Nancy Zieman – The Rest of the Story Interview with Richard Zieman and Book Giveaway

Nancy Zieman the Rest of the Story - A Memoir of Faith Family and Friends

Nancy Zieman – The Rest of the Story Interview with Richard Zieman and Book Giveaway

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Nancy Zieman the Rest of the Story - A Memoir of Faith Family and Friends

In a recent interview with the NZP Team, Richard Zieman (Nancy Zieman’s husband) shares memories, conversations with Nancy, and why he wrote his new book, Nancy Zieman, The Rest of the Story—A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends.

In this new biography, Nancy Zieman, The Rest of the Story—A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends, Richard shares an intimate look into Nancy’s life and career—focusing mainly on the five years since Nancy’s autobiography, Seams Unlikely, written in 2012.

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“Prior to Nancy’s passing, in November 2017, Nancy and I talked about the positive reach of Seams Unlikely and the powerful stories shared by readers, and by Sewing With Nancy viewers, on how Nancy’s perserverance and faith deeply impacted their lives and inspired their own perserverance. Nancy and I talked several times about writing a second book—to tell the ‘rest of the story.’ My new book, Nancy Zieman, The Rest of the Story—A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends picks up where Seams Unlikely ended, and includes Nancy’s personal reflections on her life, career, faith, and the many blessings of family and friends—especially during her final months.”     Richard Zieman

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Nancy Zieman, The Rest of the Story—A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends begins with a recap, from Seams Unlikely, and shares Nancy’s life story from childhood to early adulthood—when Ms. Nancy Luedtke meets Mr. Richard Zieman.

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Richard included a DVD within the inside back cover of his book. This special DVD shares an exclusive visual account of Nancy’s life story in a very personal and memorable way.

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From left to right, Ted Zieman, Luella Zieman, Alison Zieman, Richard Zieman, Barbara Luedkte Eckstein, Avery Zieman, Nancy Zieman, Warren Eckstein, Tom Zieman, Katelyn Zieman, and Adeline Zieman

Richard shares his thoughts in an excerpt from the book prologue in Nancy Zieman, The Rest of the Story—A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends:

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“Nancy started her autobiography, Seams Unlikely, with the words, ‘I never intended to write an autobiography.’ In similar fashion, I never intended to write Nancy’s biography, at least not so soon, picking up where Seams Unlikely ended. But those who knew Nancy Zieman personally, as well as those who appreciated Nancy’s role in the sewing and quilting industry, form a unique community of people who care deeply and respectfully for others. I want them to know the rest of Nancy’s story.

Although she had a very public professional life, Nancy was at heart a very reserved person who shared the difficulties of her life with few people. She was quiet about her physical challenges, especially those that plagued the last few years of her life, and she always tried to look on the positive side of things.

Nancy left us on November 14, 2017, and almost immediately people began requesting the story of the final years of her life. One might expect that those five years were filled with sadness and pain—and there was a lot of that—but in those years Nancy also kept looking and planning for the future. She never stopped dreaming or creating.”

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From left to right, Donna Fenske, Gail Brown, Mary Mulari, Pat Hahn, Laurie Gorman, Nancy Zieman, Natalie Sewell, and Eileen Roche.

“I wrote this book for those who came to know Nancy personally, as well as those who felt a personal relationship with Nancy as viewers of Sewing With Nancy. In the book I share an intimate look into our family life and Nancy’s career. I’ve included Nancy’s personal reflections on her life, career, faith, and the many blessings of family and friends—especially during her final months.”  

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“Nancy’s story is the story of those she touched. And, because of that, I thank the viewers of Sewing With Nancy along with those who appreciate the sewing products she created and all those whom Nancy touched professionally in one way or another.”    Richard Zieman

 

Nancy Zieman the Rest of the Story - A Memoir of Faith Family and Friends

Thank you to Richard Zieman for sharing his insights with NZP Blog readers. As we celebrate Nancy’s legacy, we remember her strength and perseverance during tough times and happy times. Nancy Zieman the Rest of the Story—A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends—A NEW! book by Nancy Zieman’s husband, Richard Zieman—is a moving and inspiring account of an unexpected journey with life’s final challenges. Richard, along with family and friends, share personal stories of the faith, family, and friendships that sustained Nancy.

 

Nancy Zieman the Rest of the Story - A Memoir of Faith Family and Friends

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The randomly selected winner of a copy of Nancy Zieman’s I Sew For Fun book with DVD from Nancy’s Notionsfrom the March 2 blog post, is Darell Nenonen.

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The comment is: I am 72 years old and have just bought a sewing machine to begin sewing. I would love to make a quilt for each of my grandchildren and this one seems so simple for me to understand and complete. The instructions and accompanying illustrations are fantastic; makes it so much easier to comprehend!

2019 NZP Pillow Sewing Challenge

Be sure to join in and follow the 2019 Nancy Zieman Productions Pillow Sewing Challenge at the NZP Blog. Deadline to enter is, Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

 

Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

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300 Comments

  • Sharon Tarpinian
    March 9, 2019

    I have always admired and looked up to Nancy. I sadly never got to meet her in person, but feel like she was a dear friend. I miss her coming into my home and sharing her expertise.

  • Sharon Kirby
    March 9, 2019

    Would love to read both books and will. Think of Nancy and her wonderful program oFrench while sewing, machine embroidering and quilting. She taught many of us so very much.

  • Deborah
    March 9, 2019

    I’ve never gotten to watch Sewing with Nancy, but I get the emails from her site. I do have her book Seams Unlikely. Awesome book! I would love the Rest of her story. I was and am so sad that she died. She was a special lady.

  • Jean Pucyk
    March 9, 2019

    I have a whole plethora of Nancy Zieman books and templates and other sewing aids. She was a great sewist and her sewing skills which she left us in her books and DVDs and shows which we still can view will continue to inspire sewing enthusiasts for a very long time. I miss those days of Sewing with Nancy.

  • Betty Tolan
    March 9, 2019

    I had the privilege of meeting Nancy a few times and also shopping at her warehouse. Such a lovely lady and I would love to have either of these books to get to know her bettter even though she is no longer with us! I have a library of many of her books n information. I never miss her shows on our local PBS stayion

  • Linda Kempf
    March 9, 2019

    I always wanted to meet Nancy in person because In my mind she never met a stranger. Her books and videos have given me so many wonderful Ideas and creations that make her live on for me. I lost my husband to cancer also and I do know what some of those final days entail. You are amazing that you were able to write this book as I don’t think I could to this day and it has been 10 years. Nancy was such a special person in the lives of so many friends and viewers.

  • Sharon
    March 9, 2019

    I enjoyed watching her TV programs.

    • Kathy
      March 9, 2019

      When I I read Sewing with Nancy I was deeply moved by all the trials and tribulations that she went through as a young person and as a college student; then more and more health issues that followed. Yet she never let them stop her. She was incredible. I cried when I read that she passed away.

  • Charlene McFee
    March 9, 2019

    I’m 77 and have been sewing since I was 5. I owned a shop, taught many kids to sew & was always involved in sewing events. Nancy was always my Idol & I was able to meet her about 5 times; once at her place in Beaver Dam. What a lady & yes, I’ve shed some tears over her passing way too soon! My love to the family!

  • Debbie Rhodes
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy is missed to have such feelings over someone who I never met in person is a testament to her

  • Deborah A Jarmusik
    March 9, 2019

    I loved her first book so much! Her stories about church, 4H , college and her first job. She was so strong and determined, plus you could see how gracious , kind and respectful of others she was. What a wonderful woman. A true inspiration to all of us. We are lucky to have her Sewing with Nancy show for all these many years. She was the best

  • Florence Dupuis
    March 9, 2019

    I felt like Nancy was a friend as I watched her show for many years. Learned many things from her and also found many quilt patterns to make from her show.

  • Susan
    March 9, 2019

    I own nearly every tool from Nancy as well as many books. I had the wonderful great fortune to meet Nancy and have a picture of the two of us from her visit to Tucson,AZ the Spring before her passing. She is so missed by the sewing community!!!

  • Teresa Williams
    March 9, 2019

    I’ve learned a lot from watching Nancy’s tutorials. She was instrumental in helping me start my first quilt. I have numerous books that she wrote and enjoy them all.

  • Linda
    March 9, 2019

    I so admired Nancy and loved her TV shows. I learned so much from her. I never had the opportunity to meet her, because I live too far south to make it to any of the quilt shows, etc., but as so many have said, I felt like I knew her because of her warmth that showed through on her programs. She was such an inspiration about her illness, which she actually never mentioned until the end that I can recall, and a pity party was certainly not her style. She demonstrated a self depricating love for others that was so obvious to us all. Would love to read Richard’s book from her soul mate’s perspective.

  • maxine j kempf
    March 9, 2019

    I admire you so much to be able to write the final story, I lost my husband at the age of 50, and I know I would not have able to do that. When I heard of Nancy passing, I felt I had lost a great friend. I learned so much from her, I watched her programs for at least 20 years. I wish you the best.

    God Bless

  • Barbara Abler
    March 9, 2019

    Received a copy of “Seams Unlikely” when it first came out for my birthday (it came in the mail on my birthday!), I was thrilled and read it immediately.
    I lived in Milwaukee for many years and traveled to Sewing Weekend every year – it was my “vacation”. Now retired, still go every year, was sad to see it was cancelled this year.
    Nancy inspired me in so many way in my life and I look forward to meeting her again. Thank you Richard for writing the rest of the story…
    Barb

  • Betty Edwards
    March 9, 2019

    Discovering Nancy’s Sewing Shows inspired me to get back to,sewing. Ipshe was so easy to watch and you just seemed to be right there with her one on one. After all these years i have never stopped watch8 g her shows. It doesn’t matter if I have seen one or not I will watch it again and always learn something!

    I so miss her but we have all those wonderful shows to watch to help keep her with us!

    She was definitely loved by all!

  • Cindy Elia
    March 9, 2019

    I have learned a great deal from Nancy’s show, tutorials, and books and use her notions to simplify sewing. What an amazing legacy that she has inspired and impacted so many lives in such a positive way.

  • Ruth Roberts
    March 9, 2019

    I would love to read The Rest Of The Story.
    Nancy was a great influence to the sewing/quilting world and I still enjoy watching her tutorials, etc.

