Honoring Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman

Honoring Nancy Zieman

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Nancy Zieman

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Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC. is saddened by the death of our friend and colleague, Nancy Zieman, longtime host of the Sewing With Nancy TV show on Public Television. Thank you, Nancy, for a life filled with inspiration, education, and grace. We extend our condolences to Nancy’s family, friends, colleagues, viewers and readers. We all miss her so much.

 

After a long battle with cancer, Nancy passed away at home, surrounded by family, on November 14, 2017. A private funeral service is planned with family and close friends.

 

In lieu of flowers and cards, the family suggests a donation in Nancy’s name to Wisconsin Public Television, or to Hillside Hospice in Beaver Dam, Wis.

 

Or, you may share your sewing and quilting talents through Nancy’s Sew To Give.

 

Viewers, readers, and friends hoping to share their memories of Nancy’s life and inspiration are welcome to leave comments below.

 

Read the news release from Wisconsin Public Television.

 

Read Nancy Zieman’s biography.

 

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC.

211 Corporate Dr. Ste. D

Beaver Dam WI 53916

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975 Comments

  • ruth
    November 14, 2017

    so saddened by this news. Prayers to Nancys family. I have learned so much by watching Nancy thro the years.

  • Janet Stevenson
    November 14, 2017

    What a sad day for all of us. Deepest condolences to family and close friends of Nancy. She was such a special, generous, brilliant, couageous, and amazing woman.

  • Barbara Williams
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad. I feel as though I knew her as I have watched her for years. She has contributed so much. She will be missed. I know I will miss her. My prayers are with her family at this sad time.

  • Jan Simpson
    November 14, 2017

    A true inspiration and a lesson in grace and courage. Rest peacefully.

  • Karen
    November 14, 2017

    So sad to hear this news. Nancy has passed on to her eternal rewards.

  • G. Strong
    November 14, 2017

    My condolences to Nancy Zieman’s family. May she Rest In Peace.
    Godspeed Nancy

  • Dagmar Vena
    November 14, 2017

    Deepest condolences to Nancy’s family. She had a wonderful show that I loved to watch. She will be missed.

  • Linda Giese
    November 14, 2017

    Watched Nancy’s program for YEARS. Have books & videos. Such an amazing & courageous woman.!!!

  • Suzanne Laverdiere
    November 14, 2017

    So sad to hear that Nancy passed. I pray she is at peace and without the pain and burden of cancer any longer. Like probably millions, Nancy was the most inspiring person I’ve ever “known” and she is the reason I sew and create. She inspired in so (sew) many ways, as an artist, a businesswoman and as a humanitarian. The creative world is a lot less bright today. 🙁 May God Bless and Keep you. 🙁

  • DebbieW
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy, God speed as you go to your final home. I’m better to have known you. Thoughts and prayers to your loved ones.

  • AnnieM
    November 14, 2017

    A true educator. Thank you Nancy. You and my mom were my first sewing teachers. I am forever grateful. Rest In Peace, you deserve it.

  • Margarita
    November 14, 2017

    How awfully sad for Nancy and her entire family, and her loyal fans and followers. She’s been an inspiration through and through with all she’s shared with us over the years personally and professionally. She leaves a giant hole in the fabric of the sewing community and all those that loved her. Deepest condolences to Nancy’s loved ones. Thank you for all the years of teaching, sewing and inspiring us all.

  • Debi Young
    November 14, 2017

    It is so amazing to have your life touched in tangible ways and feel connected to someone you have never met! I love her calm informative style of helping us learn new techniques that made such a difference. While I hope we will continue to learn from her wealth of instruction, I will be saddened to know that she is not preparing episode of new things she’s sharing. Praying for her family and friends.

  • Linda Martindale
    November 14, 2017

    Oh this just brought tears to my eyes, and it’s so hard to believe. Rest in Peace, Nancy, you will be missed terribly! You inspired me from the very beginning of your tv career. I have watched every one of your shows and have so many of your books. My condolences to her family and friends. She has truly gone way too soon.

  • Susan Beard
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy has been a part of my TV viewing for probably 40+ years. I have learned so much from her. Not only about sewing and quilting, but also about humor and grace. She will be sorely missed.

  • Tana McCraw
    November 14, 2017

    Godspeed. Prayers for her family, friends, and colleagues. Nancy taught me so much throughout the years and I respected and admired her. This is heartbreaking.

  • Alice
    November 14, 2017

    So sad to read this. Looking forward to meeting Nancy again in heaven. Learned so much from her.

  • Janice Dietz
    November 14, 2017

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Nancy brought sewing and quilting into the limelight through her show. The techniques she shared with us will never be forgotten and neither will Nancy.

  • Cindy
    November 14, 2017

    Although I have never met Nancy, she has been a part of my life through Sewing for Nancy for decade. I have always felt she would be someone I would have a cup of tea with. I am saddened by her passing. God’s peace and strength to Nancy’s family during this difficult time.

  • Becky
    November 14, 2017

    I have long admired Nancy’s sewing and teaching abilities. Everything she did was with excellence. Her sweet and kind heart showed through in all her work. She was a blessing. She will be sorely missed, but we can still enjoy the legacy she left in books, blogs, and videos.

  • Cindy
    November 14, 2017

    Although I have never met Nancy, she has been a part of my life through Sewing for Nancy for decades. I have always felt she would be someone I would have a cup of tea with. I am saddened by her passing. God’s peace and strength to Nancy’s family during this difficult time.

  • MT Simpson
    November 14, 2017

    Such sad news. Nancy’s talent and grace will be sorely missed. Condolences to her family and thanks for sharing her with us.

  • Pat Collins
    November 14, 2017

    She will be forever in our hearts.

  • Iolanda
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad to hear that Nancy passed. My heart is broken. She was a talented and loving lady and she will be missed. Praying for her family and friends. May God be with them during this terrible time. Praying for comfort, peace, and strength. I will miss her. RIP my dear Nancy! <3

  • Sue Walker
    November 14, 2017

    Deepest sympathies to Nancy’s family, friends and co-workers. I have spent decades with Nancy watching Sewing With Nancy, learning quick and easy sewing techniques, getting her books and patterns. Nancy, you will be missed so much. I feel like I’ve lost a dear friend. Hope to some day sit alongside you learning new techniques for sewing angel wings and gossamer gowns. Rest In Peace dear lady.

  • Lucresia A Batschelet
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear this. I, along with many others, learned so much from her. My heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to her family.

  • Gayle Mitchel
    November 14, 2017

    I had to stop reading after the 1st paragraph and just cry for awhile. Grew up in Wisconsin and watched her on PBS for many years. She was such an inspiration to us all. My heartfelt prayers to her family and extended family. May God receive you with open arms into grace.

  • Jan Jacob
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry. What a sad loss. I pray she is in peace.

  • Anne Munro
    November 14, 2017

    Even though we knew – it is still so great a shock to hear that Nancy has passed away. I grew up watching her show from Canada on PBS – learning so many sewing and life related things. Thank-you Nancy.

  • Barbara
    November 14, 2017

    I have watched and learned from Nancy since 1983 and have many of her books. You will be missed by many. Rest in peace.

  • Christine Griffith
    November 14, 2017

    So very sad, but only finding relief in her relief of the suffering she endured most recently. Nancy continues to inspire us all and my personal privledge of learning so much from her!

  • Elizabeth
    November 14, 2017

    My heart hurts so much right now. I remember watching her as a child with my mother. Then when I became a mother and started sewing I began watching her show again. I don’t know what to say, I’m sorry for her family’s loss and the worlds loss of such a great person.

  • Dr Michael J Elinski
    November 14, 2017

    I am so saddened by the death of Nancy. I first learned about her in 2012, when I was teaching myself to sew and quilt, as a complete novice. Finding her show, Sewing with Nancy, played a major role in my learning this new skill, which was crucial in helping me redefine my life. No longer able to practice medicine due to HIV/AIDS, her inspiration and gift of teaching helped me fill a void in my life. Watching her DVDs and sensitive interviews, showed me a truly sensitive and empathic soul. She was a gift to us all and will be terribly missed. Fortunately, I have some of her videos that I can continue to watch and reread her autobiography, which was a deeply personal account of how Nancy turned her disabilities and challenges into motivation to create positive change in the world, largely through sewing and her charity organizations. She will be remembered my me forever as one of my most powerful mentors in learning to quilt.

  • Kathy
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy’s skill and grace have been a reassuring presence in my sewing life for decades. Her programs are so interesting and filled with possibilities. I will miss her and I send my deepest condolences to her loved ones. To be sure, she has left a wonderful legacy for future generations to enjoy.

  • Rose
    November 14, 2017

    What a sad day. What a talented lady. Thank you Nancy for sharing your passion and talents with us all. You have inspired millions.

  • Lin
    November 14, 2017

    The world has lost a very Special Lady today, but heaven has gained a valuable member!
    My heart goes out to her family, friends and co-workers, those who knew the Nancy behind the TV camera.
    Blessings

  • Charmaine Jackson
    November 14, 2017

    Rest In Heaven Nancy .

  • Linda C
    November 14, 2017

    My prayer are with the family, friends and work staff. My God Bless you and give you peace.

  • Fran
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy you have been such an inspiration to me for many years. I have watched your shows on tv since the 70’s and recently decided to begin learning how to quilt. As I read the news of your passing I felt like I had lost a dear friend. Prayers for your family and friends. May God wrap his arms around you, his good and faithful servant.

  • Lisa B
    November 14, 2017

    My thoughts & prayers for Nancy’s family, friends & colleagues. Thank you Nancy for teaching so many how to sew & quilt. You will be greatly missed!

  • Sally Hull
    November 14, 2017

    Sincere condolences, and prayers to Nancy’s family. She inspired so many…and, she will be missed!

  • Mary Bowles
    November 14, 2017

    Sad news for all of us in the sewing world, she will be dearly missed. I just finished reading her book, Seams Unlikely . She was very accomplished, she fought health problems all her life. God bless her soul and heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.

  • Vicki
    November 14, 2017

    May she rest in peace. Praying for her and her family. She will be missed by thousands i am sure. She was a great teacher and mentor. No one will be able to replace her.I am feeling very sad today.What terrible news.

  • Laura
    November 14, 2017

    I’m so sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. I’ve learned so much from her over the years. She was truly an inspiration. She will be missed!

  • Bridget Milner
    November 14, 2017

    Oh no… Just oh no..

  • Mary
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy will be sadly missed. I never missed an episode. RIP sweet teacher.

  • Linda
    November 14, 2017

    Although expected, this is very sad news…Nancy was my sewing mentor. She was such an amazing woman who was always able to provide us with an answer to any sewing question we might have. She will be greatly missed by both the industry and every sewer everywhere. My prayers and deepest sympathies to her family.

  • Patti W.
    November 14, 2017

    God Rest Your Soul Nancy, my sewing HERO. You have been a part of my life for so many years and like a family member to me. Thank You for your dedication, perseverance & wonderful smile that kept me sewing when I would get frustrated. Peace.

  • Sue Porter
    November 14, 2017

    I just finished watching an episode of Sewing with Nancy when I read that she had passed away. I did get to meet her several years ago and she was such a gracious lady. I have been watching her show since my little girl was young and use her techniques every day when I sew. My condolences to her family.

  • Charleen
    November 14, 2017

    To her family you have my heartfelt sympathies for your great loss I got to meet Nancy once and I always watch het programs.She was a very special lady who will be missed by all. Nancy you will never be forgotten. May you rest in the Lord’s eternal arms til we meet again. I will always remember the things you di to inspire me.

  • Elaine
    November 14, 2017

    Oh, how I will miss you Nancy. Rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior. Know that you will be truly missed here on earth. I am happy you are no longer suffering. Rest in peace.
    Laine

  • Dianne
    November 14, 2017

    I’m so sad by the news of Nancy’s passing. I feel like a close friend has passed. I started watching in 1982 and learned so much over the years. You will be truly missed Nancy.

  • Beverly
    November 14, 2017

    Nooooo, I’m so sorry to hear this. I have learned so much from watching her show, I am heartbroken. My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family. Love you Nancy and I hope for all of us sewer’s out there that there is sewing in heaven : )

  • Gladys Dunbar
    November 14, 2017

    So sad to hear that the world has lost one of the best instructors that the sewing and quilting world has ever know….I was finally able to watch her on the PBS app on my fire stick….I remember I use to hear my local PBS station something about sewing with Nancy but never really watched her show until this year….loved all her shows I was blessed to watch and will continue watch….Rest In Peace Nancy

  • Gwendy Coats
    November 14, 2017

    I started watching Nancy when she first came on TV. I was teaching clothing in high school at the time. About 8 OR 9 years ago, I had the privilege to meet Nancy and visit with her for about 15 minutes. She was such a gracious and wonderful person. Nancy will be truly missed. Rest in peace.

  • Laura
    November 14, 2017

    Saddened by the loss of Nancy Zieman
    I have been watching her sewing show for many years and this morning I watched her and a guest transform old t- shirts into bibs.
    Her grace and knowledge was a bright
    light for my mornings…..my condolences to her
    Family and Friends… May she Rest in
    Paradise……

  • Dorothy
    November 14, 2017

    I spent many happy hours on Saturday mornings watching Sewing with Nancy and will miss her for the talent and passion she shared. I loved it when she had a guest on her show that focused on a charitable sewing project, they were so inspiring! My condolences to her family and loved ones.

  • Jeannie Simon
    November 14, 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear this. I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy years ago and she was a very sweet and gracious lady. We all learned so much from her and she will be missed. My condolences to her family and friends.

  • Charlotte w
    November 14, 2017

    I too am sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. To her friends and family you were truly blessed to have her in your life. She was an awesome inspiration to me. Have many books, patterns and watched her show on PBS Saturdays. Will miss her but know that you have a beautiful angel looking after us all. God bless!

  • Leslie Buhl
    November 14, 2017

    God has welcomed her home. I am so saddened by this news even though it was expected. I loved that woman dearly and have followed her for the past thirty years. In the sewing world, she was my mentor and someone who’s website and videos you could turn to at a moments notice to get the answers to your questions or the product needed for a project. My sincere condolences to the Zieman family and to her friends and associates. God speed Nancy – God speed.

  • Emma Owens
    November 14, 2017

    Will so miss her. I’ve watched her for meany years. I guess all left to say is “Bye for now”

  • lori
    November 14, 2017

    I am so saddened to hear of Nancy’s passing. I admired her tremendous grace. My heart goes out to her family.

  • April Ellyson
    November 14, 2017

    I pray comfort for the family… So sorry for your loss.. I was watching the episode last night when she was sewing with her granddaughters.. she will definitely be missed by all!!
    “The love of sewing is our common thread”- Nancy ZIeman

  • Kathleen
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad. My kids watched her show with me when they were growing up. She was such a talented and compassionate lady. My condolences to her family and friends. We will miss her.

  • Dana Hall
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was my weekly go-to show on PBS in the 80s and 90s – I videotaped and rewatched so many times. And learned so much from her as I taught myself to sew on my fancy (at the time) Pfaff sewing machine. I absorbed the catalogs and even the information they imparted about tools and tips. She was a boon to the field of sewing and I hope she knew how valuable her contributions were. RIP Nancy.

  • Carla Scruggs
    November 14, 2017

    While I was never able to meet Nancy in person, she taught me so much through her books and videos. A big part of that was learning to just try new things, and not worry if they didn’t turn out quite right. It’s all a learning process, after all. So much of Nancy is in my home!
    We will miss her. Thanks for sharing her with all of us.

  • Margi Christofferson
    November 14, 2017

    I am so saddened to hear this. I remember well our classes together at UW-Stout and graduation day. We connected again when we both found ourselves on Minnesota’s Iron Range…she in Virginia and I in Hibbing. Always an inspiration to me in my career. RIP Nancy.

  • Diana
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was a very courageous and inspirational personality, her contribution to the world was a gift.

  • marcia
    November 14, 2017

    God rest your soul, dear Nancy.. You are an inspiration to all of us…. May you look down from heaven and continue giving us your wisdom.. Bless your family and may God give them the strength and love.Peaceful thoughts, dear friend..

  • Marie Finlay
    November 14, 2017

    My deepest sympathy to Nancys family. I feel so saddened by her passing , it’s like a close friend has past…I learned so much from Nancy over the years, she was very talent. May she R.I.P.

  • Chris Ranick
    November 14, 2017

    RIP, our friend Nancy. Our sewing superstar and icon has left us much too soon. Her generosity, warmth, creativity and knowledge will never be forgotten. Condolences to her family, this is a huge loss being shared by so many everywhere.

  • Norma Rosario
    November 14, 2017

    Today is truly a sad day for many people. I have been recording your show for years and have learned so much. You were truly one of a kind and will be so missed. You will never be forgotten. May you RIP.

  • Nancy Parker
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry for the family and sewing communities loss. So much talent and beautiful person. Prayers for all

  • Anne Hertzog
    November 14, 2017

    Goodbye, dear Nancy. You will never be forgotten. We will honor you by passing on your lessons to the younger generation. You have influenced more people than we can imagine. Rest now and we will carry on your work.

  • Jeanne Jabour
    November 14, 2017

    I am so saddened by this news. Nancy was my first “How to Sew” tv show and I was hooked after a few seconds! She taught me so much about techniques and new and innovative ways to create with my sewing machine. She made me feel creative and confident enough to tackle projects well beyond my sewing experience. And, she never once showed she was in a life threatening battle with cancer, I had no idea. How she was able to so generously share her her vast sewing knowledge and experience through her shows and publications during a time when she was fighting a terminal illness and the debilitating effects of treatment is beyond comprehension! The fortitude, determination, and strength of character it must have taken every day to do her show is humbling and inspiring. I will always cherish every lesson I learned from Nancy, and will do my best to follow her example of how to conduct the remainder of my years. My sincerest condolences to her family, her staff, and her friends. She was quite a woman!

  • Jessie Fyfe
    November 14, 2017

    I am so saddened to hear of Nancy’s passing and my prayers are with her family. She was such an inspiration to so many.

  • Susan A
    November 14, 2017

    Deeply saddened today at the loss of a wonderful person.
    Nancy, you were loved by all, and will be greatly missed.

  • Patricia Bowers
    November 14, 2017

    My condolences to Nancy’s family. I am deeply saddened, too. Both of the women ( my own mother and Nancy Zieman) who taught and inspired me to sew have now passed.

  • Debbie T
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy touched the lives and hearts of so many people. Sharing her talents and knowledge with us was such a wonderful gift. Her teachings, kindness, and inspiration will continue to live on. Heartfelt condolences to her family.

  • Dalia H.
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was my first sewing mentor! I always love watching how something came together and watching the machine stitch! Condolences to her family and the sewing community that followed and learned from her.

  • CJ Hines
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad to read this morning about Nancy’s passing. She certainly left a legacy. I’ve watched her through the decades and loved her humble spirit and love for sewing. She has left a void.

  • Janet Bradley
    November 14, 2017

    So sad to hear of the passing of Nancy. What an extraordinary person. My prayers are for her family and all if her people. God Bless You, Nancy.

  • Carolyn Schoenweitz
    November 14, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy’s family, friends and co-workers. She has been and will be an inspiration and good example of how life should be lived. Her love and sacrifice for others can and will continue through us. That’s a promise, Nancy! Love, prayers and hugs for all

  • Debbie
    November 14, 2017

    Hearing of Nancy’s death this morning brought tears to my eyes. Although I never had the opportunity to meet Nancy in person, she seemed like a good friend, and I felt that we all had a chance to know her. The world is a better place because of the way she shared her love of sewing with us throughout her lifetime. My sincere condolences to Nancy’s family. She will be missed.

  • Melissa Feuer
    November 14, 2017

    One person can make a difference in the world. Prayers and love to Nancy’s family. She will be missed.

  • Frieda Anderson
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad to hear this news this morning. Nancy was a great mentor to me. I always loved her show, but even more so I loved her as a person. She was kind, generous and caring. Always slightly funny and gentle. Nancy you will be greatly missed.

  • Annette Crain
    November 14, 2017

    Quite an classy lady, sewing expert and all around good person. I will remember her fondly when I think of a sewing teacher. Peace be with you dear Nancy.
    from: an admirer in Spanish Fork, UT

  • maggie leiterman
    November 14, 2017

    Even though I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Nancy in person, I felt I knew her like a friend. She has been part of my life for a big part of my life, she enriched my life and brought to tears with the news of her passing. I hope she didn’t suffer and was comforted by her family and friends. I send my condolences to all her family and close personal friends, as well as to the public friends like me, who will grieve too.

  • Debbie Hornbuckle
    November 14, 2017

    I am so saddened to by this news. She has been such an inspiration and I have loved watching her program every Saturday morning for many many years while I am working in my sewing studio. I will miss seeing her. She fought a courageous fight. Prayers for her family and friends. Thank you for sharing your love and talent with us all every week through the years. <3

  • Betty Wind Scuzzese
    November 14, 2017

    Such a wealth of knowledge and expertise to be lost to all . . watched her many times. Will be hard for anyone to follow in her footsteps, although she touched many ‘sewing lives’. God Bless you Nancy Zieman and RIP!

  • Melody
    November 14, 2017

    I am so shocked that we lost a very talented lady. I have been watching her shows for 20+ years. She is a very talented lady and she has taught me so much. I will miss her. I would like to send my condolences to her family.

  • Marion
    November 14, 2017

    So sad to hear this news. My condolences to Nancy’s family.

  • Lorie
    November 14, 2017

    A gifted and courageous person has left a legacy of sewists like no other individual has. She helped me overcome my fear of trying new things. Watching her calmly showing a different way to make something and make it work — has been a priceless gift to me. Condolences to her family and close friends. May you be blessed with comfort and peace.

  • Cath Morhan
    November 14, 2017

    Condolences to her family and friends.Thank you for sharing her with us over the years.She taught so many of us through her love of sewing. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers. <3

  • Joan
    November 14, 2017

    Sad to hear the news.She gave me many hours of pleasure through her books and videos.I have learned a lot from her. RIP dear lady.

  • bill
    November 14, 2017

    May she rest in peace and may god grant her a place in heaven..she will be missed by all she will never be forgotten.

  • Kay
    November 14, 2017

    The Sewing Communities of the World today grieve the loss of our dear friend Nancy Zieman, even if she never met us, she came into our homes to share her love of sewing. She is responsible for the talents of so many, she inspired us to achieve so much and provided us with an overwhelming love of creation. She will sadly be missed by so many for she was a rock star in our hearts. To her family, thank you for sharing her all these years with us; you have given us a gift we will cherish forever. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family and industry friends.

  • Lisa Yaeger
    November 14, 2017

    So very sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. She helped my mother through a stroke, and several bouts of cancer. My mother passed with her sewing machine in the room. Sewing was a huge part of her life.
    We will miss your kind spirit Nancy.

  • Shirley Robbins
    November 14, 2017

    I was so sorry to see this news. I loved her shows and books, and learned so much from her over the years. My condolences to her family and friends. Rest in peace, Nancy. You contributed much to the world and will be remembered and missed.

  • Lou Wagner
    November 14, 2017

    I will miss her, she was loved by so many, I will pray for her eternal rest. Thank you dear Nancy, for all that you did to help us all along our roads to sewing and all the friendships created along the way.

  • Dianna Hall
    November 14, 2017

    Know that she touched so many lives during her life. She changed people and created a pipeline for them to try new things and develop a talent in sewing and quilting arts. It is difficult to imagine the impact that this lady has had on the world and the world has lost an amazing soul.

  • Rhoda K
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. Even though we knew she was ill, it’s still hard to hear. I followed her TV program for many years and learned so much. Prayers go out to her family and co-workers. RIP Nancy.

  • Virginia Confer
    November 14, 2017

    I cannot stop crying

  • Barbara Foster
    November 14, 2017

    We will miss her thank you for all you did .sorry for your loss.I looked forward to see and learning from her .Prayers for the family.

  • Caroline
    November 14, 2017

    I was heart broken to hear this talented lady had passed away

  • Judith Huber
    November 14, 2017

    My deepest condolences to Nancy’s family and loved ones. I will miss her and all she brought to us on Sewing with Nancy. Her wonderful Christian spirit will continue through all the charitable projects she inspired. It is a great comfort to know that she is in heaven and free from all pain. May the Lord bless and keep you all in his perfect peace.

  • Kimi
    November 14, 2017

    The world has lost a beautiful, gracious lady. You will be dearly missed Nancy. You taught us to use our talents and make beautiful things for many years and always did it with such an air of beauty and gracefulness. You made hard things easier and challenged us to always learn and try something new. Thank you for sharing your many talents with us.

    Prayers for your family, friends and fans who are missing you already.

  • E.R. Guilkey
    November 14, 2017

    I watched as a child on PBS. I got into sewing because of her. I refer to her all the time when I teach sewing to young children. She was an inspiration and mentor to me. Condolences to her family.

  • Judith Huber
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry, she was wonderful. She was a beautiful Christian and inspired us all. We will miss her very very much.

  • Janice Lawrence
    November 14, 2017

    I was really saddened to hear that we lost a dear friend.
    My condolences to her family and close friends.

  • Barb Emerson
    November 14, 2017

    I will miss Nancy’s creative talents. She was an inspiration to me and to thousands of sewists, quilters and crafters for more years than I can remember. She will live on in her instructional videos and bring creative ideas to people for many years to come. Rest in peace Nancy.

  • Pauline Benson
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was a sweet, kind-hearted, hard-working, persevering woman who changed the sewing world for so many! No, I didn’t really know her except through television and her books. Thank you Nancy for all that you’ve taught us…in how to sew and how to gracefully and valiantly live life. Both, will be your legacy for many. Bless you as you journey onto the Kingdom—Bless your family and friends as they remember you.

  • Sandy
    November 14, 2017

    I was sad to hear the news of Nancy’s passing this morning. I have followed her off and on for as long as I could get her show on my local TV. Am so glad we have other avenues to see her show as our local TV station took that particular channel off the air last year. She was a great inspiration to me. I have made six givng quilts from the pattern she presented in 2015 and will be making more. Is such a great way to use your scrap stash and to remember Nancy, From now on I will label my quilts in her memory. Thank you Nancy and blessings to your family.

