2018 Block of the Month – Assemble and Finish


2018 Block of the Month – Assemble and Finish

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The 2018 NZP Fat Quarter Mystery is a mystery no more! Team Nancy Zieman is honored to celebrate Nancy Zieman’s legacy with this quilt titled, She’s Our Star. Team Nancy Zieman appreciates everyone of you who have tuned in each month, on the third Saturday, to see a new “She’s Our Star” block tutorial revealed.

Many of Nancy Zieman’s readers, fans, and followers shared their blocks each month with the NZP Team. With so many beautiful quilt blocks shared throughout 2018, we’d love to see your finished top or quilt. When you have your quilt top ready, please email your pictures to [email protected]. Your quilt may be selected as a feature in an upcoming blog post.

If you’ve missed a block, no worries! You can always find block patterns from any of Nancy Zieman’s Block of the Month programs, FREE and linked in the right-hand side bar of this blog.

Farmhouse Florals Fat Quarter Bundle featured in She's Our Star 2018 Block of the Month by Sewing With Nancy Zieman

2018 Block of the Month

She’s Our Star

2018 Block of the Month Shes Our Star

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Supplies to Finish the Quilt

  • 1-3/4 yards Farmhouse Floral Cream Shiplap (setting triangles)
  • 1/4 yard Farmhouse Floral Blue Shiplap (cornerstones)
  • 1-1/4 yards Farmhouse Floral White Shiplap (sashing)
  • Optional: 2/3  yardRed Shiplap for binding

Prepare Setting Triangles

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  • Cut twenty-four 9-1/4″ squares from the Farmhouse Floral Cream Shiplap
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Prepare Cornerstones

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  • Cut twenty 2-1/2″ squares from the Farmhouse Floral Blue Shiplap

Prepare Sashing Strips

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  • Cut thirty-one 2-1/2″ by 17-1/2″ strips from the Farmhouse Floral White Shiplap

Assemble and Complete the Quilt

Note From Team Nancy Zieman      All seams allowances are scant 1/4″ unless otherwise stated.


 Prepare Blocks

  • Press and trim all quilt blocks to measure 17-1/2″ square.
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1. Place two Farmhouse Floral Cream Shiplap setting triangles on opposite edges of square. Match right sides and align the triangle’s longest edge with the square’s edge. Be sure to center the fabric square within the triangle’s longest edge.
Note From Team Nancy Zieman     Notice that triangles will extend past the cut square about 1/4″ on each end.
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  • Stitch using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance.
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  • Open and press seam allowances toward the triangle.
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  • Repeat these steps by adding two additional triangles on the remaining sides of the square.
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  • Trim any small triangles, often called “Dog Ears,” using a pair of scissors or your rotary cutting tools.
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  • Open and press seam allowances toward the triangles.
  • Repeat steps for all twelve blocks.

2. Arrange blocks in the order that they will be sewn together leaving spaces for Farmhouse Floral White Shiplap sashing strips.

3. Complete sashing.

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  • Prepare block rows—position Farmhouse Floral White Shiplap sashing strips between blocks at left and right edges of each of the blocks.

2018 Nancy Zieman Block of the Month

  • Working with one row at a time, join sashing to blocks, right sides together.
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  • Prepare sashing rows. Arrange sashing rows, placing 2-1/2″ Farmhouse Floral Blue Shiplap corner stones between the three 17 -1/2″ x 2-1/2″ White Shiplap sashing strips.

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  • Join corner squares to short ends of sashing sections, right sides together.
  • Join sashing rows to block rows.
  • Position sashing rows between block rows at top and bottom edges of the quilt.
  • Join sashing rows to block rows, right sides together.
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Ta dah! Here is our finished quilt top, approximately 60″ wide by 78-1/2″ long. We look forward to sharing a photo, when the machine quilting is complete and the red shiplap binding is added!
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For a chance to be the random winner of a Farmhouse Floral Fat Quarter Packfabric pack, please leave a comment below.
Farmhouse Florals Fat Quarter Pack by Nancy Zieman for Penny Rose by Riley Blake
The randomly selected winner of 10-pack of Wonder Clips from Clover from the July 14 Summer Splash Roundup post is Starla.
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Her comment is: I’m making a new bag to hold my swimsuit, towels, goggles, cap, etc.