  • Ruth Biese
    March 9, 2019

    I am 70 yrs old, and I did meet Nancy at one of her workshops. She acted like I was the only one there, never hushed me or said I’m sorry I have others to cater to. Never ever. She listened to every word I said and gave me advice that I could use. She never pushed her products nor did she overprice them. I will always be grateful for her touching my life. She was an amazing person. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  • Sherry Manning
    March 9, 2019

    Though I’ve been sewing for forty years, I’m still learning from Nancy. She was a gifted teacher who loved sharing what she knew. I’m grateful for that. I always refer to Nancy when I have a sewing question.

  • Deborah Penner
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was close to my age so her life and journey seemed similar in some ways. Have been a customer from the early newsletter mail order “catalog” days until now. Sad to see her go at such an “early” age, esp. when the grandchildren were so young.

  • CAROLYN m BUCK
    March 9, 2019

    Always inspiring. I remember watching Nancy on tv as a child and can’t wait to start teaching my granddaughters to sew.

  • Arlene Kirby
    March 9, 2019

    Thank you Richard for giving us this final inspiration from Nancy of her wonderful giving life.

  • Sue R
    March 9, 2019

    I still cry when I read anything about Nancy.

  • Peggy White
    March 9, 2019

    I have enjoyed watching how Nancy put things together and made it work out like it was made for that purpose. I personally ally have been sewing and quilti g for many years. She gave me insight and something to look forward to. Thank you for sharing.

  • Nancy Swor
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was a true inspiration and excellent teacher. I’ve learned so much from her. Her book, Seams Unlikely, was such a joy to read. I continue to pray for her family.

  • Lynn Hopper
    March 9, 2019

    I watched the show regularly. I bought and have kept as references many of her books. She was a great teacher and I learned a lot from her.

  • Cindy Vines
    March 9, 2019

    The day Nancy first shared she was having health issues was a shock to me. The day she told viewers she was leaving the show to be with family and friends hit so many of us hard. It was like losing a best friend. I followed her journey since the beginning of her PBS career. She was a teacher, innovator, and a role model for business women. I can’t wait to read this new book. She was an inspiration that is missed. Thank you for sharing the rest your f her amazing story.

  • Bev Bolduc Aldridge
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy Zieman has been an inspiration and teacher of skills I am still indevoring to improve. I have all ready learned so much from her and will continue to do so. May her family and close friends be comforted in the knowledge that Nancy is out of pain and at peace. Thank you all.

  • Judy Commander
    March 9, 2019

    I would love to read Nancy’s story. I have watched her show for years. Very inspirational.

  • Letha
    March 9, 2019

    What a blessing to the sewing community Nancy was. She certainly created quite a legacy. I was fortunate to meet Nancy a number of years ago and attend one of her lectures. I truly enjoyed her Seams Unlikely book and read it several times before passing it around to sewing friends. I don’t remember what year I started taping her shows but still do. I have kept many of them as a reference as well as many of her Sewing With Nancy books. This world has lost an angel. I look forward to seeing her again in heaven.

  • Kathy Petersen
    March 9, 2019

    I’d love to read more about Nancy as I learned so much from her. She was so talented and a great teacher.

  • Debora Ashley
    March 9, 2019

    After many years of watching Sewing with Nancy on TV, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Nancy Zieman at an event in Fredericksburg Virginia…… where I was able to purchase her book “Seams Unlikely” and she signed it for me! It was such a pleasure to meet her! She was like a close personal friend with so many people because of her show. Beautiful and talented woman who shared so much of her creativity with all of us.

  • Dodie Thompson
    March 9, 2019

    I loved Nancy. She was such an inspiration to the quilt world. I still watch her videos on PBS. Would love to have the book. RIP Nancy <3

  • Pdudley
    March 9, 2019

    I have never read either book about Nancy, but would love to do so. I watched and watch her show on PBS as she gives me courage to try what I never expected to be able to do. I was born into a family of women who sewed but I was never taught to sew. The few times I would try my work was not viewed positively. “My seams were not straight” “I could not even cut a piece of material straight and right”. After hearing so many negative messages I lost the desire to try. Then in later years (my fifties) I discovered NANCY….her positive attitude and encouragement made me feel like she was right in the room with me, telling me I could do this. And you know, I found out I COULD DO THIS, thanks to her. I am so glad you are keeping her ‘alive’ on PBS so others, like me, can realize they have sewing potential. I will be 72 this month and her books would make a wonderful Birthday gift for me to read and pass down to my daughter, who has been encourage by me that she can do anything she puts her mind to. I got this attitude I adopted from Nancy. Thank you.

  • Ilana
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was such an inspiration to so many.

  • Chris Reid
    March 9, 2019

    I began watching sewing with Nancy Saturday mornings with my children. Their favourite one was a show that had a birthday party theme for sewing ideas. Of course, they wanted me to make these items. With Nancy’s help, I was able to do some of them. Both of my children, Dave and Laura, learned to sew, and my daughter has a small sewing business which helps to pay for fees associated with international adoption. I read the first book and would love to read (own) the second. Thank you for everything throughout the years.

  • Ruth Falk
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy has been, and continues to be, an inspiration to me for not only her sewing, but her commitment to faith and family. She is missed.

  • Judy Stimpfl
    March 9, 2019

    What a wonderful family and Richard what wonderful things you did for her and your family and thank you for finishing her story with your book. BRAVO

  • Alyce
    March 9, 2019

    I watched Nancy almost from the beginning. I have read “Seams Unlikely” and recommend it to sewing/quilting friends. Nancy was a great inspiration to me and a wonderful teacher. I learned a lot from her. I miss her.

  • Lark Higginbotham
    March 9, 2019

    I loved watching the episodes of Sewing with Nancy. I learned some much and passed as much as I could to my students. I am a family and consumer science teacher with 38 years experience. I would love to read more about her personal life.

  • Karen Christensen
    March 9, 2019

    I would love to know Nancy’s story. I’ve watched her shows for years and always found them informative and creative. She was truly an amazing person and is sorely missed by many, including me.

  • Karen King
    March 9, 2019

    I have read Seams Unlikely and followed Nancy’s blog for many years. Many of her books are in our library and I have many on my own shelf, I am grateful to have learned so much from her. I too was saddened by her passing and yet inspired by the celebration of her life continued by her associates. Thank you for giving us all a common thread.

  • Pamela Soudry
    March 9, 2019

    I would love to read the rest of the story! Nancy inspired me to continue to sew!

  • Chris Wilkie
    March 9, 2019

    When Nancy died, I felt like I had lost one of my best friends, a member of my family. I had watched her from the very beginning and still do. She was one of nine people I lost in only ten months that year and I still get teary when I think about it. Miss her!

  • Rhonda Burgess
    March 9, 2019

    I recently read Nancy’s autobiography, and had to go to great lengths to get her book. I don’t consider myself a seamstress, but I do love sewing, creating, and quilting. I was amazed and in awe of her strength, integrity, and character! She was an amazing woman, and has left such a wonderful legacy. I greatly admire her. Thank you for this opportunity to possibly win this biography that tells of her strong faith!!!

  • Linda Gillette
    March 9, 2019

    I’ve been looking for inspiration to dig out the sewing machine and get back to this hobby from my youth. In reading about Nancy’s positive outlook, I would love learn more about her.

  • Carol Gardner
    March 9, 2019

    Although I never met Nancy personally I felt like I lost a dear friend when she died. Reading her autobiography was a look into the challenges in her life and how she faced and overcame them in a kind and loving way.

  • Gayle
    March 9, 2019

    Thank you for continuing with the Best of Sewing with Nancy. I am so sorry that she has passed; she was like a friend I saw every week, and I learned so much from her over the years. I was and still am inspired by her graciousness and community spirit. Although she is missed, she lives on in each of us who remember and admired her.

  • Cheryl Sanders
    March 9, 2019

    I felt so inspired by Nancy. She was truly a sewing genius. Her book Seams Unlikely was amazing. Sewing with Nancy is the highlight of my week.

  • Wendy Feen
    March 9, 2019

    I was fortunate enough to meet Nancy on a sewing weekend several years ago; even though surrounded by over a hundred people, Nancy had a wonderful way of making any individual she spoke to feel important to her. She started her early years selling and teaching in an area where I grew up, so I felt a bit of kinship to her early days. Sewing has always been my place of comfort, and her ideas, creativity, and just being the person she was have been an inspiration to me, especially after reading her book “Seams Unlikely”. Rest in peace, Nancy. You are missed.

  • Gail StClair
    March 9, 2019

    I saw Nancy in Washington D.C. There were a lot of ladies there but she was very thoughtful of everyone who she spoke with and so very gentle. She has inspired me for many years.

  • Sandy Skaalure
    March 9, 2019

    I started quilting about 5 years ago and quickly heard about Nancy and her show and Nancy’s Notions. She has been an inspiration to me and I’m sad that she passed so soon after I discovered her quilting and sewing world!

  • Joan Deaver
    March 9, 2019

    I would love to read Nancy’s the Rest of the Story. I have followed her shows for years. I was lucky enough to get to meet her once when she was in Omaha, Ne. I remember her posing so I could take her picture. I have learned so much from her over the years.

  • Mary Pelc
    March 9, 2019

    I would love to win a copy of Nancy’s book she was a beautiful person. I was fortunate to meet her when she came to New York she was so gracious and wonderful. I have greatly missed her. I watched her shows always she shared so much of herself with others. She was a beautiful lady. Thank you Nancy for being such a great gift to all of us.

  • Susan H Cribbs
    March 9, 2019

    I really have no idea how long I watched Nancy’s show. in the beginning, it was because I loved to sew. Later, it was because I started quilting.
    It is so hard for me to realize that she is gone each time I watch the show.

  • Myrtahauger Hauger
    March 9, 2019

    I enjoyed her shows from the beginning. So nice to have a positive person to look forward to in Saturday. Her interviews at the end of the show showed what a caring person she was.

  • Margaret C.
    March 9, 2019

    Ever since “Sewing with Nancy” was available on my public broadcasting station, I watched and learned from Nancy. We had a lot of fun together and she taught me so much. She made everything seem to do-able for everyone with a very personal touch. I’m so sorry I never was able to meet her in person. I truly miss her.

  • Christine
    March 9, 2019

    Hello,
    I would love to win this book, I think that it would be very inspirational.
    Christine

  • Knella
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy’s personality and intelligence always shined in everything she did. I would be honored to win the book.

  • Cindy Lucento
    March 9, 2019

    I have enjoyed watching Nancy for many years. I am thankful that we can still enjoy spending time with her by watching shows again on our local PBS stations and via the website. I have her autobiography and would love to read this book by Richard also.
    She was such an icon in the sewing world and is greatly missed.

