February 13, 2014

    Nancy, I can’t wait to read your book! I have loved your catalog for years!

  • MariLynn Bergmark
    February 13, 2014

    Looking forward to WINNING your latest book. If i am not that lucky,
    I will be BUYING it.

  • Carol Sheffer
    February 13, 2014

    Nancy, you are an amazing woman. Thank you for staging your life with us. I look so forward to reading your book. You are such an inspiration.

  • Judy Perl
    February 13, 2014

    I hope I win a copy of your book, because I know it will be very interesting!

  • Mary Jo Agles
    February 13, 2014

    When in 8th grade, a classmate came to school with the coolest dress (shift), I had ever seen. I asked her where she got it and she said her mother made it. I was blown away! I had her mother make me one. When I investigated the garment, I decided I could do this, too. We lived in rural Illinois, family of 11 and not having much other than each other, I taught myself to sew on my mother’s treadle machine. She would answer my questions, but not much else. In high school I had a semester of basic sewing in Home Ec class, but was able to tackle a lined jacket by then. I have basically sewn my clothing and home dec items all my 63 years, now. It was a grand day when I tuned to PBS and was introduced to you, Nancy. It was then that I learned the professionalism of sewing, which I do not feel we can ever know all. Thank you for all you teach young and old. May the art and craft of sewing and design continue on through mentors and scholars such as you. MJ

  • carolee c.
    February 13, 2014

    I have been a fan for ever! I would love to read the story of her amazing life!

  • Ann in PA
    February 13, 2014

    I have always enjoyed Sewing With Nancy and would love to read “Seams Unlikely”.

  • Amber Zona
    February 13, 2014

    I’d love to read this, have been a fan for a long time!

  • marcia turpyn
    February 13, 2014

    an incredibly interesting woman with a great story !! hope i win !!

  • Kim Mueller
    February 13, 2014

    Looking forward to reading your book. I love your store! Love your show! Hope to get over to your store again soon.

  • Ellenmb
    February 13, 2014

    I watch all your TV shows and when possible the internet shows. Have a nice selection of your sewing books. Shop at Nancy’s Notions regularly. Would love to have a copy of your book.

  • Martha C.
    February 13, 2014

    I get up at 6:00am EVERY Saturday morning to watch your TV show each week. I am a big fan and would love to own a copy of this book!

  • Peggy
    February 13, 2014

    I love autobiographies and I know this one about Nancy’s life would be quite special since I can relate to her world and I feel that I know Nancy. Thanks for the give-away.

  • Terri Jones
    February 13, 2014

    I love to ready about people who have overcome and persevered obstacles in their lives. Lindsay told me she was reading your book and what an inspiration it was. I’d love to win a free copy, but I’m for sure going to buy it if I don’t. Thanks for allowing us to get a glimpse into what made Nancy who she is today.

  • Karen Combs
    February 13, 2014

    Long time fan…would love a copy of your book!

  • carol
    February 13, 2014

    I am so happy to hear about your book I would love to read it .thank you so much for this opportunity to win one but believe
    me I will go to the library if I don’t win one I remember I use to watch some of your shows in my home ec classes also I would record them on vhs so I could watch more shows thank you so much I love them all Carol

  • Nancy Meka
    February 13, 2014

    Nancy, I’d like to thank you for all that you have done to encourage and support the sewers in all their endeavors. I watch and record your TV programs so I can watch them over and over again. You are a woman of poise and grace and I admire you deeply. God bless you.

    • Bonnie Johnson
      February 13, 2014

      I have watched Nancy for years! I bought my Pfaff because she was sewing with one on her show

  • Debra Revay
    February 13, 2014

    I’ve watched your show for many years. You have been a great inspiration for so many people over the years.

  • June
    February 13, 2014

    Thanks for putting my name in the hat for the drawing!

  • Ann P.
    February 13, 2014

    I am looking forward to reading your book. I’ve been in your store, met you at quilt expo and have heard people talk about you like you are a movie star. In the quilt world, you definitely are. Although I no longer live in Beaver Dam, I am proud to say to I know Nancy. Congratulations on your book.

  • Marie
    February 13, 2014

    Nancy I truly loved your shows & learn lots from them. I haven’t heard of you in yrs & often wondered about you. I have returned to sewing the past 4 yrs & it all came back to me about your show….its not on our TV shows anymore. I would love to win a copy but, no matter I will be certainly be getting a book.

  • Christine
    February 13, 2014

    Nancy is such an inspiration to all women. Sounds like a fabulous book. I would love to win a copy!
    Thanks for the chance!

    Christine

  • Marcia
    February 13, 2014

    I have watched Nancy’s shows since she began taping. I probably own all her dvds, vhs, booklets and materials. I have attended her workshop at ASG. I can’t wait to read her book.
    I think you are the best teacher and so creative.

  • sharon quirk
    February 13, 2014

    Nancy, thank you for being a mentor to all sewing enthusiasts. Thank you for being so honest, inspirational, and informative. Can’t wait to read the book

  • Glenna
    February 13, 2014

    Record your shows every week to watch and save. So inspiring. Would love to win a copy of your book!

  • Dianne Fitch
    February 14, 2014

    I look forward to reading your new book!!! Love you TV program!

  • Geni Pickens
    February 14, 2014

    Would love to read your story!! You are awesome 🙂

  • Suzie Freedland
    February 14, 2014

    Can’t wait to read this, especially at this time in my life where all I want to do is run my own business and finally do what I love.

  • Suzie Freedland
    February 14, 2014

    SO excited to read this. Especially at a time when I am exploring my own business and finally doing what I want to do.

  • Beverley
    February 14, 2014

    2010 was a turning point year for me. Health and family concerns had me ‘close the sewing room door’. Last year, I was determined to refocus and ‘opened the door’. I also started investigating sewing websites via the internet and discovered Nancy Zieman. I haven’t been able to follow Nancy daily but have always been very blessed with her presentations.
    Recently, JayBird Quilts sent a notice of the book giveaway. I am not writing with the hopes of ‘winning’ a copy of Seams Unlikely — I am commenting because I am truly interested in ‘your story’. I homeschooled three daughters so that God’s Word would be real to them and also because I knew each one was a unique gift from God … and just yesterday a young woman was talking about how she was considered “different” and although she survived school – it wasn’t easy. So, Nancy, from just reading this post and the previous comments which share such love for your life; well, I will probably be ordering a copy(s) of Seams Unlikely. I would like to share it with others and especially my daughters. I have taught them sewing basics and pray that they will eventually be able to afford better quality machines because they really do such a marvelous job when given the time. I encourage them when ever I can to not lose the skills as I now feel that after years of being away from the sewing room; I feel like I am starting over again. Thank you Nancy for your inspiration.

  • Jennifer Waltz
    February 14, 2014

    Before the capability of recording TV shows, the world stopped in my home when Sewing with Nancy was broadcast on PBS. Now I have as many recordings as possible of Nancy’s show ready for my viewing – even in the middle of the night when i can’t sleep !