  • Terry
    November 14, 2017

    I’m so sadden to hear about the loss of such a sewing advocate. I watch her every Saturday morning . My prayers are with her family. She will be greatly missed.

  • Sandy
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Nancy”s death. God bless her. She will be missed by the thousands she inspired and taught to sew and quilt. Prayers for her family.

  • Vanessa
    November 14, 2017

    I am saddened to hear of Nancy’s death. The sewing world has lost a jewel. I send my condolences to Nancy’s family and friends at her passing.

  • Barbara Dinardo
    November 14, 2017

    I was so very sadden to hear of Nancy’s passing. She fought a tough battle. She has been my inspiration on many projects through her shows. She will be truly be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Rest in peace Nancy!

  • Michele Creager
    November 14, 2017

    I am greatly saddened to hear of your passing Nancy, I have enjoyed your instruction and creativity for many years. God bless your family dear friend. Until we meet again.

  • Win Maddox
    November 14, 2017

    So saddened. I will treasure my time meeting her, sewing with her, my picture of the two of us….all I have learned from her…especially how to turn sharp corners. I feel I have lost a member of my family. Nancy Zieman, you will never be forgotten. I am so happy with the time in which we live, as we are provided your media to continue watching, reading, hearing and loving you.

  • Diana D
    November 14, 2017

    I read Nancy’s email about her retirement and health issues with great sadness, yet I was shocked this morning to read of her passing. I have lost a friend, mentor, and an amazingly strong woman. A gracious and patient friend who came to spent time with me, in my home, every Saturday. I was so excited to meet her at expo two years ago. What an inspiration! I will carry a bit of her and her teachings with every Quilt I make through the love she gave. Gone…but certainly not forgotten. My condolences to Nancy’s family.

  • Kathy Banfield
    November 14, 2017

    I am so saddened to hear we lost such a wonderful person; Nancy has been an inspiration to me for so many years. I really learned all I know about sewing from Nancy and will always treasure her books. Blessings to her family and friends at this time.

  • Annette Deardurff
    November 14, 2017

    So very sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. I watched her for years and was so inspired by her boundless talents! I also enjoyed the many people she featured on her shows who were “giving back” in their communities as well as abroad. I will miss her, and i pray for comfort and peace for her family and friends.

  • sandy meyr
    November 14, 2017

    Thank you Nancy for giving purpose to my life through sewing for charity. And your grace & fortitude in your illness has been a great example for me. Nancy, your spirit lives on!

  • Peggy Bridgeman
    November 14, 2017

    So sad to hear the news that the sewing community has lost the one person that made sewing a thing of the future and not the past. She brought a whole new generation to sewing. She was blessed by the good Lord with a talent only a few have. Condolences to her family and friends.

  • Natalie Meeks
    November 14, 2017

    I am sad the we lost a beautiful, classy lady. Thank you to Nancy’s family for sharing her with.us all these years. My condolences to Nancy’s family. She will be greatly missed.

  • betty ridgway
    November 14, 2017

    so sorry to hear of her passing…watched so many of her tutorials…. and they have been a great help to me…..

  • Sam Lopez
    November 14, 2017

    I am very saddened by Nancy’s passing and am praying for peace and comfort for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed. May Nancy’s gentle spirit stay alive through our sharing all she has taught us to others. As long as we speak her name she will never be forgotten.

  • Marge Werden
    November 14, 2017

    THANK YOU, Nancy, for helping SO many of us, with the problems WE have in our lives. After my car accident in 2010, I had such a hard time coping with “life”…. YOU were one of those that helped me through that time. Just watching you. You were always SO calm… and SO smart… no matter what was happening in your life, you continued to be YOU! Thank you!

  • Cindy Hutchins
    November 14, 2017

    Eternal rest grant unto her, Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. My condolences to her family , co-workers and friends.

  • Kathleen
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. She has left us far too soon. I hope Nancy’s family and friends will take comfort in the wonderful legacy she leaves us with. I know that I will think of her often, especially every time I sew, which is often – thanks to all the wonderful skills I learned watching her programs. She will be greatly missed.

  • Joan
    November 14, 2017

    I am so saddened by this news. Nancy was indeed a Wisconsin treasure. Her love of sewing and her way of taking difficult techniques and teaching them in a way anyone could do is a priceless treasure to me. I started watching Nancy 25 years ago as a new bride needing to sew for necessity because we did not have a lot of money. Her books are my dearest treasures. My deepest sympathies to her famiy.

  • Dee
    November 14, 2017

    I am older than Nancy, and I’ve been sewing evrything since I was a small child. I didn’t find her show until 10 years ago. And yet she taught me so many skills. She was everything about sewing. Although I never knew her, I will miss her terribly as a sewer. But there was more to Nancy. Her warm personality radiated through the camera. She did programs about projects I had no interest in, but I watched every one, just to hear her voice, her laugh, her quiet confidence. Like Bob Ross, she came through the TV set and soothed us. Soar on, Nancy. You done good.

  • Patty Winkler
    November 14, 2017

    My heart aches with the news of Nancy’s passing this morning. I have enjoyed and learned so much from watching Nancy on the Sewing With Nancy programs throughout the years. She was truly a exceptional woman and will be greatly missed by many. RIP Nancy.

  • Margaret Winters
    November 14, 2017

    Although expected, we are never ready to lose someone. I never met her, but like others, felt like she was our personal sewing instructor, making the art and creativity through sewing available to many thousands of people. The warmth and kindness of her personality came through loud and clear. I will miss her very much. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends, who must continue on without her. I am grateful that she has left us with such a wealth of information from her books, TV programs, and leaflets. Rest in peace, Nancy, thank you for all you have done to help others.

  • Virginia Shirey
    November 14, 2017

    I have been a fan of Nancy’s forever! I have tapes and CDs and DVDS of so many of her programs. I even have one of her books that she autographed when she was at a sewing show in Pittsburgh, PA, near where I live. I identified with her background–growing up on a farm, learning to sew from my mother and in 4-H. My deep sadness really started when I read Nancy’s note last summer to all her friends. Such a special person! Her memories will be cherished, especially her acknowledgement of her faith that would see her through. Special blessings to all of her own family at this difficult time!

  • Shelia Harasimowicz
    November 14, 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear of Nancy’s death. She was a classy lady. She taught us all so much–even through facing her death with grace and thanks. My God be with her family at this difficult time.

  • Brenda Parker
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passion g, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.I been watching and learning from her from the very beginning. My prayers are that God will write His loving arms of comfort around her family and loved ones now and the days ahead..RIP and go fly high sweet friend…sincerely Brenda

  • Corinne
    November 14, 2017

    My mother was a huge fan of Nancy and her shows, books, notions, etc. and I remember watching a little with her back in the 80s – it was how I learned about sergers/overlock machines. After Mom died 8 years ago, I found many of Nancy’s notions among her things, and once I started sewing I put many of them to use – and set aside others for when I’m ready to start quilting. Nancy’s videos and tutorials have helped and inspired me so much, and I am so sad to hear that she is gone, though I am glad her pain is over. I am sure Mom will see you on the other side, Nancy, and have a warm smile for you and plenty of questions. <3

  • Babes
    November 14, 2017

    My heart is heavy with sadness this morning from hearing the news of the passing of Nancy Zieman. She’s been an inspiration to me, my family and no doubt countless tens of thousands, possibly millions across this country and the world sharing her techniques with sewing and quilting. We set our calendars to her programming on PBS and waited with excitement and anticipation for her show every weekend. She will be forever missed. My deepest condolences to her family.

  • Sandi Shorter
    November 14, 2017

    Godspeed Nancy. You fought the good fight and left a legacy that can’t be beat. Thank you for you did for all of us.

  • Barbara Showell
    November 14, 2017

    I’ll always remember Nancy as a little oasis of sanity during the toddler preschool raising years. Nap time was Nancy time. A good woman who will be remembered for a long long time. We are grateful for the time she gave all of us.

  • June
    November 14, 2017

    It is with great sadness that I read about Nancy’s passing. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to; watch many episodes of Sewing with Nancy, attend events that Nancy was a speaker for as well as speak personally with Nancy. She was a talented, generous and very gracious lady. A professional to the very end. I will miss her.

  • Karen Blackburn
    November 14, 2017

    Rest In Peace, Beautiful Lady. My heartfelt condolences to her family, friends, and co-workers.

  • Pam
    November 14, 2017

    Oh my .I am so sorry for the world’s loss.Nancy was a great teacher.I learned how to put in sleeves and frenc h seams via Nancy and her wonderful show.She will be so missed.

  • Marian
    November 14, 2017

    She left us a legacy, and a huge wealth of information for sewers, quilters, and aspiring hobbyists. She will forever live in all of our hearts as someone who inspired, allowed us the freedom to create and soar our imaginations with the world of sewing. No other sewing celebrity has touched any of us the way that Nancy has. My thoughts and prayers go to Nancy’s friends and family on this sad day, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Liana
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was truely a one of a kind lady. Some of my fondest memories are watching with my grandma and learning that I enjoy sewing and quilting. She will be missed but her legacy will go on in the hearts of those who love her. May you find peace. God bless.

  • Donna
    November 14, 2017

    So very sorry. I have learned so much from her shows over the years. Nancy was such a great teacher. Prayers for her family.

  • Kristine Klinker-Sartor
    November 14, 2017

    My heart is heavy for my cousin’s family. I have always had great pride and joy telling quilters and sewers that Nancy is my cousin. Yes, even in Texas Nancy has a great following. Nancy will truly be missed

  • Marilyn Barksdale
    November 14, 2017

    Heartbroken beyond words. A part of Nancy will always live within all of us who loved, respected, admired and were inspired not only by what she taught us about sewing but how to live a grace-filled life and how to prosper in the face of adversity. Flights of angels have guided her to her eternal rest, but our world will be dimmer for it.

  • Deb Brod
    November 14, 2017

    I felt like Nancy and I kind of “grew up together” through her TV show. We were about the same age as were our two boys when I began watching her in 1983. What a delight and a special treat she was each day for me as I anxiously sat down to watch her in the evening. I have so many of her VHS series, books, patterns…..she has been an amazing part of my life. Peaceful rest, sweet lady, and much love to your family. Your lessons will live on as I teach my grand daughter to sew.

  • Maria Hrabovsky
    November 14, 2017

    I am so very sorry and so deeply saddened to learn of Nancy’s passing! I learned so much from her through her TV series, “Sewing with Nancy” where, besides sewing, she also guided me along on my early learning path to quilting. We will not forget her nor her contributions! She will live on in my memories and always in my appreciation for all she taught and inspired. My deepest sympathy and condolences to her family!

  • Tricia
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to here of Nancy’s passing. Prayers for her family and coworkers. She will be missed greatly in the sewing world. I very much enjoyed watching her program every chance I got.

  • Delores
    November 14, 2017

    I have so many tears for her and her fmaily and myself i feel i have lost a great friend

  • Annette
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sorry to read of Nancy’s passing. She was a great teacher, and an inspiration of how to live a good life, giving and sharing her talents so generously. I’ve learned so much from her as a sewing instructor, and as a volunteer, without ever meeting her personally. I feel as if I’ve lost a dear friend, as do so many others. Thanks to her family and friends for sharing her with all of us.

    • Carolyn Duke
      November 14, 2017

      I am saddened beyond words! I will always remember the first time I met her…it was at PFAFF convention in Vegas and she was greeting everyone and handing out Hershey chocolate kisses! You will be missed so much Nancy Z.

  • Debby Gravunder
    November 14, 2017

    I first started watch Sewing with Nancy as a new wife in 1984. I was a military wife and we were stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. We only got 4 channels of TV and one was PBS. It was watching Sewing with Nancy that I sewed a stroller bag for my soon-to-come son. It is now serving it’s purpose for my grandchildren thirty two years later. While I will miss Nancy, I know that her sewing tutorials will live on in the minds of all of us “old-timers” and first-timers with the videos on PBS.
    Prayers to her family, friends and colleagues. I pray for your strength and her humor to remind you of the spirit she passes down to you.
    Oh Nancy, keep teaching and learning from all the quilters and seamstresses who have gone before you.

  • Ariana
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad to hear that Nancy passed today. My grandfather died from cancer and I know how painful it is for family and friends to see your loved one suffer. May her soul be at peace and prayers and love for her family. She was a force in the sewing world and an inspiration for so many of us. She paved the way for sewing teachers online. She will never be forgotten.

  • Donna Alvarado Ortiz
    November 14, 2017

    My heart was filled with sadness as I read about Nancy’s passing. She was such a beautiful person and an inspiration to so many. I loved watching her show and I remember learning so much from her. I know she leaves a big hole in her family but she touched so many of her viewers like me. Her family and those closest to her are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Peggy Finch
    November 14, 2017

    I am so grateful to have known Nancy through her “Sewing with Nancy” program on PBS. Her lessons improved my sewing skills in many ways. I am especially thankful to her for introducing me to “Little Dresses for Africa” in 2010. I have been sewing for that project from time to time since then. Her catalog has enabled me acquire sewing tools I’d never heard of and ones that would have been difficult for me to get in rural northwest Tennessee. Thank you, Nancy! May your sewing legacy live on through youtube and other media. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

  • Ruth Petty
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was a very talented and inspirational. I send my condolences to her family and friends, also a big Thank You to all that helped and allowed her to share her knowledge in teaching. As I read her post she is at peace and no longer in pain. Prayers for all during this time.

  • Cris Soluna
    November 14, 2017

    I grew up watching Nancy on PBS. My mom wasn’t particularly talented in sewing or crafting, but Nancy caught my attention. And I loved all the notions. As I got older and began to sew on my own, I remembered Nancy and her Notions show. It always brought a smile to my face. I think the world is a slightly duller place without Nancy’s smile and presence. I send my deepest condolences to her family. May her memory forever be a blessing.

  • Lois
    November 14, 2017

    As a long time admirer of this lady and what she has accomplished and the lives she bettered for her love of sewing, I along with her millions of fans will miss her. God speed and bless her. Prayers and condolences for her loved ones.

  • Linda Whitehead
    November 14, 2017

    I am so saddened to hear if Nancy’s passing. I have learned so much from her over the years. Her memory and legacy will continue in each if us that followed her. God bless her family.

  • Sandra
    November 14, 2017

    Thank you Nancy for sharing you love and talent for the art of sewing – be it fashion or quilts. You inspired many of us to keep stitching even when we thought it was hopeless. Rest in Peace dear lady.

  • Sandra
    November 14, 2017

    Thank you Nancy for sharing your love and talent for the art of sewing – be it fashion or quilts. You inspired many of us to keep stitching even when we thought it was hopeless. Rest in Peace dear lady.

  • chris
    November 14, 2017

    I grew up with Nancy, loved her always..a true loss to the sewing community and all of us..she will truly be missed for many years to come.
    RIP girl! and Soar with the Angels !!

  • Susanne
    November 14, 2017

    Certainly we can say, that she truly lived until the very end. She shall remain an inspiration to all of us…

  • Debbie P
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was an inspiration and a great lady!!
    Deepest Sympathy to her family – she will be missed!

  • Lynn Flatley
    November 14, 2017

    Condolences to Nancy’s family and friends. I loved her oasis of calm and friendliness on “Sewing with Nancy”. She was a source of encouragement and inspiration and will be missed by sewers everywhere. She leaves behind a wonderful and timeless legacy; so many of us here will keep her kind spirit and skilled instruction active, sharing her gifts on our screens and keeping her in our hearts with warm memories. So glad to have known Nancy through her work. And thanks to PBS too for supporting her excellent show for so many years!

  • stitchinsweetsue
    November 14, 2017

    wishing nancy’s family and colleagues peace and comfort in the coming days. so sad…

  • Cindy Long
    November 14, 2017

    RIP Nancy. We were fortunate to have you as an inspiration and to have gained so much from you. Thank you.

  • Alicia
    November 14, 2017

    I will never forget all you have taught me theough you wonderful show. You truely inspired me to sew. May you find peace.

  • Angela Rowland
    November 14, 2017

    I was sadden to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was she was an inspiration and a class act. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Luann
    November 14, 2017

    My heartfelt thanks and condolences to the family and friends of Nancy. The sewing community is so grateful that she shared her sweet smile and vast knowledge of sewing. She graciously shared everything she knew. Her generosity is contagious, and for that, I am grateful. Prayers to your family as you work through remembrances of how she touched so many of us.

  • Pat Peterson
    November 14, 2017

    I am saddened to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was an inspiration to all. My prayers are with her family and friends.

  • Pamela Foote
    November 14, 2017

    My very most sympathy to Nancy’s family. She was a very big part of my sewing world; may she rest in peace

  • Brenda Nimmo
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was a wonderful person and a great teacher. She was the one who taught me everything I now know regarding sewing and quilting! I always wanted to learn but never had anyone to teach me until I found the Sewing with Nancy program on TV. I feel so empty now that she’s gone but her memory and her teaching will live on forever as we all pass her knowledge on to the next generations. May God bless and comfort her family with the thought that she will live on in all whoever met or learned from her. RIP Nancy.

  • Cindy
    November 14, 2017

    So sad to hear this news. We are keeping the family and friends in our prayers. I have learned soooo much from Nancy for many, many years. Thank you Nancy for sharing your love of sewing with all of us. God bless.

  • Ellie
    November 14, 2017

    Bye for now, Nancy. Looking forward to seeing you on the other side.

  • Patricia Hersl
    November 14, 2017

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of the friend whom I never met but was with me for 40 years. May the Lord keep you in peace and love.

  • Ruth Simpson
    November 14, 2017

    Thank you for all you did for us!! I remember you being in my living room for years on your show every Saturday. When I saw you in person, I blurted out “Hi Nancy!” before I realized you didn’t know me. Bless you and your family, which includes thousands of fans everywhere.

  • Angela Delveaux
    November 14, 2017

    Blessings to you, Nancy, and to your close family and friends. Thanks for your inspiration, not just in sewing, but in entrepreneurship!

  • Sandra Gray
    November 14, 2017

    Thanks for the many years of inspiration!

  • Susan
    November 14, 2017

    Rest in heavenly peace. God bless your family.

  • Brenda Johnson
    November 14, 2017

    An icon and an inspiration. She will be missed by multitudes!

  • Mary Downey
    November 14, 2017

    Sorry to hear of her passing. I always loved watching her shows. I’m sure that I have learned a lot from her. May she Rest In Peace. Prayers for her family.

  • Maria
    November 14, 2017

    So very sad to hear this. I feel as though I’ve lost a very good friend. May she rest in peace. My condolences to her family.

  • Mary Ann Fogleman
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad to hear this. Nancy was a huge part of my sewing life, from the time I was young watching with my Mom to now as an adult using all her wonderful tips and advice to enhance my sewing skills. I felt like I knew her personally! Condolences to her family, may she rest in peace.

  • Bev
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy will be missed by many. I’ve been watching her from the beginning and feel as I knew her personally. I will continue to use her tips and tricks as long as I am sewing. She was such an inspiration to so many. May prayers are with your family at this sad time. May the Lord bless you and keep you Nancy.

  • Teresa Holder
    November 14, 2017

    So sad to hear. I’ve watched Nancy for many years.

  • Arlene Murphy
    November 14, 2017

    Thank you Nancy for teaching this newbie to sew and become a maker. May you live forever on Create so others can also have the advantage I did. You will be missed!

  • Pauline Mang
    November 14, 2017

    My sincere condolences to Nancy’s family. After hearing of the recurrence of her illness, she was much in my thoughts. Nancy embodied enduring values in an unvirtuous time. She was modest though very accomplished. She was humble though thoroughly celebrated. She was a patient, thorough teacher and a kind mentor. And she showed us how we could use our talents, undeveloped though they may be, to complete simple, practical projects to help others. To me, she was the embodiment of the strength and substance of generations of women who did a lot with a little, She took the home arts to a new level and kept knowledge alive. I am so sorry for her suffering. She will be greatly missed.

  • Sylvia Gould
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear this news. Prayers to her family and may she Rest In Peace. Thankful to Nancy for sharing her sewing gifts and talents with others so that we may learn and be inspired as well. She will be missed.

  • Shirley A Rash
    November 14, 2017

    So very sad. She has been an inspiration to sewers for many years. When you think of notions, you always think of Nancy’s Notions and of Nancy. I couldn’t see her show when it was first being showed to the public because I was either in California and now Nevada, but I’ve watched some of them on the Internet. She was always a great hostess for the show.
    She will be terribly missed.
    Her family should be very proud of her and all her talents and hope they celebrate her life.

  • Judi Cabanaw
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear this, I am saddened that she has passed. Her life was so inspiring,,,her suffering is now over.

  • Char Scheel
    November 14, 2017

    Please know how sadden I am to hear of her passing. She was awesome in teaching ability, intelligence & practical everyday sewing. I have been with her for most of 30 years, & I still use some of newsletters. I was delighted with her TV show, but most of all she inspired me with her disability, as I have one from polio. I know she is an Angel in Heaven. You have my deepest sympathy.

  • Trish iriye
    November 14, 2017

    I’m so sad that we’ve lost this amazing lady. Condolences to her family and to everyone who will miss her.

  • Mary Eisy
    November 14, 2017

    Loved, loved Nancy’s show and her many sewing and quilting tips. She will be missed by so many as you can tell already from all the tributes above.

  • David Domabyl
    November 14, 2017

    Thank You Nancy for sharing your talents with us. You will be deeply missed.

  • Louise
    November 14, 2017

    I’m very saddened to hear the news of Nancy’s passing. My condolences to her family and friends.. I’ve watched ‘Sewing with Nancy’ for many years on PBS. Her gentleness and incredible sewing skills were an inspiration to all of us. You will be.missed.

  • Doreen
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was not only a great inspiration to us sewers and quilters, but she was also a shining witness for her faith. I have her family in my prayers.

  • Nancy Rymer
    November 14, 2017

    I always felt a real affinity with Nancy. Not only because we have the same name, but because I too love to sew and I had Bell’s Palsy twice when I was a teenager. Luckily, I was left with only a small impairment that probably only I can see. So when I found her show on PBS for the first time, I was hooked. She lives in our memories forever. Thanks Nancy! You will be missed.

  • Laura Jean
    November 14, 2017

    My sincerest condolences to the Zieman family, and all of Nancy’s friends. All these years I’ve felt as though Nancy were my friend. Always there to teach me something new, help me when I got stuck, and encouraging me to keep creating. When I heard the news, I looked over to my sewing cabinet filled with my Nancy Zieman books, dvds, patterns, sewing tools and many projects waiting for completion I felt as though Nancy is still with me. I don’t know how to thank her enough for teaching me to sew and thus allowing me to create such beautiful things, other than to keep on sewing. So, thank you my dear friend, and bye for now.

  • Jill Blankenship
    November 14, 2017

    As a student of Nancy’s for many years, I always appreciated her giving as she did to teach the sewing craft. There is no way to know how many lives she touched around the world. Our sympathy to your close friends and family. Thank you Nancy and we will miss you.

  • Wilma Shearhart
    November 14, 2017

    I was so very shocked when I logged on to my emails and saw this article of Nancy passing. I feel as if I have lost a very good friend. Through the years of watching Nancy and buying her Seams Unlikely it just does not seem possible. God Bless the Zieman family. Her life will live on with all of us. Prayers to all of you.

  • Carol Gonzales
    November 14, 2017

    I am so saddened by this news today. The world will surely miss you Nancy. We learned so much from you about sewing and about life.
    My sympathies to your family and to all.of us who will mourn your loss.

  • Cathy Serafinowicz
    November 14, 2017

    So very sad to hear this awful news.
    I will miss her so much.She taught me loads about sewing,she was so lovely,and an inspiration to all.Her goodness shone through,a beautiful woman inside and out.
    R IP Nancy. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Lorraine
    November 14, 2017

    I am saddened by the news of Nancy’s passing. She was an inspiration. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

  • Jean
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was such a talented, caring, and classy lady. Her influence on sewers, and quilters was far reaching. My sympathy goes to her family, colleagues, and friends.

  • Gail
    November 14, 2017

    I am saddened to hear of Nancy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones and friends.

    • Alison Beiko
      November 14, 2017

      Thank you Nancy for all your years of dedication to teaching us or to improve our sewing skills. I started watching your show just after getting married and you had just started your show.

      You are a true inspiration and loved by many.

      Godspeed Nancy…

  • Nancy W
    November 14, 2017

    She was such a lady, inspiration, and pioneer. A loss for All and will be missed. My condolences and prayers to her family. Blessed for her sharing her passion and knowledge.

  • Pat Immel
    November 14, 2017

    I am greatly saddened by Nancy’s passing and hope she is at peace now. I grew up a couple of miles from where Nancy grew up…she was my babysitter for years when I was growing up…I think we really taught her self-control. It was fun watching her career blossom and become a celeb! RIP.

  • Bobbie
    November 14, 2017

    I’m so sad to hear this. She taught me so much. She was a gifted teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • Claire S.
    November 14, 2017

    My deepest condolences to Nancy’s family and friends. Rest in peace.

  • Wilma b.
    November 14, 2017

    My prayers go out to Ms Nancy’s family. I pray that you are touched with love and understanding in your loss. Ms. Nancy will be much missed.

  • Zane Brown
    November 14, 2017

    Thank you Nancy for helping us all to learn to sew. For helping improve our techniques and learn new ones. We will never forget what you have taught us over the years. I will miss you and think of you often if not everyday.

  • Paula
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad for us, but glad that Nancy is pain-free now. My sister and I grew up watching Nancy because our Mother always had her show turned on. Mother was a great seamstress, and got a lot of her inspiration from Nancy. She will be greatly missed by so many. Prayers for her family.

  • Barbara Garnier
    November 14, 2017

    Hugs and condolences to her family. I learned so much from her (even met her once) over the years. While she alive, my mom watched every episode even though she didn’t sew. A huge loss for the worldwide sewing family.

  • Jane
    November 14, 2017

    A sad and difficult time, it was never supposed to be like this. She knew and proclaimed her Savior, we will see her again. She was an overcomer, we learned much from her.