  • Mary Ellen Cain
    March 9, 2019

    I read the first book, Seams Unlikely, by Nancy and enjoyed it so much! I even used some things for a Sunday School lesson.
    Her faith is so inspiring and something we all can use more of! 🙂

  • Dosie Runge
    March 9, 2019

    Sewing with Nancy and Nancy Zeiman have been an integral part of my life for many years. I try to schedule my Saturday mornings around Sewing with Nancy and find myself very disappointed if it isn’t aired . Nancy has been an inspiration in my life and inmy sewing. I’ve learned so much from both her programs and her life.

  • Myla Houle
    March 9, 2019

    I never missed her show. I still tape all the reruns and refer to her guidance on the internet. I met her at Pullywap, WA, and she was so gracious. I was on vacation in Mexico when I saw that she had passed. I cried and told my pool mates that I felt my best friend was gone. Such a beautiful lady

  • Eva M Hada
    March 9, 2019

    I would love to own this book. This is the first I’ve heard of it. I’m so glad you wrote this. It was just heartbreaking when I heard of her death! So many of us loved her so much and she taught us a lot. Have several of her books and love them. She always gave us ways to save time. My heart goes out for you. I lost my husband of 53 years and I know what you are going thru. May God Bless!

  • Beverly
    March 9, 2019

    I have watched Nancy’s- Sewing With Nancy since she first started. I was a young, beginning sewist and learned a lot of sewing techniques from the show. I can only imagine the millions plus people who learned to sew by watching SWN. We are so grateful for Nancy’s vision and willingness to share her talents with the rest of the world. I was so saddened to learn of her illness and her finality here on earth. I’m sure she’s making robes for the angels in Heaven, maybe even teaching them to sew! Nancy is greatly missed but leaves behind an unparalleled legacy.

  • Eileen Hansen
    March 9, 2019

    a beautiful life, an inspiration, truly a Proverbs 31 Lady. you are missed. thank you for teaching & sharing

  • Deborah Fischer
    March 9, 2019

    Without realizing it, Nancy was, and continues, to be a huge inspration to me. Her tv persona and now the memory of her gives me courage t simply keep trying to improve myself and my handi-crafts one step at a time. Her business acumen also inspires me in my career. Nancy was a child of God who blessed many in numerous ways.

  • Carolyn T
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy continues to be my “go to” source for inspiration and sewing lessons.

  • Lori S
    March 9, 2019

    I learned to sew when I was very young, some 50 years ago. I did fine for many years, but when I found Nancy’s programs on PBS that’s when I learned to sew BETTER. To this day, when I encounter a challenge while creating a garment, I go to Nancy’s videos online. I always find an answer and learn something new! I like to refer to Nancy as the Julia Child of sewing. Her legacy is that she continues to be an exceptional teacher.

  • Cindy Ball
    March 9, 2019

    I wish Nancy’s daughter-in-laws and grand-daughters would continue by reading one of her books and doing projects in them.

  • Cindy Ball
    March 9, 2019

    SeW HaPpy to be a follower of Nancys. Still to this day.

  • Renea Tutt
    March 9, 2019

    I grew up watching Nancy see on TV. I’ve been seeing since I was 9 and I’m 62 now. I love the was Nancy could make everything seem so simple and easy to do. She gave me confidence to try anything!

  • Cheri L Thornton-Conner
    March 9, 2019

    I so enjoyed all the great shows and different gadgets Nancy brought about (never mind Amazing Designs machine embroidery patterns). I will so miss new material from her, but will enjoy her materials for decades to come….

  • Jane Hoffman
    March 9, 2019

    30+ years ago I met Nancy. I worked at a department store in Virginia, MN and was the fabric department manager. Nancy came to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for sewing and pattern alterations. I learned so much from her! She was entertaining, happy, enthusiastic and obviously in love with what she did! It carried over into all that she taught and shared! She touched me deeply. I was honored to share some one on one time with her as she prepared and packed up. I’ve never forgotten. I always made it a point to view all of her programs and learned, enjoyed and remembered. She was a beautiful, talented, wonderful woman who is greatly missed.

  • Kathleen A Lelvis
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was my “sewing instructor”, never having had the opportunity to take sewing classes in school. Thanks to Nancy, I was able to sew for my seven children, including school uniforms and proms, and loved every minute of it. I thoroughly enjoyed Nancy’s book, and even met her personally when I attended her sewing weekends in Beaver Dam, WI. I look forward to reading Richard’s bio of Nancy in the near future. What a tribute to a wonderful woman!

  • Brigitte Kochan
    March 9, 2019

    I recently finished a landscape quilt I started in 2012 after watching an episode of Nancy’s Sewing. I sewed garments but was not a “quilter”. I was inspired by Nancy and Natalie Sewell. I continue to be inspired each time I pick up one of Nancy’s “book that accompanies today’s program”. She is missed.

  • Eleanor Archuleta
    March 9, 2019

    I almost don’t remember a time when I didn’t watch Nancy on TV. I have many of her books and they have been a tremendous blessing. My favorite is “10, 20, 30 Minutes to Sew”.

  • susann e wurl
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was such a happy presence, and I am just glad to have been around when she was. I will always admire her.

  • Nancy McFall
    March 9, 2019

    I learned to sew with Nancy. Her lessons have added to the joys in my life. I would love to read this book.

  • Deborah Hollier
    March 9, 2019

    I would like to win a copy of “Nancy Zieman The Rest of the Story – A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends” because I love Nancy and would love to hear about how faith played a part in her life. She has inspired me in sewing and I have no doubt she will inspire me in faith.

  • Cyndi Duffin
    March 9, 2019

    I have always enjoyed Nancy and was fortunate to meet her at one of her events. She was a very lovely lady. I have learned so much from her programs and truly miss watching her on T.V. Richard, thank you for writing a book to continue her legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue without her.

  • Karen
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy’s was inspiration to everyone who watch her show. I collected some of her books.

  • Francine Shea
    March 9, 2019

    I just adored Miss Nancy. I loved how she didn’t let her disability hold her back from being a public figure. Her deliberate consciousness to promote woman both in our country and underrepresented countries, was so encouraging and heartfelt. She encouraged me to get into sewing; engage in sewing for charity, myself and for others. Her passing has not only left a huge hole in the hearts of her friends and family, but in the fellow sewists, like me, around the world. Her life demonstrates the power and love one person can have on the world, bringing people and communities together for positive change.

  • sylvia storey
    March 9, 2019

    I gained so much knowledge from watching Nancy. Her can-do attitude encouraged me to try things that were out of my comfort zone because I knew she would have the answer in one of her many shows.

  • ROBIN RODRIQUEZ
    March 9, 2019

    Loved her book and I miss her terribly. Look forward to this continued story.

  • Myrtahauger Hauger
    March 9, 2019

    I have watched her show since the begining. So nice to have someone so possitive. Her interviews at the end of the show showed what a positive person Nancy was. She made learning so much easier for so many people.

  • Joanna Stadler
    March 9, 2019

    Certainly Nancy is in a league of her own with so many accomplishments achieved yet staying the sincere, generous person to the end. Of course she will be missed…but also remembered most fondly…and that is what leaving a legacy means.

  • Karen Poole
    March 9, 2019

    I was so inspired by the Sewing with Nancy shows and I read her autobiography as soon as it came out. She has been a big inspiration to me. I’m 62 and have been seeing since about 6 years old, mostly self taught but learned so many great tips from watching her show and buying her instructional books! She also came out with her kids products right around the time I was working with my Quilt guild to start a Youth sewing guild! Not just for quilting but for all sewing! We have ages 8-14 both boys and girls who are so excited to learn. I would love to win a copy of the rest of the story! Thank you for doing this giveaway.

  • wanda
    March 9, 2019

    I miss Nancy so much.

  • Cindy Hillan
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was a great inspiration and teacher to many. I miss her, but still watch her videos on PBS. God bless her and her family.

  • Darlene Erickson
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was someone that everyone who sewed could look up to She was encouraging and felt that everyone could do it – with just a little instruction that she was wiling to give to us. What a wonderful person to all of us!

  • DebbieW
    March 9, 2019

    Many hide their pain while bringing learning and joy to others, would love to read Nancy’s story from her perspective, her husband’s, her family and friends, all of us so blessed by her presence in our lives.

  • Stef Greener
    March 9, 2019

    While I never got to meet Nancy, like many who watched her show for decades, I felt like I knew her. I’m a much more accomplished seamstress because of her wonderful instruction. I cried my way through “Seams Unlikely”. Tears of sadness and joy. I look forward to reading “The Rest of the Story”.

  • Marilyn Creathbaum
    March 9, 2019

    I have been watching Sewing with Nancy “forever” and have a number of her books and items from her catalog. Her methods are so senseable and easy to understand. I was shocked to learn of her illness and amazed at how she kept on as if she had so much more to share. She will be greatly missed in the sewing world.

  • Carol Burroughs
    March 9, 2019

    I loved watching Nancy’s shows, still watching them. I have learned quite a bit of sewing tips from her. I have several of her books and DVDs which I read and watch from time to time.

  • Patti Williamson
    March 9, 2019

    I’m just about finished her first book. Looking forward to to second one. I enjoyed watching her PBS show. I PVR’d it always.

  • Lorraine Novoa
    March 9, 2019

    From the bottom of my heart you were my inspiration Nancy, thank you. I have missed you and will forever miss you. I will keep watching your videos and reading your books and learning from you.

  • Marylou
    March 9, 2019

    I feel so Blessed to have been able to have the chance to view Nancy’s programs and learn so much and use her books and tools to help me along on my love of sewing and quilting.

  • Karan Bergeron
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was an encouraging person and truly lived the “as you are going” of scripture. She never stopped looking for a way to encourage others even when discouragements were all around her. I would be delighted in learning more about this beautiful person and her family and friends.

  • Jan Becherer
    March 9, 2019

    I met Nancy at a Sewing Expo in Lakeland, Florida several years ago after having watched her shows for many, many years. I signed up for every lecture she did there, and just wanted to hang out at her booth to be around her. She signed my copy of Seams Unlikely, which I treasure. She really surprised me when, the second day, she said, “Oh, I remember you from yesterday. You had on a pretty pink blouse.” That blew me away! What a lovely, loving, caring person Nancy was! I always told people that Nancy was my virtual best friend.

  • Eileen
    March 9, 2019

    I learned so much from Sewing with Nancy. I was able to my homesewn clothing look professional with the tips I learned from Nancy. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  • Judy Jones
    March 9, 2019

    I would love to read Richard’s book! Nancy was such an inspiring person and she continues to do so through Nancy Zieman.com.