  • Kathy Lee
    February 14, 2014

    I have been a fan of Nancy for many years and have ordered most of my quilting, sewing supplies from her company. I have a friend who also suffers from Bells Palsy and have told him about Nancy of many occasions. I am so happy for her and the things she’s accomplished in spite of the obstacles in her life. She’s an overcomer for sure. I would be absolutely thrilled to win a copy of her book…but if not I will definitely be buying a copy in the future. Nancy is such a beautiful lady and such an inspiration to us all. Blessings Nancy.

    Kathy

  • Kalynn
    February 14, 2014

    Looks like a great book to add to my collection!

  • Katherine Chesney
    February 14, 2014

    What an inspiration you are! I’d love to read the whole story.

  • Patricia Szymanski
    February 14, 2014

    I am a fan of your show and have learned many tricks of the trade from viewing them. Congratulations on publishing your autobiography, and thanks sew much for this chance to win.

  • Katherine Chesney
    February 14, 2014

    what an inspiration!

  • june
    February 14, 2014

    I have love your shows and notions. Would love a copy of the book to see how you became the sewing legend you are today!

  • VictoriaR
    February 14, 2014

    Looks like a great book. Would love to win a copy.

  • Kathleen Brosnan
    February 14, 2014

    Nancy, you are an inspiration to me!

  • Donna Sparlin
    February 14, 2014

    After graduating from High School in 1969, it wasn’t till years later I realized I majored in Clothing. College – still took sewing, never bought clothes, and you came along and TV on Saturdays with you. I always felt like you understood life the way I knew it. Progressing to knits, men’s suits and then quilts. I thoroughly enjoyed your anniversary show and I can’t wait to buy your book.

  • Lisa S
    February 14, 2014

    The book looks wonderful and a fantastic addition to my sewing library!

  • mjb
    February 14, 2014

    I’d love to read this!

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  • JoAnn Valanzola
    February 14, 2014

    So inspired to read about your life! I’ve always been a fan of your show. I think it’s awesome that you’re a adoptive Mom as I am too! Best wishes on your new book.

  • Amy
    February 14, 2014

    Bravo Nancy! Thanks for sharing yourself with us. I’d love a copy of your book!

  • Adri H.
    February 14, 2014

    I’d love to read more about Nancy Zieman’s life! Just from the photos, it looks like a really interesting journey!

  • Jenn
    February 14, 2014

    Wow! I can’t wait to read this book. Nancy, I remember watching your show on PBS as a child and thinking how I wished I could sew but had no one to teach me. I kept on watching you and decided to try and figure it out on my own. My parents gifted me a simple sewing machine my junior year and I’ve been winging it ever since! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your story.

  • Laura
    February 14, 2014

    I know a lot of people have entered for a chance to win, but I’m going to keep my fingers crossed that I win.
    If not, I know what I’m giving myself for my birthday.

  • Dianne Talley
    February 14, 2014

    I’ve been following Nancy since high school. A fond memory is when my mom and I use to watch her show together on Saturday afternoons. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

  • Blanca Rico
    February 14, 2014

    I’d love to win your book, of course! But if I won’t, it is probable that I’ll buy it 😉

  • Julie Mayer-Tschanz
    February 14, 2014

    look forward to reading your book.

  • Geralyn Gough
    February 14, 2014

    I’ve been watching for many years. I would love to win a copy of the book!

  • Shannon Snyder
    February 14, 2014

    I am new to sewing and excited to check out your PBS show! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book.

  • Sheri
    February 14, 2014

    Have watched Nancy for years and have used many of her products. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Lynda Palmano
    February 14, 2014

    I would love to read this book sounds totally inspiring. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  • Audrey
    February 14, 2014

    Nancy, you have been an inspiration during my sewing journey from the time I left home and the daily encouragement of my mum in all things fiber. Those early days I was able to watch SWN and find the encouragement and inspiration I needed. Unfortunately I have not been able to view SWN for many years but I still turn to you through your books, patterns, and your website. As I have been reading the reviews on your book blog tour I am certain I want to read your autobiography. You are a remarkable woman. Thanks for sharing.

  • Joen
    February 14, 2014

    Thank you for being such an inspiration. I have enjoyed Sewing With Nancy as well as learning from your sewing knowledge over the years. Your handbag templates are the best! Can’t wait to ready your story!

  • Krislovesfabric
    February 14, 2014

    Sounds like a great read,!

  • Anna Marie
    February 14, 2014

    I have watched Sewing With Nancy for a long time and have learned so much from the show! The information and tips have been so very helpful. I also really like Nancy’s Notion’s Catalog and look forward to each new copy!

  • Antonia Arnold
    February 14, 2014

    Nancy’s story sounds inspiring. I would love to read it and donate to my local library to share.

  • sarah oswald
    February 14, 2014

    I wish we had your show here in the UK! You’re such an inspiration, and I love the way you can make even the most daunting projects look so simple!

  • PoldaPop
    February 14, 2014

    I’d love to read your book! I came to sewing later in life and I’m trying to figure out how to make a career of it. I know I could learn from your story (and not just about sewing . . .).

  • Linda Stoddard
    February 14, 2014

    What a story! This is a book I will buy.

  • Polly
    February 14, 2014

    I’ve watched Nancy for years. I would love to read her book. You go girl!!

  • Cheryl
    February 14, 2014

    Congratulations on your book. I would love to read it.

  • Pat D
    February 14, 2014

    I have enjoyed your shows and catalogs over the years. I’d love to win your book so I can learn more about you.

  • Margaret S.
    February 14, 2014

    Your book sounds very interesting, am looking forward to reading!

  • Debbe Skovan
    February 14, 2014

    Thank you for being YOU.
    If I am not chosen to win a book, I will happily purchase one. I can’t wait to read it.

  • Jeanine
    February 14, 2014

    I love your strength and gumption! Thank you for all the inspiration always.

  • Robin (RsIslandCrafts)
    February 14, 2014

    I’ve always enjoyed watching you and we (hubby, the kids, and I) have learned alot from you.

  • Lyndle
    February 14, 2014

    Congratulations! I love to read life stories and look forward to reading yours. I’ve watched your video clips and didn’t even think about your face bring different, by the way – i think that as we grow up everyone’s face is formed by life so differences are less noticeable.

  • Megan
    February 14, 2014

    I’ve grown up with you Nancy, and I would absolutely love to read your book. Such an inspiration 🙂

  • SanMarie
    February 14, 2014

    This news of an autobiography is heart-stoppingly good. You have been a hero of mine, as you began a business when women were just stepping out; kept sewing alive and new as others were dropping it; taught in such a dignified and confidence-creating manner. For some years I would often refer to “my three Nancys”: my older dear friend, a newer friend, and you. I hope you have enjoyed reading of what you have meant to so many!

  • Heather L
    February 14, 2014

    What an interesting life you’ve had…I look forward to reading more…putting this on my Must Read list!