Happy Quilting,

Team Nancy Zieman

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  • Annie H
    July 21, 2018

    This is a perfect tribute to Our Star Nancy. I have followed along each month anxiously awaiting each Star and will begin the project very soon with Nancy on my mind. Thank you!

  • Susan shaffer
    July 21, 2018

    Farmhouse florals are just lovely. Thank you for the star blocks, Team Nancy. She is sure to be smiling down upon you.
    [email protected]

  • Anne Scott
    July 21, 2018

    This quilt is a fitting memorial for a great lady. She would love it, as I do.

  • Barb Lyons
    July 21, 2018

    How did I miss this BOM going on? This is lovely and what a beautiful tribute to Nancy. Now I’m off to look up the instructions for the previous months and start another new quilt! Have a blessed day everyone!

  • Vicki Bacon
    July 21, 2018

    I am a very new quilter. I joined in this block of the no th not knowing any techniques for constructing a quilt block. This quilt will showcase my learning curve – the good, and and ugly! I have so enjoyed this process and learned a lot from this process. Thank yall!!!

  • Pam
    July 21, 2018

    This quilt is so pretty! Miss Nancy so much and thankful for all her videos to still be able to watch her.

  • diane c
    July 21, 2018

    I like this quilt and cannot wait to have the time to start on it.

  • Marti Morgan
    July 21, 2018

    Looks stunning on point – will have to get busy to do this one. Love the colors –

  • Donna Bella
    July 21, 2018

    At first I was not sure about the fabric combo being used for this BOM, but after seeing the entire quilt come together – WOW – it is beautiful. Thank you for sharing and for the awesome tribute to a beautiful lady.

  • Mary Furber
    July 21, 2018

    What a beautiful quilt, and a fitting tribute to Nancy!

  • Linda
    July 21, 2018

    What a beautiful tribute to a true star! I love the country look- thank you!

  • Lorelle Perry
    July 21, 2018

    This quilt is a stunning remembrance of Nancy. I have not made it but hope to and would put on my label “In loving memory of Nancy Zieman” even though I only met her once.

  • Suzi Finney
    July 21, 2018

    My Mum passed in March 2003. Mum taught me to sew beginning at the age of 9, it was her passion and when Nancy began broadcasting her show, I doubt my mum missed an episode. I still have all the VHS recordings she made of sewing with Nancy and a few sets she bought; (really should get them made into DVD’s before my antiquated VHS player stops working). Can only imagine the sewing guild they have in heaven. Thank you for the inspiration !

  • Robin Hessefort
    July 21, 2018

    I love this line of fabric. What a great tribute to Nancy.

  • Jean
    July 21, 2018

    I’ve enjoyed making the blocks and can’t wait to finish and quilt. My blue/green color combination has been fun to piece – it was a stack of fat quarters I was saving for a special project and this BOM was the one.

  • Charlotte D
    July 21, 2018

    I always smile when I think of Nancy. Its still hard to fathom such a wonderful woman passed away. Just the way she simplified sewing and made a way so everyone could be successful is just amazing. The fabric is an incredible way to honor her. I recently made a baby quilt with florals and it was beautiful. This line of fabric will make all things beautiful as well.

  • Kaynella
    July 21, 2018

    Loved the fabric and loved the stars! Can’t wait to get it all put together. Thanks!

  • Sylvia Vega-Ortiz
    July 21, 2018

    Early this year I broke my left leg and right ankle at the same time and am just beginning my physical therapy. I’m looking forward to being able to use my machine again. First on my agenda will be to do this gorgeous BOM!

  • Susan Spiers
    July 21, 2018

    A wonderful quilt – a wonderful quilter!

  • Mary Power-Burke
    July 21, 2018

    Love the finished quilt! I knew it would be beautiful, can’t wait to get this all together. Thanks for the great project.

  • Sandra
    July 21, 2018

    Love red fabric and nice tribute to Nancy. I watch her on PBS any chance I can.

