Remembering Nancy Zieman and Celebrating her Legacy
Two years ago, today, we lost our dear friend Nancy Zieman. As we continue to celebrate Nancy’s legacy, we remember her strength, perseverance, and many contributions to our world. In an interview with Richard Zieman, Nancy’s husband shares memories, conversations with Nancy, and why he wrote his biography about Nancy. “Nancy Zieman, The Rest of the Story–A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends” In a interview with the NZP Team, Richard Zieman (Nancy Zieman’s husband and owner of Nancy Zieman Productions) 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 his 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.
“Prior to Nancy’s passing, on November 14, 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 perseverance and faith deeply impacted their lives and inspired their own perseverance. Nancy and I talked several times about writing a second book—to tell the ‘rest of the story.’ My 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
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.
Richard includes a DVD within the inside back cover of his book. This special DVD shares an exclusive 26 minute video of Nancy’s life story in a very personal and memorable way.
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:
“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.”
“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.”
“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
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.
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