  • FeliCa
    February 14, 2014

    I love Nancy zieman. While I was in a beginner sewing class at FIT
    In the 90,s. I learn a lot from her show. I would love her new book for more inspiration

  • Sheila
    February 14, 2014

    I love biographies, shirked I know thus until a biography it’s still going on hm must read list!!

  • Carol
    February 14, 2014

    I look forward to reading your book. You’re such a trailblazer.

  • Sheila
    February 14, 2014

    I love biographies, while I know thus until a biography it’s still going on hm must read list!!

  • Carole Sullivan
    February 14, 2014

    My daughter is a foster mommy and has *raised* 41 for short term and adopted 4 children for the long haul! I love reading stories about those willing ti give of their hearts and lives! I would certainly love to read more about you and yours!!! Adoptive parents are a breed amongst themselves–with the biggest hearts you can imagine!

  • Shelley Carr
    February 14, 2014

    You gave my mother the confidence to sew, and she always made clothes for me and my sisters, or anything from curtains to halloween costumes. She, in turn, taught me to sew, continuing the legacy. Thanks for being an inspiration to many of us!

  • Linda
    February 14, 2014

    Nancy, your love of sewing and willingness to share your expertise in the early years gave me the confidence to face every sewing challenge with ease. You inspired me to attempt more challenging projects. You provided access to the tools to make them which made them a
    joy to complete. You are my personal sewing buddy through all your books….congratulations and many blessings on your book.

  • L. Weimer
    February 14, 2014

    I have enjoyed your programs for (too) many years! Your books are stacked in my sewing room.When my daughter was little, she always watched your show with me. She called you “the lady with the pretty voice.” I called you a wonderful teacher!!

  • Marilyn
    February 14, 2014

    I’ll never forget the day I saw you at a sewing expo weekend in Pittsburgh. It was at least 20 years ago, and you were greeting everyone who stopped by your Nancy’s Notions exhibit. I went in to work that Monday and very excitedly told a co-worker who also sewed that I had seen Nancy Zieman!
    Love your catalog – I’ve ordered too many knit fabrics! The quality is excellent.

  • Paula
    February 14, 2014

    I look forward to reading this book even if I don’t win a copy.

  • Vicky
    February 14, 2014

    I can’t wait to read this book! Nancy, you really have been an inspiration 🙂

    I moved to the USA 5 years ago and didn’t know anyone. I watched your show on PBS on Saturday mornings and quickly got hooked (despite not having touched a sewing machine since high school). After watching your show for a couple of years I finally bit the bullet and bought a sewing machine, still tuning in every week. This past August I made my own wedding dress, probably one of the things I’m most proud of. I couldn’t have done that without you, Nancy!

  • Maureen Brand
    February 14, 2014

    I have watched Sewing with Nancy since the 1980’s, and still enjoy watching the show which has given me inspiration and encouragement.

  • Vicki
    February 14, 2014

    Wow, interesting Nancy. Growing up in Australia you were not a household name. However over the years I have heard your name in the blogasphere. Would love to hear more.

  • Annette
    February 14, 2014

    I like watching your show, but we don’t get it in the Sacramento area. I do try to find it online.
    I actually learned about machine embroidery and bought a machine to do some of the work you introduced on your show.

  • Cheryl Ann
    February 15, 2014

    Nancy, I think of you as a dear friend. Thanks for all your years of wonderful teaching and quality products! I look forward to reading your story!

  • tina
    February 15, 2014

    This book would be an inspirational read from an inspirational woman! Can’t wait to get a copy!

  • Tamara d'Auvergne
    February 15, 2014

    I’d love to read your book~ you are inspirational!

  • Lauren
    February 15, 2014

    What an amazing lady! I’ve only just heard of you I’m afraid, but I am totally inspired by your tenacity. I would love to win a copy of your book so you can continue to inspire me as I make my first few footsteps in starting my own business.

  • Mary Kay Hansen
    February 15, 2014

    I would love to read a copy of your book. I have enjoyed your show.

  • Alaskapsych
    February 15, 2014

    You go, girl! I have watched your show, shopped from your store and read your blog for years. Knowing of your challenges only makes it better!

    Thank you for sharing your very private story.

  • Peggy Richards-Pattie
    February 15, 2014

    Such an inspiration in SEW many ways! Thanks for sharing your talent/inspiration and now life story with us!

  • Marilyn Rybotycki
    February 15, 2014

    would love to win your book
    I watched your years ago while taking home ec classes in high school .. you helped me get good grades thankyou

  • Ganene Branson
    February 15, 2014

    Congratulations on your book. I think it is fabulous that you wrote one on yourself. I have been a fan since the mid 80’s. My kids always knew where to find me Saturday mornings in front of the TV watching your show. I have enjoyed watching you on TV and purchasing from your catalog.

  • Arlette C
    February 15, 2014

    I’ve been watching and pestering our local TV station to air Sewing With Nancy consistently for years! Thank you, Nancy, for your clear and concise teaching – and terrific notions that make our lives easier! I am looking forward to reading your autobiography. God Bless.

  • Cassie Staggs
    February 15, 2014

    Nancy, I have watched you from the beginning as many others have. I, like you, have been sewn, beginning at my grandmother’s knee. She made her own patterns from newspaper. Then I learned from you, so many techniques for fine sewing. In the beginning I had small children, a small budget and so I made jeans and shirts for the boys as well as all my daughters wardrobe. Thanks to your instruction over the years, they wore clothes that you inspired, from knit baby gowns on! In recent years I have learned a lot about machine embroidery by watching your program. Now that I am retired I have more time to use all those wonderful tricks and tips that I have learned from you and your guests over the years. You are dear friend although we have never met. You have made a difference in the lives of so many! May God continue to bless you.

  • gloriawr
    February 15, 2014

    The video and comments are most inspiring. I have watched your TV show for many years and have enjoyed it. I look forward to reading your book and a special signed free copy would be especially inspiring since I have just been diagnosed with Cancer.

    Thank you for continuing to inspire us with sewing tips and techniques and technology changes.

  • Karen Barnette
    February 15, 2014

    Excited to learn about your biography in time to be part of the book giveaway. I’m eager to read your story and see your pictorial history. LOL – tape spike marks explanation. More so, I’d be thrilled to share your book with my quilter friend across the street. When I moved to town a couple years ago, she encouraged me to complete my first quilt that was 80% complete/10 years in the making. Thereafter, to move beyond my habitual “planning” stage and on to “execution”. One quilt down…and more to come 🙂 I’m drowning in fabric…with very good intentions! But I’ve got time to read and share your book. Thanks for all the knowledge you have shared over the years; your explanations add great clarity to the task at hand.

  • Michele C
    February 15, 2014

    I have been watching Nancy forever on PBS and have several of her how-to books. I would love a copy of her biography.

  • Jessica Daniels
    February 15, 2014

    I’ve grown up with Sewing with Nancy and ordering those hard-to-find supplies from Nancy’s Notions. She inspires you in the craft world and in everyday life when you see not only her sewing genius but in what she’s overcome. I even find her show helps to relax me after a long day at work (as a patternmaker!) – watching Sewing with Nancy is like curling up with a good book.