  • Hannah W
    March 9, 2019

    Thank you for sharing the rest of Nancy’s story with us!

  • Deb Mui
    March 9, 2019

    I loved watching Nancy throughout the years. Her positive attitude and teaching abilities were an inspiration. Thank you for continuing to share her videos and her life.

  • Jane Farrar
    March 9, 2019

    I looked so forward to seeing Nancy’s shows and reading her blog. She was so wonderful at what she did — so creative and such a lady and great example to all of us who wanted to sew and quilt like she did. She was the kind of lady I would have loved to have as a neighbor!

  • Michele W
    March 9, 2019

    I have learned so much from watching Sewing with Nancy and continue to watch her programs. I also was able to thank her in person many years ago at the Sewing Expo in Puyallup, WA.

  • Becky
    March 9, 2019

    How lucky all of us that like to sewing are – to have been blessed to have Nancy Zieman and her knowledge cross our paths. She is a true treasure!!

  • KATHY LONERGAN
    March 9, 2019

    I so looked forward to Nancy’s shows every Saturday. They were always available to me in Illinois. John and I spent 6 months in Florida and I never could find them while there. So happy to return to Illinois so I could watch her shows. The BEST THING was I secured tickets to an Anniversary show in Madison that included her family in the audience. What FUN to be part of the celebration. Not sure what year it was by my friend Linda and I attended and had the most wonderful time and got to meet Nancy in person. Nancy was an inspiration to all of us whether we sew, quilt, embroider or have other creative outlets. Nancy is missed by all of us.

  • Janice
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy provided much inspiration to keep many sewers and and quilters on the right path to try something new. With her encouragement, there were many beautiful projects.

  • Patti B Strong
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was a welcomed daily visitor in our home. I became a better seamstress as did my relatives because of her shows. We were blessed to have had a road trip to the store in Beaver Dam.
    Nancy will forever be missed. However, her shows keep her alive in our hearts. Thank you for sharing her story. I look forward to reading it.

  • Chris Yavaraski
    March 9, 2019

    I’ll always have found memories of Nancy. I took one of her classes and she was just as charming in person as she was on TV.
    Great Lady!

  • Patti A.
    March 9, 2019

    Please enter me in the drawing. I watched so many of her shows and I also like those who commented learned so much. I truly find sure comfort in quilting I don’t know what I would do without it. I was lucky enough to meet Nancy if only for a few minutes years ago. Never forget it.

  • Lisa Toth
    March 9, 2019

    I ‘met’ Nancy’ a little later in life but all those years that I did watch her program I did feel a personal connection with her. She was that kind of lady.
    I was sad to hear of her passing. She is missed.

  • Sandra Fedler
    March 9, 2019

    When I retired in 1999, I knew I had to have an enjoyable hobby and decided it had to be sewing. I had done hand sewing in the past but not machine sewing. I knew I had a lot to learn and the best way was watching Nancy. I still have a lot to learn and go to my books that Nancy published to help me with projects I am working on. Thank you Nancy for always being there for me. Rest in Peace!

  • CHARLOTTE KEY
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was a creative influence to me plus she taught me many techniques that I had never tried before.

  • Judith Harvey
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy’s shows were the best but it was her sweet nature that I loved.

  • Rita Goeller
    March 9, 2019

    I would love to win this book. Nancy was such a inspiration to all of us, and her memory lives on. Bless her family.

  • Kathy Marie Boice
    March 9, 2019

    We lost a good teacher, friend, and wonderful person when Nancy passed away. She had great creating instinct and will be missed. I look forward to reading “The Rest of the Story”.

  • Marilyn Sterling
    March 9, 2019

    I am so sad to lose such a talented mentor. I watched Nancy for many years & learned so much from her. My prayers go out for your family for your loss. It is a great loss for those of us who depended on her for so many years and benefited from her knowledge & skills that she conveyed so skillfully to all of us. Sympathy & prayers to all of your family. Marilyn Sterling March 9, 2019

  • Linda
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy has been an inspiration to me for many years. I always enjoyed her ability to make the complex patterns doable. I loved her positive, encouraging way. I miss her greatly.

  • Amanda
    March 9, 2019

    I grew up watching Nancy’s shows with my mom on our local PBS station and have many fond memories of how it built our shared love of sewing and helped me improve my sewing skills.

  • Susan
    March 9, 2019

    I saw Nancy a few times at Sew Expo in Puyallup, Washington, she was very gracious to everyone and when she had a book signing she didn’t rush you thru the line. She took the time to speak to everyone and also took the time so you could take a picture with her.

  • Ann Smith
    March 9, 2019

    I finished reading “Seams Unlikely” about a month ago and would take the book with me on trips and when I had different appointments. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book every time I had a little spare time. I have been sewing since I was a small child which was a very long time ago, and have watched Nancy’s programs when they were available in my area. I think of her sometimes when I am sewing or embroidering, she was a very smart lady and overcame a lot. So thankful for her loving family and friends; her faith brought her through many challenges.

  • Donna W
    March 9, 2019

    Saturday morning watching Sewing with Nancy is a ritual in my house. I also enjoy going to Beaver Dam and shopping in the store. She was a wonderful person and greatly missed.

  • Patricia Roberts
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was truly a good example of a Christian woman, modest, humble, joyful and always serving others. She was a great lady! We miss her.

  • Marilyn Dunstan
    March 9, 2019

    I have watched Sewing With Nancy for many years and have used so many of her instructions to help me with projects. And then she had Betty Cotton on so I made a quilt from those days and to the sweatshirts from Mary Mulari. When I got my embroidery machine, there was Nancy giving all kinds of info to follow. Thank you Nancy and her Team.

  • Kathy Brush
    March 9, 2019

    I have several of Nancy’s books on my shelves. They are my go to when I have something I don’t know how to do. She had such an impact on sewing, and also in sewing becoming a wonderful hobby for me. Thank you Nancy.

  • Peggy Babb
    March 9, 2019

    I have enjoyed watching Nancy’s programs and using her books over the years. I’ve watched her for Many, many years. She was such an inspiration and help as I sewed for my family. I began sewing at age 5. I joined 4-H when I was 9. I won many championships in 4-H. I also did well in “Make-It-Yourself With Wool” competitions, placing 3rd in the Colorado State competition. With tips from Nancy, I had the courage to make Men’s suits and all my 3 daughters clothing.

  • Jan Curtaz
    March 9, 2019

    Oh my gosh! So many lovely tributes. I can only add Ditto! to them all. When Nancy did a class in Sacramento, she autographed some brand new Baby Lock Ellissimo embroidery machines. I am so pleased that I have one of those machines! I probably will never ‘upgrade’ because I don’t want to let it go.

  • Juanita R. Decquir
    March 9, 2019

    I have not read any of the books but I am still a fan of Nancy. I have several of her sewing and quilting books and still watch the old shows on PBS or on the computer. I still use many of the sewing shortcuts that were taught on the show.

  • Shirley Clark
    March 9, 2019

    She certainly left an impact on me! I was so fortunate to meet her at a BabyLock event a few years ago. She made all of us feel so welcome. She could make us laugh one minute and cry the next. She will forever be missed by those whose lives she touched!

  • Beverly
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy has been part of my life for many, many years from her shows on TV, books, Sewing Weekend in Beaver Dam, Quilt Expo in Madison, and the internet. She was an inspiration and a motivator. She “planted many seeds” in lots of people, and the results are showing up in several generations.

  • Anne Scott
    March 9, 2019

    I watched Nancy Zieman for years and learned do much from her. I learned many “tricks of the trade”, made things from her designs, etc. Finally, I will always treasure my memories of meeting Nancy Zieman in person, as well as our picture together. She was such a classy lady. She is missed so much by so many.

  • Merriam Weglarz
    March 9, 2019

    I truly miss Nancy. A super individual.

  • Ola Norman
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy gave so much to the quilting world. She was so talented.

  • Rebecca Monnin
    March 9, 2019

    I watched Sewing with Nancy episodes from the very beginning. She rekindled my love for sewing and I learned a great deal from her. When “Seams Unlikely” was published, I took it everywhere and read anywhere from paragraphs to several pages at a time. I was amazed at the similarities of our two lives! I don’t believe in coincidences. I came to appreciate Nancy and her gifts as I learned improved techniques. She instilled confidence to boldly go forward and not fear a project, whatever it might be. I have seldom encountered an individual who possessed so many wonderful qualities, skills, and abilities.

  • Barb K
    March 9, 2019

    I read Nancy’s first book “Seams Unlikely” and enjoyed it very much–I would enjoy reading the follow-up.

  • Elizabeth Lewis
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy gave so much to so many, in so many ways. Thank you for sharing more of her life and faith with us.

  • Carla Gilbert
    March 9, 2019

    What a wonderful person and seamstress. She didn’t let her talents go to waste. Miss her.

  • Janice Neff
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was an icon in the quilting word and will also be remembered for her great attitude and quilting ability, she shared so much expertise with everyone. I would love to read the latest book on her life.

  • Therese Bocchino
    March 9, 2019

    I have admired Nancy for some time now. There are many good qualities she possessed. I learned so much from her, she was such a good teacher. She had a peace and calmness about her. I look forward to reading ‘The Rest of the Story”.

  • Elaine
    March 9, 2019

    I watched sewing with Nancy for many years and I still record it. Nancy made sewing so doable her instructions are the best. I was so sad to hear that she had cancer. She was a beautiful and inspiring lady. I would love to read her story.

  • Rosale Bolstad
    March 9, 2019

    Without Nancy, I would not have the love of sewing and the gained knowledge of quilting I have today. She inspired me to go beyond what I knew and to try the unknown. Nancy has been a blessing in my life.

  • Jodi Foster
    March 9, 2019

    I’ve learned so much from Nancy. So many times I’ll be making something and am stumped. Then I’ll remember something Nancy said and it all works out.

  • Debra
    March 9, 2019

    I read “Seams Unlikely” and thoroughly enjoyed learning about Nancy’s journey, personal and professional. I especially loved reading about her time at Stout as I was also a student there at the same time, and we were even in a class together! Her memories of that period in her life reminded me of those college days. I would love to read the new book, continuing the story.

  • Lynn
    March 9, 2019

    Thank you Nancy for being in our lives. You are missed.

  • Donna Siburt
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was an inspiration to so many. She inspired me to get my sewing machine back out and then progress to quilting and embroidery. I am so goad you contnue to show her programs. God bless!

  • Judy
    March 9, 2019

    Over the years I watched many episodes of Sewing with Nancy and enjoyed every one of them.

  • Darleen Cordero
    March 9, 2019

    What can possibly be said…, I miss her very much.