  • Rosalind Gutierrez
    July 21, 2018

    Very lovely quilt with equally beautiful fabric. The farmhouse bundle would be a joy to work with.

  • Pat Luers
    July 21, 2018

    These blocks were so much fun! I have watched Sewing with Nancy every Saturday morning for years. And still watch the reruns. I’m looking forward to making this in other colors.
    Nancy left us all with so much knowledge about sewing and quilting the projects are endless.

  • Kathy Renz
    July 21, 2018

    Thank you, team Nancy, for continuing her legacy. The quilt is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady.

  • Ruth
    July 21, 2018

    Lovely quilt fabric to honor a beautiful lady.

  • MoeWest
    July 21, 2018

    It’s beautiful! I love how the setting looks with the star blocks. It’s a wonderful tribute to Nancy!

  • L Watson
    July 21, 2018

    Oh, I love this! The colors and the style of the quilt are wonderful reminders of all the lives Nancy has touched.

  • Karen A
    July 21, 2018

    The lovely farmhouse fabrics worked up into a beautiful quilt! What a lovely tribute to a talented woman who taught so many of us.

  • MaryLou W
    July 21, 2018

    I so agree with all above posts-beautiful quilt and gorgeous fabric to honor such a a wonderful lady-gone too soon. I am a farmers daughter and the name is so dear to my heart for sure!!

  • Ennis A Weeks
    July 21, 2018

    Love this quilt. Yes I’m catching up on quilting. But this is on my list to complete within the next year. So much to make, not enough time!!!! This quilt is certainly a tribute to Nancys legacy. May it live on!!

  • Kathryn Englebretsen
    July 21, 2018

    This is a lovely tribute to Nancy.

  • Sue McVicker
    July 21, 2018

    What a beautiful quilt this will be. I love these fabrics. Nancy is missed by so many everyday and I am glad you all are carrying on for her, to our benefit. What a loving legacy.

  • Patty Snyder
    July 21, 2018

    It is such a great way to honor someone who has given so much. I have watched Nancy since she first came on our PBS channel, and her books and patterns are an important part of my sewing room. I hope you can continue teaching a new generation of sewers.

  • Max
    July 21, 2018

    What a lovely fabric and quilt, like the on point lay out.
    Thanks to all for making such a lovely quilt.

  • Laura M
    July 21, 2018

    Block of the month projects are always such an easy way to get a quilt done. And at one block a month, even if ones time is constrained, it’s easy to do. Thanks for designing such a lovely tribute to Nancy and allowing us to join in.

  • Ann West
    July 21, 2018

    This BOM has been a tremendous tribute to a great quilter. I have been gathering the patterns, and i plan on making the quilt before the end of the year. I will forever be grateful to Nancy for making me believe that I too could become a quilter. Thank you Nancy!

  • Helen Glover
    July 21, 2018

    I have loved making this quilt with these happy fabrics that Nancy designed. I am excited to have a quilt that she also designed as a tribute to her influence on my sewing through the years. She will always be truly admired as a leader in the sewing industry and beyond. Thanks for the chance to do this!

  • DebbieW
    July 21, 2018

    Gorgeous fabric, would use to make an apron w/ the blocks for my new kitchen after my divorce.

  • Jan C
    July 21, 2018

    The Nancy quilt has turned out just beautiful.

  • Margaret
    July 21, 2018

    Have long watched Nancy’s show, love her calm and well organized delivery.

  • Chris R
    July 21, 2018

    I’m so glad you chose a quilt ton honor Nancy. She is missed. When a quilt series is done, I wish you would publish a book of the instructions. I have saved these instructions in Pinterest for 4 years, but haven’t had a chance to complete any of these quilts yet. I’d love to have a book of instructions. Also, I’m still a “paper-oriented” person. I don’t like to work from a digital source, but I don’t really want to print all of these instructions.

  • Sarah
    July 21, 2018

    I like the spinning star block. It makes me think of pin wheels!

  • Lillian K
    July 21, 2018

    Love these light-hearted fabrics – look beautiful in the quilt.