  • Lisa Boudreaux
    November 14, 2017

    There’s going to be some mighty stitching in Heaven tonight! May she rest in eternal peace.

  • Peg
    November 14, 2017

    I hope Nancy knew that she changed the world for the better. My thoughts go out to her family.

  • Liz Hamilton
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy taught me most of what I know. I loved her “can do” style, and easy techniques, and so looked forward to every episode. It’s wonderful that the invention of the internet allowed me to share her work from England. I can’t easily make a donation, but Nancy did inspire me to take on the challenge of “Quilt to Give” so I do so every year, and will continue the tradition in her honour. The love goes on………..Thanks Nancy.

  • Celeste Vardaman
    November 14, 2017

    My condolences to Nancy’s family. She was such a good teacher, always inspiring those of us who sew to become more accomplished. Even when confronted with devastating health challenges, she was able to keep sewing. May the love and admiration expressed by so many here be a comfort to her family in their time of loss.

  • Maryann Cassidy
    November 14, 2017

    My prayers and heartfelt gratitude for this remarkable woman who has touch so many of our lives through the creative talents and gifts of sewing/teaching and communication. She will be truly missed.

  • Gloria Sweet
    November 14, 2017

    My sincerest condolences to Nancy’s family. She is now without pain and I hope that thought brings some comfort to her family. She has left a void in the sewing world and will be greatly missed.

  • Jan
    November 14, 2017

    What a beautiful difference one single life made. Second only to my mother – I learned so much from you. you will be so so missed.

  • Mary Schulz
    November 14, 2017

    I am so saddened by this news. I have been watching her show for so many years. I always like to tell everyone my kids always groaned when I turned it on Saturday mornings as I cut into their cartoon time! But, that was my half hour to learn more about the wonderful art of creating with fabric. I learned many things from her. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all.

  • Shirley
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy you left us to soon. God Bless you an your family Rip my friend.

  • Margie Warnix
    November 14, 2017

    I am saddened by the loss of Nancy Zieman. She was an inspiration to millions of sewers around the world. My condolences to her family, she will be missed.

  • Marilynn Swingle
    November 14, 2017

    Condolences to her family for their loss. She meant so much to others and was an inspiration. RIP

  • Linda
    November 14, 2017

    God needed another angle !! His will was done
    My sincere condolences to the family . Know that she was loved and is with our Heavenly Father

  • Kim M Harrington
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was one of the bravest women I know, next to my own mom and my mother-in-law. She faced life with the faith and courage of a warrior and with the grace of a woman of God. Nancy, you have given us sew much! May the Lord keep you and bless you.

  • Karen
    November 14, 2017

    My heart goes out to Nancy’s family and friends. I owe so many of my sewing skills to her show, I would watch it every week after I retired, and enjoyed all of her ideas and methods for sewing. I will miss her.

  • Shirley Saunders
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad to hear of your passing. I was lucky enough to have met you several times and you were always so classy and elegant. You inspired people all over the map. Your kindness and generosity will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to your family and friends. We love you Nancy!

  • Debbie Banner
    November 14, 2017

    So sadden by this. I learned so much from Nancy. Crafters and sewers all over the world will miss her dearly. I know I will.

  • Sally
    November 14, 2017

    Although I’m only an aspirational sewer, I always find Nancy’s program, instruction and ideas to be fascinating.
    I will miss her presence.

  • Jackie
    November 14, 2017

    Prayers and good memories will be in my heart today.
    God Bless

  • Melissa Thacher
    November 14, 2017

    I am so very sad to hear this news. So hard to take in. Nancy you were simply the best!! I and all the rest of the sewing world will miss you greatly. Thank you for everything you did that taught myself and others so many things that without you we wouldn’t have been able to understand let alone master.

  • Debbie in Austin
    November 14, 2017

    Her calm, kind demeanor was SO helpful as she explained so many seeminngly tricky things. My sympathies and condolences to her family and all those who worked with her. Her program was a hige and very impactful gift to the nation!

  • Susan Mullen
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. I so appreciated her kind, dignified presentation of projects. Her presence on her TV show and videos was always so positive. I felt encouraged by her! She was such a gift to those of us who only knew her through TV, videos, and her catalog. I know she was a great gift to her family also.

  • Rebecca Price
    November 14, 2017

    I feel like I’ve lost a friend, though we’ve never met. Praised God, we will one day. Heartfelt sympathy to the family of a lady who taught me much. Nancy will surely be missed.

  • Maria H
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy made things appear easy with her carefree way of showing us ‘how to projects.’ My heart goes out to her family….

  • Donna Watkins
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was born to be a teacher and brought so much joy to all who learned from her. She had grace and courage and the world will miss her. Best wishes to her family and colleagues.

  • Lisa
    November 14, 2017

    What an amazing woman! I watched her shows as a young mother learning to sew! She was graceful and knowledgeable. I feel like she touched everyone who watched her. My love and prayers go out her family and those who worked along side her.

  • Annette
    November 14, 2017

    So sad to read this. Loved watching Nancy all these years. Such a talented lady…will miss her.

  • Linda Andersen
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear about Nancy. She was a great person and helped so many of us to enjoy our love of sewing.

  • Pat Black
    November 14, 2017

    Oh my goodness! My heart is heavy, Nancy. I will sorely miss you! Your programs will be cherished. Your sad goodbye was thatread with tears, the verse from Proverbs is my own personal “LifeVerse” that I seek to live by each day. So glad we share that, and the Lord, together. It will make my grief easier. I know you are praising the Lord in your new eternal home, Hugs, Pat

  • Kathy
    November 14, 2017

    Such a loss. My condolences to her family. THANK YOU Nancy — for the years of enjoyment, learning and laughs. RIP

  • Janet Pedder
    November 14, 2017

    My deepest condolences to Nancy’s family and friends. I will miss her deeply. I so enjoyed her show Sewing with Nancy , her Blog, her classes at Beaver Dam and the Quilt Expo. I just used one of her tips the today! So grateful for her teaching, Her personal relationship with her God as she understands her God is so inspiring. I was fortunate to meet her at the Quilt Expo- what a gracious person, such a role model. Your spirit lives on Nancy! Thank you for all you have done to using sewing as a medium to communicate and help so many, many people, including myself.

  • Norine Long
    November 14, 2017

    I remember watching Nancy’s program in the early ’90’s. I have enjoyed all the guests she had on her programs and learned a lot from her.

    God bless her and keep her. She will be missed.

  • Kathy Strong
    November 14, 2017

    Thank you for everything Nancy….My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family….I am so sorry for your loss!!! I loved her for so many years. She will be greatly missed!!! <3
    Kathy Strong

  • Linda McCormick
    November 14, 2017

    After sewing on my own for years, I found Sewing with Nancy and like thousands of others, I learned so much from Nancy – she ranks right up there with my Girl Scout leader who first introduced me to sewing many, many years ago. I will think of Nancy every time I turn my sewing machine on. My heartfelt condolences to Nancy’s family and close friends.

  • Marilyn Scott
    November 14, 2017

    Bye for now………! I am so sad to learn of Nancy ‘ s passing! I try to catch her show every week and have loved learning from her since her shows began!!! What a talented seamstress and quilter! She was such a sweet and classy lady! You will be missed!!! As you always closed…Bye For Now!

  • Pat
    November 14, 2017

    Thoughts and prayers to family, friends, colleagues, and all sewers who followed Nancy. She was an inspiration to all. I will miss her show, blog, and publications. Thank you Nsncy for all you did. Rest In Peace.

  • Terri Doyle
    November 14, 2017

    Sad as I am to hear this news, Nancy lives on through, not just through her family, but her books and videos and through all the thousands of people she taught. So thankful I knew her (though we have not met other than at shows) for kind and generous people like Nancy influence the world for the better.

  • Becky
    November 14, 2017

    I did not know Nancy personally but I did know her as a sewing enthusiast and educator. I had taken up sewing after getting married and becoming a mother. I did not know anyone that shared my interest until the day I found Sewing with Nancy on the tv. Now I knew I had a friend and over the years have learned so much from her. The year the Quilt Expo came to Madison I knew I had to attend it. It was my first major Quilt show I had ever went to. Thank you Nancy for giving me a passion for all things sewing. You will never know how much you have meant to me.

  • Sadie Casey
    November 14, 2017

    My deepest sympathy to all the Zieman family of Nancy’s…..she will be greatly missed by us all and especially you, her own family. She loved life and doing all that she did in her career, that was plain to see, how enthused she was for creating & helping her viewers to learn. I myself, want to that you ALL —her family….for SHARING your wife, mother, and grandmother with us all these years.

    She had a strong faith, which she let be known to us in her final letter to her ‘viewer family’, I was so happy to see that. May it be a comfort to your hearts to know that the Good Lord has now made a ‘perfect Nancy’, with absolutely NO problems anymore of any kind! She’s feeling the best she’s ever felt in life and I’m sure that God has given her a ‘special task’ for Him in heaven, whether it being singing Praises, mending angel’s wings, or creating new wings and halos—she’s still keeping busy.

    May God give each of you family members the peace and comfort you need in your days ahead. May He put a song in your heart and a smile on your face with a happy memory, when you wish for ‘one more time’.

  • Michael M.
    November 14, 2017

    While helping with the fundraising team for both WPT’s Quilt Expo and SWN, I always felt like a colleague with Nancy. Her respect, grace, good humor and authentic humility led the way for a team effort on any work project. With as much fame as she rightly developed in her long career, she still had such a tender way of making all of us around her feel as though we belonged — that our input and our efforts mattered to her. Such a special person! Blessings to Nancy’s family and close friends.

  • Dona Lamoureux
    November 14, 2017

    To Nancy’s family and working family I send my deepest and heartfelt condolences. To me Nancy was my “sewing guru”. I have all her books and the booklets which accompanied her programs. She was so special to me even though I had never met her personally I felt I knew her and she was my greatest teacher. Visiting “Nancy Land” has been on my bucket list for many years but it will not be the same without her in our world. She will never be forgotten; she offered so much to so many. Gone now but never forgotten.

  • Sue
    November 14, 2017

    Thank you, Nancy, for all the sewing practices I learned weekly from watching you. Also for the segment in your program with your Guests, in person and in Skype. I enjoyed it all. You gave so much to your listeners. We learned and became as interested in others ideas to bring the gift of joy.
    Rest in Peace. Your spirit is with us.
    My Condolence to your Family and Friends at their loss in the life they shared with you.

  • Marshawn J
    November 14, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Nancy Zeiman’ s family and friends. I grew up watching her with my Mom on the PBS channel. Her talents will be greatly missed. God bless!

  • Elaine Pelletier
    November 14, 2017

    A sad day that we must say goodbye to this beautiful woman. Thank you for all you have contributed to the sewing world. We were blessed to have you in our lives.

  • Phyllis
    November 14, 2017

    My deepest sympathies to all Ms. Zieman’s family and friends. She was an inspiration and a blessing to many. The sewing and crafting world is a better place because of her. May God bless her soul, and may her family share loving memories of her during this most difficult time.

  • Debbie Kelly
    November 14, 2017

    I never met Nancy in person but she has been a friend for many years. I have learned SEW very much from her and continue to do sew. My heart is breaking for her family which includes sew many of us in the sewing and quilting world. RIP Nancy Zieman. You will be missed sew very much by more people than you could ever have imagined.

  • Joey Jackson
    November 14, 2017

    My prayers go out to Nancy’s family and to her staff. I had enjoyed her shows for many years. I have always admired her and have learned so much from her over the years. She was an inspiration to me and many others. She will be greatly missed.

  • Gay Ferland
    November 14, 2017

    Saddened by the news of Nancy’s death. Cancer sucks! I will miss her dearly. I learned so much from her in my beginning days of quilting. Rip Nancy.

  • LaToria Bolling
    November 14, 2017

    I’m sorry to read about the passing of Nancy Zieman. My condolences to her family. I have learned so much from watching her through the years. She will truly be missed.

  • Sharon K
    November 14, 2017

    My deepest condolences to Nancy’s family. Her loving and giving spirit will go on and be a testament to all the people whom she encouraged throughout her career. She was an inspiration to many, many sewers!

  • Connie
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. As all have mentioned, we have watched her shows for so long that we feel as if we knew her but really have never met. Beautiful person. Condolences to her family.

  • Deane McPherson
    November 14, 2017

    So incredibly sad to hear the news. What an inspiration she was. I have enjoyed her books and television program. Thoughts and prayers for the family. I will miss her.

  • Jan
    November 14, 2017

    I am so saddened by this news. I have been a Nancy watcher for over 20 years. She was an inspiration to me and brought me to quilting pleasure. Her body is healed and she is with Jesus in Heaven right now teaching a whole new batch of people how to quilt and sew. May her family, friends, and fans all find comfort in the love and peace only Jesus can give each of us!! God Bless you Nancy and thank you!!!

  • Alana Cunningham
    November 14, 2017

    I am saddened by the news of Nancy Zieman’s passing. I extend my condolences to her family and friends. Nancy has truly been an inspiration, and I’ve watched her PBS tv shows for countless years. The sewing world will not be the same. We’ll miss her very much.

  • Peggy V
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sorry for the loss of my “friend” Nancy. I felt like she was my friend and looked forward to attending her sessions every year at “Sewing Weekend.” She made everyone feel special and she will be sorely missed. I wish to extend my sympathy to Nancy’s family, friends, and sewing family.

  • Gina
    November 14, 2017

    I’m sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. I was truly inspired by her TV programs. She is leaving behind a wonderfully rich legacy.

  • Paula
    November 14, 2017

    I grew up watching her. She will be missed.

  • Deb
    November 14, 2017

    An icon gone too soon. PEACE

  • Michelle
    November 14, 2017

    A very sad day for all. Heartfelt prayers to the family, work family and friends. I will miss her spirit here on earth.

  • Janet Leigh
    November 14, 2017

    I am so glad that I got to meet her and attend the 30th anniversary show!! What a memory! We will miss her terribly! She was a great inspiration for many! Thoughts and prayers for her family and for the world of sewing.

  • Sarah Wood
    November 14, 2017

    Rest in peace, Nancy. Love,
    Sarah Wood

  • Maria
    November 14, 2017

    I was so fortunate to meet Nancy Zieman at a sewing eveent in Rhode Island few years back. She was so informativein sharing her sewing knowledge and i especially loved her “blond” jokes. I purchased several of her books which she signed and i will forever treasure them. I will continue watching her show ad long as it runs. My condolences to her family

  • Lauren
    November 14, 2017

    Thank you Nancy for all of the happiness you brought to our world.

  • Doris
    November 14, 2017

    What a loss for us all. She was such a beautiful person. Have watched her show from the beginning and learned so much. Prayers for her family.

  • Mary
    November 14, 2017

    Such sad news. Nancy was an inspiration to so many. She will be missed. Deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

  • Sheryl
    November 14, 2017

    God bless you Nancy! Your will be missed enormously. I pray that God holds you in his arms and fills you with peace. And, God bless Nancy’s family at this sad time.

  • Sidney
    November 14, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy’s family. Nancy inspired so many people and I learned a lot from her books and shows.
    She was the Julia Child of sewing.
    Nancy Zeiman will be missed by millions.

  • Sylvia daSilva
    November 14, 2017

    I am so saddened to hear of Nancy’s passing….I feel like an old friend has gone. Nancy was a huge source of my inspiration in my sewing; she gave me the confidence to try things I hadn’t thought I could do, she inspired me to think about charity and inspired me to sew for those less fortunate, and generally taught me a lot of the skills I possess today, after sewing for 53 years! A truly beautiful soul! May she rest in peace. My sincerest condolences to her family; you are in my prayers.

  • Christine Faris
    November 14, 2017

    I have always appreciated Nancy’s beauty, grace and talent and will miss her inspiration. Sincerest condolences to her family and friends. Thank you, Nancy- I felt I knew you personally.

  • Deena Tveit
    November 14, 2017

    May her memory be for a blessing!

  • Deborah Penner
    November 14, 2017

    Watched Nancy’s program from the beginning and ordered products from her catalog from the start. Was always appreciative of the creativity and hints she inspired. Her mail order business allowed me (a woman from a small rural town) to purchase and use products delivered to my home. When she started there were few sources for these items. She will be greatly missed!

  • Debra Grantham
    November 14, 2017

    May you Rest in peace. Prayers to the family. Nancy is The reason I began watching PBS. I learned so much from her. God Bless.

  • Robin Granger
    November 14, 2017

    I was 25 years old when I saw my first Sewing with Nancy video. I am now 60 and continue to sew, Bless her! My thoughts and prayers go to her family and to all her fans worldwide. Keep sewing that will keep her alive in our memories!

  • Donna Rowland
    November 14, 2017

    My heart goes out to Nancy’s family and friends. Her light will continue to shine through all those she touched over the years! I will miss her enthusiasm for sewing.

  • Sherry
    November 14, 2017

    Because of Nancy and her encouragement to teach me to sew with confidence has molded my life. I had a few blessed occasions to meet her in person and feel her warmth. My condolences to her family and please know she was a special talented genuine lady. She has left a lasting impression on my heart.

  • Suellen Holmes
    November 14, 2017

    I truly feel like I have lost a friend today. I have learned so many things over the years from Nancy on her show. My deepest condolences to her family.

  • Kathy
    November 14, 2017

    Sincerest sympathies to Nancy,s family. My prayers are for you in this trying time.

  • Terri D'Ambrosio
    November 14, 2017

    Condolences to the family. Nancy will be missed by all

    of us.

  • Linda Oleksy
    November 14, 2017

    My deepest condolences to Nancy’s family. Thank you for sharing Nancy with all of us.! She taught us so much and we are eternally grateful for her teachings. She will be remembered forever and she will live on in all our projects that she taught us how to do. We will miss Nancy because she was in our living rooms weekly while watching her public tv show. Be at peace Nancy. You were loved by so many! You will be missed ,thank you for everything you taught us. God Bless Nancy

  • Dianne
    November 14, 2017

    I learned so much about sewing from her shows and learned so much about courage from how she lived her life. She will be very much missed.

  • Sally
    November 14, 2017

    My condolences to Nancy’s Family so very sorry to hear of your loss a wonderful woman an inspiration to all. You will be sadly missed by all

  • Jennie
    November 14, 2017

    We all have lost a great friend and a talented teacher today. Thanks Nancy for all that you did for us.

  • Laurie
    November 14, 2017

    I feel like I’ve lost a dear friend, even though I wasn’t lucky enough to meet her in person. I followed her throughout her career. I learned so much from her. She put the joy of sewing back into me when I young mother and I haven’t stopped sewing since. I loved reading her biography. Now we have a sewing angel to look down on us and give us inspiration. Rest in peace Nancy .

  • Roberta Chabot
    November 14, 2017

    My sympathy and prayers to Nancy’s family. She is like an old friend just from watching her show for years. I will miss her.

  • Bonita
    November 14, 2017

    So sad to hear about Nancy passing. She was easy to learn from, with her quiet, soft demeanor, & engaging personality. Heaven is waiting for all of us.

  • Rhonda Hellner
    November 14, 2017

    so sad to hear of her death and many wishes for all her family and friends and TV audiences for comfort in this sad time. may we all remember her vibrancy and share her sewing skills with our children and grandchildren to let her legacy live on. She was one of the sewing professionals that I shared many a Sat morning watching and dreaming and have many gadgets that she shared with us as her audience.

  • Karen
    November 14, 2017

    I feel like I’ve lost a dear friend. I have watched her shows from the beginning. We even share the same faith. I will pray for her family for peace of mind. Your Nancy has left a great legacy of grace and talent.

  • Sandi Hopp
    November 14, 2017

    Family and Friends of Miss Nancy – I am so sorry for your loss. I have personally watched sewing with Nancy for several years. I am always a little miffed when pbs takes time out to do their fundraiser, but I know if they don’t raise money, I won’t be seeing sewing with Nancy every Saturday morning and afternoon. I have learned soooooo much from her and taken some of her classes. What a joy to meet her in person. She projected such grace and so very warm. I’m sure you will miss her terribly, but rejoice in the fact she has secured the future of quilting, because I’m sure generations will continue to learn from her television programs. Blessings!

  • Gina M
    November 14, 2017

    Profoundly sad

  • Donnice White
    November 14, 2017

    My thoughts are with her family. She will be missed.

  • Diana Adamson
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. She always seemed like a friend that was teaching you to sew. The way she taught was very common sense and made learning easy. I will miss knowing that she was in my world doing what I also love to do. I pray God comforts her family and friends.

  • Lisbet
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sorry RIP

  • Marylyn J. Miles
    November 14, 2017

    So very very sorry to know that she has passed away, today we lost an Angel who did an amazing job teaching and sharing her expertise with many the world over. My prayers sent for Nancy and her family, that the Our Lord will comfort them all during this difficult time, in Jesus name I pray…

  • Lisbet
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sorry

  • Debbie Thornley
    November 14, 2017

    I was very sad to hear the news. I have always loved her show and learned and been inspired so much by her.

  • Renate
    November 14, 2017

    “There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning …”(The bridge of San Luis Rey. New York: Albert & Charles Boni 1929, S. 139) – Dankeschön für viele tolle Videos – für die Lebenszeit die Nancy uns geschenkt hat – Die besten Wünsche für die Familie – in einer schweren Zeit – The more nicely and more fully the recollection, is the heavier the separation. But the gratitude transforms the torture of the recollection into a quiet joy. One carries the past beauty not like a sting, but how a precious present in himself. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

  • Donna C
    November 14, 2017

    The news we have all been dreading since Nancy’s announcement. A bright light in our world has dimmed. Condolences to Nancy’s family, friends, and co-workers.

  • Rosalyn
    November 14, 2017

    The sewing world has been truly blessed to have Nancy’s guidance and instruction for so very many years. Her gentle and compassionate spirit will live on with those who were so fortunate to learn from her. Her family should be most honored to call her wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed.

  • Sharon
    November 14, 2017

    To Nancy Zeiman’s family and co-workers, friends and fans, I do not know Nancy personally, but she has been a part of my TV life for a very long time. She taught me to love to sew again. I watch her video’s over and over. I have learned so much from Nancy. Thank you Nancy. I will miss you very much. I feel like I have lost a good friend,you are compassionate, loving and kind. RIP. God Bless you, and your family.

  • Debbie
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Nancy Zieman. I have been watching Sewing With Nancy since the 1980’s. I would borrow VCR tapes from the Library to watch. I received the Nancy Notion catolog yesterday. Nancy has taught me so much about sewing. May God bless your family.

  • Ruth Foote
    November 14, 2017

    A terrible loss. I loved watching her show. She had a way of making what seemed a daunting, complicated task EASY. I am hopeful that the PBS station in this area will continue to run her shows. Sew on Nancy. Condolences.

  • Julie
    November 14, 2017

    Three generations of sewers in my family have learned from Nancy. It is with a very heavy heart that I pass along my condolences to her family for their loss. The sewing community has lost, what I consider, the Mother of sewing. She taught us like a mother or grandmother would, with patience and understanding of our inabilities. May your memories carry you thru this time with a smile.

  • Natalie
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad to read about Nancy passing. I’ve learned so much from her and I Thank you so much for all the wonderful tv episodes and on you tube. My condolences to her family and friends. Rest in Peace,Nancy. You will be missed.

  • Melody
    November 14, 2017

    Thank you for almost 20 years of watching Sewing with Nancy on Monday thru Fri. I have learned so much from her. Wow!!
    Prayers for family & friends. Our Lord will give strength & peace & comfort.

  • Darlene HC
    November 14, 2017

    To Nancy’s family, I am so very sorry. I have a story to tell about her that shows what a down to earth person Nancy was. A number of years ago, I entered her garment contest two years in a row. When going to the High School one of the years for the fashion show, my friend and I encountered Nancy pulling up in her van. She was delivery an ironing board for the event. My friend asked if she could carry it for her and she said, “No just get the door.” Here she was running a big expo and dropping off the ironing board and carrying it herself when she had staff who could have done it for her. She was just that kind of person, genuine and real. I write this with tears in my eyes. Nancy gave us “sew” much and she will be dearly missed.

  • Char
    November 14, 2017

    May she rest in peace. I have learned so much from her programs that she felt like family. She will be missed.

  • Terri Stephen
    November 14, 2017

    She touched us all and was an inspiration to sewists everywhere. Thank you for upping our game. May you rest in God’s loving embrace.

  • Kay D
    November 14, 2017

    What amazing contributions you have made to the world of sewing! The world is a better place because of you and especially the creative world, thank you to you and your family, you will be dearly missed.

  • Lorraine Teel
    November 14, 2017

    What a bright light Nancy was. Her quiet smile and chuckle when she goofed always helped me through the many times I sewed garments inside out or cut before measuring twice. I liked to pretend Nancy was standing behind me encouraging me on. Her impact can never be measured. We lost a star today.

  • Barbara warner
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was an icon in the sewing business.
    It is a very sad day to loose someone so gifted.
    We met in the late 70’s to work together promoting a book about fitting. I remember how enthusiastic she was and so very nice to work with. My heartfelt sympathies to her staff and
    family.

  • Beth Leidy
    November 14, 2017

    I am saddened to learn of Nancy passing. She will be missed for her kind, generous nature in sharing her knowledge of sewing. She inspired and encouraged so many. I have watched her for most of her 30 years years on PBS.
    May God help her family through the weeks ahead and may their memories bring some comfort.

  • Patti Whitebird
    November 14, 2017

    My condolences to Nancy’s family. I have been sewing since I was 12. I have been watching the show for a long time and have learned so much more about sewing. I had the honor of meeting Nancy, first at one of her workshops at the store, and secondly when I was able to go to the studio and watch an episode of the show being filmed. She came over and talked to me during a break and after the taping and was so friendly and down to earth, I felt as though I had known her all my life. Whenever I went to the store in Beaver Dam, I always hoped she would be lurking around some corner and I would run into her again. I think I will always feel her presence there, as the store is as warm and welcoming as Nancy was. RIP, Nancy. Thanks for all the sewing tips!