  • Carla Karczewski
    February 15, 2014

    I was a captive audience member in my childhood. I re-discovered you and your story after your appearance on TV in Milwaukee. Thank you for sharing it and its encouraging message with us.

  • Jean Davis
    February 15, 2014

    I would love to win a copy of your book — your story is inspiring!

  • Jean Davis
    February 15, 2014

    Like many of the other posts, I’ve been sewing with Nancy for years, and I would love to win a copy of your book. You’re an inspiration.

  • Mimi O
    February 15, 2014

    I would love to win a copy of your autobiography. I have watched you for many years on PBS and often wondered what had happened in your life to cause the facial issues. It has been great watching your skills and to see that you overcame the various obstacles to make you the person you are today. This would make a wonderful read!!!

  • Sue
    February 15, 2014

    I loved Nancy’s show!

  • Rachel
    February 15, 2014

    Wow! I am so excited to read this book. I particularly like the part in this blog post where you say “we ALL face challenges” (emphasis mine). A lot of people look like they have perfectly normal lives, but are struggling inside. Whether that is financially, emotionally, physically or however, it is all the more reason to be kind and respect one another and not to judge. Thank you for writing this book Nancy! I hope I win a copy!

  • Ruth Lutz
    February 15, 2014

    Nancy,
    I feel as though we are dear friends… you have taught me through your books and tv show, entertained me, inspired me and helped me continue to pursue the craft of sewing all my adult life! Thank you for sharing your story with all of us! Keep up the good work – you have enriched my life with your work!
    Warm regards,
    Ruth Lutz

  • Jan
    February 15, 2014

    Nancy, you are an inspiration, not only for your quilting knowledge, but your life as we know it. Thank you for writing a book that tells it as it is, life doesn’t always give you perfection but you can take what you are given and make it work, way beyond the lemons and lemonade cliché.
    I’ve watched your show, been to your shop in Wisconsin and own some of your patterns and tools.

  • Naomi Russell
    February 15, 2014

    Well done Nancy. You have inspired us as sewers from the start. It is with great respect and admiration we understand the journey you traveled to be a part of our lives. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • beth
    February 15, 2014

    Would love to read your new book…I have many of your others.

  • rebecca clayton
    February 15, 2014

    your photos talk of a journey, I would love to know more about
    I work as a nurse in Cornwall UK and have inspired our small team to talk quilting in our quiet moments! I have not seen your shows or read your book …now I will. x

  • Dory
    February 15, 2014

    I would love to read about a person who i have loved learning from for many, many years. Thanks for being such an inspiration to all of us who have read and watched your lessons!

  • Cisa Barry
    February 15, 2014

    Really looking forward to reading this book!

  • karen thibodeaux
    February 15, 2014

    Nancy, Thank You for all your inspiration. I did learn to sew while watching you programs. I was a young wife and mother trying to provide for my family. Now a grandmother and still love to sew. Now it’s for my grandchildren. Thank you again. You are so correct that we all face challenges some small and some may seem like mountains. The LORD is always with us and we can make it. Thank you again. kt

  • G Griffin
    February 15, 2014

    Would love to win a copy of your book – it sounds very inspirational!

  • Patti in Seattle
    February 15, 2014

    Your sewing program was a must see once I found it on the local PBS station. I’ve used your sewing tips to make many clothing items and admire all that you’ve done for sewing and women entrepreneurs. I look forward to your visit to Sew Expo in Puyallup this year.

  • Laurel Bakaer
    February 15, 2014

    I, as many others, would love to win a copy of Nancy’s book. I will buy it anyway. If I do, I will share with someone who will enjoy the message Nancy has to offer.

  • Linda Shumway
    February 15, 2014

    This is super neat. I was just on my free Kindle on my computer to see if your book is there yet. It is, but still too much for my pocket, since I just bought a whole bunch of fabric from you. So I’m putting in my bid and crossing my fingers (makes it hard to quilt that way) and hoping for the best. Either way, love watching you on PBS each week.

  • Nancy Dublin
    February 15, 2014

    Dear Nancy, As a teenager, I had acne. It got worse as I got older even though people kept telling me, “You’ll outgrow it.” I never did. I had adult acne all my life. I am now almost 68. I still break out.

    As a teen, I was told of one guy’s comment about me: “Nancy looks good from a distance, but when you get up close, forget it.” That one hurt and never left me. I also had chipped teeth. My home life gave me feelings of inferiority too. My self-worth was pretty low and stayed that way underneath all my life.

    When I read about your “challenges,” my heart went out to you because like you said you “could not hide.” Everyone sees our faces.

    When I first watched your show many years ago, I didn’t realize there was an issue, and later was encouraged to see that you did not let it bother you that–or so I thought. Hearing your story how you had low self-esteem made me cry. I knew exactly what you felt.

    I’ve always thought you were pretty, and you still are. Now that I see the photos of you when you were little, how cute you were! Later as a teen, you looked normal and better than many of us.

    You have blessed us with sharing all your sewing knowledge and skills and now your story. It’s so worth telling. We are privileged to learn it and know what you have gone through. Thank you so much.

    What I like best about you is your heart for others–especially kids. Thank you, Nancy, for caring so much about others and those that are truly less fortunate and need encouragement and someone to care about them. God bless you.

  • Mary Ehrhardt
    February 15, 2014

    Nancy, you taught me to sew via PBS and the books. I am forever grateful for that, and I can’t wait to read the book! I got to see you in Covington, La a couple of years ago – what a wonderful experience. I will forever treasure the photo I got to take with you.

  • Mary Ehrhardt
    February 15, 2014

    Nancy, you taught me to sew, and I was so grateful to be able to order great sewing supplies 20 years ago via the mail catalog. I was lucky to attend the Babylock seminar featureing you a couple of years ago in Covington, La. What a blast to see you in person and have a photo taken! Can’t wait to read the book!

  • Carlotta
    February 15, 2014

    I would love to read and reread Nancy’s book!
    Recently found you! So excited!
    Recording programs everyday!
    Thanks so much for this opportunity to win a book!

  • Alyson Clair
    February 15, 2014

    I would love to win your book! I was planning to purchase it anyway, and can’t wait to read!

  • Beth
    February 15, 2014

    Congratulations on your newest book! I hope to have the opportunity to read it.

  • Ginger
    February 15, 2014

    I would love to read your book. I’ve “known” you for so long through my TV, that I feel like we are old friends. 🙂

  • Toni Snyder
    February 15, 2014

    I have learned so much about sewing from Saturday morning’s Sewing with Nancy Zieman. I have recorded them all but am delighted to find them on the web now. Thank you Nancy so your dedicated time teaching us all to sew better.

  • Vickie Young
    February 15, 2014

    Nancy, it is so great you have finally written your story! I have watched your shows since the early 80s, and learned so much about garment sewing from you. I still have some of those early shows on VHS tapes! You have taught us all so much over the years, but mostly what a caring and inspiring person you are!

