Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit on Display this March in Wisconsin
Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit on Display this March in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
Make plans this March to visit the Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit – hosted by the Dodge County Center for the Arts – DCCA, in Beaver Dam, Wis., February 28 through March 29, 2020. The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit features a large collection of original Landscape Wall Quilts designed and sewn by Nancy. In 1998, Nancy learned the art of landscape quilting from her longtime friend, Natalie Sewell, of Madison Wis.
Nancy Luedtke Zieman was born, on June 21, 1953, and she passed away November 14, 2017, at the age of 64. Today we celebrate Nancy as a fiber artist, businesswoman, home economist, national sewing authority, daughter, niece, sister, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, friend and inspiration to all.
Nancy fulfilled her true calling as an educator and inspiration to the world around her. Nancy touched the lives of millions as they stitched alongside, or simply tuned in to watch, the inimitable Nancy Zieman and guests on Sewing With Nancy on Public Television.
Nancy Luedtke Zieman was born to Barbara and Ralph Luedtke on Father’s Day in 1953, and she grew up on her family’s dairy farm—near Winneconne, Wisconsin. This special Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit includes images, awards, and early garments sewn by Nancy—including the award-wining wool coat, pictured above. Nancy made her wool coat as a 4H project in the 1960s. The coat won first place at County Fair, and went on to win an award at the Wisconsin State Fair.
In 1971 Nancy graduated high school in Winneconne, WI, and later graduated in 1975 from University of Wisconsin–Stout, where she studied clothing textiles design and journalism.
In 1979, Nancy started Nancy’s Notions at her kitchen table. Nancy grew her business at home, later moved to a building on her husband Richard’s parents farm, then opened the Nancy’s Notions catalog warehouse/showroom in Beaver Dam, WI, in 1985. At the same time, the couple welcomed their first son Ted in 1982, and their second son Tom in 1991.
View articles from Nancy’s personal collection, including the very first “Nancy’s Notions” one-sheet product sale flyer, along with first edition sewing books—written by Nancy.
Nancy began her TV show Sewing With Nancy in 1982. Since 1992, PBS Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. has been Nancy’s partner in television production with Laurie Gorman serving as the executive director for the past 25 years. Nancy recorded 35 years of how-to educational programing and Sewing With Nancy is the longest running sewing show on television. Sewing With Nancy continues to air on Public Television, Create TV, and 24/7/365 at NancyZieman.com and on YouTube.
Included in the Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit, are images of Nancy with friends Gail Brown, Mary Mulari, Eileen Roche, and Natalie Sewell, along with behind the scenes images – on the set of Sewing With Nancy.
View Nancy’s very own machine-quilting frame and Baby Lock Sewing Machine—used by Nancy to machine quilt nearly 70 landscape quilts. Also on display is Nancy’s Bible along with her original landscape quilt titled, Looking Up, – made by Nancy in 2012 as a gift for her church.
The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit also includes a gallery of Original Giclee Canvas Landscape Art Prints by Nancy Zieman.
The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit will be on display February 28 through March 29, 2020 – in the gallery of the Dodge County Center for the Arts – DCCA and is open free of charge to the public from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibit is closed Monday through Wednesday.
There will be an opening reception for the Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit this Friday, February 28th – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit
February 28–March 29, 2020
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Exhibit is closed Monday through Wednesday
Dodge County Center For The Arts, DCCA
130 W Maple Ave, Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Opening Reception this Fri., Feb. 28th – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
UPDATE March 18, 2020:
We are grateful for your support of the Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit at the DCCA this month. Because the health and welfare of our guests and community is our highest priority, The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit and the DCCA Art Center will be closed until further notice.
Deanna Springer from Team NZP, and DCCA committee members will be on WBEV (AM 1430) this Friday, February 28 – 12:35 p.m to 1:30 p.m. CST. Listen online and hear exhibit insights and maybe a few other surprises!
UPDATE: Listen Online to the recorded WBEV (AM 1430) Community Comment Segment with Judy Beyer, DCCA and Deanna Springer, Team NZP, recorded on Friday, February 28, 2020 – 12:35 p.m to 1:30 p.m. CST. Listen online and hear exhibit insights and highlights.
Related News Media Stories
Life and Art of Nancy Zieman Celebrated in Beaver Dam Exhibit by Kelly Simon, Beaver Dam Daily Citizen/Capital Newspapers, February 25, 2020.
GALLERY: “Celebrating Nancy Zieman” Fiber Arts Exhibit by Kelly Simon, Beaver Dam Daily Citizen/Capital Newspapers, February 25, 2020.
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