  • Janet johnson
    July 21, 2018

    This tribute quilt is amazing. I hope Nancy knew how much she was loved.

  • Jacquelyn
    July 21, 2018

    So happy you have continued her legacy.

  • Margaret Scott
    July 21, 2018

    Beautiful fabric. Love the cheerful colors.

  • Clovis
    July 21, 2018

    The quilt top is beautiful. I have all my squares done. Now on to finishing. Nancy is truly missed. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Mary
    July 21, 2018

    Lovely Nancy quilt, delightful fabrics!

  • Joyce P Schroeder
    July 21, 2018

    This has been a beautiful quilt to watch develop. Stars are my favorite patterns, and I can’t wait to pull fabrics together to complete this one!

  • Karen
    July 21, 2018

    I would like having this fabric knowing it was Nancy’s last one she designed.

  • Connie Jordan
    July 21, 2018

    Love the pattern, love the fabric and absolutely love the quilt! I wish I had done the BOM with you. If I can find the patterns I will make this a future project.

  • Kathy R Hartwell
    July 21, 2018

    That is such beautiful fabric and would love to do this quilt in the last colors that Nancy designed. Haven’t started this one yet, but I have wanted to do it in this fabric. Thank you for this chance to get the fabric. Nancy is missed each and everyday.

  • Maritza Farr
    July 21, 2018

    Beautiful outcome. Fabrics all look perfect in the pattern and layout.

  • Mary O.
    July 21, 2018

    Such beautiful fabric and such a lovely tribute to Nancy.

  • Carolyn K
    July 21, 2018

    Love the fabrics. Beautiful quilt and a lovely tribute to Nancy.Thank you for sharing this pattern and fabrics.

  • Valerie Thompson
    July 21, 2018

    I love star blocks! Nancy was and always will be the star of Team Nancy! Thank you very much for the beautiful patterns and the fabrics really make this quilt shine. Good luck everyone and thank you for the chance to win.

  • Mary Snyder
    July 21, 2018

    What a beautiful tribute and reminder of Nancy. She is greatly missed but a better place with her Lord.

  • Jan Ringer
    July 21, 2018

    I love the on point setting. Nancy was a wonderful mentor.

  • Pat
    July 21, 2018

    A beautiful quilt and a fitting tribute to a fine lady. Thank you for sharing this project with all of Nancy’s fans.

  • Jearit Grennan
    July 21, 2018

    I love this quilt and would like to make it as a way to honor Nancy but where do I find the fabric. Please

  • Wilma K Shimkus
    July 21, 2018

    I have some of the fabric and can’t wait to start the quilt.

  • Florence Dupuis
    July 21, 2018

    Although I haven’t made any of the blocks since I’ve been working on other projects, I do love the farmhouse florals and it would be great to have a fat quarter pack to do a quilt when I finish the one I am currently working on. This is my third gift quilt since the mystery blocks started.

  • Thelma Emory
    July 21, 2018

    Gee, what’s not to love about these fabrics. They are just right up my ally.

  • Regina M
    July 21, 2018

    Thank you for sharing this beauty. What a lovely tribute to such a wonderful teacher. I am so thankful for this to be on going.

  • Kathleen Lamb
    July 21, 2018

    Beautiful tribute for wonderful Nancy Zieman. I would like to know the finished size so I know what to order for backing!

  • E. Watson
    July 21, 2018

    I love the spinning star block! This quilt is a wonderful tribute to Nancy, she was an inspiration to us all.

  • Robin koenig
    July 21, 2018

    Been saving the monthly segments on my iPad and can hardly wait to get started on this tribute quilt. Thanks for sharing it with us. Nancy was a great help and inspiration to many sewers.

  • Georgann
    July 21, 2018

    Beautiful blocks. Will put this on my project list.

  • Donna J Pfost
    July 21, 2018

    This has been a joy to do!! I love the blocks and I love the fabric, too!! What a great tribute to Nancy!! 🙂 <3

  • Susan Arnold
    July 21, 2018

    so glad to start putting my quilt together its beautiful

  • Joanne T
    July 21, 2018

    Love that you set them on point.