  • Wilma Geertgens
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy has bsen a part of my adult life for many years. I have learned much from her, been inspired and encouraged and so looked forward to Saturday mornings with her. So many of us fans will miss her greatly. Rest in peace and sew with the angels, Nancy. So send the deepest condolences to her family and friends and to us fans. I cannot stop the tears right now.

  • Jackie Templeton
    November 14, 2017

    Job Well Done Nancy. You Touched so many Lives while on this Earth. You will be missed. I Pray that you Family and Friends will find Peace in this difficult time.

  • Rebecca
    November 14, 2017

    Although I never had the privilege of meeting Nancy in person, I feel as though I’ve lost a good friend today. I’ve always looked forward to her program on PBS to see what she had planned for us to learn. Her approach was always down-to-earth with lots of helpful tips. She was a true innovator in the world of quilting with her direct mail company, her shows, and her charitable spirit. She will be greatly missed in the quilting world. My sincere condolences to her family. Thanks for sharing her with us. God bless you.

  • Sheila Magnuson
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad to learn of Nancy’s passing. What wonderful and amazing things she was able to accomplish in one lifetime! I have to share a personal story that is very dear to my heart. When my now 8 1/2 yo granddaughter learned that Nancy had bone cancer a few years ago she felt a need to contact Nancy and tell her she was thinking of her and wish her well. I went on the blog and sent the message, just the way I was told by granddaughter. Much to our surprise Nancy responded with such a lovely reply. It made a HUGE impression on my granddaughter and on me as well. Our world and its people are much improved by having had Nancy Zieman in it, something we should all strive for. Love to her family and close friends.

  • Jim stutson
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy will be missed. Being able to go to her sewing weekend in beaver dam has been a joy for my wife who closely associated with Nancy. May the wind ride up to greet you and your path be blessed with love from him.

  • Pat B
    November 14, 2017

    My deepest condolences to Nancy’s family and associates. She was so inspirational for my sewing and I often used her information that she had for 4-H to use with 4-Hers. Whether it was to teach sewing techniques or when judging 4-H to point the 4-Hers to well written instructions and techniques.
    She was an inspiration to many.

  • Paula
    November 14, 2017

    She was a gift.

  • CONNIE SAFLY
    November 14, 2017

    I AM SADDENED TO HEAR OF NANCY’S PASSING. I LOVED HER SHOWS

    • Andrea
      November 14, 2017

      I am so very saddened by the news of Nancy’s passing. My deepest condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues. I absolutely loved her show; she was a wonderful inspiration to me and millions of others. She will be sorely missed!

  • Gina
    November 14, 2017

    Thank you, Nancy, for encouraging many to try different methods, tools, and projects by sewing. Blessings on your journey, and much love to your family.

  • Pam
    November 14, 2017

    I believe I have seen everyone of her shows. I received her catalogs since the beginning. I know I am telling my age. I have been to everyone of the Quilt Expos in Wisconsin. She truly was an inspiration. My family knows that when her show is on they are to be quiet and nothing else matters. The sewing world has lost a true icon. No one will fill her shoes. May she rest in peace.

  • Rebeca
    November 14, 2017

    Sad news. Condolences to her family from Canada. She was an amazing teacher and woman. Thank you Nancy.

  • Jacqueline
    November 14, 2017

    My mother was a avid sewer/seamstress and she watched Nancy’s show all the time. I’ve watched her show since my retirement and am saddened by her passing. I was searching her You Tubes for “how to expand an elastic waistband” when I saw the announcement. She will be missed so much.

  • Kel
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Nancy. I have seen her shows off an on for my whole life. It’s a sad day. Thinking of her family in these hard times.

  • Debra Fleshman
    November 14, 2017

    I feel a great loss and I will miss Nancy.

  • Andrea Staples
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was amazing. My Grandmother passed away when I was 7, and never had a chance to teach me to sew. I started watching “Sewing with Nancy” every Saturday morning on PBS in my early 20’s and thanks to Nancy, amongst others, I learned to sew. I was born in 1982, and it’s hard to imagine her television career alone spanning my whole life. I just checked the guide for this weekend, it has Episode 3115: Sew for Fun. Saturday morning, 9:00 am, just like always. And, just like always, I’ll be sitting there with my cup of coffee, but this time with a box of tissues too. Good bye Nancy, Thank You from the bottom of my heart. You were an inspiration to sew many.

  • Linda Waldorf
    November 14, 2017

    Saturday morning will never be the same again for so many of us who watched Sewing with Nancy. I will miss seeing her. Thank you to Nancy’s family who so graciously shared her with all of us. She was loved by so many of us.

  • Linda
    November 14, 2017

    As a newlywed in 1982, Nancy was my go=to and inspiration for decorating my house with handmade love and a way to connect to my grandmother and great-grandmothers through quilting. Her programs were always a delight and I learned an incredible amount through them. Missing you so much already, Nancy!

  • Susan G
    November 14, 2017

    I was blessed to meet Nancy, a gifted woman. She had no problem meeting me at my level (I 4 foot 11 inches and Miss Nancy much taller).

  • Lorraine
    November 14, 2017

    What a wonderful, talented lady. I have enjoyed sewing with Nancy tremendously here in the UK. What a great loss to the sewing world. My thoughts go to her family and friends at this very sad time.

  • Julia Hamilton
    November 14, 2017

    Thoughts and prayers for Nancy’s family and friends. So sorry for your loss.

  • Wendy
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sorry for the loss of Nancy, my deepest heartfelt condolences to her family. I have watched Nancy since I was in my twenties and became a better seamtress and quilter because of her. She will be greatly missed by the sewing/quilting world. Such a strong and brave lady, may she rest in peace in the arms of God.

  • Francie
    November 14, 2017

    Godspeed, Nancy.

  • Erin M
    November 14, 2017

    We knew this very sad day would come since the return of her cancer, but today we lost Nancy Zieman who was someone that many of us loved as if she was a part of our family. She was our dear friend, no matter that we had never met her before. She was our teacher in the sewing and quilting world, and introduced us to many charity programs in which we could participate, such as Little Dresses for Africa. We will never forget her and what she means to us. We are grateful for her life, and will be praying for her family and close friends.

  • Deborah Jones
    November 14, 2017

    No words can capture Nancy’s grace and there will never be another Nancy. How fortunate for all of us that she shared with us for so many years.

  • Jeanne
    November 14, 2017

    Such sad news today. My prayers are with her family. Nancy taught me so much about sewing over the years. I had the honor of meeting and visiting with her a few years ago – she was an inspiration to me and many others.

  • Kat Carter
    November 14, 2017

    She was a class act! I learned so much from her, and she was so generous in sharing her knowledge of sewing. God got a beautiful Angel today!

  • GwenH
    November 14, 2017

    Prayers and deepest sympathy to Nancy’s family, friends and co-workers, I always enjoyed and learned so much watching Nancy’s videos and tutorials, I live in Canada so I never had the opportunity to watch her on television.
    Such a loss to the sewing and quilting world, she will be missed by many. Rest in Peace Nancy.

  • Patricia Stengel
    November 14, 2017

    Comfort Blessings to your family, Nancy. Thank you for your wonderful teaching and your life and grace. Fill Heaven with your light and a thousand quilts! Rest in Peace His Arms and Love.

  • Diane Romenesko
    November 14, 2017

    Looks like God’s angels will have new quilts to sleep under…Loved your show and your life purpose. Nancy – you live between every stitch of those of us who adored you and followed your instructions on how to sew. Sorry for your loss to your family. Diane

  • Donna
    November 14, 2017

    She will be missed! I enjoyed spending my Saturday mornings with her. Prayers for all the family!

  • Joyce
    November 14, 2017

    My heartfelt condolences goes out to the family. I have watched Nancy for so long and have recorded her show every Saturday so I won’t miss it. I loved learning new ways of sewing and quilting from her. Nancy meant a lot to so many people. She was special. She will be missed deeply. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you May God give you comfort.

  • Ruth
    November 14, 2017

    Had it not been for Nancy, I would have never had the courage to cut or sew a piece of fabric, make a garment or quilt, or even buy a sewing machine. I only had the opportunity to meet her once in person, but she taught me every week on PBS how to create and execute my projects. A remarkable, one-of-a-kind woman who will be sorely missed.
    My sincere condolences and prayers for the family and the friends who knew her well.

  • Amber
    November 14, 2017

    What a legacy Nancy leaves behind! She has brought so many people to the sewing world. So sorry for her family’s loss. What a great lady!!!

  • Jenny Bakriges
    November 14, 2017

    May healing Love and Light surround and comfort all of Nancy’s family, friends, and all who love her.

  • Lucy D
    November 14, 2017

    She was a true lady.

  • Ruth V.
    November 14, 2017

    My heart goes out to Nancy’s family keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy was an important part of the sewing community and will be greatly miss. God Bless you all.

  • Carla
    November 14, 2017

    Such a sad loss. Prayers for her family, friends, and fans. She inspired so many and will be greatly missed.

  • Clovis
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy will be missed. Saw her show this morning.

  • Marti Morgan
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing and am so grateful for her life – as she has been a big inspiration to me and many others i am sure. God bless her family and friends at this time of sadness.

  • Maria
    November 14, 2017

    So sad to hear this new.I used to sew for my boys while watching her shows ,happy she was on public tv.As machines became computerized she also moved along with us all.My sincere condolences to her family and those lucky ones working with her.

  • Kathy F
    November 14, 2017

    So very sorry, and shocked, to hear of Nancy’s passing. A bright, shining light to me for so many years, we will miss her very much.

  • Betty L Stutson
    November 14, 2017

    I had been praying for a miracle to save our dear Nancy. She has inspired me so much over the years. The Sewing Weekend in May each year will never be the same without Nancy. She is my hero. Love and prayers to her wonderful husband Richard and her family and friend. Nancy’s lose really hurts.

  • Nancy Herbison
    November 14, 2017

    Oh, Nancy, how you will be missed! My condolences to her family.

  • VICTORIA
    November 14, 2017

    MY HEART IS BREAKING FOR THE FAMILY. IT WAS WATCHING SEWING WITH NANCY THAT I WAS ABLE TO LEARN TO SEW BETTER AN LEARN NEW WAYS OF SEWING. YOU HAVE EARNED YOUR WINGS SWEET NANCY, FLY HI AND RIP.

  • Maria C
    November 14, 2017

    My condolences to her family. Nancy will be missed, She was truly a special gifted lady.

  • ELIZABETH KUNTZ
    November 14, 2017

    This is heartbreaking. God bless her and her loved ones. I watched her show on PBS starting in 1988 as young mother to the present time. She was such an inspiration to me on my sewing journey and I’ll continue to learn from her books and tv show.

  • Carol
    November 14, 2017

    What a beautiful legacy she has left as a blueprint for living a purposeful life. Her death certainly will leave a void in the lives of the people she has touched. My condolences to her family and friends and may they find peace in their thoughts when their minds are recalling all of her accomplishments and the beautiful spirit that she was.

  • Lynne
    November 14, 2017

    Just watching her show while using my treadmill (she was so entertaining that I could get a good 20 minutes in without even knowing it..thank you Nancy) and I got the call from a friend that she had passed. I will still watch for as long as the shows run. What an inspiring woman, what a loss. Take solace in knowing that she changed many peoples lives by living the way she did.

  • Anita Desjardins
    November 14, 2017

    I am so very sorry and deeply hurt.

  • Judith Allen
    November 14, 2017

    May Angels sing her to her rest…

  • Debbie
    November 14, 2017

    Thank you, Nancy for all you have taught me about sewing, compassion, and sharing. May you rest in peace. You are an amazing woman.

  • Dee
    November 14, 2017

    God bless and comfort the family and friends of this remarkable woman. She is now comfortable in her heavenly home and her loss is immeasurable. I am so blessed to have learned from her.

  • Janet C Held
    November 14, 2017

    You have our deepest sympathy, we enjoyed her show and learning her techniques. We will miss her.

  • Charlotte Barnes
    November 14, 2017

    I have watched Nancy all my adult life. She kept me company when I had small babies and when I was in a new city without sewing friends or family. Very thankful for all she has taught me. Thank you Nancy’s family for sharing her with us.

  • Pam Scheetz
    November 14, 2017

    So sad, prayers to all that will mourn her. A big loss for us all. Thanks Nancy for sharing all your knowledge with us .

  • Marian
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy will be missed by all of us who love to sew. She was an inspiration to all of us!

  • borealcrone
    November 14, 2017

    Somehow I missed the comments from Nancy where she told us about her illnesses, so today’s announcement came with an extra hit. Our deepest condolences go to her family, friends, and co-workers at this time. It’s a day of mixed feelings — such sadness at her loss but such deep gratitude and thankfulness that we had the pleasure and honour of seeing her shows, reading her book, and (if we were very fortunate) meeting her in person. In my mind, she’s not really dead; she’s just moved on to another network and we’ll be seeing her again in the future.

  • Judith
    November 14, 2017

    So greatful for the programs/episodes Nancy shared with all of us. She helped me learn new ways, new projects, etc. I send my condolences to all her family and friends. God Bless

  • Joan Deaver
    November 14, 2017

    Such sad news. We will all miss Nancy. She taught us all so much. I loved her charity projects. May the concern and sympathy of those who care help you through this difficult time.

  • Linda H.
    November 14, 2017

    I am truly saddened by the loss of Nancy Zieman. She has inspired me to sew since the 1980’s. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to her family.

  • Cathy
    November 14, 2017

    I was so shocked to hear of her passing. I have watched Nancy’s TV show for years. Got to see her a couple times in person at a Sewing Expo in Washington state several years ago. There were several shows I watched but getting to see the person and the clothing they made on TV was really great. God needed her else where. She will be missed by many.

  • Elaine B
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. I have always enjoyed her program and loved her suggestions and projects. I always loved how she said Wisconsin. Us here in Utah have a Utah accent and I could never say it like she does. I loved it.

  • LINDA LONGCRANE
    November 14, 2017

    Not only her many skills and teaching talents, but her fantastic sense of humor will be greatly missed.
    What a joy to have had the pleasure of meeting her at the various Puyallup Sewing Expo. My condolences to her family.

  • Ann
    November 14, 2017

    I never met Nancy in person, but I feel as though I have lost a cherished and much loved family member. It was such a pleasure to learn from her every week for so many years. Her loss leaves a void that won’t be easily filled. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to her beloved family and friends. Rest peacefully, my friend, rest peacefully.

  • Marilyn
    November 14, 2017

    I remember finding “Sewing with Nancy” on TLC. at the time it felt like she and I were the only two people in the world who were sewing. Thanks to Nancy’s life’s work, so many more people now love to sewing and the art is alive and thriving. I will miss her so very much.

  • Yvette
    November 14, 2017

    I am so saddened by the news of Nancy’s passing, I thank you Nancy for all I have learned from you over the years, you have inspired me to sew so many things I would otherwise not have tried. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow. May you rest in peace.

  • Kit Ritter
    November 14, 2017

    Part of the Heart of America has been ripped out today. So many hats Nancy wore. And she wore them all so well. She will be greatly be missed by those who knew and loved her. And by her viewing audience who saw her love for what she did and then shared it with us all. Thank You Nancy!

  • Lowella Murray
    November 14, 2017

    So sadden by the word of her passing. My thoughts and prayers to her family. She was a wonderful teacher and an inspiration to all sewers and quilters. She will be missed and heaven has gained an awesome lady.

  • Teresa Stevens
    November 14, 2017

    My heart is breaking. I thought, selfishly, that our Nancy would always be there to guide, inspire, and encourage us. What a lovely woman , teacher, and humanitarian. God speed, sweet Nancy. God speed.

  • Molly Hanson
    November 14, 2017

    I am an emotional mess as I type this but I am determined to say that Nancy changed my life in the best possible way. The day I got a phone call from her asking if I would like to be on her show felt like a dream. Meeting her was beyond compare. She left such an impression on me, so warm, so real, so humble. What a beautiful soul the world has lost today. My heart is truly broken. To her family and close friends and employees, many of whom I was lucky to work with in my short time there all I can say is I am so sorry for all of our loss… so very sorry.

  • Deborah Hersko
    November 14, 2017

    When I lived in Idaho, we were so far from anything, and Nancy became my sewing buddy. I taped all of her shows and basically had her show running all during the day while I worked on projects. I feel as if I lost a dear friend and my heart breaks. Into the arms of God Nancy, you will be truly missed.

  • Shelley
    November 14, 2017

    This is very sad news. Even though I had a grandmother and two aunts that sewed beautifully, I learned the most from Nancy. How I enjoyed my PBS time with her-like company with a friend. So much she taught has and will stay with me. A beautiful light has been extinguished but I am grateful for her life. She is missed!

  • Susan Child
    November 14, 2017

    Rest in peace Nancy – you will continue to be an inspiration to millions. My condolences to your family. You will be missed.

  • Gina
    November 14, 2017

    Long before YouTube, there was Nancy. The friendly person on the other side of the screen that would sit with me and encourage me to sew. As she came into my living room each week, she inspired me to do something I would never have the courage to do on my own – create beautiful things, in an easy to follow, step by step fashion. As a young wife, she was in 4 years into her PBS program & I was alone in Michigan (military spouse). I followed her programs throughout my many moves around the world and still continue to create beautiful things – now as a grandma (who DVR’s her programs so I can sew along). I had the privilege of meeting her when I took my then 12 year old daughter out of school for a spontaneous “chick trip” to Beaver Dam, WI for her sewing week. It was a trip that we will never forget. My daughter took classes & I bought her very own sewing machine – a Nancy’s Discovery, which we still use today. It was a moment in time that bonded us. I feel like I lost a friend even though we only met in person once. To the Zieman family – your loved one made an incredible impact on this world & she will live on in my heart and creativity. Love to you. I am praying for your comfort.

  • Rosemary Paulson
    November 14, 2017

    Although I never had an opportunity to meet Nancy in person, I feel like I’ve lost my best friend. I’ve watched Sewing with Nancy for years and have enjoyed and learned so much from her. She was a great teacher and inspired so many of us in the sewing community. My prayers our with her family at this sad time. She will live in our hearts forever and never be forgotten.

  • Brenda
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear about Nancy’s passing. I love all of her shows. RIP Nancy. Prayers for the family.

  • Marty Brunskill
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear Nancy’s passing. A great inspiration in life.

  • Barbara Can Hollebeke
    November 14, 2017

    I watched on tv, bought Nancy’s books, fabric, supplies, embroidery software. While you are now watching all of us from a much better place, you will always be with me till my last breath. Then help my daughter and her daughters with their projects. You were the best and no one can fill your shoes! Know your family knows that too. To the family I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss her terribly and her new ideas and instruction. Rest In Peace Nancy. Bye.

  • Judy Schulz
    November 14, 2017

    I wish Nancy’s family my sincere condolences. I loved her shows, I have watched her programs for as long as I can remember. She taught me how to sew! I have many of her books and patterns. I will miss her greatly.

  • Jane Sowards
    November 14, 2017

    Just this morning at 6 a.m. I watched a Sewing with Nancy show. Little did I know that today would be the day Nancy entered heaven to sing with the angels. Though her shows will continue she will be missed. Prayers for her family and business associates.

  • Sandy
    November 14, 2017

    I feel like I have lost a sister. Sending Prayers and love for the family.

  • Linda
    November 14, 2017

    Bye, for now.

  • Vin Mickelson
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy, You will be sorely missed. Thank you for your generous soul.

  • Nancy Sue Phillips
    November 14, 2017

    I learned to sew through her series. I look forward to teaching my 10 yr old son through her series as well. May he experience her humor, her passion, and her courage through her continuing series!

  • Rosie Ogg
    November 14, 2017

    I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy when she spoke at s yes in Louisville. She was educational, witty and charming. she showed her class by going to each table and speaking to each attendee as if they were the only one there. She will e missed by many

  • Robert Turner
    November 14, 2017

    As much as we all loved Nancy and felt she was part of our family, how truly sad this must be for her sweet family to have her go away. God has truly blessed them to have Nancy as their wife and mother. She has guided them as she has her fans through the years, and my guess is that they learned as much from Nancy as we all did. God bless and help them to get through this sad time.

    • Renee
      November 14, 2017

      I’m so heartbroken to hear of Nancy’s passing. I’ve been a fan since the beginning of her career. She was instrumental in so much of my own sewing career when I was younger. My heart goes out to her family and friends during this difficult time.

  • Nanc
    November 14, 2017

    Thank you for your passion and skills you shared with the world. Their are no words that adequately convey to your family how much we loved you. You came in to our homes for thirty minutes each week. We looked forward to our weekly visits, we learned and sometimes had a laugh. You were our mentor and friend. We are grieving.

  • Cynthia
    November 14, 2017

    A true inspiration to generations of sewers who had no cable TV but always had PBS. She will be missed by all.

  • Joan Kaul
    November 14, 2017

    My life is but a weaving between my Lord and me.
    I cannot choose the colors, He weaves so steadily.
    Oft times He weaveth sorrow and I in foolish pride,
    Forget He sees the upper, and I the underside.
    Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly,
    Will God roll back the canvas and explain the reason why.
    The dark threads are as needful in the Weaver’s skillful hand
    As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned. – B.M. Franklin-
    Sincere sympathy to Nancy’s family and friends. I was honored to meet her at a fundraising show for WPT and at the quilt expo.

  • Alice Oelslager
    November 14, 2017

    Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997
    I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, He will not ask, “How many good things have you done in your life?” Rather He will ask, “How much love did you put into what you did?”

    Nancy, God will judge you well. Your love was always obvious. Yours, was a life well lived.

  • Elizabeth H
    November 14, 2017

    A classy lady. She taught me so much. Will be missed! Bless her family and close friends.

  • Barbara
    November 14, 2017

    I’m am so sad to hear this news. I’ve learned so much from watching Nancy’s shows and reading her books. Although I never met her in person, I feel like I’ve lost a dear friend. May God bless and give comfort to her family during this sad time.

  • Linda H
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. Such a loss for all of us. If anyone ever wanted to make a lasting valuable mark on society before leaving this world, I’d say Nancy did so, with such class and humble, quiet charm. My sincere thoughts to her family and staff. She will be missed.

  • Lorie B.
    November 14, 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear the news. She was a inspiration to me and other sewers. I have learned a lot from her shows. My deepest condolences to her family. She will be missed.

  • Margaret Welter
    November 14, 2017

    Dear Family and Friends of Nancy Zieman,
    Although I did not know her personally, I admired her creativity, her teaching techniques, her willingness to investigate and share techniques with her customers/viewers — always trying something new to keep her audience up to date in the sewing world.
    I was tremendously impressed how she created so many interesting “Sewing with Nancy” shows. Even though I didn’t always sew the items selected for the topic, I set aside time every week so I could watch her because she always had some tip or shortcut.
    She was always thinking, and just so creative.
    I also appreciate her willingness to share her spirituality with the audience by bringing guests to Nancy’s Corner and offering the audience a way to participate in so many charitable projects.
    Her courage to continue her show during her illness, and your support to help her just speak to me of what a remarkable woman she must have been.
    I truly am deeply saddened to hear of her passing. I thought of her last week.
    Sincerely,
    Marge Welter

  • Kimmy Smith
    November 14, 2017

    I lived in Horicon, then Randolph, then Burnett in the late 80`s, early 90`s and would go to Beaver Dam to her wonderful shop. I moved away in 95 but always followed Nancy on tv. Rest in Peace, Nancy. You will be missed.

  • Michele G
    November 14, 2017

    I wish her peace. My thoughts and prayers for her and for her family. I never got the privelage to meet her, but Nancy taught me so much. She was a gentle soul.

  • Karen
    November 14, 2017

    Condolences to Nancy’s family and many close friends and those that worked with her. She will be missed by many. Prayers for everyone in our great loss.

  • Mary Beth Alexander
    November 14, 2017

    Sending my most sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Nancy Zieman. She had such a warm and approachable way about her on TV – surely she was as lovely in person. What a GREAT instructor – I can only imagine how many people she inspired to begin sewing – she will be missed.

  • Glenda
    November 14, 2017

    I am so very sorry I miss her already her family and friends are in my prayers everyone from her show I am so sorry. She is with God now

  • Kristen
    November 14, 2017

    My condolences to Nancy’s family and friends. I am saddened by the news and we will all miss her greatly.

  • Beverley
    November 14, 2017

    So saddened to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was gifted and passionate about sharing with everyone. She will be missed by many.
    Praying for the family. ((hugs)) <3

  • Deborah W.
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy Zieman was a true pioneer by sharing her sewing skills with the whole world. She will be truly missed.

  • Sue Kuseske
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was an inspiration to me and to my students in sewing classes while I was teaching (Family and Consumer Sciences).
    With the technology today I was able to use the videos that I ordered plus the materials that the students were able to view and make some decisions on their own. Thank you for the easy way to encourage many to sew.
    My prayers and best of everything to the family and friends.
    Many weeks she felt like family to me also. God give you peace in your days, weeks, and years ahead.

  • Yvonne J-H
    November 14, 2017

    I am so thankful to Nancy, she has been and will continue to be a huge inspiration in my life. She will be greatly missed.

  • Debbrah
    November 14, 2017

    I feel as if I lost a family member. She inspired me since I was able to sew

  • Carolyn Lowe
    November 14, 2017

    She was always professional, always a lady, a great teacher who actually taught, not seeking to sell her products during a class. She had a huge impact on the creative & sewing community and will be sadly missed. She inspired our quilt group to make hundreds of dresses for Africa.

  • Mary
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad to hear that Nancy has died. To her family and friends, sincere condolences and sorrow for your loss. She was so wonderful.

  • Zoraida Mojica
    November 14, 2017

    Deepest condolences to the family. God bless you all.

  • Eluzabeth Agron
    November 14, 2017

    So sad . May she rest in peace. My sincere condolences to all her family, friends and followers.

  • Mari-ann
    November 14, 2017

    Prayers for Nancy’s family….. she inspired thousands and will be deeply missed!

  • Kathleen
    November 14, 2017

    I was so saddened to hear of Nancy Zieman’s passing. She influenced me for 30 years with her innovative guests and her sewing techniques. She kept me interested in sewing and quilting. I will miss her so much. My sincere condolences to her family, friends and loved ones. Rest in peace my dear teacher.

