2019 Nancy Zieman Productions Pillow Sewing Challenge Winners Announced

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2019 Nancy Zieman Productions Pillow Sewing Challenge Winners Announced

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We’re excited to announce The 2019 Nancy Zieman Productions Pillow Sewing Challenge WINNERS! Team NZP enjoyed seeing all the entries and the talent showcased in this annual event celebrating sewing.  The 2019 Nancy Zieman Productions Pillow Sewing Challenge was so much fun to host. We hope you’ll enjoy seeing all the pillow entries in this special blog posting! As you may know, the winners were chosen by a panel of judges. With 57 entries, it was quite a task for the team to narrow down the winners. Thank you to everyone who participated!


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If your pillow is featured as one of the winners below, you will receive an email—from the Nancy Zieman Productions Team—requesting your contact and shipping information. 

Congratulations to the winners!

2019 Nancy Zieman Productions Pillow Sewing Challenge

Over $1,000 in prizes!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


  • June Tailor Shape Cut Ruler, Cut ‘n Press II, T-shirt Transformation Ruler, T-shirt Project, Fusible Interfacing, Quilt As You Go: Casablanca Placemats, Morning Blend Table Runner, Sophisticated Strips Quilt, Baby Bibs and Uplifting Inspirational Mug Mat. $210 value

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1 Lorane H.Lorane H.


2 Lorraine S.Lorraine S.

  • Riley Blake Designs Lori Holt includes a Farm Girl Vintage Fat Quarter Bundle, Lori Holt Chunky Thread, Lori Holt Pretty Pins, a Lori Holt Happy Charm, and a pair of Riley Blake Designs Embroidery Scissors. $130 value

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3 Louise W.Louise W.

  • Clover Wonder Fuse, The Ultimate Quilt ’n Stitch Presser Foot, Roll & Press, Wonder Clips, Snag Repair Needles and a Magnet Pin Caddy. $110 value


4 Donna G.Donna G.

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  • Pellon EZ-Steam II Sheets: EZ25S, EZ Steam II Tape: EZ2-20T, EZ-Steam II Tape: EZ2-40T, Fabric Magic: PMAGIC301, Fuse-N-Tear: 371R, 100% Cotton Jelly Roll Batting Strip: FJR-2525, Decorative Pillows Twin Pack: 2DPI1818, Indian Cotton Fabric 300 Count Ivory: 300TC2024IVY, Indian Cotton Fabric 300 Count White: 300TC2024WHT, Nature’s Touch 100% Cotton Craft Size: F/NCP-3445, Polyester Batting Craft Size: PB-3445. $85 value

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6 Kim H.Kim H.


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7 Michele R.Michele R.

  • Nancy’s Notions New! Learn How to English Paper Piece Starter Set. The set includes the book, which is a collaboration between Nancy’s Notions and Carolina Moore, 1″ Hexagon Paper Pieces, 1½” Hexagon Paper Pieces, Fabric Glue Pen, Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors, Best Press Starch Alternative-No Scent and InvsiaFil Winter Sky Gray Thread. $79 value

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8 Erma W.Erma W.

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9 Toni V.Toni V.

  • Mary’s Productions and Mary Mulari Family Girls Apron Pattern, Hipster Apron Pattern, Table Topping Pattern, Adventures with 5-inch Fabric Squares and more. $60 value

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10 Amy S.Amy S.

  • The Best of Sewing With Nancy Nancy Zieman The Rest of The Story, by Richard Zieman, book and DVD and I Sew For Fun, by Nancy Zieman, book and DVD. $45 value

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Congratulations to everyone who won, and a huge thank you to everyone who entered. The Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 Pillow Sewing Challenge is made possible by the wonderful sponsors listed above. Thank you!

Look for Nancy Zieman Productions next sewing challenge—coming this fall! Be sure you’re subscribed to the Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC enews mailing list so you won’t miss a thing. Sign up today!

View all the Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 Pillow Sewing Challenge entries below!

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171-Diana A.   2-Marcy B.   3-Penny B.

231-Linda B.   2-Fran C.   3-Suzanne D.

321-Judy E.   2-Elaine C.