  • Karen Bernhard
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy’s show and her store are my inspiration to sew, quilt and try new techniques. Always loved taking her class at her Sewing Weekend in Beaver Dam.

  • Lex Appel
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy is sorely missed by the sewing community. I’ve learned so much & have been so inspired by watching her show!

  • Joyce Parkison
    March 9, 2019

    I truly loved Nancy’s book Seams Unlikely. I am so glad her husband has continued her story. I cannot wait to read it! Nancy is my sewing heroine!

  • Ruth Lutz
    March 9, 2019

    Although I never had the privilege of meeting Nancy, I felt we were dear friends. She came to my home each week via her PBS program and taught me to be a better seamstress. She sparked my creativity with new projects and ideas and her books and patterns helped refine more complex techniques. I am so grateful for the impact she had on my life and she is deeply missed.

  • Joy Burch
    March 9, 2019

    I loved her book Seams Unlikely. I would like to read this one. I went to two seminars at her place in Wisconsin and loved it and loved meeting her. She will always be a part of my sewing memories and knowledge.

  • Laurie
    March 9, 2019

    I have always enjoyed Nancy’s sewing shows and notions. I have learned so much from her over the years. I love the sewing short cuts that she showed on her shows. She made sewing so much easier and relaxing for me. She is dearly missed. RIP Nancy.

  • Peggy M Miller
    March 9, 2019

    I remember looking forward to watching Sewing with Nancy on Saturday mornings since I was young. I learning to sew from all her videos. She inspired me and so many others. She is dearly missed!

  • Cynthia
    March 9, 2019

    I also truly enjoyed Nancy’s book, Seams Unlikely.
    I would love to hear the “rest of the story”.

    Nancy truly was a treasure and an inspiration to many of us. I attended a seminar in Beaver Dam and I so enjoyed listening and watching her teach and entertain. Her sense of humor really made me smile!

  • Patti
    March 9, 2019

    I feel as though I’ve watched Nancy all my life. I miss the show so much. I would love to ready both her and her husband’s book about her life.

  • Jan Gill
    March 9, 2019

    After losing a child, Nancy’s program on Landscape Quilting inspired me to create one in honor of my child. What a healing experience that wouldn’t have happened without Nancy and her show.

  • kathy
    March 9, 2019

    This is one book that I really want to read. Thank you to Richard for writing this book. I cannot imagine losing the love of my life and being able to share your story with the rest of the world.

  • Maureen Juracich
    March 9, 2019

    This great teacher was a tremendous part of my life, and our families. She was watched on Wisconsin Public Television every Saturday morning that she was on. . Our sons and daughters, and some of our grandchildren have learned how to sew from Nancy. Am hoping her books are in every school and library as an incentive for everyone to learn the importance of knowing how to sew. We are thinking of the loss her family has as we miss her, too, especially at Quilt Expo in Madison, WI. I think of her often as I quilt and sew. Her work to spread charitable sewing is amazing.

  • Susan Schwenke
    March 9, 2019

    I recently read Nancy’s autobiography, “Seams Unlikely” . I found it very inspiring! She faced physical challenges most of us won’t have to face, yet with her Godly faith and good family-ethics upbringing, she did not use her physical setbacks to keep her from moving forward and reaching toward goals. Her faithfulness in teaching Sunday School for decades and her faithfulness to the needs of her family are a catalyst to those seeking a fulfilling life. When I reached the end of Nancy’s book, I found myself curious to know more. I’m looking forward to the opportunity of reading Richard’s biography of the rest of Nancy’s story!

  • Pat
    March 9, 2019

    It would be an honor to win this loving tribute to Nancy and her final years. She continues to be an example of grace through adversity.

  • Cathy
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was a part of my Saturdays for years. She made me believe I could sew. I loved her charity segments, and they have provided me numerous outlets for my creativity. Although I never met her here on earth, I pray I do in heaven. She was the kind of woman I strive to be. God bless you!

  • Mary Nasvik
    March 9, 2019

    Love the show — still watching it. I would love to get the book to read the insights from Richard.

  • Barbara Merdian
    March 9, 2019

    I miss having that quite time with Nancy and all the wonderful people she shared with all her fans. She was such a friend, even though we never meet in person. My whole circle of family and friends knew of her and what she gave to the world and got the rewards of her teachings. And now my son and his sister and her husband all know the art of sewing and they share it with others. And this is all due to the wonderful, caring, sharing, loving person, my friend and mentor, by the name of NANCY. ” rip with the angels Nancy”

  • Frances
    March 9, 2019

    It would be a huge honor to win this giveaway. I followed Nancy pretty much from her beginning, or very shortly thereafter. As soon as her show expanded to other PBS stations, I watched and learned ever so much from her. I was fortunate to meet her twice, and though we didn’t really “know” each other, I still miss her. Thank for this opportunity.

  • Dorothy A Steingrubey
    March 9, 2019

    I watched Nancy’s tv shows for many years and was always inspired by her. I would love to read her book and the one her husband wrote. She was a special lady.

  • Susan Bundy
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was truly an inspiration to all of us and continues to be. (Just ordered her pattern adjustment book recently). I learned about her life in the 1st book. I am looking forward to the second book, as I never got the chance to meet her in person. Through books and shows-I have always felt like I knew her. She is missed.

  • Lorrie Elle
    March 9, 2019

    Hello!

    The memory of the wonderful Nancy Zieman will arouse good feelings of interest in sewers and crafters for ages. Her creations are lovingly sewn in the hearts of many who love her. Nancy not only sewed with talent; she left a legacy to her family of strong principles and life is more hopeful, living is more worthwhile because of her very visible love for her family and close friends. First Lady of Sewing, Nancy, I admire you, and, because of you, I will always be equipped in working out the details of my sewing projects with confidence. May you rest in peace, until we see you in that perfect day of the second coming of our Lord. You are an angel of perfect meekness and gentle love. I live by your fine example as a devoted wife, loving mother, and hard worker of many skills and generous talents. Thanks to your beloved husband and family for sharing you with so many of your fans. Be blessed!

  • CINDY ROANHORSE
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy is deeply missed, I looked forward to watching her on my TV every Saturday morning, that was my morning with Nancy, when the episode comes to a close I feel heart warmed that she is still here today. Even when I am sewing, I would think to myself “What would Nancy do?”… I miss Nancy. Bless her family dear Lord….

  • connie dial
    March 9, 2019

    Sewing with Nancy has been a part of my life since 1989, when my mother got me started watching while she was visiting. She was an avid sewer and I have learned so much from her shows and never wanted to miss any of them. She was such a big part in all of our lives and will always be in our hearts.

  • CARLA
    March 9, 2019

    I am pushing 73 years ‘YOUNG” & I have been watching Nancy on PBS in Virginia Beach VA. Now that I have a computer I can watch more shows on my time as they never have them on enough for me. I watch each episode and wonder with amazement the knowledge that Nancy had with sewing anything. You name it – Quilting, Embroidery, making patterns, making your own clothes and the list goes on and on. I have learned so much from watching her on TV along with the guests that she would have on her show. She was so expert in all things sewing. She was taken way too soon. Keep the emails coming. I save them all in a file folder on my computer and if the item I want to read about doesn’t open up anymore, at least it gives me the information to go to the website and look for it. I also use to get catalogs from Nancy’s Notions. I would love to win the book on her life as she was the “GREATIST”.

  • Kathy Blankenship
    March 9, 2019

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Nancy in person but have come to know and love her through Sewing with Nancy. Her faith and strength shone brightly through her personality. She was a true reflection of faith. I have learned so much from her. I am thrilled at her perseverance to plan for the team to carry on her legacy. I wish many more years for her TV series and business.

  • Linda H
    March 9, 2019

    I really enjoyed reading her book “Seams Unlikely”. I met her once at Quilt Expo in Madison. What a wonderful person. Would love to read this book also.

  • Cindy Cooke
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy Zieman made even the most difficult of sewing tasks seem within my reach. I first saw her programs on PBS back when I was a young mother. Her programs, with ideas and methods to make them, was a mecca for me during the busy days of raising 3 boistrous boys and a sweet little girl who followed in their tracks always. I looked for things I could make and use to make my house seem more like home as well as lively. She never failed to offer up her personal generosity in ways I could emulate. I still can’t believe she is gone from us, and I am ever grateful that you have continued blessing us with more programs in her own particular genre. Thank you, and thanks for the opportunity to win the book. Blessings on your days.

  • Janine
    March 9, 2019

    I greatly enjoyed Nancy’s biography and would love to read this also. Though I never met her, she helped me become a better sewer and I was saddened to hear of her passing.

  • Joyce
    March 9, 2019

    It would be impossible to have an exact account of how many lives Nancy touched and influenced. All I know is that I’m very pleased to have been a fan for many years and continue to enjoy the fruits of her work.

  • Patricia Stark
    March 9, 2019

    I loved learning from her. Then she helped me stand up.

  • annette rady
    March 9, 2019

    I consider one of the highlights of my sewing life to have been an attendee at one of Nancy’s last Babylock retreats. This was in 2015 in King of Prussia PA. She was so gracious to all of us and even sign her first book for me.

  • Martha Roseen
    March 9, 2019

    Watching Nancy on PBS was often the highlight of my day. When I finally made the trip to the Sewing weekend- it was wonderful to see her in person. I have read her autobiography, and so enjoyed it – there were times in her life journey when she was geographically close to where I was in Indiana. I look forward to reading this new book.

  • Susan Vernon
    March 9, 2019

    I grew up with Nancy and have always admired her strength, courage and entrepreneurship.

  • Corrine K Schlomer
    March 9, 2019

    I like so many others was a fan of Sewing with Nancy. My husband and two grown children know exactly who Nancy Zieman was as I never wanted to miss her sewing show! However, upon reading Seams Unlikely, I felt an even closer connection to Nancy. I also survived extreme health issues as a child. (I had open heart surgery at 3 years of age and I faced cancer as a young mother.) I too have been a teacher all my life. (Elementary for many years and now I teach piano lessons.) I always respected Nancy’s abilty to teach but her sincerity of spirit is what always shone through. I believe that sincerity was Nancy living her Christiian faith. When you’re a Christian is just shows in all parts of your life. And it certainly did in Nancy’s life. Even though I never met Nancy personally, I feel like she was my good friend. I caught my love of sewing from my mother and spent many happy summers sewing with her during my teenage years. But once I was on my own teaching in a tiny midwest town, Nancy’s show was something I looked forward to every weekend! Nancy helped me continually improve my sewing abilities. She made me believe I could tackle any sewing project if I just broke it down into small parts or time segments. Remember 10-20-30 minutes to sew? I still use that philosophy with sewing or almost any task I tackle today. I consider that “attitude” which I caught from Nancy to be one of her greatest gifts to me. Thank you Nancy!