  • Wheat Christine
    July 21, 2018

    Beautiful quilt, I love the colors and the pattern! Directions look easy to follow!! When I finish the four baby quilts I’m working on, I’m going to try this!! Thanks for keeping Nancy in our lives, she was truly a gem !❤️

  • MaryEllen
    July 21, 2018

    I have enjoyed watching each block come alive. The colors are heartwarming to me. After finishing my bed quilt I plan to start on these blocks a month at a time.

  • Lynette Wilson
    July 21, 2018

    I absolutely would love to win the Farmhouse Florals fat quarters. Thank you for keeping this blog going. Always keeps Nancy Zieman fresh in our memories.

  • Terri D'Ambrosio
    July 21, 2018

    I have my fabric ready to go and will be making this quilt in honor of Nancy.

  • Donna R
    July 21, 2018

    Love how this turned out

  • Mary Hutteman
    July 21, 2018

    I love the Farmhouse Floral fabric. I would love to win the FQ pack.

  • Karen Tucker
    July 21, 2018

    Wonderful blocks!!

  • beth d.
    July 21, 2018

    I have done some of the stars. hope to do more.

  • Donna Ingalls
    July 21, 2018

    I have been saving the monthly patterns to make my own quilt! The Farmhouse Floral look bright, fresh, and clean!
    I am eager and excited to start sewing on each block!

  • Linda
    July 21, 2018

    I love this quilt, and the fabric. I have only gotten couple of blocks done – other projects got in the way – but will be back to it to get it. done. I, along with all sure miss her, but her legacy will live on. Thank you for doing this quilt in her honor.

  • Linda
    July 21, 2018

    I sure love this quilt, in honor of her, and the fabric. I have gotten couple blocks done, few other projects got in the way LOL but will get back to it. Want to thank you for honoring Nancy with this beauty, I along will all of us sure miss her. Her legacy will long live on.

  • Loma Bammel
    July 21, 2018

    Love the blocks. Would love to make this one with the fabric pack. Miss seeing new episodes with Nancy, but still enjoying the old ones.

  • Caroline Mintz
    July 22, 2018

    Cheerful in every way…The stars, colorful prints and combinations put a smile on my face! I love this quilt! ❤❤❤

  • Judy
    July 22, 2018

    Really beautiful quilt, I have enjoyed seeing the new blocks each month and plan to make this quilt in the near future.

  • Sheila Oxley
    July 22, 2018

    I’ve been saving the PDFs do I can work on this later… So many project to finish up on first! I’ve enjoyed seeing the different star blocks! What a wonderful tribute.

  • Chris Tolz
    July 22, 2018

    Almost finished! This sewing blog journey has been all about friendship. Perfect pattern created by Nancy and her team. Mine is just a scrap-quilt, so it’s not all that color coordinated. I may just set my blocks together without adding the extra large half-square triangles. I’m going to give my quilt to my friend Lynne. To all of you, thank you for the free quilt along!

    July 22, 2018

    I’m planning on starting this woman in the fall. Beautiful.

  • Tamra Botkin
    July 22, 2018

    This sweet quilt has touched me because it resembles the character of our Nancy. The gentle flowers and colors are relaxing just like she was in sharing her love of sewing. I miss her.

  • Beverly
    July 22, 2018

    Star blocks of all types are fun and pretty, but I especially like friendship stars. I would love to have this fat quarter bundle to make these blocks in memory of all the years of sewing and quilting advice and tutorials from Nancy.

  • Tiffany B
    July 22, 2018

    This was my first quilt of the month and so far I am very pleased, I can’t wait to put all my blocks together.

  • Debbie
    July 22, 2018

    I have this in 2 1/2″ strips waiting for the perfect project and would love the fat quarter pack to add & make a tribute quilt to Nancy. I re-watch her tutorials frequently!

  • Louise LaBrode
    July 22, 2018

    Would love to have this fat quarter bundle to make this quilt. I really enjoy watching Nancy’s shows and watching the tutorials over and over again.