  • Janice Pratte
    November 14, 2017

    My eyes have been filled with tears all day upon learning of Nancy’s passing. How fortunate we were to have Nancy in our lives. How fortunate we always will be to have her huge legacy of documented teaching materials. The name Nancy Zieman will always carry great meaning, and especially to those of us who share her passion for creating, stitching and sharing. Regardless, her earthly presence will be greatly missed.

  • Kathie Ward
    November 14, 2017

    Oh my gosh, I owe Nancy so much! After years and years of my sewing machine collecting dust Nancy inspired me to start sewing again. All the fancy dresses and fun clothes I’ve sewed for my granddaughters, and now my great granddaughter, can be directly attributed to Nancy’s enthusiasm and expert guidance. And she continues to inspire! I’m even quilting! Nancy is the best sewing buddy I could ever have. I will miss you, Nancy, and think of you every time I sit down at my machine.

  • Karen L.
    November 14, 2017

    This is hard news to read. I never met Nancy but she came across on TV as a kind and caring person with much talent in numerous areas. That is a wonderful legacy! She has left behind many wonderful memories for those of us who watched her on public TV. I know her family will miss her tremendously. May you find comfort in knowing that she lead a life worth living.

  • Christine Chamberlain
    November 14, 2017

    Thank you Nancy, for the passion and creativity you shared with us. I learned so much from you over the years. I’m looking at your books on my bookshelf even as I sit here typing. The Lord be with your husband, your sons and your precious grandchildren during this time.

  • Betty Soules
    November 14, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers for Nancy’s family. I was very sad to hear of her passing. I loved watching her shows, she was an excellent teacher. She was a remarkable and an accomplished woman.

  • Virginia Kristiansen
    November 14, 2017

    Sad to see her go. She was such an inspiration. When I got home from work and/or on the weekends grading papers(I taught for 25 yrs.)I would turn her on. I love to sew and it was a reward to see things I could create, things she would show us how to make. She will be missed greatly.

  • Sandy
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear this news! I have enjoyed Sewing with Nancy and have saved so many of her shows and hints. Prayers sent for her family and friends! Nancy has been an inspiration to all of us! God Bless Nancy and her family!

  • Mary
    November 14, 2017

    I would like to offer my condolences to Nancy’s family ,coworkers,friends. Me watching her kept me from going into a dark place where I had been before. I will miss you so very much. Thank you Nancy for being our light in this somewhat dark world.
    Sincerely ,
    Mary Freis

  • Beverly Johnson
    November 14, 2017

    Today I learned of Nancy’s passing. I feel as if I lost a family member and in some ways, she WAS part of my family, even though we never met in person. My mom used to work with me in my sewing business, and every Tuesday at 1 pm, we would stop what we were working on and go have our lunch while watching Sewing with Nancy on PBS. Every episode, there was some little trick, tip or technique that would resonate with me. Later as I expanded my business into a retail shop, we had all the Sewing with Nacy videos for sale. She was a big part of my early business and I feel I owe a debt of gratitude for her generous spirit and willingness to teach others how to improve their sewing.
    Beverly Johnson
    The Fairy Bra Mother
    owner of Bra-makers Supply

  • Beverly Johnson
    November 14, 2017

    Today I learned of Nancy’s passing. I feel as if I lost a family member and in some ways, she WAS part of my family, even though we never met in person. My mom used to work with me in my sewing business, and every Tuesday at 1 pm, we would stop what we were working on and go have our lunch while watching Sewing with Nancy on PBS. Every episode, there was some little trick, tip or technique that would resonate with me. Later as I expanded my business into a retail shop, we had all the Sewing with Nancy videos for sale. She was a big part of my early business and I feel I owe a debt of gratitude for her generous spirit and willingness to teach others how to improve their sewing.
    Beverly Johnson
    The Fairy Bra Mother
    owner of Bra-makers Supply

  • Kathy G
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was a gift from God to the sewing, quilting and crafting world. She was inspiring and loved to share her knowledge. Today she has been granted eternal life in Christ. She will be in all of our sewing venues and hearts spiritually forever. Celebrate her life and continue sewing. Nancy would want it that way. My condolences to her family. Nancy was a very strong lady.

  • Mary Ann
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear this news. I learned so much from watching her shows and using her books. My prayers to her family and friends on the loss of such a wonderful teacher.

  • Julie Hill
    November 14, 2017

    My condolences and prayers for the Zieman family. She is the reason I got back into sewing which helped me share wonderful memories with my mother who passed a year ago from cancer herself. Nancy Zieman, thank you. I’m sure there are some magnificent quilts being made in Heaven.

  • susan
    November 14, 2017

    My deepest condolences to the family and friends. Nancy was an inspiration to our sewing sisters. She will be truly missed and may her spirit live on. I remember meeting her when she visited Puyullap. I was lucky to take some of her classes and talk to her.

  • MonicaAD
    November 14, 2017

    My prayers for the family and friends!!! I watched her as a young girl. She will be missed!!!! 🙁

  • Kitty
    November 14, 2017

    I am truly saddened that this news, I Have watched Nancy since the early 1980s. Felt like she was a friend came to visit every Saturday I will truly miss Nancy. My condolences to her family and friends. Rest in peace Nancy.

  • Todd
    November 14, 2017

    Sending my thoughts to Nancy’s families at home, at her company and her fans. This is a large loss for all. She was a joy to watch and learn from.

  • DK Bolen
    November 14, 2017

    RIP Nancy Zieman. You will be deeply missed. Praying God’s blessings of comfort, healing, and peace upon her friends and family. I am so saddened by her passing. I appreciated everything I learned from her and her patterns through the decades.

  • Kathlene Larson
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy’s joy and sewing expertise have inspired me for so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Nancy has been a blessing for so many!

  • Janet Harris
    November 14, 2017

    We will miss our good friend, but will see her again in Heaven.
    She taught me so much about sewing and quilting but most of all patience.

  • Shirley Clark
    November 14, 2017

    This just breaks my heart! I feel so honored to have met her and been in a couple of her classes. She had such a sweet and gracious personality along with a lot of humor. Prayers for her family and friends.

  • MaryLou Corrigan
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was an inspiration to all of us in the sewing community, both through her gift for teaching and her strength of character and generosity of spirit. Through her show, she opened our eyes to the possibilities we all have for making the world a much better place. Thank you, Nancy, for all the good you have done.

  • Eileen
    November 14, 2017

    A wonderful sewing mentor gone far too young. My condolences to her family. The sewing world will miss her.

  • Marti Schlagel
    November 14, 2017

    Rest in peace dear Nancy. My condolences to your family. I know she is resting in the peace you will all carry on her work.

  • Marilyn
    November 14, 2017

    The world has lost a beautiful, talented, giving lady, but heaven has gained a lady who is loved by so many as evidenced by all these comments. She will sadly be missed. I will always remember my greatest teacher “Nancy Zieman”. Rest In Peace Love.

  • Donna Brown
    November 14, 2017

    Was very saddened to hear of Nancy passing.I loved watching her shows.She taught me several sewing tricks.

  • Lou Hatcher
    November 14, 2017

    How saddened I am by Nancy’s passing. I was a beginner seamstress when I discovered Nancy’s weekly program. I learned to become a much better seamstress with her weekly help and support. Never before have I shed tears at the passing of a TV personality. Thank you Nancy. God bless your family, friends and many followers as they heal from your passing.

  • Beth King
    November 14, 2017

    I first met Nancy in the late Seventies or early Eighties when she came to Holland, Michigan to speak. I was a young, new Home Economics Teacher and was so inspired by her enthusiasm and knowledge. I continued to watch her on PBS and learned many new techniques from her through the years. I am sure that the sewing classes that I taught were much better because of her inspiration and teaching. May God bless her family as they remember her.

  • Cindy S.
    November 14, 2017

    So very sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. I have never met Nancy but she felt like family, welcomed into my living room every Saturday on PBS. We learned many good lessons in sewing and in life in general from the lovely soul that was Nancy. She was a gift.

  • marianne whetstone
    November 14, 2017

    It is with a smile in my heart ❤️ and sadness in my soul that I remember my dear teacher of all things sewing and quilting for so many years. I am 76 and have learned so much from Nancy over the years. She was an inspiration to me and I loved her sharing her talents with all of us. I imagine her in heaven showing the other dear souls how to create. My sympathies to her family and friends.

  • Marilyn Mc
    November 14, 2017

    The world has lost a beautiful, talented, careing lady, but Heaven has gained another Angel. I will miss my greatest teacher. Rest in Peace Nancy.

  • Elaine Black
    November 14, 2017

    I have watched Sewing With Nancy pretty much ever since I had access to PBS. Her books were the first ones I bought after buying my first sewing machine. I have several of her shows recorded, especially for quilting. She always explained and demonstrated so well that I felt confident I could make the same item.
    My perception of Nancy as a kind, thoughtful, Christian lady was solidified after reading Seams Unlikely. I learned she was also a very brave and strong person who didn’t let anything keep her down.
    I felt like she was my next door neighbor who I could sit down with and have a cup of coffee and some of her freshly baked zucchini bread.
    My deepest sympathy goes to Nancy’s husband, sons and their families. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Elaine Black

  • Mindy Washburn
    November 14, 2017

    While we never met, I feel I have lost a best friend. Nancy has been a fixture in my home since 1985.

    After reading her book, Seams Unlikely, I found we were living parallel lives from our ancestors coming from Norway and settling in southern Wisconsin, to leg casts from above the ankle to above the knee, and to not being allowed to attend UW Madison because of anti-war sentiments. I believe I took a class from her in the late 70’s as Nancy was the only person I saw teach what this teacher was teaching.

    My heart and thoughts go out to her family. Nancy was a Super-Star in the sewing world. Now she is a Super-Star in the heavens.

  • Brenda
    November 14, 2017

    My condolences to Nancy’s family and friends. I have watched her show for many years. Not only did I learn a lot of sewing techniques and tips, but she introduced me to new sewing/quilting trends. I will miss her new shows, but am thankful for the hours of recorded shows that can be watched again, not only by current fans, but future viewers. What a wonderful legacy.

  • Tracey
    November 14, 2017

    I’m so very sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. I re-read Nancy’s farewell note tonight and I was again impressed by her quiet eloquence and dignity. Over the past couple of months I have been re-watching old videos and enjoying new ones and will continue to enjoy Nancy’s teachings.

    My most sincere condolences to Nancy’s family and friends. She will be missed by many.

    • Cynda Davidson
      November 14, 2017

      My most sincere condolences to Nancy’s family and friends. She will be missed by many, especially me 🙁

  • Cindy
    November 14, 2017

    So sad, can’t stop crying. I don’t have many friends, but I could always count on Nancy to share something new for me to sew on her t.v. programs. In fact, nothing ever fit right until she taught us how to measure yourself correctly. What I will remember the most is her smile, her time with her friend Mary, and her slapping her arm with her green pin wristlet.
    She gave back so all her sewing friends could go forward.❤️

  • Linda
    November 14, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers to Nancy’s family and friends. I never met Nancy in person, but feel as though I’ve lost a very dear friend. Saturday mornings were always time for “Sewing With Nancy” and a cup of coffee. Bye for Now…….

  • Sue Rodgers
    November 14, 2017

    RIP Dear Nancy. Thank you for everything you taught me over these many years.

  • Karen Weber
    November 14, 2017

    I have always enjoyed watching Nancy’s show. I have sewed professionally for years and could always learn some technique from Nancy that I never heard of! She was an excellent teacher and a pleasure to watch on TV. She will leave a void in my world. My condolences to Nancy’s family, friends and co-workers. She was a bright shining light! God Bless her!

  • Brenda Parrish
    November 14, 2017

    I do not watch TV very much. However, my family does: football, baseball, hunting shows, sitcoms, etc. Having said this, everyone in my household knew that when Saturday morning arrived, they’d better clear out as I was watching Nancy. I shall truly miss her. She taught me so very much. So sad. Yet, she leaves a lasting legacy to so many. Thank you, Nancy.

  • Pamela
    November 14, 2017

    Crying… Condolences to Nancy’s family; may they find peace. Thank you for loaning us Nancy to teach so many.

    “Goodbye for now…”

  • Lynne S
    November 14, 2017

    Thank you, Nancy, for all that you shared with us and inspired us to do and make.
    Many condolences to your family, friends and many fans.

  • Susan
    November 14, 2017

    Sorry to hear of the loss of one of the greatest ladies in the sewing industry. She will be missed.

  • Lynne
    November 14, 2017

    My thoughts are with Nancy’s family with their loss. The teachers I remember most were my sewing teachers, because I always learned something I enjoyed. After school was finished I started to watch Sewing with Nancy. I started leaning new sewing ,quilting and craft ideas, that I use every time I sew. Thank you Nancy for helping me continue my love of sewing. You will alway be with sewers everywhere.

  • Lynne
    November 14, 2017

    My thoughts are with Nancy’s family with their loss. The teachers I remember most were my sewing teachers, because I always learned something I enjoyed. After school was finished I started to watch Sewing with Nancy. I started leaning new sewing ,quilting and craft ideas, that I use every time I sew. Thank you Nancy for helping me continue my love of sewing. You will alway be with sewers everywhere.

  • Linda Weaver
    November 14, 2017

    Deeply touched by Nancy’s beautiful life and teaching. I hope her legacy continues for a long, long time–generations, in fact. 🙂

  • Sue Clark
    November 14, 2017

    I’ve watched her since the 90’s. I’ve lost my muse. Her family has lost their soul. And we are all a little less for it. RIP Nancy Zieman.

  • Nell Cantrell
    November 14, 2017

    So sad tonight . Nancy taught me so much about sewing. She will be missed by so many. Love and prayers to her family.
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  • Kay G.
    November 14, 2017

    Such a sad day for all seamstresses out there. Nancy, we have all learn so much over the years from you and I thank you sew much for that. All the little short cuts you taught us we now use. You will be missed so very much. May you RIP Nancy Zieman and know your name will never be forgotten by those who sew.
    My deepest, deepest sympathy to her family and co-workers. May God keep his arms of comfort wrapped around all of you.

  • Janie Lang
    November 14, 2017

    I am shocked and saddened by this news. I watch her show all the time and love making trips to Nancy’s Notions. I hope both continue but won’t be the same. I would like to extend my condolences to her loving family. Rest in peace Nancy.

  • Gay Lynn Gremmel
    November 14, 2017

    How amazing a life, and a soul that has touched so many other lives so deeply that although she never personally met any of us we mourn as though we knew her as a dear friend – we never spoke but knew her to be kind and gentle, we never walked side by side but understood she was a person who could be trusted, we were not there when she died but by God’s grace we will all meet someday in Heaven.

  • Susan
    November 14, 2017

    I was so sad to hear this news. This lady taught me a whole lot of things. What a beautiful soul! And such a great talent. I will miss watching her greatly. She was a strong woman! Many heartfelt prayers to her family and friends. God will see her and so will we one day again.

  • pam
    November 14, 2017

    She was such an inspiration and I learned so much from her. She seemed so humble and genuine in her desire to teach others to sew.

  • Orla V.
    November 14, 2017

    Heartfelt condolences to all of you at nancyzieman.com and to Nancy’s immediate family. Although our pain is so small in comparison, I feel we have all lost such a special person, and have been so lucky and honored to have been able to share her with you over the years. May her legacy live on for many years.

  • Susie Dooman
    November 14, 2017

    So very, very sorry and my prayers to Nancy’s family Love, Susie

  • Clem
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear she lost her battle. I have met her a few times and she was as nice in person as she was on her shows. She was one of the inspirations for me during my battle with cancer.

    I will miss her so very much. Praying for peace for her family!
    We loved her!!!!

  • Carmela
    November 14, 2017

    Such a great contribution to the sewing world. We are blessed to have learned so much.

  • Chris Moore
    November 14, 2017

    I’m truly in shock, I lost a good friend today – one whom I never had the pleasure of meeting but a good friend nonetheless. To the Zieman Family – THANK YOU for sharing Nancy with all of us for so many years; rest assured none of us will forget such a lovely lady. Dear Nancy – you’ve earned a rest. Now it’s time for you to kick back and watch all of your “students” from high above; enjoy the “show”. We will continue to make mistakes when we sew & quilt but when we do we will reach for your books or rewind your videos and figure out what to do to fix the problem. You taught us so much; we appreciate the way you shared your talent with us and opened the vast world of those who sew for the benefit of others to us each week. We will miss you dear friend. Sincere condolences to all family, staff, crew and friends who worked with Nancy all these years. These hundreds of tributes, I hope, will bring you peace knowing that you and Nancy touched the lives of so many in such a loving, positive way. May God bless each and every one of you.

  • Kimberly Simmons
    November 14, 2017

    Rest in Peace Nancy, you were a true magical inspiration to the quilting world and will be forever missed. Heaven gained an angel today! My deepest sympathy to the Zieman family, may God wrap you all in his arms and bring you peace and comfort during this very difficult time.

  • Cece
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sorry for the loss of a such a wonderful and caring Lady. I got to meet Nancy at one of her lessons on pattern adjustment when she first started out. She was in International Falls, Mn in the spring of 1980 and I was so honored to get to talk to her. I have watched her show from the first show on PBS every Sat morning. I have learned so many things from her and I will cherish all the books I have. Thank You, Nancy, for sharing your talent with us and teaching us so many things.
    All my prayers to her family, friends and staff.

  • Heidi Moegerle
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy has been a major influence on my life for the past 30 years. Of course I watched her show for new sewing tips and techniques, but I also watched it because of her grace and class . Her aplomb and simplicity was evident in every show, straight through to “I Sew for Fun,” the last episode she recorded. In that episode, which aired for the first time yesterday, we saw her pass the sewing needle on to her granddaughters. It is poignant that she lived to know that her final favorite episode had been aired; that there was no more to do; her job was done. The arc of her life was service to others and to God. Her example will shine through her work for many years to come and all will be better for it. I grieve for her family, who shared Nancy with her students and admirers for so long. My condolences go out to all who mourn her passing.

  • Micki MacCumbee
    November 14, 2017

    RIP Nancy, beautiful lady inside and outside…thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for sewing…Godspeed and Bless your family.

  • Jesy Anderson
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy.. a sewing icon, thank you so much for all of the years you put into reaching out showing us how fun and gratifying sewing can be, how to take something like a piece of fabric and transform it into a tangible, beautiful item…
    My heart is with the Zieman family; I am genuinely sorry for your loss… I want to think that she is starting to inspire a whole new group of people to her love of sewing.. and she will keep you safe and loved while watching over.

  • Kathy Stockton-Behnke
    November 14, 2017

    This is the time that we have dreaded, the time our friend Nancy had died. For so many years she was a kind spirit that taught us so much about all types of sewing. More than that she was happy to share her celebrity to promote the good works of everyday people. It always seemed as if when the cameras were off there would be lots of laughter and joy. She has always been and example of courage and dignity; a very talented, caring, and extraordinary “regular” person. Now that she is gone we must carry on her legacy of loving, helping, and advocating for others. Nancy, we will miss you and always remember your dear presence in our lives.

    • Sallie Cook
      November 14, 2017

      Nancy Zieman has been a part of my life since the beginning broadcasts on PBS. She not only encouraged myself but many others to use sewing, quilting and other artistic medias in many creative ways. I truly will miss her and her lovely smile. All of us have been blessed to have her in our lives via the many different media. Prayers to all of her family and many friends.

  • Alice
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry to hear that cancer continues to take the lives of so many. I cry for her, my daughter, and everyone suffering because of this indiscrimate killer.

  • Carolyn Rector
    November 14, 2017

    She truly was an inspiration to so many of us as she blessed our homes with her sewing lessons and tips. It is with great sadness as I learn of her passing. My prayers are with her family at this time of loss. God bless you.

  • Raylene
    November 14, 2017

    I am so saddened by the passing of Nancy. I still have many, many episodes of her on VHS tapes. It is because of her that I have become a better sew-er. Learned so much from her shows. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Patti
    November 14, 2017

    I, like many others, have watched Nancy for years. I own some of her videos and many of her books. I treasure all of them. Nancy inspired me to try new things. I was watching her show 10-15 years ago. It was about machine embroidery. My husband walked through and asked if I was interested in embroidery. Foolish me, I said no! 🙂 I now own three embroidery machines. She taught and inspired many of us. We hear of ‘celebrities’ passing and are sad. Nancy was my ‘celebrity’ and my heart aches at the loss. RIP, Nancy! We will miss you!

  • Nancy Farrar
    November 14, 2017

    My deepest condolences to the Zieman family. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. Nancy was a gift to so many people. She touched so many with her kindness. Hopefully knowing this will provide some comfort for you. Osteosarcoma is a horrible disease………I lost a son to this. Again, all of you are in my heart and prayers.

  • Eileen Jones
    November 14, 2017

    I regret that I never wrote Nancy personally to thank her for teaching me through Sewing With Nancy. I have been a fan for so many years, and have told many of my friends about her. I would not have the skill or desire to learn more about sewing if it hadn’t been for Nancy and the way she made things seem so easy to understand. She will be missed. I feel her loss now.

  • Joy
    November 14, 2017

    My deepest sympathy to Nancy’s family and work family. Nancy began her television career the same yaer I was married. I watched her faithfully and learned so many things that made me a better homemaker. I love that Nancy share so many opportunities that allowed the skills she taught to be used for charitable causes. Nancy will live on in many of our hearts. Prayers for all who loved her.

  • Kay Dette
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy shared alot of herself and her inspiration with all of us. Her book on how to custom fit clothing helped me make our first daughter’s wedding dress. And I also made our 2nd and 3rd daughter’s bridesmaid dresses. I couldn’t have done it without Nancy’s book.

  • Bonnie Levien
    November 14, 2017

    To Nancy’s family,
    You are in my heart and my prayers following the news. Nancy’s was the first sewing show I watched because of a junior high Home Ec teacher who was very lax in teaching sewing. I learned so much from watching Nancy–even to this day.
    Rest in peace, Nancy, and know you are loved and will be missed.

  • Barbara A
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad to learn of Nancy’s passing and send sincere condolences to her family. Many will miss this dear woman who has blessed us with her gift of teaching and love of sewing. I have special memories of the Quilt Expo when my sisters and I met Nancy on the elevator. Several of her shows are waiting for me via DVR. I am going to miss her.
    Prayers to her family.

  • Dora mather
    November 14, 2017

    I will miss her, I have follow her since she
    came on the kbps tv. I have a sewing room because of her love of sewing. She was a big influence on many young women of our time. She will be missed by all women who knew her and enjoyed watching her shows. She will not be forgotten. My prayers are with her family and she was loved by many sewers. Rest in peace

  • Carol H
    November 14, 2017

    This news is so heart breaking. Nancy has been a part of my sewing journey from the beginning. I will miss her so much. She was always such an example of grace, faith, and courage. May God bless her family and close friends and give you all peace. I know your heart is broken, too.

  • Josie
    November 14, 2017

    Although I momentarily only met Nancy twice at sewing events, Nancy was like as personal friend that taught me to sew via TV. She dedicated her life to teaching us how to love to sew as she did. I cried when I heard the news of her terminal illness. She had never looked sick on TV. Will always admire her courage, dedication, love and support for all her viewers. She is the reason I would jump out of bed to go watch her Sewing show. Will always remember her and be very grateful to her for teaching me a skill I am passing on to my kids and grand children. Praying for her and her family I am sure she loved so muc. We all loved her and will surely miss her. You certainly left your mark and have a warm spot in our hearts. God bless you eternally, Nancy.

  • Vicki
    November 14, 2017

    I am saddened to hear of Nancy’s passing. Like many people posting here, I learned so much from Sewing with Nancy, improving my clothing construction techniques. I loved the clothing patterns and still have every one I ever purchased. Thank you so much, Nancy, for enriching all our lives.

  • Sue Michaels
    November 14, 2017

    Goodbye our dearest Nancy. You are and always will be an inspiration, muse and champion of our industry and for women with an entrepreneurial spirit. I have had the privilege of taking many of your classes and seminars both Sewing with Nancy and through your partnership with Babylock. You are part of my courage to form my own business in the quilting world. Your wonderful sense of humor, warm open heart, humble mien and brilliant insights will inspire for generations to come. I will miss you deeply. Rest ye of weary body but let thy spirit soar.

  • Janice Brewer
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad to hear of Nancy Zieman passing. I learned so much from her books and TV show. The sewing community has lost a very big star.
    Janice from Southeastern WI & Will County, IL

  • Michelle Leary
    November 14, 2017

    So shocked to hear of Nancy’s passing. My prayers and condolence are with the Zieman family for their loss. Nancy, besides my mom, helped me via public television and through some of her books to become a better seamstress along with making home decor. I loved how poised she was and so confident. I read her letter dated the early part of September and the scripture that she used is my favorite. God bless everyone who has been touched by this lady.

  • Teaa
    November 14, 2017

    My condolences to the family and friends of Nancy. She has visited my home once a week since she started on PBS. My family knew that her program was my time. I met her only once — I was at a Sew Expo many years ago and went to her booth at the end of a busy day to see if I could get a one of her books that was autographed. To my surprise, Nancy was there looking totally exhausted, but gracious and willing to autograph a book for me. I am so very glad that I was able to thank her for helping me develop my sewing skills. She was a true blessing and she will be missed.

  • Ann from KY
    November 14, 2017

    I feel like I lost a friend today, even though I never got to personally meet Nancy Zieman. Prayers said for the family as they have to deal with this huge loss.
    I watched Nancy on TV for years, and had a lot of her books. I have 6 children and actually was home full time with them so watching Nancy was something I looked forward to. I learned so much! I would often sew just 10-15 minutes a day for my family using the skills I learned from watching Nancy. She gave me sewing classes when I couldn’t afford them from TV. She helped challenge me to sew better through her show. It meant a lot to get to watch her on the show. It helped me when the many chores I had to do daily were getting to me, because I had this fun show to watch! Thanks much Nancy, and you will be missed.