421-Kathi D.   2-Kathy G.

521-Donna G.   2-Katie G.   3-Lorane H.

621-Phyllis H.   2-Kathy H.   3-Lila H.

731-Kim H.   2-Theresa K.   3-KnickKnack

821-Marie K.   2-Glenda M.   3-Bev M.

941-R.Scott M.   2-Mustang

1011-Ellen M.   2-Terri M.

1111-Milena N.   2-Sandra O.   3-Denise P.

1211-Amy P.   2-Clovis P.   3-Vickie P.

1311-DeAnna S.   2-Michele R.

1421-Terry R.   2-Deborah S.   3-Amy S.

1521-Sandra S.   2-Zenita S.

1611-Lorraine S.   2-Sue T.   3-Veronica V.

1711-Peggy V.   2-Toni V.   3-Louise W.

191-Twyla W.   2-Cheryl Z.   3-Barbara P.

201-Stephanie C.   2-Janet O.   3-Roxanne P.

2111-Debbie W.   2-Peggy C.   3-Mary W.

2211-Erma W.

2311-Susan P.   2-Jean W.

Nancys Giveaway 5 1312For a chance to win a copy of Nancy Zieman the Rest of the Story—A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends, published by Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC, please leave a comment below. One random winner will be selected.

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 Giveaway Winner 5 131The randomly selected winner of the 10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans book from Nancy’s Notions from the March 12 and 19 blog posts is Christa Martin.

10 20 30 Minute Recycled Denim by Nancy ZiemanHer comment is: Thank you for the opportunity to win this book by Nancy. I sew almost every day and Nancy inspired me to begin making quilts about 3 years ago. I have now made over 30 and I enjoy the process so much that I hope to make many more. I have several pair of old jeans that I’ve been saving and trying to decide what make with them. I’m sure this book would inspire me to sew them into great new projects

Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC.

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  • Carol tyree
    March 26, 2019

    Thank you for this contest. I came very late to quilting, and sewing too for that matter. My mother was a seamstress extrodinair. She was making quilt block pillows 60 years ago. The cathedral window reminded me of hers. They are all beautiful. When I discovered Nancy on PBS I was persuaded to try again. Such a teacher. I will try now and forgive my mistakes.

  • Patti A.
    March 26, 2019

    There was so much hard work put into all the pillows. Thanks for showing and congrats to the winners. I would love a copy of the book.

  • Bev Martin
    March 26, 2019

    Congrats to all winners. What a nice variety.

  • Eva Osmun
    March 26, 2019

    Beautiful pillows! I love them all.

  • Rose Parr
    March 26, 2019

    All of the pillows are great. I’m glad I didn’t have to choose the winners.

  • Louise M Haddon
    March 26, 2019

    All the pillows are fantanstic! Thanks for sharing.

  • Louise Wagner
    March 26, 2019

    Wow,to be chosen from so many beautiful entries~ I’m absolutely surprised! I never thought that for one second I’d win anything! I do thank you for the opportunity, I entered on a lark just the thought of participating was a fun idea. Thank you Nancy Zieman in heaven, for all your inspiration to all of us.

  • Ennis A Weeks
    March 26, 2019

    Beautiful!!! Such talent and love went into all of these. I’m planning an entry for next year!! Thanks.

  • Carol Netzler
    March 26, 2019

    I love all of the pillows. There are so many talented people!

  • DeAnna S
    March 26, 2019

    Congrats to the winners! All the pillows were awesome and I’m sure it was difficult to pick winners. It was a fun and inspiring contest.

  • Sue
    March 26, 2019

    Congratulations to all who entered the contest. You are all winners and inspire us with your creativity! Maybe next year…missing Nancy…

  • Marie
    March 26, 2019

    I’m thrilled to see so many entries and such talent behind them. It’s always exciting to see the variety. Thanks, too, to the sponsors. They encourage our creativity!

  • Patti Williamson
    March 26, 2019

    Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone that entered. Beautiful and talented people.

  • Marylou
    March 26, 2019

    Oh my goodness cannot believe all the beautiful pillow entries-sure glad I did not have to be a judge!! Congratulations to all the winners and also to all who entered such beautiful pillows!