  • Kaye Miller
    March 9, 2019

    I loved watching Nancy’s programs from the beginning. There were so many ideas to try. I learned so much. I have an autoimmune condition which has made it harder to see large projects, but she had so many smaller projects that I could still dream and create. I got to talk with her at the Sewing Expo in Puyallup, WA. I was amazed that she was so patient and kind in the hectic atmosphere of such a stimulating and busy event. She was such a beautiful person.

  • Barbara Thomas
    March 9, 2019

    Just Thank you for Nancy, without you, Richard, she never would have touched so very many of us. There is a big gap in our day from when we watched her every morning. Thank you she is missed.

  • Clovis
    March 9, 2019

    I have watched many Sewing with Nancy shows. You learn something you might have missed before.

  • Gail Hudson
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was such an inspiration to me, after watching her, I promised myself that learning to quilt would be at the top of my bucket list when I retired. I kept that promise and because of her, 9 years later, I now quilt and embroider. She taught me so much.

  • Kaye Miller
    March 9, 2019

    I watched “Sewing With Nancy” from the beginning, and enjoyed every episode. I was so proud when she shared on her show one of my sewing projects with a picture of my granddaughters.
    I met her at the Sewing Expo in Puyallup, and was amazed at her beauty, kindness, and willingness to talk with people between classes in the hectic atmosphere of the event.
    I have an autoimmune condition which has made sewing large projects difficult, but Nancy always had new, smaller projects, too. I have loved her ideas and generosity of spirit.

  • Janet
    March 9, 2019

    nancy taught me how to sew but more importantly she taught me to LOVE sewing. i continue to watch her pbs series and still find a tidbit that improves my sewing experience. thank you for offering this wonderful give-a-way. keeping my fingers crossed. janet

  • Lee Ann Wagner
    March 9, 2019

    Have followed Nancy for years and learned so much from her. I watched many PBS “Sewing with Nancy” shows. She was an inspiration and an amazing woman. Would love to read her book and learn more about her story!

  • Patricia Hersl
    March 9, 2019

    My friend whom I never met.

  • Ann Andrews
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was a personal friend to me (or so it seemed). In my early sewing days, I taped the videos and still have the collection (and a VCR which plays them). When I want to know how to do something, I look at some of the many books which I acquired through Nancy’s shows or Nancy’s Notions. I certainly would like to read Nancy’s story, because I certainly cared so much about this great teacher. She and I shared some physical problems. She was a strong person.

  • Betty Elsner
    March 9, 2019

    I loved Nancy!

  • Karen B.
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was the type of women everyone should aspire to be. I read her book, and want to read Richards also.
    i was privileged to attend Pfaff conventions years ago when Nancy was an ambassador for Pfaff. She was genuine, humble, and a very lovely true lady. That began my strong admiration of her, and it lives on.

  • Carol Netzler
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was an inspiration! I read Seams Unlikely and would never have imagined all of the challenges Nancy overcame. She was such a go-getter. I never knew her personally, but I think of her often when I need inspiration, not only in sewing but in life.

  • Kathy Mehesy
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy’s life was a testimony how God’s grace holds believers up in midst of trials and tribulations.

  • Nancy gave us all “sew” much. She is missed.

  • Lorna
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was a true inspiration that came into my home every week helping me develop new sewing or quilting skills. Her legacy lives on. Thank you for an opportunity to win this book.

  • Marti Schlagel
    March 9, 2019

    I have watched “Sewing with Nancy” for years. I usually watch it on Saturday morning. I am a nurse and for many years was unable to do much sewing but Nancy always inspired me to keep trying to find 10 minutes of sewing. I am so sorry for your loss and the loss to the sewing community.
    Bless you for bringing these fond memories to us.
    Marti Schlagel

  • Bertha Goggin
    March 9, 2019

    I watched Nancy from her beginning on PBS. I learned many things, and loved her genuine style on TV. Looking forward to reading the rest of the story.

  • Debbie
    March 9, 2019

    I have watched Nancy for so many years and still refer to her books so often. Thank you for the chance to read this book.

  • Joyce Schoonover
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy has always been an inspiration. I enjoyed watching her show when I wasn’t working. How easily she put things together. Combining color and design in an easy to manage fashion. I loved how she promoted sewing for charity and helping new entrepreneurs. I would love to read the rest of the story. I did meet Nancy in Lakeland and took her class. Her leg was already bothering her. I have kept her and the family in prayers.

  • Laura
    March 9, 2019

    Love Nancy’s Notions…everything you see on the shows, great customer service….couldn’t ask for more

  • bonnie firth
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy came into my home every Thursday afternoon. Her teaching style was so easy and a true inspiration not only to sew but to also confidently journey on. Thanks for the lessons.

  • Gail
    March 9, 2019

    I learned about quilting from Nancy, but what really attracted me to her was her faith. Thank you for continuing her story.

  • Gail Zirtzlaff
    March 9, 2019

    As a home economist myself, I loved watching and listening to Nancy Z’s PBS shows. I still watch them when they are on (Tuesdays and Sundays on Idaho PBS), and still think of Nancy as someone I can learn from.
    Blessings to all her family and staff, as I am sure you all miss her even more than her viewers do.

  • Barbara H. A.
    March 9, 2019

    I still rewatch Sewing With Nancy shows when sewing and quilting. We all miss her and the inspiring lessons she taught us through the years. Thank you Richard Zieman for giving us the rest of her story. She was truly one if a kind.

  • Karen
    March 9, 2019

    I still enjoy watching her shows and learning. I couldn’t hardly wait for the new seasons to begin, but one thing in life we can count on is CHANGE.

  • Louise M Haddon
    March 9, 2019

    Still watch Nancy most Saturdays and have for many many years.
    she will truly be missed.

  • Peggy Swaffer
    March 9, 2019

    We do not get PBS here so not able to watch Nancy’s programs but have watch all the ones she would share on her program on the internet. I have her Seams Unlikely book and shed a few tears while reading it. She was a very special lady and left a big
    empty spot in the sewing world. If I don’t win this book I will order the book so I can read “the rest of the story” and thank you Mr. Zieman for writing the story. It must have been difficult at times for you.

  • Linda Meyer
    March 9, 2019

    I started watching Sewing with Nancy on PBS when it first began. I’ve collected a nice library of sewing books with the vast majority being written by Nancy. I also have “Seams Unlikely”. I still watch reruns of her programs. She surely is missed by all her fans in the sewing world.

  • Lana Beck
    March 9, 2019

    I have really enjoyed Nancy’s teaching method. I particularly enjoyed the episode where she sewed with her two granddaughters. I recorded her quite a few of her shows and enjoy reviewing them. I’ll miss her.

  • L Watson
    March 9, 2019

    I miss her, I still enjoy her shows. I have read her book which was wonderful, her life helps others with their life. If I miss her as much as I do and was not a personal friend, I can only imagine the impact of her life on those close to her. It would be very nice to be able to read the second book…God bless to the Zieman family.

  • Delois Campbell
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was such an ideal person. I wish I could have met her personally. Her book, Seams Unlikely, inspired me even more as I read how she maintained her faith and overcame challenges.

  • Louise Johnson
    March 9, 2019

    Some of the times of growing up that my 4 children seem to talk about more than I ever expected are about my religiously watching and taping Sew with Nancy. They were not very old when they knew to not bother Mommy when she is watching Sewing with Nancy. I feel sad and also inspired when I think of Nancy’s illness, death, and amazing life. It was a blessing to know her even if it was only through the television.

  • Anne
    March 9, 2019

    My mom used to watch her while she was quilting. And ever so often I can see her on reruns. I just started, my mom just stopped. But I’ve enjoyed the episodes I’ve watched. Thank you for still airing them. Anne

  • Theil Dooley
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy was a wonderful woman who shared her talents every week with all her sewing fans. I have learned so much from watching her shows and I always wanted to meet her. She truly was a great woman!

  • Karen L.
    March 9, 2019

    It’s truly amazing to think about the success of Nancy Zieman when she had so many trials in life. She is an inspiration to all who have ever watched one of her shows. She was always so graceful and a wonderful host to guests. Sure do miss her!

  • Edna Marks
    March 9, 2019

    I watched Nancy for years, always enjoyed her show and always learned something new from them. She is missed by so many.

  • Lu Rae Smith
    March 9, 2019

    I would love to win a copy of her book. She was always an inspiration to me, watching Sewing With Nancy I learned a lot of different techniques.

  • Audrey Harrill
    March 9, 2019

    I have learned a great deal over the years from reading Nancy’s instructional books and watching (and re-watching) the shows. I thoroughly enjoyed her memoir and will be purchasing Richard’s book.

  • Marianna Teague
    March 9, 2019

    I so enjoyed and still enjoy watching her show . I have learned so much from watching her. She was a very talented lady. I met her one time years ago and she was very friendly. She inspired me to be better and try new things.

  • Jennifer Reinke
    March 9, 2019

    How wonderful to have a second book! She was such an inspiration for me in my sewing and quilting journey. I miss seeing her–Nancy was a true blessing to those she came in contact with.

  • Rebecca Loach
    March 9, 2019

    I have read Nancy’s autobiography and would love to read the rest of the story her husband has written. She was a great inspiration to many.

  • Kathy Kuhnle
    March 9, 2019

    I have the first book and would love to read the rest of the story. I have followed Nancy’s career from the begining.

  • Terry Humenik
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy is my hero and I am a fan of her books and TV show. If there is ever anything that I want to learn about sewing or quilting I always know I can look it up and see how Nancy does it. I retired as a hospice nurse 3 1/2 years ago and yet was heartbroken to read of her death after her brave battle with cancer. Her courage and welcoming personality have inspired me and many others. May God continue to bless her.

  • Marie Naves
    March 9, 2019

    I enjoyed recording and watching Nancy’s videos for years and have many of her books. I felt like I lost a personal friend when she died. I read the book she wrote about her life, and it was an inspiration to me. I lost the vision on the right side of both eyes due to surgery. Nancy’s story made me feel that if she could cope with her health problems, I could certainly learn to cope and get along with my vision loss. And, I have! I’m looking forward to reading “The Rest of the Story”.

  • Janet johnson
    March 9, 2019

    Although I never met her, I feel like we were good friends. She taught me so many little things about sewing. I miss her often. It is so lovely to watch one of her old shows even though I’ve seen most of them at least once, It’s nice to refresh the information. She was loved by so many. Thank you, Nancy.

