Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit on Display this March in Wisconsin

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA in Beaver Dam, Wis February 28-March 29, 2020

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit on Display this March in Wisconsin

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Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA in Beaver Dam, Wis February 28-March 29, 2020

Nancy Zieman, host and producer of the Sewing With Nancy TV Show on Public Television

Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit on Display this March in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

DCCA Dodge County Center for the Arts 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.

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA in Beaver Dam, Wis February 28-March 29, 2020

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 Zieman Early Sewing With Nancy Years on Television in 1979

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.

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA in Beaver Dam, Wis February 28-March 29, 2020

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.

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA in Beaver Dam, Wis February 28-March 29, 2020

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.

Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy 1983

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.

Very First Nancy's Notions One-Sheet Flyer in 1979 by Nancy Zieman

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.

Sewing With Nancy Hosted by Nancy Zieman Recorded in 1987 at WKOW

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.

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA in Beaver Dam, Wis February 28-March 29, 2020

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.

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA in Beaver Dam, Wis February 28-March 29, 2020

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.

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA in Beaver Dam, Wis February 28-March 29, 2020

The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit also includes a gallery of Original Giclee Canvas Landscape Art Prints by Nancy Zieman.

Nancy Zieman Original Giclée Canvas Landscape Art Prints available at shopnzp.com

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.

DCCA Dodge County Center for the Arts in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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!

 Judy Beyer and Deanna Springer on WBEV Radio Community Comment Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA on display March 2020

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.

 

Are you traveling through Wisconsin, February 28 through March 29, 2020? Please share a comment below for a chance to be the random winner of Richard Zieman’s book, Nancy Zieman the Rest of the Story—A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends.

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

 

Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC.

 

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18 Comments

  • Cynthia
    February 26, 2020

    I am planning to visit the Nancy Zieman Exhibit in March. How exciting! I love hearing about Nancy’s journey, and am glad that her legacy is being shared with the community. What a wonderful way to celebrate her life.

  • Jane
    February 26, 2020

    I had to laugh when I looked at the notions on the yellow flyer as I had all three of them, and probably the pivot and slide book for pants also. My mother who lived in Waupun, sent me items from Nancy’s Notions as Christmas items when I lived in Colorado. I used the metal hem gauge so frequently that the markings are now hard to see. I purchased a new one for myself, but put the first one in a sewing machine cabinet I gave to my daughter who really doesn’t sew. I purchased Pfaff sewing machines, which was the first machine she used, because if Nancy could do it, I should be able to do it too!

  • Karen
    February 26, 2020

    How I wish I were able to see the exhibit! She was a true artist.
    It is a bit far to get to Wisconsin from New Mexico.

  • Carol P
    February 26, 2020

    I am going to take my mother and sister to the exhibit, we are all quilters. Landscape quilts are some of our favorite and we are excited about seeing so many of Nancy’s quilts in one spot. I have read Seams Unlikely and would like to read the rest of her story.

  • Carol in Arkasas
    February 26, 2020

    I so wish I could go and see this exhibit. I am just starting to sew, but have always enjoyed Nancy’s shows, emails (to watch online), etc. She was quite a lady.

  • pat saft
    February 26, 2020

    I will come from Oshkosh. Bought my Pfaff from Nancy’s and it just died last month. How I miss her store! She was a role model for all woman, and she is deeply missed by all of us. What a relief to watch her shows on the computer and I am making the block of the month for 2020. Thanks , Pat Saft

  • Debbie V
    February 26, 2020

    I live in Michigan and feel lucky to have seen the Nancy Zieman exhibit in Winneconne, WI last September as I traveled to the Madison quilt show. I decided to go to the quilt show for the first time because I really wanted to see the NZ exhibit. I happen to be traveling to St. Louis at the end of March and am going to see if I can start my trip early so I can make a “detour” to Beaver Dam to see Nancy’s landscape quilts.

    Nancy was a treasure and I really hope I can make this work!

  • joanna
    February 26, 2020

    Unfortunately, a Wisconsin trip is not in the cards for me but I will be listening to the online talk on Feb. 28 so I can at least get the flavor of this exciting event.

  • Susan
    February 26, 2020

    What a remarkable, creative lady! Nancy still serves as a beacon of inspiration and the exhibit is a fine tribute to her. Since living in another area of the country, I will not be able to see the exhibit, but greatly appreciated reading this post about her.

  • Karen Poole
    February 26, 2020

    Will you be taking this display on the road to other parts of the country? Wisconsin is so far away that I can’t make that trip!

  • Jean Long
    February 27, 2020

    Wow, what a beautiful tribute to an amazing lady. I still miss her. Thank goodness for this technological age so I can still see her. Her “you can do this’ attitude inspired and challenged me to be the quilter and seamstress I am today. I would love to see her work in person but too far from NM for me to make it. Thank you for the lovely visual tour.

  • Kathy Healey
    February 27, 2020

    This looks like such a nice collection of Nancy’s work. She was a treasure!

  • Mary Jean Eisenga
    February 28, 2020

    Looking forward to seeing Nancy’s collection of quilts. Still love watching her shows.

  • June krueger
    February 28, 2020

    I’ll make a special trip to Beaver Dam to see this exhibit! Nancy always inspired me to achieve excellent results in my sewing projects!

  • Debbie V
    February 28, 2020

    I just listened to Deanna on the radio broadcast about this exhibit and really hope I can make it to this exhibit. Deanna is a great spokesperson about Nancy and her life. Thank you so much for sharing the link to the broadcast. I’ll admit that I got a little teary eyed while listening, thinking about Nancy and the special person she was. It is wonderful that the Zieman family and Nancy’s friends are sharing with us Nancy’s landscape quilts and other special items from her life.

  • Sally Osenga
    March 6, 2020

    So excited to be able to go see the exhibit next week! My sister and I are big Nancy fans and we miss her dearly.

  • Amanda
    March 7, 2020

    I would love to see this exhibit. I miss hanging out with Nancy on PBS every Saturday.

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