  • Carolyn
    November 14, 2017

    Bye for now….

  • Judy
    November 14, 2017

    So very sad to hear of Nancy’s passing today. She was a wonderful person. I did not have the privilege of having met her but like others have said, I felt I knew her. She was so generous with her time and talent. Nancy came across the TV as a very caring and giving person. My condolences to her family and staff and her many sewing buddies. My prayers are with you in this sad time.

  • Diana wells
    November 14, 2017

    Sadden by the loss of Nancy. I was so excited when her program first started on tv. Looked forward to every Saturday to see what I could learn that my mama had not already taught me to sew for my daughter. My mama is in heaven and I would like to think her and Nancy will have a fine time talking about sewing

  • Jean Halvorson
    November 14, 2017

    Such a sad day. Watched her show every Saturday. Over the years I have learned a lot from her. Condolences to her family and friends. We have all lost a ray of sunshine in our lives today. R.I.P. Nancy.

  • Dawn K.
    November 14, 2017

    My deepest sympathy to Nancy Zieman’s family & friends. I had the great pleasure to know Nancy freshman yr at UW -Stout, just being on the next dorm area. I had some sewing classes with her too. I have enjoyed her program for years & always get a smile remembering when we were just starting out at Stout. God grant her peace.

  • Donna m
    November 14, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy’s family, friends and colleagues. I so enjoyed her program, books, blog etc. She will be missed.

  • Patti
    November 14, 2017

    I am so sad to hear this news. She was an inspiration to so many, myself included. Prayers of peace for her family and friends.

  • Melanie Martin
    November 14, 2017

    I’m saddened to hear of Nancy’s passing. My prayers are with her family and friends. I enjoyed her show on PBS/KQED through the years, and learned so much from her. I recently started the Block of the Month Mystery Quilt 2017, and will continue “quilting with Nancy” as I complete it. Rest In Peace, Nancy.

  • Debbie Bobbitt
    November 14, 2017

    So many Saturday mornings I spent with you – watching SWN on my TV. The bookshelves in my sewing room contain many of your books, my favorite is your auto biography. I am thankful for all the tips and skills you taught me over the years. But the faith and the determination, the never giving in or giving up that I read about in your auto biography and in your good bye is what has touched me the deepest. I feel as if I lost a friend today and I look forward to seeing you in heaven. Rest in Gods peace until then my friend.

  • Sylvia
    November 14, 2017

    Saddened to hear this news. I read Nancy’s book a few years ago, never knew all the obstacles she had overcame. Made me appreciate her even more.
    I saw her once at the quilt show in Houston several years ago.
    My sincere condolences to her family. She will be missed.

  • Gina
    November 14, 2017

    There are no words to express the loss of such an inspirational person. Her passion for sewing and teaching was always evident. We will miss her so very much. Deepest sympathy to her family!

  • Christine
    November 14, 2017

    my condolences to the family Nancy was a very special woman I watched every show and I had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of times and talking with her she was one of the most kind-hearted beautiful ladies I have ever met she will be greatly missed the sewing World lost someone very special today my thoughts and my prayers are with the family

  • Liz Baker
    November 14, 2017

    I am sorry to hear the sad news. Like thousands of people who Nancy had touched by her shows, books, expos, I will miss her. I have never met her, but she was a much appreciated person in the sewing industry. RIP, Nancy.

  • Wendy Moore
    November 14, 2017

    Nancy was an icon in the sewing/quilting realm. She will be greatly missed. My prayers are with her family and friends during this time of grief.

  • Tammy Dennis
    November 14, 2017

    So sorry for your loss, praying for all the families. She will be greatly missed!! ♥️

  • Roxanne Gioseffi
    November 14, 2017

    Words cannot express the sadness and sorrow I have. I know these are the same feelings of so many other Nancy followers. She was a woman of great moral character, devoted to teaching and sharing her love of sewing to many generations. I will miss her, but will find comfort in knowing she will always be part of my sewing room. May you Rest In Peace Nancy, you are truly loved. My deepest sympathies to her family. May God Bless You all

  • Roxanne Gioseffi
    November 14, 2017

    Words cannot express the sadness and sorrow I have. I know these are the same feelings of so many other Nancy followers. She was a woman of great moral character, devoted to teaching and sharing her love of sewing to many generations. I will miss her, but will find comfort in knowing she will always be part of my sewing room. May you Rest In Peace Nancy, you are truly loved. My deepest sympathies to her family. May God Bless You all

  • Denise Munger
    November 14, 2017

    So very sad to hear of Nancy passing. Nancy was a pioneer of sewing and more. She will be sadly missed in the hearts of many. Rest in peace dear Nancy.
    With Deepest Symphony to the Zieman Family, Friends, and Colleagues. Thank you for letting us be in Nancy’s life.

  • Shelley Gardner
    November 14, 2017

    Watching old episodes with Nancy will be like watching Robin Williams- you are home with a dear old friend, and then a wave of sadness will hit, as you realize that Earth doesn’t produce extraordinary people every day, and that a legend is gone. Nancy, you will forever be a teacher and inspiration, and I am so sorry cancer took you before your time.

  • Rhonda
    November 14, 2017

    I was very sad to hear this news. As many have said, I never met her but feel like I lost a friend and mentor today. Nancy inspired me to learn new techniques. I especially appreciated the shows that highlighted ways that sewing could be used to send comfort to those in need. I send my condolences to her family and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Zenzele-Leandria
    November 14, 2017

    I am in such shock! I have been watching Nancy since she started appearing on PBS in Brooklyn, NY. I loved watching her ideas & methods that she easily taught us. I am grateful for all that she shared with us as sewers, crafters & quilters.

    I feel like I just lost a really good friend; she will truly be missed. Blessings, prayers & condolences to the Zieman Family & Friends.

  • Gay Sommerfeld
    November 14, 2017

    What a sad day for the Zieman family, friends, coworkers and the sewing community today. My sincere sympathies to all. I have learned so much from Nancy on how to sew as well as how to share. A lovely, talented lady. She gave me the confidence to pass on sewing knowledge that I gained from her. RIP Nancy. You are missed.
    Gay in MN

  • Rebecca Peterson
    November 14, 2017

    Mahalo Nancy! You made an impact.

  • Connie Berg
    November 14, 2017

    My sincere sympathy to all!
    I’m so sad to hear of Nancy’s death. Nancy has been such an inspiration and wonderful teacher to me!
    Thank you, she was so loved and appreciated!
    What a role model/mentor!
    Please continue to air Sewing With Nancy so we can be refreshed and others learn too.

  • Elizabeth Briggs
    November 14, 2017

    My heart is breaking! I feel like I have lost a best friend! My sincere condolences to the Zieman family, Nancy’s friends and staff at Sewing with Nancy!
    God bless!

  • Dottie Ritner
    November 14, 2017

    So very sorry for the family. Last Saturday I was watched her show for the zillionith time and still learning with her dedication and humor. Thank you Nancy and thank you for taking the time to autograph one of your books at the Puyallup Quilt Expo many years ago.

  • Cindy
    November 14, 2017

    Dear Nancy, I only bought Babylock machines because you had them. This is what an impact you made on me. If you had it on your show, I wanted it. Even if I didn’t need it or use something, I knew someday I would…and I could maybe sew like you

  • Susan Kelley
    November 15, 2017

    What a big loss to her family, fans and the sewing industry. I have watched Nancy since before she had her own PBS show. She was a guest on another sewing show (Sue something, I think). I’ve had my “Breakfast with Nancy” faithfully since her first show. While my mom taught me to sew, Nancy taught me so many new techniques, tips and ideas that kept me creating into my now 70s. My sewing room is filled with her many publications. My Saturday mornings will never be the same.

  • Sue Saubert
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy was incredible in every way. She was so kind and respectful of everyone she worked with on her shows and very sincere in her quest to teach us all how to grow our sewing skills. I had the privilege of taking classes from her in Oregon and Washington and although I had shopped from her catalogs for years, it was so special to think of her as a friend.
    Blessings to her family and may they realize how loved she was by women everywhere. She will always be in our hearts and she not only taught us sewing, quilting, etc., she taught us courage and renewed faith in God’s plan for our lives. God bless you Nancy.

  • kathleen holland
    November 15, 2017

    RIP Nancy…..no words can express how great the loss of your creativity, generosity, and all the years you blessed us with your time and knowledge. You have your wings…fly free into His waiting arms. We will miss you…but we will see u again someday.
    Prayers and condolences to your family. We, your viewers, feel like we lost a family member too:( You were a kind and good woman and mentor.
    One last time Nancy………Bye for now……

  • Jeri Stockman
    November 15, 2017

    Such sad news today. I began watching Nancy when she began and broadcast from her home. I was hooked. She was great and such a wonderful person. I had the honor of meeting her at a Paducah, KY quilt festival, Quilt Expo in Madison on several occassions. She was so warm and gracious. The tears are falling as I sent this to many who have left their comments. I own all Babylock products, if she used it I knew it would be good. While we lived in Wisconsin I went to many quilt expo’s, the shop in Beaver Dam and lessons there also.
    My deepest heartfelt condolences to her family. She will be missed so very much, I’m happy she experienced being a Grandma. Our daughter passed away March 2015, all she asked of God was to live long enough to see grandchildren and He honored her request. When Nancy made her announcement on her show it devastated me and ny sewing friends, she will be remembered forever as a woman who led many sewers to 10/20/30 minutes to sew.
    May she rest in peace and may her family find comfort and peace knowing she is with God in heaven. Thank you Nancy for more than 30+ years of your show, tips and books,
    Prayers for the family and friends have gone up to God tonight.

  • Lynne Baltzer
    November 15, 2017

    My Saturday afternoons have been scheduled around Sewing With Nancy for as long as I can remember. The generations she influenced will remember. .until next time. As we carry sewing and the gifts sewing can give the world forward, Nancy’s influence will be there. Thank you for all the happy moments. Heartfelt thanks to her family for sharing her with us .

  • Angie B
    November 15, 2017

    It is because of Nancy’s programs that I started quilting. Her easy to follow instructions helped me to become a bit obsessed with it. 🙂 Thanks Nancy for all of your great patterns and hints and shortcuts. You have made it much easier for me and for so many people to quilt.
    Peace to you.

  • amanda
    November 15, 2017

    Sincerely Condolences from Australia for all of Nancy’s friends, family and her team mates Love to you all xxx

  • Terri
    November 15, 2017

    I’m so so very sad and sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. What a beautiful seamstress Nancy was. Her kind spirit showed through the cameras. Rest In Peace Nancy. Your new thimble is now covered in God’s gold.

  • Zanna van der Merwe
    November 15, 2017

    Sincere condolences to Nancy’s loved ones. A huge loss to the sewing world, may Nancy’s memories and tutorials always be inspiring to future seamstress.

  • Kathy
    November 15, 2017

    I, like so many others here, have always looked forward to the time I got to spend with Nancy each week. Because of her I was inspired to do things for others and the blessing she gave me from just watching her shows will hopefully just keep getting passed on as we do what she encouraged us all to do, pass along our sewing gift by helping others in some way. We are all blessed to have known her, even if only through T.V..

  • Brandy
    November 15, 2017

    Watching Nancy is how I got started sewing and quilting. I know that a lot of people who sew have moms and grandmothers who sew, however I Idid not. Nancy gave me the inspiration to buy a good sewing machine and teach myself. I have never looked back. I am so saddened to learn of her passing. Her rescources, books and tools are invaluable. May she Rest In Peace. ❤️

  • Gwen
    November 15, 2017

    Sorry for her families loss. We will all miss her. Her life was a message for us all, to carry on… Gods blessings on your hearts.

  • Tonya Travelstead
    November 15, 2017

    She was a jewel of a woman, a thoughtful, skilled teacher, and such an inspiration to me and so many others. May she rest In peace with no more pain or suffering. Prayers for her family in losing such a special gift. Her book Seams Unlikely (and all of the others that I own) are more special than ever now.

  • Tonya Travelstead
    November 15, 2017

    She was a jewel of a woman, a thoughtful, skilled teacher, and such an inspiration to me and so many others. May she rest In peace with no more pain or suffering. Prayers for her family in losing such a special gift. Her book Seams Unlikely (and all of the others that I own) are more special than ever now.

  • Janice
    November 15, 2017

    I will miss you Nancy, you were my inspiration. ❤️

  • Carol Thomasson
    November 15, 2017

    I always looked forward to watching ‘Sewing with Nancy,’ not just because of what I might learn, but also because Nancy Zieman came to feel like a true friend.

  • Denise Pouliot
    November 15, 2017

    Prayers to Nancys family and friends. She was so inspirational and gentle. Her calming personality made me feel like I could accomplish anything. Her teaching skills were exceptional. I’ve been watching her tv episodes for over 40 years. She inspired me to create unique outfits for my children who have now turned 40. Now she is inspiring me to create home decor for them. I recently retired as a nurse and have taken on quilting which I never really had the time to do. So, of course, I turned to Nancy……and once again she was there for me and I had the luxury of watching her every morning at 6:00 a.m. Yes, I got up at 6:00 a.n., because
    ” Nancy” was on. She will be missed by so many people she has never met but has touched our lives in so many ways teaching her skills, patience, perseverance, and creativity. Her family was truely blessed to have her.

  • Phyllis Smith
    November 15, 2017

    I am saddened by the death of Nancy Zieman. I’m also glad that now she will be free of pain and in an good place. I have known Nancy through her tv show for over 40 years. I learned a lot about sewing. I got a chance to me her in person by taking her classes at the Seattle Sew and Stitchery Expo. I enjoyed her routines with Ms. Mulari at the Friday Night Event. Rest in peace Nancy. You will be missed.

  • Yvonne Blackmon
    November 15, 2017

    What a precious legacy that will continue to live on because you Nancy shared and gave of yourself unselfishly so others could learn and develop their talents and skills. You will be missed but you will live on through your granddaughters.

  • Martha
    November 15, 2017

    The first quilting book I ever bought was hers. And the doll clothes I made were from her book and her shows. She was sew inspiring and will be missed!

  • Tammy Roussell
    November 15, 2017

    I am so saddened to hear this news about the passing of Nancy Zieman. Nancy has brought so many beautiful, creative gifts to the sewing and quilting community – and while doing so – also sponsored and supported many non profits and community building organizations, as she did for Mitsy Kit with an interview last summer. Her heart was as much a legacy as her talent.
    Nancy’s talents and presence on this earth will be surely missed – but Nancy’s retirement announcement gives us comfort in knowing that she is now at peace in her eternal home.
    My condolences and prayers go out to her family and all her loved ones and friends.

  • Barbara Lyons
    November 15, 2017

    I am so saddened to hear of Nancy’s passing, yet I knew her to be a woman of faith. Her promotion to glory is bittersweet. Nancy and I started out in the early 1980s and I have loved every episode! I have learned SO MANY tricks and helpful hints that have made me a better seamstress. I’m thankful to have had her in my life. Nancy, you will be sorely missed!

  • Linda
    November 15, 2017

    I am so sad ….I learned so much from Nancy–and thinking about the show today, I remember a person of honor and dignity…An example of how we should all live–I loved seeing her love for her family and friends and how she loved to give back to the world…a great lady….

  • A. Hudgens
    November 15, 2017

    What can we say “Good bye for now” but looking to the day we will quilt in heaven together !
    Thanks to the support team that kept Nancy going during this time of diagnosis and trials .
    God had blessed us all from her kindness and generosity to all.
    Prayers for the family in your loss.
    Nothing will replace this wonderful lady and the memories that we have of her!

  • Deborrah Gunder
    November 15, 2017

    Very saddened by the news. I have so many fond memories of watching her on PBS since the mid-80’s. She touched many of us in ways that sewing of the heart is what I felt when I watched her. May she rest in peace & my condolences to her family & close friends during this time & always. GOD has received another angel!

  • Odile Kinkade
    November 15, 2017

    So sad to hear that Nancy lost her battle with cancer. I learned so much from watching her and I will miss her. My deepest condolences to her family and friends

  • Joanne Dillon
    November 15, 2017

    Sadly, we say goodbye to our beautiful friend and mentor Nancy. What a wonderful inspiration she has been to the industry for so many years. I will remember her fondly and always. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time. Her legacy will go on forever. Thanks you, Nancy, for sharing your talents with us.

  • Linda
    November 15, 2017

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Nancy. May you find comfort in knowing that we are all friends of Nancy and feel so inspired by her contributions to the industry, and charities worldwide. Her legacy will live on! As a long time viewer, I could feel her deep love for each of you, and was grateful for her “gifts for the men in your life” as she loved all her family! She brought so many new and innovative ideas to soo many. God bless you all and deepest sympathy at this time.

  • Linda Korhonen
    November 15, 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. I knew she was having problems but you hope that they can come through it all. She taught so much about sewing to so many and I’m one of them! She will be missed by all with a passion to sew. RIP, dear Nancy.

  • Deej Bradley
    November 15, 2017

    I am heartbroken. So glad I got to meet her, shake her hand, and that she signed the now treasured books I bought at her seminars. She has been my sewing inspiration for so many years and still is. I will miss Nancy’s shining presence as will so many others whose lives she touched.
    My sincerest condolences to the family and her staff.

  • Debbie McAfee
    November 15, 2017

    I have never wept over the passing of someone I didn’t know and never met before but Nancy I feel like I lost a friend. I don’t know what my Saturday mornings will be like knowing you aren’t with us anymore as I have watched from the beginning. What an impact you made on so many. RIP my friend.

  • Christian Lee
    November 15, 2017

    Thanks for the decades of teaching and inspiration, Nancy. You’ll be truly missed in not only the sewing community. I hope in teaching new people to sew, I inspire a FRACTION of the many souls you touched.
    -DadSews

  • Julie Jergenson
    November 15, 2017

    I was one of the lucky ones to have met Nancy she had a great sense of humor when giving a class.my deepest sympathies to your family.

  • Judy Vandertie
    November 15, 2017

    so saddened to hear this. she was a very special and inspriring person. she will be missed so much by so many. prayers for her family.

  • Patricia Keenan
    November 15, 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear this news. I will certainly keep my thoughts and prayers with the family. I did get to meet Nancy at a seminar and I agree, she has a great sense of humor and such a talent for teaching, sharing and creativity. She was truly one of a kind, a very special person.

  • Ana Maria Perna
    November 15, 2017

    as a long time follower of the blog, in my case fro Spain, I’m tahnkful for all the learning and inspiration, and join in in the condolences to family , this community of sewers and all those who surrounded her. Rest in peace.

  • Deborah
    November 15, 2017

    The world has lost a great role model. I am so sorry for the loss of such a inspiring lady. Prayers and good thoughts to Nancy’s family and friends. Our loss is God’s gain. God blessed us when he made Nancy.

  • Judy G
    November 15, 2017

    She made a difference. Goodbye for now…

  • Ana Maria Perna
    November 15, 2017

    as a long time follower of her blog, from Spain, I am thankful for all the learning and inspiration throughout these years and join in the condolences to her family, this community of sewers and all those who surrounded her. Rest in peace.

  • Linda
    November 15, 2017

    I never met Nancy in person, but truly felt she was a friend. Once I discovered her program, many years ago, she changed my perspective about sewing and made me want to explore more new ways to create! She was inspiring and created an environment for learning that was exciting and creative. She will be missed by all who knew her personally as well as those of us who were inspired by her through her programs.

  • Gail
    November 15, 2017

    I had the extreme pleasure of attending a Nancy Zieman sewing retreat in Northwest Arkansas many years ago She was just as gracious in person as she was on TV. I have sewn since I was 5 so 50 plus years and I learned so much from her over the years. I am sorry at the loss for her family and the sewing world. Prayers to her family and friends.

  • Sarah
    November 15, 2017

    So sorry to hear of this. My late mother and I watched her until I left home for college. I have continued to watch as much as I can until this day. I hope PBS will continue to air her shows as they do the Bob Ross shows. My prayers are with her family. Rest in Peace, Nancy.

  • Debbie Thornton
    November 15, 2017

    I feel like I’ve lost a very special friend. Even though I never met Nancy in person, she was a welcome face on my television screen for years and years. I loved recording her shows and watching them over and over. She left so much here on earth with her talents. Rest in peace Nancy and bless your family during this very difficult time.

  • Alice Cain
    November 15, 2017

    So sorry to hear. Sending my deepest condolences to Nancy’s family, friends and her co-workers. Was inspired by all she did and her friendly smile. She will be missed. She leaves a legacy of kindness and knowledge behind her. Prayers to everyone she touched.

  • Sylvia Zwick
    November 15, 2017

    I am so saddened by Nancy’s passing. She has truly been an inspiration to me. I started watching her program in 2003 when I decided to take up sewing. Whenever she would demo some new technique or shortcut, she made it look easy enough that I felt that I could do it too. She made learning fun and I’ve learned a lot over these many years by watching her. I am so sorry for her family’s loss and pray that God will grant them peace and comfort until they are with her again. We love you and miss you Nancy.

  • Linda Bazemore
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy Zieman was a beautiful woman inside and out. My young grandson and I attended an event at B Sew Inn, and she was great. She even mentioned him, as he was the only male attending the event. My grandson made a quilt for himself at age 7, loved to use my embroidery machine, and now finds himself in college, where is is in his third year studying costume design. He just loves it. Thanks Nancy for encouraging a young boy. You never know what will happen. We will miss you, but know you are in Heaven sewing away and helping and encouraging others.

  • Regina Hobbs
    November 15, 2017

    I am so sorry to have to say good-bye to a wonderful, uplifting, positive person. I’ve watched her since she began her show. She inspired so many people and created a need to get back to sewing. My sincerest condolences and prayers to her family.

  • Livia Boggs
    November 15, 2017

    I too, like so many others, are saddened to hear about Nancy. Her inspiration has touched so many of us and she will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. May you find peace and comfort knowing that she was an angel that has earned her wings.

  • Doris Steele
    November 15, 2017

    I read of Nancy’s passing with a heavy heart. I learned so very much from her and felt I knew her even tho I never really met her. God Bless her family and comfort their hearts in this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Doris

  • Judy
    November 15, 2017

    Yesterday, while driving my husband home from a medical treatment, I looked up at the sky to see a very beautiful and interesting pattern of clouds – some looked like very straight lines, other places had wavy lines going in another direction, and in between were softer clouds with curves. Didn’t realize what I was looking at until later when I found out that Nancy had left us – she was already organizing the fabrics (clouds) she was planning to use for her first quilt up in heaven. I’m sure it will her best one yet!

  • Weeks
    November 15, 2017

    In Quilt Market and Festival in Houston a few weeks ago we threw Nancy a virtual retirement celebration and passed out bags and bags of buttons that said #thankyounancyz on them. All day long for 10 days we heard stories of all of the ways in which Nancy encouraged quilters — professionals and hobbyists alike — and how beloved she was among her fans. I was lucky enough to know her as a friend and will deeply miss having her as one of my cheerleaders in life. Rest In Peace dear friend.

  • Mary
    November 15, 2017

    I am so sadden by the passing of Nancy I feel I have lost a dear friend. My prayers are with her family.

  • Kristin F
    November 15, 2017

    I never met Nancy, but have shopped with Nancy’s Notions for many years. I also recently read her autobiography. She was such an impressive person in so many ways. I have great respect and admiration for her – she accomplished so much despite physical problems. I gathered that she was a very spiritual person. I was shocked when I read her goodbye letter and am even more shocked that the end came so soon. I am very saddened to hear the news of her passing away. Condolences to her family and friends and prayers for God’s comfort and peace during this time of sorrow.

  • Scott Goldstein
    November 15, 2017

    I was very saddened to hear that Nancy is no longer with us. She was an amazing woman who showed us all what courage, drive and ambition is.

    I learned to sew by watching her videos then CD’s. Her books are legendary and will stand up with our high school classics reading list.

    I send my deepest condolences to her family and work family. May she rest comfortably pain free and continue to inspire us to be the best we can be.

    Bye for now.

    A devoted fan always

    Scott

  • Lou
    November 15, 2017

    I am saddened by the news of Nancy Zieman’s death. She will be missed by so many people around the world. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. Nancy will live on forever through her books and PBS programs.

  • RITA COMPSTON
    November 15, 2017

    RIP Nancy. You were an inspiration to so many. Condolences to her family, friends, staff, and her sewing followers.

  • JEAN SELL
    November 15, 2017

    I can’t tell you how sadden I am. Watched her show for years and love the items I bought. My thoughts are now with the family and prayer. GOD will help you through this as I’m sure many prayers are being said for you.

  • Martha Mullennex
    November 15, 2017

    Words cannot express the sorrow I feel at the passing of Nancy. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. My condolences to her family and all her friends and co-workers. Rest in peace, Nancy. You surely made a wonderful difference in this world. Thank you.

  • martha wertz
    November 15, 2017

    I am happy she is at peace and had extra time to be with family and friends..she has worked long and hard,, so sad it had to end too soon.

  • Connie Weichsler
    November 15, 2017

    I lost a friend yesterday. I never met her but she was in my home daily. She taught me to love sewing and that I was capable of making beautiful things with my hands. Her gentle teaching style was great. I could really tell she cared about her viewers and the many charities she had at the end of the show. My heart and prayers go out to Nancy’s family, staff, viewers and fans. You will be forever missed, thank you for coming into my home each day.

  • Eileen Girens, Burlington, WI
    November 15, 2017

    My sincere condolences to your loving family. I have so enjoyed watching your broadcasts for decades. I felt so honored to actually meet you in Madison at the PBS expo in 2016. I cherish the photo with you. You have been and will continue to be an inspiration to me through your books, etc. You will be missed. God speed.
    Eileen Girens

  • Cindy M
    November 15, 2017

    I can only echo the hundreds of sentiments expressed by so many
    May God use her legacy to continue to teach us of His grace mercy and a life of creativity to honor Him
    How blessed I am to have been able to learn and continue learning so much from such an amazing lady
    Thank You
    May Gods Love and Grace be with you in this moment of grief and give you joy in celebrateing her life

  • Lisa Latimer
    November 15, 2017

    So many wonderful memories of watching Nancy’s show with my Grandmother on Saturday mornings… We would work on our own projects together with Nancy ‘s instruction relying on her expertise to inspire and guide us. I have since lost my Grandmother and now Nancy, but neither will be forgotten. I have some truly precious memories that will stay with me forever… Thank you, Nancy!