  • Helen Glover
    March 9, 2019

    I have watched Sewing with Nancy for years and learned so much from this wonderful lady. I miss her very much. I am currently making the 2019 Block of the Month being offered by Nancy Zeiman productions and am so happy to have something tangible to remember her by. Thanks to everyone who works there and to her loving family for making this all possible. It has really blessed my life. Can’t wait to read the books!

  • Patricia Cash
    March 9, 2019

    Over the many years that I watched Sewing With Nancy, I have seen my sewing skill improve with all of the techniques I learned from Nancy. She shared things that made sewing come easier and her love for sewing made my days shine. I’m sure there’s a sewing room in heaven. I can’t wait to read the book.

  • Cy Swendsen
    March 9, 2019

    I was privileged to meet Nancy on 2 occasions. Both at her weekend classes 2 years apart. She was so gracious and welcoming and the seminar/retreat staff so helpful. Having watched her “Sewing with Nancy” for years I felt like I knew her, but also knew there was so much more to her caring attitude.
    As a Mom who has seen her youngest daughter enter Heaven’s gates due to a “devastatingly catastrophic medical event” at age 29, I understand how Faith plays a great part in living life after such a loss.
    I would love to read your book that honors Nancy’s life.

  • Mary Jean Gross
    March 9, 2019

    The world lost a wonderful person when Nancy died. All the things I know about sewing I learned from her. Still watch her programs on my VCR.

  • Cathy Klaseus Neve
    March 9, 2019

    I always look forward to watching “Sewing with Nancy!” It helped me as a new sewer to gain confidence in sewing garments. Thank you for sharing her life with us!

  • Kitty Sims
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy had so much common sense and had the vision of easier ways to do things, that most of us do the “old” way. I love to review her videos, and have them saved in a special “sewing” folder on my computer. She had such a peace about her that it made us viewers relax and soak it all in. I’ve read her Seams Unlikely, and won’t delete it from my Kindle, so I can go back and read parts, or all, whenever I want to. I look forward to someday reading “The Rest of the Story.” She is greatly missed by all.

  • Harriet Wetherell
    March 9, 2019

    Reminded of Nancy every time I use her patterns, use her books and dvds . It is with great fondness that I appreciate her story.

  • MaryAnn Woitas
    March 9, 2019

    As many others, I truly miss Nancy. I so hoped to see her at the Wisconsin Quilt Show in Nancy’s Notions booth a few years ago. I purchased fabric at the retail shop on one of our trips and think of Nancy each time I see it hanging on my sewing room wall.

  • Ginny
    March 9, 2019

    I loved going to the sewing weekend and seeing Nancy. It was always a fun, exciting and inspiring time

  • Karen
    March 9, 2019

    I always enjoyed watching Nancy on my local PBS station and still watch any and all Sewing With Nancy shows when they are televised. I feel like I have lost a friend.

  • Marcia
    March 9, 2019

    I continually think of Nancy when I use all her items. I have reread her book, Seams Unlikely. I enjoy all her teaching techniques, from my DVDs, templates & books. I cont to enjoy her presentations on public tv. She was a wonderful inspiration, who has encouraged the sewing, quilting, & embroidery skills of so many people.

  • Kim Rayburn
    March 9, 2019

    I truly admired Nancy for the success she made of her career and the challenges she overcame. I learned so much from her show, it was like having a friend coming over every week to sew together. RIP Nancy.

  • Alice
    March 9, 2019

    I absolutely loved Seams Unlikely and am thankful to have had the opportunity to tell Nancy how inspirational her story was to me. I look forward very much to reading this new book.

  • Sue P.
    March 9, 2019

    I have faithfully enjoyed “Sewing With Nancy” on Saturday mornings for years and am still watching. Nancy had a gift for explaining things at just the right speed and showing details up close so that you could feel like “I can make that!” I enjoyed her humble, sweet spirit. She never acted as though she was a “big deal.” I wish I could have met her in person, and I will always remember the sick feeling I got in my stomach when my sister called to tell me that she had read on the blog that Nancy had passed away. I felt like I had lost a dear friend when I had actually never met her in person. I would love to read both books.

  • C.Blasingame
    March 9, 2019

    Nancy inspired me again and again. I enjoyed her shows and looked forward to each one. She is definitely missed by me and many others!

  • Debbie Hayes
    March 9, 2019

    I have realized the last few years how many sewing tips I use everyday, that I learned from Nancy. She is missed so very much.

  • Judy
    March 9, 2019

    I have enjoyed many years of watching Sewing with Nancy. I was blessed to meet her in Puyallup,WA at the Sewing Expo, as well as at the Sew Expo in Madison, WI. She was a lovely lady.

  • Kristi Tausch
    March 10, 2019

    The Sewing With Nancy Program has helped me build confidence as a sewer. I really enjoy watching Nancy because I feel as if we are friends, chatting over a cup of coffee or tea. She is an accomplished sewer that wants to advance her craft. She just matter of factly shows us tips and secrets. She even would keep a program when a process had a little glitch, she would explain and move on. She helps me be brave to attempt new techniques. I remember my own mother introduced her to me. I am thankful for her passion and also thankful that she has written a book. I plan to read both books. Thank you to Nancy’s family for sharing her with us. She has left her mark on my life and I am forever changed.

  • Annette Canonica
    March 10, 2019

    I am truly inspired by Nancy. I wish her husband and family all the best – we are all truly blessed for having shared in her life.

  • Yolanda
    March 10, 2019

    I have enjoyed Nancy’s PBS programs since the 1980s. Her sewing tips have been helpful, but her gentle soul was even more engaging.

  • Marge Martin
    March 10, 2019

    I was truly saddened by her death and look forward to reading Richard’s book.

  • Margie Carlson
    March 10, 2019

    Nancy is such an inspiration and humanitarian. She achieved so much in her lifetime. I especially love that she wanted to help teach young children to learn to sew. She has taught me so much and I am grateful for all that she has shared.❤️

  • Karen
    March 10, 2019

    Being a self-taught seamstress, I learned from Nancy’s expertise while watching years of “Sewing with Nancy” on PBS. She was such a great inspiration and taught me so much. I used to live in WI and visited her Beaver Dam store many times. I wish I had been luck enough to meet her, but I still feel like she was my friend because I spent so much time with her programs! Thank you, Nancy!

  • Irene Arrigo
    March 10, 2019

    I can only imagine how sad her family is without her. I know how much I miss her. She gave me the courage to start sewing. I can hear her sewing machine buzzing in heaven!

  • Marilyn Stiller
    March 10, 2019

    I always looked forward to watching Sewing with Nancy as I learned so much from her. She is greatly missed.

  • Carol Floyd
    March 10, 2019

    Nancy was my inspiration and in many ways my mentor. Her ability to reach and teach was admirable. I cried when I heard she had passed. She was such a woman of faith and love. She is surely missed by millions of people, me included.

  • Sherry Hickey
    March 10, 2019

    Sewing with Nancy shows are still playing on my laptop in my sewing room! Nancy has taught me so much, and when I need to find a technique to help in my sewing/quilting, I know I can count on finding it in one of Nancy’s shows. Thank you for those shows. She was (and is still through her shows) a wonderful teacher and a great inspiration. I miss her greatly, but know she is in a better place.

  • Pam
    March 10, 2019

    I remember when I heard that Nancy had passed I thought, who is going to be my sewing mentor? No one can fill her shoes that is for sure. I met her at sewing expo’s and loved her humor when she did live shows at the Sewing Weekend in Beaver Dam. Silly I know, but I just can’t delete the last few episodes of Sewing with Nancy that she did. Maybe one day, but not yet. Yes, I know I can watch them on the website but for some reason it isn’t the same. I can’t imagine how all the staff keeps going without her presence. It must have been an awesome thing to be her friend.

  • Marilu Howard
    March 10, 2019

    I grew up watching Nancy’s show and her calm, assurance inspired me throughout the last several decades. I have not read her autobiography but through much of the blog, especially with her passing I see what a woman of faith reflects in her life. I am positive that she was greeted with “Welcome home good and faithful servant.” God bless and God bless the team keeping the company going.

  • Robin
    March 10, 2019

    I’ve watched Sewing with Nancy for many years and also have many of her books. I loved her teaching style. Although I originally learned to sew from family members, Nancy’s style was always to show potential new ways of doing things without judgment. I would love to read more about her, especially what she was like “off screen.” I have a feeling she was the same person 24 hours a day, which is refreshing in this day and age!

  • Vicky Griffin
    March 10, 2019

    Nancy was such an inspiration to me, both in sewing and in life.

  • Peggy V
    March 10, 2019

    I have grown in my sewing career with Nancy over the years. She influenced me to purchase a Pfaff 7570 embroidery machine, that was the machine she had on her show. So I purchased my machine at Sewing weekend. And from then on the race was on I became a Pfaff instructor at my local quilt shop and spend many hours working with new owners of their embroidery machines. I often referred to Nancy as my friend, and all that knew me, knew exactly who I was talking about. She had such a positive influence in my life and I am forever grateful to her. RIP Nancy!!!

  • Kathleen Pavin
    March 10, 2019

    I am so grateful to have had Nancy in my life. She was inspiring as a person as well as a businesswoman. Here family was fortunate in that she had such strong faith that helped everyone accept her diagnosis. I was privileged to meet Nancy 25 years ago when she visited my neighbor’s home. I was starstruck by her presence, but over time our other meetings made me appreciate her humbleness, talent and kindness.

  • Marilyn scott
    March 10, 2019

    I enjoyed her show very much. I learned a lot from her. I can’t wait for Saturday mornings to see what she is doing this time. Nancy was a great inspiration to me. She will be missed

  • linda reed
    March 10, 2019

    Nancy is and always will be an inspiration to me. Saturdays were Nancy times, I taped every one of the episodes so I could go back to them again and again. It was as if she was by MY side helping me through a new technique. I have most of her books and have begun the Landscaping quilt just recently. Her Jeans book I use constantly and presently am making jean quilts for our Veterans in a nursing home. The sweatshirt series is another of my favorites that I use often. Though the instruction part of the shows were wonderful, I so loved the visits with other sewers at the end of her shows. My daughter is very involved in the Cosplay and she did a wonderful visit with that. Many of them brought tears to my eyes and heart. Her bio was one I read within a week, i must have gone through 4 or more boxes of tissue. Her honesty was amazing, her strength phenomenal. I am certain she is teaching our Angels how best to make their robes! Thank you sir, for sharing her with us, with me! Her impact will forever be felt. I would love a copy of the Rest of the Story,,,,as finances allow I will proudly own one. Much love to you and your family. Thank you again.

