Nancy Zieman Pillow Challenge Winners

Blooming Beauty | Winner | 2015 Nancy Zieman Pillow Challenge

Nancy Zieman Pillow Challenge Winners

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Thank you to all who participated in this year’s first annual Pillow Sewing Challenge. I am happy so many of you decided to enter the challenge. Each participant was asked to sew and submit up to four pillow projects.  The challenge includes over 220 entries and over 8,300 votes were cast.

Blooming Beauty | Winner | 2015 Nancy Zieman Pillow Challenge

Be on the lookout for another exciting sewing challenge later this spring.

Today we announce the five prize winners who were selected based on YOUR votes. Congratulations are in order for these top five pillow creators who gained the most votes through our week-long online voting:

You will be contacted with prize details, via email, by one of my team members.



First Place Winner: Bloomin’ Beauty

A Bundle of Products from Pellon, $115 value! 

Pellon Prize Pack for Nancy Zieman's 2015 Pillow Challenge

Second Place Winner: Butterfly

Madeira Aerofil 18 count thread pack, $60 value from MadeiraPlus, a Pellon Pillow Insert!  Madeira Aerofil 18-count Thread Pack

Third Place Winner: Garden Girl

The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew book & DVD from Nancy’s Notionsvalue of $34.98. Plus, a Pellon Pillow Insert! 
The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Book and DVD by Nancy Zieman

Fourth Place Winner: Charming Petals

Fabric Bundle from Riley Blake Designs, $25 value. Plus, a Pellon Pillow Insert!
Riley Blake Designs Fat Quarter Pack as seen on Nancy Zieman's Blog

Fifth Place Winner: Color Connections

Hobo Tote Template from Clover, $19.95 value. Plus, a Pellon Pillow Insert! 
Nancy Zieman's Hobo Tote Bag Template Collection by Clover
Each Pillow Sewing Challenge prize winner (above) will receive a Pellon® HomeGoods Decorative Pillow Insert, 16″ x 16″. Value $10.99

Pellon Decorative Pillow Insert

Thank you to our sponsors!

Pellon interfacings and battings

Madeira Threads

Bye for now,

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  • Margaret C.
    March 17, 2015

    Great contest. There must be a sub text here…a deep desire for spring.

  • Anita D.
    March 17, 2015

    What a talented group of people; congratulations, not only to the five top winners, but to all who participated. Very inspirational!

  • Debe
    March 17, 2015

    Haha, my thoughts exactly Margaret! It is like spring here in Alberta right now, but apparently not in the East with all the snow they are getting. I actually wouldn’t mind some of it as cross country ski season was over early, so guess I sew :).

  • Martie in CA
    March 17, 2015

    I think that the winning pillow is lovely!! Looks like the first and third place winners are the same sewist. Pretty awesome!!

  • Belinda K-N
    March 17, 2015

    I am over-the-moon to have two pillows in the top five – thank you so much to all the voters and those who have posted kind comments. I would also like to thank Nancy for hosting such a wonderful contest and for being an amazing virtual mentor!

  • Jennifer Fried
    March 17, 2015

    Dear Nancy,
    Enjoyed all the pretty pillows. Everyone showed off their great talents. Congrats to the winners !
    Sew impressed,

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