  • Joy
    November 15, 2017

    She will be greatly missed. Watched her for so long -I feel like we knew each other- even what her next step was gonna be. Nancy made sewing enjoyable and easy. Rest in Peace. Love is all around you..joy

  • Brenda J
    November 15, 2017

    I woke up to sad and heart breaking news. The world is without a good and wonderful person. Nancy has taught me so much about sewing. I feel like I lost a good friend even though I never met her personally. She will be missed and is a great loss to everyone!
    Safe journey, Nancy. Rest in peace. Sweet lady.

  • Joy
    November 15, 2017

    She will be greatly missed. Watched her for so long -I feel like we knew each other- Rest in Peace. Love is all around you..joy

  • Judie
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy gave so much to so many in her life. I have followed her for years. She was a kind, generous and loving person. I think all her loyal fans are grieving this day. I hope many will pay tribute by setting aside some time to sew in the next couple days to honor her memory.

  • Joy
    November 15, 2017

    Watched her for so long -I feel like we knew each other- Rest in Peace. Love is all around you..joy

  • Joy
    November 15, 2017

    Watched her for so long -I feel like we knew each other- Love is all around you..joy

  • Joy
    November 15, 2017

    Watched her for so long -I feel like we knew each other- Love is all around you..

  • LynnAnn W
    November 15, 2017

    Sincerest condolences to Nancy‘s family
    I will miss her very much she was an excellent teacher and because of her I have made my best quilts
    she was a class lady with anything and everything she did
    Nancy you will be missed very much but never forgotten❤️ Thank You from the bottom of my heart

  • Hildegard
    November 15, 2017

    My sincerest condolences to Nancy’s family, I learned a lot from Nancy, she was the reason I made my first quilt for my granddaughter Sunbonnet Sue. That was a long time ago. And have watched her shows for so long. She will truly be missed.

  • Leslie
    November 15, 2017

    So sad to hear Nancy has passed. Prayers to Nancy’s family. I learned a lot from watching Sewing with Nancy. She is the reason I sew. RIP Nancy.

  • Tina Marie Lorusso
    November 15, 2017

    So sad to learn about this. For as long as I can remember I have watched Nancy’s shows and followed her blogs. She’s been a real inspiration. It always felt like she was talking with me personally, not just doing a show. She made so many things look so easy and made us feel like we could do anything. We’ve all lost a very special lady. Peace and prayers for Nancy and her family.

  • Laura B
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy’s calm confidence while explaining even complex techniques kept me watching over the years. I can’t begin to explain how much I learned from her. The sewing community, PBS and the world at large have lost an outstanding teacher, but she’s trained so many to follow in her footsteps that the legacy of Sewing With Nancy will live on for years. Rest in peace, Nancy and God bless her family.

  • Sheila Fredette
    November 15, 2017

    Can’t type for long, crying too much.

  • Kathy
    November 15, 2017

    Oh my gosh! I had no idea she was sick. I tape her shows every week! I must have somehow missed the show that she announced she was retiring. I learned to sewing by watching her show all these years! My mom use to sew my cloths when I was very, very young until I reached a teenager then she just lost her patience for it. She never had to patience to sit down to teach me how. I really didn’t learn any skills in Home Economics in high school. If it hadn’t been for Nancy’s show I would never have learned & developed my passion for sewing. I owe what skills I have developed from her. I am going to miss her sooo verryyy much!! May prayers to her dear family for dear for their incredible lose and all the sacrifices they have made unselfishly with her pursuing her dream and sharing her talents with all of us!!

  • Diane
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy has been a hero to me for years. She was everything that is admirable. I watched her during one of the massive “sale days” in Beaver Dam. As other would have to leave their booths for lunch or restroom…who ran over to take their place? Nancy of course. Total grace and charm. I feel as thought I just lost a really good friend.

  • Sandy
    November 15, 2017

    So sorry to hear . . . be at peace now!

  • Babo Art
    November 15, 2017

    With heavy heart I write my thanks to Nancy for her leadership and inspiration. She now blesses the angels!

  • Knella
    November 15, 2017

    I so admire Nancy and what she accomplished as a woman back in the 70’s. She was four months younger than me and to see what she overcame in her life to become so successful is truly humbling. My sympathies to her family.

  • Judith Stalcup
    November 15, 2017

    I had the pleasure of meeting and having my picture taken with Nancy, last March. I’ve watched her shows and have many of her books. Through her, I was inspired to sew so many different projects. My condolences to her family. She had suffered through so many health issues throughout her life. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Anne Scott
    November 15, 2017

    I am so saddened to hear of her passing. My prayers are with her family and friends who will miss her so much, but are happy in the knowledge she is now with her Savior in Heaven. I was fortunate enough to meet her after a presentation she gave several years back. I watched Sewing With Nancy for many years and learned so much from her and her guests. I will miss her.

  • Julie
    November 15, 2017

    She taught us techniques to sew blankets, clothing, art quilts and up-cycled projects. While doing this she gently reminded us to use the skills we learned to make a difference for others in our community. She taught us that achieving perfection in our sewing was a nice goal, but that we should not allow that to keep us from enjoying our craft. We were taught to take chances, try new things, and laugh at our mistakes. Most important we were taught love for sewing, and love for life, and our responsibility as citizens. I will never forget you Nancy. Your family has my deepest condolences. I share with all of you the joy she gave our lives.

  • Donna
    November 15, 2017

    This news makes me very sad. Nancy was a great example of grace and generosity as she shared her talents with her viewers. She made me feel like I could do anything she or her guests were demonstrating. She will be so missed. My condolences to her family and close friends.

  • Fonda Baus
    November 15, 2017

    I am so very sad to hear of Nancy’s passing.. She has been an inspiration to so many. It seemed as if she was a family friend. I have watched and learned so much from her. Nancy you will be missed…

  • Judy
    November 15, 2017

    With a heavy heart, I am always going to remember Nancy. She was the first sewing show that inspired me to learn to love sewing. Learned how to use tools for sewing/quilting.
    She was part of the family, coming into my home every week. I pray that God will comfort her family and friends. She will be missed, but always in my heart.
    Thank you Nancy,for all you shared with so many. I love you.

  • elaine logan
    November 15, 2017

    My deepest sympathy goes to Nancy Zieman’s family and staff of sewing with Nancy.I’ve learn so much by watching on a weekly bases.You will be remembered in so many ways.Thank you for your gift to all of us.

  • Cheryl McKinney
    November 15, 2017

    I am very sad to read about Nancy, I did not know she was ill. I looked forward to watching her every weekend, she will be missed.

  • JAN MAIOLATESI
    November 15, 2017

    WE LOST AN ICON. GONE BUT NEVER FORGETTON. PRAYERS FOR HER FAMILY. I MISSED HER THE MINUTE SHE SIGNED OFF 4 THE VERY LAST TIME.

  • Mary Poindexter
    November 15, 2017

    I was inspired to learn and create by Nancy’s shows for more years than I can count by Blessings to her family.
    Mary

  • Carolyn
    November 15, 2017

    So sad to hear of her passing.
    Being a sewist and having also had Bell’s Palsy, I doubly appreciate all that Nancy did and showed us with her great gift of communication. A brave lady. RIP
    xx

  • Renee Kenning
    November 15, 2017

    I have learned so many things from watching her show. God Bless her and her family. I’m sure God will have a beautiful golden sewing machine just for you.

  • Pat Leask
    November 15, 2017

    I felt I’d lost a family member upon hearing the news of Nancy’s passing, yesterday. I’ve watched many of her shows since the 80’s and have many of her books and other things I’d ordered from her SWN store. I still use many of her techniques and tips – she was a fantastic teacher and she inspired my sewing , as she did for many I I had the thrill to meet her in the 90’s – such a gracious, giving and lovely person. My sincere condolences to her family, friends and coworkers at SWN. She will be missed very much.

  • Starla
    November 15, 2017

    I was so sorry to hear the news. Nancy and her crew have been generous and patient teachers, from whom I’ve learned so much.

  • P. Quinn
    November 15, 2017

    So sad. I’m sure I’ll hear Nancy over my shoulder giving me tips as I sew a project. My prayers to her family and co-workers. Thank you Nancy for your time and wisdom.

  • Doreen Linehan
    November 15, 2017

    I am saddened to learn of her passing. She was a very instructive & gracious person. I met her at a sewing function once. She was so knowledgeable.

  • Patricia Jacobs
    November 15, 2017

    I was truly saddened when I read about Nancy’s passing yesterday. I have been watching her show since the beginning and have notebooks filled with tips I have picked up from her over the years. Nancy was such a kind and giving person and we lost her way too soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and staff.

  • Dale
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy will be sorely missed by her many fans. We’ve all lost a friend.

  • Melanie Dumas
    November 15, 2017

    Sincere condolences to all of Nancy’s family, friends, co-workers and her extended “viewing family.” May she be at peace with the angels. She touched so many in so many ways, let’s all try to continue and expand her legacy.

  • Brenda Terrell
    November 15, 2017

    Her passing is so hard to believe. She was so inspiring and inspired so many people. Watching her shows made me feel like she was sitting at my kitchen table and sharing her sewing knowledge with me. I feel so sorry for her husband, children and grandchildren. I know they had to have such courage to go thru this journey with her. Nancy Zieman had such grace and her love of sewing was always so apparent. I know she will be missed by all of us.

  • What a terrible loss, to Nancy’s family and loved ones as well as to the many people who learned from and loved Nancy. She has been an inspiration to so many people for so many years.

  • Maria Talsma
    November 15, 2017

    Condolences to Nancy’s family and friends. Nancy was an inspiration to many including me. I always looked forward to Saturday mornings on South Dakota PBS to watch and learn. She truly made me feel I could accomplish anything in sewing.

  • Kathleen Drzik
    November 15, 2017

    I just started sewing about 6 years ago and my mom “introduced” me to Nancy Zieman. I bumped into Nancy at the Fireside Theater in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin dinner theater last year and despite her physical health, was very friendly and gracious and I’m glad I had the opportunity to chat with her for the few moments we had. She was such an inspiration and I have so much to learn yet! Prayers to Nancy’s Family at this sad time.

  • Pat Hunsucker
    November 15, 2017

    I was so terribly saddened by the too soon passing of my dear inspirational sewing friend. I was fortunate to see Nancy at BSewinn in Tulsa,Ok. only once but could feel the warmth of this kind, kind, lady. She autographed her book and my Destiny that I bought that day. I will treasure them always.My heartfelt condolences to her friends and family.She will be sorely missed.

  • DeLois
    November 15, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Nancy passing. She is with God and God is with you. Peace be with you. Nancy was/is such an inspiration.

  • Beverly
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy I know that one day we will meet again in Heaven. You inspired me in so many ways with my sewing and quilting. God bless you and your family.

  • JoAn GODFREY
    November 15, 2017

    She took a piece of our hearts, but left us so much of hers.

  • susan
    November 15, 2017

    So sorry to hear this. My prayers to her family. She will be greatly missed at Sew Expo in Puyallup, WA, it was always such a pleasure to see and talk with her there. A very gracious lady who will be missed by all the sewing community. Rest in Peace Nancy and get those angels sewing!

  • Barbara charbonneU
    November 15, 2017

    So sorry to hear about the lost of Nancy I have watched her show for many yrs sorry for her family. Nancy was the most remarkable lady I know

  • Nancy
    November 15, 2017

    I feel as though I have lost a friend, not a TV personality. I wish for peace for her family and other friends.

  • Barbara Hughes
    November 15, 2017

    I have been so blessed to have learned so much from Nancy’s life. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. “Well done thou good and faithful servant… Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”

  • Gerry Prellwitz
    November 15, 2017

    Sympathy and prayers to Nancy’s family at this sad time. Rest in peace, Nancy! Thank you for sharing your sewing expertise with all of us.

  • Doris Lum
    November 15, 2017

    During my re-entry into sewing, seeing Nancy sew on her program let me think, “I can do this!” And I could and did. Many thanks.

  • Julie
    November 15, 2017

    Sorry for your loss. i had watched her many years ago and just “reconnected” when I found her again a few years ago. She will be missed.

  • Vickie
    November 15, 2017

    “We won’t be sad, we’ll be glad, for all the time we had….Remember When?”
    Lyrics from the song, Remember When, by Alan Jackson
    Praying for family and friends. Nancy will be missed.

  • Cathy Ricchezza
    November 15, 2017

    My condolences to Nancy’s family and staff. I, like many others, have watched Nancy for many years. She certainly influenced my life in a very positive manner. I never had the opportunity to meet her in person but certainly feel like I have lost a mentor and friend. I will miss you dearly Nancy. Rest in Peace.

  • Brenda Jerles
    November 15, 2017

    I am so very sad to hear about Nancy. She has been my Saturday morning sewing buddy for so many years. I will truly miss her sweet teaching. She was such a humble, gracious and inspiring person. A wonderful teacher with such a calming voice. My prayers go to her family as I know they loved her even more and will miss her so much. Heaven gained a new angel yesterday. She is now in the arms of Jesus.

  • Hazel Parrish
    November 15, 2017

    I extend my deepest sympathy to Nancy’s family and close friends. She visited me in my home every Thursday. I will miss her. She taught me some terrific short cuts.

  • Beverly Shepard
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy will be sorely missed by her family the most, and by all sewers and embroiderers. I have watched and taped her TV shows for many years. My prayers and condolences to her family.

  • Rozetta Taylor
    November 15, 2017

    My prayers are with the Zieman family and her fan base. I became a fan as a small child because my mother watched her shows faithfully. Nancy’s fun personality and warm welcoming spirit made her fun to watch and her ease at giving instruction was amazing. Homes are blessed around the world with many items that she inspired others to make. Creativity at its finest. Memories will help the heart heal and loving thoughts will carry you through. God bless.

  • sharon l-s
    November 15, 2017

    Although expected based on Nancy’s retirement email, her passing is still too soon. Condolences and warm hugs and prayers to Nancy’s family and her television family. Nancy will live on in our hearts and memories and hopefully reruns of her show.

  • Cindy
    November 15, 2017

    I am so very sad to learn of Nancy’s passing.. I feel I’ve lost a friend.
    The family is in my thoughts and prayers.. Good bye Nancy.

    Sent with love

  • Brenda
    November 15, 2017

    May God bring only the best memories of Nancy to her family and friends, as well as the viewing community of Sewing with Nancy fans. This will be easy to do. She touched so many, changed so many lives, my own as well. I am so very sorry for her loss to this world, she made it a better place one stitch at a time, one show at a time. May her inspiration live on.

  • cathy e sutton
    November 15, 2017

    thank you Nancy. God bless you and your family

  • Ellen DeWolfe
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy has been the inspiration for many home sewers and quilters–saying Thank You to her family for sharing her all these years and Nancy proved that we can all OVER COME what ever life has for us with faith, family support and the care of friends near and far. Thank you for all the joyful time spent with you in your sewing room and the dreams of our next project to be made. God Bless —

  • Janis
    November 15, 2017

    My heart goes out to Nancy’s family and friends. She will be sorely missed. Nancy was such an integral part of the generations of sewers through the years. She will live with her smile and abundant knowledge of sewing. God bless Nancy!

  • Joan Wallrich
    November 15, 2017

    My heartfelt condolences for the Zieman family, Nancy’s family and friends and Nancy’s co-workers. May your faith help you during your grief and loss.
    I loved watching “Sewing with Nancy”, I learned so many skills from watching her and enjoyed her style of teaching.
    The sewing world has lost a pioneer, a friend and a teacher. She is already greatly missed.
    Joan Wallrich

  • Laura
    November 15, 2017

    The heavens received quite a gift yesterday, our teacher. Though I never met her I loved her and have such gratitude for the way she taught projects so clearly. Rest in peace, Nancy, although I just cannot picture your busy hands resting there in heaven. I bet you are already sharing your gifts with the other angels. Such a giving, loving, kind woman. You will be missed here on Earth, your energy, spirit and grace. Gone much too soon.
    May God comfort and bless her family during this difficult time.

  • Mary
    November 15, 2017

    My deepest condolences to Nancy’s family. Nancy was so kind and encouraging for both new and experienced sewers. I will miss my Saturday mornings with her- God bless and keep you in his loving arms Nancy.

  • Louise
    November 15, 2017

    A great heaviness is in my heart. You will be missed by so many. You have left such a great legacy. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with all.

  • MaryEllen
    November 15, 2017

    So sad to hear about Nancy who inspires the gift of giving to others in need along with her gift of teaching sewing to us all.
    My sympathies to her family and friends; may you all find peace.

  • Mary
    November 15, 2017

    I was so saddened when Nancy announced her retirement due to her health; happy that she was able to spend her last days with family; and dreading this day. Like prior posts, Nancy was my inspiration to try new things and do more! Her family can be consoled by the fact that she left such a marvelous mark on the world!!

  • Irene Dewar
    November 15, 2017

    So sad to hear this news. She was a great lady, so inspirational, caring and sharing. She will be greatly missed. She inspired and taught us all so much. My condolences to her family.

  • Faye Johnson
    November 15, 2017

    I am so sorry to see her go, she was like family. watched her every Sat. AM. I have learned so much from her. She was a blessing to the sewing world and all humanity. I pray for her friends and family. I have many of her books and patterns. She will be missed greatly.

  • christine
    November 15, 2017

    So So Sorry to hear Nancy lost her battle but she’ll be sewing up a storm with those Angel wings R I P

  • Joyce Schoonover
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy was such an inspiration. I couldn’t watch weekly but when I did I always learned something. Met Nancy at Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland and had my picture taken. A treasured picture. Not only an inspiration for so but how to give back through sewing. Thank you Nancy. You are missed. Praying for you and your family in their time of loss.

  • Randa Burkhead
    November 15, 2017

    My sincere sympathy to Nancy’s family and friends. She was a special person. I hope and pray the pain you are now feeling will soon be replaced with many happy memories.

  • Zina Hardy
    November 15, 2017

    Oh so sorry for the loss of our great teacher. My condolences to her family. She will definitely be missed.

  • Janet DeRyckere
    November 15, 2017

    No words can express our loss. Just know she will be remembered by so many she inspired with her talents and love of teaching. Our prayers are with her family. Remember the good times.

  • Lynda Adair
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy’s death will undoubtedly leave many devoted followers empty and sad. Her legacy will continue for generations of sewers who have learned so much from her, and will pass on the craft of sewing to others. Nancy was a remarkable woman, great teacher, and a television friend to us who looked forward to her shows. Thank you, God, for Nancy’s talent and the years of learning from the best! May God bless her family, coworkers, and fans during this time.

  • Debbie
    November 15, 2017

    I trust I will meet her in Heaven. For those of us who love fabric, sewing and quilting in all it’s forms, we will find each other again. Think of our beautiful craft rooms with every fabric and thread and tool imaginable. I’m sure the Lord has prepared a fabulous studio for Nancy since she loves these things so much and shared her gift with so many. She inspired me in so many ways. I was just thinking this morning that I should make so more little dresses for Africa. We will miss our dear Nancy so much. May God provide comfort to her family who will miss her most of all.

  • Ruchama Burrell
    November 15, 2017

    Like many others who have posted, I did not know Nancy personally, but she enriched my life immeasurably. She also increased my credit card balance over the years by introducing me to so many useful products, clever techniques, and lovely projects. The many “notions,” tools and books I have accumulated over the year I’ve “known” and loved Nancy will keep her memory sweet and fresh. And I will find a bittersweet pleasure in viewing her archived programs. May her family be comforted with all mourners of this world.

  • S.K.Smith
    November 15, 2017

    My sympathy to Nancy’s family, friends and co-workers, and fans on this tremendous loss. As we grieve let us celebrate a life well lived. Nancy’s creativity and talent has spanned the globe, and will continue to generations yet unborn. Thank God for this wonderful gift.

  • Mary
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy qualifies as a national treasure because she led us in making a house a home for about half a century. Nancy understood our dreams and aspirations, both big and small, and she showed us that one easy step at a time they were attainable.

  • Pamela McCandless
    November 15, 2017

    Tears!

  • Carol S Green
    November 15, 2017

    I am shocked and hurt! This was expected yet unexpected. I have watched Nancy for many years and have learned so much from her and her guests. I pray that it is well with her soul and that God will comfort and keep her family and friends now and in the future!

  • Ingrid Agering
    November 15, 2017

    Thank you for all the inspiration. I will miss you a lot!

  • Lynn Again
    November 15, 2017

    There was just no one else like her. Loved by everyone who met her and gifted with the strength and personality to change the world. Her loss is heartbreaking.

  • Judy
    November 15, 2017

    I am so sad about this news, even knowing it was coming.
    Nancy was such a joy to watch, She had been very helpful with my sewing through many years, and I really liked her shows. My thoughts are with her family today, I pray they will find some comfort in all those who wish to express their sorrow and know she was very important to so many people.

  • Penny L Keifer
    November 15, 2017

    I am so saddened by this words can do express, I send my thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. God Bless you all.

  • Jacqueline Bonnier
    November 15, 2017

    From far away (Belgium) I apreciated the work of Nancy Zieman. Loved her ! Deepest condolences to family. We will remember her !

  • Ann Coombs
    November 15, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy’s family & friends. I feel like she was a dear friend, even though we never met. I visited her store a few years ago with my husband (who surprised me with the trip there for our vacation that year). Nancy wasn’t in the store at the time, but I later received a very kind letter from her thanking me for my visit & expressing her disappointment at not having been there to meet a fan. I was so touched that someone like her would have taken time out from her busy day to write to me. I still have the letter which I framed & placed in my sewing room. It is one of my most cherished possessions. I watched her show every week for so many years (I still do). I actually credit Nancy with my ability to sew. I’ve learned just about all I know about the craft from her. I have quite a few of her VHS tapes & DVD’s, so I will be able to ‘watch’ her for years to come. God sent us all an angel in her, and now He has called her home to be with Him. I know she is smiling down on all of us who loved her from her heavenly sewing studio. May God richly bless her family at this very sad time in their lives. And may they be comforted to know that they are not alone in their grief; we, her fans, grieve with them.

  • Lisa Griffith
    November 15, 2017

    So sad to here this news, many prayers to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

  • beth d.
    November 15, 2017

    I will miss you dearly. I met her when she did a seminar at Covington, Louisiana, a couple of years ago. She was an amazing teacher and wonderful person to know. I have a picture of her with me that I will always treasure.

  • Ceci
    November 15, 2017

    Blessings and condolences to Nancy Zieman’s family. Thank you for sharing this wonderful human being with the rest of us. I’ve watched her show since the beginning. Her generosity and talent was always on display. My heart is heavy yet I celebrate her for everything she gave. She was a hero to me. Thank you, Nancy. You stitched us together with an enduring golden thread. Thank you.

  • Noreen
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy will be dearly missed. She was a wonderful inspiration and shared so much with the world. My heart goes out to her family and to all of us – her friends. Thank you, Nancy.

  • sue in CA
    November 15, 2017

    my heart hurts to hear of Nancy’ death .. blessings on her family in their time of grief.
    Nancy left a legacy that will last for years for those of us in the quilting community. She will be greatly missed but lovingly remembered

  • Eva Osmun
    November 15, 2017

    Although, I like mamy others did not know Nancy personally, she impacted on many of my sewing skills over the years. She was always so gentle in her videos but also so knowledgeable in many aspects of sewing. She will be missed. My Prayers for the family at this sad time.

  • Eva Osmun
    November 15, 2017

    Although, I like many others did not know Nancy personally, she impacted on many of my sewing skills over the years. She was always so gentle in her videos but also so knowledgeable in many aspects of sewing. She will be missed. My Prayers for the family at this sad time.

  • Beverly Ellis
    November 15, 2017

    As a sewer, teacher, and business owner, I have purchased and sold many of Nancy’s products since she started selling them. I have patterns, videos, and books that she authored. My heart goes out to the family. I was unaware that she was ill. Just last week I watched one of her TV programs and took notes to do the project in the near future. She definitely left a mark on the sewing world. Nancy will be missed and fondly remembered.

  • Bev
    November 15, 2017

    I watched sewing with Nancy all the time. If I wasn’t home to watch I taped it. It was the best sewing program, learned so much from her. She will be missed. Condolences to her family.

  • sharon currey
    November 15, 2017

    I loved to watch your videos Nancy, and learned much. You will be sorely missed by so many. A life well lived.

  • Nancy Sonleitner
    November 15, 2017

    To Nancy’s family, I am so sorry to learn of her passing on to the greater life. It is consoling to know she made a difference in millions of people’s lives and she will be remembered always. Her legacy of sewing and instruction will continue for years thanks to the many recordings over the years. Thank you for sharing her with us. I’ll miss her.

  • LaVonne Crouse
    November 15, 2017

    The passing of such a wonderfully talented lady breaks my heart. I have followed her through her tv shows, books and attending her seminars for years and years. So much so, that it feels like I have lost a dear friend. Prayers, love and peace for her family. She will be so missed!

  • Jody
    November 15, 2017

    What a huge hole Nancy leaves in so many ways. I have always been amazed at how much one can accomplish in a lifetime and Nancy surely has left her mark with her talent and kind spirit as seen on her show and how she shared her gifts. I, like many feel like I have lost a friend and fellow seamstress. Just seeing the pictures of the empty set makes my heart cry. I too have battled cancer twice and I pray peace for her family and close friends who will miss her each and every day. All my love and a heart full of thanks for all that Nancy has taught me through the years. Bye for now.

  • Sha-Leine
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy you will be missed! My condolences to your family-friends during this hard time! RIP

  • Jody
    November 15, 2017

    I have always been amazed at how much one can accomplish in a lifetime and Nancy surely has left her mark with her talent and kind spirit as seen on her show and how she shared her gifts. I, like many feel like I have lost a friend and fellow seamstress. Just seeing the pictures of the empty set makes my heart cry. I too have battled cancer twice and I pray peace for her family and close friends who will miss her each and every day. I woke up praying for her yesterday and have occasionally in the last couple months since reading her last blog post. I am inspired by her faith. All my love and a heart full of thanks for all that Nancy has taught me through the years. Bye for now.