  • Cassie Staggs
    February 15, 2014

    Nancy, our first child is adopted. She is a blessing to us. She is grown and married with her own children. I have watched SWN from the beginning and learned a lot by watching. I record when I am not able to watch at broadcast time. Saturday mornings I have what I call Tea and TV with you. I am excited to know you have written a book and will be buying from Amazon soon as possible.

  • Lynn
    February 16, 2014

    Keep up the great work and inspirations that you have provided over the years!

  • Judy Forkner
    February 16, 2014

    Looking forward to reading your new book. I’ve enjoyed your tv shows for years!

  • Betty
    February 16, 2014

    I’d love to win a copy of your new book! Your childhood photo is adorable!

  • RoseLee
    February 16, 2014

    Can’t wait to read Nancy’s book!

  • Pam Hunter
    February 16, 2014

    Nancy … you have been such a positive influence on our family and our sewing lives. My Mom watched your shows all the time so I was automatically exposed to sewing, quilting, and different creative skills. Mom now has Alzheimers’ and is not able to sew; however, I continue to create thanks to everything that my Mom taught me. I have been given the treasures of my mother’s sewing machine and all of her notions (there must be a million of them) and there are glimpses of Nancy Notions everywhere. Thank you for sharing your love of creating with all of us. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your book.

  • Arlene
    February 16, 2014

    Cannot wait to read this book. I have watched Nancy for years and she has taught me so much!

  • Barbara B. Kopenkoskey
    February 16, 2014

    I was inspired by my 4-H Teacher. I still see her on occasion. I first meet Nancy on PBS-TV. It my outside touch with the world when my little children were napping. I also visited your shop while on vacation. You (Nancy) was gracious enough to take time out from you work to have a picture taken with my Sister and I. Thank you for sharing your Blog with me. Have fun with Frieda and hope to see you two together, somewhere.
    Thanks again, Barb

  • squeakie ledman
    February 16, 2014

    i have been watching you for as long as i can remember, and when i think of you honestly your face is not the first thing i think of, it’s your inner softness and has always “seamed” to me your willingness to teach someone , i would love to be able to read your book and learn more about the personal side of you. thanks for all that you do!!

  • Mary Deeter
    February 16, 2014

    Can’t wait to read the autobiography of one of the ladies that inspired my creative journey

  • Jen Beatty
    February 16, 2014

    Can’t wait to read your story!

  • Cindy Lucento
    February 16, 2014

    I have enjoyed watching “Sewing with Nancy” for many years. I used to sit and watch it while nursing my daughter (she is 22 now and getting married this week on Feb. 20) I still watch it today, and if I miss the show on TV, then I try to watch it online as soon as it is available. “Sewing with Nancy” and also the website has provided me with entertainment, not to mention how much I have learned about various aspects of sewing. It made learning fun. I would love to get this book.

  • Nancy Evans
    February 16, 2014

    I am secretly tickled when I watch the programs and use the information since we share a name. Over the years I gained knowledge and insight into the many different areas of sewing that you have focused on and that I have done and enjoyed. Thank you so much for being there for all of us. Loved the picture with the kitty!

  • Carolyn P.
    February 16, 2014

    I have learned a lot from you. Thank you.

  • Donna Rehmsmeyer
    February 16, 2014

    Dear Nancy, through the years I have enjoyed watching you and learning how to sew, the first thing I noticed about you was your gentle and encouraging spirit….you are always telling us “you can do it”…”Just take your time” and “Give it a try”. I just want to say thank you for not only teaching but encouraging me. Thanks Again …Donna

  • Donna S.
    February 16, 2014

    I greatly appreciate the chance to win your book!

  • Maria
    February 16, 2014

    I have been watching you as long as I can remember, and have always been inspired by your “can do it” and your teaching.
    Thank you SO MUCH for all you do!!!
    -Maria in Tucson

  • Rosemary
    February 16, 2014

    I would be honored to win a copy of your book. I had a bout with Bell’s Palsy after the birth of my first daughter, over 30 years ago. It eventually went away. I recently had some strange feelings on the left side of my face and like my previous experience, the doctors hadn’t a clue. I learned to sew through Girls Scouts, being a city girl, there was no 4H, but it did lead me to take Home Economics Classes in high school and major in it in college. In 1970 I started teaching and although Home Economics was my first love, due to budget cuts, I also taught 4 & 6th grade, & boy’s PE. I retired in 2005 and have returned to my first love, sewing and have taken up quilting, although I did do some sewing/quilting projects from time to time with my students. I recall watching some of your first shows on Wisconsin Public Broadcasting that was aired on KQED here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Thanks for all your inspiration, both in character and the techniques in sewing.

  • Nancy S Davis
    February 16, 2014

    I am really looking forward to reading this book! I have been watching your show off and on for 30 years! I would really love to win, of course! Nancy is an inspiration!
    : )

  • Dee Wolters
    February 16, 2014

    I have bee sewing since my mother started me on a Singer machine that was older than I was. I loved my home ec sewing classes. I sewed my suits when I was working then my maternity clothes. Then I taught my 3 daughters and 1 son to sew, through 4-H. Now that they are in college, I am learning to quilt. I have used Nancy’s notions books for years. Would love to read the book

  • Linda Oliver
    February 16, 2014

    would love to win a copy of your book….love to watch your shows…

  • Charlote sturgill
    February 16, 2014

    Dear Nancy, after going through a tragedy in my family a few years back ( my grandmother was murdered in Oklahoma) I was very depressed and stopped sewing! But I must say after seeing your wonderful show (and your beauty inside and out)! Your teaching methods really encouraged me to sew and quilt again like my grandmother had tried to teach me! Thankyou Nancy!! I’d love to read your book and I love and look forward to your program every week! Please keep up the wonderful work you do!! Sincerely, Charlote sturgill

  • Carisa Brunner
    February 16, 2014

    So excited to read more of your inspirational story! Thank you for sharing all your knowledge and skills with us!

  • Anita Harkess
    February 16, 2014

    I look forward to reading the book. I also love the blog tour! I came to this page because I’m a fan of Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing, so I read Gertie’s review their. Thanks to the blog tour links on this post, I’ve now found several other great sewing blogs to follow. Thanks!

  • Sharon
    February 16, 2014

    You are such an inspiration and blessing to so many people! Would love to win a copy of your book.

  • ChristieLeigh
    February 17, 2014

    i would LOVE a copy of this book! it would be a fantastic read,i know id find it very inspirational and motivational as i enter my first year at university to become a high school textile technology teacher!

  • Tammy
    February 17, 2014

    Nancy, I have admired you for many years and honestly can’t remember not watching your show. I learned to sew back in the day when lessons were taught at Singer stores — you could buy everything you needed in the store — using my mother’s old avocado green Kenmore machine. I love sewing and am thrilled to say that my daughter, a college junior, also likes to sew (a rare thing in that age group, sadly!). Thanks for so many years of bringing instruction and pleasure to us sewers!