  • Ruth Richter
    March 26, 2019

    Enjoyed seeing such a beautiful collection of pillows!

  • Debra
    March 26, 2019

    So many beautiful pillows- what a hard job the judges had selecting the winners. Makes me want to make some new pillows for spring!!

  • Clovis
    March 26, 2019

    Congrats to the winners.

  • Marie
    March 26, 2019

    Beautiful pillows It must have been a hard choice to pick a winner all are so pretty .Still tells me Nancy was always a inspiring person and still showing plus ALL HER GREAT FAMILY AND SPECIAL TEAM THAT WORKED WITH HER.
    I will always treasure all the teaching I learned from HER and her great TEAM. GOD BLESS ALL Marie

  • Cynthia d.
    March 26, 2019

    Congratulations to all of the winners and to everyone who completed an entry! What beautiful work. I am inspired to finish my pillow this year. Such a difficult job for the judges. Happy Spring Sewing!

  • Karen
    March 26, 2019

    So many lovely pillows. I’m sure that was a tough decision!

  • Kathy Healey
    March 26, 2019

    Thanks for sharing all the entries! There was such a nice variety!

  • Yolanda
    March 26, 2019

    All those beautiful pillows are such an inspiration!

  • Barb K
    March 26, 2019

    I enjoyed seeing all the great pillows–Congratulations to all.

  • Kelly Sas
    March 26, 2019

    Always inspirational to see the wonderful talent of others!

  • Cindy Atwood
    March 26, 2019

    Sure do miss Nancy.
    This was a wonderful contest – congrats to all the winners.
    Now I have so many new ideas!! 😎

  • Andrea
    March 26, 2019

    Wow! I love them all! These challenges are so much fun.

  • Patricia Wester
    March 26, 2019

    There were some really inspired designs. How nice to see them all. Congrats to the winners.

  • Linda H
    March 26, 2019

    What a beautiful collection if pillows. I am sure that it was very hard to choose the winners.

  • Carolyn Prentice
    March 27, 2019

    Thank you so much for sharing all the Pillows. They are amazing, what a variety, what talent. I love the Hummingbird, and … and… oh so many are so beautiful and creative. Is there going to be a book made of the winners?
    Thank you again. I sew to relax and to share. It soothes my soul.

  • Linda Davidson
    March 27, 2019

    The pillows are beautiful and so creative. Love seeing them.

  • Joanne Balliet
    March 27, 2019

    Nancy had so many ideas that she shared on Sewing with Nancy. Pillow challenge gave many ideas. Missing Nancy.

  • Fran Crespo
    March 28, 2019

    Congratulations to all the winners! Job well done!
    They are all beautiful, can’t wait for next year!

    Thankyou for the contest NZP. it was nice to see what everyone was doing. Now we can slow down and have time to read the book.

  • Susan
    March 28, 2019

    What wonderful entries for the pillow contest! Nancy inspired many to tap into a creative side and through her shows and books, Nancy’s inspiration continues.

  • Sue MyZ
    March 28, 2019

    We are so blessed to be able to share in these beautiful art works. Next year I am going to challenge my quilt group to enter this wonderful display of talent.

  • Diana W
    March 30, 2019

    What talent! Great selection of pillows to give me lots of ideas.
    Sure do miss new episodes with Nancy – she had so many ideas and ways to make it easy to have outstanding results.

  • Sue Roy
    April 3, 2019

    I sometimes have a hard time looking at these emails and past shows because I miss her so much!

  • Shirley Clark
    April 3, 2019

    Congrats to the winners!
    I loved meeting Nancy Zieman a few years ago at an event. She was so congenial to everyone. I will cherish that weekend forever.

  • Sherri Wiley
    April 6, 2019

    I loved Nancy, so much, when she passed it was like losing a sister. When I first found her sewing show, I was a you mother, who loved to sew and through Nancy’s tips, she made my sewing so much easier and enjoyable. I met her a few years ago. She was teaching me yet another way to make my sewing skills better and I made sure I got a front row seat, so I could tell her how much she meant to me. She was so very special. I would love to read the rest of the story.

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