  • Sharon Anderson
    November 15, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I watched her “Sewing with Nancy Show” faithfully on PBS every Saturday morning. She was a great teacher and she will be missed by many people.

  • Ann
    November 15, 2017

    So sad this morning hearing this news. I am such a fan and have learned so much from Nancy. She was the best teacher. I am a better quilter because of her. Heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends.

  • Rita
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy told us on air she was leaving the show because the cancer had come back and had spread. And she wanted to send time with her family. On Monday I went to her website for some reason and saw the episode on sewing with children. I thought what a treat for her granddaughters to be on the show with her. And later to have this episode to go back to and remember that time they were on Sewing With Nancy with their Grandmother and also the other families featured get to go back and see this episode also. Then the next day I get the news that she passed. Nancy you prepared us but death is hard to fathom for everyone. Thank you Nancy for changing my mind about sewing. For years I watched your show and thought sewing is fun and received many ideas for projects. Now in your honor my dear friend, I will sew, quilt and enjoy.

  • EMMY
    November 15, 2017

    HER FAITH WAS HER MOST IMPORTANT ASSET, THEN HER SEWING AND QUILTING. IT IS SAD TO KNOW THAT SHE WILL NO LONGER BE TEACHING US; I AM THANKFUL THAT SHE GAVE US SUCH A HUGE AMOUNT OF INSTRUCTION! THIS MORNING I WATCHED THE FIRST EPISODE ON ALTERING A PATTERN SO YOUR FINISHED GARMENT LOOKS GOOD WHEN YOU ARE DONE. I DO NOT REMEMBER SEEING THIS PROGRAM BEFORE.

  • Alanna Nelson
    November 15, 2017

    Condolences to Nancy’s family, friends and colleagues. Her entrepreneurial spirit inspired Wisconsin and beyond. I’m thankful for all of the inspiration she sparked, the tools shared and doors she opened to other sewers, quilters and makers.

    Let her example guide us all.

  • Terry Gibbs
    November 15, 2017

    My heart is heavy with this news. I have followed Nancy since the beginning of her show. I learned to alter patterns to fit. I gone thru several Pfaff machines and added a baby lock. Two years ago I was thrilled to get to her store in Beaver Dam and had my picture taken with her life size poster. It was a dream come thru. She has encouraged me and I will miss her.

  • Virginia
    November 15, 2017

    My sincere condolences to her family, friends and associates. She came into my life in 1982 and reawakened my love of sewing. She taught me so much and made it so easy for me to understand the process of sewing in order to achieve success. We have lost a great resource, friend, and icon. I send my prayers.

  • Carol Peebles
    November 15, 2017

    So very sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. My sincere condolences to he family, friends and coworkers. She was always such an inspiration not only with her sewing but how to overcome life’s obstacles with grace and courage. She will be missed.

  • Micki Armano
    November 15, 2017

    I was very saddened to hear the of the passing of Nancy. She was such an inspiration to me. She will be really missed.

  • Sara Ruth Coates
    November 15, 2017

    I have enjoyed spending Saturday mornings 6:00am with Nancy, She would get me so excited. Nancy will surely be missed. I know you are in a better place with no pain or cancer

  • Rebecca Monnin
    November 15, 2017

    So very sorry to learn of Nancy’s death. My deepest condolences to the family! She was a blessing in many ways. It’s said that God puts people in our lives and, I believe, He put Nancy in mine at just the right time. I watched her TV show from the very beginning in the early 80’s and was hooked by her manner, skill, and encouragement to sew. She renewed my interest in sewing and I’ll be forever grateful! Thank you to the Zieman Family for sharing such an amazing woman with the world!

  • Beth & George
    November 15, 2017

    We were so saddened to hear of Nancy’s passing. We spent many hours watching her show together & were inspired by her landscaping quilts & love of all. she will truly be missed. Go with God, Nancy, you have served him well.

  • Cindy K
    November 15, 2017

    My heart is broken from hearing this news. Nancy encouraged me and taught me more than she ever knew. And she did everything with poise and grace. She will forever be a shining star. My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.

  • Diane
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy you taught me the joy of sewing. RIP. You will be missed.

  • Teresa
    November 15, 2017

    I am just heart broken and shocked to hear of Nancy’s passing. Her note in Sept. and then so quickly she is gone. She contributed so much to the world of sewing. I hate to know we have lost her.

  • Sandy
    November 15, 2017

    RIP Nancy. You were truly an inspiration and certainly will be missed. This is truly a sad day.

  • Anna
    November 15, 2017

    Condolences to her family. Words can not describe the sadness I feel at the passing of Nancy. She made me feel like a friend although we never meet. I will continue to pray for her and her family each time I view Sewing with Nancy.

  • Elva Morales
    November 15, 2017

    Sincere condolences to Nancy’s family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I always thought of her as a very brave woman and an inspiration. I learned so much from her shows. May she rest in peace.

  • Cecilia
    November 15, 2017

    With heartfelt condolences to Nancy’s family. She was such an inspiration and sincere lady, which we all are going to truly miss. Her memory will be with me as I use the books, dvd’s, supplies, and many other items I use. May God comfort the family, such a hard time for them. God keep them strong to endure the time ahead, but know no more pain, and a new body she will have everyone in heaven stitching along with her. I love you Nancy, and many thanks for sharing your sewing skills with us, RIP.

  • Betsey Kuzia
    November 15, 2017

    I just saw the news and feel so sad. My sons grew up watching Nancy (with me) and one now has made 2 wedding quilts for friends! I’m hoping Nancy is in a better place, at peace, looking down at all of the folks she’s taught to sew or touched in some way. I met her years ago at an ASG convention and have our picture together. Will treasure that. A life lost way too early, my heart goes out to her family.

  • Joan
    November 15, 2017

    What? It can’t be; I’ve lost another, wonderful person. I’ve felt so connected with Nancy by watching her on Saturday mornings. Nancy visited our college about 20 years ago, truly enjoyed her sewing presentation, and short visit. God bless you and your family during this time of deep sorrow.

  • Dale Bona
    November 15, 2017

    Thank you Nancy for all of your inspiration, help lessons–a life well lived. You will be sorely missed-I watched you on a daily basis–it will leave a large gap here! Rest in peace–Sincere condolences to you family-

  • Lee
    November 15, 2017

    I guess the Heavenly Choir needed new robes for this year’s Christmas concert, and who better to design them? I know Heaven is as delighted to greet her as we are saddened to see her go.

  • Ann Hedington
    November 15, 2017

    I am saddened to hear of Nancy’s passing. I had hoped she’d have more time with her family. Like so many others, I didn’t know her personally, but felt so close after all the hours we spent “together”. I did have an opportunity to hear her speak at an event held by my local PBS station, WNEO 45-49 Kent OH; she gave hints and talked about what it was like to film the show. I don’t remember all that she talked about, but I remember it was funny! I still use her hints, and recently found a book of her hints at a book sale that I snapped up! Peace & comfort to all that knew her.

  • Mary Dyer
    November 15, 2017

    So sad, may she rest in peace. Nancy did so much for the sewing community but also to promote women in business and in leadership roles. She will continue to be inspiring to many! My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Natalia Altshuler
    November 15, 2017

    I am crying without stopping…
    O, Nancy, you will be missed…

  • Susan Weston
    November 15, 2017

    I discovered Nancys show years ago & I immediately developed a respect for her based how informative & interesting the show was. I read her biography as soon as it came out & I marveled at her strength of character & her drive. Nancy was one of a kind-so gracious, so humble and kind. I was lucky enough to talk with her several times-once at a quilt show in Lakeland Florida & then after her lectures at the Madison show. She always took time out to really talk to people & to ask questions. Her life was way to short & although heaven has gained an angel, I’m really sad that I won’t see her anymore. Thank you Nancy for being such an outstanding role model. My sincere condolences to her family & friends.

  • Debbie Yerga
    November 15, 2017

    My heart is aching….Nancy has been a part of my life for so long. What a wonderful, loving soul. Rest in peace. Sincerest condolences to Nancy’s family and friends. A truly remarkable woman who has left a great impact in the sewing/quilting/craft communities.

  • Maureen Alber
    November 15, 2017

    Like so many others I was so saddened to hear of the loss of precious Nancy. I love to sew and watched her on TV in Texas, while my kids were in school. She made sewing look so easy, and I learned so much from her, especially sewing for the home. Thank you, Nancy, for the many relaxing times of watching your beatiful sewing. I hate to think you are no longer here, but I’ll look for you in Heaven! I will miss you. May God comfort your loved ones and friends.

  • Sally
    November 15, 2017

    In 1991 our guild enjoyed a field trip to Nancy’s Notions with a presentation from Nancy and her team, a tour of the facility and of course shopping! The only way I could go on the trip was to bring my 3 month old son. Feeling tired, disheveled and up to my ears in responsibility I knew this trip was an important way to beat the new mom blahs so I pushed myself to go. What I remember most was Nancy’s kind personal attention to me and my baby. She shared that her family was soon expecting the arrival of a baby from overseas. I’ve often thought of Nancy’s sons since they are about the same ages as mine. Thank you Nancy for your kindness so many years ago when I really needed it!

  • D.
    November 15, 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear this. I pray God will comfort Nancy’s family and friends. She was such a kind person.

    I grew up watching Sewing With Nancy with my mom, and enjoyed it long before I learned how to sew. One of her books helped me so much when I started to sew garments.

    Mom passed away very suddenly recently. She had a few of Nancy’s books and even a binder with some of the old newsletters, and of course, some notions. One of the things that actually cheered me up a little (even though it also made me sad), when sorting through her things was finding a set of very cute & cheerful Springtime/Easter fabrics that she had ordered from Nancy’s Notions. When I’m not quite so sad, I intend to make something from it that will be a reminder of learning to sew with Mom, and Nancy.

  • Maureen Alber
    November 15, 2017

    I, too, am saddened by the loss of precious Nancy. I watched her on TV in the early 80s, while my kids were in school. She made sewing look so easy and I learned so much when she taught,’sewing for the home.’. What a wonderful lady! She will be missed, but I will meet you in Heaven. May God comfort her loved one and friends, especially in the hard days ahead.

  • sandra weinberg
    November 15, 2017

    so sorry to hear of Nancys death but I know she suffered a lot. we will miss her very much

  • Sherryl Doran
    November 15, 2017

    I am a relatively new fan of Nancy’s, but in the short time I have been watching her programs I feel like I have a sewing friend in her. I was especially touched by her courage to appear on national television. I feel I learned so much from her and from the guests she appeared with. So it was quite a shock to tune in to her program today and see the empty set and the memorial message. Hers was a life that truly touched so many people. May God give her soul rest.

  • Karen Brennan
    November 15, 2017

    My condolences to Nancy’s family, and to the entire quilting community. We will miss her greatly.

  • Jennifer Fried
    November 15, 2017

    Much Sympathy to Nancy’s Family. Nancy was such a bright star for all of us. Not only did her family lose a wonderful gal but also her sewing family. Nancy was such a dear talented friend to so many. With much Sympathy, Jennifer Fried

  • Chika
    November 15, 2017

    My condolences to Nancy’s family, friends and quilting community. She will be missed by all.

  • BevM
    November 15, 2017

    My sympathy to Nancy’s family. She was an inspiration to so many, and always appeared to be a lady and a Christian. Nancy will be greatly missed.

  • Charlene Fiumara
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy, you will be missed. RIP. My sympathies to the family.

  • Marilyn Dunstan
    November 15, 2017

    We have lost a great teacher. Heartfelt sympathy goes to all who knew her. She will be missed,

  • CINDY
    November 15, 2017

    I am severely heart broke.. my heart is heavy.. Nancy you are a “rare exquisite gem”…now like the many stars – your light will forever shine upon us.. thank you for the many wonderful “everything”. . may you rest in Peace. .God Bless your family and the many, many TV viewers whose lives you touched tenderly. . .You will be missed – but not forgotten; much love to you ~Cindy

  • Kathleen De Verville
    November 15, 2017

    In loving memory
    MessageI am so sorry to hear this sad News. I have followed Nancy since 2002 when I came off the road and got back into sewing. She was such an inspiration to me and such a big help with her tips and instructions. I will deeply miss her. Nancy has made a big influence on my life in the sewing sector. She sure has left one huge legacy in a lot of people’s lives. Please pass on my Prayers for her family for their loss, I will grieve with them. The industry has lost a beautiful soul.
    Kitt

  • Midje Kerr
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy was a great influence to me in my early sewing and quilting years. She deserves the greatest tributes we can offer because of her effective and beautiful way of teaching to both the beginner and the experienced seamstress. She is* truly one of the greatest influences for good in a sometimes tragic and confusing world. *Nancy’s work has always been, still is, and will continue to be one of the really good things in this world. It will assuredly continue, only more so, in the next. My deepest condolences to her family. She’ll be missed by millions around the world.

  • Emma Carpenter
    November 15, 2017

    I will surely miss you, Nancy. Thanks you for so, so much. This is a sad sad day. My condolences to the family and love ones.

  • Penny
    November 15, 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Though I didn’t know her, I felt as though I did from watching Sewing With Nancy since the ’80s. I haven’t seen all the shows, but most of them, and I learned a lot from her. My condolences to her family and close friends, and may you all be comforted and as blessed as she was talented.

  • Karen Berridge
    November 15, 2017

    I woke to my alarm yesterday so I could watch Sewing with Nancy at 6 am. I spent a good part of the afternoon watching her videos The Easiest Way to Sew. I cried when the email arrived telling us of Nancy’s death. We shall so miss her – her talent, her humor, her teaching and her sharing. Prayers to all who loved her.

  • Jackie Sorich
    November 15, 2017

    To Nancy’s family, friends and those of us who knew her through PBS, patters and the Nancy’s Notions Shop=
    I send love, tears and many thanks. Nancy was kind, helpful, inspiring, a great teacher and made my life better with her DVDs, books, instruction and information about ways to help others with our sewing skills. I hope her legacy continues, much good came from Nancy’s kind heart. I am so sad to learn of her passing.
    With love,
    Jackie Sorich

  • Sunni
    November 15, 2017

    My world became darker and sad at the loss of Nancy Zieman. Nancy brought a ray of sunshine to her viewers and a genuine smile when meeting face to face. She did so much for others. You taught us well. I’ll never forget her Mother’s advice, which Nancy carried on, “sew press, sew press”. R I P Nancy. Condolences to your loved ones.

  • Barbara
    November 15, 2017

    Sincere condolences for the loss of a wonderful and talented woman. By watching her I returned to sewing. I have taped her shows for years to be sure to get every tip and hint she gave out. I took a class of hers at the sewing expo in Lakeland Florida. She was awesome. She will be missed by all.

  • Patricia Mahlik
    November 15, 2017

    So saddened with the news of Nancy’s passing. Always looked forward to watching her show; I learned so much. She seemed like a beautiful woman to have for a friend. My condolences to Nancy’s family and friends. May God Bless.

  • Patricia Gabhart
    November 15, 2017

    My heart is saddened at the lost of such a great lady. She was such a inspiration to so many people in many ways. We have been blessed throughout the years to have had her to share her wealth of knowledge and make sewing and crafting so desirable and fun. She is now in the arms of her Savior, Jesus, where she is pain-free and rejoicing for eternity. I am praying for Nancy’s family as they grieve their loss.

  • Cindy
    November 15, 2017

    I have enjoyed Nancy’s broadcasts for decades, & I am saddened by her passing. She was a talented, classy woman, whose warmth & serenity came through the screen. Prayers for her family, as they continue without her.

  • patricia crocker
    November 15, 2017

    there are not words to say how I feel this loss. I am glad she isn’t suffering any longer. I hope the grief of the family eases for them. I was fortunate to get to visit with her several times at our quilt expo in Washington state, what grace! I have been a fan from the very beginning of her tv programing. I have lost a friend and fellow sewists. She will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Nancy and bless the family with peace. Thank You for all you did for us.

  • JANET Burtt
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy I am going yo miss you so very much. Watching you brought out the sewing spark back in me or those so many years ago I began machine embroidery because of you as well as kept my quilting love alive. I really don’t know if II will ever sit at any of my sewing or embroidery machines and not shed a tear for you. You were like a friend to me and so many others. May you rest in peace and my heartfelt condolences to your family.

  • Sheryl Gledhill
    November 15, 2017

    What a sad loss loss of a very special talented lady. I have been enjoying her mystery block of the month and love her books. My condolences to her family and friends.

  • Jann
    November 15, 2017

    There is an old saying that says it is not how long we live but how we live that matters. Nancy lived so well and touched thousands and thousands of lives! She was a dear woman and will be greatly missed by family, friends, and those of us fortunate enough to have been touched by her shows as she taught us how to sew, quilt, and touch others with our talents. My prayers are with her family, close friends, and all those who worked with her. May God’s peace be with you during this time of loss.

  • Kelle
    November 15, 2017

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to Nancy’s family. I met her a few times at WI Quilt Expo, and was always in awe! She’s a sewing/quilting celebrity for sure. Will miss her deeply.

  • Cindy
    November 15, 2017

    RIP Nancy. My sincerest Sympathy to the Family. They must have been so proud of all she accomplished throughout her life. She was a great inspiration to me. I have learned SO much from her throughout the decades I watched. I will miss her!

  • Joyce
    November 15, 2017

    I always thought of Nancy as a good friend who showed up in my living room every single Saturday morning. She didn’t care whether I was still in my PJ’s, eating breakfast, having that first cup of coffee or that the room was a mess from the night before. She had things to tell me and stuff to show me and I loved every minute of it. And when she was done I learned something and my day was brighter. We will meet again around that great quilt frame in heaven but until then, thank you Nancy for so many years of friendship even though we never met. Thanks for all you gave and all that your talent and patient teaching will continue to give. We will all miss you terribly, until then.

  • Mo L
    November 15, 2017

    Prayers to Nancy’s family, it is such a wonderful thing that she was a pioneer in the medium, that her grandchildren will view the beautiful legacy that she shared with all of us.

    • Janice Selden
      November 15, 2017

      Our eyes never met, our hands never touched, yet I’m feeling that I’m already missing you so much. I learned many techniques that your talent lovingly speared, watching you on my tv was like having you right here. I never once witnessed you to anger, or complain, nor have I even noticed the depth of your trials and your pain. I’m sad to know you took your final bow, and to know I can’t look for you to enlighten the huge sewing crowd. Now I wonder if your shoes can ever be refilled, but I know for sure you won’t have to take another pill. When the Son sets you free, you are free indeed, you are now in the presence of the Lord, and absent from your ailing body. So with that Nancy, I’m starting to feel relief, knowing for sure you’re with Him, resting in His peace. “Good-bye for now.” Your gazillion and one fan, Janice

  • Mildred Hernandez
    November 15, 2017

    So sad to hear the news on Nancy’s passing. I’ve watched her since my daughter was little. I watched her every Wednesday and Saturday in N.Y. I learned a lot from her. She will be missed. My condolences to her family.

  • Dale Ricklefs
    November 15, 2017

    Ordered from Nancy Zieman’s as soon as she started her business, visited the store about 20 years ago, and heard her speak at the Modern Quilt Guild meeting in Austin, Texas. Own about 60% of the videos and books. She was a great teacher and seemed to be very encouraging to guests and students alike. Very sad. Her autobiography was also great to read. A great leader for how women, in the 1970s, succeeded even if there were some stumbling blocks. Thank you , Nancy, and God bless.

  • Teresa
    November 15, 2017

    My deepest condolences to Nancy’s family. You are in my prayers.

    I have such fond memories of watching her show as a child and I am sure she has touched many lives that will continue for years…
    What a wonderful thing she has shared with so many.

    May God’s peace be with you.

  • June Hildebrand
    November 15, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. My 3:00 a.m. sewing friend is gone, but not what I learned from her. My Singer sewing machine collection will always be a reminder of the good she did. Every time I uncover my machine I think of her. Her books are ever ready to give me solutions to sewing problems. My condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of my unmet friend. May she rest in peace and never be forgotten.

  • Miki Charlton
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy has been one of my ‘family’ for over 30 years. I’m going to miss her so much. Her inspiration and lessons and ‘how toes’ will remain via video and memory, but oh so sad.

    How gracious she always was, with her guests, customers at quilt shows and everyone.

    my sincere sympathy for her family, she was a treasure

  • Berenice
    November 15, 2017

    I have never had the honor of meeting Nancy but have spent many an afternoon with her. The joy in her soul and her love of the Lord shone in her eyes. I just know she has a bunch of angels lined up showing them how to quilt or sew or make bags or do something cool with squares and triangles. She will be very missed!

  • Ruth L
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy Zieman has been an inspiration to me. I have learned so much from her television show and her books and she will be dearly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends as they remember and celebrate the life of this precious woman.

  • Denise Powers Fabian
    November 15, 2017

    Oh Nancy ~ in these days when home garment sewing is becoming an extinct art, you ALWAYS inspired me to keep my machine out and continue this craft (even as local fabric shops are being eaten up). You were so special…and my mother who is in heaven loved you too!

  • teresa gulley
    November 15, 2017

    So sad to hear this!! My Mom and I used to watch her on our local PBS channel for years!! And she always had the best tips! Will surely miss her!! Peace to her family and lots of prayers!

  • Lisa
    November 15, 2017

    One of the most fun and entertaining seminars that I’ve ever been to was the one that Nancy did nearby in Rogers, AR. She spoke about sewing, tools/tips, and her show, and her sense of humor was awesome. That was a fun side that most people didn’t get to see on the show itself, when she had to be mostly ‘serious.’ Nancy pioneered sewing instruction, and there are so many of us who will be forever grateful for her knowledge and perseverance. I have read her book, and the fact that she accomplished much of it while dealing with health issues throughout her life is inspirational. She will be missed so much. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

  • Colleen
    November 15, 2017

    To Nancy’s family, thank you for sharing her with us. My condolences to you.
    Nancy’s inspiration will be seen for generations to come. She was one of the few women of her era to stand up start her own business,and become very successful. She will be admired by many to come.

  • Elaine
    November 15, 2017

    So sad to hear of this news! Thank you Nancy for all that you shared and taught us!

  • Patricia B
    November 15, 2017

    I will so miss her grounded, talented, creative approach to sewing and teaching. Nancy was my second sewing teacher after my mother and I am a better sewist for it. I also admired her strength, humility, and spirituality. My deepest sympathies to her family.

  • marilyn norton
    November 15, 2017

    My prayers go out to Nancy’s family. She was such a sweet lady. I had the honor of speaking with her several times during the years she would come to the Sewing Expo in Puyallup. She was ALWAYS a very classy lady. God Bless her on
    her journey home. The television sewing industry has lost a truly remarkable woman.

  • LuAnn
    November 15, 2017

    I am just so sad. So many wonderful things and memories have already been shared I feel I have nothing left to contribute but want to express my grief and sadness to friends and family since Nancy touched so many lives. It is beyond verbal expression. LuAnn

  • Barbara A Merritt
    November 15, 2017

    I do not have enough words to say how sorry I am about Nancy passing. My sincere and deepest condolences to her family and friends. I have watched Sewing with Nancy for years and have most of her books, DVDs, and several VHSs. I learned much from watching her show and felt she was like a friend. Realy wish I could have met her in person. Rest in peace Nancy. May God bless your family during this hard time.

  • Sara Woods
    November 15, 2017

    A true loss of a sweet lady who will be missed

  • Susan Thomson
    November 15, 2017

    My sincere sympathy to Nancy’s Family and friends. I was so sad to hear of her death. While I never met her, I felt she was my friend. I would watch her show every morning @ 8:00 am while I drank my coffee. .I learned so much from her. I will miss her.

  • Cindy
    November 15, 2017

    To start an extremely successful business with t.v., videos, Internet, book and workshop author, speaker, inventor, spotlighting charities, add in raising a family…and she started it from her kitchen table! Who does that? Look at all of us who are in awe of her, thanking her, crying our hearts out, missing her already. Highest level of a human in my book.

  • Diane
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy Zieman was an inspiration as a woman in business and a fantastic teacher. My deepest sympathy to her entire family.

  • Shawn
    November 15, 2017

    My sincerest condolences to Nancy’s family. I pray for God’s peace and strength at this difficult time. Nancy was a wonderful inspiration to so many. Not only inspiring others to sew, but to sew to give. She will be dearly missed.

  • Susan
    November 15, 2017

    So sad. I feel like I lost a close friend even though I never met Nsncy in person. Such a difference she made in so many lives.
    Sending thoughts of comfort for family and friends.

  • Jacky
    November 15, 2017

    Thoughts and prayers for Nancy family.. i learned alot from her.

  • Donna Viar
    November 15, 2017

    Nancy introduced me to sewing some 42 years ago on the only sewing program on tv at that time. Through her teaching I developed a love of sewing that will last in me for the remainder of my life. I have many videos, books, and things from her store that I reference many times. My prayers go with the family as we share in your loss.

  • Margaret Daniel
    November 15, 2017

    I had an opportunity to meet Nancy when I took one of her classes here locally. She was a very special lady who shared her love of sewing with so many of us who watched her on the PBS station for so many years. She will be missed. May the peace that passes all understanding comfort her family. You are in our prayers.

  • Carol Stephenson
    November 15, 2017

    I am so sorry. Cancer is a terrible disease but she apparently fought with all she had. Although I never met her, we did some personal emailing years ago when I commented on a TV program of hers. It seems that she was not only a consummate professional, but an ethical, moral, loving person. I pray that her family and her colleagues will be comforted in their loss.

  • Rosemarie smith
    November 15, 2017

    My heart is broken. I’m so so sorry. What a wonderful person she was. I have watched her from the early years. I will keep her family in my thoughts, You had a wonderful mother and wife.

  • Nancy Brown
    November 15, 2017

    My heart is heavy. I learned to sew in 4-H, but I have been instructed and inspired by Nancy Zieman since I was a young wife and mom to three daughters. I will forever be touched by her talent, her humility, and her faith. May Perpetual Light shine upon her.