  • Stephanie Olmsted
    February 17, 2014

    I would love to read more on Nancy. Thanks for chance.

  • Carol Kussart
    February 17, 2014

    I so enjoy your show and your products. I can’t wait to read your book and would love a copy of it! Thanks for your give-away opportunity!

  • Deb G.
    February 17, 2014

    I have admired you for years, Nancy. Your PBS show comes on Wednesday mornings here in Melbourne, Florida and I make it a point to NEVER miss it!!

    Thanks for all of your inspiration. I am so happy for your success!

  • Lizzie
    February 17, 2014

    Wow – what a journey, I’d love a copy of this book

  • Carol Karnes
    February 17, 2014

    Nancy, Congratulations on the book and on all you have accomplished so far in your life.

  • Judi
    February 17, 2014

    Why do I sew? Nancy made me! Who taught and inspired me? Nancy. Nancy, your TV segments, your tools, your whole attitude would bring me back to sewing when interest would wane. Now to read about why you sew is the icing on the cake.

  • Joan
    February 17, 2014

    Nancy, I’ve been a fan for so long and I just loved the anniversary show where we got to learn some of your background and relive some of those early shows! Being a mother of two adopted children myself, I am so pleased to see that a portion of the proceeds of your book will go to adoption related charities. Keep up the awesome work!

  • Maryann Cavanaugh
    February 17, 2014

    You are quite an inspiration, Nancy.
    I enjoy your website, as well as your catalog. I can always find what I want at competitive prices. The little bit I read and viewed from your autobiography is phenomenal. Thank you for sharing.

  • Doris Roberts
    February 17, 2014

    I’ve watched your show from the beginning, still do at 78 yrs old, and always learn something new!! Made lots of chemo caps, handicap things, and all kinds of clothing, Now on to quilting. I’ve enjoyed your career right along with you, and love all the help I received!! Good luck on the new book. You deserve it!!!

  • Kathy Royall
    February 17, 2014

    I have watched Sewing With Nancy since way back in the 80s. It used to come on while I was at work, so I recorded it and would watch it late at night when the kids were asleep. I loved the organized method of getting things done! 10-20-30 minutes to sew sure did help when I was a full time mom, wife, classroom teacher and grad student!
    Thank you for all your ideas, and for sharing your story with us!

  • Betty
    February 17, 2014

    You are such an inspiration…thanks for sharing your journey!

  • Barbara G.
    February 17, 2014

    You have accomplished a lot. Would love to have a copy of our book to read.

  • debbierhodes
    February 17, 2014

    Thank you… for your TV show and your products.. you are a sewing icon…

  • debbierhodes
    February 17, 2014

    love you

  • Liz
    February 17, 2014

    I’m just another of your long time fans. I was so excited when you had more quilt shows. shuffle the deck series was my favorite.

  • Tani
    February 17, 2014

    What a great book, I’m looking forward to reading it 🙂

  • Stephanie B
    February 17, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your story. Your show on PBS was my motivation for sewing. You made me believe I could make just about anything and I did. 🙂

  • Sue R
    February 17, 2014

    Would love to win a copy -thanks for the chance to win

  • Nikki Moshier
    February 17, 2014

    I watch you all the time while sewing away in my room. You have taught me so much.

  • Kathy C
    February 17, 2014

    Nancy, I heard you on the Larry Meillor show last week and it was wonderful to hear the discussion. As a recent retiree, I have come back to sewing and quilting after a hiatus of 27 years, and so much has changed! Your show is getting me caught up to the times! I now also have time to go through all those old files, and guess what I found…an old Nancy’s Notions catalogue, 4 or 6 pages and mimeographed! Thank goodness for being able to order on-line nowadays! And thanks for the book…it took me a lot longer than it did you to understand that our challenges needn’t define us. That’s an important message. I hope to meet you someday, perhaps at Quilt Expo next year. Thank you!

  • Kate
    February 17, 2014

    I’m looking forward to reading this, whether I win a copy or not.
    You’ve been a big inspiration to me, as I have built a small home-based sewing business despite some physical challenges.

  • Jean
    February 17, 2014

    Always enjoy your show and can’t wait to read your book. I am sure it will be equally enjoyable!

  • Karen M
    February 17, 2014

    Nancy,
    I can’t remember when I was not watching you on TV! You have taught me so much about quilting, fashion sewing, home dec, etc.
    You have challenged me to be more creative, and to be open to new ideas and practices. Thanks so much for all the inspiration!
    Bye for now.

  • Lee Ann L.
    February 17, 2014

    would love to win a copy and read your story! Thank you for a chance to win.

  • Anne Shelbaer
    February 17, 2014

    Here in Colorado your show is on every Saturday morning and I’m always up to watch what you are teaching us, even if it’s in my dressing gown. Hope you don’t notice! Just bought another of your DVD’s as it’s marvelous to have you here to teach me more quilting projects. Thank you for all you do for us. Anne

  • Melissa O.
    February 17, 2014

    I’ve been watching you my whole life. I would love a copy of your book.
    moyler316 at me dot com

  • Carolyn Howland
    February 17, 2014

    Nancy I want you to know how much we all enjoy your TV show. You are so relatable and explain techniques so well that even a novice can follow your instructions. I would be thrilled to win a copy of your book.

  • Sue Shearer
    February 17, 2014

    I’m so excited! I just checked and your 30th Anniversary Show is on today at 1:00 pm. I am recording it for inspiration. Back in 1971, my boss Rol Jeske was a founding member of the local McHenry County IL chapter of the Open Door Society and he had, I seem to recall, five adopted interracial children. He worked tirelessly to give his children a wonderful life and promote adoptions. God rest his soul as he left us in 2011. So I know how big your heart must be and what a generous spirit you are. Nancy, enjoy this wonderful day that the Good Lord has given us to be creative. Blessings, Sue

  • Charlotte Key
    February 17, 2014

    What a wonderful role model Nancy is. I have been sewing a long time and have gotten so many tips and Ideas from her along the way by watching her sewing shows on TV. I would love to have a copy of her book.

  • Karen Nelson
    February 17, 2014

    I’ve always enjoyed your videos, books & shopping with you over these many years. I’d love to win your book to read more of your inspiring story. Thank you.

  • Dee Tocci
    February 17, 2014

    Congratulations on the book! I look forward to reading about one of sewing’s iconic women!

  • Jerry G
    February 17, 2014

    You are not only an inspiration to women, but to us men too. You have guided me through many a difficult project with ease and patience. Thank you Nancy, for sharing your gifts with the world.

  • Sigi G
    February 17, 2014

    I would love to receive your book and read about your journey. Just the few highlights are an inspiration.

  • Barbara Winkler
    February 17, 2014

    I love to watch the tv shows when they are on…would love to read the book.

  • Cindy Siebentjal
    February 17, 2014

    I am so inspired by you. I always made clothes for my children then abhor change happened in my life. I gave up doing anything from that time and sewing was one of them. It’s been over ten years and I happened upon your TV show. Wow have I been inspired. I have started making quilts besides clothes. I tape or catch them on internet. I have learned so much from you. Thank you! You are an inspiration to me!