  • shirley marvin
    July 22, 2018

    Lovely tribute to a lovely lady,
    “Bye for Now”

  • Mary Nasvik
    July 23, 2018

    Love the quilt — so calming but happy prints!! I do miss Nancy but she has been an inspiration to me, and I’m still watching her show!! I want the fabric bundle to make myself a wall hanging

  • Mary D.
    July 23, 2018

    What a beautiful tribute to Nancy, and I would love to try this quilt with the fat quarters!

  • Susie
    July 23, 2018

    Beautiful quilt, love the blocks and colors.

  • Gail
    July 23, 2018

    What a beautiful quilt. The fabrics are delightful.

  • Julie Kill
    July 23, 2018

    I love the pattern that you came up with for the quilt! Fabrics are gorgeous also! Thanks for doing Nancy Proud and continuing her work!

  • Patricia Grattino
    July 23, 2018

    I fell in love with this fabric line and pattern. I have been ordering this fabric since Feb. 2018 only to be put on back order. Then just this month got an email that they can no longer accept order, but here you are giving away some. Might I just have a chance to win this???

  • J. Sciortino
    July 23, 2018

    I am soooo enjoying this BOM! A testament to a great lady who turned me on to quilting! Well done Team Nancy! Thanks for continuing her tradition.

  • Susan
    July 23, 2018

    The farmhouse prints and the star blocks radiate warmness and comfort just as Nancy had done. This is a fitting tribute to a sewing star!

  • Lynn Greenwaldt
    July 23, 2018

    I love these fabrics used for Our Star Nancy!

  • Barb K.
    July 23, 2018

    I have read Nancy’s book, “Seams Unlikely” about her life story and beginning her company–very inspiring lady!!! Her fabrics are beautiful!

  • Bridget
    July 24, 2018

    The quilt turned out beautifully with the farmhouse fabrics! Hopefully I’ll win, so I can finally start this BOM!

  • Emma Carpenter
    July 25, 2018

    Farmhouse florals fabrics are so clean and fresh looking. I can feel the county breeze.
    thanks for the tuts.

  • Mary Watson
    July 26, 2018

    Love the colors and the quilt – very sweet!

    July 26, 2018

    i have fallen a little behind, but working on catching up… can’t wait to finish my quilt completely!!! i am sure nancy would love this quilt and all the work you have done to bring it to us!!!!

  • Sharon Barrea
    July 27, 2018

    What a beautiful quilt to remember a beautiful lady! It would be an honor to win this prize! Thank you, Sharon Barrea

  • Marcia
    July 30, 2018

    My mom can’t go a week without watching Nancy! So if I win, this is for her!

  • Norene
    July 30, 2018

    My First ever BOM Star of Hope, I love the way my blocks are coming together. Thank you Nancy and team for continuing on with Nancy dream. Can not wait to finish then this beauty is for my Mom cause she is my Star.

  • Rosalie
    July 31, 2018

    I just completed all the blocks and am looking forward to completing the quilt top. Thank you for this lovely memorial quilt pattern.

  • Kathleen Pavin
    August 2, 2018

    I loved watching Nancy’s career soar. She was such a humble, inspiring person. Living in Wisconsin allows me to visit Nancy’s Notions often. I started going to Sewing Weekend 25 years ago and have fond memories of classes and seminars in the school auditorium, box lunches in the ice arena and fun galore at the evening fashion shows. Her business model earned awards, but most importantly she showed others how to succeed in this business. Nancy and Rich have touched my life and I plan to make this quilt as a remembrance of all they did for the sewing world!

  • Daniela M
    August 7, 2018

    I love reading Nancy’s instruction. They are very detailed. Thank you for the BOM.

  • Traci Gardner
    August 11, 2018

    I’m so very excited to have found your page
    I have been playing around with quilting for about a year now and I’ve heard so much about you. It’s truly going to be a BLESSING to actually learn to sew from a LEGEND. I look so forward In watching your video’s and reading everything you have written about sewing and quilting. GOD BLESS YOU. Traci from Alabama

  • Debbie Coleman
    August 19, 2018

    What an awesome tribute!!

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