  • Trish Weiner
    March 10, 2019

    I was lucky enough to have met Nancy at the Houston Quilt show a couple of years ago. She autographed Seems Unlikely for me and I have really enjoyed the book. Looking forward to reading Richard’s book next. She is missed!

  • Linda Jennings
    March 10, 2019

    I have watched Sewing with Nancy for years, she was inspirational, even thought I have sewn for about 60 years, I could always learn something new, weather it was an easier way to a certain thing or just something new altogether. I am 72 and would love to read both of the books. She was the best. Thank you Nancy for everything.

  • betty savage
    March 10, 2019

    I have watched and admired nancy for many many years. I am 76 and never when I have watch did I not learn something. she was an inspiration to everyone. god gave us an angel.

  • Doreen Linehan
    March 10, 2019

    I would love to win a copy of the book. Nancy was such an inspiration. When I got back into sewing years ago I found Nancy & Nancy’s Notions and purchased many books, tools and embroidery design there.

  • Paula J Kirkland
    March 10, 2019

    I have truly enjoyed watching Nancy. I once got a chance to meet her in Dallas. She was just as nice in person as she was on her television show. I have TiVo’d her show and I refer back to it quite often.

  • Donna F
    March 11, 2019

    I never got to meet Nancy in person but like so many others I watched and rewatched her shows and felt that I knew her. Although I knew how to sew before I began watching her show, she refined my skills and helped me through the things that I always avoided sewing. I own her autobiography and plan to read this book as well.

  • Carolyn Ashley
    March 11, 2019

    No other tv personalities passing had ever brought me to tears as did Nancy’s and continues to whenever I think of her.
    Her ability to inspire and patiently instruct her proven techniques simply for every level of skill and interest was profound.
    Saturday mornings aren’t the same now that my PBS provider doesn’t carry Sewing With Nancy. I planned my day around her show.
    Nancy’s guests presented widely different skills for our benefit but more importantly, teach is to incorporate how we can expand ourselves in serving others.

  • Bertie L Stringfellow
    March 11, 2019

    I have watched Nancy from the beginning, she always gave such detailed information, so calm and assuring, I loved her inspiration stories, I made chemo caps for friends. If I had a problem with a project, I knew where to go for help.
    I still have tears when I think of her, she was such an inspiration to anyone who knew and we all felt like she was our dear friend. I have her Seams Unlikely, made me feel closer to her and your family. I will miss her for the rest of my life.

  • Carolyn Wehmeyer
    March 11, 2019

    So thankful for Nancy and her practical sewing tips and hints and projects. She’s where I went first for information. Still watching her programs on PBS. I thank God for her and her display of her faith in God.

  • Suzy C.
    March 11, 2019

    How fortunate Heaven is to have Nancy there….. I imagine her teaching the Angels how to sew new gowns. Thank you Nancy for all you have shown us……

  • Kathleen Duncan
    March 11, 2019

    I remember watching Nancy in the early days, my kids nearby. I knew how to sew but picked up a few tips along the way. I’m looking forward to reading both books.

  • Jane Moore
    March 11, 2019

    Nancy helped me to continuously improve my sewing, push my creativity and think about what I could do for others. She was a great inspiration! I do miss her.

  • beth d.
    March 12, 2019

    I always liked sewing with nancy. I felt she was so personal in the way she taught us how to sew, quilt and machine embroidered.

  • Ellee
    March 12, 2019

    Nancy has taught me so much through the years. My life is much better for having Nancy’s influence.

  • Susan
    March 12, 2019

    Have not had the priviledge of reading any of the book, but they all sound so inspirational just like Nancy. Her gentle approach instilled confidence in many.

  • Nikki W
    March 12, 2019

    I have followed Nancy for years, from her very first TV show. I did not have the opportunity to read her first book, but I have been inspired by her work, her sewing and embroidery, and her perseverance through the years.

  • Carol Jansen
    March 13, 2019

    I have been watching Sewing With Nancy since it began. I am 72 and have learned so much from watching her shows. I became interested in landscape quilting from reading her book and her simple instructions and I make many of my own clothes. I began quilting a few years ago and made quilts for all of my grandchildren. I will truly miss her but she is always there on line. I can’t wait to read Richards book.

  • Betty Osterbur
    March 13, 2019

    I’m 89 years old and have watched Nancy forever!!! I cleaned house etc for this lovely lady for over 30 years. Knowing that I sewed she bought a small TV in the laundry room so that I could watch Nancy while I was doing her ironing. Have learned so much from her. I still make Quilts for family. Also at our church we make Quilts that are sent overseas to certain organizations. Would love to have her book!

  • Carol Wiitanen
    March 13, 2019

    I have been sewing since I was 10 years old and I watched
    Sewing with Nancy ever since it started.
    Being from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan we took a family
    trip specially to see her shop in New Berlin many years ago when it was the first building she started. I remember going around the shop and hoping to “run into her in person”!
    I bought her book “Seams Unlikely” and shared it with my “sewing sister”
    When Nancy passed away I felt like I lost my best friend.
    I am anxious to read the new book and keep on “Sewing With Nancy”

  • Sheila Hansen
    March 13, 2019

    I have always enjoyed Sewing with Nancy and I still take time if I can to watch old shows – she made us feel that we could tackle anything and she inspired so many of us to try. What a special gift she shared with us.

  • Beverly Elder
    March 13, 2019

    I don’t remember when I didn’t watch Sewing With Nancy. There were 3 or 4 other sewing shows that were pretty good but none as good and long-living as Nancy. I have been a sewer since about age 9 and I am now 86 and own and operate a small fabric store and do alterations and patching and so many thing I learned from Nancy have made it possible for me to repair many loved garments for my customers. I also was a sewer for college theater groups that very often had to figure out ways to “make things work”. Very often I would go home and turn on Nancy and 9 times out of 10 she would be showing me how to take care of the problem we had in the costume studio. She seemed to have a 6th sense. In those years I was able to attend the sewing conference in Puyallup, Washington and would always make sure I spent some time at Nancy’s booth. What a joy that was. Haven’t been able to get the recent books, but would enjoy having them for my “happy reading time”. I do so miss her.

  • Cindy K
    March 13, 2019

    I have not read her book yet. It is being passed around at our guild. I am thankful that her show is still being shown on PBS. I always watch it and learn something new even though I’ve seen them before. She was so down to earth and gracious. Her easy to follow directions made every sewer feel like they could accomplish any project.

  • Carol Michaletz
    March 14, 2019

    I hope I’m not too late! Have been out of town so getting to my emails late. Would love to have a chance to read this story.

  • Jean sparks
    March 14, 2019

    I just learned of nancy,’s passing and I am heartbroken. She will always be an inspiration to me.

  • Carla T
    March 14, 2019

    Well I am just starting to teach myself how to quilt and recently found Sewing With Nancy on PBS. I can’t wait to read the books about her life and explore the website to glean what I can on how to quilt and sew. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  • Pamela Magers
    March 16, 2019

    I just now found out Nancy Zieman died.
    I just want to send my condolences,, truly sorry.
    I have sew since junior high school off and on.
    Nancy show on PBS was an inspiration even to an oldd sewer like me.
    So happy she carried on despite her health issues.
    Thanks Richard for sharing her with everyone whom sewed or wanted to sew.
    Sincerely,
    Pam Magers-Lentz

  • Debra Sprague
    March 18, 2019

    I began watching Nancy a few years ago and loved her shows. Her instructions are always well thought out and I will continue purchasing her videos as long as they are made. I heard of her passing and felt the loss even though I never met her. I’m grateful that another book of her courage, faith and love has been written. That too will become a part of my collection.

  • Helen Jaroslawski
    March 23, 2019

    My sympathies to Nancy’s family and her sewing family. I loved her easy way of teaching,clear and simply explained.I will miss her. I would love to read her books

  • Judith Williams
    March 28, 2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed watching Nancy on the internet and hearing and seeing all her tips in sewing. She showed a faith through her programs and inspired me as I watched her. I have been sewing since I was a child and now sew with a couple of groups of women, for missions. I have learned different tips from Nancy and apply them in my sewing. Have bought one of her books on repairing and enjoyed the shortcuts on replacing a zipper. Have also bought some of the tools she has mentioned. Recently, I purchased a Baby-lock sewing machine from her site, my husband said but you have several sewing machines already. This one is much lighter and easier for me when I take it with me for these sewing groups and it has just the basic stitches I need for sewing quilts, pillowcases, Cancer hats, and bags for beads for children undergoing chemo. and many other items. I anxiously look forward to reading both books and hope I win one. I miss Nancy so much as she was an inspiration .

  • Gloria
    March 29, 2019

    Nancy has been and will continue to have an influence on my life in regards to her contributions to the sewing/quilting field and also her philosophy on life. I have enjoyed her retail store and sewing weekends for a better part of my life.

  • Sue Wieland
    April 1, 2019

    I read Nancy’s Autobiography, SEAMS UNLIKELY, and want to read THE REST OF THE STORY. I always loved to sew, and loved to watch Sewing With Nancy. She was an inspiration to all & overcame so many challenges with her health. She is truly missed!

  • Virginia Hickox
    July 16, 2019

    Nancy was my friend. We never met personally but like a sister I never had she was there on the tv chatting with me as if I was her dearest friend. I will forever miss her and look forward to our heavenly reunion. Till then.

  • Ronald Dunkleman
    July 29, 2019

    I’m a man, who have been watching Nancy for years. I’m not much of a good sewer, but have learned so much from her, on basic sewing to creative sewing. I enjoy sewing, but am not that good at it, so I have always appreciated what I could learn from Nancy, and her way of teaching that even I could understand, and actually do.

  • Judi Cujas
    August 2, 2019

    I was some how introduced to Nancy Zieman many years ago, long before her beautiful color catalog came into being. I believe my first copy might have only been several pages. I loved that she had unique sewing gadgets that were not available to me in my local sewing store. I was similarly introduced to her sewing shows via our local PBS station.

    I admired her in so many ways. She was definitely an entrepreneur and a front runner within the sewing industry. She found a way to fill the need of so many sewers throughout the country.

    I did have the pleasure of meeting her once at a sewing expo in Pittsburgh. I also have a photograph with her from that day. If my memory serves me correctly, I also attended a class that she taught at that venue. Like many others, I have read her book Seams Unlikely. I do look forward to the day when I read The Rest of the Story.

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