  • Beth Strand
    February 17, 2014

    I’ve always remembered what an aha moment it was for me when I learned your “flat construction” method for shirts…no more fussing with set-in sleeves for me! Thanks for all you’ve shared that has enriched my sewing life!

  • Leah Day
    February 17, 2014

    Wow! For years I’ve wanted to know more about you and how your business started. Thank you so much for writing this book and sharing your experience, life, and journey to amazing success. I can’t wait to read it (off to buy a copy now!)

  • CHERYL MCCOY
    February 17, 2014

    I have watched your show since the beginning and I use your methods everyday for both garment sewing and quilting

  • Mary Beth
    February 17, 2014

    I have been inspired by you for so many years. I can’t wait to read the book! Thanks for all you do.

  • Tammy Dirks
    February 17, 2014

    An inspiring entrepreneur who has led the way for a sewing revolution. I would be thrilled to receive a copy of your book!

  • Rae R
    February 17, 2014

    I’ve enjoyed watching Sewing with Nancy, and the show has helped me improve my sewing. You’ve inspired me with your sewing and your life. Thank you!

  • Marijane
    February 17, 2014

    I have watched & learned from your shows for years. I always marveled at your courage and sewing skills. I can’t wait to read your book. My husband had Bell’s Palsy twice.

  • Robin Christensen
    February 17, 2014

    I would love to win a copy of your book! I have been watching you on PBS as long as I can remember. I have learned so much from your teaching – and I have been sewing for over 40 years!

  • Peggy R
    February 17, 2014

    As a person who has sewn for over 30 years, I have spent many years watching Nancy growing up. I would love to know your whole story

  • Susan
    February 17, 2014

    Dear Nancy, I have enjoyed watching your TV show for many years. In fact, looking forward to it helped me get through many a hard work week. I have many of your books, DVDs, etc., but this book is like the icing on the cake. Getting to know you – the Nancy behind the camera – will be great. I am already in tears watching the video and reading the sample chapter. Thanks so much for sharing your life with us.

  • Crystal Smith
    February 17, 2014

    Congratulations on the autobiography…I can’t wait to read it.

  • Laurel
    February 17, 2014

    I first became aware of you and your sewing show through my aunt. You really are a sewing icon and so inspirational. I would love to read your story!

  • Barbara Stewart
    February 17, 2014

    Just finished reading the first chapter and can’t wait to read the entire book. Have watched you for many years on Sewing With Nancy and feel this book will truly be an inspiration to many.

  • Susan Krahn
    February 17, 2014

    Enjoy watching your show & have done so for many years.
    Would love to have a copy of your book.

  • Maura Tepper
    February 17, 2014

    I was clearing out an old box of bits and pieces and fabric scraps a few weeks ago and came across an old Nancy’s Notions catalog. My daughter saw it in the “Toss” pile, picked it up and started to browse. She had two comments – “Ma this is older than me!” and “Where’s the web site? You mean you had to fill out this order form?” I can’t wait to read this book.

  • Kay L Ford-Sollimo
    February 17, 2014

    Thank you for the post. I’ve been a Nancy fan for as long as we’ve had access to PBS, Cannot tell you how many of those shows I’ve video taped over the years. They were aired while I was in school so the VCR was programmed to copy the show so that I could watch later. We always learned something of value, too.

  • Rebecca Rutheford
    February 17, 2014

    I love watching your show when I can catch it… I would also love to read your story.

  • Pam Mallory
    February 17, 2014

    Love your show Nancy, love the one with Modkids. I have made quilts and would like to sew for my Granddaughter now. Thanks
    Pam

  • Claudia Williams
    February 17, 2014

    I would love a copy of the book!

  • Lori H
    February 17, 2014

    Nancy: I think that the expression ‘YOU GO GIRL!” was about you. I’ve followed you on tv and would love to read your story.

  • Diahn
    February 17, 2014

    I am really looking to reading your book after learning about it on Gertie’s blog.

  • Karen
    February 17, 2014

    Nancy I love watching your show…you are an inspiration.

  • Susan Campbell
    February 17, 2014

    Thanks for sharing your life with us.

  • Rosemary O'Koren
    February 17, 2014

    I love watching Sewing With Nancy and I had the pleasure of taking a class with her in Puyallup last year. Will her book be coming out in audio?

  • Bonnie Johnson
    February 17, 2014

    I have watched Nancy for years!

  • Carmen
    February 17, 2014

    I would love to read your personal story – from another Wisconsinite 🙂

  • Shauna
    February 17, 2014

    Nancy, thanks for taking the time to tell your story. It sounds very inspirational and I would love to win a book. I’m fairly new to quilting but have seen your patterns and tips regularly.

  • Melody Lutz
    February 17, 2014

    Thanks Nancy…for sharing yourself with us all these years. Sewing since 1971, quilting since 1990…you have been inspiring every step of the way.

  • cathy
    February 17, 2014

    congrats on your book can’t to read it.
    you have been such an inspiration to the sewing world.

  • Janet Mikes
    February 17, 2014

    I have enjoyed your show for years. Congrats on the book. I look forward to reading it.

  • Terry Williams
    February 17, 2014

    I’ve been a fan of yours for many years on PBS. My grandmothers began the intererest in sewing when I was very young, and you helped me to continue with the intersts that they had begun. Thank you for all of the years you’ve contributed to the dresses, jackets, childrens clothes and now quilts my family and I now enjoy.
    Terri

  • Sue Cleek
    February 17, 2014

    Thank you for your opportunity to win a copy of the book! Not only will I read it and learn, I will use it with the children I work with as inspiration, encouragement, and determination! Thank you!!

  • Terri
    February 17, 2014

    Thanks for your years of dedication to all of your viewers. My grandmothers began teaching me sewing at a very young age, but both passed away too soon. You have continued to teach all of us In a way that gives us the tools for success in many projects. I quit sewing for some years because of a difficult life situation, but was encouraged to begin again while I began to watch your shows once again. Thank you..

  • Anne
    February 17, 2014

    How inspiring!

  • Edrie
    February 17, 2014

    Thanks for writing your life story – I watched your big anniversary show and it was fascinating to see the growth of your show and your accomplishments! I’m looking forward to reading your book.

  • Dotti Elgart
    February 17, 2014

    Nancy, I have been a fan since sewing with Nancy on TV. I have Learned so much from you. Thank you. I even met you at a quilt show in Houston. Enjoyed your speech. You are so down to earth and genuine, Bravo!

  • Judy
    February 17, 2014

    Watch your show every week. Hope I win the book.

  • Hermina McNeill
    February 18, 2014

    Enjoy all your sewing tips and following you! Thanks for sharing your story.

  • Jill
    February 18, 2014

    I can’t believe how much I have learned over the years from watching you on OPB and also seeing you at sewing expos.
    Congrats on your book!

  • vicky irving
    February 18, 2014

    I love watching your tv shows. I ve learned a lot from your shows. thank you for helping people to learn about sewing. Vicky irving

  • vicky irving
    February 18, 2014

    I love your show. and would love to read your book congt on your book . vicky

  • Amy May
    February 18, 2014

    Nancy, thank you so much for gathering your courage and writing your story. I know all of us will be encouraged to persevere when we have challenges (and we all do!)

  • Janne Ellingsen
    February 18, 2014

    This is a book I really would love to read!

  • Joan
    February 18, 2014

    I cannot wait to read your story. Your book is on my list of must haves. You have inspired me from a very young age and have taught me sew much! I record your TV shows and have kept many of them as I refer back to them frequently. You have encouraged me to tackle many projects that I thought were behond my scope and have helped broaden my horizons. I thank you for all that you have done. Keep smiling!

  • cara
    February 18, 2014

    awesome! hope I’m not too late to enter!!

  • Diana Beaubien
    February 18, 2014

    I have watched you, Nancy, since day one. I was a stay-at-home Mom and did alterations for people to earn a little extra money and because I loved sewing. Your shows helped me learn and do a better job. You were very easy to listen to and explains things very clearly. I still sew to this day, but now it is quilting.

  • Sherry Croonen
    February 18, 2014

    I hope I am not too late to enter for the book. I have followed you sine your beginning and love you shows and all the sewing tips I have picked up. 10,20, 30 minutes to sew has been a lifesaver for me through the years as well your fitting pants, techniques. I tape your shows and watch them, love your quilting shows as well. You. Are an amazing lady,
    So glad to “know you”
    Sherry

  • Mickey Imhoff
    February 18, 2014

    I have learned so much from you, Nancy, and never miss a show. Thanks to my DVR – I can play and replay the episodes. I would love to have your book>

  • Jennifer Davey
    February 18, 2014

    As a “self taught” (aka learn as I go from whomever I can or figure it out myself seamstress) I feel out of my depth calling myself a designer with so many talented, skilled and formally trained designers. But somehow I proceed and love every stitch of it. Maybe someday I will get to finish my formal education!
    I am so excited to get your book in my hands and be inspired to proceed.

  • Kate McGinn
    February 18, 2014

    I would love to read Nancy’s book! I lived in Madison WI for eight years and I still watch the show from out of state. Sewing has been a part of my life since childhood, but I learn at least a little something new in each episode of Sewing with Nancy that I catch. Thank you for sharing your story – you are a hero to many of us! Keep up the good work :-).

  • michelle
    February 18, 2014

    i love nancy and would love a copy of the book!

  • Dawn F
    February 18, 2014

    I have been a loyal fan of Nancy’s for years! I shop every chance I get and I just love getting her catalogs each month. She is an inspiration to us all!! Can’t wait to read her book!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

  • Evyl Robot Michael
    February 18, 2014

    As someone trying to start a business in economically trying times, it’s easy to get discouraged. Your story is quite the inspiration to keep at it. Thanks for giving that to the world.

  • Helen
    February 18, 2014

    Looking forward to reading your autobiography! I’ve been a fan of your books for a long time.

  • kate maeda
    February 18, 2014

    I admit to wondering about the asymmetry. It seems like you didn’t let that make you withdrawn as a kid! So, I’d love to read more about you and your family, here’s my comment to enter.

  • Mary Green
    February 18, 2014

    Nancy, I have enjoyed watching your sewing program on local PBS stations in several states while we were an active-duty Army family. And I learned so much from you. Thank you for all you’ve taught me and others. Our daughter is now designing and selling her own line of children’s clothing, and she learned to sew from me, so I’ve passed on alot of what you taught me. God bless…

  • Karen B
    February 19, 2014

    I love your show and watch as much as I can. I think what has really helped me is your guest. I enjoy them and find them and their sites and learn even more. I think what you show does it let me see something that helps with my creative side. It inspires me to try.

  • Regina
    February 19, 2014

    Thanks for giving us a peek in your life Nancy. I can’t wait to see if I win the book so I’m going to buy it from Amazon tonight! Congratulations on all of your success.

  • Kathy S.
    February 20, 2014

    Love your show and books, can’t wait for this latest book! Thanks!

  • Leigh W
    February 20, 2014

    I would love a copy of your book. You’re an inspiration!

  • Josie Huber
    February 22, 2014

    Hi
    I remember watching your show when I was in nursing school. A new immigrant, I marvel at your sewing expertise, and determination.
    I watch and learn about stuff I had no intention of making. Between working two jobs, school I barely had time to sleep. That was almost 30th years ago. I am now addicted to sewing.
    I can’t wait to read your autobiography.
    Thanks for sharing
    Aloha

  • Barb Neiwert
    February 26, 2014

    I’m fairly new to the quilting world and have not known your story before. So glad you are sharing it!

  • Jewell
    February 26, 2014

    I received your sales papers when they were mimeographed. I’d love to read your auto-bio. congratulations on your success.

  • Ruth Butters
    March 1, 2014

    You are an inspiration to me and I n\love your show and topics. Every Saturday is like meeting an old and new friend for coffee to see what you all have been up too!

  • I started quilting a couple years ago & found your video on Youtube. No google required – I recognized the source of your beautiful smile right away. My mother had Bell’s Palsy while pregnant with me. She would barely agree to be in photos – and there you were on Youtube! It brought happy tears to my eyes. I was delighted to see you this weekend in Puyallup. Now I know that you are, in person, clever & humble & funny & sweet. Your talk inspired my quilting & your courage makes my heart sing.

  • Linda
    March 11, 2014

    Finally! A bio worth reading! Thank you for many years of sewing inspiration.

  • Connie Douty
    March 17, 2014

    Nancy Zieman is a household “must watch her show.” our family admires your guests, your quilting segments, your genuine interest in other quilters. And I learn a lot from your years of experience and hard work.

  • Linda Perkins
    June 15, 2014

    Nancy, I bought your book for my Kindle. I loved it. I have always loved your shows and books and especially your catalog. I have tried techniques because you have made them seem so easy and possible. I hope you sew for years to come because I am not done learning from you. Best Wishes.

  • Donnie Kirby
    August 2, 2014

    I would really love to read your book.

  • Donnie Kirby
    August 2, 2014

    I would really love to read your book. I’m sure it would be very inspiring.

  • Rusty Kotterna
    December 11, 2014

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Theresa
    February 9, 2015

    Such an inspiring person! Love watching your show.

  • Beverly Beuerlein
    October 29, 2015

    i can’t wait to read your book I know it will be filled with all kind of fun stories
    I have watch you from the very beginning and taped most of them
    You have shared so many easy and interesting technics for sewing and quilting thru the years
    I still watch and tape you every Sat morning
    I’m 70 years old and will watch you till I can’t anymore
    You are inspirational person and God bless for being you
    I’m proud of your strength to be who you are and have so much fun with Sewing with Nancy
    Thank you

  • Cathleen Harvin
    January 20, 2018

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